Dog Friendly Activities in West Hempstead, NY

There’s 1 dog friendly activity in West Hempstead, and 104 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 West Hempstead.

Pet Friendly Hempstead Lake State Park
Hempstead Lake State Park State Park located near Rockville Centre. Dogs are allowed in Field 3 (called the Dog Area. It is also near South Pond. Signs in park stress the rules of having the dog leashed at all times. See Details
Pet Friendly Dog-Friendly Beach on Gerritsen Avenue
Dog-Friendly Beach on Gerritsen Avenue This secret little bay area is open to anyone, and dogs are welcome here. Many humans walk their dogs a little distance past the entrance since families are often swimming and spending time near the entrance. The beach area can get crowded on weekends. See Details
A Potter's Wheel in Brooklyn 'A Potter's Wheel in Brooklyn' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Ernesto. Your well-behaved pooch is welcome to join you at this class where you will learn the basics of wheel-based pottery. You and your pup will watch the host demonstrate a variety of techniques and afterwards, you will have an hour to try it for yourself and create one or two pieces. Your piece(s) will be ready for pick up the following weekend or can be shipped to you for an additional charge. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 6 guests ages 9 and up. Rates start at $55 per person. See Details
Walt Whitman Trail Walt Whitman Trail is an easy, 4.25 mile hike that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. Aside from the moderate climb to the 401 foot Jaynes Hill, this hike is quite flat. Horses also frequent this park and you should watch out for them as you hike. Please note that dogs must be leashed; dogs not permitted in picnic areas. See Details
Tour NYC's Dog Friendly Breweries Tour NYC's Dog Friendly Breweries is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience. There are now more than 40 breweries across the city and many feature neighborhood taprooms. On this dog-friendly brewery tour, you and your pooch will explore the wonderful world of craft beer and visit some of the best brewery tap rooms in Long Island City, Queens. Meet local dogs along the way, too. Tours start at $49. See Details
Puppy Picasso Puppy Picasso is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience. Paint with your pooch on a canvas with non-toxic paint and learn great technique from a talented artist. Themes range from flowers to rainbows and animals. Rates start at $35. 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
Sands Point Preserve Bring Fido to hike up the cliffs that overlook Long Island Sound or walk along the Sand Point Castle. Dog owners are welcome to bring their four-legged friends to the Sands Point Preserve, provided the dogs are kept on a leash at all times. There are no exceptions to this rule as the safety and well-being of all visitors including adults, children, and all animals, are of paramount importance. Dogs are not permitted on the beach at any time. 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
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
Coindre Hall Coindre Hall is a mansion in the style of a medieval French chateau constructed in 1912 for pharmaceutical magnate George McKesson Brown. It overlooks 34 acres of rolling land including a boathouse on the north shore of Long Island adjacent to Long Island Sound. Many people bring their dogs to frolic and play in the hills of the "backyard" of the mansion. It is a wonderful place to bring your dog to be with other friendly dog lovers and dogs! *** Call ahead to find out about any temporary restrictions due to COVID-19. *** See Details
Nickerson Beach Nickerson Beach has a dog run with separate fenced areas for small and large dogs. Dogs are not allowed on the beach. See Details
Playland Beach Playland Beach is located on the grounds of Playland Park Amusement Park. Dogs are welcome to join their owners on the beach from October 1st until April 28th. There is a limit of 3 dogs for each owner and dog walking services are prohibited all year round. Make sure you keep Fido on a leash under six feet. See Details
Paws Place Ward Acres Dog Park Pets love to socialize and play off-leash at this fenced dog park, which includes a separate area for small dogs. See Details
Eisenhower Dog Park Developed with support and partnership from the local dog owner community, Long Island Dog Owners Group, Pet Supplies Plus and Eisenhower Park officials, the almost one acre site features an area for small dogs, an area for large dogs with separate entrances. The park also features new benches, water fountains for the dogs, a shade/rain pavilion, waste bag disposal stations, a bulletin board and off-street parking. The park is on the former site of an under-used basketball court and baseball field at the corner of Stewart Ave and Salisbury Park Drive (on the north side of the park). It has a small parking lot for 20 cars or so. It is a natural grass field, which is enjoyed by the dogs. LI-DOG was instrumental in securing Pet Supplies Plus as a sponsor, whose help was essential in making this grand opening actually happen. See Details
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site Theodore Roosevelt loved animals, and dogs are as welcome at Sagamore Hill now as they were when he lived there. Explore more than 80 acres of forests, salt marshes, and meadows on trails and boardwalks with your pup. Although dogs cannot enter any buildings, they are welcome throughout the grounds. There's even a nature trail to the beach, so your pup can dip his toes in the water. Just remember that dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Cunningham Park Dog Run This large, attractive, off-leash dog park in Queens is known for being very clean and friendly. See Details
Carl Schurz Dog Park Carl Schurz Park has two off-leash dog runs where pups can mingle, and the promenade is a lovely place to stroll along the East River. See Details
West Hills County Dog Park Pet owners love this great fenced dog park with waste bags, easy parking, separate small dog area, and plenty of room for playing. See Details
Larchmont Dog Beach Unfortunately, Larchmont Dog Beach is temporarily closed. See Details
Doga, Yoga with Dogs 'Doga, Yoga with Dogs' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Damia. As soon as you arrive, jump right in with the dogs at the studio. Then, enjoy a gentle slow-flow, allowing dogs to join in over time, as they become more comfortable with the space, people and other pups in the room. At the end of class, there's plenty of time to socialize, give free treats to the dogs, and take plenty of pictures. Feel free to bring your own pooch to try their best downward dog, too. The experience lasts 1 hour and can accommodate up to 9 guests ages 18 and up. Guests should be comfortable around dogs. Rates start at $32/person. See Details
Forest Park Dog Run This lovely off-leash park includes a separate area for small dogs. Waste bags are available, and the landscape is well-kept. See Details
Van Cortlandt Park Pets love the chance to run free at this fenced, off-leash dog park, which includes two separate sections and plenty of wide open, grassy spaces. There are trails to explore and plenty more to keep dogs and their owners busy. Dogs must be cleaned up after. See Details
Atlantic Beach Atlantic Beach is a seaside community on the south shore of Long Island. Located just 21 miles from Manhattan, the sandy beaches in the area are dog-friendly from October through March. Pet owners are reminded to keep their pooches on a leash under 6 feet while they are visiting and that dogs are prohibited from using the boardwalk year round. Although dog licenses are issued by the county, they are rarely checked and this rule isn't often enforced. Responsible pet owners are reminded that dog poop is a pollutant in the waterways, so pooper scoopers should be packed before any trip to the beach. See Details