1. CAMP GONE TO THE DOGS, MARLBORO AND STOWE, VT.
Camp has gone beyond kids and adults, now it’s for dogs too. At this camp you and your dog train in verdant fields with homemade meals and on-site veterinarians. And you get to bunk together. campgonetothedogs.com.
2. BRIDGE OF FLOWERS, SHELBURNE FALLS (my hometown!)
I can put in a few words of my own here — a beautiful town, small and quaint with lots of art and sights to see. The Bridge of Flowers is a huge draw for the town which has over 24,000 visitors, many accompanied by four-legged friends. The Bridge of Flowers was built 100 years ago and many years later money was raised to turn the bridge into a suspended garden of sorts. Shelburne Falls Attractions
5. DOG MOUNTAIN GALLERY AND CHAPEL, ST. JOHNSBURY, VT.
Canines and art, a marriage centuries old. Here you see dog-inspired woodcuts, sculpture, furniture, and a children’s book by folk artist Stephen Huneck, who owns and operates the gallery and chapel on a 175-acre hillside in the Green Mountain State. Visitors are encouraged to post their memories and photos of their late pets on the chapel walls. The lively ones who succeeded them are welcome to frolic on the hilly landscape. dogmt.com
Please check out the rest of the places where dogs and people can walk free at the Boston Globe