This Vermont Mountain Retreat is a Mecca for Dogs and Dog Lovers Across the World

The Dog Mountain Resort in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, has been attracting dog lovers and their pups for almost 20 years, and leashes are optional. Designed by American artist Stephen Huneck, it features swimming ponds, a doggy agility course, and a canine art gallery. However, it’s perhaps the chapel that has become most famous, with its walls decorated with notes, pictures, and poems commemorating beloved canine friends who have passed away. It’s a traditional New England chapel, where people can come, remember their dogs and celebrate the bonds they had between them and their pets after they pass. The lush grounds are set on 150 acres of private mountaintop and open year around for free, so the public can enjoy some socially-distanced dog fun.