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Washington, DC to Toronto via Niagara-on-the-Lake

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Pet-friendly stops from Washington, DC to Toronto

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Here's a sample itinerary for a pet-friendly drive from Washington, DC to Toronto with your dog or cat. If you're planning a road trip to Toronto, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Find the best dog parks, pet-friendly accommodations and hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members and GoPetFriendly. Scroll down to see all the pet-friendly stops along the way.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Washington, DC
drive for about 1 hour

11:10 am  Harpers Ferry
eat at Mountain House Cafe
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:10 pm
drive for about 56 minutes

1:06 pm  Sideling Hill
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:06 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

3:21 pm  Altoona (Pennsylvania)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:21 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

5:50 pm  DuBois (Pennsylvania)
eat at Du Bois Diner
stay overnight at BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn & Conference Center
leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5 hours
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 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn & Conference Center
drive for about 1.5 hours

12:35 pm  Smethport (Pennsylvania)
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 1.5 hours
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 Day 3

9:00 am  leave from Smethport (Pennsylvania)
drive for about 10 hours

7:04 pm  Niagara-on-the-Lake
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 8:04 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

9:39 pm  arrive in Toronto
stay at Green Oaks Inn

day 3 driving ≈ 11.5 hours

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What are pet-friendly stops along the way?

Harpers Ferry  (3 answers)
    Ghost Tours of Harpers Ferry  (1 mention)
    Harpers Ferry National Historical Park  (1 mention)
    River & Trail Outfitters  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Harpers Ferry:
        Mountain House Cafe
        The Iron Horse Cafe
        Old Towne Cafe
        The Swiss Miss
        The Coffee Mill

Sideling Hill  (3 mentions)
    Berkeley Springs Walking Tour  (1 mention)
    Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Sideling Hill:
        Maria's Garden & Inn

Altoona (Pennsylvania)
    Petco Pet Store - Altoona  (1 mention)
    Canoe Creek State Park  (1 mention)

DuBois (Pennsylvania)
    Animal Hospital Of Dubois  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around DuBois (Pennsylvania):
        Du Bois Diner
    pet-friendly hotels around DuBois (Pennsylvania):
        BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn & Conference Center
        Clarion Hotel Dubois
        Cayman Landing at Treasure Lake

Smethport (Pennsylvania)

Niagara-on-the-Lake  (9 answers)
    Joseph Davis State Park  (1 mention)

Where's the best place to stay in Toronto?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Toronto.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Green Oaks Inn.

Here are some more pet-friendly hotels people talk about:

Shalamar Lake Niagara  (1 mention)
Shaw Club Hotel & Spa  (1 mention)
Queen's Landing  (1 mention)

Want to research more popular hotels in Toronto? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Toronto?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on GoPetFriendly:

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Toronto. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Toronto?  (16 answers)

profile  Juliana from asked:
Which is the best Outlet for shopping?  (10 answers)

profile  Rocco from Rochester (New York) asked:
Must-see during Toronto weekend trip?  (8 answers)

profile  Stephanie from New York City asked:
Where to catch the best views in Toronto?  (7 answers)

profile  Christine from Austin (Texas) asked:
Coolest new restaurants?  (6 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Toronto.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Toronto to Washington, DC drive with pets, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Washington, DC to Toronto. Or get a full Washington, DC to Toronto flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend.

And if you know Washington, DC well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Washington, DC!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 503 miles
driving time of 10 hours, 4 minutes
179 Washington, DC travel answers
3 Harpers Ferry travel answers
1 Altoona (Pennsylvania) travel answer
1 DuBois (Pennsylvania) travel answer
9 Niagara-on-the-Lake travel answers
148 Toronto travel answers


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