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Fairmount Park, PA

There are over 9,200 acres of trails in this city park, (Fairmount Park – Philadelphia, PA) plenty of shaded and open space for you and your dog to unwind and explore a step away from Philadelphia city life. Pets must be kept on a 6 foot leash attended at all times. The park is also used for horseback riding, off-road cycling, and outdoor concerts. Families may enjoy visiting one of three environmental centers or going on a trolley tour. Check out the park’s interactive map to plan your park outing: East Fairmount Park and West Fairmount Park.

GPS Coordinates: 39.98873, -75.19540 Map

 

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Location: Philadelphia, PA | Pennsylvania
Activities: Biking, Cycling, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Walking

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Runyan Canyon, CA

Runyan Canyon (Los Angeles, CA) is a Los Angeles gem featuring great hiking trails and an off-leash dog park.

Runyan Canyon is a Los Angeles gem hosting 160 acres and 3 dog friendly hiking trails. Relax with your pup at one of many scenic spots within the park. The park is busy and can get crowded at times, so it’s not the best choice if your dog isn’t the best with other dogs.

A great trail map is available here showing off-leash and leash areas for dogs.

GPS Coordinates: 34.10538, -118.34915 Map

 

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Location: Los Angeles, CA | California
Activities: Dog Park, Walking, Hiking

Acadia National Park, ME

Acadia National Park (Bar Harbor, ME) has over 100 miles of hiking trails and 45 miles of roads. This park is consistently rated one of the top in the nation. And the majority of the park is dog friendly. There’s so much to do here year-round; hiking, camping, biking, sightseeing, fishing, winter sports, and more.

Read the Acadia National Park – Dog Friendly Outdoor Adventure Guide for more information about visiting the park with your dog.

Pets are not allowed in some areas of the park. They are also prohibited from entering bodies of water and must be kept on a 6 foot leash. Some trails and beaches are off-limits, restricted at certain times of the year, or not recommended for pets. Click here for more information about bringing pets at Acadia National Park.

GPS Coordinates: 44.40897, -68.24727 (Visitor Center) Map


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Location: Bar Harbor, ME | Frenchman Bay | Maine
Activities: Beach, Hiking, Camping, Walking, Biking, Sightseeing

Dog On Leash Leading Owner Outside

Follow The Dog

Do dogs really follow their nose? Try letting your dog lead you on a walk for awhile and see where he takes you. Be prepared, however, to hold back or ask your dog to “leave it” if he gets into mischief.

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Activities: Walking, Tracking, Nose Work, Just For Fun, Outdoor Play

Dog with daypack resting at the foot of the mountains near a lake after hiking or backpacking

Backpacking

Backpacking is not your typical day hike. It involves carrying much, much more in your pack to get you through the day and camping at night. Before you go backpacking, practice carrying the load you expect to take with you, but make sure you gradually work up to your desired distance. Your dog should also be able to handle the distance and additional weight (no more than 1/3 your dog’s weight) of wearing any coats, harnesses, packs, or supplies. If your dog is not reliable off-leash or afraid of others on the trail, keep him on a leash or choose a location where you can easily find and recall your dog. Plan ahead for the weather and read up on any pet policies or related fees/permits in your chosen area. You may also want to look for streams or water where your dog can cool off and have some fun!

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Activities: Hiking, Walking, Camping, Backpacking