Dogs need to feel lucky to live here also, so take your pup out for the day in the five harbors area and show them what makes living here so special!
The most beautiful (unofficial) dog park on Long Island is located right here in Huntington at Coindre Hall at101 Browns Rd. Your pup will have a blast romping in the fields, playing on the beach and taking a dip in Huntington harbor. And at the same time, you will get to meet other dog lovers and enjoy one of the most picturesque waterfront settings in the Five Harbors area.
East Northport at Deposit Rd - this park provides shade and benches. Apply for a free dog permit at the Huntington Dog Shelter right next door.
West Hills Dog Park on Sweet Hollow & Round Swamp Rd is a huge 2 mile fenced in area. There is permanent seating, shaded areas, doggy water fountains and even a designated area for small dogs off High Hold Drive. Admission fee and card are required. Call 631-854-4423 for info.
Northport Village is a nice place to stroll with your dog along Main Street and then down to the waterside park. You'll encounter other doggie friends and there's even a water bowl by the Northport Dock. Stop by Pet Port just a short stroll up from the water to grab a toy or hop in the car and head to Barkfield Road in East Northport for healthy and unique dog treats made in the USA.
For another scenic workout for you and your (leashed) dog, go on the Walt Whitman Trail (38-42 Reservoir Rd, Huntington). This 4.25 mile hike will take about 2 hours to complete. It's mostly flat aside from the moderate climb to Jayne's Hill. At 400 ft above sea level, it's the highest point on Long Island!
LTLH pet Nellie sitting table side at SandBar
The Harbor Hound in Cold Spring Harbor is a go-to spot for grooming and cute accessories and even costumes for Halloween (also seen in TLC's Long Island Medium). Stroll further down the way to the Sandbar, where they are happy to have your pooch sit by as you dine al fresco.
photo courtesy of Fetch
Fetch is luxurious lifestyle boutique for dogs including apparel, layette and fashion accessories including bow-ties for those special occasions.
Blydenburgh Dog Park (off Vets Memorial Highway) in Smithtown is an entirely fenced in 2 acre parcel with separate areas for small and large dogs. A pass key is required. Contact the parks department for information.
Eisenhower Park (East Meadow, Merrick & Stewart Avenues) has 1.5 acres of space which is divided in to two areas for large dogs and small dogs. Each area has shade structures, water stations, waste stations and benches.
Old Bethpage Restoration Dog Run at 1303 Round Swamp Rd in Old Bethpage has dog runs for large & small dogs. There are "green" water systems and benches for the owners. Hours are the same as Old Bethpage Restoration Wednesday through Sunday 1 pm - 5 pm. No fee.
Christopher Morley Park (500 Searingtown Road) in Roslyn has a year round dog run on the north side of the park.
If you are heading to the beach or village with your dog remember to keep them leashed and call ahead to make sure Fido is welcome. In East Hampton, pets are ok on the beaches. Montauk - pets are allowed on beaches before 10 am and after 6 pm. Port Jefferson is very dog friendly and has doggie scoop bags outside on the village streets. West Hampton allows pets on the beach before 7 am and after 9 pm.