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Whiteface Veterans' Memorial Highway

If you want to enjoy the gorgeous scenery of Whiteface Mountain without all the work of hiking, you can drive along the dog-friendly Whiteface Mountain Veterans' Memorial Highway in Wilmington. Near the top, be prepared to climb the stairs to the summit if Fido is joining you (dogs are not permitted on the elevator). Please note that this road is only open seasonally and is a toll road. Check their website for current schedule and tolls. Visit Website

Or call (518) 946-2223 or email ski@whiteface.com for more information.


BringFido Guest Rating

Whiteface Veterans' Memorial Highway has received a rating of 4.0 out of 5 bones by 5 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Erin
    Jul. 4, 2021
    $40 for 1 car and two people??

    It’s a pretty big toll - we couldn’t justify the view for that price, so we turned around.

  • Amanda
    Jul. 1, 2021

    Beautiful drive up and plenty of places to stop and pull off for scenic views (or the dog to go potty). Once up there, if your dog is athletic it should be fine. Humans, be prepared for the stone steps. Lots leading up to the summit. If you don’t go to the summit, the views are still amazing up by the castle. So many dogs! Grab lunch with your pooch at the food truck and take pics. I carried my blind dog up some of the stairs but he did some on his own! He slept in the car on the ride up/down. Great place to hang with your pup. Dogs are not allowed on the elevator to the summit.

  • Jen
    Jun. 21, 2021
    Our two Shibas did great!

    Nice hike at top. $20 per person to drive up the highway to the top

  • Lauren
    Aug. 14, 2019
    Athletic dog is a must

    We have two whippets so they made this hike look easy. The other review is very accurate. It’s a bit challenging of a hike up but it’s worth an adventure!

  • Stephanie
    Jul. 14, 2018
    Dog Friendly But Rough Terrain on Trail

    A toll road takes you up to the top of the mountain. One car/driver and one passenger was $20. Once at the top, you drive around a small castle like structure then park in the parking areas. There is a staircase up to the summit but be aware parts of this stairway is traversing slippery rock faces so make sure you have good footwear. Your dog will have to make some good jumps up and down and be comfortable with rock faces. Bring water for both you and the dog. Once at the top there are beautiful views and telescopes so bring quarters. This place was very dog friendly and we met several other dogs making the hike to the top.

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