Situated on the eastern bank of the Hudson River, the historic village of Tarrytown has long since been a popular Upstate weekend destination for those living in New York. With waterfront views, city parks, dog-friendly restaurants and a highly-rated animal hospital, your pooch will end up loving Tarrytown just as much as you will.
There are several parks for you and your pup to explore in Tarrytown, with Patriots Park being a particularly popular one. This four acre park features sports facilities, a playground, a winding walkway and a bustling farmer's market during the spring and summer months every Saturday, which your pooch can come along to as well. The 1.5 acre Neperan Park is also popular with dog owners, as there is so much open space here for your pup to sniff around in.
In addition to being home to multiple city parks, Tarrytown also boasts a wide range of dog-friendly restaurants for you and Fido to choose from. For a quick and casual meal, the hearty burgers at Hiram's Roadstand will really hit the spot, while pooches who would prefer a more upscale dining option should head to Sweetgrass, which makes use of seasonal, local ingredients. Bistro 12: Mediterranean Fine Cuisine serves up authentic Mediterranean fare, with dogs welcome throughout the year on their heated patio.
With so much to see and do in and around Tarrytown, this is a destination that will definitely have Fido's tail wagging non-stop.
The S Broadway/ Tarryhill Rd neighborhood is home to some pawtastic dog walks, with two of these to be found at the Tarrytown Lakes Park. This 72 acre park boasts two man-made lakes, as well as two walking trails that you and Fido can take, one on each side of the lake, with more walking trails currently being established. For another exciting walk, this neighborhood also provides access to the Taxter Ridge Park Preserve, a 200 acre parcel of land that is being protected from development. With woodlands, streams, old-growth forests and more, this is always such a picturesque walk, but keep in mind that you will need to bring a lead for your dog, as well as drinking water and doggie bags.
There are some gorgeous waterfront views to be had from Tarrytown's Village Center, with some of the best ones visible from the Scenic Hudson RiverWalk Park. The Tarrytown segment of the riverwalk stretches out for just under a mile, and will take you and your pooch right along the water's edge. The Tarrytown Marina is also in this neighborhood and makes for a beautiful walk, but if your pup would like some greenery to sniff around in, there are a couple of parks here worth visiting too. Pierson Park is a hilly park with a boardwalk and a viewing platform from where you and Fido can take in your surroundings, while Losee Park is home to sports facilities, picnic areas, and stunning panoramas of the Hudson River.
Less than three miles from Tarrytown lies the Village Center of Elmsford, which is the place to go if your dog would like some off-lead fun. The Elmsford Dog Park may not be that large, but still has separate areas for smaller and larger dogs, with plenty of shade, as well as doggie bags and a water fountain. If Fido is feeling hungry after all of that exercise, there are several dog-friendly restaurants to choose from here. Lefteris Gyros is known for their Greek cuisine, while the Captain Lawrence Brewery serves up speciality brews on tap, and not only allows dogs into their beer garden, but also in their tasting room, so long as your pooch behaves well.
The village of Sleepy Hollow and its Sleepy Hollow Manor/ Philipse Manor neighborhood can be found just a mile away from Tarrytown, and is an area that dogs absolutely love. Begin your day at the Kingsland Point Park, an 18 acre park with sports facilities, picnic shelters and some incredible overlook areas with unforgettable views. Also within the park is the Sleepy Hollow Dog Run, a fenced-in dog park with plenty of seating and shade for owners to socialize while their dogs play. Doggie bags and water are provided at this park, saving you from having to bring your own. For even more natural beauty, the 1400 acre Rockefeller State Park Preserve can also be found in this neighborhood, with the 1.5 mile Rockefeller Preserve Trail making for a pawtastic dog walk.
The small town of South Nyack is just a ten minute drive from Tarrytown, and is home to a couple of pawsome parks. Your dog's favorite will no doubt be the Elizabeth Place Dog Park, which is tucked just behind a children's playground. Being completely fenced-in, this is a great place to let your pup have an off-lead run, with plenty of trees and hilly areas to explore, and water and doggie bags provided on-site. Another scenic green area to stroll through in this neighborhood is the Franklin Street Park. From here you and Fido will have access to the Raymond G. Esposito Memorial Trail, which is a mile-long gravel trail that will take you through a few of the surrounding neighborhoods.