Fall is synonymous with the harvest, crisp air, falling leaves, geese flying overhead, pumpkins, bonfires, football games, and apple cider. Think of the falling leaves as summer's wave good-bye. The landscape silently explodes with vibrant colors of red, yellow, and orange. Baseball season hits the homestretch, while football season is just warming up. Temperatures begin to drop, nights begin to get longer, and all the outdoor critters are storing up for the long haul of winter.
Here’s a bounty of ideas for fall fun for your entire family including your Doodle!
- Beaches-Many town beaches allow dogs from October 1st until March 31st. It is hard to imagine any place a dog is happier than at a beach. Whether running around on the sand, jumping in the water or just lying in the sun, every dog deserves a day at the beach.
- Dog Parks- Dogs are free to socialize, romp and play to their heart's content. They are open from dawn to dusk. Most are fenced, some with separate areas for large and small (usually 25 pounds or lighter) dogs. You're expected to clean up after your animal, be able to produce proof of rabies vaccination and obey park guidelines about where dogs can roam on and off their leashes. Parks
- Hikes- The lush green trees on Long Island transform before your eyes into bright shades of oranges, yellows and reds. It is the great time of year to take advantage of the 200+ miles of local hiking trails. The state parks have a rating system with some trails designated for pets. Dog Guide
- Blessing of the Animals- Doodles are welcome in church for a Special Blessing In Honor Of St. Francis Of Assisi, Patron Saint Of Animals.
- Fall Festivals- All across Long Island communities are celebrating the abundant harvest from farms and the sea. You can easily find a harvest festival every Saturday and Sunday from now until Halloween. Many are doodle friendly.
Remember to always have water and poop bags for any adventure that you take your Doodle on!