Dog lovers unite. TEPSBEST is coming at you with the top 5 dog-friendly trails throughout the Pocono Mountains that you have got to try!
With summer just around the corner, one of the things I am most looking forward to is being outside as much as I possibly can. Now, I am not talking about beaches and pools. I’m excited to take the extra step and go on an adventure throughout the Poconos on our beautiful trails. I mean, walking is a great way to get fit. Plus, it’s an added bonus when you get to bring your furry 4-legged best friend along!
Check out our top 5 dog-friendly trails that the Poconos have to offer!
Lehigh Gorge State Park Trail
The Lehigh Gorge State Park Trail is located in Weatherly, PA. Lehigh Gorge is perfect for dogs because of the nice and wide paths. Plus, you can’t go wrong with the beautiful river views. The entire trail is 26-miles long. However, there is a shorter for those just starting out which starts in Rockport. Make sure to use caution on your adventure, because the trail tends to get a bit steep in some areas.
PRO TIP: Check out the abandoned rail tunnel, it opens up to beautiful view of the river!
Shuman Point Natural Area
Shuman Point Natural Area is located in Lakeville, PA and is close to Lake Wallenpaupack. The trail is just a steady 3-mile loop and is perfect for an afternoon workout. The trail has great views that overlook the lake and has a lot of forest landscape. Once you walk about 2 miles, you’ll see stone walls that were once used as fences to separate the farmers fields. While bringing along your pup, make sure to keep them on their leash at all times.
Ledgedale Recreation Area
Ledgedale Recreation Area is a 35-acre park and 80-acre natural area in Greentown, PA. The trails are in the natural area that were used by loggers in the 20th century. How cool, right?! There is a lot of wildlife in this area and many birds for those who like bird watching. I have to say, it’s a perfect place for a day trip with your pooch!
Promised Land State Park
Promised Land State Park is also in Greentown, PA. It’s a 3k-acre park that is mostly surrounded by the Delaware State Forest with more than 50 miles of trails. Dogs may join their owners on the Little Falls Trail. The 1.4 mile trail follows along the Wallenpaupack Creek and past the little falls for which its named. I mean, waterfalls and pups? Count-me-in!
Pocono Environmental Education Center
The Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is in Dingmans Ferry, PA. It has six trails that vary in distance and difficulty and are all in loops that start on the PEEC Campus. There are no fees to hike the trails and it is a perfect place for you and your dog to do some exploring. And let’s face it… FREE is for ME!
Did we name one of your favorite trails? Comment below and tell us if we are missing your favorite dog-friendly Pocono trail!