Featured Story: Summer Fun With Your Dog. By: Shannon

When the weather is warm we all love to be outside doing fun activities, and often we want to bring our dogs along. We all love local dog parks, but here are some cool and fun things you can do this Summer with your dog! From wine tasting, to “Yappy Hour,” and some great outdoor adventures too! We’ve got something for everyone. Enjoy! (If you want a list of dog friendly beaches, check out our Barkworthy article)

Dog Friendly Wine Tasting? Yes, please!

Martha Clara Vineyards – Riverhead NY
Leashed dogs are welcome on the grounds and in the tasting room. Keep up with the vineyard in the Spring when they have special events for dogs!

Duckwalk Vineyards – North & South Fork Locations
Dogs must be leashed in the tasting room but can pretty much roam the grounds.

Prefer Beer over Wine?
Not a problem!

Montauk Brewing Company – Montauk, NY
The tasting room is open Saturdays and Sundays and dogs are welcome. You can sample all four beers on tap while your dog hangs out with you.

Who doesn’t love “Yappy Hour”?

Yappy Hour at Wonder Bar – Asbury Park, NJ
Enjoy an off beach fenced area with your dog. They even have specific days for small dogs only. Your dog can socialize, swim in pools and hang in the shade while you enjoy $3 Yuenglings. For more information go to their Facebook page.

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Before heading out to these spots, make sure your dog is up to date on flea/tick preventative.

Adirondacks Mountains: Trek up to the small town of Keene Valley for a weekend in the High Peaks of the Adirondacks. Stay at the rustic Rooster Comb Inn which takes dogs for a $15 fee per night and is just minutes from the easy-to-moderate 2.5 mile Rooster Comb trailhead. Your dog will lead the way on an easy jaunt to the summit. After, go for a cool down swim with dog at Mirror Lake just 15 miles north in Lake Placid.

Harriman State Park: Just an hour drive from NYC brings you to Harriman State Park, where leashed dogs are welcome throughout all 200 miles of hiking trails. Try the Island Pond loop for an easy-to-moderate 4 hour hike with ample opportunity for “stealth” swim breaks.

Cornish Estate Trail, Cold Spring, NY: This 4.5 mile trail in Cold Spring’s Hudson Highlands State Park and will lead you alongside the Hudson River and gorgeous views of Mount Beacon and up to the ruins of National Lead Company president Edward J. Cornish’s estate. Explore the old stone structures with Spot, and then sail back down, your body and mind will be high with endorphin’s and you’ll get a greater sense of New York history.

Have a great Summer!

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