Caitlin Row: TripAdvisor shares suggestions for dog-friendly fun in Summit County |

Caitlin Row: TripAdvisor shares suggestions for dog-friendly fun in Summit County

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Special to the Daily/ Kimberly Allison

Having a dog is a little like having a child – you nurture her, you clean her, you feed her and you love her. But it’s sometimes hard to find a place to take her. And my dog Juliette hates to be left at home.

Thanks to an influx of excited e-mails since the debut “Out with your Dog” column, it’s also clear I’m not the only one searching for fun, dog-friendly places to hang with my pooch. Thanks everyone for all the photos, activity suggestions and birthday wishes.

I’ve also happened to glean some cool information from another local dog owner, Kimberly Allison (aka alli) -there’s a place on TripAdvisor where people are already logging in to share a wealth of information about doggy dos and don’ts in the county.

Here are a few TripAdvisor suggestions for Summit County visitors (and residents) who want to play with their pups:

Alli wrote: “I cannot think of a patio in Keystone that does not allow dogs. Most will bring a treat and water. They even allow dogs on the gondola. Fun hiking at the top. My two Aussies love the gondola!”

Snodallion24 also had a few suggestions – “As a town, Breck is VERY dog friendly. Technically you need to have the dog leashed … Also, pick up their poop! Even if you are hiking on a trail, it’s getting to be an issue. (Breckenridge) has doggie bag stations all over to encourage this. … Lots of great hikes to take the dog on. Mohawk Lakes and Boreas Pass are a couple of our easy favorites.”

For more Summit County doggie suggestions on TripAdvisor, visit

And remember – if you have dog news, I want to publish it. Want to wish your pet a happy birthday? I’ll do it. E-mail with Summit County pet news, and stay tuned.

Caitlin Row lives in Summit County with her dog, Juliette. She can be reached at (970) 668-4633 or at

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