We all know how important it is to take our pets out for walks every day or so. No matter
what, we see to it because it is important for their wellbeing. However, there are times when
we want to spend a day out with our pets that is somewhat more interesting than the usual
trot around the block.
The good news is that there are tons of places in New Hampshire that are pet-friendly where
you and your furbaby can spend some quality time.
Before you do so, make sure that your pet is in great shape. This means that they have had
all the right vaccinations and are happy and healthy, so that you're prepared for everything.
Consider getting pet insurance preventative care. This will help you pay for the treatments
that will protect your pet from potential harm. Better to spend some money now than have to
pay big later to help your beloved pet.
With your pet healthy and happy, take them to one of the following places in New
Great Island CommonIf you want to take your dog to the beach, Great Island Common is your best bet. It is pet-friendly during the off-season (between May 15 and September 15). You will need to keep your dog on-leash at all times, but there is plenty of space to exercise and play or even to have a picnic.
Dog Parks New Hampshire has a fair number of parks which are specifically for dogs. They are fenced in (or have fenced in areas) so that your dog can play without a leash. These include Hudson Dog Park, Derry Dog Park, and Live Free and Run Dog Park.
Shaker Field Dog Park in Enfield is particularly great as it has three different enclosures - one for big dogs, one for small dogs, and one for training.
Loon Mountain Loon Mountain is more for humans than pets. It is a great place to go for skiing, Gondola Skyrides, and has an aerial forest park. However, it is pet-friendly, which means you can bring your pet along and enjoy time with them while chilling and eating, rather than leaving them at home alone all day.
T-Bones Great American Eatery Are you tired of giving your pet the same boring meals day after day? At T-Bones Great American Eatery, you can bring your pet for a full-on gourmet experience. They have a Tails on the Terrace dining experience specifically for dogs, with a menu featuring the sorts of things every canine will love. These include bacon-wrapped treats and the Moe Bowl, which features ground beef, rice, cheese, and bacon. There is even dessert – ice cream made specifically for your pet.
The Great Northeast Poodle Party The Great Northeast Poodle Party at Crabapple Downs happens every September Solstice weekend. It is specifically for Standard Poodles (and their owners!) and is fun and exciting for human and pup alike.
Four Your Paws Only
Four Your Paws Only is a pet-friendly Pet Gifts and Supplies store in the Mount Washington Valley. Rather than going alone to buy your pet its favorite treats and toys, take them along. They have a number of fun activities, including a bakery and Ice Cream Sundae bar, specifically for pets. They also have events like "Howl-oween" Parties and Doggie Socials.
Canobie Lake Park
Canobie Lake Park in Salem is an amusement park where you may well decide to spend the day. While it is relatively small, there is plenty to do, and you can picnic there with your family. The good news is that it is pet-friendly, and as long as you bring a water bowl, you can keep your pet happy.
Cafés and Restaurants
Finally, there are some great cafés and restaurants that, while not providing experiences specifically for pets, are pet-friendly. You can bring your pet and sit outside and get something for them to eat. Try Pop's Clam Shell in Alton Bay or Prime Roast Coffee Company in Keene. There is also Luca's Mediterranean Café in Keene, and Firefly American Bistro & Bar in Manchester.
Taking your pet out for the day is a nice way to bond with them and spend some time outdoors. Try one of the above pet-friendly places in New Hampshire to give them and yourself a treat.