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Your dog deserves a vacation too! The Little River Inn is rolling out the red carpet for dog-lovers and their four-legged companions with their dog kayaking packages.

Enjoy a two-night stay in a pet-friendly Ocean View room, pet-friendly dining, and dog-friendly kayaking either on the ocean off Van Damme beach with sea cave tours, or up the Big River Estuary on a redwood outrigger. more »

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Choose Redding - Chase Adventure

Redding anchors UpState CA, California’s under-the-radar adventure capital. Trails here lace through 7 national forests, 3 mountain ranges, a national park, a national monument, 2 national wilderness areas and 15 state parks. You’ll find countless lakes and fishing streams, too, plus sun-splashed patio dining and plenty of pup-friendly hotels and motels.

Fresh air and tail-waggin’ good trails in Redding

Maya walking on the Sacramento River Trail. Photo by Roxanne Kendrick.
Maya walking on the Sacramento River Trail. Photo by Roxanne Kendrick.

DogTrekkers know Redding as “California’s Trail Capital,” thanks to 225 miles of trails found within 15 miles of town. Most of those miles welcome furry best friends, and many are within minutes of Redding’s lodging properties. From the Sacramento River Trail, which samples the region’s diverse urban and rural landscapes, to flat paths winding through oak woodlands at Clover Creek Preserve, your biggest challenge will be choosing where to explore first. more »

By land or by lake with Redding as a basecamp

Exploring Shasta State Historic Park. Photo by Choose Redding.
Exploring Shasta State Historic Park. Photo by Choose Redding.

Much of what makes California great—rugged mountains, serene lakes, top-shelf food and wine, culture, and community charm—anchors the Redding and UpState CA experience. This wide-open wonderland is dotted with all kinds of activities. Hike storied Shasta Cascade trails. Marvel at magnificent waterfalls. Get travel tips from the locals over happy hour drinks. Then, overnight in Redding and enjoy new northern California adventures tomorrow. more »

First time paws-ing in Redding?

Doggie menu at Mosaic. Photo by Sheraton Redding Hotel at the Sundial Bridge.
Doggie menu at Mosaic. Photo by Sheraton Redding Hotel at the Sundial Bridge.

If you’re new to Redding and the eight-county UpState CA region, start at the Shasta Cascade Welcome Center that’s just down the road in Anderson. Open daily and packed with free maps, brochures, exhibits, geocaching guidance, gifts and even a waterfall pond with wild trout, it's your gateway to the area’s experiences. The DogTrekker team has also outlined a few of our favorite dog-friendly outings for first-time Redding visitors. more »

Redding hotels for hounds and the humans who follow

Maya checks into the Sheraton Redding Hotel. Photo by Dave Kendrick.
Maya checks into the Sheraton Redding Hotel. Photo by Dave Kendrick.

In a region with so many dog-friendly adventures, it’s only natural that lodging properties would roll out the red carpet for pups. In Redding, hotels, motels, B&Bs and RV parks offer thoughtful amenities ranging from water bowls to dog beds to menus for four-legged travelers. Best of all, these comfortable accommodations are just minutes from the trails, lakes, museums and restaurants that make this place so special. more »

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It's Winter: Dogs and Mushrooms Alert

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A few years ago, the Pet Health Network reported that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s dog sadly died of mushroom poisoning. On Instagram, he left an important message that resonates today as much as it did then:

“This mushroom happened to have a lethal toxicity and within hours it was rapidly destroying [Brutus’] liver and immune system to the point of no return.

We encourage all of you out there to be mindful of mushrooms in your yards, parks or anywhere outside your dogs play. What looks innocent, can be deadly to your lil' family members…” more »

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