Patchogue is a village in the town of Brookhaven, located on Long Island’s South Shore. Adjacent to the Great South Bay, Patchogue lies just an hour from Manhattan. Since 1893, this community has benefited from riverfront and harbor industries, and now offers its residents a small, yet modern community to be proud of. Patchogue is dog-friendly throughout, and there are five veterinary clinics, including a designated surgery center, ready to take care of all your pup’s health care needs.
For outdoor fun, the Fire Island National Seashore offers 9 hiking trails and 8 designated walking trails. They range in length from the short .2-mile trail, perfect for smaller and elderly dogs, to the 14-mile jaunt for those pups with exceptional pup-abilities. Dogs are also allowed on the beaches from after Labor Day until March 14th. Pups must remain on leash only, so plan accordingly. The Fire Island Wilderness area lies within the National Seashore and offers camping and fishing as well.
When you both get hungry, head to Public House 49 and the Brick House Brewery and Restaurant which are both dog-friendly and offer outdoor seating.
Make Patchogue your next stop with your fur-ever friend.
The Lower East Patchogue neighborhood of Patchogue, is home to the Mud Creek Dog Park. This is a premier dog beach which allows pups to splash and play in the water and dig their paws into the sand. What could a dog want more on a hot summer day? It is a good idea to bring plenty of fresh water for Fido to drink, and mutt mitts to keep this beach pristine And why not pack a picnic lunch to enjoy with your fur-ever friend on a beach blanket? This area has no fencing, so be sure Fido comes when called.
Visit the Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge, in the South Shirley neighborhood, in the town of Shirley, just east of Patchogue. This 2,550-acre refuge along the Carmans River offers a beautiful place to take your pup for a great day’s outing. You can wander throughout the area in the open spaces or along the designated walking trails. Dogs are welcome on leash. There are wonderful spots to share a picnic lunch with Fido and a visitor’s center on site which offers water and restrooms. Be sure to pack binoculars and a camera to remember this pawtastic day with your best pup!
The Blue Point Nature Preserve in the town of Blue Point, New York, lies to the southwest of Patchogue, and is a small park dedicated to connecting people and wildlife. There are very nice walking trails within, perfect for any pup-ability. Take a stroll and enjoy the fresh air with your fur-ever friend. A small butterfly garden on-site is a great place to stop for some pictures. Be sure to pack water and clean up bags and keep Fifi on leash. Afterwards, head to Flo’s Famous Luncheonette to enjoy a wrap and a shake on their outdoor, pet-friendly patio.
Ready for an outing with your fur-ever friend? In the South Ocean Avenue neighborhood of Patchogue, you will find Shorefront Park. Lying along the Patchogue Bay, this park offers puptastic hiking trails along the waterfront and lots of open space for some relaxation time near water’s edge. There is also has a huge playground for the kiddies. Or try Four Sisters Park. Although small, this park offers sports courts, pickleball courts, and places to relax. Are you hungry yet? Head to the South Ocean Grill or Ralph’s Famous Italian Ices for some dog-friendly dining at their outdoor patio tables.