If your doggo is bouncing off the walls, it's time for a trip to the dog park! Smithtown pups who need to blow off steam can go for an unfettered romp at Blydenburgh Dog Park, nestled within the 627-acre Blydenburgh County Park at the headwaters of the Nissequogue River. At this 2-acre facility, canine citizens are welcome to run, sniff, and socialize without a leash to their heart's content.
Blydenburgh Dog Park comprises two separate sections for large and small doggos. Each area is fenced and double gated, and offers lots of room for puppers to stretch their legs and roam around. There are also woods within the enclosure, so your pooch can go on a snifftastic adventure as well. But even though the site is completely fenced, make sure you don't lose sight of Fido. Texting and other distractions are a no-no—all pup parents must actively supervise their furry charges!
Don't forget to stoop and scoop if your pooch goes to the bathroom. While bags are provided, visitors say there isn't always a steady supply, so it's recommended to bring your own. But don't worry if you left Fido's water bottle at home, as spigots and drinking fountains are available on-site. If your pooch is looking to expand their social circle, stop by on weekend afternoons when it's the busiest. And since this is a pretty pawpular spot, much of the grass has been worn away, so bring wet wipes for dirty paws, or let your dog go for a quick swim in nearby Stump Pond. If you're taking your four-legged BFF for a stroll around the rest of Blydenburgh County Park, make sure they stay on a leash at all times.
There is no fee to use Blydenburgh Dog Park, but a Green Key Card is required on weekends for access into Blydenburgh County Park from Memorial Day to Labor Day. These can be purchased for $30 for residents at the Blydenburgh park office, and last for 3 years. Options are available for non-residents as well.
For leash-free fun in Hauppauge, bring your pupper to Blydenburgh Dog Park!