Dog Friendly Activities in New York

Don’t leave Fido in the hotel room when you’re on vacation. Get out and play! No matter where you’re headed in New York, we can point you towards the nearest off-leash dog park, the most popular dog beach, a really great hiking trail, and lots of other places to play with Fido.

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
Pet Friendly Gardiner County Park
Gardiner County Park Gardiner County Park is a 231 acre nature-oriented public park on the Great South Bay. This park is known for being extremely dog-friendly, with many on-leash trails, a doggie water fountain, and waste station. See Details
Dinner with Dogs "Dinner with Dogs" is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience. Your host runs Chase & Papi, an innovative dog event planning company featured in the NY Times. In this experience, cook an easy meal for dinner and a tasty snack for your dog with the same ingredients. Watch the chef first and learn how to recreate both the meal and your pet's treat. When it's done, sit down and enjoy it together. Rates start at $80. 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
Montauk Beach Dogs are not allowed on the beaches between 9am and 6pm from mid-May through the end of September. No restrictions apply for the remainder of the year. Montauk has no leash laws and dogs may run on the beach with supervision when permitted. Owners are expected to exercise control, particularly on crowded beaches, and to clean up after their dogs. The beach can be accessed through several points along Old Montauk Highway or right in the center of town. See Details
Private Bonfires 'Private Bonfires' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Mark. Hampton Beach Service presents private Bonfires in Montauk. Enjoy the evening with a private fire, smores and other tasty treats all underneath the stars. Dogs are allowed but there is a fee of $65. The experience lasts 3 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 18 and up. Rates start at $80 per person. See Details
Cornish Estate Trail Cornish Estate Trail is a somewhat easy, 4.5 mile hike in Hudson Highlands State Park that will take about 2.5 hours to complete with Fido. Hike by remnants of old buildings and the beautiful Hudson River. Dogs remain on a leash no longer than 10 feet and are not permitted in picnic areas. See Details
Storm King State Park Storm King State Park has a somewhat difficult, 3.5 mile hike that will take about 3 hours to complete with Fido. Although the trail skips Butter Hill and Storm King Mountain, it does offer wonderful views of the Hudson River, Bannerman Island, Cold Spring, and Constitution Marsh and is also more lightly traveled. Dogs are not permitted in picnic areas and must be leashed. See Details
Sirius Dog Run The Sirius Dog Run in Battery Park City's Gateway Plaza area is a great dog run with new paving. It is a beautiful part of the city, and many friendly dogs and their humans love this area. It is named after one of the Rescue Labs that gave his life during the 9-11 search and rescue operations. See Details
Normanskill Farm Dog Park Off Delaware Avenue, take a left on Mill Road just before the bridge to Delmar and continue straight to the farm, and go all the way back to the Community Garden & Dog Park. Off the beaten track a bit makes for a nice setting for this off leash area. Dogs must be sociable, current on all vaccinations, and under their owner's control at all times. Dogs must be leashed when not in designated off-lead areas. See Details
Mirror Lake Mirror Lake is a great place to bring Fido when you're in Lake Placid. You can walk all the way around the lake on a 2.7 mile trail. Make sure you bring water and doggie clean-up bags, which are also available on the route around the lake. The water is absolutely clean and beautiful and we want to be sure this beach stays pet friendly forever! The beach is sandy and laid back and friendly dogs are welcome to take a dip with their owners as well. Just note that the village of Lake Placid has many events that are staged at this beach, including the famous Ironman competition, so be aware of the dates before you plan your visit. See Details
Walt Whitman Trail at West Hills County Park Walt Whitman Trail is an easy, 4.25 mile hike at West Hills County Park 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. Campsites, lean-tos, and primitive shelters are available year-round. Reservations are required. See Details
Hardscrabble Wilderness Area Trail Hardscrabble Wilderness Area Trail is a somewhat easy, 3.5 mile hike that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. This easily accessible trail is a favorite amongst dogs for its rolling hills, gurgling brooks, and refreshing pond. Leash regulations do apply. See Details
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 Central Park. Off-leash hours are before 9:00 am and after 9:00 pm. 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
East Hampton Main Beach Enjoy some beach frisbee or a casual stroll in the sand with your pup throughout the year at East Hampton Main Beach. Dogs are welcome off-leash anytime in the off-season. From the second Sunday in May through September 30, dogs are not permitted on the beach at all from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, daily. At all other times during the period from the second Sunday in May to September 30, dogs MUST be manually restrained on a leash within areas that are within 300 feet of any road end along the beaches. Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets and keeping them under control. Plastic bags for clean-up are conveniently provided at the entrance to each village beach. The village actively patrols beaches and strictly enforces regulations. 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
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
East Village Bark Tour with Sasha East Village Bark Tour with Sasha is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience. Meet Sasha the dog at Union Square to start your tour. You'll then walk down Broadway to Washington Square Park, stop at the fountain to take pictures and rest at one of the benches. Sasha will then take you to a dog park and the pet-friendly B&H bakery. Tours start at $58. See Details
Street Art Scene with Insider 'Street Art Scene with Insider' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Audrey. Your leashed pup is welcome to join you on this guided walking tour of SoHo, Lower East Side, Chinatown and more. You will see murals along the way created for LISA Project NYC by internationally-famous street artists and learn about the process and stories behind each piece. Tour is rain or shine; check the forecast and dress comfortably. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 13 guests ages 8 and up. Rates start at $30 per person. 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
Dyker Beach Park Dog Run Dyker Beach Park Dog Run includes a large, grassy dog run with a secure entrance where your pet can play off-leash. 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
Jamesville Beach Off-leash Dog Park There is a un-fenced, shared use off-leash dog area in Jamesville Beach Park which accesses the Jamesville Reservoir. Proof of a current rabies vaccine may be required on site.Dogs on leash are allowed in the rest of the park except that they are not allowed in the beach areas during the summer beach season. During the winter dogs may use the beach areas on leash. There is a disc golf course in the park. Dogs must always be cleaned up after throughout the park. See Details