Vermont's Dog Mountain Wins Best Dog Friendly Tour or Activity

Lazy Dog Adventures, Oliver Bentleys Historic Dog Walk Tour, Fantastic Caverns and Magnolia Plantation and Gardens in top five

Give your pooch the vacation he deserves by taking him along with you to one of these 10 attractions, tours and activities, nominated as the most dog-friendly the the nation by the team at BringFido and voted the best by USA TODAY and 10Best readers. You and your pup are sure to have a blast. 

  • Carriages of Acadia
    Seal Harbor, Maine

    Well-behaved and leashed dogs are welcome to explore the historic carriage roads of Acadia with their owners aboard a Carriages of Acadia tour. Options include an hour-long Day Mountain Tour with stunning views of the ocean and a fully narrated 2-hour Mr. Rockefeller's Bridge Tour. 
    Photo courtesy of Carriages of Acadia

  • Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad
    Leadville, Colo.

    Pups who've been introduced to the conductor can embark on a scenic ride through the Rocky Mountains with their owners aboard the Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad. Journeys are round trip and open-air seating is available.
    Photo courtesy of Leadville Today

  • NonPartisan Pedicab
    Washington

    Dogs can ride along at no extra charge as their owners visit all of Washington's memorials on a two to three-hour private tour with NonPartisan Pedicab. Since most memorials and monuments don't allow pets, NonPartisan tour guides will happily watch Fido during visits. 
    Photo courtesy of NonPartisan Pedicab

  • Dreamland Safari Tours
    Kanab, Utah

    Dreamland Safari Tours, a pet-friendly outdoor adventure company in Utah, offers a huge range of day tours and multi-day trips to some of the state's most spectacular places, from mystical slot canyons to remote areas of the Grand Canyon rim.
    Photo courtesy of Dreamland Safari Tours

  • Seadog Cruises
    Chicago

    See the Windy City from the water by bringing your furry friend aboard a Seadog Cruises speedboat. Seadog Cruises offers a wide range of boat tours, from a leisurely architecture tour through the Chicago river locks to a fast-paced Lakefront Speedboat Tour.
    Photo courtesy of Seadog Cruises

  • Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
    Charleston, S.C.

    Dogs of all sizes are welcome to stroll the expansive gardens at Magnolia Plantation with their owners. Small pups can be carried inside this Charleston estate, and dogs are also welcome on the Nature Train tour. Families who adopt a dog from one of 15 area shelters in September gets a free annual membership to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.

     In addition to being one of America’s most dog-friendly destination, Magnolia very actively promotes and encourages dog adoptions from local shelters/rescues.  We are currently sponsoring a campaign in partnership with Lowcountry Dog Magazine.  Anyone who adopts a dog from one of 15 participating shelters/rescues in the Lowcountry in August & September will receive a coupon for a free annual membership to Magnolia Plantation & Gardens (valued at $100).  We are proud to help our four-legged friends find their forever homes and welcome them to the Magnolia family.  There is more information on our website if you’re interested:
     

    Photo courtesy of Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

  • Fantastic Caverns
    Springfield, Mo.

    Leashed pups can hop aboard a jeep-drawn tram with their owners for a tour of Springfield's stunning Fantastic Caverns – America's only ride-through cave.
    Photo courtesy of Fantastic Caverns

  • Oliver Bentleys Historic Dog Walk Tour
    Savannah, Ga.

    Oliver Bentleys Historic Dog Walk Tour caters specifically to travelers visiting Savannah with their dogs in tow (or those who simply enjoy the company of dogs). Tours begin at Oliver Bentleys, where visitors can pick up some gluten-free biscuits for Fido.
    Photo courtesy of BringFido.com

  • Lazy Dog Adventures
    Key West

    Lazy Dog Adventures offers kayak and SUP rentals in Key West, so visitors and their traveling pups can head out onto the water together. Dogs are even allowed on guided paddling tours.
    Photo courtesy of Lazy Dog Adventures

  • Dog Mountain
    Saint Johnsbury, Vt.

    Situated on a private 150-acre farm in Vermont's stunning Northeast Kingdom, Dog Mountain offers a vast off-leash area complete with swimming ponds, hiking trails and a gallery with dog-centric works by folk artist Stephen Huneck. 
    Photo courtesy of BringFido.com

The top 10 winners in the category Best Dog Friendly Tour or Activity are as follows:

  1. Dog Mountain - Saint Johnsbury, Vt.
  2. Lazy Dog Adventures - Key West
  3. Oliver Bentleys Historic Dog Walk Tour - Savannah, Ga.
  4. Fantastic Caverns - Springfield, Mo.
  5. Magnolia Plantation and Gardens - Charleston, S.C.
  6. Seadog Cruises - Chicago
  7. Dreamland Safari Tours - Kanab, Utah
  8. NonPartisan Pedicab - Washington
  9. Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad - Leadville, Colo.
  10. Carriages of Acadia - Seal Harbor, Maine

Congratulations to these Fido-approved tours and activities!

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