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Dog Friendly Activities in River Vale, NJ

There are 314 dog friendly activities within 20 miles of River Vale. 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 River Vale.

Pet Friendly Central Park
Central Park No trip to Manhattan with your dog would be complete without a stroll through Central Park. Dogs must remain on-leash in the park except during designated off-leash hours in 23 areas of the park. Off-leash hours are before 9:00am and after 9:00pm. There are over 15 dog fountains throughout the park. Visit the website for specific information on dog-friendly areas. Make sure to always clean up after your pet. See Details
Pet Friendly South Mountain Reservation
South Mountain Reservation South Mountain Reservation in West Orange, NJ is dog-friendly. This nature reserve coverers 2,112 acres in portions of Maplewood, Millburn and West Orange. The woodland park features a variety of hardwood trees, and tall hemlocks towering above streams, creeks and ponds. The west branch of the Rahway River flows through the valley, and a 25-foot waterfall at Hemlock Falls is a dramatic feature. It is also a Revolutionary War historic site. Leashed dogs are welcome on trails and the South Mountain Dog Park is located within the Reservation. See Details
Mills Reservation Bring your pet for an on-leash hike in this lovely park which offers trails of varying difficulty for different levels of hikers. See Details
Fifth Hammer Brewing Company Fifth Hammer Brewing Company is a dog-friendly, 15-barrel brewery located in the heart of Long Island City, NY. Dogs are welcome to join their owners inside and out at the popular taproom. Dogs can refresh themselves with a bowl of water, while humans try an IPA or another interesting brew. See Details
LIC Beer Project LIC Beer Project is dog-friendly. This classy brewery in Long Island City brews up a variety of delicious beers for patrons and tourists to indulge in. They don't serve any food, so dogs are welcome to join their owners inside in this cool, innovative taproom. LIC Beer Project is open Monday through Friday from 4pm to 11pm, Saturday from 12pm to 12am and Sunday from 12pm to 10pm. See Details
Alley Pond Park Alley Pond Park is a dog-friendly open space located in the heart of Queens, NY. A beautiful hidden secret of NYC, trade the hustle and bustle of the city for 2.5 miles of well maintained trails. Alley Pond Park has an enclosed dog run to exercise Fido, as well as several designated off-leash areas. Spend an afternoon unwinding, enjoying nature, or stopping for a picnic at this beautiful park. See Details
Little Bay Dog Run Two separate areas for big and small dogs. Doggie water fountain available. See Details
Departed Soles Brewing Company Departed Soles Brewing Company in Jersey City, NJ, is dog-friendly! Well-behaved pups are welcome to join you for a craft brew at Jersey City's first modern brewery and tap room. They offer a carefully curated menu of #DefinitelyNotGlutenFree and gluten free craft beer options. See Details
New Jersey Beer Company New Jersey Beer Company is a dog-friendly brewery in New Bergen, NJ. Leashed dogs are welcome both inside and outside the taproom. They brew a variety of beers such as pale ales, stouts, pilsners, golden ale, wee heavy, saison, and Hefeweizen, as well as seasonal specials. See Details
Madison Square Park Dog Run This popular NYC dog park is a bit on the smaller side, but is a favorite among NYC dog-lovers. Double-entry/exit gates help ensure your dog's safety when anyone enters or leaves the park. Water is available for dogs during the late spring, summer, and early fall, but bring your own, just in case. Plenty of seating and shade available. See Details
Harriman State Park Fido is welcome at the dog-friendly Harriman State Park in Ramapo, NY, but must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet at all times and display their Rabies tag. Dogs are not allowed in buildings or beach/bathing areas, or in the following areas: Beaver Pond Campground, Welch Beach, Sebago Cabins. See Details
Nash Park Dog Park Located inside Nash Park, the Nash Park Dog Park in Clifton, NJ, offers plenty of green space for dogs to play and socialize. See Details
Drowned Lands Brewery You are Fido are welcomed to dog-friendly Drowned Lands Brewery in the Warwick Valley, NY. Take a seat at an outdoor table in a picturesque setting while sampling beer inspired by the richest soil in the country. Leashed dogs can accompany you outdoors where there is ample space to stretch and roam. Sip a glass of White Terra India Pale Ale or sample a can of Mud Pie Stout. Weather permitting, visitors will find food trucks on the premises on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. See Details
