Archive for August, 2013

Dog-Friendly Fun at 7000 feet

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

With Pikes Peak looming above Colorado Springs it is hard to believe the city sits at 7000 feet. But it does. Keep that in mind when planning outdoor activities as you and your dog will need to take it a bit easier than usual. You can choose a hotel from most of the major hotel chains in the city from the Crowne Plaza to a pet friendly La Quinta, or a number of other choices. If you want to stay near Manitou Springs in the shadow of Pikes Peak and near many attractions there is the Best Western Executive Inn or the Red Wing Motel. If planning to stay a while you can select an extended stay hotel such as Staybridge Suites, Towneplace Suites or Residence Inn. If you are arriving in a recreational vehicle then the Garden of the Gods Campground is near the beautiful park, there is a KOA and Fountain Creek RV Park. There are a number of vacation rentals as well.

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Dog-Friendly Newport, Block Island and Rhode Island

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Rhode Island is a small state, especially if all you see of it is the drive on Interstate 95 between New York and Boston. But don’t let its size fool you. There is a lot for you and your dog to do in Rhode Island for vacation. Rhode Island is about sea, surf, and coastline. Newport is the dog-friendly center of the state and a great place to use as your base on a visit. However, you may want to spend a beach vacation on Block Island. And Providence has some places to go with your dog as well. Rhode Island is so centrally located that it is a short drive from tens of millions of people. New York is a few hours away by car, Boston and Hartford are even closer. And from Long Island you can take the car ferry or take the ferry without your vehicle. So there is much to do and it’s not far away. What’s not to like?


A Dog-Friendly Tour Guide to Maine’s Bar Harbor – Acadia

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

National Parks have a somewhat well-deserved reputation as not very dog-friendly. After all, there is a list of restrictions at most parks about where your dog can’t go. Usually it includes “all backcountry trails”, hiking trails, and major tourist sites. There are, however, some National Parks where this is not the case. Acadia National Park, in Bar Harbor, Maine is certainly one of the them.

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