Mt. Philo Inn honored by Yankee Magazine May 2018 as Vermont's best hotel for travelers with dogs

Mt. Philo:  Dog walking is the singular most frequent use of Mt. Philo, with at least 100 dogs on the mountain every day. Use our private original Carriage Road though our backyard to reach the park.  The one mile hike to the top along a paved road is rewarded with spectacular views, while the dogs get plenty of exercise and socialization. Dogs must be on leash only when the park is open,  from 10 AM till sunset from May through Columbus day.  There is a regular morning walking crew as well one at noon.  

Even the rangers are in on the act. Kim and John Frigault work with Long Trail Canine Rescue, and coordinate a local dog fostering and adoption team.

Thompson's Point:  A locals favorite this 3 mile walk, just 4 miles away, is flat with dirt roads and little slow car traffic.  Walk around the Thompson's Point, with cute summer cabins and scenic vistas over Lake Champlain the entire way.  Many other dogs to meet.