Long Island City can be a great place for pet owners. Since most of the pets in this area are cats and dogs, we will be focusing a bit more on dogs since they can usually go outside to have fun with their owners. Cats are more of inside pets. Vacations to the beach, brunch dates at a local winery, and winter hikes in the mountains are just a few examples of the fun things you can do with your dog throughout the year on Long Island. There are plenty of pet-friendly establishments on the island, and some of the island’s famous Gold Coast mansions even let dogs into their beautifully landscaped backyards. Your proximity to New York City is the best part. We can show you some of the best things to do here with your dog and why moving to Long Island City is an intelligent decision.
Our personal favorite – Sands Point Preserve
Located on Long Island, the 216 magnificent acres of Sands Point Preserve are home to multiple hiking trails, the historic Castle Gould, and the imposing Hempstead House, built during the Great Gatsby era. You and your doggo can enjoy some fresh air while getting some exercise on the wooded trails that wind past ponds and across stone bridges. Many pet owners will recommend you this place. If you have an outdoorsy cat you can take her here to this preserve as well. There are no rules against it.
Snow-covered trees and bridges make this location seem otherworldly during the winter. If you like to post often on Instagram this will be a perfect place for some amazing pictures (and maybe even reels). Aside from the holidays, visitors can enjoy the preserve’s playground, dog park, and restrooms any time of the year. That’s it on this place. Let’s see if you will like others as well.
The summer home of former U.S. president Theodore Roosevelt features verdant grounds and a nature trail that ends at a peaceful, pebbled beach on the placid shores of Long Island Sound. This is also a great place to visit with your pet. Even though pets must be kept on leashes and the beach isn’t particularly soft at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, you can still take your dog for a nice and long walk anywhere along the shore. Access to Sagamore Hill is unrestricted and free from dawn to dusk, 365 days a year. This can be a great place for you. But you can also find plenty of amazing dog parks here. Let’s check them out together. If you plan on moving here make sure to think about pet moving services.
Dog parks in Long Island City
We will show you a few more places where you can have fun with your pet. But now let’s find you a dog-parks for your everyday routine. Something that will be a place of your own. A place where you will find new friends (0nes with two legs and ones with four). Dog parks are a crucial part of our guide so let’s see a list of the best ones you need to explore:
- LIC Dog Park
- Hunter’s Point South Dog Run
- Dog Park Of Gantry Plaza State Park
- Murray Playground Dog Run
- Torsney Dog Run
- Bugsy’s Dog Run
- Peter Detmold Dog run
- Gantry Big Dog Park
These are just some of the parks Long Island City has to offer. It’s up to you to continue researching them once you get here and settle in. Of course, if you are having any difficulties with unpacking and settling in, let experienced people handle it.
Old Westbury Gardens
Old Westbury Gardens welcomes pet owners and their four-legged children for Dog Days twice a year, in the spring and fall. So, make sure to check it out together you will both love it a lot. The grand Gold Coast estate, which is located on 160 acres and includes lawns, ponds, fountains, and rose gardens, can be found on the (National) Register of Historic Places. Pet supplies and food can be purchased from onsite vendors. This place can be an amazing adventure so don’t skip it.
If you like to go camping with your pet – Fire Island is a perfect destination
Fire Island, which lies parallel to the south coast of Long Island, awaits with its sloping sand dunes and nearly deserted sandy beaches. From Labor Day to about mid-March, leashed dogs are welcome on the beaches that are protected by dunes. The same goes for leashed cats obviously. For the rest of the year, they can walk freely on the boardwalks and nature trails.
The Davis Park ferry departs from Patchogue and travels the 26 miles to Watch Hill, where you can enjoy the beach with your four-legged friend. Watch Hill Campground is a seasonal facility that welcomes (well-behaved) pets during the summer months, provided that they are never left unattended. The westernmost tip of Fire Island, Robert Moses State Park, is a no-dogs zone. Before you start preparing for moving day, we have something to tell you.
Before we go let’s talk about moving with your dog here
You will need some help and some advice. There are apps that can help you (moving apps) and so can roadwaymoving.com. Relocations are always hard and they are even harder if you are doing it with someone who depends on you for everything like kids and pets. That’s why hiring movers is always a good choice.
We showed you some great places you can visit with your pets. Also, you have a list of some of the best dog parks. Now all you need to do is research vet clinics and pet shops in your neighborhood. Hopefully, you will choose the best location that will suit the needs of both your family and your pets.