Long Island, New York houses so many pup-friendly towns, one of which is Melville. Located in Suffolk County, east of New York City, Melville is a beautiful town with a lot to offer dog-lovers. While there aren’t any vets in town, there are several animal hospitals and clinics in nearby Plainview and Huntington Station.
As your first activity together, leash up your four-legged companion and head to the West Hills Nature Preserve. This place offers numerous hiking trails and is a beautiful place to escape suburbia. From this preserve, you can hike up to the highest point on Long Island for stunning vistas of the surrounding land and out into the bays. There are picnic tables and lots of lovely trees to rest under for a spot of lunch. Bring water for you both and some clean up bags.
For a casual pup-friendly place to eat in the heart of Melville, head to Roast Sandwich House. The delicatessen-style food on offer includes soups, salads, wraps, paninis and a selection of sandwiches. Your pup is welcome to sit alongside you at one of their outside tables.
Sunday brunch is the perfect family outing, and The Refuge is the place to go with your dog. On Sunday’s, dogs are permitted to join their humans at one of the many outdoor tables. Enjoy your cup of coffee with some morning glory French toast, omelette or blueberry crumb pancakes. Happy Times Café also allow pets at one of their outdoor tables while you tuck into a chubby checker burger, wedge salad or John Wayne’s buffalo chicken.
With so much to see and do in this area and surrounds, you and your dog will love visiting Melville.