Dog-Friendly Day Trips

There are lots of dog-friendly day trips in the New York Metro area. Here you will find reviews of trips we have taken with Bosqui, and we will continue updating the page. We welcome your comments and recommendations as well.

Mystic Seaport Museum July 4

Mystic Seaport Museum is an historic preservation showcasing New England’s maritime history. The Seaport is a series of mini-museums. The Seaport village made up of actual New England buildings, staffed with costumed historians who really know their stuff!  There is a print shop, a doctors office, a rigger, a ropemaker, ship chandlery and many more buildings to visit. The Seaport is very dog-friendly. Schaffer’ Spouter’s Tavern, is a 19th-century type tavern that will welcome your pup with a bulldog-themed bowl of water as soon as you are seated. Mystic Seaport was proud to be named the most pet-friendly attraction in Connecticut in 2017 by GoPetFriendly.com. Leashed pets are welcome, but may not enter buildings, ships, or be left unattended. Read more here. Mystic Seaport Museum • 75 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic, CT 06355 • 860.572.0711 • info@mysticseaport.org Hours—Everyday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.



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Vanderbilt Mansion, Hyde Park, NY

Historically known as Hyde Park, Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site is one of the region's oldest Hudson River estates. For nearly two centuries, this place has been home to socially prominent New Yorkers. A superb example of its type, Hyde Park represents the domestic ideal of the elite class in the late nineteenth-century America. It provides a glimpse of estate life, the social stratification of the period, and the world of the American millionaire during the era historians refer to as the Gilded Age.

The National Park Service preserves over 200 acres of the original property, including historic buildings, original furnishings, manicured landscapes, natural woodlands, formal gardens and associated documents. The centerpiece of the estate is the mansion, a masterpiece of American Beaux-Arts design by the distinguished architectural firm McKim, Mead & White.

The grounds are dog-friendly, and you can picnic at a table near the Italian Gardens or on sitting on a bench overlooking the Hudson River. The grounds are dotted with many amazing 100+-year-old trees and there are beautiful views in every direction. Dogs can not enter the mansion or outbuildings, but it might be worth taking turns if you are there with 2 people or a group. We were lucky enough to arrive just as a tour was staring and stood under a tree and listened to a 20 minute about the Vanderbilts and the grounds.

I did go into the Museum and Gift Shop which was originally the Bachelor's Quarters. This is another beautiful building with an interesting historical exhibit and an excellent selection of books on the Vanderbilt's and the Gilded Age, as well and historically themed home decor objects and toys.

Address: 119 Vanderbilt Park Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538

Hours

History and hours retrieved from National Park Service https://www.nps.gov/vama/index.htm



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Mystic Seaport Museum

75 Greenmanville Ave. Mystic, CT 06355 860.572.0711 info@mysticseaport.org Hours Everyday 9 a.m. to 5 p.

Mystic Seaport Museum is an historic preservation showcasing New England’s maritime history. The Seaport is a series of mini-museums. The Seaport village made up of actual New England buildings, staffed with costumed historians who really know their stuff!  There is a print shop, a doctors office, a rigger, a ropemaker, ship chandlery and many more buildings to visit. The Seaport is very dog-friendly. Schaffer’ Spouter’s Tavern, is a 19th-century type tavern that will welcome your pup with a bulldog-themed bowl of water as soon as you are seated. Mystic Seaport was proud to be named the most pet-friendly attraction in Connecticut in 2017 by GoPetFriendly.com. Leashed pets are welcome, but may not enter buildings, ships, or be left unattended.