Situated on the west end of Long Island, West Hempstead is a small hamlet where the quality of life is high and the neighborhoods are quaint. This community’s streets are dotted with historic homes and buildings, and manicured lawns. Shops, restaurants, schools and businesses are centrally located, too, making this a wooferful village to walk with your pup. West Hempstead has two animal clinics to make sure your four-legged friend’s tail keeps on wagging!
The Hempstead Lake State Park is a pawpular canine hangout in West Hempstead! Leashed dogs are welcome in the park’s designated dog-walk area near South Pond. You and Fido will have a woofderful time exploring the nature trails that meander through the beautiful wooded area and its adjacent wetlands. There is a small fee for parking at this state park.
If you get hungry in West Hempstead, check out the village’s iconic Riesterer's Bakery. If the weather’s pleasant, grab a seat at an outdoor table with Fido and take your pick of tasty treats like scones, breads, cookies and more. They even have a yummy gluten and sugar free menu!
Whether you call this quaint village home, or you’re just visiting, you and Fido will have a furrific time in West Hampstead!