Canoe-Picnic Point State Park offers a secluded pet-friendly camping experience in New York's Thousand Islands region. Situated on Grindstone Island in the St. Lawrence River, this 70-acre park is pawfect if relaxation is high on your list of priorities.
Before going any further, we should point out that this park is only accessible by boat, so you'll either need to rent a boat nearby or bring your own. Wellesley Island and Grass Point State Park are the best access points. While this boat-only requirement is a drawback for some visitors, it does help to ensure that the campground is a quiet and peaceful place.
It's also a place where dogs are welcome! Your pooch will need to be kept on a leash of six feet or shorter, and you'll need to clean up after your pet whenever required. Please note that a two-pet maximum applies per site.
The Canoe-Picnic Point State Park campground lies in a grassy, wooded area with level sites. If you don't feel like pitching a tent on one of the 25 campsites, there are five pet-friendly cabins with their own toilet, sink, and fridge.
The campground is open from late May to early September, but some sites may open later or close ahead of these dates. Prime boat dockage is $19 overnight and campsites cost $23 a night, while a stay in a cabin will set you back $73.50 a night.
Just a short walk from the campsites and cabins lies the appropriately named Picnic Point, where you'll find a gazebo, waterfront cooking facility, and boat dock. There are 48 boat slips available and impressive fishing nearby, as well as plenty of protected spots if you just want to drop anchor and go for a swim.
Apart from that, the main thing to do is relax and spend some quality time with your pooch. Sounds pretty grrr-eat to us!