Armonk is a small hamlet in the town of North Castle, right on the Connecticut/New York border. Although only covering six square miles, this town is considered progressive while keeping its historic values. It is home to IBM’s world headquarters, and is listed on the historic register. Pups will find it welcoming as well, with the Armonk Veterinary Hospital ready to address any health concerns.
Armonk offers dog-friendly adventures at the Wampus Brook Park with 93 acres of outdoor fun for you and Fido. Wampus Pond is on site, which is great for canoeing, fishing and bird watching. Head to the trails for a relaxing hike. Pups must remain leashed here.
Check out the Betsy Sluder Nature Preserve where you and your fur-ever friend can wander on its 70 acres of wetlands, or take a hike on Ridge Trail, which passes by Agnew Pond.
North Castle Community Park offers an open field, walking trails and a playground. Make sure to take clean up bags to keep all of Armonk pristine.
Hungry yet? Head to Fortina restaurant for Italian delicacies and enjoy dining at their nine, outdoor pet-friendly tables.
Armonk is a great place to spend some time with your pawtastic pup!
The Windmill Farm neighborhood of Armonk is a great place to take your fur-iendly friend. Head to Cat Rocks Park which has something for everyone. There are mountain biking trails and hiking trails for you and your pup to enjoy the outdoors. Many of the trails are suitable for all skill levels. Cat Rocks Park is also considered a nature preserve, so don’t forget your camera and binoculars! Many people flock here as well for extensive rock climbing adventures, from beginner to advanced. It is a great place to pack a picnic lunch. Don’t forget to bring plenty of water!
The town of Bedford, north of Armonk, offers the Canine Commons Dog Park, perfect for some off-leash fun for Fido. Located in Beaver Dam Park, you will find separate areas for the big and small pups, including an agility course for those extra fit dogs. For a little together time on leash, head to Indian Hill Park’s nature areas and walking trails, perfect for a leisurely stroll. Or try Guard Hill Preserve. This 76-acre area has 2.5 miles of shared trails for hikers and horseback riders. Afterwards, grab a bite to eat at The Barn restaurant’s dog-friendly outdoor seating. Bone Appetit!
The Chappaqua Town Center, in the town of Chappaqua, offers Whippoorwill Park for people and dogs of all ages! This large park covers 167 acres and offers a variety of hiking trails from very easy to challenging. A great place to take elderly pups or those athletic types. The large walking loop can be completed in about 45 minutes. Mutt mitts are provided, but pack water for you both. Or visit Gedney Park which offers paved and ‘off-road’ trails, and open space for pups to play on leash. There is also a pond, a kiddie playground and numerous sports fields.
Outdoor adventure abounds in the Crotonville neighborhood, in town of Ossining, west of Armonk. Grab your fur-ever friend and head to the Ossining Dog Park. This is the place where your pup can run free through the woods in this fenced, very open, large area. There are clean up stations on site, but bring plenty of water. Or head to the Henry Gourdine Park which directly connects with another Ossining Park, the Louis Engel Park. Both parks feature open space for leisurely walking and playgrounds for children, and are located on the Hudson River. Keep your pup on leash here.