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Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Bay Shore, NY

There’s 1 dog-friendly hiking trail in Bay Shore, and 20 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 pet-friendly spot in Bay Shore, NY. Bring Fido to the many on-leash trails that take you to the water and offer waste stations and a doggie water fountain. There are 231 acres to explore at this nature-oriented public park. See Details
Pet Friendly Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site Theodore Roosevelt loved animals, and dogs are as welcome at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site in Oyster Bay, NY, where he lived. Explore more than 80 dog-friendly acres of forests, salt marshes, and meadows on trails and boardwalks with your pup. Although your furry friend 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 6.1-mile pet-friendly hike in Blydenburgh County Park that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido in Smithtown, NY. This beautiful spot is great for all ages and abilities. Horses also share this trail at the headwaters of the Nissequogue River, and it leads through forests and a freshwater pond. Dogs must be leashed. See Details
Belmont Lake State Park Belmont Lake State Park is a pet-friendly spot in West Babloyn, NY. Carll's Creek and Belmont Lake bisect this 463-acre day-use park. Dogs are welcome on the paths that wind around this recreation area. Please note your furry friends aren't allowed in the picnic or playground areas during your visit. See Details
Cold Spring Harbor State Park Cold Spring Harbor State Park is a pet-friendly spot in New York. The park comprises 40 acres of hilly terrain that offer scenic vistas of the Cold Spring Harbor. Take your pooch for a walk through mixed hardwood forests on various 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
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
Heckscher Park Bring Fido for a relaxing afternoon at the pet-friendly Heckscher Park in historic Huntington, NY. The charming park features lots of green space among the stone-lined Huntington Lake. Take a stroll with your pup on the paved walkways, relax at a bench by the water, or have a picnic on the lawn. Dogs are welcome as long as they're leashed. Convenient parking is nearby. See Details
Walt Whitman Trail The dog-friendly Walt Whitman Trail is a historic hike at West Hills County Park that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido in Melville, NY. Aside from the moderate climb to the 400-foot Jaynes Hill, this hike is relatively flat. Horses also frequent this park; you should watch out for them as you hike. See Details
Cordwood Landing Cordwood Landing is a dog-friendly park in the heart of the Miller Place historic district in New York. Leashed dogs are welcome to explore this spectacular property with extensive hiking trails and access to the Long Island Sound. See Details
Mill Pond Park & Preserve Leashed dogs are welcome to explore trails at Mill Pond Park & Preserve in Wantagh, NY. Fido can accompany you along the 1.5 mile trail around the pond, and the side trails into the woods. Mill Pond Park & Preserve is a long and narrow 54-acre preserve with 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. 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.

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Dix Hills Park Fitness Trail Dix Hills Park Fitness Trail is a dog-friendly path through Dix Hills Park Golf Course in Dix Hills, NY. Leashed dogs are welcome to walk with you for a casual stroll. An adjoining unpaved trail along the outskirts of the golf course is a longer route which takes you past Dix Hills Park Pool and Clark Gillies Arena (Dix Hills Ice Rink). See Details
Argyle Park Argyle Park is a pet-friendly park in downtown Babylon, NY. This quaint park includes a paved walkway that wraps around the lake with benches along the way for you and Fido to relax while taking in the beautiful scenery. The park also features lots of green space, making it a great spot for a picnic with your pup! You'll find lush trees and botanicals on your visit here. All dogs welcome on a leash. See Details
West Hills County Park West Hills County Park is a pet-friendly spot in Melville, NY. Enjoy a day out with Fido on the will-groomed nature trails, where you'll see various wildlife. A popular hike is the historic Walt Whitman Trail to Jayne's Hill which offers Long Island's highest peak. Picnic tables are also available on site. See Details
McAllister County Park Mcallister County Park is a dog-friendly beach in Belle Terre, NY. Located near Port Jefferson Village, this 113-acre scenic seafront property is home to an easy pet-friendly loop trail that stretches for just over three miles. See Details
Wantagh Park Wantagh Park is a pet-friendly spot in New York where Fido can tag along. They offer a 2-mile fitness trail for you and your furry friend to walk around. If your pup needs more exercise, they also have a dog run on site. See Details
The Edgewood Blue Hiking Trail The Edgewood Blue Hiking Trail is a pet-friendly hike in Deer Park, NY. Fido is welcome to join you on the 2.7-mile loop that offers a leisurely walk through the pine-barren forest. Please note mountain bikers heavily use the park. See Details