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Follow these Tracks for Fun with Fido!

We’ve Got 4 Dog-Friendly Adventure Ideas

When it comes to enjoying some downtime with your dog, New Hampshire offers plenty of destinations. You don’t have to settle for your same old walk around the block or game of fetch in the yard. Chances are, no matter where you are located in this great state of ours, you’re not far from an exciting adventure that your four-legged friend will also dig (get it?).

So, without further ado, here are our suggestions for places to check out with your pooch…

Get Closer to Nature

One of the best things about New Hampshire is the fact that, given the size of our state, you’re always in reasonable proximity to either the ocean, lakes, mountains or other green space, whether natural or manmade.

Between Mt. Monadnock, Crawford Notch, Franconia Notch, and the White Mountain National Forest, you’ll have your pick of trails to explore with your dog.

If the coast is calling your name, you’ve only got 18 miles to consider; however, it’s a rich stretch of seacoast with popular beaches like Hampton, Rye, and Jenness, leading to Portsmouth, a city that is home to lots of dog-friendly establishments.

Park It!

Of course, there is no shortage of state parks and trails to visit — even in the state’s larger cities. Manchester offers Livingston Park and the Dorrs Pond Loop, while Nashua is home to the popular Mine Falls Park. Nearby, in Hudson, the historic Benson’s (formerly Benson’s Wild Animal Farm) even has its own off-leash dog park.

Grab a Bite

Well, not literally. But speaking of dog-friendly establishments, you’ll discover all sorts of dining options throughout the state that welcome dogs to their outside patios and decks. For instance, T-Bones in Bedford offers a menu for dogs called Tails on the Terrace. In the Lakes Region, Ashland’s the Common Man offers something similar called, Pooches on the Patio. Even without a special dog-designated menu, various brewing companies and wineries allow dogs to join you for a beverage or bite to eat.

Take a Ride

Or, at least, take in the sights and sounds of the rides at Canobie Lake Park. This amusement park in Salem allows leashed dogs to join their owners and scope out its sights, sounds, and smells (fried dough, Fido?).

Whatever adventure you and your loyal companion choose to em-bark on, know that our team at Franklin Savings Bank is standing by with financial expertise to help facilitate the fun. Just a call or email away, we invite you to contact us with your questions anytime.

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