A Dog Day Afternoon in Rochester

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Sometimes when you go on holiday, you can’t bear to leave your pet at home. Whether you’re on holiday or on a business trip, travelling with pets can often be difficult, but with dog friendly hotels that are doing their best to accommodate your pets during your stay, you can be sure to find a lot of dog friendly adventures in the city. With a lot of open green space, the area of Rochester is incredibly welcoming to dogs, and whether you’re staying for a long time or not, there’s plenty to do with your mutt which is right outside your door.

Lollypop Farm

What better place to enjoy a day out with the dog than at a farm dedicated to adopting animals? Lollypop Farm in Greater Rochester is a beautiful piece of land with a wide range of animals to see. Whilst dogs enjoy the big open space, you can enjoy a range of animals in their natural habitats, as well as a petting zoo. The gift shop at Lollypop Farm has a wide range of dog friendly treats, giving you a wide range of gifts, you can cherish forever, and your dog can chew on!

Genesee Valley Park

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Consisting of 800 acres of open greenery, the Genesee Valley Park is one of the most beautiful parks in New York State. First formed in 1888, this park was designed by the legendary architect and landscaper, Frederick Law Olmstead. The park consists of green pastures, forestry and a golf course, making it a great place to bring the dog and enjoy some sport whilst you’re at it. The canal in the park is part of the New York State Barge Canal and combined with the history of the area, promises a great day out for all.

Turning Point Park

Turning Point Park

The Turning Point Trail is part of Genesee Valley Park and consists of a beautiful boardwalk trail along the Genesee River. With 275 acres of woodland to explore, your dog will be as happy as Larry exploring the marshland, giving you a chance to do a spot of bird watching. The main trail is made up of a boardwalk alongside an old railroad, as well as hiking and biking trails which give you a chance to reign free whilst keeping fit. The park also includes a Rain Garden, which uses natural vegetation as eco-friendly sediment filters, ensuring that water is clean when it reaches the Genesee River. Fresh air will always do a world of good during your holiday, and your dog will thank you for the space to roam, just make sure you give your mutt a wash afterwards, as it’s bound to get muddy!

Corbett’s Glen Nature Park

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Located outside of Rochester and near the town of Brighton, Corbett’s Glen is a nature park which is now open to the public after years of private ownership. This park is home tot here waterfalls and a whole load of beautiful land to explore. If you’re looking for a great day out with the family, whether it be for a jog with dog or for a picnic, this idyllic haven will be sure to entice you.

New York State has a range of dog friendly parks to explore, as well as many Rochester pet friendly hotels, giving you all the more reason to get out and explore the city.