If there’s one destination synonymous with leaf peeping, it just might be Vermont. This dog-friendly state puts on its show of colors every fall—but Vermont is also filled with many great dog attractions. Top dog among those diversions is Dog Chapel, located at Dog Mountain in St. Johnsbury, Vt.
Candilynn Lockhart, dog travel writer and founder of the non-profit The DaVinci Foundation for Animals, visited the destination with her dog, DaVinci. “As you walk inside the chapel, you are surrounded by stained glass windows, dog carvings, and music playing, reaffirming the connection between art, nature, spirituality and the human-canine bond,” recalls Lockhart. “Dog Chapel is a very beautiful, moving place, somewhere you can celebrate the beauty of life as the inside walls are lined with pictures and messages telling those who have passed on how much they are (and will forever be) loved. It is a place where you can pause and reaffirm your dedication to yourself and your dog.” Along with the chapel, Dog Mountain also features dog-friendly trails and dog ponds.
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