PET FRIENDLY Adirondacks

PET FRIENDLY Adirondacks

Whether you embrace the wilderness or dabble on its edges, the Adirondacks offer you and your pet plenty of opportunities to frolic and relax together. First, whether you want to stay in a hotel, motel, bed and breakfast, or cabin or cottage, you've got plenty of pet-friendly lodging choices to pick from, from Warrensburg to Plattsburg.

If hiking is your focus, the public lands administered by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) that are part of the six million-acre Adirondack Forest Preserve are pet friendly. Your dog can be off leash on these lands, though rangers caution that you need to sure that you truly have voice control of your dog. If a deer shoots by while you're hiking and your pooch is off leash, will he heed your call or run off in pursuit? Also remember that when you're hiking in the Adirondacks, you're on land that coyotes, black bears, bobcats, and lynx call home. Also be aware that trapping and hunting are permitted in the Preserve. Be sure to take whatever precautions you need to keep both of you safe.

In campgrounds within these lands, dogs need to be kept on a 6-foot leash, and cannot be left unattended. In the Eastern High Peaks, they also need to be kept on a leash in primitive and lean-to sites, on the trails, and at elevations above 4,000 feet. Dogs are not permitted on any of the beaches or bathing areas or in buildings.

Dogs are not permitted on DEC lands throughout the Saranac Lake and Lake George Island areas. Any areas within the Preserve under the administration of the New York State Department of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation are guided by their own set of rules.

There is so much natural beauty to enjoy within environs of the Adirondacks. You and your pooch can enjoy the cooling waters of Raquette River as it heads into Buttermilk Falls in Long Lake. Just take Route 28/30 three miles south of Long Lake and make a right onto North Point Road. Two miles down you'll see signs for the falls. Park and it's just a short walk in.

If you want quieter waters, nothing beats the Lake George Dog Beach, located on Beach Road, between Lake George Steamboat Company and Million Dollar Beach. Your pooch is welcome there, off leash, both on the beach and in the water. Just be sure to be a good citizen and pick up after your canine, if need be.

If you're up in the Adirondacks towards the end of September for the foliage and most certainly if you have a pug of your own, plan your trip to include the annual Halloween Pugs and Pumpkins Party in Lake Luzerne, with the proceeds going to Adirondack Save a Stray.

After working up an appetite hiking, there are plenty of places to sate your hunger and quench your thirst with your pup in tow. Some of our favorites are Lake Placid Pub & Brewery, which overlooks Mirror Lake and has a dog-friendly beer garden; Christie's on the Lake in Lake George, with its two pet-friendly lakeside patios; and George Henry's Eatery & Drinkery in Warrensburg.

Featured Pet-Friendly Hotels in Adirondacks

Pet Policy: Pets are welcome at the Golden Arrow but we ask that anyone traveling with their furry friends be respectful of other guests sharing the resort with you. Not everyone loves dogs, and no one loves to listen to a barking dog or step in one of their “accidents”. To allow our resort to be pet friendly but also respect those guests who don’t bring pets the following rules apply. ALL PETS INCURE A $150 FEE PER PET, PER STAY. This fee covers you for up to a 7-night stay. If you stay longer than seven nights, an additional $150 charge will apply. Emotional support dogs are not considered service dogs by the ADA and must abide by these rules. PETS CAN NOT BE LEFT UNATTENDED IN THE ROOM AT ANY TIME. If we discover a pet left alone in the room, an additional $100 fee per incident will be charged to your account. If you plan to bring your pet on vacation, plan the type of vacation in which your pet can participate. If an emergency necessitates a pet being left in their room alone, you must crate the animal, come to the front desk to let us know where you are going, and leave a contact number for us to reach you. We reserve the right to refuse daily housekeeping to rooms where a pet is left loose. PLEASE ALWAYS KEEP DOGS ON A LEASH AT ALL TIMES AND CLEAN UP AFTER THEM. It is not our team’s job to clean up your pet’s messes. We have doggie bags available for you at the front desk. Please use them. In summer, PETS ARE NOT PERMITED TO SWIM IN THE SANDY BEACH AREA. Keep your animal on a leash at all times. Pets are permitted in the grassy area if they are with their owner and are leashed. Anyone’s pet found running around wet or unleashed on the beach will be asked to place your pet in a local kennel or to check out. PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE POOL OR GYM AREAS. PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN GENERATIONS RESTAURANT. IF AN UNREGISTERED PET IS FOUND IN A ROOM, A $300 FINE WILL BE ISSUED. Pets are restricted to Deluxe Rooms located on the 3rd floor. We do this to assure guests with pet allergies that no animal has been in any Suite or Specialty Room or any room on a floor besides the 3rd. Should there be any property damage, “accidents,” noise complaints, or disobedience of our leash law, an additional $100 per incident will be charged to your account. Should your pet seriously damage an item on our property, you will be charged the total replacement value. Chronic disturbance issues may result in requiring you to take your pet(s) to a local kennel or be asked to check out.

