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 "Secret" Wine Country With Your Pup
Published on September 11, 2019
September is California Wine Month, a time when the wine-grape harvest and “the crush,” first step in winemaking, are in full swing. It’s a hectic if exciting time to visit wine country, with lots going on in all 139 of California’s American Viticultural Areas (AVAs). Here’s a look at some dog-friendly opportunities coming up in September.   more »
Welcome Fall With a Dog-Friendly Cabin or Cottage Getaway
Published on August 30, 2019
September is a great time for a getaway with your four-legged friends—and a great time to make new discoveries, whether it’s an activity or a cabin or cottage retreat where you can curl up with your fur buddy. Here are some suggestions.   more »
Laid-Back Lake County Beckons You and Your Dog
Published on August 8, 2019
Lake County is easily accessible from Northern California’s metropolitan areas, yet it’s often overlooked in favor of more high-profile (and expensive) destinations. But we at are woofingly sure that once you discover this dog-friendly, affordable and relaxing slice of the state, you and your pup will be hooked!   more »
Dog Lakes You May Not Know About
Published on July 25, 2019
Hot summer days call for splashy cool-offs, and in California, there’s no shortage of places to dip paws in water. Northern Californians tend to think “Lake Tahoe,” but savvy travelers know lots of alternatives.   more »
Tuolumne County: Yosemite, Gold Country, and High Sierra!
Published on July 7, 2019
One of DogTrekker’s most-read newsletters of 2018 featured Tuolumne County, which beckons with untamed nature, rustic but refined places to eat and stay, historic attractions tied to the Gold Rush era and lots of family (including the dog of course) things to do. It's also home to the north entrance to Yosemite National Park. What’s that we hear? Your dog barking to go? Make her sit while you pack, and then hit the “T” trail, no whining allowed.   more »
Mendocino County is Dog-Passionate!
Published on June 28, 2019
Summer’s here and it’s hot. But on the California coast it’s always cool, and Mendocino County coast is “cool” in another way—as in awesome in terms of scenery, places to stay and things to do with your pup. Plan a road trip up Highway 1 and you’ll find dog-friendly diversions at every curve. Here’s how to get moving.   more »
Water Dogs Unite! It’s Splash Time in California
Published on June 12, 2019
June 21 marks the summer solstice and the official start of a season that finds DogTrekkers out and about all over the state. After a wet winter, our lakes and rivers are full to the brim and people and dogs are itching to get wet and soak up some rays. So why wait? Jump in from the shore or a boat and enjoy a refreshing splash in the great outdoors.   more »
Getting Campy With Your Dog
Published on May 31, 2019
It’s s’mores time! Your dogs and your kids will love you for treating them to a few days of play in the great outdoors. So gather up the marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate bars and head out for a camping adventure. Oh yes, don’t forget the dog food!   more »
Spring Forward With Your Dog in Santa Cruz County
Published on May 16, 2019
California is diverse, yes, but when it comes to options for DogTrekkers—romps on the beach, hikes in the redwoods, wine-tasting, family fun, exploring small towns—it’s hard to beat Santa Cruz County. The scenery is stunning, the welcome is authentic—and spring, with great weather, smaller crowds, and plenty of lodging specials, is the perfect time to go. We have updated our top reader-favorite Santa Cruz County stories to jumpstart your spring coastal travel with your dogs.   more »
Dog-Friendly Wine & Beer Trails in the Gold Country, Part 2
Published on May 3, 2019
Last week, we got the bark out about wine and beer trails in communities hugging Highway 50 between Sacramento and Placerville. This week, we’re spreading the dog-friendly love to Amador, Placer, Calaveras and Tuolumne counties. So leash up, enjoy the prettiest time of year in Northern California and enjoy sampling some of our region’s best liquid produce.   more »
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