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: Pet's Allowed $100 non-refundable deposit per stay

Policy Confirmed: 08/08/2018 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 08/08/2018

Pet Policy: The Crowne Plaza Lake Placid allows dogs but they may not be left alone in hotel rooms at anytime. We ask that pets be registered at check in and a daily fee of 20 dollars per pet will be charged to your room.

Policy Confirmed: 06/20/2020 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 06/20/2020

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


Timberland Cottages

Bolton Landing, NY 12814

Pet Policy: Timberland Cottages 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: Timberland 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

Featured Pet-Friendly Restaurants & Cafes in Adirondacks


Lisa G's Restaurant & Bar

6125 Sentinel Rd.,
Lake Placid, NY
Pet Friendly Lisa G's Restaurant & Bar in Lake Placid, New York

You and your pooch are welcome on their pet-friendly deck. A great local neighborhood place, perfect to grab a burger (they say they have the best in the Adirondacks), choose from six different kinds of wings, or go with any of the other delicious items on their menu.


Christie's On The Lake

6 Christie Lane,
Lake George, NY
Pet Friendly Christie's On The Lake in Lake George, New York

Dogs are welcome on either of their two lakeside patios (which are also heated, a nice touch when temps start to dip a bit). They've got the surf and turf thing going on their menu--we're suckers for the Seafood Tower of Power.

Featured Pet-Friendly Bars in Adirondacks


Lake Placid Pub & Brewery

813 Mirror Lake Drive,
Lake Placid, NY
Pet Friendly Lake Placid Pub & Brewery in Lake Placid, New York

Voted Best Brewery and Best Bar in the Adirondack Park, this brewpub offers six of its own house beers on tap at all times. You and your pup are welcome in their dog-friendly beer garden, which provides complimentary water dishes. Be sure to check out their delicious pub menu, and to pick up a Lake Placid Pub & Brewery dog bandana to remember the day by.


Adirondack Pub

33 Canada Street,
Lake George, NY

The companion pub to Adirondack Brewery, which is right next door. They have a fantastic outdoor eating area that your pup is most welcome to join you on. Burgers, steaks, salads, and more are on the menu, and who can resist finishing the meal with one of their S'mores?!