Our pets are our family. So when we take a family vacation, why wouldn’t your furry friend come along? Bring Fido to your next vacation on the lake and treat yourself and your four-legged friends to a variety of pet-friendly activities in the Finger Lakes that include an abundance of walks, time spent in the great outdoors, treats, belly rubs, and more.
When Fido is ready for an afternoon nap, take a glance at our free Vacation Guide for more family-friendly fun, including the best restaurants, museums, outdoor activities, and shopping in the Finger Lakes region.
Finger Lakes Pet-Friendly Activities to Bark About
Are all of the Finger Lakes Wineries and Breweries pet-friendly?
No, but many of them are! The best way to find out which ones are pet-friendly is by visiting the wine trail websites below for details.
Finger Lakes Wine Country is known for its delicious local wines. So, we highly recommend you explore the long list of Finger Lakes wine options, including wine cellars, tasting rooms, vineyards, and beautiful outdoor dining options. One option you may enjoy is Miles Wine Cellars on Seneca Lake!
- Canandaigua Lake Wine Trail
- Keuka Lake Wine Trail
- Seneca Lake Wine Trail
- Cayuga Lake Wine Trail
- Finger Lakes Beer Trail
Can we take our dogs on hiking trails?
We would love that and think they would too! State parks are abundant in our part of New York state. From dog-friendly hiking trails leading to gorgeous scenic destinations, waterfalls, and other landmarks to wag-worthy dog parks, we recommend that you take your pup for an adventurous hike around the Finger Lakes.
What are some of the best dog-friendly things to do in the Finger Lakes?
- The Windmill Farm and Craft Market
- TLC Blueberry Farm, Barton
- The Finger Lakes Museum
- Montezuma Wildlife Refuge
- Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum
- Heritage Village of the Southern Finger Lakes
- Lakeside Dog Park – Located in Emerson Park on Owasco Lake, this dog park is free and open to the public from dawn to dusk all year-round. The park is home to two sections (“All Dogs” and “Small Dogs”) and a doggy playground with tunnels and agility equipment that will keep your pup active.
- Seneca Farms – Head over for a puppy cone on a hot summer’s day!
Pet-Friendly Rentals FAQ
Does pet-friendly mean cats are welcome?
Typically, “pet-friendly” equates to “dog-friendly.” Unless a listing mentions cats by name, it should not be taken for granted that felines are welcome.
What sizes of dogs are allowed? And how many dogs are allowed?
Make sure you read each property listing carefully before booking. Call our Reservations Department (888) 414-5253 for information on the specific property you are interested in if you do not already see it listed on the property page.
What do I need on vacation when bringing a pet?
It is your responsibility to have all the essentials you will need for your pet. The property may or may not have pet items, so come prepared. Some of the things we recommend when you visit include:
- Food & treats
- Bowls for food & water
- Toys (including water toys/fetch toys)
- Collar with proper and up to date ID tags
- Waste pick-up bags
- Bottled water or water from home
- Extra flea & tick protection
- Towels & shampoo
The Best Pet-Friendly Vacation Rentals in the Finger Lakes
We want the best experience for you and your pup. That’s why we offer the best dog-friendly vacation rentals in the Finger Lakes region of New York state. With more than 90 pet-friendly vacation rentals to choose from, your pup will have the best vacation in a wag-worthy lake house. Plus, it will be so excited to receive a doggie bag with a complimentary tennis ball, dog treats, waste bags, and pet wipes for a comfortable stay.
With a bit of forethought, you and your K-9 kid can have a fabulous time in one of the most gorgeous areas of New York. Browse our pet-friendly inventory below.
*Enjoy peace of mind knowing there are keyless check-ins to your private rental, professional housekeeping in between each reservation by our trained housekeeping team, professionally cleaned linens at our operations facility, and the security of a local 24/7 manager on duty.