4 local Dog Hikes in Syracuse

Clarks reservation state park view from the top

Situated between the Finger Lakes, the Adirondacks there are a numerous number of hiking trails you can take your dog too. But you don’t have to travel far from Syracuse to enjoy wonderful hikes. There are plenty of places right in Syracuse that will fit the bill. I decided to concentrate on 4 local dog hikes that are right in the heart of the Syracuse area for you and your dog to enjoy.

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Lucky Dogs

Sharpie rescue lucked out with a forever family and fur-brother

In thinking about the topic for this week, I decided to focus on the Lucky Dogs that were adopted from Second Chance Canine Adoption Shelter recently. While the beginning of the pandemic resulted in a lot of pet adoptions, we still continue to receive a steady stream of animals that need homes. With new dogs…

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To use or not to use symmetry in photography. In photography, symmetry refers an image that has a sense of balance and proportion. This creates a peaceful feeling. In this image, the dog himself is very symmetrical, including his coloring. The background also is symmetrical in color and balance of color. Or you can create…

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Golden Hour

rescue dog, golden hour

My favorite time to take images is on the fringes of the day,  early morning just before sunrise through the rise of the golden sun spreading warm tones across the landscape.  We again get those golden tones as the sun lowers again at the end of the day.    I recently went to the beach…

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rescue dog

I love Spring when the tulips and daffadils are topping and the cherry blossoms are in bloom.  I planned to take my dog to this location in order to get some pictures.  Unfortunately, my week became filled with other things that needed to get done.  This is a composite with Rita, one of the rescue…

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Urban Visitor

A friend called the other day and indicated that Syracuse had some Urban Visitors.  Three snowy owls were spotted close to home.  We took a trek out to the site and with a little perseverance and a little luck, came upon one of the owls.  My friend allowed me to borrow his 600mm lens in…

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Winter-Scape Taughannock Falls

The recent snow and frigid air may keep some people inside, but a friend and I decided to venture to Taughannock Falls to view the winter-scape. Taughannock Falls is located just North of Ithaca and is 215 ft tall which makes it the highest single waterfall east of the Rocky Mountains. The falls can be…

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Peace on the Lake

During my stay at Sunny Point, I looked forward to the evenings.  There was such Peace on the Lake. Despite starting my residency over an active labor day weekend, Keuka Lake became calm and peaceful in the evening.  Once the Holiday weekend was over, the nights were even more serene.  One night there was a storm…

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Passion for Horses

This is part of a series about my Artist in Residence for the Arts Center of Yates County.  For more on my Series, visit “10 days as an Artist in Residence”  and “Paws in the Gallery”   My project during my visit to Penn Yan, was to take pictures of women business owners with their animal…

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