Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Sands Point, NY

There’s 1 dog friendly hiking trail in Sands Point, and 47 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 Sands Point.

Pet Friendly Sands Point Preserve
Sands Point Preserve Bring Fido to hike up the cliffs at Sands Point Preserve, overlooking the Long Island Sound. Or, walk along the Sand Point Castle. Fido must be leashed at all times. Dogs are not permitted on the beach at any time. The Dog Run – also known as Charlie’s Run – offers two large spaces for pups to romp and socialize, one for small dogs and one for dogs of any size. See Details
Pet Friendly Alley Pond Park
Alley Pond Park Alley Pond Park is a dog-friendly open space located in the heart of Queens, NY. A beautiful hidden secret of NYC, trade the hustle and bustle of the city for 2.5 miles of well maintained trails. Alley Pond Park has an enclosed dog run to exercise Fido, as well as several designated off-leash areas. Spend an afternoon unwinding, enjoying nature, or stopping for a picnic at this beautiful park. See Details
Bailey Arboretum BringFido on a relaxing stroll through the dog-friendly Bailey Arboretum in Locust Valley, NY. The Arboretum features a charming 18th-century farmhouse and forty-two acres of rare and unique trees. Leashed dogs and their owners can explore marked trails for free. Bailey Arboretum is open to the public, year-round from 9am to 5pm. See their website for current operating schedule. Admission is free, but donations are welcome and encouraged. 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
Inwood Hill Park Trail Inwood Hill Park Trail is an easy, 2 mile hike that will take about 1 hour to complete with Fido. Moderate slopes offer you and your pup some exercise as you hike through the only natural park on Manhattan Island. Dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
Saxon Woods Park Trail Saxon Woods Park Trail is an easy, 2.5 mile hike that will take about 1.25 hours to complete with Fido. The southern section of Saxon Woods offers hikers and their pups a gentle hike. Dogs are not allowed in picnic areas and must be leashed at all times. See Details
Piermont Pier This lovely spot was originally the eastern end of the Erie Railroad. Located in the Village of Piermont NY, the pier is open year round and is popular with dog walkers, joggers, birders and fisherman. The pier has a rich history. During WWII it was known as "Last Stop USA" because it served as the embarktation point for troops destined for the European theater. Today the pier offers spectacular views of the Hudson River. Especially handy for dog walkers are the scooper bags provided. See Details
Babcock Preserve The Babcock Preserve is open to the public during daylight hours for hiking, walking, jogging,
cross-country skiing, nature study, picnicking and horseback riding on designated trails. The 4.1 mile loop features forested land filled with a wide variety of wildlife. Leashed dogs are welcome.
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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
Van Cortlandt Park Pets love the chance to run free at this fenced, off-leash dog park, which includes two separate sections and plenty of wide open, grassy spaces. There are trails to explore and plenty more to keep dogs and their owners busy. Dogs must be cleaned up after. 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
Brooklyn Bridge Brooklyn Bridge is a hybrid cable-stayed and suspension bridge in New York City that crosses over the East River and connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you as you admire the views from either side from the paved, dog-friendly, pedestrian pathway on the bridge. Make sure you keep Fido close as the bridge is a popular crossing for commuters. See Details
Hardscrabble Wilderness Area Trail Hardscrabble Wilderness Area Trail is a somewhat easy, 3.5 mile hike that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. This easily accessible trail is a favorite amongst dogs for its rolling hills, gurgling brooks, and refreshing pond. Leash regulations do apply. See Details
Rockefeller Preserve Trail Rockefeller Preserve Trail is a somewhat easy, 8.25 mile hike in Rockefeller State Park Preserve that will take about 5 hours to complete with Fido. This lovely preserve offers unspoiled forests, meadows, and wetlands along old carriage road trails to hikers and equestrians. Trail options mean you can tailor this hike to be as long or as short as you desire. Leash regulations apply. See Details
Hempstead Lake State Park Hempstead Lake State Park is a multiuse facility featuring 18 tennis courts, 6 pickleball courts, children's playgrounds, basketball courts, bridle trails for horseback riding, hiking trails, shaded picnic areas and a historic hand-carved wooden carousel. This state park located near Rockville Centre. A maximum of two pets are allowed in day use areas unless prohibited by sign or directive. Pets are always to be supervised and either be crated or on a leash not more than 6-feet in length. Proof of rabies inoculation shall be produced if requested by staff. Pets are not permitted in playgrounds, buildings, golf courses, boardwalks, pools, and spray-grounds or guarded beaches (this does not apply to service animals). Dogs are welcome for hiking on an unpaved path in the field 3 area. See Details
Buttermilk Falls Trail Buttermilk Falls Trail is a moderately easy, 1 mile hike in Rockland County that will take about 0.75 hour to complete with Fido. This is a short hike that still offers a bit of challenge. The best part is the scenic vistas and tumbling waterfall. Leash regulations do apply on this trail. See Details
Rockleigh Woods Sanctuary and Lamont Reserve 4.5 mile multi-trail area with small rolling hills is perfect for moderate hiking with leashed dogs. Entrance is directly behind Rockleigh Borough Hall Fire Department. See Details
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery Sleepy Hollow Cemetery is pet-friendly. This is the final resting place of Washington Irving, the author of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Leashed dogs are welcome in the cemetery, as long as they are cleaned up after. Unfortunately, dogs are not welcome on the tours of the cemetery. Sleepy Hollow Cemetery is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm and Saturday to Sunday from 8:30am to 4:30pm. See Details
Brooklyn Bridge Park Brooklyn Bridge Park is a 85-acre, dog-friendly, waterfront recreation area is a great place to bring your pooch to play on-and-off-leash. The park stretches 1.3 miles along Brooklyn’s East River shoreline. Within the park, you'll find two fenced dog runs where Fido can meet other Big Apple pups and play a game of fetch. The park is open daily. 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
Joseph B. Clarke Rail-Trail The Joseph B. Clarke Rail-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 Orangeburg! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Joseph B. Clarke Rail-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
Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens is pet-friendly. Bring your pooch along to explore 12 miles of garden trails and wander around the Bartlett, a living classroom for people and dogs to experience and enjoy nature. They offer an enchanting environment, where you can explore the grounds with your pup, research a particular variety of plant or attend an event. Their trails will take you through beautiful gardens, past champion trees, and into native Connecticut habitats, alongside colonial stonewalls and over pristine wetlands. Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens is open every day of the week from dawn until dusk. See Details
Rockland Lake State Park Rockland Lake State Park is a dog-friendly state park that spans over 1,133-acres. Located in the the eastern part of the Town of Clarkstown in Rockland County, New York, this park is just a stones throw from Hook Mountain and the Hudson River. There are lots of trails within the park that lead to a large lake and scenic views of the surrounding area. See Details
Hunter Island Trail Hunter Island Trail is an easy, 2.25-mile hike that will take about 1 hour to complete with Fido. Keep an eye out for rising tides as you meander through the salt marshes, forest, meadows, and shorelines of Hunter Island. Your dog must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet and you may also want to pack some mosquito repellent. See Details