Temperatures are falling, but there is still plenty of time to enjoy the great outdoors with your furry family members before the winter chill drives many people indoors.
For fans of specters and spooks, Sisters Grimm Ghost Tours in San Antonio, TX and Ghost Tours of Harpers Ferry in Harpers Ferry, WV provide pet-friendly, otherworldly thrills. Sisters Grimm Ghost Tours guides dress in period costume, light the way by lantern, and tell stories of the souls that haunt some of the oldest places in San Antonio. Tour guides for Ghost Tours of Harpers Ferry also dress in period costume while guiding visitors past haunted sites and explaining the legend and history behind the ghostly phenomenon. Leashed pets are always welcomes on both tours.
If you would rather drive than walk, you can take in the amazing fall foliage from the comfort of your car on Color Tours in West Michigan. With over twenty scenic routes to choose from, there is a perfect autumn drive for everyone.
For dog-lovers who want to enjoy the fruits of harvest, the United States is filled with apple orchards and pumpkin patches that welcome leashed pets to join the human members of the family. Find your way out of a 53-acre corn maze, view the unique submissions for the Scarecrow Contest, and choose the perfect pumpkin from acres and acres of pumpkins at Cool Patch Pumpkins and Corn Maze in Dixon, CA. Dog-lovers on the East Coast can enjoy breathtaking mountain views at SkyTop Orchard just outside of Flat Rock, NC. A wide variety of apples can be found in the orchards or in farm store. Munch on hot, homemade pumpkin or apple cider donuts while sipping freshly-pressed cider and enjoying the expansive mountaintop play area, the bamboo forest, or the animal park. Leashed pets are welcome every day at SkyTop Orchard and Monday-Thursday at Cool Patch Pumpkins and Corn Maze.
Festival-goers throughout the country can rejoice as more and more festivals are becoming dog-friendly. Leashed pets are welcome to join the fun at Kimmswick Apple Butter Festival in Kimmswick, MO. The Kimmswick Historical Society makes and sells apple butter at the Apple Butter Pavilion while hundreds of vendors fill the streets and city park with crafts and food items. Wine-lovers will find that their dogs are welcome to join them at many wineries during the Fall Release Weekend in Walla Walla, WA as wineries celebrate new releases and cooler weather with tastings, music, art festivals and more.
Perhaps there is no better way to welcome autumn with Fido than by joining BringFido.com at Dog Mountain in St. Johnsbury, VT on October 7 for Dog Fest 2012. Dog Fest 2012 is an opportunity for you and your dog to make new friends while sampling Dog Mountain’s 150-acres of hiking trails, dog ponds, and off-leash freedom. Say hello to Bring Fido’s founder, Melissa, and her faithful companion, Ace, during their stop at Dog Fest 2012 and scoop up a free BringFido.com Road Trip Survival Kit (filled with Earth Rated PoopBags, Petkin PetWipes, KONG Chewy Treats, Zuke’s mini naturals, and a Lickety Stik) for your pet.
Written by Leah Howard from BringFido.com