Dog Mountain, created by Stephen Huneck and his wife Gwen, is something of a dog paradise in New England.
“Dog Mountain is set on 150 acres on a private mountaintop spot in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. The grounds are always open to people and their dogs. Stephen Huneck and his wife, Gwen, bought the property in 1995. They turned the barn into studio space. After Stephen’s unique visionary experience, the Dog Chapel soon followed. The Dog Chapelopened its doors Memorial Day weekend of 2000. The unspoiled haven is covered with hiking trails and dog ponds. Wildflowers abound in the summer and snow-shoeing is a favorite activity in the winter. Year after year, the Dog Chapel and the Stephen Huneck Gallery get more and more visitors from all over the world.
There is no leash law on Dog Mountain. Dogs are not just welcome here, they are cherished! Dogs are free to run, play, swim and best of all meet other dogs! It’s great to hear from tourists and local residents alike how much Dog Mountain means to them and their dogs.”
It is the place to go if you are a dog person, whether or not you have a dog with you does not matter. You are always welcome.
On June 22nd, 2014, there will be a new event:
“We thought, let’s host a day at Dog Mountain where nearby shelters and rescues can come and bring potential adoptees and info on their organizations, and people can come and support their work and maybe find a new canine family member to take home!”
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