Have you ever considered how far you
walk with your dog? If you walk just 15 minutes a day you will
have walked far enough in your dog's lifetime to cross the United
States. With all that walking ahead of you, aren't you ready
for a new place to take a hike?
This new book seeks to help you flush out those great hiking
spots for your dog. DOGGIN' THE POCONOS: THE 33 BEST PLACES TO
HIKE WITH YOUR DOG IN PENNSYLVANIA'S NORTHEAST MOUNTAINS explores
the area's top trails with your best friend in mind...
- Where can your dog hike around a glacial pond? (page 19)
- Where can your dog hike through the largest unlumbered
forest left in northeast Pennsylvania? (page 37)
- Where can you hike with your dog hike on the roadbed of
one of America's oldest railroads? (page 42)
- Where can you hike with your dog down the concrete way
of Old Route 611 heading into Philadelphia? (page 53)
Is there any more dispiriting day for
a dog owner than driving to a new park and encountering the dreaded
"NO DOGS" sign? DOGGIN' THE POCONOS tells you the parks
that don't welcome dogs. Also packed inside these 92 pages are...
...regulations for dogs in Pocono campgrounds
...tips on outfitting your dog for a hike
...tips on practicing low impact hiking with your dog
...and much more.
The Poconos are a great place to hike
with your dog. Within a short drive you can be scaling mountains
that leave your dog panting, exploring impossibly green glens
that will set tails to wagging or circling lakes for miles where
swim-loving dogs never sight of the water. While walking the
dog, author Doug Gelbert also brings along generous helpings
of local history, botany, geology, architecture and more.
What makes a great place to take your
Well, how about a paw-friendly
surface to trot on? Grass and sandy dirt are a lot more appealing
than asphalt and rocks. A variety of hikes is always good - long
ones for athletic dogs and short ones for the less adventurous
canine. Dogs always enjoy a refreshing place to swim as well.
For tail-friendly parks our guides describe the trail options
for your dog, evaluate park traffic from other users, tell you
whether you will need a guide dog to find your way around and,
of course, tell you how to get to the park.
So what are you waiting for? Your dog
will want to hunt the elusive morel mushroom (page 73), hike
through the Ecology Cemetery (page 25), hike across a National
Natural Landmark (page 23)...
Ask for DOGGIN' THE
POCONOS: THE 33 BEST PLACES TO HIKE WITH YOUR DOG IN PENNSYLVANIA'S
NORTHEAST MOUNTAINS (Cruden Bay Books; ISBN: 09785622-6-7;
$9.95) in your favorite bookstore. Or order directly from us
- click on the link below for our online store.