Dog Friendly in the Mount Washington Valley | Local News
CONWAY – The Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce understands that dogs are an important part of your family – which is why they’ve compiled a sample of pet-friendly activities in the Valley.
• Let your dog run free in North Conway in Schouler Park. Located right in the middle of North Conway Village, spend your morning playing fetch in front of the iconic Conway Scenic Railroad and stretch out in this local park, open to dogs and their owners
• The Mountain Division Trail in Fryeburg, Maine is a 13 km paved trail. It’s not only a great option for bringing your puppy, it’s also suitable for strollers and bikes. The MWV Trails Association provides information on this network of trails as well as others in the Mount Washington Valley. ??
• Theater in the Wood offers miles of trails to take your dog with. It is accessible on foot and by bike in spring, summer and fall; and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and walking also in winter.
• Whitaker Woods is a town-owned recreation area in the village of North Conway. John Eastman, director of parks and recreation at Conway, says they are promoting a “carry, take” policy for dog waste. The city does not have a leash law, but city bylaws require dogs to be kept “under control.”
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• Four Your Paws Only is known as the “local dog haunt.” This pet friendly store caters to pets and their owners providing locally made pet products and all natural pet food. They also offer the most unique pet themed gifts.
• Percy Paws, in Settlers Green, offers pet treats, including a range of CBD treats, desserts and more. Percy Paws is also committed to supporting local nonprofit organizations that support animal welfare.
• Feel comfortable stepping straight into The Rugged Mill in North Conway Village – they welcome your pet with open arms.
• Settlers Green provides an open space to move from store to store with your pet. While the individual factory village stores have different pet protocols, the Settlers Green yard is still a great place to hang out with your puppy.
• LupinePet of East Conway has been proudly making pet collars since 1990. To learn more, visit lupinepet.com.
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• Karla’s Pet Rendezvous (603-447-3435) in Conway has been providing professional pet care for over 20 years. Pet Rendezvous also offers a grooming service and a retail boutique in addition to its dog daycare options.
• Albany Pet Care Aunt Cindy (603-447-5614) in Albany is another fantastic option for pet care. “The next best place to be home,” Aunt Cindy offers dog training, walks, five large indoor / outdoor fenced playgrounds and more.
• The Ultimutt Cut Pet Salon (603-356-6699) located at 512 Eastman Road in North Conway offers a variety of services, from nail trimming to hair cutting with jobs.
One development in the wake of the pandemic has been the increase in alfresco dining in the valley – and many cafes allow well-behaved dogs to be with their owners while they dine. For an overview of pet-friendly accommodation in the Valley, visit mtwashingtonvalley.org.