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 Sands Point Preserve
Sands Point Preserve Bring Fido to hike up the cliffs at Sands Point Preserve, overlooking the Long Island Sound. Or, walk along the Sand Point Castle. Fido must be leashed at all times. Dogs are not permitted on the beach at any time. The Dog Run – also known as Charlie’s Run – offers two large spaces for pups to romp and socialize, one for small dogs and one for dogs of any size. See Details
Pet Friendly Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Minnewaska State Park Preserve Minnewaska State Park Preserve in Kerhonkson, NY, is dog-friendly! Leashed pets are welcome to join their owners as they explore the area, which is situated on the dramatic Shawangunk Mountain ridge, and features numerous waterfalls, crystalline sky lakes, dense forests, sheer cliffs, streams, and fifty miles of footpaths. Dogs are not allowed in buildings, camping, picnic or bathing areas or on walkways. They are not permitted on the cross-country ski trails when they are groomed and open for cross-country skiing only. Minnewaska State Park Preserve's hours vary seasonally, so dog owners should call ahead or check its website before planning their outing. See Details
Playland Beach Playland Beach is a dog-friendly beach located on the grounds of Playland Park Amusement Park in Rye, NY. 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
Hazlitt 1852 Vineyard & Winery Part of the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards is dog-friendly! Leashed dogs are welcome to join their wine-loving owners at one of Hazlitt Vineyards' outdoor seats. Hazlitt serves Cabernet Franc, Riesling, and Sauvignon Blanc, as well as its "legendary" Ice Wine and Red Cat. Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards' hours vary seasonally, so guests should call ahead or check its website before planning their outing. 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 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
East Hampton Main Beach Enjoy some beach frisbee or a casual stroll in the sand with your pup throughout the year on the dog-friendly 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
Robert H. Treman State Park You and Fido can enjoy a day out in nature at dog-friendly Robert H. Treman State Park in Ithaca, NY. Keep your pup on a leash and explore over nine miles of trails. The highlight of the park is Enfield Glen, a gorge with 12 stunning waterfalls to admire. Adventurous visitors should venture down Rim Trail and Gorge Loop Trail, two moderately challenging, steep routes which reward hikers with scenic views and the beautiful Lucifer Falls overlook. Dogs are permitted in some camping sites and cabins at Robert H. Treman State Park, but are not allowed in any swimming areas. See Details
Ellicott Island Bark 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
Buttermilk Falls State Park Dog-friendly Buttermilk Falls State Park in Ithaca, NY, has plenty for you and your pup to explore. The upper park features a lake, woodland and gorge hiking trails, picnic areas, and playing fields. The lower park features the campground, pool, and playing fields. Larch Meadow, a wetland area with a nature trail, is also located in the lower park. Leashed dogs are welcome throughout the park with the exception of swimming areas. Some campsites and cabins also permit dogs. See Details
Uncle Sam Boat Tours Offering scenic cruises in the heart of the 1000 Islands, Uncle Sam Boat Tours are dog-friendly! Pets are allowed on vessels as long as they are leashed and fully under control. Dog owners should ensure they are not booking cruises where food is served (such as the Luncheon Cruise, Dinner Cruise, and Craft Beer & Wine Cruise). Pets are not allowed at Boldt Castle; however, the Castle requires a separate admission fee, so dog owners will not be losing money at this stop. Sightseeing cruises are available on a first-come basis, while specialty cruises require advance reservations. Uncle Sam Boat Tours' daily schedule can be found on its official website and tickets can be purchased online. See Details
Whiteface Mountain New York's fifth-highest peak offers spectacular 360-degree views of the Adirondacks. Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington provides a number of dog-friendly trails for hiking with Fido. You can also drive to the top of Veterans' Memorial Hwy Near and climb up the last 300 feet by stairs. See Details
