Dog Friendly Activities in Amherst, NY

There are 15 dog friendly activities in Amherst, NY. Use the links below to get an overview of each attraction, 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, NY, or call 877-411-FIDO to speak with one of our pet travel experts!

The Paw Park

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Fenced in separate areas for small and large dogs. The Paw Park is a non-profit organization funded entirely on donations An off-leash recreation area for our canine companions. Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/thepawpark?sk=wall

Amherst Paw Park

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Dog park near the North Amherst Recreation Center.

Niagara Falls State Park

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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.

Ellicott Island Park

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Pet owners love to bring their four-legged friends to this island park. They're welcome on-leash.

Knox Farm State Park

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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.

Buffalo Dog Park at LaSalle Park

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Pets may play off-leash at this lovely dog park with beautiful views.

The Barkyard at LaSalle Park

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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.

Amherst State Park

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All dogs within the park to be leashed at all times. Park visitors are asked to please clean up after their dogs.

Clarence Pathways

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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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6017465">TrailLink.com</a>.

Canalway Trail- Erie Canal Heritage Trail

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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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6016604">TrailLink.com</a>.

Lewiston Dog Park

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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.

Clarence Pathways

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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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6017465">TrailLink.com</a>.

Canalway Trail- Erie Canal Heritage Trail

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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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6016604">TrailLink.com</a>.

Wilkenson Pointe Park

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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.

Canalway Trail- Erie Canal Heritage Trail

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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 Middleport! 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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6016604">TrailLink.com</a>.