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4 Activities for Animal Lovers

4 Activities for Animal Lovers

If you’re an animal lover in NYC then you have a problem: so few types of animals reside in the big apple! Since the majority of New Yorkers have small apartments, there is little room to keep any animals besides cats and small dogs. What if you want to do some activities with more exciting animals, though, like horses or wolves? And how can you properly celebrate caturday when you can barely keep two cats in your apartment without it feeling crowded? I’m sure you sometimes think that maybe you should just move to a farm in Montana. Well, you’re wrong. There are tons of activities in New York for the die-hard animal lover, and here are some of our favorites:

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    Beach Horseback Riding & Wine Tasting
    Beach Horseback Riding & Wine Tasting

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    This scenic adventure is a great way to get outside, spend time with animals, and taste some wine. After learning how to properly ride a horse, you’ll trot along a relaxing beach in Montauk, Long Island. This hour and a half horseback ride leads you down the breathtaking coastline and drops you off at Duck Walk Vineyards. Once there, you’ll have the chance to sample multiple award-winning, flavorful wines. Sounds a-neigh-zing!

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    Hike with Adoptable Dogs
    Hike with Adoptable Dogs

    Discover Outdoors

    Hiking is the perfect way to spend a Saturday and get outdoors. This hike from Discover Outdoors, though, puts a whole new spin on the classic hike and adds something to make the whole experience even better: adoptable dogs. You’ll start the day off by going to Animal Haven, a non-profit animal shelter, where you will have a private orientation with their staff. Once acquainted with your new furry friends, it’s time to head to the great outdoors. You’ll hike beautiful trails and crystal blue waterfalls, all the while having mans best friend by your side.

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    Hike and Wolf Sanctuary
    Hike and Wolf Sanctuary

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    If you’re a someone with more of a preference for excitement, though, maybe plain old dogs just won’t cut it for you. Wolves, on the other hand, might be more up your alley. This hike takes you on an exhilarating hike through Kittatinny Ridge, leaving you off in a wolf sanctuary. Here, you’ll be exposed to one of natures most dangerous, yet adorable, animals: the wolf. You’ll get to see and learn about all different types of these majestic creatures, such as Timber, Tundra, and Arctic wolves. Howl can you say no to this activity?

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    Clydesdale Horseback Ride & Brewery Tasting
    Clydesdale Horseback Ride & Brewery Tasting

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    This all-day activity has an unbeatable combination: horses and beer. You’ll start off the morning with an introduction to the unique Clydesdale horses, which are distinguished by their feathered legs, pleasant demeanor, and incredible size. After learning the fundamentals of how to properly ride a horse, it's time to saddle up and get going! You’ll embark on a scenic journey through lush trails in central New Jersey with your new, muscular companions as your vehicle. When the ride comes to its conclusion, there’s no need to worry -- there’s plenty more planned for your day! You’ll then head into the local brewery to taste a selection of the finest craft beers.

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