Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in St. James, NY

There are 28 dog-friendly hiking trails within 20 miles of St. James. 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 St. James.

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 Prosser Pines Loop Trail
Prosser Pines Loop Trail Prosser Pines Loop Trail is a moderately trafficked, .7-mile pet-friendly hike in Middle Island, NY. The forest is unique and rare and is one of the oldest surviving White Pine Plantations on the eastern seaboard of the United States. During your adventure, ensure your furry friend remains on a leash. See Details
Sherwood Island State Park Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, CT welcomes leashed dogs in the off-season from October 1st to April 14th. This public recreation area can be found on the shore of Long Island Sound and offers swimming, fishing and dog-friendly trails. Pets are not allowed in the park during the summer season from April 15th through September 30th. 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
Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness is a pet-friendly wilderness experience in Shirley, NY. Bring Fido for a 7-mile hike 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. Please call ahead to the visitor center for further information. 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
Cranbury Park Located on 227 acres surrounding the historic Gallaher Mansion in Norwalk, CT, Cranbury Park offers some dog-friendly areas on the property for pups to run off leash. Dogs are also allowed on the trails and in the orchard, but they're not permitted on the Great Lawn or near the mansion, playground or pavilion. Please note a parking fee may apply when visiting. 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
Rocky Point Pine Barrens State Forest Rocky Point Pine Barrens State Forest offers pet-friendly hiking trails in Middle Island, NY. You and your leashed pup can enjoy 12.2 miles of paths in total. Please note trails and roads on the property are closed during shotgun season, which begins on the first Sunday in January and continues through the remainder of the month. 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
Southaven County Park The dog-friendly Southaven County Park is a popular picnicking site in Yaphank, NY. Boating and freshwater fishing are permitted. The Carmans River flows through this scenic, pine-oak forested park. 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
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
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
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
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
Nissequogue River State Park Nissequogue River State Park is a pet-friendly recreational spot in Kings Park, NY. Your leashed pup can join you as you explore the area. You'll come across an abandoned asylum with over 100 buildings with history and hiking trails that provide scenic views of the river. The park also has a canoe and kayak launch, interpretive signs, guided tours, and bird-watching opportunities. 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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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
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