Gardiner County Park Gardiner County Park is a 231-acre, nature-oriented public park on the Great South Bay in Bay Shore, NY. This park is known for being extremely dog-friendly, with many on-leash trails, a doggie water fountain, and waste station. See Details
Thomas Bull Memorial Dog Park Thomas Bull Memorial Dog Park is a dog-friendly park located in Thomas Bull Memorial Park in Campbell Hall, NY. This fenced-in off-leash area is approximately 1.5 acres and features a separate area for small dogs. The park also has water fountains, benches and shaded areas. See Details
Port Jefferson Public Beach and Dog Park Port Jefferson Public Beach and Dog Park is pet-friendly. This small, harbor-side beach in the Village of Port Jefferson has a nice area for owners to walk their pups. Try to go at low tide, there's a lot more beach then! Port Jefferson is very dog-centric, so along with a romp on the beach, it's nice to walk through the village. See Details
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site Theodore Roosevelt loved animals, and dogs are as welcome at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site in Oyster Bay now as they were when he lived there. Explore more than 80, dog-friendly 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 Fido must be leashed at all times. See Details
Lake George Cruises Dogs are welcome on one-hour historic sightseeing cruises at Lake George Cruises! Enjoy this relaxing cruise while listening to the great history of Lake George. You'll view the secluded islands, tranquil bays, and million dollar mansions. Coffee, tea, snacks and a full bar are available. Dogs must be leashed and well-behaved. See Details
Letchworth State Park Letchworth State Park, renowned as the "Grand Canyon of the East," is one of the most scenically magnificent areas in the eastern U.S. Household pets only; caged or on a leash not more than 6 feet. Proof of rabies inoculation. Not allowed in bathing areas, buildings, cabins or camping loops 300, 400, 500, 600 and 800. For campers, if your site allows pets, there is a two-pet maximum. See Details
Osprey's Dominion Vineyards Bring Fido to Osprey's Dominion Vineyards to enjoy a glass of wine made with the least interference from humankind. Osprey's Dominion allows leashed pets on its four-acre grounds, which feature shaded picnic tables, Adirondack chairs, lawn games, and more. Dog owners are invited to pack their own picnic lunch. During the cooler months, dogs are allowed inside the tasting room. Osprey's Dominion's tasting options include $8 for three wines and $12 for five wines. Osprey's Dominion Vineyards' hours vary seasonally so guests should check its website or call ahead before planning their outing. See Details
Prospect Park Prospect Park is a dog-friendly public park in Brooklyn, NY, that allows pets off-leash in designated areas at certain times of day. They are welcome on-leash all the time and must be leashed on pathways and in wooded sections. See Details
Cayuga Lake Wine Trail The Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, abundant in breathtaking views, is the first organized and longest running wine trail in the country. The trail is comprised of 16 wineries including a cidery, a meadery, 4 distilleries and a taproom, offering something for everyone. Step inside the warmth of family owned and operated boutique wineries and explore tastes, aromas and sights unique to the Finger Lakes. Most of the tasting rooms are dog friendly either outside and/or inside as long as Fido is leashed. Call the wineries individually or check their websites to confirm it is OK to bring your pooch. See Details
Palmer Vineyards One of North Fork's original wineries, Palmer Vineyards is a dog-friendly space to enjoy a glass of world-class varietal wine. Leashed dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio, as well as the pub-style tasting room. The estate winery is home to a vineyard cat, so make sure Fido gets along with felines. Palmer Vineyards hours vary, so guests should check the website before planning their outing. Reservations are required for groups larger than eight. See Details
Avalon Park and Preserve Avalon Park and Preserve is pet-friendly. This natural conservation area is home to five diverse habitats and abundant native flora and fauna. You can explore these on the pet-friendly trails with your leashed pup. The park is open every day of the week from 8am to 8pm. See Details
Atwater Estate Vineyards Visit dog-friendly Atwater Estate Vineyards along the Seneca Lake Wine Trail in Burdett, NY. Savor some of the area's finest wines with your pup by your side. Leashed dogs are welcome in the outdoor tasting area. See Details