Have you ever considered how far you walk with your dog? If you walk just 15 minutes a day you will have walked far enough in your dog's lifetime to cross the United States. With all that walking ahead of you, aren't you ready for a new place to take a hike with your dog? 

Rhode Island can be a great place to hike with your dog. Within a short drive your canine adventurer can be climbing hills that leave him panting, trotting on some of the most historic grounds in America, exploring the estates of America's wealthiest families or circling lakes for miles and never lose sight of the water. DOGGIN’ RHODE ISLAND explores the state's top trails with your best friend in mind... 

Where can your dog hike where Australian sailors once went 'walkabout'? (page 27)
Where can your dog hike by the boulder monument to the Nine Mens Misery? (page 47)
Where can your dog climb an observation tower overlooking Mount Hope Bay? (page 41) 


No Dogs!
Is there any more dispiriting day for a dog owner than driving to a new park and encountering the dreaded "NO DOGS" sign? DOGGIN' RHODE ISLAND tells you the parks that don't welcome dogs. Also packed inside these 80 pages are... 
...tips on outfitting your dog for a hike
...tips on practicing low impact hiking with your dog
...beach rules for dogs
...and much more

What makes a great place to take your dog hiking? Well, how about a paw-friendly surface to trot on? Grass and sandy soil are a lot more appealing than asphalt and rocks. A variety of hikes is always good - long ones for athletic dogs and short ones for the less adventurous canine. Dogs always enjoy a refreshing place to swim as well. For dog-friendly parks our guides describe the trail options for your dog, evaluate park traffic from other users, tell you whether you will need a guide dog to find your way around and, of course, tell you how to get to the park.

While walking the dog around Rhode Island, we bring along generous helpings of local history, botany, geology, architecture and more. So what are you waiting for? Your dog will want to hike through the remains of a Revolutionary War sawmill? (page 31), hike to a grove of skeleton trees (page 35)...