About 30 minutes north of Syracuse, you will find Tully, a small but friendly town in Onondaga County bordering with Cortland County to the south. The Woodland area to the west of the city is a good place to have an adventure in nature with your pooch. On the other hand, Syracuse is home to lots of pet-friendly neighborhoods with parks, cafes, and 7 veterinary clinics in the vicinity.
There is so much fun in the western woodlands near Tully that you will never fur-get your adventure! Quiet walking areas and meadows will welcome you in South Meadows, a public park inviting leashed pooches to have some fun with their parents. Labrador Hollow Unique Area, Tinker Falls, and Morgan Hills State Forest form a beautiful terrain with acres of open space and thriving wilderness. While you're here, why not hit the walking trails and soak up the atmosphere of magnificent woodlands and waterfalls?
Camping is also an option here! Spend a wonderful weekend or just take a few days off to enjoy the magnificent beauty of Otisco Lake in Otisco Lake Campgrounds and Marina. This pet-friendly camping facility offers unforgettable fishing options and countless stars in the sky to watch at night.
You and your precious pal will fall head over paws for Tully and its surrounding areas!
Pratts Falls Road runs throughout the southern part of Manlius, not far from Pompey, connecting Henneberry Road and Watervale Road. Here, you'll find Pratts Falls Park, a gorgeous park complete with a 137-foot waterfall! The park also has a picnic pavilion with a shelter and an archery range. Dogs should remain on-leash at all times, but they're welcome to explore all parts of the park except for the buildings. The park is a hiker's dream, offering multiple trails of varying lengths and difficulties to suit everyone's needs and fitness levels. Don’t forget to equip yourself with drinking water. The waterfall is magnificent, but you can't drink from it!
Jamesville Beach Park nests on the banks of Jamesville Reservoir just north of downtown. This is a huge wooded area with walking trails and a guarded beach area where you can bring your buddy to play and have some fun. Your pup can’t visit the beach in the summer, but he's welcome to dig holes and wallow in the sand in winter! The park also has a special off-leash spot with grass, trees, and walking trails along the stream where pups can dip their paws and splash a bit away from humans. You may need to provide proof of current vaccinations, so be sure to bring that with you.
Green Lakes State Park is situated northeast of central Fayetteville, a village in Onondaga County just 30 minutes south of Tully. The park is home to an abundance of wildlife, vast woodlands, and a serene atmosphere you won't find anywhere else. Enjoy a leashed walk with your pup around two still and glacial lakes, or choose from multiple walking trails going up and down hills, away from the water, and back again. This public park does not allow dogs to be off-leash, but it has a few wonderful spots for picnicking and one of the biggest golf courses in the county!
Eastside is an expansive neighborhood in Syracuse with multiple recreation areas and public parks where you can hide in the shade or hit the walking trails together with Fido. You can start with Westminster Park in the very heart of the neighborhood, or enjoy the playground equipment in Lougen Park. Westmoreland Park, hidden behind Eirie Boulevard East, is another good place to enjoy a nice leashed walk with Fido before grabbing a bite at Cam’s Pizzeria, a counter-service restaurant with delicious toppings on thin-crust pies. The slices look so tasty and delicious you won't be able to resist chowing down at the outdoor tables!
John Glenn Boulevard expands way beyond Liverpool’s borders, but if you're passing through Liverpool and need to make a pit stop, visit Wegman’s Good Dog Park, a well-kept, pet-friendly recreation area. Nestled on the Seneca River, the park is home to beautiful riverbanks as well as a beach area with multiple access points to the lake. The dog park is a one of a kind in central New York, featuring a fenced area equipped with an obstacle course and benches. Drinking water is available, but bring a water bowl and plenty of waste bags with you. You and Fido won't want to leave!