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The 50 Best Places To Hike With Your Dog In Southwestern Pennsylvania
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ISBN: 9780981534657; paperback, 6x9, 116 pages
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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 with your dog?
Pittsburgh can be a great place to hike with your dog. Within a short drive your canine adventurer can be
climbing forested mountainsides that leave him panting, trotting in impossibly green ravines, exploring the estates of America's wealthiest families or circling lakes for miles and never lose sight of the water. DOGGIN' PITTSBURGH explores the region's top trails with your best friend in mind...
Where can your dog see the busiest stretch of whitewater east of the Mississippi River from the trail? (page 19)
Where can your dog hike through the only preserved battlefield from Pontiac’s War?(page 94)
Where can your dog view deadly insectivorous plants? (page 51)
DOGGIN' PITTSBURGH tells you the parks that don't welcome dogs. Also packed inside these 116 pages are...
...tips on outfitting your dog for a hike
...tips on practicing low impact hiking with your dog
...and much more
What makes a great place to take your dog hiking? Well, how about a paw-friendly surface to trot on? Grass and sandy soil 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 dog-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.
While walking the dog around the Pittsburgh area we bring along generous helpings of local history, botany, geology, architecture and more. So what are you waiting for? Your dog will want to see the original “Slippery Rock” (page 21), hike through the deepest gorge in the Eastern United States (page 67), find the best doggie swimming hole in southwestern Pennsylvania (page 65)...
THE BEST OF THE BEST
DOG-FRIENDLIEST PARK Townsend Park
BEST INTERPRETIVE TRAIL Hemlock Trail - Laurel Hill State Park
BEST HIKE TO MEET OTHER DOGS Hartwood Acres
BEST 1-HOUR WORKOUT FOR YOUR DOG Brady’s Run Park
BEST CANINE HIKE TO A WATERFALL Hell’s Hollow - McConnells Mill State Park
BEST CANINE HIKE TO A VIEW Wolf Rocks - Laurel Summit State Park
BEST HIKE TO CIRCLE A LAKE WITH YOUR DOG Keystone Lake State Park
BEST DOGGIE SWIMMING HOLE Blue Hole Creek - Forbes State Forest
BEST RAIL TRAIL FOR YOUR DOG Roaring Run Watershed
BEST PLACE TO HIKE ALL DAY WITH YOUR DOG Quebec Run Wild Area - Forbes State Forest
BEST 5-MILE HIKE WITH YOUR DOG Alpha Pass/Kildoo Loop - McConnells Mill State Park
PRETTIEST HIKE WITH YOUR DOG Ferncliff Trail - Ohiopyle State Park
BEST HALF-HOUR HIKE WITH YOUR DOG Flat Rock Trail - Linn Run State Park
MOST HISTORIC HIKE FOR YOUR DOG Fort Necessity National Battlefield
BEST HIKE THROUGH MEADOWS Friendship Hill National Historic Site
PARK YOU WOULD MOST WANT DOGS ALLOWED WHERE THEY CURRENTLY CAN’T GO Bear Run Nature Reserve
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