Massapequa is a small city in Nassau County, New York. Found on the southeastern side of the county on Long Island, this city is just east of New York City. This makes it a prime location for those who want access to the big city, but do not want to live there. Historically, the area was home to the native Lenape People, and their influence can be seen in Massapequa to the observant traveler. The Lenape found here had their own version of the Algonquian language and were connected to the famed Pequot People in Connecticut. Today, there is a small group from the Shinnecock Indian Nation residing on a reservation on the south shore of Long Island, not far from Massapequa.
The rich history of the area attracts travelers and tourists from all over. Those traveling with their four-legged companions will find a handful of dog-friendly places throughout the town to explore, shop, and dine while they are in Massapequa. There are three dog-friendly restaurants in town, with the All-American Hamburger Drive-In being one of the most popular for humans and their pups who find themselves in the neighborhood with an appetite. You'll also find three animal hospitals in Massapequa to help you keep your dog’s tail wagging vigorously while in town.
Whether you're searching for a new place to call home, or a vacation destination that's remote from the big city, look no fur-ther than Massapequa!
Biltmore Shores is on the south side of Massapequa. The neighborhood is nestled in between Massapequa Lake and Massapequa Cove. There are creeks and green marshy places here in between the residential streets. The homes here range from old to brand new in design and construction. The neighborhood is quiet, and residents share that the area is friendly to dogs and their human guides. You will want to keep your dog on leash throughout Biltmore Shores, as the natural areas are not far from the roads busy with passing cars. Bring waste bags with you as well to help keep the neighborhood beautiful for residents and other visitors.
Nassau Shores is a nearby neighborhood just to the east of Massapequa. This area is well-known to residents for its access to the South Oyster Bay, where many boats will be seen throughout the year going out to fish. If your dog has dreams of being a sea captain, he can try out his sea legs at some of the marinas here that rent boats to experienced visitors for the afternoon. If you prefer to stay on try land, the neighborhood is full of gorgeous streets pawfect for a walk with your dog before dinnertime, or an early morning stroll to get your energy ready for the day ahead.
Central Massapequa is prime real estate for home buyers looking for property in the middle of this shore-side town. You will find plenty of homes here that have large, fenced-in yards perfect for giving your dog his exercise. You will also find the curb appeal here makes your walks with your dog full of sights and smells to experience no matter what street you are on. There are creeks and ponds here where you can relax with a book and your dog for an afternoon near sparkling water. Seaford Creek and Brady Park are both nearby, and are very pawpular with dog owners who live in Central Massapequa.
North Massapequa borders the Massapequa Preserve, where dogs are welcome on specified paths with their owners. You must keep your dogs on leash in this area. Tackapausha Preserve is on the other side of the neighborhood, giving nature lovers plenty of options for their hikes and walks with their dogs. Bring a harness to make hiking safer and more comfortable for your dog, and don’t use a retractable leash if you have another leash with you. Keep waste bags with you, and try to help keep the trails and paths in this area pristine for residents and visitors to enjoy after you leave.
East Massapequa is found right next to Brady Park, a beautiful green space for dog lovers who want a safe and clean place to exercise their pups. Your dog will love the pupperific creeks that flow right through this part of town. You will need waste bags with you in the park, and you should also keep them with you near the creek and the open fields that surround it. There is a pond here fed by the creeks that dogs will surely find themselves splashing the day away should they see the bright, crisp water in their view. Make sure you keep clean towels in the car just in case!