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Dog-Friendly Carmel City Beach, Carmel, CA announced its 2005 list of the Top 10 dog-friendly resort regions in the United States. The rankings are determined by the staff and take into account the number and quality of dog-friendly accommodations, interesting things to do with your dog and outdoor restaurants that allow dogs. 
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by Tara Kain, Editor,

PART 5: Dog-Friendly Hocking Hills, Gettysburg, Washington, DC, and New York City.

Gettysburg National Military Park in PA

Hocking Hills State Park in Ohio

The Hocking Hills area of Ohio is a popular outdoor getaway destination, not just for people with dogs, but for all kinds of vacationers. There are are many dog-friendly hotels, vacation cabin rentals and numerous campgrounds to enjoy. 

Holiday Inn Express in Lancaster, OH

We stopped for a few nights at the Holiday Inn Express in Lancaster, Ohio, which was within easy driving distance of the Hocking Hills State Park. We stayed in a  large room with two beds and a sofa. After being on the road for awhile, it was nice to stay in a hotel room that had lots of space.

On the road to Hocking Hills State Park

After our first night in Lancaster, we headed out to Hocking Hills State Park for a hike and to see Old Man's Cave. The photos and descriptions on Hocking Hills State Park's web site looked and sounded very appealing and we were not disappointed. 

On August 25, 2004, my family and I set out on a trip across America. My dog Toby, a black standard poodle, came with us on our adventure.
Click here to read Part 1: California to Salt Lake City, UT
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On the Road to Jackson Hole, WY
Click here to read Part 3: Grand Tetons and Yellowstone in Wyoming  & Mt. Rushmore, SD. 
Click here to read Part 4: Rapid City/Mt. Rushmore,  Living History Farms, and dog-friendly Chicago.

Road Trip Fast Facts:
Miles Traveled: Over 11,000
States Visited: 28
Days on Road: 79 (2.5 months)
Nights Away from Home: 78
Nights at Hotels & Motels: 55
Nights with Family/Friends: 23
Dates Traveled: Aug 25 - Nov 11

Major Interstates Traveled 
(with detours to smaller roads!):
From Cal. to NY: I-80 & I-90
From NY to Florida: I-95
From Florida to Cal.: I-10



Here Toby and I are ready to head out for a hike to see one of the most popular attractions at Hocking Hills State Park, Old Man's Cave. Click here to continue Part 5 of this dog-friendly trip article and for some photos and doggie details of Hocking Hills State Park as well as Gettysburg, Washington, DC and New York City.

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