Wondering where you can go and bring along your pup in Dutchess County? Here’s a few of our dog-friendly hiking trails, historic sites, craft beverage hotspots and more in the Hudson Valley!
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Clermont State Historic Site allows leashed four-legged friends on its over 500 acres of landscaped gardens, meadow and woodlands. You can hike their five miles of marked nature trails and three miles of marked bridle trails, (open daily from 8:30 a.m. until dusk) or just soak up the sun on a picnic bench and enjoy the Hudson River views as if you were a Livingston.
Looking for an actual dog park? Dutchess County Parks has a filter for that on their Parks & Trails web app here.
Craft Beverage Spots
Not what you were expecting? Perhaps not surprisingly, there’s a big overlap between craft beverage people and dog people. When searching for a place to grab some craft brews with the dog, there are plenty of spots to choose from including Obercreek Brewing Companyin Wappingers Falls. There you'll find good tunes, delicious beer and a relaxed vibe. Other breweries that welcome well-behaved, leashed dogs to their outdoor spaces include: Plan Bee Farm Brewery in Poughkeepsie and Black Snake Brewing Companyin Stasatsburg.