Happy Trails To You

If you live in Massachusetts you probably already know there are an abundance of hiking trails. The problem is that not all trails for humans...

Horst Hoefinger  |  Aug 13th 2008


If you live in Massachusetts you probably already know there are an abundance of hiking trails. The problem is that not all trails for humans are necessarily good for our furry friends.

If you want to find the best dog friendly hiking trailscheck out Best Hikes with Dogs: Boston& Beyond by Jenna Ringelheim, the only book devoted entirely to hiking with dogs. The bookhas a great mix of urban and rural trails with trail descriptions that detail leash laws, directions, maps, distance (hike’s total mileage), and elevation levels. It covers trails for active and senior dogs so no pup will feel left out.

The book also has some great tips on canine trail etiquette, hiking with dogs and their special needs, what to do when you meet other hikers, and unique skills for preparing your dog for the Massachusetts mainland and island terrain.

Win yourself a free copy of Best Hikes with Dogs: Boston & Beyond by simply leaving me a comment in the comment section on why you like hiking with your dog. I will pick one winner at random on August 25th. Happy trails to you.