Around 80 miles from New York City, you will find the furiendly village of New Paltz. This village is located in Ulster County, and tourists love to visit for all the biking and hiking opportunities out in nature; this is sure to be a highlight for your furry friend too! In case of emergency, there are three veterinary clinics and animal hospitals in New Paltz.
Do you and your pup love to explore new places together? Then be sure not to miss the pawsome Nyquist-Harcourt Wildlife Sanctuary when you are in New Paltz! Your pooch will have a ball out on the sniff-tastic trails and prairies, while you can enjoy beautiful views of the mountains and Wallkill River. There is no better place in this puptown for a quiet retreat and to get back to nature!
After all that exercise, you are bound to be hungry. In New Paltz, you can enjoy a puptastic choice of dog friendly cafes and restaurants so you don’t have to leave your pooch at home. The Mudd Puddle serves up some delicious breakfast and lunch dishes, while the outdoor seating is perfect for your pup to watch the world go by. In addition, the Upstairs on 9 Café is a nice hangout where you can enjoy tasty soups, sandwiches, salads and seafood. Your pup can sit with you at one of the outdoor tables and admire the views of the mountains!
In New Paltz, you are never too far away from a dog friendly eatery! Now you can satisify your growling stomach at the Main Course Marketplace, which serves up some delicious street food, sandwiches and seafood, just to name a few. Since there are five pet friendly tables here, your pooch is welcome to join you outdoors for some fresh air. If you like craft beer, then you will love Schatzi’s Pub & Bier Garden. This is a pawsome place to sit back and enjoy some beer and pub grub while your pooch naps at your feet on the outdoor patio!
For a fun day out in New Paltz, you have got to visit Robibero Family Vineyards. This is a pawsome place for wine lovers, with the oppawtunity to taste wine and explore the vineyard. What’s more, pups are welcome to join you on leash! If you need a place to stay when you are visiting New Paltz, be sure to check in to the Mountain Meadows B&B. You can enjoy a comfortable stay here with your pooch if he weighs up to 30 Ibs, and if you pay an additional fee per night. Be sure to book your room in advance to avoid disappointment!
If it is a nice day in New Paltz, a puptastic place for a day out has got to be the Mohonk Preserve. Here you can explore 8,000 acres of stunning forests, beautiful cliffs and peaceful streams with your furry friend by your side. The Mohonk Preserve Trail is around 7.5 miles long and offers a sniff-tastic retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. All pooches are welcome in Mohonk Preserve, as long as they remain on leash. You do have to have a membership to visit Mohonk Preserve, which can be completed online, by phone or in person.
Only six miles east of New Paltz in nearby Highland, you can find the pawsome Illinois Mountain Park. Here you have the oppawtunity to go on an adventure with your pup, with sniff-tastic trails through the oak and hickory forest, and wetlands. This is a great place to spot wildlife, as well as enjoy the scenic views. Another puptastic place to exercise and expend some excitable pup energy is the Hudson Valley Rail-Trail. This is 3.6 miles long and boasts enjoyable forest strolls over the Black Creek, and under two pawsome stone-arch bridges. Be sure to bring some water for your panting pup on your travels! To stop for the night when you are in the area, check out Americas Best Value Inn. Here you can bring two pups weighing up to 40 Ibs for only a small additional fee per night.
For some exercise with your pooch, head to the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail in Gardiner. Here you can join this scenic old railroad and explore over 20 miles with your furry friend by your side. You can enjoy stunning views of forests, wetlands and hillsides on your way, which eventually leads to New Paltz. Another puptastic place to go in this puptown has got to be Wrights Farm. Here you can enjoy a family day out, with apple picking and homemade pies and donuts, plus your furry friend can come along for the fun too; what could be better?