Binghamton, New York, was once referred to as the Valley of Opportunity as the city was an important transportation and economic hub with a large presence of high-tech and manufacturing industries. Nowadays the city has a more diverse economy and has become a very family and pet-friendly community with several amenities for pet owners.
The Canine Commons Dog Park is large, enclosed dog park located at the Choconut Center Park. As with most off-leash dog parks, the Canine Commons Dog Park is divided into two areas: an area for small dogs (we're talking Pomeranians, Jack Russells, teacups, your standard pocket pooches) and an area for large dogs (you know, Bruce!). While there are no water fountains around, the park does offer buckets of water. There is also a small creek that allows dogs to get wet.
There is another bark park located at the Cheri A. Lindsey Memorial Park. The regional park has devoted approximately one acre of land for dogs to play and get some exercise. The dog park is fully fenced, and therefore, dogs do not have to be on a leash while they are in the bark park. The Cheri A. Lindsey Memorial Park is connected to the Chenango River trail.
Travelers with pets will also find the community of Binghamton, New York, to be accommodating. There are a large variety of pet-friendly hotels that allow one or two pets per guest. The details and additional costs vary per hotel.
Bark Park is a great dog park to take your pup to for some much-needed outdoor fun. Bark Park is separated into three sections, one for small breeds and another for large breeds, with the third being a medium sized park that contains agility equipment. There is a large water fountain for the dogs to drink from, and lots of trees for some shade. Bark Park is located right off the Chenango River, so at times it may be cold. If you’ve worked up an appetite at the park, head over to Lupo’s S and S Char Pit. There is an outdoor seating area for you and your pup to enjoy some of their great food, like sandwiches, wraps, and burgers.
If your pooch is looking for a fun dog park to splash around in, then be sure to take him to Canine Commons Dog Park. This pawesome dog park is all fenced in and offers two separate areas for large and small breeds. The cool thing about the park is the creek that runs through the center of the dog park and is perfect for some outdoor water fun with your pup. There are benches for the owners to relax on, as well as a doggie waste bag dispenser for easy clean-up. The park also has a hiking trail to roam if your dog is adventurous, and locals love how clean it is whenever they visit. There is no running water available here for you pup, so don’t forget to bring some.
Fifteen minutes out of Binghamton is the city of Vestal, home to the Vestal Rail Trail. The 7.1-mile trail provides a flat surface that is surrounded by beautiful trees which deliver plenty of shade for you and your pup while you enjoy a nice walk or jog. This trail is popular, and during the warmer months, they have trivia nights, bands, and food to be enjoyed. The town asks that you keep your dog on a 4-foot leash, and not to ride a bike or rollerblades with them for safety concerns since the trail is located by a busy intersection.
Twenty minutes from Binghamton is the Rebecca Weitsman Memorial Dog Park, a lovely park that is 9-acres of fenced in fun located in nearby Owego. The park is separated into two parts for small and large breeds, and there is an area dedicated to agility equipment. The park does have water stations for your pup and there is a camping facility nearby! If you and your pup get hungry, stop by The Owego Kitchen, a café-style restaurant that serves breakfast, soups, and sandwiches, and they welcome your dog to join you for a bite to eat.