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The Dog Days Of Fall: Explore Pet-Friendly Tuolumne County

By Mackenzie Rodgers | 09/04/2019 | Dog Friendly, Eat & Drink, Exploring Tuolumne County, Hiking, Outdoor Adventure, Parks and Public Lands, Pet Friendly , Stanislaus National Forest, Trails, Wine and Cider Tasting

In the fall, Tuolumne County is full of colorful foliage, authentic festivities, and unforgettable local flavor. You’re invited to explore all that and MORE this season, and your pup is invited, too. Visit Tuolumne County and explore dog-friendly authenticity, while making the most of the off-peak accommodation prices.

Take your adventure dog back in time, with a visit to Columbia State Historic Park. Here, you’ll discover an old western working community of welcoming faces. Wander along Main Street and take in picturesque views of California’s largest collection of Gold Rush-era brick buildings. Take your well-behaved pup on a stagecoach ride, then capture the essence of your adventure at Kamice's Photographic.


Photo courtesy of Valerie Rosales

Looking for an activity that’s both dog-friendly and wine-lover friendly? Yosemite Cellars is the place for you. This scenic, boutique wine tasting destination is minutes from Yosemite National Park, and the paw-fect spot to spend an afternoon sipping in Groveland. The knowledgeable staff and relaxing atmosphere makes this a hidden gem for the books.


All aboard well-behaved paw-ssengers! Take your dog for a train ride in the foothills of Gold Country at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park. Soak up the Gold Rush-era vibes and western movie nostalgia, where classics like “Little House on the Prairie,” “Petticoat Junction,” and “Back to the Future III,” were filmed.


High Sierra adventures await, where the cool mountain breezes are the perfect excuse for a cozy flannel. Take a hike along the Pinecrest Lake Loop Trail and catch nonstop views of the High Sierra lake. This trail is 4.5 miles of tail wagging and memory making. Keep a lookout for your own lakeside cove, along the trail, for a picnic and a game of fetch.


Hidden in the hills of Sonora, Indigeny Reserve is a dog-owner’s dream come true. Sip hard apple cider, wander through an authentic pumpkin patch, and take a stroll through the on-site organic apple orchard. Bring your camera and capture that candid canine moment for all of your followers to swoon. Let the likes pour in, as you pour another sweet cider to celebrate all of autumn’s new adventures.

McCaffrey House B&B

Many of the lodging properties in Tuolumne County welcome your well-behaved four-legged family member with open arms:

Pet-Friendly Lodging throughout Tuolumne County




Photo by Michael Battey

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