Fall is the best time to get outdoors with your pet! The weather is just right . . . not too hot, not too cold. Plus there’s so much to do this time of year . . . from shopping at the local farmers markets, pumpkin patches, orchards and fall festivals! Surprisingly a lot of these events are pet friendly but you should always check in advance. Google is your best friend when it comes to finding pet friendly fall activities in your area. In this Howl-O-Ween post, I’ve put together 5 pet friendly fall activities that won’t cost you much!
1. The Pumpkin Patch
We take Chuy to the pumpkin patch every year. We love being able to pick out pumpkins and to sneak in some great photo ops! Most farms are pet friendly as long as your dog is on a leash. Always check before heading out.
2. Rent a Cabin
Rent a cozy cabin and head to the mountains to enjoy the outdoors and gorgeous fall foliage! Lots of cabins offer pet friendly options. A great website to check out when traveling with pets is Bring Fido. You can search for pet friendly hotels and attractions.
Fall in the mountains is typically considered their “peak” season. So rates are going to be higher than in the “off” season. However, if you can go during the week you will definitely save some money! Cabins for You has pet friendly cabins in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, TN and you can search on their website for just pet friendly cabins. There are quite a few reasonably priced cabins even in the peak leaf peeper season!
3. Go Apple Picking
Most apple orchards are extremely dog friendly! A simple search on google will help you to find one in your area that allows pets. Apples are a healthy snack for your dogs! This is a fun must do fall activity with lots of great photo ops!
Hiking is a great way to spend time with your dog and burn calories at the same time! Before heading out, always make sure that the park or trail is indeed pet friendly. Don’t forget to bring the leash, some doggy waste bags, and water! We use a collapsible travel bowl from Bliss Paws that attaches right to the leash! Your dog can also carry a few things with a doggie backpack!
5. Attend a Fall Festival
Festivals have so many different sights and sounds so they are fantastic for socializing your pup. Not all festivals are pet friendly though especially if there’s food involved. Just like the other activities, never assume. Call ahead or check the website to confirm before loading up your dog in the car.
What are you planning to do this Fall with your pets?! Leave us a comment and let us know! Happy Howl-O-Ween!