Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Amherst, NY

There are 9 dog friendly hiking trails within 20 miles of Amherst. 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 Amherst.

Pet Friendly Niagara Falls State Park
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
Pet Friendly Amherst State Park
Amherst State Park All dogs within the park to be leashed at all times. Park visitors are asked to please clean up after their dogs. See Details
Clarence Pathways 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 TrailLink.com. See Details
Commons Leash Free Dog Walk Commons Leash Free Dog Walk is a large open space where Fido can play off-leash. The area is not fenced-in, so dog owners will need to have complete voice control of their dog before allowing them off the leash. Commons Leash Free Dog Walk is located across the street from Fort George and behind the Shaw Festival Theatre. Parking is available at the end of Mary Street, on John Street or at the Veterans Memorial Park Pool at the end of Centre Street. See Details
Canalway Trail- Erie Canal Heritage Trail 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 TrailLink.com. See Details
Clarence Pathways 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 TrailLink.com. See Details
Canalway Trail- Erie Canal Heritage Trail 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 TrailLink.com. See Details
Great Gorge Scenic Overlook Hike This easy, one-hour round trip hike begins at the Trailhead Building. There is no age requirement for this trail, and it'ss recommended for beginners. Dogs are welcome on the trail, as long as they are leashed and all mess is cleaned up after them. See Details
Niagara Gorge Trailhead Niagara Gorge Trailhead is pet-friendly. Check out the Niagara River, Whirlpool and rapids, and Giant Rock up close with your pooch. Learn about the geology, natural and local history of the gorge and falls. The wide trail follows the rim of Niagara Gorge through a hardwood tree groves. At one mile from the trailhead, a route leading to the right descends into the gorge. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners on the trail. See Details