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A friend and I are going to raspberry ridge farm for a herding instinct test and decided to make a weekend of it. We would love to take the dogs to a lake, but I can't seem to find any dog friendly ones in the area. I know the Delaware Water Gap is near by, but according to the website no dogs allowed on the beaches. Any ideas?
 

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There is a state park about 30 minutes from Bangor....I think towards Lehigh area. You might want to try that.
 

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might be way too far or not open but Knoble's Amuzement Park allows dogs.(not sure on that spelling) I think it is about 1.5 hour drive from there
 

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Originally Posted By: LUV_GSDsmight be way too far or not open but Knoble's Amuzement Park allows dogs.(not sure on that spelling) I think it is about 1.5 hour drive from there
Wow, that would be fun! I'm checking out the website, but can't find any mention of dogs. Is this the place? http://www.knoebels.com/
 

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I know for sure that pets are allowed in the camping area.

Give them a call! Everybody I know who's been there loves knoebels!

<span style="color: #FF0000">Call today, we’re waiting to help plan the fun!
1-800-ITS-4FUN
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Kutzro357 would be the most helpful here. And MaggieRoseLee. They are both from this area and know the dog parks well. I would suggest you PM either one of them. I'm sure they'll help if they can.
 

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If you're still interested, Jacobsburg State Park is only about 10 miles west of Bangor. It has some great hiking trails and does allow dogs. Most of the trails are wooded, and it's a great way to see some beautiful scenery and get some exercise too.

Here's a link:

http://www.stateparks.com/jacobsburg.html
 

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Jim Thorpe looks scary. Is that a cool place to spend a weekend?
 

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Quote:I know the Delaware Water Gap is near by, but according to the website no dogs allowed on the beaches.
With 70,000 acres available at Delaware Water Gap NRA, the closure of the 2 beaches on the river has pretty much no impact on anyone's enjoyment of the area if they bring their dog.

In the town of Delaware Water Gap, on Rt 611 and just off Rt 80 one of the trailheads for the Appalachian Trail is found just up Mountain Rd (just turn up the road away from the river, and follow the white blazes up the road!). There is parking there, almost immediately you come to a small pond called Lake Lenape, and if you continue up the way you can go all the way up Mt Minsi on the Appalachian Trail or looping around on the fire road. Wonderful view from the top of the mountain of the gap down below. http://www.nps.gov/dewa/planyourvisit/upload/sb2Hikes.pdf

And there are tons and tons of other hiking trails in the park. All the walking trails (except at the high use areas like with the Visitor Centers) are open to leashed dogs. The McDade Trail, the continuation of the Appalachian Trail into NJ (parking on the NJ side of the gap off Rt 80). Scads of trails then as you go north on either side of the river. Worthington State Park is right there in NJ also

http://gorp.away.com/gorp/resource/us_nra/pa/hik_del.htm

http://www.njskylands.com/odhikewarren.htm

http://www.peec.org/prog/trails.html

http://www.localhikes.com/Hikes/Conashaugh_Loop_5602.asp

http://www.localhikes.com/Hikes/Hemlock_Pond_5602.asp

http://www.trails.com/tcatalog_trail.asp?trailid=HGN130-028

That should get you started
 

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Originally Posted By: elsieis this the same place that jon katz wrote about in his book(s) ?
YES! Caroline and her Raspberry Ridge Farm are the ones in the book! Good for you for recognizing it.
 

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Originally Posted By: Shandril2Jim Thorpe looks scary. Is that a cool place to spend a weekend?
haha scary really? i spent a lot of time there in high school, as many of my friends went to high school there (i lived about 15 minutes away). i really never got to appreciate the town as we spent most of our time doing teenage things. however, it is very cute, lots of bike riding trails, white water rafting nearby, cool hiking trails (the glen), it has an old school charm with a hippie kind of atmosphere
 

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Isn't that the same road that used to lead to the Old Copper Mine Inn and campgrounds? I used to spend many summers there and the water skiing was great!
 
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