East Islip is a hamlet in the Town of Islip. Located on the south shore of Long Island, this community has two marinas that provide access to the Great South Bay. During the 20th century, East Islip was mainly comprised of expansive estates and mansions. While there are still some small estates, today it is much more residential, and a great place to raise a four legged family member. It even has its own veterinary clinic.
Brookwood Hall Park is a great place to spend some quality time with your canine companion. This 35 acre park has nature trails that wind through groves of trees. Walk or jog down the paths to get your pup’s heart rate going. She’ll love getting her daily workout in such a pupstasitc setting. Knapps Lake makes up the west side of the park. If you want to cast a line, be sure to pick up a permit. The park also has ball fields, tennis courts, and a playground. Bring a sandwich and a couple biscuits for your furry friend, and stay for lunch. After your trip to the park, stop by Rita’s Italian Ice for a sweet treat. This furrific place has a walk up window, so your pal can help you order.
No bones about it, your pup will love East Islip!
Heckscher State Park used to be a couple great estates owned by the founders of the Town if Islip. Today, it is waterfront park that brings out the community residents in droves. Two legged visitors enjoy the beach, picnic facilities, campground, multiuse fields. Dogs are allowed in the park, but only in certain areas. While they cannot use the beach or main walkways, there is a nature trail located near parking field five that they are welcome to enjoy. The trail cuts through a lovely wooded area, so your furry pal will definitely get his fill of nature. Be sure to bring him some water for a post workout refreshment.
Cherry Avenue Dog Park is where all the cool canines hang out. Don’t let your pup miss out on the fun, take him over for an action packed day at the dog park. This park is conveniently located 15 minutes east of East Islip in Sayville. Your pal will love mixing and mingling with the neighborhood canines. He can dash and dart around with furry friends new and old. Large breeds and petite pooches have separate areas to play and running water is available in both sections of the park. Since clean up bags are not regularly stocked, you’ll need to bring your own.
Treat your pup to an afternoon at the Nesconset Dog Park. Located in Nesconset, this off leash area is about 25 minutes north of East Islip. The park is situated behind the Nesconset Library. Follow a dirt path for about a half mile until you reach the off leash area. Please note, dogs are not allowed on the adjacent paved path. Once you reach the dog park, your pooch can run around to her heart’s content. She’ll have a pawsome time playing with new furry friends. The park is in a wooded area, so there is plenty of shade. Water, clean up bags, and benches are all provided.
Is your pup bursting with energy? Then it’s time for a trip to Blydenburgh Dog Park. Located inside Blydenburgh County Park, this off leash area is 25 minutes away in Smithtown. Your pal can ditch her leash and run wild and free around the two acres. Or she can romp and wrestle with new four legged friends. Small pups have their own play area and water fountains are available for thirsty dogs. When your pal is finished playing, clip on her leash and check out the trails in the main park. These forested paths wander through the park and around Stump Pond. This park will definitely make her tail wag!
If your pup is craving some time in Mother Nature, grab his leash and pay a visit to Edgewood Oak Brush Plains and Preserve. Located in nearby Deer Park, this 813-acre park has 23.5 miles of paved and unpaved trails. Edgewood Blue Hiking Trail runs 2.7 miles through a beautiful pine forest. This main hiking loop is fairly flat. The other trails are multiuse. You and your pooch are welcome to use them, just watch out for cyclists. This park is also a pawsome wildlife viewing location; keep your eyes peeled for red-tailed hawks, cottontail rabbits, and red fox.