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A Section of the Website completely dedicated to adventures, information and tips on how to enjoy the Hudson Valley with your dog.

The Hudson Valley region, in New York State, is a beautiful and diverse area that offers a variety of outdoor activities and cultural attractions. It is a popular destination for both tourists and residents alike, especially city dwellers and those who come up for a day trip from New York City.

However, for dog owners, it can be challenging to find places that are both enjoyable for you and your furry best friend. That’s why we’ve put together this list of places in dog friendly Hudson Valley. From hikes and park areas to restaurants and hotels, this page will help you and your dog make the most of your time in the Hudson Valley.

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It is important to find dog friendly Hudson Valley places for a few reasons. First and foremost, it allows you to include your dog in your adventures and activities. This can be especially important for those who have a strong bond with their dog and view them as a member of the family. Allowing your dog to join you can enhance your overall enjoyment of a trip or outing.

In addition, finding dog-friendly places can also help to reduce the stress and anxiety that can come with leaving your dog behind. Many dog owners worry about the well-being of their pet when they are not with them, and finding places that allow dogs can provide peace of mind.

Finally, supporting dog-friendly businesses in the Hudson Valley helps to create a welcoming and inclusive community for all. It can also encourage other businesses to become more dog-friendly, making it easier for dog owners to find places to go with their pets.

Dog Friendly Hudson Valley Places that are Free

From large parks for hiking and a off leash dog park, there are some great dog friendly Hudson Valley places that do not cost anything. Whether you have a golden retriever puppy or a full grown great dane, this will be your go-to resource for things to do in dog friendly Hudson Valley. From Westchester County to Dutchess County and Albany County, there is always something to do and something going on.

Dog Parks

Dog lovers love both a dog park and dog run because it offers the best way for your pet to get exercise and some fresh air. Some parks have separate areas for larger dogs and small dogs. Early Morning visits are perfect if you’re looking for a time where they are less crowded.
Some popular places include:

  • Beacon Dog Park
  • Doherty Dog Park
  • Doug Phillips Dog Park
  • Kingston Point Dog Park
  • Woodstock Dog Park


  • Stone Ridge Orchard

Local Parks

Whether its a local park with views of the Hudson River or great views of the mountains, this little slice of heaven is always a great place to spend time with your pet. With miles of nature trails, local parks are open everyday and is the perfect place to spend the day. Don’t forget water, dog bowl and lunch, as many offer picnic tables for relaxation. Several also offer water fountains for your convenience in case you forget yours.

  • Burger Hill
  • Ferncliff Forest
  • Katonah’s Memorial Park
  • Walkway over the Hudson Pedestrian Bridge

Dog Friendly Hudson Valley Places that charge a fee

Hotels & Motels

From a guest house to luxury hotels, there are plenty of places that you can relax with your furry friend. It is important to note that some of these establishments do not allow large dogs, so it’s always a good idea to check the information before reserving guest rooms. Even a local hotel/motel makes the perfect getaway for you and

  • Emerson Resort & Spa: It’s your best friend’s vacation too and the Emerson Resort & Spa is happy to welcome family members with paws! The Emerson Resort & Spa has specific pet friendly room options in both the Inn & the Lodge.


Several cities and towns in the Hudson Valley have a robust Main Street lined with restaurants and shops. Some notable ones being Beacon, Cold Spring and New Paltz. With a relaxed vibe, many of these locations offer live music, outdoor seating and the wonderful place where pet owners can enjoy an afternoon.

  • Mahoney’s Irish Pub

Wineries, Cideries and Breweries

My favorite places are the ones were you can sit outside, preferably with fire pits, people watch, have food trucks and have a drink. You and your favorite pet can visit these friendly places and have a great time. While your furry friend is not necessarily allowed inside the tasting room, many have an extensive outdoor seating area where canine companions can accompany you during your beer, cider and wine tastings.

This is not always ideal during the colder months, so make sure to plan ahead.

  • Brotherhood Winery, America’s Oldest Winery
  • Brooklyn Cider House
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