Hiking trails - Dogs and their humans enjoy a huge number of hiking options.
The Rattlesnake trailhead - 15 minutes away - offers a series of dog friendly trails and easy climbs.
Franconia Notch State Park - 25 minutes drive - has over a dozen dog friendly trails. The only trail, which isn't dog friendly, is the Flume Gorge.
Greeley Ponds and the Lincoln Woods Wilderness Trail - 25 minutes drive - off the Kancamagus Highway scenic Byway - offers several moderate dog friendly hiking options
The Welch-Dickey Loop Trail - 25 minutes - off Upper Mad River Road in Waterville Valley - provides another terrific hike for humans and their favorite four-legged friends.
You can take your best four-legged friend on a six or ten mile paddle on the "Pemi" River. Canoes provide a great home for floating dogs. The river scenery is spectacular.
Take your dog on a cruise around Squam Lake. Rent small aluminum runabouts or roomy, comfortable pontoon boats.
Dogs like ice cream during the warmer months too. Why not take your four-legged friend for ice cream in Meredith?
Pet Paradise in Center Harbor 603 524-3373 has a great selection of pet goodies.
Dog Mountain, World-renowned artist Stephen Huneck created Dog Mountain so people can experience his artwork and share his passion for nature. Dog Mountain is filled with joy and fun for dog lovers. Every year thousands of people attend the annual footloose and fancy-free Dog Parties. For more information, visit www.dogmt.com/local-area.html
Specialty Pet Services***
Pet Grooming: Why not give your dog the opportunity to be really pampered? Doggie Designs (603 279-8777) will provide a shampoo, blow dry and manicure. You can have a nice relaxing lunch, while the 4-footed member of the family gets all smartened up
***Please book services well in advance.
Plymouth Animal Hospital (603 536 1213) has a terrific team of medical professionals who can be contacted seven days a week, 24 hours per day. You can also visit the Winnipesaukee Veterinary Emergency Center www.winnipesaukeeveter.com
Glynn House Inn, 59 Highland Street, Ashland, NH 03217 603-968-3775