Fun Activities To Do With Your Pup This Winter!
Winter is quickly approaching, and New York City will soon be a winter wonderland. Whether you want to stay cozy inside or venture out into the tundra, here are a few ideas of what you and your pup can do this winter!
If you want to stay in the city and not travel far, some places to visit that are warm and cozy are:
Boris and Horton
Right across the street from ABC Animal Hospital! Located in the East Village is NYC’s first dog café with yummy treats and drinks for you and your pup!
Soho Grand Hotel
Located in Soho, the Hartz family founded the hotel, making their fortune selling pet products. Although their dog run is exclusive to hotel guest pets, you can bring your pup to their restaurant, café, lounges, and bar.
Located on the Upper West Side, if you find yourself on the opposite end of Manhattan, this beautiful and cute café is cozy and pet-friendly. It is the perfect place to relax and drink some hot cocoa with your pup!
A New Orleans-themed bar located in the East Village serves a variety of craft beers and has a glassed-in outdoor area. Can this place get any better?
For those that are not afraid to venture outside but don’t want to travel too far, Central Park is a classic and has many easy trails to walk with your pup or venture off in the park’s 90 acres North Woods of 38-acre Ramble. The park is also where the annual Winter Jam takes place in January with winter sports activities for New Yorkers of all ages: sledding, snowshoeing, and Taste NY Market dogs can play in the Doggie Snow Zone!
Now, for the truly adventurous owners and pups, several trails outside of the city have breathtaking views and a breath of fresh air:
Bear Mountain State Park (Hudson Valley)
Not too far from the city offers more than 5,000 acres of scenic trails right along the Hudson River.
Mohonk Mountain House (Hudson Valley)
Located only 90 miles north of NYC, this historical landmark offers 8,000 acres of trails and has scenic views of the Catskill Mountains.
Letchworth State Park (Finger Lakes)
This insanely beautiful park, known as the “Grand Canyon of the East,” is incredible in the cold, snowy months.
Storm King State Park (Cornwall)
This is a trail made for more experienced hikers. It is a 3.5-mile hike that takes 3 hours to complete, but once you reach the top, you will be the king of NY with views of the Hudson River, Bannerman Island, Cold Spring, and Constitution Marsh.
Mountain Lakes Park (Westchester County)
This easy trail is 5 miles that will also take 3 hours to complete, and will offer you beautiful views of the four lakes.
No matter where you end up with your pup this winter, be sure to check the weather to make sure that it is not below zero degrees, as your pup should not be outside longer than 15 minutes. Have fun this winter, and be safe!