Top Dog-Friendly Stops In NY’s Finger Lakes Region | Yates County Tourism

Pet-Friendly Places In Yates County, NY

If you are looking for a weekend getaway, and don’t want to leave your fur family member behind, consider traveling to Yates County in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State. With many pet-friendly places to visit, countless Finger Lakes establishments welcome pets of many shapes and sizes, allowing the entire family to experience what our area has to offer. Let us guide you on local pet-friendly businesses and accommodations, including lodging and events, which you can visit with your furry friend.

Wineries And Breweries

If you’re looking to enjoy the craft beverage scene, make a stop at one or some of the local wineries and breweries. Many businesses allow pets at their establishments and tasting rooms. Here, you’ll be able to try new beers and wines all while looking at beautiful views in rural areas. However, be sure to call and check policies beforehand. While most of our wineries and breweries accept pets, some do not.

“Gone To The Dogs” At The Seneca Lake Wine Trail

Get your pup moving while you taste some wine at the Gone To The Dogs event at Seneca Lake Wine Trail. This event spreads across five days so you can attend when it’s convenient for you. By purchasing a ticket, you have access to wine tastings, special dog biscuits, and a stylish bandana for your pet. Each ticketholder can complete one tasting at each winery along the trail. The event is usually held for a week every August.


Hikes And Outdoor Activities

The Finger Lakes Region is home to some of the most stunning natural views in New York State. That’s why we have many trails suitable to take your pet along. Go on a hike with your pup or travel to one of many lakes for some swimming and boating fun.

In addition, Windmill Farm & Craft Market and Keuka Outlet Trail are great outdoor attractions to visit. Here, you can select from handcrafted goods or take in some beautiful waterfalls while you get some exercise. These places also allow pets to join in, making them a perfect go-to depending on the time of year. To end the day, you can even take your pet to Seneca Farms for some ice cream and puppy cones.

Finger Lakes Museum

Finger Lakes Museum in Branchport, NY, is another pet-friendly location that you can venture to. This is an outdoor-style museum that showcases the beauty of Yates County and the Finger Lakes Region. Here, you can get acquainted with the wildlife native to our area, as well as learn about the history of the Finger Lakes. Pets are always welcome, and you can even browse around to learn more about their events and programs.

Pet-Friendly Lodging

If you are looking to stay overnight with your furry friend, there are many pet-friendly lodging options:

Hotels, Inns, & B&B’s

Many hotels in the Finger Lakes area can accommodate both you and your pet. Some of the most popular stays for pet owners include the following:

  • Best Western Plus Vineyard Inn & Suites
  • Hampton Inn
  • Microtel Inn & Suites
  • Yurts at Plum Point Lodge
  • Carriage House Loft at Laurentide Inn
  • Universal Friend Bed & Breakfast
  • The Savannah House Wine Country Cottages on Seneca Lake


If you are looking to rent a space for you and your pet, Finger Lakes Premier Properties can help. Whether you want to stay lakeside or near historic downtown areas, you are sure to find something that fits your needs.