Brookdale Dog Park Brookdale Dog Park in Montclair, NJ, is a dog-friendly, fully fenced park located within Brookdale Park. The dog area features separate areas for large and small dogs, agility equipment, running water, waste bags, and gravel mulch. There is a limit of two dogs per person and no puppies under 4 months old. Dogs must be accompanied by an adult 15 years or older and no one under the age of 8 is permitted inside the off-leash area. Brookdale Park also has walking and running paths where Fido is welcome on a leash. See Details
Inwood Hill Park Trail Inwood Hill Park Trail is an easy, 2 mile hike that will take about 1 hour to complete with Fido. Moderate slopes offer you and your pup some exercise as you hike through the only natural park on Manhattan Island. Dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
Saxon Woods Park Trail Saxon Woods Park Trail is an easy, 2.5 mile hike that will take about 1.25 hours to complete with Fido. The southern section of Saxon Woods offers hikers and their pups a gentle hike. Dogs are not allowed in picnic areas and must be leashed at all times. See Details
Pelham Bay Park Dog Run The Pelham Bay Park Dog Run is located in Pelham South, not far from the entrance at Middletown Road and Stadium Avenue. The Dog Run is one of the first dog runs to be built by the NYC Parks Department. Nearby, Orchard Beach is also a treat in the off-season, when strolling, biking or dog walking (on the promenade only from October 1 to May 1) are very popular. See Details
Z-Travel & Leisure Tours If you want to find out more about NYC, take a tour with Art and Susan Zuckerman of Z-Travel and Leisure Tours. Art and Susan offer 80 different types of tours including neighborhood tours, themed tours, ethnic tours, food tours, water tours, and a chocolate tours. All their tours can be adapted for guests traveling with dogs. Just be sure to mention you will be bringing a dog when you call to schedule a tour. See Details
Piermont Pier This lovely spot was originally the eastern end of the Erie Railroad. Located in the Village of Piermont NY, the pier is open year round and is popular with dog walkers, joggers, birders and fisherman. The pier has a rich history. During WWII it was known as "Last Stop USA" because it served as the embarktation point for troops destined for the European theater. Today the pier offers spectacular views of the Hudson River. Especially handy for dog walkers are the scooper bags provided. See Details
Leonia Dog Park/Lakeview Park This is a lovely dog friendly park with 2 picnic tables under an awning. There is a large area including a hill. There is water access and a metal bowl. There seems to be a conflict with some neighbors as there are signs across the street in front of PVT homes stating "stop unleashed dogs in the park". As long as you go during posted hours and limit the dog barking there seems to be no conflict. Many nice dogs and owners! I have px available but cannot figure out how to post them! See Details
Goffle Brook Park & Hawthorne Dog Run One of the newest and most popular features in Goffle Brook Park is the Hawthorne Dog Run. The Hawthorne Dog Run allows dogs the opportunity to run leash-free in a safe and contained area and their owners the chance to relax and enjoy some quality time with their dogs. Leashed dogs are also allowed to walk with their owners in Goffle Brook Park, located along Goffle Road, this 103-acre park is adjacent to the Goffle Brook. The northern section contains a duck pond, which is stocked with trout for fishing during the summer. The southern section of the park contains numerous athletic fields, an accessible playground, and picnic areas. The park is open daily 9am - 9pm. See Details
James J. Braddock North Hudson County Park Dog Run Pets love the off-leash fun at this fenced dog park, which includes separate runs for different size pets, benches, water bowls, running water, donated toys, and waste bags. With a land area of 167 acres, James J. Braddock Park is one of the largest and most beautiful of Hudson County’s parks where leashed dogs are welcome outside of the dog run. The park is home to the 16-acre Woodcliff Lake and has an amazing view of the Manhattan skyline. See Details
North Chelsea Dog Park This much-loved off-leash dog park is a favorite with locals for its wonderful views of the river. The park is fully-fenced, and there are dog-friendly restaurants nearby. See Details
Washington Square Park Dog Run You'll love this fenced, neighborhood dog park, a great place to bring your pet for some off-leash fun. Running water available. See Details