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Dog Mountain

Dog Mountain is THE meeting place for dogs with their people. Located in the breathtakingly beautiful Northeast Kingdom of St. Johnsbury, Vermont, this 150-acre farm has been transformed into a doggy playscape complete with swimming ponds, hiking trails, an art gallery full of dog-related artwork and the only Dog Chapel in existence. The Chapel, built by Vermont folk artist and children's book author Stephen Huneck, is visited by thousands annually to reflect and post message and photos of pets that have passed on. The Chapel walls are covered in layers of heartfelt notes. Dog Mountain hosts a number of annual events, including Memorial Day Celebration, August Dog Party, and October Dogfest. Visit Website

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Dog Mountain has received a rating of 4.8 out of 5 bones by 25 canine critics on BringFido and 5.0 out of 5 by 222 guests on TripAdvisor.

Visitors overwhelmingly praise Dog Mountain as a unique, dog-friendly destination with expansive grounds, hiking trails, ponds, and a dog chapel for remembering beloved pets. They describe it as a magical, spiritual place that provides a wonderful experience for dogs and their owners.

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  • Kayleigh
    Jan 31, 2024
    Best Place Ever

    Our senior dog absolutely loved this place! There’s ponds , creeks and hiking trails, grassy fields, an agility course, a fenced in play area for those who need more structure and the dogs get to go to the gallery and chapel! Such a cool place

  • Kim
    Oct 1, 2023
    Wonderfully fun!

    We loved looking at and reading the many notes in the wall of the sanctuary. The people and dogs were all so friendly. We highly recommend a stop here if you are in VT.

  • Lisa
    Sep 6, 2023
    Walter hits Dog Mountain

    What a beautiful place! Amazing property. Plenty of trails and ponds. The cathedral is a beautiful tribute to our lost family members.

  • Yuliana
    Aug 29, 2023
    Amazing place!

    this was legit the coolest place. everything is dog themed, really nice trail views, really nice people! my dogs had so much fun!

  • Scud
    Oct 13, 2022
    Best place for dogs ever

    This is by far the best place I have ever been to as a pet lover. If you are in the area I would definitely recommend you to check it out. They even have a dog chapel as a memorial to our friends that have crossed the rainbow bridge. Inside the museum is dog friendly on a leash, and the grounds are off leash dog friendly. They have multiple trails and ponds for the pups.

  • Agnes
    Sep 15, 2022
    Incredible place for dogs

    You have 150 acres to explore here, all off-leash (expect for the gift shop). Reviews that describe this as small must have missed out on quite a bit, or just didn't consult their maps before going. Visit in the fall for hikes and panoramic views to watch the leaves change!

  • Ariana
    Aug 11, 2022
    Fun visit

    Had a fun little visit with our dog. Small pond for dogs to swim in, lots of land to run around. Basically a very big dog park. Had a little agility course my dog loved. Dogs allowed in gift shop and dog chapel. Would stop by again if in area or maybe come to an event.

  • Samantha
    Aug 30, 2021
    We love this place!

    great spot to give your pets some except size and adventure, but beware of ticks!

  • Melissa
    Jun 13, 2021
    10 bones!

    what an absolutely magical place! off leash play and a swimming pond!

  • Allison
    Jan 16, 2021
    Very Special Place

    We visited in Oct 2019 and planned our route to stop here. It's a really special place full of dogs and dog lovers. Lots of space for the dogs to run free and play, with beautiful views for their humans. The gallery had lots of fun dog art, with options to fit all price ranges. The chapel demonstrates how beloved our dogs are to us! Make sure to take pictures of any dogs who have crossed the rainbow bridge to leave in the chapel!

  • @advbeagles
    Sep 20, 2020
    Bring tissues....

    you will need it..

  • Michelle
    Aug 31, 2020
    Ok But Not Great

    I’m not sure what I was expecting but I thought this place was disappointing. the church by far was the best part with all the dog pictures and notes but otherwise this place was very boring. the swim hole was nasty and there is no way I would let my dogs near it. the play area was small and there was nothing else to do but walk around a mowed trail.

  • Gina
    Aug 19, 2020
    Nice place to Stop If You’re Passing Through

    Beautiful grassy hills and trails for dogs to run free. The pond is a little mucky looking but dogs enjoyed playing ball. The Chapel is something special. I sat and said a prayer for my beloved Jakey.
    Gallery is nice, a little overpriced for copy’s of prints, but I know nothing about art. Overall I wouldn’t make a trip just to go there unless you are planning to bring a picnic and stay awhile, but definitely worth stopping if you are passing through the area.

