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.

ADIRONDACK FOREST PRESERVE
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.

OTHER FUN STUFF TO DO
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

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Travelodge Lake George Travelodge Lake George

2011 State Route 9
Lake George, NY 12845
2011 State Route 9
Lake George, NY 12845

Pet Policy: Small dogs permitted for a nightly fee of $20 per pet.

Policy Confirmed: 10/01/2015 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 10/01/2015

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Best Western Mountain Lake Inn Best Western Mountain Lake Inn

487 Lake Flower Ave
Saranac Lake, NY 12983-2463
518-891-1970
487 Lake Flower Ave
Saranac Lake, NY 12983-2463
518-891-1970

Pet Policy: Dogs Welcome. Max 2 Dogs Per Room With An 80 lb max weight. Other pets (Cats, Birds, Etc) possibly accepted. Fee of $20 Per Stay. Subject to availability of Pet Friendly Rooms.

Policy Confirmed: 06/03/2014 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 06/03/2014

Featured Pet-Friendly Restaurants & Cafes in Adirondacks

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Lisa G's Restaurant & Bar

6125 Sentinel Rd.,
Lake Placid, NY
518-523-2093
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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.

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Christie's On The Lake

6 Christie Lane,
Lake George, NY
518-668-2515
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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

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Lake Placid Pub & Brewery

813 Mirror Lake Drive,
Lake Placid, NY
518-523-3813
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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.

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Adirondack Pub

33 Canada Street,
Lake George, NY
518-668-0002

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?!