Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Whitestone, NY

There are 57 dog-friendly hiking trails within 20 miles of Whitestone. 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 Whitestone.

Pet Friendly Sands Point Preserve
Sands Point Preserve Bring Fido to walk along the Sand Point Castle or hike up the cliffs at Sands Point Preserve, overlooking the Long Island Sound in San Points, NY. 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 Central Park
Central Park No trip to New York, NY, with your dog, would be complete without a stroll through Central Park. Pets must remain on-leash in the park except during designated off-leash hours in 23 areas of the park. Off-leash hours are before 9:00 AM and after 9:00 PM. There are over 15 dog fountains throughout the park. Visit the website for specific information on dog-friendly areas. Make sure to always clean up after your pet. See Details
Alley Pond Park Alley Pond Park is a dog-friendly spot in the heart of Oakland Gardens, NY. A beautiful hidden secret of NYC, trade the hustle and bustle of the city for miles of well-maintained trails. This area also has an enclosed dog run to exercise Fido and several designated off-leash areas. Please note your furry friend can only be leash free from when the park opens until 9:00 AM and 9:00 PM until closing. See Details
Bailey Arboretum Bring Fido 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. See their website for the current operating schedule. See Details
Mianus River State Park Mianus River State Park, formerly the estate of singer and actress, Libby Holman, is a pet-friendly area in Stamford, CT. The river weaves through this 400-acre urban forest where visitors enjoy biking, fishing, hiking and horseback riding in the area. Leashed dogs are welcome as long as they're cleaned up after, but please note that commercial dog walking is not permitted. See Details
Liberty State Park Visit the pet-friendly Liberty State Park in Jersey City, NJ. Take a walk around with your pooch and experience the amazing views of New York City and the Statue of Liberty. Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times during the visit. 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 in Harrison, NY. The southern section of Saxon Woods offers hikers and their pups a gentle pet-friendly walk. 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 Piermont Pier is open year-round and is popular with dog walkers, joggers, birders and fishermen. During WWII, it was known as "Last Stop USA" because it served as the embarkation point for troops destined for the European theater. Today the pier offers spectacular views of the Hudson River. See Details
Babcock Preserve The Babcock Preserve is a pet-friendly area in Greenwich, CT, that's 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. See Details
Saddle River County Park Bike Path The Saddle River County Park Bike Path is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Rochelle Park! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Saddle River County Park Bike Path. 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
Dog Runs at Van Cortlandt Park Van Cortlandt Park in Bronx, NY, has three dog runs where Fido is welcome to explore, socialize and play off-leash. The Canine Court dog run is located on Broadway and 252nd St. Oneida Run is located in the East section between Oneida Ave and E 238th St. The Sackerah Woods Dog Run is located at Gun Hill Rd and Gates Pl. These fenced recreation areas include separate sections for small and large dogs. See Details
Rockleigh Woods Sanctuary Check out the pet-friendly Rockleigh Woods Sanctuary in Rockleigh, NJ. This recreation area features more than 200 wooded acres and 4.5 miles of trails. Leashed pups are welcome, but please remember to clean up after them. See Details
Brooklyn Bridge Brooklyn Bridge is a hybrid cable-stayed and suspension bridge in New York, NY 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 of the paved, dog-friendly pedestrian pathway on the bridge. Ensure you keep Fido close, as the bridge is a popular crossing for commuters. See Details
Hempstead Lake State Park Hempstead Lake State Park is a dog-friendly destination in West Hempstead, NY. You and your pup can explore the hiking trails and non-guarded beaches. Only two pets are allowed in the day-use areas unless prohibited by a sign or directive. Proof of rabies vaccination shall be produced if requested by staff. Pets aren't permitted in playgrounds, buildings, golf courses, boardwalks, pools and spray grounds. See Details
Buttermilk Falls Trail Buttermilk Falls Trail is a moderately easy, 1-mile hike in Nyack, NY, that will take about an hour to complete with Fido. Although this dog-friendly hike is short, it still offers a bit of a challenge. The best part is the scenic vistas and tumbling waterfalls. Leash regulations do apply on this trail. See Details
Brooklyn Bridge Park Brooklyn Bridge Park is an 85-acre, dog-friendly waterfront recreation area that is a great place to bring your pup 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 dogs and play a game of fetch. See Details
Emerson Woods Preserve Bring Fido to explore the pet-friendly Emerson Woods Preserve in Westwood, NJ. This recreation area features 19 acres of trails you can walk with your dog. The park borders a fenced reservoir with a beach, restroom and parking, which you can access for a nominal yearly fee. Alternatively, you can walk your dog on the border of the reservoir for free and use street parking. Dogs must be leashed at all times throughout the area and please pick up your waste. 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
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
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