Dogs are our best friends and wonderful pets. Your dog is probably a big part of your life and a member of the family. Sometimes, it is necessary to leave the dog at home. Although, it’s no fun to take off on adventures all of the time without your faithful friend in tow. The good news is that some places in and around California, Maryland, welcome your furry friends. Here are a few dog-friendly activities in town to try.
Seven Wells Vineyard and Winery
Since 2004, this vineyard has grown grapes on the family farm in nearby Grants Lick, Kentucky. You can stop in year-round to the tasting room from Friday through Sunday. Your dog might not care about the wine tastings, but he will enjoy coming along. Pair your wine tasting with selected cheeses and enjoy the lovely scenery. You’ll also want to check the calendar for upcoming events. You could catch live music with your friends — both the two-legged and four-legged varieties.
Myrtle Point Park
Beautiful views and scenic walks are better when they’re shared. Bring your dog along on a leash to Myrtle Point Park and take in the Patuxent River and Solomon Island as you stroll. You and your dog can also explore several miles of trails in the park. However, take care — the trails are not always clearly marked. Or, make a day of it and gather the family for a cook-out on one of the grills.
John G. Lancaster Dog Park
As the name implies, this is the perfect place to bring your dog. Your pooch can get plenty of exercise off-leash here. Lancaster Dog Park in nearby Lexington Park is well-kept, with plenty of waste bags in case you forgot to bring some. Don’t worry about spending a lot of time there. You can tire your dog out and keep it hydrated at one of the two water stations. If your dog has more energy than you, take a short rest on one of the many benches.
Running Hare Vineyard
Just a short distance away in Prince Frederick is Running Hare Vineyard, a Tuscan-style haven that is also a farm and brewery. This picturesque winery welcomes your dog on a leash. A bowl of water for the pup and a glass of wine for you could make for a very pleasant afternoon. Call the vineyard ahead of time if you have a larger dog, as there may not be a lot of space for more energetic dogs.
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It’s More Fun With a Friend
You and your dog love to do as much as you can together. Some great places near you allow you to bring your four-legged best friend. Exploring dog-friendly activities isn’t just good for you and your dog; it also provides opportunities for socializing. You might meet fellow pet owners, and your dog can play with newfound friends.
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