If you and your furry buddy are looking for a variety of fabulous trails that are dog furiendly, check out the Greenbelt Nature Center Trails at LaTourette Park in Staten Island, New York. There are several diffurent trails here varying in length, difficulty, and terrain.
The Blue Trail is the longest and is rated easy to moderate at about 12.3 miles one way from the southwest end of Latourette Park where St. Patrick’s Place meets Richmond Road. On this trek, you and your poochie will be able to pass through or see each of the Greenbelt trails’ five habitats, which include dry zones, swamp areas, forests, meadows, and mountains.
The Yellow Trail is a moderate to difficult 8-mile one-way trek that starts at Richmond Avenue and Forest Hill Road in Southwest Latourette Park to Spring Street and Richmond Road. This trek takes you and your canine kid around the edge of two golf courses, across the Heyerdahl Hilland Buck’s Hollow, and around Moses’ Mountain. Around the halfway point, you will pass over Pump House Pond and Lake Ohrbach through the Pouch Boy Scout Camp and Kaufman Camp, around the Overlook, and then past another golf course. The last mile will take you through the Reed’s Basket Willow Swamp and to the end of the trail where you can catch the bus if you want a ride back to the beginning if you don’t want to hike back.
The Red Trail is a four-mile loop trail that goes along the golf course, Heyerdahl Hill, and across Buck’s Hollow. This trail is also easy to moderate, and starts and ends on Historic Richmond Town Richmond Road and St. Patrick’s Place at the southwest end of Latourette Park. This path is good for a short hike without having to worry about getting back since it is a loop trail that is fairly short and easy.
No matter which trail you choose, or if you choose more than one, you will need to bring cleanup baggies to clean up after your pupster and some H20 in case you two get thirsty. Also, keep your poochie on a leash. Enjoy your time on these pawrific trails with your pup!