Dog-Friendly Events


03/27/2020 – LI-DOG Pack Walk™ Schedule 2020   Recently updated !

 

LI-DOG Pack Walk™  Schedule 2020

Guided Group On-Leash Dog Walks in Long Island Parks!

OWG Allee with Pack Leaders and People

Old Westbury Gardens April 2019 Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

 

LI-DOG leads group on-leash dog walks in parks around Long Island on the third weekend of the month from March through November. Check out the LI-DOG Pack Walk™ Schedule 2020 below to see where we’re planning on taking a group on-leash dog walk next!

 

Sun., March 29th     Calverton Pine Barrens, Wading River (Cancelled due to Covid-19 Restrictions)

Sat., April 25th         Spring Dog Festival, Old Westbury Gardens, Old Westbury

Sat., May 16th           Belmont Lake/Southards Pond, West Babylon

Sat., June 20th         Sands Point Preserve, Sands Point (with Picnic)

Sat., July 18th           Dog Beach Party, beach to be determined

Sat., Aug. 15th           Fire Road Trail, Massapequa Preserve, Massapequa

Sat., Sept. 20th          Avalon Park and Preserve, Stony Brook

Sun., Oct., 25th          Fall Dog Festival, Old Westbury Gardens, Old Westbury

Sat., Nov. 21st            Dix Hills Park, Dix Hills

 

You can also download the LI-DOG Pack Walk Schedule 2020.

Please note: This schedule is subject to change due to weather and other factors.


.03/29/2020 – LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Calverton Pine Barrens State Forest Cancelled

 

CJ at Calverton Pine Barrens Trail

LI-DOG Pack WalkTM at Calverton Pine Barrens State Forest CANCELLED

Sunday, March 29th, 10:30 AM 
Parking at Veterans Memorial Park
5789 Middle Country Rd., Wading River, NY

Please note this event has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak. 

Please join LI-DOG for our first Pack Walk™ of the 2020 season as we visit the Calverton Pine Barrens State Forest in Wading River. Our walk will cover approximately 2.5 miles and go by an abandoned 10,000-foot. runway before we turn onto the trail by Grumman Blvd.  That trail will take us by a nice pond and through the woods before ending up near the Isaac Dog Park. Please park at Veterans Memorial Park, which is off Middle Country Rd. in Wading River. For more information, go to LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Calverton Pine Barrens!


.11/16/2019 – LI-DOG Pack Walk Nissequogue River Trail

 

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ on the Nissequogue River Trail!

Sat., Nov. 16, 2019, Noon to 1 PM
Nissequogue River State Park 
Kings Park, NY

Please join LI-DOG for our final Pack Walk™ of the 2019 season as we walk the Nissequogue River Trail and a section of the dog-friendly trail at Kings Park Bluffs. We’re planning a great 1.5-mile walk that offers a variety of scenery changes including great views over the Long Island Sound. For details, go to LI-DOG Pack Walk™ on the Nissequogue River Trail.


11/16/2019 – LI-DOG Pack Walk Nissequogue River Trail

Photo Credit: Janie Dill

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ on the Nissequogue River Trail

Saturday, Nov. 16th, Noon to 1 PM
Nissequogue River State Park
St. Johnland Rd., Kings Park, NY

(Google Map)

Please join LI-DOG for our final Pack Walk™ of the 2019 season as we walk the Nissequogue River Trail and a section of the dog-friendly trail at Kings Park Bluffs. Our Pack Walks will resume in the spring.

For our November LI-DOG Pack Walk™, we’re planning a great 1.5-mile walk that offers a variety of scenery changes. We’ll start on a road that leads to a flat, wide gravel trail along the inlet for the Nissequogue River and then climb up some wooden stairs to a trail above the shoreline that has nice views over the water.

We’ll then cut over to the Kings Park Bluffs portion of our walk. To get to the bluffs, we’ll climb another flight of wooden stairs that will take us onto a wooded trail that goes along the top of the bluffs. These bluffs have great views over the Long Island Sound. After another third of a mile or so, many of us will turn around and walk back along the trail to our starting point.

The walk will take 45 minutes to an hour, depending on how long we stop to look at the views.

