Crittenden is a one-of-a-kind place in Erie County, New York. The community, which is a part of the town of Alden, doesn't even have a post office anymore. The last and only one was closed in 2011. Furtunately, it’s just 25 miles away from Buffalo! Conveniently enough, the rural environment supports outdoor activities, which is perfect for your pooch’s health and excitement. You will find campsites, public parks, with trails and much more in the vicinity! The closer to Buffalo you go, the more fun you’ll find. If your puppy needs some medical help, the closest clinics will be in Alden and Corfu.
Sleepy Hollow Lake, a nice camping site just a few miles away from Crittenden in Akron, is more than 104 acres of fun! All the cabins and areas are pet-friendly! Explore the magnificent waterfront views and miles of walking trails winding throughout the endless, peaceful woodlands. Or, check to see if any events or gathering are happening at the park.
Although Akron Falls Park isn't a dog park, it’s a wonderful place to bring Fido for a walk and to watch the water cascades of the falls. People say that the best time for visiting is in the fall.
Pups and people living in or visiting Crittenden are just a bone's throw away from dog-friendly fun!
Williamsville is a small village within Buffalo’s and Amherst’s borders, in the northeastern part of Erie County. Today, Williamsville is a prime example of a rapidly developing community with beautiful parks, a historic district, and middle-class residential quarters. Amherst State Park, nestled right on Ellicott Creek, is an expansive state park which allows pooches to explore. The rules are simple: pups, no matter their size or temperament, should stay on a leash no longer than 5 feet at all times. This way, you can easily explore more than 77 acres of open lands and paved walking trails open to the general public.
Irvington Creekside is a western community of Tonawanda, just southwest of Amherst. The community is home to riverfront views, lush public parks, and a shopping area. Neighborhood residents have plenty of choices when it comes to outdoor activities! Ellicott Creek Park is one of the most obvious ones. Spacious and pet-friendly, the park has a nice picnic shelter for a summer family reunion, as well as miles of paved walking trails to get your puppy outside to sniff out some squirrels! The wildlife is extremely diverse here, so you have to make sure that Fido is always on-leash and doesn't disturb the local inhabitants.
Ellicott Island is a very special place in North Tonawanda, just across the river from Irvington Creekside. The island is fully dedicated to the needs of furry babies! Ellicott Island Park, occupying the entire area, is a wonderful dog park, but this dog park is a little unusual -- the whole island allows pups off-leash! With endless open spaces and tons of grass to wallow in, your pup can play the day away here. Although the rules ask you to keep Fido on-leash due to safety reasons, you can let him off if he’s under voice control. The park features several sandy beach areas where pooches have access to water. The necessities are also on-site: you will find water fountains, waste bags, and even washing stations.
Swormville is a small hamlet in East Amherst, centered on Transit Road, about 20 miles northwest of Crittenden, NY. Residential, with a well-developed commercial area at the intersection of Transit and County Road, the place has plenty to offer! Golf enthusiasts can easily find a retreat in Glen Oak Golf Course, while dog owners and their furry babies can explore The Paw Park at Smith Road. This volunteer and non-profit organization will welcome your donation! The park is open to the general public and boasts two separate sections so pups of all sizes can have a pawesome time. You will also find benches and waste bags, but drinking water is on you!
Waterfront overlooks the Horseshoe and Bird Island reefs, just a few miles away from the US-Canada border in Central Buffalo, NY. This harborside community offers some unusual sightseeing at Buffalo Naval Park, with tanks and aircraft on display! You can always find some peace and quiet with the pooch in La Salle Park, a waterfront area with an off-leash dog park. The Barkyard offers plenty of room to run and play with other puppy peers! You can even be a part of seasonal events on-site, so make sure to check the website to see what's happening.