Hawthorne is a hamlet in the town of Mount Pleasant, New York, which is a residential, dog-friendly community, just a thirty-minute drive from New York City. The area boasts numerous lakes and rivers throughout its rolling hill topography, making this a great place for those who love being outside. And for any health concerns, your pawtastic pup might have, you can rely on one veterinarian in the nearby village of Sleepy Hollow to take care of your pawtastic friend.
Within Hawthorne, you and your pup can spend some quality time together in the great outdoors! The Bradhurst Park and Community Center spans 7 acres and offers open spaces for some leisurely time with your pup relaxing or taking a walk. There's also a playground for the kiddies and picnic shelters. Restrooms are on site here, as well as drinking fountains.
For more outdoor adventure, head to Broadway Field. The Field covers a total of 6 acres and has a kiddie playground, open spaces, sports fields and dedicated picnic shelters.
When you both get hungry, dine at Tramonto, a family-friendly and dog-friendly restaurant offering fine Italian cuisine.
With plenty of puptastic green spaces, your pup will give Hawthorne a big Paws Up!
If you and your pup love hiking, head to the West Lake Drive neighborhood, in the city of Valhalla. Stonegate Park has 12 acres full of dog-friendly hiking trails, just waiting for you and Fido to explore! They are just perfect for a stroll and will suit any pup-ability. There are also sports fields for your pup to run on a long leash and a playground for the kiddos. This is a great place to pack a picnic lunch to share. Be sure to keep Fido on leash throughout, and bring water and clean up bags to keep Stonegate pristine!
Check out the Water District Field, in the Carol Park neighborhood, in the city of Thornwood, for some fur-iendly fun with your pup! It features 6 acres of sports fields for stretching your legs or letting Fido run on a long leash. Or head to Carroll Park if you like to fish. Take your pole and your pup and try your hand a catching some dinner on this stocked pond, which lies on 12 beautiful acres. There are dedicated picnicking areas and a kiddie playground. Afterwards, dine at Risotto Jacks or the Asian Wave at their dog-friendly outdoor patio tables.
This neighborhood in the town of Briarcliff Manor has a must-visit spot for you and your pawtastic pup. The Hardscrapple Wilderness Area is 235 acres chocked full of camping areas, for an overnighter, and miles of interconnected hiking trails. These trails are suitable for any pup-ability! Many residents and visitors alike use this wilderness area as part of a nature study. Pups are welcome throughout on leash and there are some specific off-leash areas as well. Be sure to bring plenty of water, clean up bags, and don’t forget the camera for some memories to last a lifetime.
In the village of Pleasantville, within the town of Mount Pleasant, you and your fur-ever friend can enjoy the Mountain Trail Park which offers 5 acres of hiking trails for all skill levels. Or try some fishing at Bear Ridge Lake. This 2-acre pond is also used for ice skating in the winter. The area here has dedicated picnic pavilions, so it is a great place to bring a lunch to share. And for some unstructured adventures, you will appreciate these two undeveloped parks: Old Farm Hill Park and the Pheasant Run Park. For some pup-friendly dining, check out Sal’s Pizza and Pasta and Mediterraneo.