Not long after it was first settled, Valley Stream, New York became a thriving agricultural community. The beautiful land was just perfect for farming and raising cattle. Soon, the farmers built up the little community and opened a general store. Mills came next. Then the stagecoaches. Can you imagine riding across the beautiful countryside and seeing New York City being built right before your eyes?
The majesty of Valley Stream's countryside is still alive today. The only real difference is that now you can see modern sights from your car window instead of waiting for a stagecoach. Or, you can catch a bus from Valley Stream to NYC, so you're never far from the amenities the Big Apple has to offer.
While you are here, you will want to take your whole family -- furry members included, of course! -- over to Valley Stream State Park. Here, you will find multiple trails to walk with your dog, as long as he stays on leash. There are cabin rentals, lakes, and even tent spots as well. There are 97 acres to explore, so come prepared for an adventure!
If you would like an off-leash option, head to Valley Stream Dog Park. You'll have to register to use the park, but they do offer day passes and visitor passes if you're just passing through. You'll have everything you need here to enjoy the perfect day at the dog park!
Want to enjoy some mutts-needed playtime with your dog in large, open fields? Head over to Valley Stream's Barrett Park! This community park is home to an enclosed children's park, so both your human and fur babies can have fun playing here! You'll want to bring plenty of water and doggie waste bags, since these aren't provided here. Picnic tables are set in shady spots so that you can have a picnic in the shade. Locals really love this park, so you're sure to make some new friends here. You will love the relaxing atmosphere at this furrific park!
Valley Stream is only 25 miles away from the Big Apple, which has so many places to enjoy with Fido that you won't know where to go first! If it's off-leash fun you're after, head to Stuyvesant Square Dog Park. This is the go-to place for your dog to come and socialize with other dogs. This is a very quiet and well-maintained dog park located in the scenic Stuyvesant Square Park. Right across from the dog park is a trail that allows you to walk your dog off-leash! You will need to bring your own water and doggie bags, as they are not provided. The whole area is heavily shaded with plenty of places for sit and enjoy the day.