Policy Confirmed: 05/06/2024 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 05/06/2024

Pet Amenities: Bring your pet + feel good about it! For each pet that visits Golden Arrow, 10% of pet fees collected are donated annually to the local Humane Society or a pet charity chosen by one of our favorite guests who traveled with their animal that year. This amounts to thousands of dollars each year which directly benefits the hundreds of animals that pass through the doors of the local shelter each year. By visiting the Golden Arrow with your beloved pet, you are helping these animals find loving homes!

Pet Policy: Pets allowed based on the availability of pet friendly rooms. We are pet friendly and allow up to two dogs in a room. The size limit for a dog is 80 pounds. The pet friendly rate is $15 per day with a $100 per week maximum.

Policy Confirmed: 07/22/2021 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 07/22/2021

Featured Pet-Friendly Vacation Rentals in Adirondacks


Lake George House

Diamond Point, NY 12824

Private Vacation Rental House in the Adirondack Mountains

Pet Policy: Pets Your pet is allowed to accompany you on your vacation provided permission is obtained ahead of time. A pet fee of $85 for a week or $50 for a weekend will be charged. The town of Bolton does have a leash law, so a dog must be leashed whenever it leaves the property. We give your dog a clean bed, too.

Description: Location Situated 6 miles north of Lake George Village, 4 miles south of Bolton Landing, Lake George House is the only house on a 50-acre parcel of wooded land. Views from the house are of native Adirondack trees and rock ledges. The house is set back 200 feet from the road (Route 9N, Lakeshore Drive), with no other houses on any side.

Type: Home


Timberlane Cottages

Bolton Landing, NY 12814

Pet Policy: TimberlandeCottages is a resort on Lake George north of Bolton landing. It is completely pet friendly. Thy can run free, swim in the lake, run through the woods. It is up to the comfort level of each dog owner. Most people who stay here have pets.

Description: Timberlane Cottages is a resort on Lake George north of Bolton landing. It has 8 summer cabins and a marina on about 25 acres of mostly undeveloped is completely pet friendly. Thy can run free, swim in the lake, run through the woods. It is up to the comfort level of each dog owner. There are tennis courts, beach, water crafts, out door fire pit. Must call for reservations and exact rates.

Type: Other



Lake Placid, NY 12946

Pet Policy: Varies

Description: Visit our website, Adirondack "By Owner" ( ), to see photo listings of 900+ Adirondack vacation rentals. Select 'Pets Considered' under our amenities on the vacation rental search page. Adirondack "By Owner" features a wonderful selection of rental homes throughout the Adirondack Park region, including Lake Placid, Lake George, Newcomb, Old Forge/Inlet, Indian Lake, Long Lake, Saranac Lake, Lake Champlain, Schroon Lake, Tupper Lake, Keene, Speculator and Westport. There is something for every taste and budget. And remember -- dogs love the Adirondacks and the Adirondacks love dogs! (Please note that not all properties listed on our website permit pets. You should always verify the current pet policy with the property owner before entering into a rental agreement.) For a week... or a'll find it here!

Type: Home