If you’re looking for somewhere to eat and want your pooch to join you, look no further than the heart of Eastchester! If you like classic American grub, check out Mickey Spillane’s, where you can grab a classic burger or some delicious chicken wings. Fido can join you at any of the outdoor tables. If Italian food is more your style, head over to Toscana Ristorante. This local favorite serves up traditional Italian dishes alongside more modern renditions of all your favorite dishes. Your pup can join you on the patio. Remember, though: A leash is required at both restaurants.
Located around three miles southeast of Eastchester is New Rochelle, and if you’re willing to make the drive, your pup will surely say thanks – through barking, of course! Northern New Rochelle is home to Paws Place Ward Acres Dog Park, found within Ward Acres Park. This off-leash dog park has plenty of room for your pooch to run around and get his exercise, all while having the chance to make some pawesome new friends! There’s even a separate section for dogs who are smaller or less socialized. Once you finish at the dog park, feel free to explore the rest of the park with Fido; for other sections of the park, though, he’ll need a leash.
Less than twenty minutes north of Eastchester is White Plains, home to Bark Dog Park. Don’t let the name fool you; your dog won’t be bored while playing at this popular spot for pet owners! With plenty of room for your pooch to run around, Bark Dog Park is sure to help your dog get rid of some pent-up energy. This spot also features water fountains for both you and your pooch and waste disposal bags, and there’s plenty of seating in case you get tired. This is an off-leash dog park.
If you’re up for an adventure, hop on the road and head about 30 miles north from Eastchester. You’ll find yourself just outside of Briarcliff Manor, in Hardscrabble Wilderness Area. If your dog likes walks, check out Hardscrabble Wilderness Area Trail. This trail is known to be an easy hike, and at about 3.5 miles long, it’s the perfect opportunity to explore with your pup! Your dog must remain on a leash for the duration of the trail. Grab your walking shoes, some trail mix, and some water for both you and your pup, and get out there!
What dog doesn’t enjoy going for a walk? If you get tired of your usual spots, give Bronx River Greenway trail a try. This trail spans Bronx and Westchester counties, and there’s an access point in Tuckahoe, which is just seven minutes away from Eastchester. This trail features beautiful views, including a tiny waterfall. Make sure you bring plenty of water and good walking shoes, though; this trail is over 18 miles long! Fido is welcome to join you, but you’ll need to make sure to bring a leash and some baggies to pick up any unwanted accidents your pal might have.