Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Bay Shore, NY

There are 2 dog friendly hiking trails in Bay Shore, and 15 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 Bay Shore.

Pet Friendly Gardiner County Park
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
Pet Friendly Fire Island Lighthouse
Fire Island Lighthouse From March 15 through Labor Day, leashed dogs can join you on bayside beaches at the Fire Island Lighthouse in Bay Shore, NY. Pets are restricted from ocean beaches during this time. Dogs are not permitted inside the Lighthouse at anytime. 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
Stump Pond Loop Trail Stump Pond Loop Trail is an easy, 4.5 mile hike in Blydenburgh County Park that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. This beautiful hike is great for all ages and abilities. Horses also share this trail that is at the headwaters of the Nissequogue River and leads through forests and by a freshwater pond. Dogs must be leashed. See Details
Belmont Lake State Park Belmont Lake State Park is pet-friendly. Located in West Babylon, this 463-acre day use park is bisected by Carll's Creek and Belmont Lake. Dogs are welcome on the paths that wind around this recreation area. Dogs are not allowed in the picnic or playground areas. Dog friendly park with paths to walk on-leash around the lake. Dogs not allowed in picnic or playground areas. The park is usually open every day of the week from 8am to 9pm. See Details
Massapequa Preserve Massapequa Preserve is a 423-acre parcel of land comprised of the largest single acquisition by Nassau County of New York City watershed property. The preserve is divided into three sections bounded by major roadways. With your pup, enter from Walker Street and follow the trail that leads south. Keep dogs off the asphalt bike path. See Details
Mill Pond Park & Preserve Mill Pond Park & Preserve is a long and narrow 54-acre preserve includes a large pond that draws numerous native waterfowl, along with nature trails that wind through a wet woodland with red maple, coast pepperbush and skunk cabbage. Your leashed pup is welcome on the 1.5 mile trail around the pond, and the side trails into the woods. See Details
Walt Whitman Trail at West Hills County Park The dog-friendly 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, and are not permitted in picnic areas. Campsites, lean-tos, and primitive shelters are available year-round; reservations are required. See Details
Cordwood Landing County Park Cordwood Landing County Park is dog-friendly. Located in the heart of the Miller Place historic district, this open area now belongs to the public. It's an ideal spot to take Fido for a leashed walk along the many trails. See Details
Lakeland County Park Lakeland County Park is a 70 acre, fully accessible park facility designed for the disabled and their families. Leashed dogs are welcome on the nature trail-boardwalk over the head-waters of the Connetquot River, affording unique views of wetlands, vegetation, waterfowl and wildlife. Office and restrooms are open Memorial Day to Labor Day. See Details
Makamah Nature Preserve Originally called Crab Meadow Park East Watershed, the Makamah Nature Preserve contains dry and wet woodlands, as well as marsh. The preserve is available for hiking, bird watching, dog walking (on leash). It has been reported that 94 species of birds have been recorded in and around the property and that the park is prime habitat for owls and woodpeckers. The park contains heavily wooded hills with one rising to 60 feet in its center and others rising to 100 feet. See Details
Sunken Meadow State Park Dogs are allowed in undeveloped areas only of Sunken Meadow State Park in Kings Park, NY. Offering one of the most stunning views of the Long Island Sound with Connecticut in the distance, the park has a wide range of topography that sustains a variety of flora and fauna. Dogs must be leashed. Pets are not permitted in playgrounds, buildings, golf courses, boardwalks, pools and spray-grounds or guarded beaches. Sunken Meadow State Park is open daily. See Details
Bethpage Bikeway The Bethpage Bikeway is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido on a leash in Old Bethpage! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Bethpage Bikeway. 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.
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Cold Spring Harbor State Park Cold Spring Harbor State Park is pet-friendly. The park is comprised of 40 acres of hilly terrain that offer scenic vistas of the Cold Spring Harbor. Take your pooch for a walk through mixed hardwood forest on a variety of trails. Leashed pups are welcome, as long as they are cleaned up after. See Details
Kings Park Bluff Kings Park Bluff is pet-friendly. Bring your leashed pooch to this iconic local hangout for unrivalled views across the serene river and sound. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. Kings Park Bluff can be accessed every day of the week from sunrise to sunset. See Details
Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve Trail Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve Trail is an easy, 2.75 mile hike that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. This is a low intensity and relaxing trail on preserved land that is shared with mountain bikers and hunters when in season. Leash regulations apply. See Details
Bill Richards Memorial Park Escape the stress of everyday life at this Smithtown oasis, a perfect place to bring your pet for a stroll around the lake. See Details