The Dog Days of Fall

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A guide to Fall in and around New York City with your pup. Check out what to wear, what to do, and how to travel.

It’s Fall! Time to jump in a pile of leaves, watch the colors change to orange and red, and throw on a cozy sweater! Here are some tips for you and your pup to have the best fall ever in and around NYC.

A guide to Fall in and around New York City with your pup. Check out what to wear, what to do, and how to travel.

Apple Picking

Nothing says fall like apple cider doughnuts, hot apple cider, and apple picking! Grab your pooch and head to Wright Farms, a five generation family run farm just shy of two hours from New York City. The 453 acre farm produces 100,000 bushels of apples annually, as well as cherries, peaches, plums, nectarines, berries, tomatoes, pumpkins, squash, and more. The farm welcomes friendly, leashed dogs in their apple orchards, so your pooch and their nose can help you sniff out the best of the best apples.

Location: 699 State Rt. 208, Gardiner, NY 12525
Hours: 8:00am – 4:30pm
Website: www.eatapples.com

Want more dog-friendly apple picking options? We’ve got you covered. Check out our post Dog-Friendly Apple Picking Near NYC.

Tomkins Square Park Halloween Parade

The pawty of the year happens annually at Tomkins Square Park, when thousands of costumed canines and spectators get together for the biggest dog costume parade in the world. Creative pooches of all sizes and ages come to battle it out for Best in Show and to take home thousands of dollars in prizes. This is an event you won’t want to miss!

Date: A weekend in October
Location: 500 East 9th Street
Hours:
 Noon to 3pm

Website: www.tompkinssquaredogrun.com/halloween/

Dog-Friendly NYC Hiking

There’s no better exercise than a lovely hike through nature. Luckily, there are many trails and parks that allow dogs to join in on the fun. Let your pooch wander the forest while feasting on the sights and smells of the woods!

Within NYC: Inwood Hill Park
What’s the tee?: Inwood Hill Park is the only forest left on Manhattan Island. It has three trails, various rock formations, and a view of the Hudson River and the Palisades. It’s also home to tulip trees, oaks, and maples, as well as Manhattan’s last salt marsh. Be sure to check out Shorakkopoch Rock while there, the alleged place where the “selling” of Manhattan, between Peter Minuit and the Native Americans, took place.
Something to bark about: It’s only a subway ride away! Take the 1 train to 215th Street.

Outside of NYC: Hudson Highlands State Park
What’s the tee?: Located on the east side of the Hudson River, Hudson Highlands State Park has over 6,000 acres with panoramic views of the river and mountains. The park is home to many hiking trails, ranging from easy to challenging, including the popular Appalachian Trail, and Breakneck Ridge Trail, voted one of the top 10 day hikes in the United States by Newsweek.
Something to bark about: Get there by car or rail! Hop on the Metro-North Hudson Line or drive an hour and a half.

Strut Your Mutt

Strut Your Mutt is an annual event run by Best Friends Animal Society in 15 different cities. Participants raise money for a dog rescue of their choice, and then meet up for an epic dog walk together. It’s a great chance to meet other passionate dog lovers, exercise, and raise money for a great cause. Register online and get ready to strut your stuff!

Date: A weekend in October
Location: Hudson River Park’s Pier 26
Hours:
 10:00am to 1:00pm

Website: www.strutyourmutt.org

Related: Don’t forget to check out our list of dog-friendly events happening in NYC. 

A guide to Fall in and around New York City with your pup. Check out what to wear, what to do, and how to travel.

Puffer Vest

There’s nothing like a puffer vest to keep your pooch looking stylish and feeling cozy. This plaid one from Lucy and Co. is giving off major fall vibes! Zip it up and head to your local park to jump into a pile of leaves.

What’s the tee: There’s a leash clasp opening on the back.
Something to bark about: It’s made in America!
Buy it HERE.

Bamboo Knit Hoodie

This lightweight bamboo knit hoodie is stylish, super soft, and environmentally friendly! Bamboo trees are fully sustainable, since they regenerate every 55 days. The hoodie comes in seven different colors – one for every day of the week!

What’s the tee: It comes in seven sizes!
Something to bark about: Bamboo textile is great for pups with allergies!
Buy it HERE.

Shark Cardigan

It’s shark week every week with this super comfy shark cardigan sweater! This cozy cardigan is perfect for a nap by the fire, or with some hot apple cider.

What’s the tee: It’s easy to put on and take off – the buttons are faux!
Something to bark about: Each adorable shark is a (fake) pocket!
Buy it HERE.

Wild + Wonderful Wilderness Bandana

This bandana will get any dog in the fall spirit! Made with custom-printed fabric, it features hues of green, blue, and light pink. It comes in four sizes, perfect for any sized pooch!

What’s the tee: Each bandana is handmade in Brooklyn, NY
Something to bark about: Your option of one-sided or reversible!

The Wild + Wonderful Wilderness Bandana is no longer available (bummer!), but we found one that’s similar and just as cute. Check out the MIA bandana from Lucy & Co. 

A guide to Fall in and around New York City with your pup. Check out what to wear, what to do, and how to travel.

K9 Sport Sack

It’s now easier than ever to take your dog with you wherever you go with the K9 Sport Sack! Zip your dog in and swing them on your back as you hike, bike, explore, or ride the subway. It’s an easy and comfortable way for your pooch to join in on new adventures.

What’s the tee: It’s fully adjustable, for the perfect fit.
Something to bark about: They offer same day shipping worldwide.
Buy it HERE and use code BOOGIE for a % off! 

Canvas Pet Tote

This sturdy carry bag will have your pet traveling in comfort and style! It has a scoop for your pups head, two outside pockets, and a leash attachment. Choose from many different colors – we love this olive and navy one!

What’s the tee: It’s double topstitched for extra durability.
Something to bark about: The water repellent canvas will help your pooch stay dry in the rain.
Buy it HERE.

Messenger Pouch Carrier

Small pooches will feel safe at your side in this WagWear messenger pooch carrier. Nestle them in and sling it over your shoulder when you hit the town. It’s an easy way to travel, and give head pats.

What’s the tee: It comes in six colors.
Something to bark about: Small holds pooches up to 8lbs, and large holds pooches double that – up to 16lbs!
Buy it HERE.

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A guide to Fall in and around New York City with your pup. Check out what to wear, what to do, and how to travel.

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