Category dog-friendly trail
Take Your Dog to Oakville, ON: Leash-free Hiking Trail at Bronte Creek Provincial Park.
Bronte Creek Provincial Park Campgrounds Meet Sasha. She’s the reason I need a Solvit waterproof car seat cover. Otherwise, the bucket seat in my Kia Soul would be destroyed. Sasha is a lab/Belgian Malinois cross rescued from the SPCA four years ago. She’s also my terrier Victor’s best buddy – they met when Sasha was […]
Park Quest Site #3: Bronte Creek Provincial Park Maple Syrup Festival
We got there. Just in time. I didn’t know it then, but my dog Victor and I made it to the last day of Bronte Creek Provincial Park’s Maple Syrup Festival on March 26, 2017. Every weekend in March – and throughout March Break – this provincial park celebrates one of Canada’s favourite sweet and […]
Parks Canada 2017 Site #1: HMCS Haida Hamilton, ON
Recently I declared my dog Victor and I would visit a different Parks Canada National Park each month of Canada’s sesquicentennial year. Two things: First, to celebrate my country’s 150th anniversary, 2017 park passes are free via the Parks Canada website and I got mine. Second, I enthusiastically joined BlogPaws pet bloggers embracing the idea […]
Travel Collingwood, ON: Dog-friendly Apple Pie Trail combines culinary tourism and canine love
“Can I bring my dog here and have lunch on your patio?” I ask Bob Giffen of Giffen’s Country Market in Glen Huron, a five-generation family operation in along Ontario’s Apple Pie Trail near Georgian Bay in Canada. “Of course,” he says. “And you can walk the trails long the pond and through the orchard […]
Travel Toledo, OH: Red Roof Dog Road Trip Day 1 – Hitting the Trail Already
Holy Toledo. Sorry Ohio, this is not my favourite city. Day one of our nine-day five State Red Roof road trip with my dog Victor and I’ve booked our first stop at Red Roof Inn Toledo – mid-way between home and Lexington, Kentucky. The hotel is nice enough and staff friendly. It’s minutes from the […]
Dog-friendly Toronto: High on High Park Dog Off-leash Park
High Park Dog Off-Leash Park might be the best dog park Victor and I have ever visited. It might be the best dog place ever. Located inside High Park in the west end of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the adventure at this leash-free park (if you can find a free parking spot along the road) begins […]
Two Dogs, One Dog-friendly Quest to Albion Falls, Hamilton, Ontario
As cars whiz by we’re walking for almost 10 minutes along a busy road. We’re separated from traffic by a metal guardrail extending along side a worn dirt path. Victor, my 10-year-old schnoodle, is in front pulling on the leash like he’s in charge of Santa’s sleigh. Sasha and her fur daddy are behind us. […]
Dog-friendly Guelph, ON: Hanlon Dog Park Controversy
A city park where dogs can run free along grassy fields, a gravel path and moving water, sounds like a great thing – if you own a dog.
If you live nearby, you might write letters to the newspaper complaining about the park’s popularity and amount of doggie doo doo in the area you take your kids.
Huntsville, Ontario: Pet-friendly Deerhurst Resort Winter Adventure
Today we are embarking on our annual winter weekend away, an after-the-holidays attempt to embrace the weather we hate and become outdoor adventure converts. We’ve chosen three days away at the pet-friendly Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville, Ontario, and we head into the chill winter air bundled in heavy coats, toques, long underwear and optimistic attitudes.
Caledonia, Ontario: LaFortune Park. It’s a secret… pass it on.
LaFortune Park in Caledonia, Ontario isn’t looking too fortunate these days. It’s a 106-acre plot of fenced-in land with some paved paths minimally maintained by the municipality of Haldimand in Caledonia, my home town. A former campsite, the LaFortune family owned and maintained it until 1969 when they bequeathed it to the region with the stipulation […]