If you are a Huntington resident and dog owner, you should know about these fantastic parks our beautiful town and surrounding areas have to offer. If you are in need of a quick run, social hour or hike, these are the places that have it all for our furry friends!
Cold Spring Harbor Trail
95 Harbor Rd
Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Cold Spring Harbor Trail is among one our favorites both with and without our pups. This trail, which calls for dogs to be leashed, is a fantastic spot to get some fresh air and a good workout. The trail is easy to navigate and has markers on the trees to ensure you are heading in the right direction. Be sure to bring water and snacks for this could be a short hike or long depending on how far you want to venture off. The Cold Spring Harbor trail is only a mile, but it connects to the Nassau County Greenbelt trail that connects all the way to the South Shore.
East Northport Dog Run
106 Deposit Road
East Northport, NY
This park is ideal for those in the East Northport area who are looking to get their pup out for a quick run. This fenced in area is just under an acre and includes waste bag stations, a shaded pavilion with benches, and running water. There are two double-gated entries into the run and the ground is mostly grass and dirt. There are no separate areas for large dogs and small dogs. Note: You must be a Huntington Township resident to use this park. Permits are free and available at the nearby Huntington Dog Shelter located right behind the park. To get a permit your dog must be licensed and current on their rabies vaccination, and you must be a Huntington resident. See Town of Huntington for the dog park rules. Follow the road past the dog park and go into the second building, which is the Huntington Dog Shelter office where you can get the permit.
West Hills Dog Parks
Large Dog Park (26 pounds or more)
259 Sweet Hollow Rd.
The entrance to this large, 1.75 acre dog park is on Sweet Hollow Road just north of the intersection with Old Country Road. There are benches, a water fountain, waste bag dispensers and garbage cans. Large trees on the west side of the park provide shade in the afternoon. The dog park is surrounded by 4′ chain link fence and there are two double-gated entries. Ground cover is currently grass and dirt. There is an entrance fee for this area of West Hills Park from Memorial Day until Labor Day from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on the weekends. For your dog’s safety and out of consideration for the horses and their riders on the nearby trails, please keep dogs on-leash on the nearby trails.
Small Dog Park (25 pounds or less)
3 – 7 Highhold Drive
The small dog park at West Hills occupies the location of the original West Hills Dog Park and is located off High Hold Drive. This one-third of an acre dog park is mostly grass, surrounded by 4′ chain link fence and has two double-gated entries. There are benches, a water fountain, waste bag stations and trash cans. Parking for the dog park is across High Hold Drive in a large gravel lot.
Coindre Hall - Dog Park
101 Browns Road
Huntington, NY 11743
Located on beautiful Huntington Harbor, Coindre Hall is a popular unofficial dog park. The grounds are not designated by the town of Huntington for dogs, however, it provides as a wonderful open space for our four-legged friends. Dogs and their owners can enjoy a game of fetch or a stroll down to the water during every season. There are walking paths and an open waterfront area for swimming. Be sure to bring fresh water and be sure your dog is treated-as this is a high-risk tick area. Please be courteous and pick up after your pet.
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Writing and photos by Rosanna Ruta