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“A Unique spot in the Northeast Kingdom”
Review of Dog Mountain

Dog Mountain
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Owner description: Visitors are encouraged to bring their dogs to this 150-acre park and reserve in Vermont's scenic Northeast Kingdom, which offers hiking trails, dog sculptures and trout-filled ponds.
Saint Johnsbury, Vermont
Level 6 Contributor
196 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“A Unique spot in the Northeast Kingdom”
Reviewed August 14, 2012

If you love dogs, this is a must place to visit. The dog chapel and its remembrance wall is well-worth the visit, but there is so much more to see and do.

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Enfield, Connecticut
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56 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Very emotional”
Reviewed August 10, 2012 via mobile

The power of Dog Mountain is not to be underestimated. It is impossible not to be awed by Stephen Huneck's love for animals and the magical place he created to honor them. You can leave a note for a beloved deceased pet in the chapel. I cry every time I go there, not only for sadness of my lost animals, but for joy at the celebration of their lives that this place embodies. Stephen's art will make you laugh and cry too, it is so heartfelt. I wish he was still with us. The dog faucet in the restroom is not to be missed. Bring your dog(s) as there are extensive grounds and a pond for them to play in and an obstacle course too! Make sure to visit the gift shop and help keep Dog Mountain going forever.

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Melrose
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A must visit for those with Dogs”
Reviewed August 8, 2012

We went to Dog Mountain and Dog Chapel & were amazed. This is the place to bring your dog - he or she can run around with other dogs and swim in the little pond. The chapel is very nice and
visitors can put up a little picture or note about their deceased dogs.

Visited August 2012
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Moncton, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“An Experience You Won't Forget.”
Reviewed July 10, 2012

When we were down in the states, my dad and I saw a Sign that said 'Dog Chapel'. Our first thought was 'Ha, what the heck is this!?', and 'only in the states' kind of moment.
But curiosity got the better of your judgement and we went off our route to check it out.
Basically, you find yourself in the middle of nowhere and on the top of the little mountain you see a small chapel.
You get to the ample parking and you discover this amazing place with statues of dogs (all made my the artist Stephen Huneck), in different poses, different types of carvings and etc.
Really something out of the ordinary. There is a little store where you can purchase some art by the artist.
There is a very small chapel, like in the old days, made to keep the memory of passed pets. You can put the picture of your beloved cat, write something about your hamster, pin the name of your dog on the wall. Serenity and beauty, a spiritual experience of a new kind.
This place will change you a little, whether you know it or not.

Visited October 2011
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Sudbury, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Touching memorial to deceased artist and his dogs”
Reviewed May 24, 2012

The art is delightful; the chapel, with testimonials from dog lovers over the world to their dogs, is very moving. We added our tribute to our 3 dogs, now long gone.

Visited May 2012
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