The town of Stamford lies 75 miles southeast of the state capital of Albany, and still retains its charming, historic community spirit. Welcoming to all, this once-resort community established in the late 1800’s, now enjoys its residential distinction. Should you require care for Fido, visit the Grand Gorge Animal Hospital in the nearby town of Grand Gorge, just 7 miles southeast of Stamford, to treat any maladies they might encounter.
Chock full of outdoor fun, visit the historic district of Stamford, for a walkabout with Fido. For some natural green space, take your pup to the Indian Trail Park Dog Park. Off leash fun abounds here, and afterwards, you can enjoy the park’s sports courts, playground for the kiddies, and swimming pool for people!
Take your fur-ever friend for a walk on one of the three Stamford trails. Hop on the Bushnellville Creek or Buttermilk Trail for a quick 5-minute walk around a waterfall. Or begin on the Catskill Scenic Rail Trail which offers you and Fido a whopping 19-mile adventure. Be sure to keep your fur-ever friend on leash.
Whatever you decide to do, Stamford is your ticket to pawtastic pup-friendly fun!
The Relay State Forest, in the village of Hobart, 4 miles southwest of Stamford, features 1276 acres of outdoor bliss for you and your pawtastic friend. You can hike wherever you like on this property since no trail designations are in place, meaning you can design your own adventure here with your fur-ever friend. Although horseback riders and mountain bikers use this area too, Fido can also remain off leash throughout. For an overnighter, pitch a tent at a spot of your choosing. Visit here in winter for pup-tastic snowshoeing, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing fun!
The Mine Kill State Park, in the West North Blenheim neighborhood, in the town of North Blenheim, lies 11 miles northeast of Stamford, offers 500 acres in the Schoharie Valley. Located on the Blenheim-Gilboa Reservoir, a fully-stocked fishing adventure is waiting for you and your pawtastic pup. They will be most impressed if you catch some trout for dinner. You can put in your boat here and go for a ride, or hike on their 8 miles of trails. Take the Long Path Hiking Trail to the bottom of Mine Kill Falls. Your pup is welcome throughout on leash.
The West Prattsville neighborhood of the town of Prattsville, 13 miles southeast of Stamford, is waiting for you and your pup to enjoy the Prattsville Town Green. Take your pawtastic pup for a walk along the paved paths which meander throughout and sit for a while on the park benches. Watch the kiddies have fun on the playground built as a tree house! There is plenty of shade to be had here to keep you and Fido cool in the shade, and it is a great place to share a picnic lunch. Restrooms are on-site and don’t forget mutt mitts.
Pack up your pup and head to the Clapper Hollow State Forest, 7 miles north of Stamford, in the North Jefferson neighborhood of the town of Jefferson. You will never run out of things to do on these 818 acres of forest. Hike on the 8 miles of groomed trails, which cross-country skiers enjoy in the winter months. Take a lunch to share at the overlook of the pond. Backcountry camping is allowed for those adventure-seeking people and pups. And check out the Clapper Hollow Brook for award-winning trout fishing! Bring plenty of water for this rustic day together.
Burnt-Rossman Hills State Forest in the town of Summit, 15 miles north of Stamford, offers an amazing, pup-friendly, 10,000 acres of outdoor adventure for you and your pawtastic friend. This is a hiking extravaganza which is frequented by visitors wanting to walk to Looking Glass Pond. Besides the miles of trails within this forest, you can also catch Long Path which runs for 350 miles from the state of New Jersey right through Burnt-Rossman! Camping is popular here, so be sure to bring all necessary supplies for you and Fido to enjoy the outdoors together.