There are two hiking trails in Marine Park in Brooklyn, New York, just waiting for you and your pup to explore! The Salt Marsh Nature Trail (Blue Trail) and the Marine Park Nature Trail (Red Trail) are both easy to hike and dog furiendly. The park has many amenities that you and your doggo may enjoy such as ball fields, restrooms, water access, two large parking lots free to use, wi-fi, playgrounds, and you can even rent a boat or canoe there. Bring some clean up bags for the trek.
The Salt Marsh Trail is a 1.1-mile loop trail that is relatively flat and easy. It starts out at the Salt Marsh Nature Center and meanders about a quarter mile along the Gerritsen Creek until you come to the Tidal Marsh Bridge Lookout. Here, you can stop and see many diffurent types of birds, fish, waterfowl, turtles, and the east side of the creek. Further along, you can see the High Marsh Lookout, and then the Osprey Nest Lookout. Continue along the loop for another half mile, passing the Marine Park Golf Course and the Lenape Playground to return to the Nature Center. Most of your walk will be in the wooded section of the park, and you will have plenty of shade and chances to spot some wildlife.
The Marine Park Nature Trail begins at the Burnett Street entrance and is a 2.5-mile loop that is flat and easy for anyone. Most of the trail is right on the beaches of the creek, so you will be able to see a lot of waterfowl and other water-loving critters. The first stop is about a quarter-mile in called the Mudflat Lookout. You can see the wetlands, grasslands, and tidal mudflats here at the head of the creek. About a mile into the walk, you will come the White Island Lookout that is directly across from White Island, and features restored wetlands and grasslands, as well as a pawesome view of Manhattan. Another half-mile takes you to Point Lookout, featuring a large sandy beach with views of White Island, Manhattan, and Jamaica Bay. The final mile of the Marine Park Nature Trail takes you and your poochie into the deep woods and along the edges of several ballfields and the Seba Playground, where you can find restrooms and water, and back to the beginning.
You and your canine kid will truly enjoy these trails and want to come back again and again.