Dog Mountain is set on 150 acres on a private mountain top spot in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. The grounds are always open to people and their dogs. Artist, Stephen Huneck and his wife, Gwen, bought the property in 1995. They turned the barn into studio space. After Stephen’s unique visionary experience, the world famous Dog Chapel was built. The unspoiled haven is covered with hiking trails and dog ponds. Wildflowers abound in the summer and snow-shoeing is a favorite activity in the winter. Year after year, the Dog Chapel and the Stephen Huneck Gallery get more and more visitors from all over the world.Plan your visit to Dog Mountain and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Saint Johnsbury trip generator.
There is no leash law on Dog Mountain. Dogs are not just welcome here, they are cherished! Dogs are free to run, play, swim and, best of all, meet other dogs! It's great to hear from tourists and local residents alike how much Dog Mountain means to them and their dogs.
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The gallery is small and fun, with a restroom large enough for four large dogs to be with you. The grounds are well manicured with a pond to play in and a huge field to chase balls. Buckets of tennis ... more »
An artist, Stephen, Huneck had a near death experience which gave him a better appreciation for the smaller things in life. He created this chapel for dogs and their owners. People can also pay respec... more »
I live in Boston and have always wanted to visit since I saw the NPR short documentary on Dog Mountain. It was an easy 2.5 hour drive with really beautiful mountain scenery along the way. Dog Mountain... more »
BEAUTIFUL views. Great for dogs to run nd play. Dogs run freely so if ur 🐕 isn't friendly w others not a place for u or ur 🐕
A must-see, legendary Vermont destination -- especially for dog lovers. Created by canine-lover artist as a retreat for pet owners and those who come to the chapel to remember lost pooches. Quiet, restful retreat. Great for hiking. Artist store is worth a peak.
Theresa Vander Boon
Great place to take the dogs and let them roam free. Please pick up after your dogs!! There are poops everywhere from irresponsible owners. 👀😥
Traveled to St. Johnsbury to check out what the town had to offer and drove up the alone near close. I went inside and did not know what to expect. Nobody was inside the chapel but there were hundreds of photos and notes from animal lovers honoring their furry friends. The surprise and love filling the place brought me to tears. I never write reviews but I was so moved that I wanted to share my experience.
Set on a beautiful Hill overlooking the wonderful farm lands of Vermont, this wonderful place is here for us to enjoy with our four legged family members and Friends. This is perhaps one of the most meaningful and cool little places I have been to in a very very long time. If you are ever in the area, take a trip up here and see for yourself
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