Thinking about bringing your furry friend along on your next family vacation to the outdoor playground of Killington, VT? While your pup (and presumably your cat, too) may not be able to join you on the ski slopes, there is still plenty to do with your best friend. So don’t hesitate to bring them along, especially with the pet-friendly lodgings at GetAway Vacations!
The Great Outdoors
While downhill skiing might be out of the question, there are plenty of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails that are dog-friendly. One of the best is the Mountain Top Inn and Resort, a short 11 mile drive from Killington. This resort offers over 15km of pet-friendly trails for you and Fido, meaning the entire family can enjoy their idyllic 700 acres of woods on the slopes of the Green Mountains. The trails offer fantastic views of the surrounding peaks as well as the private and pristine alpine lake.
The year-round hiking trails at the Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area are also open to four-legged visitors on leashes. Explore over 2800 acres of old growth forests, marshes, and stately stands of pine tree while watching the numerous species of migratory and native birds that call the park home. Snow geese are seen through the late fall, while short-eared owls can be spotted through the winter. In the spring and summer months shorebirds and wader species can be seen along the banks of the numerous creeks and ponds.
If you are looking to explore the beautiful wilderness that makes the Killington area such an amazing place to visit, there are several hiking trails that welcome dogs. Buttermilk Falls in Ludlow, VT, is a series of 15’ cascades and cool pools connected by streams that are great for exploring by foot and by paw. The White Rocks National Recreation Area, about 30 minutes from Killington, has a wide range of hiking trails for all skill levels. Draped in the splendor of the Green Mountain National Forest, the area is awash in history and natural beauty, perfect in any season.
A Table for Two?
After a long day of adventuring, why not treat your dog to a special meal? At the Lake House (3569 VT-30) you are treated to scenic views of Lake Bomoseen while you enjoy live music on the deck during the warm summer months. They offer a delicious menu, including a special section of dishes just for dogs. Closer to Killington, in Wallingford, VT, you can enjoy pizza and classic Italian fare at Sal’s South (15 S. Main St.) which also welcomes dogs. The restaurant is a cozy Italian café with al fresco dining on a quaint small town street. If your dog has a date, they might even be able to split the spaghetti.
With so much to see and do in the great outdoors, there is no shortage of fun to be had with your furry friend in tow. Make the most of the beautiful spring while you check out these fun dog-friendly options, and many more!