Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Port Jefferson, NY

There are 22 dog friendly hiking trails within 20 miles of Port Jefferson. 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 Port Jefferson.

Pet Friendly The Cascades at Lake Mohegan
The Cascades at Lake Mohegan This is a beautiful dog-friendly recreation area in Fairfield, Connecticut. The trails surround a lake and waterfall/creek called the cascades on acreage donated by the G.E. corporation. There are waste bins for doggie cleanups, so bring your baggies. 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
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
Prosser Pines Loop Trail Prosser Pines Loop Trail is an easy, 1 mile hike that will take about 45 minutes to complete with Fido. Delight in the small white pines that have been lovingly looked after since the British Officer Jonathan Edwards planted them in 1759. Most of the trails are unmarked in this preserve and dogs must be leashed. 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
Otis Pike at Fire Island Trail Otis Pike at Fire Island Trail is an easy, 7 mile hike in Fire Island National Seashore that will take about 3 hours to complete with Fido. This trail provides a wonderful opportunity for your pup to enjoy the sandy beach and waves in the off season, from Labor Day through March 15. DUE TO DAMAGE from Hurricane Sandy you can no longer use the ferry to make the loop. Another section of the trail may be inaccessible please call first. This 7 mile hike can be done end to end utilizing the ferry until the end of October. After the ferry stops for the season it becomes a 14 mile out and back trip. 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
Rocky Point Trail Rocky Point Trail is an easy, 6.15 mile hike that will take about 3 hours to complete with Fido. This hike exists within a network of trails for you and your pup to enjoy year round, except for hunting season. Dogs must be leashed. See Details
Manorville Hills Trail Manorville Hills Trail is a 6.5 mile hike in that will take about to complete with Fido. This wilderness area has some of the most challenging terrain in the area. Enjoy this peaceful hike on the unmarked trail system. It is a good idea to bring along a GPS unit or compass to navigate the trail. See Details
Murphy County Park Trail Murphy County Park Trail is an easy, 3.5 mile hike that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. This gorgeous park has the highest concentration of rare and endangered plants in the entire state. Enjoy the easy hike and ponds as you study the rare plants. Leash regulations apply. 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
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
Sunken Meadow State Park Dogs are allowed in undeveloped areas only of Sunken Meadow State Park. 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 every day of the week from 9am to 8pm. See Details
Southaven County Park The Carmans River flows through this scenic, pine-oak forested park. Southaven County Park is a popular picnicking site, containing group areas capable of accommodating up to 1,000 people. Boating and freshwater fishing are permitted. Camping is also available, with sites for tents and trailers. Leashed dogs are welcome. Parking fee only during summer, Memorial to Labor Day weekends. See Details
Cathedral Pines County Park Cathedral Pines County Park is a 320 acre site situated along the headwaters of the Carmans River. Facilities include campsites for individuals, youth group camping and club camping (10 or more units) and family camping, including 10 sites with water and electric hookups. Picnic sites and the George Broome Memorial Activity Building are also available. Adjacent to Cathedral Pines Park is Prosser Pines Nature Preserve, which features a majestic stand of white pines planted in 1812. Prosser Pines is a popular site for hikers and photographers. 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
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
Pine Barrens Trails Information Center Situated conveniently near several access points to hiking trails in the Pine Barrens, this facility was established to provide the public with environmental interpretation of the Pine Barrens. Leashed dogs are welcome on the short, interpretive "Blueberry Loop" trail on the grounds of the center to give visitors a sampling of a Pine Barrens outdoor experience. Also on the grounds is El's Trail, a 3/4 mile accessible trail (trail chair available.) Open Friday - Monday, from May - October. See Details
Robert Cushman Murphy County Park Leashed dogs are welcome at Robert Cushman Murphy County Park - a favorite for hiking and bird watching. Rare coastal plain pondshore habitat provides professional scientists with opportunities to conduct important biological experiments and inventories. Be advised that hunting, managed by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, is permitted seasonally on portions of the property. See Details
Fire Island Wilderness Rhythmic waves, high dunes, ancient maritime forests, historic landmarks and glimpses of wildlife, Fire Island has been a special place for diverse plants, animals and people for centuries. Far from the pressure of nearby big-city life, dynamic barrier island beaches offer both solitude and camaraderie, and spiritual renewal. The wilderness extends from the Wilderness Visitor Center, adjacent to Smith Point County Park, to Watch Hill. Though it is the smallest wilderness area managed by the National Park Service, the Fire Island wilderness offers big adventures. From March 15 through Labor Day, pets are not permitted in the Fire Island Wilderness area or on the beach in front of the wilderness to ensure that threatened and endangered beach-nesting shorebirds are protected. See Details
Anchor Beach Anchor Beach is dog-friendly! Bring your leashed dog for a walk along the shoreline with gorgeous views and breezes. See Details