Fall is here and ready or not (it’s 2020 no one’s ready but that’s okay) nature is taking its course, which means you and your dog should too. There’s no better time to get out of the city and into nature for some exercise and peace of mind. We’ve listed some dog-friendly trails around New York and the Berkshires.
Just outside of NYC, this is a moderate 2.2 mile trail that's great for beginner pups and history buffs alike. The area is full of history from pre-revolutionary war times to the early 1900's. Watch for hawks and osprey that live cliffside.
This trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Good for all skill levels, this 3.9 mile loop trail is located near North Salem, New York.
Keep your pup on a leash and explore over nine miles of trails. The highlight of the park is Enfield Glen, a gorge with 12 waterfalls. A maximum of two pets are allowed in campsites and day use areas unless prohibited by sign or directive.
One of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk your pup.
Castle Rock and Sugarloaf Hill Trail is a moderately easy, 6.65 mile hike in Hudson Highlands State Park that will take about 3 hours to complete. Dogs must remain on a leash no longer than 10 feet.
Choose from a myriad of mini trails all of which are dog friendly.
Another dog-friendly spot, this trail runs from Lanesborough, MA to Adams, MA. A popular spot for biking, jogging, and rollerblading. There are also several places where you can get off the trail and browse the neighboring town.
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