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!


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

 

CJ at Calverton Pine Barrens Trail

Photo Credit: Heath Meschkow

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

Sun., March 29th, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Parking at Veterans Memorial Park
5789 Middle Country Rd., Wading River, NY

(Google Map)

Please note that due to the coronavirus outbreak, we have cancelled this event. We are hoping to reschedule this Pack Walk for the Fall.

Please join LI-DOG for our first Pack Walk™ of the 2020 season as we visit the Calverton Pine Barrens State Forest, a forest reserve in Wading River, for the first time.

For our March LI-DOG Pack Walk™, we will be walking an approximately 2.5 mile section of a 7.6 mile loop trail. There is ample parking at Veterans Memorial Park, which is off Middle Country Rd. in Wading River. We will be meeting and starting our walk from Veterans Memorial Park. We will then walk by one of the old 10,000-foot runways that was part of the Grumman Flight Test Facility, before we turn south to follow the trail by Grumman Blvd.

Once on the Grumman Blvd. trail, we will walk to a small pond and through the woods, passing the Isaac Dog Park and finishing the walk back at Veterans Memorial Park. Though the trail has been rated moderate, the part we will be walking is a very easy walk as it is newly paved, perfectly flat and has no change in elevation.

The walk should take approximately 1 hour. For those who wish to walk further, please let one of our Pack Leaders know and we will try to have a group that will accommodate you. The extended walk, which will increase the length of the walk by approximately 3.5 miles, will go over to Grumman Memorial Park where several jets significant to that company are parked, before heading back.

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

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

Please join us for what should be a GREAT first LI-DOG Pack Walk of 2020 on March 29th!


.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

LI-DOG on Meetup
LI-DOG on Facebook
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!


.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!


10/05/2019 – Woof Fest & Pet Swim

 

Woof Fest & Pet Swim

Sat., Oct. 5th, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Holtsville Ecology Center and Animal Preserve
249 Buckley Rd, Holtsville, NY 11742

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Hosted by Town Of Brookhaven Parks and Recreation and Holtsville Ecology Site and Animal Preserve

Join the Town of Brookhaven Parks and Recreation and the Holtsville Ecology Center and Animal Preserve for the first ever Woof Fest!

From 11AM – 2PM there is a Pet Swim. Pre-registration is required. Half hour sessions are available for $10 per pet, each session is limited to 20 pets. So sign your pup up now!

Other activities include family fun with your pets, kid’s crafts, games, a puppet show, an animal education program, and a pet costume contest.

The festivities begin immediately following the 5K Run Wild and Family Pet Walk “fur” the Animals which supports the more than 100 injured and non-releasable wild and farm animals residing at the Holtsville Ecology Site year-round.

For more information about the day including the 5K Run and Walk, please visit 5K Run Wild & Family Pet Walk. 

In the event of rain, all activities will be moved indoors to the Ecology Site buildings. Parking is free throughout the day.


.10/05/2019 – Woof Fest & Pet Swim

 

Woof Fest & Pet Swim

Sat., Oct. 5th, 11 AM – 3 PM
Holtsville Ecology Site
Holtsville, NY

Join the Town of Brookhaven for their first ever Woof Fest & Pet Swim. The Swim for Dogs will be from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Other activities include family fun with your pets, kids crafts, games, an animal education program and more! The festivities start immediately after a 5K Run and Family Pet Walk to benefit the animals at the Holtsville Ecology Center. For details, go to Woof Fest & Pet Swim.


09/22/2019 – Barkin Brunch with LI-DOG The Refuge

 

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

Barkin’ Brunch with LI-DOG at The Refuge!

Sun., Sept. 22nd, 11AM – 3PM
515 Broadhollow Rd., Melville, NY

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Are you ready to “PAWTEE”? Does Sunday brunch outside with your pup on a big patio with couches, tables with umbrellas, a big bar, delicious omelettes, French Toast, mimosas and Bloody Mary’s sound great? If it does, then join us for a Barkin’ Brunch with LI-DOG at The Refuge just off Route 110 in Melville!

Besides great food, there’ll be drink specials, dog treats, raffles, and more! Check out the human menu at The Refuge New Brunch Menu. There’s even a Doggie Menu with great selections for your pup!

Seating outside for brunch on the patio is limited, so it is suggested that if you want to sit at a table then call The Refuge at (631) 577-4444 to make a reservation. There is also an area on the patio for those just wanting to have a drink and mingle. Feel free to join us there.

This is a fund raising event to benefit LI-DOG – The Long Island Dog Owners Group. Please do take a chance at winning one of our great raffle baskets generously donated by our sponsors who believe in our cause—more access to Long Island beaches, parks, and other places for us and our dogs!

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

West Hills Animal Hospital, 24-hour animal hospital and pet emergency center

Andrea Goodman of Avon USA, beauty and personal care

Tito's Logo

Tito’s Vodka, vodka for dog people. Thank you, also, for including LI-DOG in the Tito’s x Refuge donation program in which participating Long Island nonprofits receive a $1,500 donation!

 

 

 

We are so grateful for your generous support!

PET PARENT ESSENTIALS FOR THE BRUNCH: Make sure to walk your dog outside the venue before entering, bring poop bags, and watch your dog closely. Please note that while well-socialized and fully vaccinated dogs are allowed on the grounds of our venue, they are NOT permitted to enter the indoor bar/restaurant area.

We look forward to seeing you at Barkin’ Brunch with LI-DOG at The Refuge!


.09/22/2019 – Barkin Brunch with LI-DOG The Refuge

 

Barkin’ Brunch with LI-DOG at The Refuge!

Sun., Sept. 22nd, 11AM – 3PM
The Refuge, Melville, NY

Does Sunday brunch outside with your pup on a big patio with couches, tables with umbrellas, a big bar and delicious food and drinks sound good? If it does, then join us for Barkin’ Brunch with LI-DOG at The Refuge on Sunday, Sept. 22nd. This is a fundraiser for LI-DOG, so please join us!