Hiking is a fun, healthy activity that the whole family can enjoy—even your canine companion! The Capital Region offers a wealth of scenic trails that, depending on where you live, are within a relatively short driving distance.
- Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail: This diverse 39-mile trail spans five municipalities and features woods, meadows, and rivers interspersed with city and suburban neighborhoods.
- Uncle Sam Bike Trail: If you live in or near Troy, this 3.1-mile route offers a convenient, picturesque venue for you and your pup to get some exercise and enjoy nature.
- Peebles Island State Park/Perimeter Trail: The two-mile perimeter trail winds through open meadows, a hardwood forest, along cliff tops, and past river rapids. If you’re feeling adventurous, you and your dog can take a detour on the numerous other trails that crisscross the island.
- Ballston Veterans Bike Path: For Saratoga County residents, this 3.5-mile trail offers much in the way of history and scenic views.
- Bog Meadow Brook Nature Trail: Just east of downtown Saratoga Springs, this two-mile trail provides an ideal opportunity for you and your dog to get in a quick walk and appreciate an array of wetland habitats.
- Zim Smith Trail: Also in Saratoga County, this 7.5-mile trail offers views of a ravine and horse pastures and eventually leads into the picturesque village of Round Lake.
- Glens Falls Feeder Canal Trail: Farther north in Warren and Washington counties, this nine-mile route is part of the 71-mile Champlain Canalway Trail.
For a complete list of dog-friendly sites throughout the state, and world for that matter, visit www.bringfido.com.