Greene is a town on the Chenango River, and farming of the river’s bottomlands was and still is an important activity in the area. Ironworks and silk mills continue to feed into the town’s economy, and the surrounding area is rich in natural resources with plenty for you and your outdoors-loving pooch to enjoy! Remember that if your fur-baby becomes ill or injured while in the area, there is a veterinary clinic right in Greene, with several more within a few miles, ready to get the pup up and wagging again!
Dog-friendly Bobell State Forest lies in Greene, and features a multi-use trail with parking access off Wylie Horton Rd, which bisects it. The trail moves off toward the northeast and southwest from there for a total of about 5 miles, where you may meet horses, mountain bikes, and in the winter cross-country skiers or snowmobilers. This park is comprised of almost 2200 acres, and also features primitive camping at least 150 feet from the road or trail. You’ll see plenty of wildlife in the park, attracted by the plentiful nuts produced by its oak and hickory trees, including deer, squirrels, and turkeys. Arf! Many songbirds also live here, so be sure to bring your binoculars! Hunting is allowed in the forest, so take care when venturing in, and come equipped with blaze orange gear for both you and Fido!
Whatever brings you to the Greene area with your
fur-baby, you’re sure to find something
woofderful outdoors to please both of you!
This Greene neighborhood is where you’ll find Long Pond State Forest, a year-round park that is pup-friendly and features 4 miles of groomed trails used for snowmobiling in winter, and pawrfect for hiking with your fur-pal in the off-season. With 4 parking areas providing access to the trail, on State Road, Tarbell Road, State Road 41 and Nelson Road, you can choose the length of your hike. If you want to extend your hike to Five Streams State Forest in Oxford, the Long Pond trail heads west on Nelson Road and then north. Off-trail campsites surround Long Pond, and boat launches make it easy to take your furry bestie for a boat ride or paddle! Arf!
The town of Harpursville is just south of Greene, and is home to the 1000-acre Beaver Flow State Forest. This green space offers a dog-friendly multiple use trail along the southwestern edge of the forest, as well a longer hiking trail that runs diagonally through the forest from northwest to southeast. Both trails feature abundant wildlife, including the beaver for which the forest is named. The presence of beaver dams attracts lots of other wildlife to the pools and ponds created by them, as well as the surrounding meadows. Camping is permitted 150 feet from trails, and the park is open year-round. Pawsome!
Chenango Forks is a hamlet west of Greene that is host to the Chenango Valley State Park. The park features a myriad of activities, including hiking, biking, and winter sports like cross-country skiing. Leashed pups are welcome in the park, where you can find camping, nature trails, picnic areas and 2 kettle lakes for water fun. Humans and dogs that like to watch and track birds will have a great time here, with waterfowl like herons and ducks at the lakes, and woodpeckers and songbirds everywhere. With almost 200 campsites, it won’t be hard to find a spot for you and your fur-baby to spend the night after a long day exploring on the more than 20 looping and interlocking trails in the park! Top it all off with at least 6 picnic areas, and you’ll have a place you and Fido will want to return to again and again! Arf!
Lisle is a town west of Greene, and it’s where you’ll find the dog-friendly Greenwood Park Campground that features a playground, picnic areas and a nature trail system where you and your fur-baby can hike. The campground offers 50 sites equipped with electricity, a fire pit, and a picnic table, and there are centrally-located taps with drinkable water as well. The park’s nature trail system consists of a series of loops which intersect for a wide range of walk lengths for you and Fido. The Outer Loop Trail travels the perimeter of the park, and its beginning point at Greenwood Road is where you’ll find the information kiosk, one of 4 restrooms, and the park office. Other restrooms and services are scattered throughout. In the winter, trails are groomed for cross-country skiing. This is a furbulous place to spend an overnight or a week with your fur-buddy!
Nearby Whitney Point is home to Dorchester Park, which surrounds a large reservoir and is a great place to take your fur-pup for a boat ride and dip in the water from the boat. Do note that doggos are prohibited from the swimming beach. Motorized small boats, as well as sail and paddle vessels of all kinds, are available to rent or bring your own. The park also features picnic areas and shelters with tables and grills, open and shaded areas, drinking water, and playground equipment for the family. There is a 2-mile paved walking path for strolls with Fido on his leash, and convenient restrooms and parking. Spend a few hours, or spend a day enjoying the outdoors with your pooch at this woofderful park!