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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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 »
The gallery and the chapel are very beautiful, dogs are welcome off leash everywhere, there are walking trails and the surroundings are gorgeous. Spend five minutes spend a couple hours you will love ... more »
A very special place for dog lovers. The chapel was awesome and very touching with all of the remembrances of wonderful pooches. Also it had a great walking trail through the grounds which was a wonde... more »
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.
Was so much fun to finally visit this gallery since we've had children's books from this place. Hiked the mountain. Visited the chapel. Beautiful.
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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