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Dog-Friendly Travel Tips - Northeast

We love the Highland House in Cape May, New Jersey! And, Sunset Beach is a doggie friendly beach and a short mile from Highland House!!! Doggie friendly dining in Cape May is easy to find, but our favorite restaurant is Aleathea's Restaurant at the Inn at Cape May. Our "kidz" enjoyed their dinners while seated in very comfortable dining chairs (same as Mom and Dad's). They enjoyed a bowl of ice cold water and a dinner combination of steak and chicken on china plates! Highly recommend Highland House, Sunset Beach and Aleathea's ♥ — Janie Lamberton

How about Grapehounds - an event in NY and Virginia each year that combines wine tasting and adopted retired racing greyhounds - best part - all of the proceeds go to help greyhound adoption groups in these states! [Seneca Lake, NY, July 28-31; VA event in May] — Cindy Siddon

St. Augustine Beaches and town are dog friendly. What a delight to watch our 2 dogs run on the beach! Many vacation homes to rent are also dog friendly there. It was wonderful not having to leave them in a kennel for the duration of our trip. Go to St. Augustine's with your best buddy! — Cheryl Lee

My dogs and I vote for Canine Outdoor Adventures at Glen Highland Farm in Morris, NY. They host a fantastic off-leash group dog camp every year with amazing teachers. Camp size is about 40 informed & enlightened dog lovers and their dogs. The Farm itself is gorgeous - trails thru hilltop meadows, hemlock forests, a creek with tons of hideaway dog beaches. In addition to Camp they offer the Getaway where you and your dog(s) can enjoy 2-night min stay in one of their RVs, cabins or tents and enjoy the 175-acre property at your leisure. We've come back every year (for Camp and a Getaway) for the last 6 years. The 6-hour drive is totally worth it! — Joycelene Padilla

L'Oreal Day in August in NJ...so much fun and the goodie bags are legendary! — Debbie Viney

After the summer has sizzled and the leaves are brilliant gold and crimson, Shelburne Museum in Burlington, Vermont, opens its doors to the dogs of Vermont on September 18th. Over 1200 dogs and their human friends descend on the grounds for a day of agility, contests, training demos, frisbee lessons, and everything dog. For those carrying the purse, there are over a hundred dog-related vendors. For Vermonters, it really marks the calendar of the seasons changing from warm to cold. — Cindy Kilgore

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Submitted by Jane | June 10 2011 |

New England is a great place to travel with pets. In addition to all the great tips here, we have listings of dog-friendly lodgings, campgrounds, beaches, and fun destinations at www.NewEnglandDogTravel.com.

Submitted by Ann Withun | March 28 2012 |

Come join us at the Blue Ridge Dog Scout Mini Camp in Swanton, MD this year! 4 days full of fun with all the dog sports and activities you want to try, complete with campfires and s'mores. All activities and instruction (available from 9am-9pm), all meals, and lodging included in registration. Fun for all levels of dogs and handlers, and benefits the Dog Scouts' nonprofit mission of responsible dog ownership.

Ann Withun, BS, ACDBC, CPDT-KA

Submitted by Intrepid Pup | March 29 2012 |

We love getting out and about in Maine's "Vacationland." Top spots include romping at Kennebunk Beach (Kennebunk), hiking Mount Battie and other trails in Camden Hills State Park (Camden), and taking the Casco Bay Lines ferry to explore Peaks Island (Portland). We've provided more pet-friendly details and itineraries for each of these locations at http://www.intrepidpup.com/2012/03/04/vacationland/

Submitted by JPadilla | March 29 2012 |

Every summer for the last 6 years I've taken my dogs to Glen Highland Farm on a Canine Country Getaway. The property was built around people to enjoy with their dogs. Stay onsite in a tent, cabin or RV and enjoy nature outside your door. Their website is http://www.canineoutdooradventures.com - highly recommended!!!

Submitted by Anonymous | March 29 2012 |

The paw house inn VT!! Great place caters to dogs!!!

Submitted by Jerry | March 30 2012 |

You won't find a dog-friendlier place than Daggett Lake Campsites in the southern Adirondack mountains. A weekend in June dedicated to dogs (Daggett Dog Days), a "dog beach" for swimming, separate from the "people beach," hiking trails all the way around the lake that take you to heights with breathtaking views. Campsites, RV sites, camper cabins, and cottages--all dog-friendly. http://www.daggettlake.com. Check it out. You won't regret it.

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