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Dog-Friendly Adirondack Mountains of New York Tour Guide

Lake Placid New York
Lake Placid New York

The Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York span nearly one-fourth of the state. Here you can enjoy four seasons of dog-friendly fun. From a nice Lake Placid Resort to the dog beach in Lake George, from a hike up Mt Marcy to cross country skiing, there is something for each type of dog. The Adirondacks are enclosed in New York State's Adirondack Park, which is the largest state park area in the contiguous United States. Centers for visitors in the Adirondacks include Lake Placid, site of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic Games, Lake George, Saranac Lake, Queensbury and Plattsburgh. Dogs are welcome on leash in most parkland in the Adirondacks.

There are many types of pet-friendly lodging in this vast area. There are large resorts, such as the Crowne Plaza Resort Lake Placid which is a large golf course in Summer and cross-country skiing and downhill skiing center in Winter. There are hotels from the many hotel chains that you may be familiar with. There are a lot of independent hotels. And there are a lot of vacation home rentals and other private residences available for you with your dog to rent. Adirondack "By Owner" has over 900 rentals througout the Adirondack region. For your dog there is Canine Camp Getaway in Lake George. It is located on 300 acres and teaches agility, "ask the vet", hiking and other activities for you with your dog. These are typically four day dog camps. For regular camping there are many campgrounds for RVs as well as tent campers. Depending on what area of the Adirondacks interest you's Camping directory lists quite a few.

In Lake George there is the Dog Beach for dogs that would like to swim. It is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. There is also the Canine Camp Getaway mentioned above. There are a number of dog-friendly restaurants in Lake George as well. Shop at the Lake George Plaza Factory Outlets as well.

Lake Placid is the place to go in Winter with your cross-country skiing companion dog or a skijoring dog.You can stay at the dog-friendly Crowne Plaza and utilize trails right at the resort. In Summer in Lake Placid you can experience the Alpine village together as well as, if you are expert hikers, hike New York's tallest peak Mt Marcy. Yes, it's taller than any New York City skyscraper at greater than 5,000 feet. There are also seasonal patio restaurants for you and your dog at Lake Placid.

Dog-Friendly attractions in the Adirondacks includ kayaking with your dog in Lake George or renting a boat at Westport Marina. You can rent a canoe with at Saranac Lake or rent a boat in Inlet New York. If you aren't up to hiking up Mt Marcy in Lake Placid, you can drive your car up Whiteface Mountain on the Whiteface Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway. The highway is closed during Winter.

The Adirondacks are an easy drive from New York City, Philadelphia, Boston and Buffalo.



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