Those dog owners and their pups who don’t mind dealing with more steepness and hills, however, will have the opportunity to continue the walk along the bluffs. This part of the bluff trail is more challenging, for sure, but the views are incredible–some of the best on Long Island! (To see a map of the full hike, go to Trail Map Nissequogue 2019Final.)

Please join us for what should be a GREAT final LI-DOG Pack Walk™ of 2019, whether you’re looking for nice walk in the woods or something a bit more challenging!

PLEASE NOTE: Dogs MUST remain leashed AT ALL TIMES! Please do not bring Flexi Leads as we’ll be walking in groups and people and dogs can get tangled. Also, please bring water and poop bags – as cleanup is a must.

RSVP

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or email lidog_news@yahoo.com

How to find us
The entrance to Nissequogue River State Park is off St. Johnland Rd. Enter the park onto Kings Park Blvd. and go past the gate house. Follow KPB north to a small circle. Go 3/4 around the circle and follow the small road to the big parking lot on the left.

**In the event of inclement weather, please check Meetup or our Facebook group as we will post any weather-related changes by 9 AM Saturday morning.*

We hope you and your pup will join us on the 16th!


.10/27/2019 – LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at OWG Oct. 2019

 

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Old Westbury Gardens!

New Date: Sun., Nov. 3rd, Noon to 1PM
Old Westbury Gardens, NY

Crisp fall air, pumpkin spice, apple cider, Halloween costumes—celebrate all the fun of autumn with Fido during Dog Days at Old Westbury Gardens.  At Noon on Sunday,  we will lead an LI-DOG Pack Walk™—a group on-leash dog walk–through the grounds of this beautiful estate. Please note: Because of predictions for heavy rain on Oct. 27th, the Old Westbury Gardens Fall Dog Festival and our LI-DOG Pack Walk™ have been rescheduled for Sun., Nov. 3rd.  For details, go to LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Old Westbury Gardens!


10/27/2019 – LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at OWG Oct. 2019

 

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Old Westbury Gardens!

New Date: Sun., Nov. 3rd, Noon to 1PM
Old Westbury Gardens
71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury, NY
(Google Map)

Please note: Because of predictions for heavy rain on Sun., Oct. 27th, the Old Westbury Gardens Fall Dog Festival and the LI-DOG Pack WalkTM have been rescheduled to Sun., Nov. 3rd. The times remain the same. We hope to see you then! 

Crisp fall air, pumpkin spice, apple cider, Halloween costumes—celebrate all the fun of autumn with Fido during Dog Days at Old Westbury Gardens!

Enjoy the gardens with your fur baby all weekend from 10 to 5! Then, on Sunday, Nov. 3rd, join LI-DOG for the Fall Dog Festival, which runs from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. There will be doggie vendors, rescue groups, animal advocacy organizations, and fun activities including a big costume contest and parade starting at 3:00 pm (register by 2:00 pm).

At Noon on Sunday, Nov. 3rd, we will lead an LI-DOG Pack Walk™—a group on-leash dog walk–through the grounds of the estate. Please be at our table or by the LI-DOG Pack Walk banner by 11:30 a.m. to sign in. As a Halloween treat, Goody Bags generously donated by West Hills Animal Hospital & Emergency Center  will be given to the first 50 people who sign in for the Pack Walk! Thank you, West Hills Animal Hospital, for your generous donation for our guests!

Registrants for the Pack Walk will also have the opportunity to donate $5 to LI-DOG for a chance to win a raffle basket that promises yummy treats for your pup! Proceeds from the raffle support LI-DOG’s work to open local parks and beaches to our four-legged family members.

The Walk will take 45-60 minutes and is almost all on flat ground. There are opportunities to shorten the walk as well.

Make sure to bring poop bags–as clean-up is a must!–and bring your camera as there are many beautiful photo opportunities on the grounds.

Dogs must be on-leash at all times, please no RETRACTABLE leashes, and are not allowed in any buildings on the grounds. Please also keep them from walking on the flowers.

OWG admission fees are $12 for adults; $10 for seniors (over 62) or students with valid ID and $7 for children ages 7-17. OWG members, children 6 and under, and four-legged visitors are free! OWG accepts AMEX, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover at the admissions booth, gift shop, and café.

