Spanning over 339-acres, the Kinzua Bridge State Park is home to a huge array of wildlife, terrain, and activities for visitors to enjoy. And best if all, your dog is invited to explore this furbulous green space with you!
Got a pup who lives to hike? Check out the park's two pawrific trails, the 1.6 mile General Kane Trail which loops through hardwood forests, and the more challenging 0.4 mile Kinzua Creek Trail which is for the more experienced hikers in the pack and leads to a spot under the Skywalk for incredible pictures of Kinzua Creek Valley. Plus, a portion of the Knox and Kane Rail Trail runs through Kinzua Bridge State Park for hikers and bikers, but be sure to practive proper trail etiquette and make way for those on wheels.
Nature lovers can enjoy pawmazing scenic views of Kinzua Gorge from the Skywalk, a refurbished railway, and there's tables, grills and pavilions near the Visitor Center for a lovely outdoor picnic.
If hunting is in your interest, the park has dedicated 275 acres to hunting and trapping during certain seasons based on species type. Training hunting dogs is also allowed in certain areas from the day after Labor Day to March 31st. Since state lands are carefully managed, allowances vary from year to year. Information is available at the park's visitor center or through your local licencing office.
And if you've got a snow dog, they may love to tag alongside you while you snowshoe throughout the trails in the winter months. Snowshoes are available at the Visitor Center with a valid driver's license.
Your dog can tag along throughout the outdoor areas of the park, but must remain leashed at all times. Be sure to bring enough water to share, and always have clean-up bags on hand to ensure nothing gets left behind. Visiting pooches should also be licensed and fully vaccinated. Also note that while the park itself is open from dawn to dusk year round, the Visitor Center and Park Office changes hours seasonally.
For a adventure that's sure to gain two paws up, plan a trip to the Kinzua Bridge State Park with your dog today!
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