Elmsford is a village in Westchester County. It is close to one square mile and lies completely within the Town of Greenburgh. Although it has had a couple different names in the past, Elmsford finally stuck in 1870. The village is named after a now deceased giant elm that once stood as a local landmark. This dog friendly town may be small, but it has its own veterinary clinic. Local pups take comfort that top notch care is only a bone’s throw away.
If you and your four legged travelling companion need a place to stay, make a reservation at Extended Stay America. For a small fee, two pets of any size can drift off to dreamland in a studio suite. Rooms include a kitchen, so if you’re going to be sticking around for a while, this is a good option. La Quinta Inn and Suites is another furrific pet friendly hotel. You’ll find all the comforts of home in your room. Plus you’ll wake up to a delicious complimentary breakfast that will give you the energy to keep up with your furry BFF.
Elsmford’s close proximity to New York City, combined with its small town charm, make it an ideal place to raise a four legged family member!
Is your pooch itching for a walk? Help her scratch that itch with a pawsome afternoon walk. Clip on her leash and make your way over to the Carol Nichols Park. A couple laps around this park will make your pooch one happy hound. This neighborhood park is a pup-ular spot with the locals. It features a couple sport courts, splash pad, and a soccer field. If you don’t want to walk around the grassy area, stroll around the paved walking path. Before heading home, pop over to Carvel Ice Cream for a frosty treat. Order a sundae, shake, or just a cone, then hang out on an outside bench with your pup.
The East Rumbrook Dog Park is where local pups let loose and run free. Located in the Town of Greenburgh, this one acre park is the perfect place for your pal to burn some energy. He’ll love romping around with his new canine buddies. If he likes trying new things, he can crawl through the play tunnel. The park is divided into large and small dog sections, so everyone can enjoy a stress free play session. Benches are available for pet parents, and a water fountain keeps the pups hydrated. If your pal isn’t a fan of dog parks, take a stroll down the wooded nature path in the main area of East Rumbrook Park.
If your pooch needs some canine playtime, head over to the White Plains Bark Park. Your pal can check her leash at the gate, then run around to her heart’s content. Not only will she get tuckered out, she’ll also meet new furry friends. This park has everything to make your dog’s experience puptastic. It features a small dog section for the little pups, canine drinking fountain, and plenty of room for trotting around. The ground is covered in gravel, so muddy paws are kept to a minimum. No bones about, this park will make your pup’s tail wag!
The Hart’s Brook Park and Preserve is the perfect place to spend some quality time with your furry BFF. Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life as you stroll through the gorgeous grounds. Most of the park is covered with mature trees, shrubs, and gardens, but there are also a couple patches of rolling lawn. Streams and ponds add to park’s beauty. Your canine companion will wag her tail as she trots along the 2.5 miles of trail. She’ll love getting her exercise in this little slice of nature. Since facilities are limited, be sure to bring enough water for you and your four legged walking buddy.
The Rockerfeller State Park Preserve is 15 minutes north of Elmsford in Mount Pleasant. This gorgeous countryside park is well worth a visit. If your pooch likes long walks in a bucolic setting, he’ll fall in love with this park. Over two dozen trails meander through wooded valleys, forested hills, and sunlit pastures. Venture down trails like Buttermilk Hill, Raven’s Rock, or Flying Squirrel Trail so your pup can get some much needed exercise. If he needs a rest, paws for a break near Swan Lake. The banks of the lake are lined with colorful wildflowers, azaleas, and water lilies. Sounds woofin’ amazing!