Did you know hiking with your favorite canine companion is healthy not just for you but your dog as well?
According to Hiking and Backpacking with Dogs by Linda Mullally enjoying the outdoors not only provides a number of health benefits to both you and your dog but also provides them with a quality bonding experience with you. The natural smells, sights, and sounds of the forest also benefit your dog mentally by providing an outlet for their natural curiosity and can help reduce destructive behavoirs or depression associated with boredom.
If you're planning on exploring Rothrock State Forest this weekend don't forget to include Snoopy, Lassie, Toto, or Wishbone in your plans!
Picture courtesy of @loganberrypancakes on Instagram!
'Comprising over 96,000 acres in Central Pennsylvania and with more then 300 miles of hiking trails, 100 miles of mountain biking trails, and with multiple opportunities for horseback riding, fishing, or snowmobiling there are many different ways for you to enjoy Rothrock State Forest!
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Sunset from the Standing Stone Trail in the Rocky Ridge Natural Area by Mike Mcfarland @mbmcfarland on Instagram!