Levittown is a small hamlet in Nassau County smack dab in the middle of Long Island, New York. Houses here are distributed along wide curving streets with sidewalks and some mature landscaping, making it a safe and convenient environment to walk with your fur-baby. And with four veterinarians in the town's limits, you can be sure your pup is well taken care of.
Levittown has invested in a few small parks primarily earmarked for memorials, such as the Firefighters Memorial Park and Veterans Memorial Park. These parks feature a monument, as well as paved walkways among swaths of grass where you and Fido can take a lovely stroll.
Fields for softball, soccer and baseball abound in Levittown, and these are perfect places to take your furry buddy to watch a Little League game or adult league softball game on a balmy summer evening. Be sure to keep him from running onto the playing field though! Try Redwing Ballfield on Redwing Lane, which features restrooms and a snack bar. Polaris Field and Thurmond Munson Memorial Field are 2 others. Play ball!
Nassau County requires that all dogs be leashed in Levittown, except when they are in one of the several designated dog runs throughout the county. No dogs, leashed or unleashed, are permitted in any county park or preserve in Nassau County, but be sure to head on out to one of the designated off-leash runs to socialize and exercise. There are a lot to choose from! One of the biggest and best is the Eisenhower Park Dog Run. The dog park covers approximately 105 acres and is divided into separate areas for large and small dogs. Water and waste stations make it especially dog-friendly, and humans will enjoy the benches, shelters and shade trees dotted throughout. The surface is natural grass, which is so comfy on canine toes. Fur-tastic!
When you and your fur-buddy get hungry, head over to Marco Polo’s at the Viana Hotel and Spa. Their outdoor tables will make Fido feel welcome, and the food will make both of you drool. A unique blend of Italian Asian fusion items prepared fresh is sure to include something you can both chow down on. Bone appetit! For a quicker, more casual meal, Bagel Boss is for you! With a huge variety of bagels, sandwiches and salads, you can share with your fur-buddy at one of their outside tables. A neighborhood favorite, this is not to be missed.
The Old Bethpage Village Restoration in the town of Old Bethpage is a fully reconstructed village as it would have existed in the 19th Century, complete with homes, blacksmith, carpentry shop and a farm full of farm animals. The Old Bethpage Dog Run is located near the entrance, and is open all day, every day. It features a rain-water filtered collection system to provide drinking water for the doggos, and is divided into large and small dog sections with separate entries. Old Bethpage is also home to the dog-friendly Bethpage Bikeway, a 12.5-mile multi-use trail that is a perfect place to walk your fur-baby. The asphalt trail provides a scenic path over rivers and through grassy and wooded areas. Woof-derful!
The West Hills neighborhood of the town of Huntington hosts the Walt Whitman Trail, a pooch-friendly 4.25-mile hike that will provide you and your leashed furry bestie with about 2 hours of easy exercise. It features a gentle climb to Jaynes Hill, 401 feet above sea level, but otherwise it is a flat hike. You may encounter horses on this trail, so be aware in case your pup becomes either frightened or aggressive with them. You and your canine pal will also enjoy the West Hills County Dog Park, a large fenced doggy playground. It features both grassy and wooded areas for variety, with plenty of room for romping with new-found friends. Small dogs have their own space here, and waste bags are conveniently provided. There is a small fee to use this park on weekends and holidays, but the fee is waived after 4:00 pm on those days.
This neighborhood in the town of Wantagh is home to the Cedar Creek Park, which hosts the Seaford Cedar Creek Dog Park. This popular off-leash park features separate large and small dog areas, along with plenty of seating for owners and drinking water. It can be muddy at times, but puppers love to get dirty! After you’ve toweled your pup off, be sure to visit Per Un Angelo, a dog-friendly restaurant at the vintage Jones Beach Hotel, with a patio perfect for a lunch or dinner date with your fur-pup. Their menu features Italian classics specializing in seafood, chicken and veal.
Tucked within this residential neighborhood in Massapequa is the Town of Oyster Bay Dog Park. The fenced, off-leash park covers about 2 acres of wooded land, with a surface of grass and wood mulch for the pups’ sensitive paws. Drinking water is provided, and owners can sit on the provided benches to watch their fur-babies romp and socialize. Drinking water is provided, and there are separate yards for large and small dogs. Just a short drive from the dog park is Mercato Kitchen and Cocktails, an Italian comfort food restaurant that features outdoor tables, so you can have your canine amore join you for lunch or dinner. They serve traditional Italian dishes like eggplant parmigiana to lobster mac and cheese and burgers. Pawsome!