New Hampshire's state park system is home to a plethora of spectacular sites. Pillsbury State Park may not be one of the best known of all the parks in this part of the world, but this hidden gem is still well worth a visit for dog lovers and their furry friends.
Located in Washington, this rustic and heavily wooded campground features a number of ponds and wetlands. With such diverse habitat on offer, it's home to a wide variety of wildlife, including everything from moose to loons.
The headwaters of the Ashuelot River are located within the park, and it's a popular destination for keen anglers. Canoe and kayak rentals are available for those keen to get out on the water.
If you'd prefer to stay on dry land, a large network of hiking and mountain bike trails traverse the park. Pillsbury State Park actually forms an important link in the Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway, a 51-mile hiking trail that stretches from Mount Monadnock to Mount Sunapee.
If you're planning on staying a while, the Pillsbury State Park campground is open for reservable stays from Memorial Day weekend until Columbas Day weekend. The campground is primitive, with pit toilets and no showers and offers a total of 41 campsites. Eleven of those sites are remote and can only be accessed by canoe or on foot.
Pets are welcome on all campsites and throughout the park. However, you'll need to take care to follow all the relevant rules and regulations when camping with your dog. These include keeping your pooch on a leash of six feet or less, and cleaning up after them whenever necessary.
If you're searching for a remote and ruggedly beautiful camping spot where pets are welcome, add Pillsbury State Park to your list of must-visit destinations. It's a paw-some spot to embark on an outdoor adventure with your canine companion.