Dog-friendly apple picking opportunities in Southern Ontario, along with a few pumpkin patches. Plus, dehydrated apple dog treats.
If you’ve driven along Highway 403 to Port Stanley along Lake Erie, you’ve driven through St. Thomas, Ontario and likely under it’s most stop-worthy dog-friendly feature: the Elevated Park along an overhead former railway track. Runner up dog-friendly St. Thomas landmark is the Lions Club wooded off-leash dog park.
If you want that pic of your pup nestled in a field of purple, you’ll have to seek out a spot, open to the public, when the springs of this aromatic mint are in full form. Welcome to Apple Hill Lavender Farm in Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada.
For dogs and their people, the city of Brantford has three things going for it: the Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant outdoor sculpture park and garden, a rail trail hiking trail, and an expanding leash-free dog park.
The 13th Street Winery in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada is a dog-friendly Niagara winery where you can dine, sip wine, and enjoy art with your dog.
The Niagara Region in Ontario is an expanding Canadian wine region and every week in social media groups someone asks, where are the dog-friendly wineries? Ridge Road Winery is one of those wineries – focused on creating an experience near the vineyards rather than simply being an outlet for wine tasting and sales. And this experience, fortunately, includes the dog.
Is the Toronto Premium Outlets mall dog-friendly? That’s a question I’ve seen frequently on social media and pet travel groups. The answer is yes, with a caveat.
Stratford in the spring, before the renowned Stratford Festival theatre performances begin, has a different vibe. A slower easily strollable, dog-walking kind of vibe. And that’s what I did a lot during a two-day getaway to Stratford, Ontario, Canada with my 1.5-year-old pup who’s not a fan of leash walking. And that’s why we ended up at the leash-free park … and there’s a good one in Stratford.
Per capita, Hamilton, Ontario has a surprising number of fenced off-leashed dog parks, conservation trails, pet-friendly hotels, dog cafes (yes, dogs allowed), and, well… several waterfalls – making in a surprisingly dog-friendly city.
Gananoque promotes itself as the gateway to the Thousand Islands and as such is a picturesque town and all about the waterfront. That means, many of the attractions are outside so bringing the dog is possible although mostly on a leash – mostly. There’s one small hidden gem.