RSVP
LI-DOG on Meetup
LI-DOG on Facebook
or email lidog_news@yahoo.com

For more info about Old Westbury Gardens: Email info@oldwestburygardens.org (vendors and rescue groups encouraged to sign-up) or visit Old Westbury Gardens on the web and click on “our Daily Calendar” for event details and a wonderful overview of their other fall events and programs.

*In the event of inclement weather, please check back here at Meetup or on the LI-DOG Facebook Group as we will post any weather-related changes by 10 AM Sunday morning.*

We hope to see you at Old Westbury Gardens for our LI-DOG Pack Walk™  and the Fall Dog Festival on Nov. 3rd!


.11/02/2019 – LI-DOG Howl-O-Ween Pawty!

 

LI-DOG Howl-O-Ween Pawty!

Sat., Nov. 2nd, 2 to 5PM
Off-Key Tikki Bar & Grill
Patchogue, NY

Dress up your pup and yourself in your Halloween finest for the LI-DOG Howl-O-Ween Pawty! There’ll be costume contests, prizes, raffles, games, great food, spooktacular drinks and more! For details, go to LI-DOG Howl-O-Ween Pawty!


11/02/2019 – LI-DOG Howl-O-Ween Pawty

LI-DOG Howl-O-Ween Pawty!

Sat., Nov. 2nd, 2 – 5PM
Off-Key Tikki Waterside Bar & Grill
31 Baker Place,
Patchogue, NY

(Google Map)

Dress up your pup and yourself in your Howl-O-Ween finest! Then come join us on the beautiful waterfront at Off Key Tikki Bar & Grill in Patchogue on Saturday, Nov. 2nd for the LI-DOG Howl-O-Ween Pawty!

Enjoy the beautiful views, delicious food, tropical drinks, contests, raffles, and lots of fun for the pups!

There will be two costume contests (standalone pet and pet/parent duo) and prizes, graciously donated by Off Key Tikki, which will be awarded to cap off the event.

Plus, your dog will get to play “Trick for Treat” and we will have a scary, not too scary, photo booth so you can take a memorable shot of the event.

You can order from the Off Key Tikki Menu or just nosh on snacks and Howl-o-ween candy. There will be some drink specials, also.

Visit the raffle table to take a chance at winning one of several baskets and prizes generously donated by our sponsors.

This is a fundraising event to benefit LI-DOG – The Long Island Dog Owners Group. Donations support LI-DOG’s work to increase access to public parkland and beaches for Long Island dog owners and their pets.

Please note: Dogs must remain leashed on non-retractable leads at all times and as always, please walk you dog before entering the venue. Dogs are not permitted inside the restaurant.

RSVP
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or email us at lidog_news@yahoo.com

We look forward to seeing you and your dog at our LI-DOG Howl-O-Ween Pawty!


10/26/2019 – Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest

 

Howl-O-Ween Dog Parade & Costume Contest

Sat., Oct. 26th, 11 AM
Tully Park Dog Park
New Hyde Park, NY

(Google Map) 

North Hempstead’s Inaugural Howl-o-Ween Dog Parade and Costume Contest will be held on Saturday, October 26 at 11 am at the Michael J. Tully Dog Park!

Hosted by North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth, with the full support of the Town Board, the event is for local and Long Island dog parents to celebrate the Halloween season with their fur babies. Crafts, treats (human and canine), and two costume contests (standalone pet and pet/parent duo) will be awarded to cap off the event.

Graciously sponsored by Little Paws of Hope in Westbury, the full-service concierge grooming/day care/and training organization, will be proud to share with this event their philosophy of holistic and partnership-based relationships for our four-legged family members.

No registration is needed to attend.

We hope to see you and your dogs at the beautiful new Tully Dog Park on Sat., Oct. 26th! 


.10/26/2019 – Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest

 

Howl-O-Ween Dog Parade & Costume Contest

Sat., Oct. 26th, 11 AM
Tully Park Dog Park, New Hyde Park

North Hempstead’s first ever Howl-O-Ween Dog Parade and Costume Contest will be held on Sat., Oct. 26th starting at 11 AM at the Michael J. Tully Park Dog Park. There’ll be crafts, treats for humans and canines, two costume contests with prizes and more! For details go to Howl-O-Ween Dog Parade and Costume Contest!