Spring is in the air… Even if the temperature and weather varies this time of year, people and dogs are looking forward to getting outside again.
A great place to visit is Morristown National Historical Park, which includes Washington Headquarters Museum in Morristown, NJ. George Washington was a dog person, owning about fifty over his lifetime, including Spaniels, Newfoundlands, Terriers and Foxhounds.
While today’s visitors won’t be camping out during the winter and fighting battles, there are miles of trails to enjoy (you can pretend you’re marching to battle if you really want to). Make sure to keep your dog on his or her leash as well as clean up after them. Even though George Washington would probably be surprised to have to pick up dog poop, we have to do it today.
You should also be aware that if you want to go inside the buildings, you’ll need to keep your pet outside, supervised. Even if you can picture George Washington sitting in front of a fire with his dog curled up beside him, today’s dogs are not allowed in but it’s still a good opportunity to spend some quality time with your dog in the great outdoors.