Doggie Adventure
1160 Rt. 9
P.O. Box 163
Garrison, NY 10524
845-739-1019

Carol@DoggieAdventure.com


Walking in a Winter Wonderland
Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Taco on Mountain Summit
Taco on Mountain Summit

Hiking Mountain Trail
Hiking Mountain Trail

Barney Taking a Dip
Barney Taking a Dip

Snow Angels Barney & Velvet
Snow Angels - Barney & Velvet

Doggie Pool Party
Doggie Pool Party

Diving Dog
Diving Dog

Doggie Refreshment
Doggie Refreshment

Doggie Barkday Party
Doggie Barkday Party

Summertime Fun!
Summertime Fun!

Walks/Hikes/Swims

Short 20-minute walks on the 15-acre Doggie Adventure property are included as part of your dog's stay with us.  We also offer optional longer walks and hikes along many of the beautiful trails in the Garrison and Cold Spring area.  Dogs are safely leashed and guest-dog tags are affixed to their collars at all times (the one exception is for dock-diving below, with your permission).  We prefer to use flexi leashes, which allow the dogs to run ahead 26 feet, while still being under the human's control. All parking is off-road, safely away from traffic.

Each hiking trip lasts approximately 1 hour, and the choice of location depends upon how athletic your dog is.  A maximum of 3 dogs are taken for each human on the walk.  The choice of walking areas includes the following.

Hubbard Lodge Trail In Fahnstock State Park, Cold Spring: Easy Walk

Located at the intersection of Route 9 and 301 in Cold Spring is one entrance to the magnificent 14,000-acre Fahnstock State Park.   We start at the Hubbard Lodge meeting house and follow the white-marked trail to the 5th bridge, approximately a 35-minute walk one-way.  The trail is flat up to that point, so this would be a good choice for the less-athletically-inclined dog.  There are numerous places along the walk to take a dip in the fresh mountain streams.

The Glenclyffe Hudson Walk:  Moderate Difficulty.

We follow the path called "Marcia's Mile" to the Hudson River, stopping for a moment to enjoy the view from the gazebo.  About 5 more minutes down the path is a bridge that crosses the Metro North train track, & we follow the path to the Hudson River.  Many water dogs enjoy taking a quick dip in the water before continuing on either the red- or blue-marked paths through the woods.

The Chimmneys Walk: Moderate Difficulty

Across from the Garrison Fish & Game Club is a beautiful trail that leads up to the summit with a breathtaking view of the mountains.  The trail length is approximately 1.5 miles each way. After the walk, we continue on to the Garrison Fish & Game Club for a swim in their lovely lake which is fed by fresh-water streams. The club has 2 docks in the lake that allow the canine athlete to run out & dive off the dock in pursuit of his/her favorite toy.  The dock-diving is usually done off-lead.  This is not a problem if the dog is a water fanatic, or fanatical about fetching a favorite toy. Otherwise, the 26-ft flexi is used for the less trustworthy dogs or those who insist upon swimming out after the geese.  The decision to use the leash will be made by you, & we will follow your instructions.  If the Fish & Game Club lake is frozen, or if there is algae in the heat of summer, then there is always the "Doggie Jacuzzi," which is fed by a continuous flow of fresh mountain water.

Sunken Mine Road, Cold Spring: Moderate Difficulty

Located off Dennytown Road in Cold Spring is a beautiful road in the woods called Sunken Mine Road, which winds down to a lake approximately 0.5 mile down the path.  The lake is a great stop for doggie refreshment, before continuing along the many mountain trails available for hiking.

Bear Mountain State Park: Lakeside Walks - Easy; Trail Walks - Moderate Difficulty

Bear Mountain State Park is located just over the Bear Mountain Bridge, at the end of the Palisades Parkway. The park has a lovely 1¼ mile paved path that circles Hessian Lake.  There are no motor vehicles allowed, except for state park workers & rangers who usually stop to greet the furkids on their walks.  The path is flat on one side, with a more moderate hilly slope on the other side.  There is also a flat rectangular paved path in the center of the park.  This walk can be made more moderate in difficulty by following the trail up to Doodletown – an isolated village that was settled in 1762 but was abandoned in the 1960's.

The paved park paths are plowed in the wintertime, which makes walking easier than on icy trails. The downside is that the roads are also salted, which can irritate doggie paws.  I use dog booties called "Pawz," which are disposable rubber booties that actually stay on the dog's feet!  If we use this park during wintertime, your dog will be wearing these protective booties at no additional charge.  If you want them for home use you can find them online at: www.dogcatetc.com

This area of the lower Hudson Valley is filled with many walking trails which provide great entertainment & exercise for our doggie friends & guests.  As we discover new favorite paths, they will be posted on this page. 

Pool Swims, Cold Spring

During the months of May through mid-October, my friend Gayle Watkins opens her in-ground cement pool for refreshing doggie enjoyment. Located at the end of a long dirt road on 70-acres of wooded property, sits her 25 x 50 foot long pool, which is completely fenced in and includes a large area of grassy lawn and a small mountain for exploring.  I can't begin to describe how many hours of doggie fun we have had in this pool.  If your dog is a water dog, this is the adventure for him or her!  Plan on bringing favorite swim toys, since each dog seems to have a definite preference in what toy he/she wants to fetch.  No leashes are needed, because the area is securely fenced.

Gayle is a dog trainer and golden retriever breeder, who also sells Bravo! raw meat diets for dogs, healthy treats and chews, and an array of supplements. (For further information see www.NaturesOrigins.com).  If your dog is on this diet or is running low on supplements, his/her food and supplements can be picked up for you at no additional charge.

Gayle also has a wonderful fenced-in agility field where she teaches dogs agility for fun or competition.  If you are interested in training or agility, you can reach Gayle at New Directions Dog Training, 845-265-2045.  Also check out her website: www.Gaylans.com.