The first touches of fall are finally here, and there’s a feeling of peace and new beginnings in the air. Autumn is a special season for so many—and it can be for your pets as well! Consider booking one or more fall pet-friendly vacations this year so you and your furry friend can enjoy the season together. 

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Pet-Friendly Vacations: Vermont

Vermont is a fall-favorite destination for many because of its incredible foliage. Nothing says fall quite like the myriad of colors you can find as the leaves start to change in Vermont. With activities like cider mills, nature walks, and rustic cabins where you can stay with your pup, The Green Mountain State has plenty to offer. Consider some of the following vacations:

  • Fabulous All-Season Lakehouse: Located in Eden, this charming house sits on a peninsula overlooking the lake. It’s pet-friendly and sits close to Stowe Pinnacle Trail, the Gondola Sky Ride, and Smugglers Natch State Park.
  • Waldhous Modern Forest Home: If the name of this picturesque home isn’t enough to draw you in, the remarkable views might be. With the feeling of being in an actual tree house, this could be the perfect setting for your fall fantasy trip with your fur baby. 
  • Dog Mountain: Dog mountain is a Vermont haven for people and their dogs. Located in St. Johnsbury, it spans 150 acres of beautiful land that is always open to people and their canine companions. 

Pet-Friendly Vacations: North Carolina

If you are feeling like a little fall fun south of the Mason-DIxon line, North Carolina could be your ideal autumn destination. The Blue Ridge Mountains provide amazing views, plenty of fall festivities, and lots of national parks and forests for hiking and adventuring. Here are some premium fall getaways in North Carolina:

  • Pop’s Cottage: Tucked away in Bryson City, Pop’s Cottage is a secluded vacation home at the top of a mountain. The premium leaf viewing season is from the beginning of October until the end of November.
  • Lake Norman: This man made lake is surrounded by beautiful views, delectable restaurants, and cute little towns that are the perfect fall escape for you and your furry friend.
  • Winston-Salem: This quaint area has the perfect blend of artsy attractions and natural beauty. Spend the day tasting local flavors at a coffee shop or exploring the natural beauty of Reynolda Gardens.

Pet-Friendly Vacations: Ohio

If you want to stay a little closer to home on your fall excursion, check our neighboring state of Ohio. Here are some of the top autumn destinations in The Buckeye State:

  • John Bryan State Park: There is an endless array of beautiful spots to look at fall foliage in this park located in Yellow Springs. If you and your pup love spending time outside, this is a great spot for your fall fun.
  • Amish Country: Take a stroll back in time with a trip to Millersburg. Taste the local flavors at the cafes, do some shopping, and bring your furry friend to stay in one of the cozy historical hotels.

No matter where you go on pet-friendly vacations this fall season, OVRS is here to help you keep your pets in optimal health. Our specialty and emergency veterinary services ensure that you have the medical care you need at all times. To learn more, please call (248) 334‑6877.