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Part 5 (Continued)
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Here are Toby and I in front of Old Man's Cave. This is one of the best nature trails that I have seen on my travels throughout the United States. This trail has a cave, a couple of natural tunnels, a few bridges and some beautiful scenery all in a 1.5 mile loop trail. At Old Man's Cave there is a plaque that tells about how this cave was named and it is of special interest to dog lovers. Here is part of the text from the plaque: "Old Man's Cave derives its name from a hermit named Richard Row who lived in the recess cave of the gorge. His family moved to the Ohio River Valley around (the late 1700s) from the Cumberland Mountains of Tennessee to establish a trading post. He and his two hound dogs traveled through Ohio along the Scioto River in search of game. On a side trip up Salt Creek, he found the Hocking Hills Region. Richard and his hounds lived out the rest of their lives here in the cave."
Here is another photo of the Old Man's Cave loop trail. It is a nice shady trail, perfect on a warm sunny day.
After our visit to the Hocking Hills Area of Ohio, we continued east. This photo shows us crossing over a bridge into West Virginia.
Traveling along the highway we spotted a fast moving tree in the right lane. Actually it was just a tree or some brush being hauled by a truck, but we didn't see the truck until we got closer.
We stopped for the night at the Holiday Inn in Cumberland, Maryland. It was a nice place to stop and they only charged a one time $10 pet fee for our dog.
The next day, traveling along on Interstate 68, we came across the Sideling Hill Exhibit Center in Maryland, about 33 miles west of Hagerstown. While dogs are not allowed inside the building, you and your pooch can walk up the outdoor stairs next to the highway and view an almost 850 vertical feet of a syncline formed nearly 350 million years ago. When construction crews made the cut for the highway, they exposed this ancient rock.
Here is a photo of the stairs that led up to a better view of the hillside cut. It was a nice place to stop and get a little exercise both for us and for Toby.
This is a view from the top of the stairs at the Sideling Hill Exhibit Center.
We stopped for several nights at the Holiday Inn in historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It was a great place to stop because from the hotel, you could walk to many dog-friendly outdoor restaurants, a local park and to an evening ghost tour that allowed dogs.
O'Rorkes Restaurant in Gettysburg was across the street from the Holiday Inn. It is an Irish pub that serves a variety of good food. We sat at one of the outdoor tables with Toby. The restaurant was pretty busy and we had to wait a little bit for the food, but overall we had a very nice experience.
During our visit to Gettysburg, we went on a candlelit ghost tour with our dog. The entire tour was outside except for the last part of the tour which went through the Jennie Wade House. Toby was welcome to join the tour outside and even inside the house. I think it is up to the guide's discretion as to whether or not dogs are allowed inside the house which also serves as a museum. This tour was very convenient for us since it was located right next door to our hotel, the Holiday Inn. I cannot remember the name of our ghost tour, but it began at the gift shop located next to the Jennie Wade House.
During our stay in Gettysburg, we drove up to Hershey, Pennsylvania to go on a tour of Hershey's Chocolate World. Dogs are not allowed inside the buildings or on the tour, so we took turns walking Toby outside while one of us went inside and on the tour. On the bus tour and the tour inside the building, they handed out plenty of Hershey chocolate samples. We definitely got our chocolate fix! There is also an amusement park, open seasonally, which is located next to Hershey's Chocolate World. The amusement park has a day kennel, but it is only open during certain times of the year. When it is open, I believe you can use the day kennel to go on the Hershey tours.

Back in Gettysburg, all of us took the Auto Tour of Gettysburg National Military Park. Dogs are allowed to visit the outside portions of the battlefield on leash, including some trails, and of course in your car as you take the Auto Tour. They are not allowed into buildings or the cemetery. We bought an audio CD for our car which gave directions and commentary about the battlegrounds. Click here to continue reading Part 5.

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