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Dog-Friendly Martha's Vineyard
Bo Obama, the first family's Portuguese water dog, departs a Marine helicopter after U.S. President Barack Obama and the first lady land on Martha's Vineyard on August 10, 2013.
Photo by Vince DeWitt-Pool/Getty Images
When the Obama family vacationed on Martha's Vineyard August 10-18, 2013, their famous family dog Bo went along. Martha's Vineyard may not be the first
destination you think of when searching for places to travel with your dog in New England
, but the island off the coast of Massachusetts is more dog-friendly than you may have imagined.
Dogs and other pets ride free aboard Steamship Authority ferries to Martha's Vineyard. One caveat: Unlike the leader of the free world, you will have to clean up after your own pup.
Oak Bluffs-based shop Good Dog Goods, which specializes in dog gear and gifts made in the USA, has helpful advice for dog owners on the Vineyard's most dog-friendly spots.