Located on the lake, the town of Lake George in New York is a historical and cultural place with old forests and picturesque mountain views. Lake George is an extremely nice and convenient place to visit with your pup; apart from the dog-friendly beach, park, and a number of shops, and eateries, there are also 15 veterinary clinics in the cities and towns surrounding Lake George.
Once you are in town, get ready for big splashes! Lake George’s Beach is an incredibly dog-friendly place to bring Fido for a day of fun and hours of swimming paired with picnicking afterward. Your pooch will love walking along the shoreline and exploring the beautiful meadow nearby. Do take some floatable toys and water with you to make most of the day.
Want to get to know the city with your mutt? Lake George Cruises, based in the city center, is a unique (and convenient) solution for every dog owner. Dogs are welcome to join their masters on the one-hour sightseeing tour to enjoy the weather and views of tranquil bays, secluded islands, and multi-million-dollar mansions. Make sure to keep your pup on leash at all times. Thinking about staying here for a few days? There are plenty of dog-friendly hotels and cottages available for rent.
Adirondack Northway takes its roots in the city center and stretches far south outside the town area, up to the Lake George Recreation Area. Your pooch will naturally love Lake George Dog Park, located next to the soccer fields and across from several shopping and dining spots. The park is free to visit and has two separate areas for small and large breeds. There is some agility equipment on the playground for especially active buddies, but if you want to do some serious training with your lovely mutt, do take your own toys. Don't forget to bring some water with you!
Accessible only by boat, the dog-friendly Turtle Beach, located on the very northern tip of Long Lake, is a pawesome place to bring Fido for adventure. Your pup will love the vast, unspoiled coastal paradise, with its nice, sandy beach and beautiful wild nature along the coast. This is the best option for a weekend or a long vacation for both of you. There aren't very many facilities nearby, like shops or eateries, but your pal certainly won't mind that. There also isn't a lifeguard here, so make sure your pup is fully equipped for the adventure with water and some snacks. Be sure to take a leash, too, so you can enjoy a walk along the water's edge with your best fur-iend.
Moreau Lake State Park, bordered by Hudson River to the west and the town of Fortsville to the east, is an extensive recreational area offering a number of outdoor activities such as hiking, swimming or camping with the pooch at your side. The rules are simple: your mutt should be kept on a leash while both of you explore the area. This also applies to the hiking trails, which range from easy to moderate difficulty. There is also a separate picnic area for dog owners. Make sure you supervise your mischievous friend while he swims in the special area located away from the beach.
While travelling via John Brown Road, you'll find an amazing historic site and a beautiful farm (which is also dog-friendly!) located between Lake Placid and North Elba. Behind the farmhouse, you will find a number of easy trails starting at the edge of the field. Bring your pooch to explore the quaint and cozy area and enjoy the nice walk provided by a small hiking trail adjacent to the farm’s terrain. This is an easy, flat hike that goes around in a circle through woods, and is suitable even for the least active and ill-prepared pooches! (Do bring some water along, though, as well as doggie waste bags.)
If an easy hiking experience is something that doesn't impress your pup anymore, it's probably time for a real challenge! Gear your pup up for a great adventure with miles of hiking trails and challenging peaks in West Wilmington. Hikes here range from moderate to high difficulty. Enjoy the feeling of thrilling excitement while hiking up the main route to the top of Whiteface Mountain. This hike is more than 5 miles long with an elevation gain almost 4,000 feet! Are you and your pup ready to conquer the New York’s fifth highest mountain so you can enjoy the breathtaking views of untouched nature you'll see from the top?