Huntington Station is a hamlet within the town of Huntington. Located on Long Island, this small community was named after the local railroad station. Residents have a major claim to fame here- Huntington Station is the birthplace of famous poet Walk Whitman. His previous home now stands as a museum.
What better way to spend some quality time with your pooch than taking her to the park. Huntington Station dogs will definitely agree. Manor Field Park is one of the community's largest parks. Leash up your pup and take a couple laps around the multipurpose fields. Since this park also has a variety of sport courts, ball fields and a playground, there will be plenty of two legged friends for your pal to socialize with. The Depot Road Richard W. Holst Memorial Park is another great spot to take Fido. It may be small in size, but this park has just enough area for sniffing and exploring.
If your pup is feeling under the weather, no need to worry, Huntington Station has top of the line veterinary care readily accessible. Advanced Animal Care Center, Island Veterinary Group and The Animal Center are fully equipped to handle preventative care, wellness exams, surgical procedures and more. Your pal will be back on her paws in no time.
If you are craving Italian, but don’t want to leave your pup home alone, head over to Guiseppe’s Pizza. This local favorite is located in South Huntington Station and serves up pizza, pasta and hero sandwiches. They even have whole wheat and gluten free pizza, and your pup can join you at one of the outdoor tables. After dinner, walk up the street and around the corner to Alfred Walker Memorial Park. It’s a small neighborhood park that features a basketball court, a playground and some green space. A couple laps around the perimeter will help your dinner digest and will give your pooch some much needed exercise.
Is your dog begging for a walk? Head over to South West Hills and pay West Hills County Park a visit. This large green space is just five miles south of Huntington Station and is pawsitively worth the trip. Well maintained trails weave in and out of deciduous trees, Mountain Laurel and a variety of ferns. For some serious exercise, follow the Walt Whitman Trail. This 4.25 miles hike makes its way up to Jayne’s Hill, Long Island’s highest peak. If he needs some time off leash, head over to the park’s dog run. He’ll have plenty of room to run free.
Just six miles north of Huntington Station is the neighboring community of Northport. Head over to Northport Village and spend some time in Northport Village Park or Cow Harbor Park. Stroll around the paved paths with your furry friend by your side. If his paws need a rest, take a seat on one of the benches and watch the boats in the bay. Continue your walk down the surrounding streets, as there are plenty of charming shops in this seaside town and many of them have bowls of water for four legged guests. If you get hungry, stop by The Ritz Café and order one of their delicious dishes. Your pup can join you at one of the outdoor tables.
Next time your pooch needs some exercise, head over to the North Fort Salonga neighborhood in Fort Salonga. Just 10 miles northeast of Huntington Station, this area is home to the Jerome A. Ambro Memorial Wetland Preserve. Your leashed four legged buddy must stick to the designated dog trail, but will be quite entertained. The trail runs just under a mile and takes you through lush wetlands. For more adventure, head over to the nearby Makamah Nature Preserve. Multiple dog friendly trails meander through dry and wet woodlands. Be sure to bring enough water for your pal. All that hiking will make him one thirsty dog!
Blydenburgh County Park is about 15 miles east of Huntington Station. Located in the Hauppauge neighborhood of Smithtown, this beautiful park sprawls over 600 acres. It’s chock full of trees and valleys, so your leashed pup can commune with nature while getting some exercise. A trip around the 4.5 mile Stump Pond Loop Trail will definitely tucker your pooch out. If she’d rather spend time off leash, just pop over to The Dog Park. She can dash around the two acre park or take her time getting to know some new four legged friends. Drinking fountains are available, so make sure she takes a water break every once in awhile.