Dog Friendly Activities in Amherst, NY

There are 2 dog friendly activities in Amherst, and 28 more nearby. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Amherst.

Pet Friendly The Paw Park
The Paw Park Bring Fido to this off-leash dog park with separate fenced areas for small and large dogs. The Paw Park is a non-profit organization funded entirely on donations See Details
Pet Friendly Amherst Paw Park
Amherst Paw Park Dog park near the North Amherst Recreation Center. See Details
Ellicott Island Park Pet owners love to bring their four-legged friends to this island park. Located in Ellicott Creek, the Ellicott Island Bark Park is unique, in that it is not fenced, but surrounded by water. Dogs are welcome to explore off-leash as long as they are cleaned up after. Ellicott Island features a doggy beach, open and shaded areas, trails, and a free library station for human visitors. Volunteers provide bowls and fresh water. Dog owners can enter Ellicott Island Bark Park at the park's double-gated footbridge. See Details
Niagara Falls State Park If you are on vacation and bring your dog along, the trails and paths at Niagara Falls, NY are dog friendly. Dogs need to be leashed and rabies vaccinated. The scenic view of the falls to the gorge can be walked with you and your dog. Again dogs must be leashed and State Parks Police will enforce this, but this a beautiful hike with you and your dog. See Details
Knox Farm State Park walking trails (leashed dogs) and fenced dog park areas for large or small dogs. Horses have the right of way on trails. 2 dogs per adult handler in the dog park area. See Details
Buffalo Dog Park at LaSalle Park Pets may play off-leash at this lovely dog park with beautiful views. See Details
Wilkeson Pointe Park Leashed dogs are welcome on walking paths. Bathrooms, water fountains, tables, kayak and bike rentals, and a beer garden that serves food are also available. Dogs are not permitted on the beach or in the water. See Details
Create a Personalized Last Name Wood Sign Create a Personalized Last Name Wood Sign' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by JoAnn. Your hosts will come to you! Fido can join you as you pick out your wood backing, trim, paint and stain, and then learn how to sand and paint your sign. Snacks & non alcoholic beverages included. The experience lasts 2.5 hours and can accommodate up to 6 guests ages 5 and up. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Rates start at $39 per person. See Details
The Barkyard at LaSalle Park This fenced dog park is a wonderful place to bring your pet for some off-leash fun. Includes separate small dog area and drinking water. See Details
Create a Rustic Sign - String Art Wine 'Create a Rustic Sign - String Art Wine' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by JoAnn. This experience can be brought to your location, so your pooch would be welcome. Contact host about booking this private experience. You will create a rustic wine sign by sanding, staining, painting and gluing with string. Your host will guide you through the entire process and provide all materials. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 6 and up. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Rates start at $29 per person. See Details
Handmade Christmas Ornaments 'Handmade Christmas Ornaments' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by JoAnn. This experience can be brought to your location, so your pooch would be welcome. Contact host about booking this private experience. You will create 4 ornaments by sanding, painting and gluing. Your host will guide you through the entire process and provide all materials. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 10 and up. Rates start at $21 per person. See Details
Amherst State Park All dogs within the park to be leashed at all times. Park visitors are asked to please clean up after their dogs. See Details
Lewiston Dog Park Two large fenced in areas, grassy, some trees, water fountains for the dogs, seating, tunnels, small bridges, waste bags. Double gate for safety. Beautiful setting over looking the niagara gorge walking trail. Park is open 24 hours but it is not lighted. See Details
Clarence Pathways The Clarence Pathways is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Clarence! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Clarence Pathways. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Commons Leash Free Dog Walk Commons Leash Free Dog Walk is a large open space where Fido can play off-leash. The area is not fenced-in, so dog owners will need to have complete voice control of their dog before allowing them off the leash. Commons Leash Free Dog Walk is located across the street from Fort George and behind the Shaw Festival Theatre. Parking is available at the end of Mary Street, on John Street or at the Veterans Memorial Park Pool at the end of Centre Street. See Details
Canalway Trail- Erie Canal Heritage Trail The Canalway Trail- Erie Canal Heritage Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Lockport! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Canalway Trail- Erie Canal Heritage Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Scone Baking & Tea 'Scone Baking & Tea' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Gwen. Gather in Gwen's Federal farmhouse kitchen and stir up a batch of proper English scones. Private bookings are pet-friendly. Contact your host for more details. The experience lasts 2.5 hours and can accommodate up to 8 guests of all ages. Rates start at $37 per person. See Details
Clarence Pathways The Clarence Pathways is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Akron! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Clarence Pathways. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Canalway Trail- Erie Canal Heritage Trail The Canalway Trail- Erie Canal Heritage Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Gasport! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Canalway Trail- Erie Canal Heritage Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Great Gorge Scenic Overlook Hike This easy, one-hour round trip hike begins at the Trailhead Building. There is no age requirement for this trail, and it'ss recommended for beginners. Dogs are welcome on the trail, as long as they are leashed and all mess is cleaned up after them. See Details
Black Rock Canal Park Black Rock Canal Park is pet-friendly. This recreation space contains two small, enclosed, pea gravel off-leash play areas, alongside the Niagara River in Buffalo. The park is open every day of the week from 7am to 9pm Memorial Day to Labor Day and 7am to Dusk Labor Day to Memorial Day. See Details
De Veaux Woods State Park Dog Park De Veaux Woods State Park Dog Park is a pet-friendly recreation area in Niagara Falls. After years of planning, the first dog park in the Falls is now officially open to the public. Federal funding covered the purchase and installation of fencing and other park furnishings. Located on a little over an acre of land, there's a section for small dogs and one for larger dogs. It also has a private run on the perimeter of the park that has the ability to close off into three private sections if you’d rather have an area for just you & your dogs. Additionally, there are doggie water fountains, disposal stations, leash holders, and benches. The park can be accessed every day of the week from 8am to 7pm. See Details
Niagara Gorge Trailhead Niagara Gorge Trailhead is pet-friendly. Check out the Niagara River, Whirlpool and rapids, and Giant Rock up close with your pooch. Learn about the geology, natural and local history of the gorge and falls. The wide trail follows the rim of Niagara Gorge through a hardwood tree groves. At one mile from the trailhead, a route leading to the right descends into the gorge. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners on the trail. See Details
Niagara Nature Hike 'Niagara Nature Hike' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Drew. Stride out on a nature hike to see the beautiful forested side of Ontario. This is a tougher hike, so first time adventurers may want to sit this one out. Leashed dogs are welcome. The experience lasts 4 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 12 and up. Rates start at $29 per person. See Details