Dog walking in Brightwaters

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My name is Jessica and I have over 10 years of experience in animal care that includes volunteering in dog rescue and working as a Veterinary Assistant. I have spent most of my time walking & socializing dogs in an animal shelter, and caring for those we've saved in a privately run boarding facility. Working with animals is my greatest passion and their safety & well-being mean the most to me. I can't wait to spend time with your pet!

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Hi there, Christopher here. For the past 14 years I've had the pleasure and unforgettable experience of taking care of two puffballs. As I'm sure you already know, it's something quite special and unique. So if you would kindly allow me the opportunity, I'd very much like to meet your own furry friend. I promise to be responsible and give them a fun and healthy walk. See you soon!

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Dog Walking in Brightwaters

Brightwaters is a small village in Suffolk County, New York. Once formally a part of the Town of Islip, Brightwaters became incorporated as a village in its own right in 1916. Extending from the waters of the Great South Bay, this lovely little place is the perfect relaxing escape for you and your pup. There aren’t any vets in the village of Brightwaters, but there are several animal hospitals and vet clinics in nearby towns of Islip, Bay Shore and Deer Park.

The Brightwaters Canal and Cascade Lakes provide many opportunities for water recreation and walks along the banks. The many large, affluent homes that line the canals are a sight to behold, carefully mixed with the aquatic life and natural beauty of the region. It is such a pretty area, in fact these ‘sparkling ponds’ are what gave the village its name in 1880 – Brightwaters.

The village has some great little parks to check out with your pup and go for an on-lead walk, the most significant being Gilbert Park and Walker Park down at the marina. Whoseepee Park is another lovely spot further up near the town centre, where you will find an open grassed area, plenty of space for a walk and a playground for the kids.

So relax, enjoy the beautiful surroundings of this place as you travel with your pup – you are both sure to love your stay.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Brightwaters

Main St/ Marina

48
Population Density
4,731 per sq. mi.

Main St/ Marina

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In neighboring Bay Shore, there are lots of places to choose from when hunger strikes. Verde Kitchen and Cocktails specialises in authentic Mexican-style dishes, such as guacamole, tacos, ceviche, carnitas and more. T.J. Finley's Public House, and Changing Times American Sports Bar and Grille, are casual places with classic pub grub of burgers, wings, fries and other satisfying favourites. For something a little different, head to Tula Kitchen for a veggie feast; these guys will also lovingly provide Fido with a drinking bowl. Craving good old fashioned Italian fare? Try Gino's Pizzeria for pasta, pizza or calzone. All of these places allow pets in their outdoor seating areas.

West Bay Shore

36
Population Density
978 per sq. mi.

West Bay Shore

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Gardiner County Park in Bay Shore is pet-lovers paradise, well-known for being exceptionally dog-friendly and offering a diverse mix of beach and woodland activities. Your pup will love the dog beach, splashing around or enjoying a cool dip while you take in the scenic views out into the bay. From the beach to the marshland and woodland areas, here you will find numerous trails to wander together, although your dog needs to stay on a leash here. Exercise stations are also dotted around the place if you really want to break a sweat. Gardiner County Park also has doggie waste disposal stations, water fountains, a playground, picnic area, restrooms, ample parking and an area to hose off muddy pups after their adventures.

Babylon

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Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
4,099 per sq. mi.

Babylon

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Over in Babylon, four miles southwest of Brightwaters, are three pawriffic places to bring your pet. The Babylon Village Dog Park (Hawleys Lake Park) is a fenced run where you can let your pooch loose for a while. He will love playing with like-minded pups in this secure area, while you relax and supervise from one of the benches. Nearby, there is another off-leash area known as Babylon Village Dog Park (Argyle Lake). While this area is not fenced, it is designated as a dog area and a great opportunity for your pup to have a really good run. The Southards Pond Park is definitely worth a visit too while you are over this way, with a large fishing pond to take a walk around, paved, easy trails and plenty of open space for picnics. You will need to have your pet back on a lead at Southards Pond Park.

West Babylon

12
Population Density
5,036 per sq. mi.

West Babylon

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The Belmont Lake State Park in West Babylon is five miles northwest of Brightwaters, and another fantastic green space to come for an on-lead walk with your pup. There is plenty of parking at this463-acre property, and use of the facilities is free. The lovely lake provides vistas of swans and ducks, with beautiful trees and large expanses of green lawn the perfect place to stretch out for a picnic. There are plenty of benches and tables dotted throughout the park as well. Your pup will love a walk with you around the grounds on the easy paths and trails, but he will need to remain leashed at all times. If you are travelling as a pack, Belmont Lake State Park is a great place to bring the whole family, with playgrounds, picnic areas and restrooms to ensure you all have a great day out.

East Islip

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Population Density
43 per sq. mi.

East Islip

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Jump in the car and head nine miles east of Brightwaters to the Heckscher State Park in East Islip, a massive 1,657-acre state park perched on the banks of the Great South Bay. This 19th-century estate has numerous recreational activities suitable for adventurous pups. If you are a boating family, take a little trip from the park’s boat launch for a few hours out on the water. Alternatively, land-lovers may prefer to take a packed lunch while they enjoy the scenic views, or  take a walk along one of the well-maintained trails. This park has all the usual facilities, including restrooms, water fountains, a playground and picnic areas. Make sure you bring your clean up bags and keep your pup leashed during your visit.

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