  • Mercy
    Dec 22, 2019
    The Best. The Most Magical.

    Dog Mountain is, hands down, the most magical dog park we’ve seen. Home to Dog Chapel, the Stephen Huneck Gallery, sculpture garden, acres upon acres of grassy fields overlooking the hilly Vermont countryside and network of wooded trails - simply the best off-leash playground for dogs and owners alike. 10 out of 5 recommend. Also be sure to check out their social events and concerts! SO much love for this truly unique gem!

  • Jessica
    Jun 12, 2019
    Heaven on Earth

    This is a magical place. I always feel spiritually rejuvenated when we leave, despite being sad that we have to go. The staff are wonderful, the store is fantastic, there aren't enough words to positively describe this place.

  • Bentley
    Sep 15, 2018

    My big brother, sister and I, along with my Mommy and Daddy, spent the morning at this fetchingly (pun intended!) relaxing and dog-friendly retreat. We were able to honor lost dogs at the thoughtfully-designed dog chapel and enjoyed our time in the gift shop, meeting a really sweet black lab named Sally. The dog-themed artwork was amazing and Mommy and Daddy purchased several pillows that I'm pretty sure will become my new favorite resting perch!
    My brother, sister and I, along with the rest of the dog community are so thankful to those who designed and continue to maintain this beautiful, doggie-centric attraction.

  • Clifford & mosey
    Jul 15, 2018
    Worth the 12 hour drive!

    We drove from Michigan to Vermont on a road trip with our dogs to check out Dog Mountain and we were not disappointed! There are two trails along the mountain - blue and yellow. Heads up - the yellow trail is sometimes closed if it has rained a lot. There are also 2 ponds for the dogs to swim in. Note that the park is not fenced so be sure you are able to recall your dog, especially because the ponds are close to the parking lot. Wonderful experience! Riley's Fish Shack is right down the street and has a dog-friendly outdoor patio if you are looking to eat nearby.

  • Joe
    More than a year ago
    Is this heaven? It’s Dog Mountain.

    Dog Mountain and the Chapel are to dogs and their families as what Ray Kinsella’s Field of Dreams is to baseball and its fans! Heaven!

  • Christine
    More than a year ago
    Awesome place to meet dog people and have fun!

    Dog Mountain is a truly special, unique place! You won't see anything else like it. Nestled in the rolling hills of Vermont, it is a gathering place for locals and travelers to let their dogs play, hike and explore. They have several hiking trails the dogs can come on, short and long, two natural ponds the dogs and jump and play in, an amazing small quant Chapel with dog pews and posts of deceased loved pets from around the word all over the walls between the stain glassed windows, a gallery of fun amazing dog art, dog agility course and dog training classes on site by local trainers and this summer a concert series where dogs were welcome. It is great to visit on a quiet morning or a sunny afternoon. My dog loves coming to Dog Mountain every week!

  • Dog lover
    More than a year ago

    i went with my border collie/black lab puppy for a concert and she loved it as did we!

  • Amy
    More than a year ago
    Perfect for for any dog owner

    This place makes our little puppy Charlie so happy! There are several trails that are easy to moderate. With no leash rules in place, this is perfect for letting your dog roam and meet other dogs. We keep going back to this spot. You will not be disappointed.

  • Brenda
    More than a year ago
    AWESOME Place!

    Heard so much about this place that we had to check it out for ourselves.. We took our 1 1/2 yr old black lab,Bella a couple of weeks ago and she was truly in 'Dog Heaven', she LOVED it there sooo much (along with my husband and I) So, we're going to take Bella back for the October Dogfest! CAN'T WAIT!! :)

  • Lance
    More than a year ago
    An absoute must for dogs and dog-lovers

    During drive from VT to Maine with my 14 year old dog, we had to check this place out.. Incredible. One-of-a-kind.. Beautiful view, tons of free walking space for my dog, cool artwork, tributes, and lots more.. If you love dogs and/or traveling with your dog, definitely check this place out..

  • Toni
    More than a year ago
    Peace and joy

    My Collies and I visited there in August 2012, and loved the opportunity to frisk and play in their wildflower fields. The gift shop is incredible (I got most of my Christmas shopping done there!) , and dogs are welcome even there! We stayed overnight at the Marshfield Inn. Wonderful folks there, too!

  • Beth
    More than a year ago

    Dog Mountain should be #1. Do any of the other dog parks have chapels for your deceased canines and a gift store with running water?

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