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Whenever my husband and I start packing for a vacation, even a short weekend trip, our dogs notice. They see our bags out, and us packing clothes and belongings, and they start to get nervous. They don’t like being left behind, and it breaks our hearts to do so. For this reason, we are constantly searching for the best dog-friendly vacation ideas. In searching for different summer vacation getaways, I have realized that Tupper Lake is one of the most dog friendly communities I have discovered!

Thinking about traveling with your pup or pups to the Adirondacks? Let me walk you through a day in the life, traveling Tupper Lake with your dog!

Breakfast at The Washboard Donut Shop

Take a stroll down Park Street with your four-legged friend and stop by the Washboard Donut Shop for a jump start to your day. You and your pup will smell the freshly made donuts from a few blocks away. Choose from a variety of flavors, the most popular being the maple bacon. Pair it with an iced or hot coffee and have a seat on a bench outside to enjoy the sunshine together.

A black lab climbing a mountain trail.

Hike Coney Mountain

After you have fueled up your morning, head out to the Coney Mountain trailhead where you and your dog can burn off some sugar. Only two miles round trip, Coney Mountain is perfect for all levels of hikers. It offers a 360 degree view from the rock summit and a perfect place for you and your hiking partner to relax for the morning.

Plan ahead and bring a travel dog bowl and some extra water for your dog, they get warm and thirsty on the trail! Finish the other two Triad mountains while you are here (Mt Arab and Goodman Mountain) and register your dog for a canine triad patch!

A dog cooling off in the lake.

Lunch break

 Take your lunch with you and head to the Waterfront Park for a picnic by the water. It’s a great spot to have lunch and let your dogs cool off in the water! There are benches, picnic tables, and plenty of space for the dogs to enjoy their afternoon. If you are traveling with kids, check out Little Loggers Playground at the south end of the park. It's a great place to have the little ones burn off some energy! 

A dog and their owner checking out the merchandise for sale at Raquette River Brewing.

Afternoon pit stop

Looking for a place to relax for the afternoon? Raquette River Brewing is the place for you. Their indoor and outdoor space is 100% dog friendly. At any given time you may see some of the employee’s dogs roaming the beer hall. Sip on a cold hand crafted brew while you play with your dog in their grassy area, and check out Raquette River Brewing’s merchandise section, you may just find something for yourself and your pup!

Dinner at Little Italy

Time for dinner! Little Italy on Park Street has a large menu with something for everyone. From pizzas with homemade dough, to pasta dinners and specialty Italian dishes, you won’t leave hungry! Sit outside in their enchanting courtyard and your dog can join you by your table! Before dinner, take a walk down Park Street and check out some of our shops. You will need a souvenir for your trip, and some shops, such as Spruce & Hemlock, definitely have great gifts for pets!

Live Music

Monday and Wednesday evenings, stop by the Sunset Stage at Flander's Park for live performances. The Sunset Stage is a dog friendly venue, completely outside and free to the public. Located at one end of the waterfront walkway, this is a great place to take a stroll after dinner. It is recommended to keep dogs leashed and pick up after them. 

Looking for a place to stay? Check out our lodging properties, many of them are pet friendly! Don't forget your pup on your next getaway to Tupper Lake, they could use a vacation too!