Guide to Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in WNY

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Written by Andrea Diedrich

Published on April 16, 2021
Buffalo Harbor State Park / Photo x Lauren Spoth of Step Out Buffalo

It’s the perfect time of year to get outdoors and who better to spend it with than your favorite furry friend. Yes, we are talking about that little doggo of yours. Western New York is full of hiking trails with plenty of them for you and your dog to enjoy together.

Whether you are looking for a challenging hike or a laid back stroll, opportunities to take in the beautiful nature of the area are just steps away. If this sounds like the workout experience you and your dog have been looking for, then continue on to some of the best dog friendly hiking trails we found around the region.

Did we miss one? Did one of these places close? Send us a note!


1. Akron Falls State Park

44 Parkview Dr, Akron, NY 14001 / Website

2. Amherst State Park

390 Mill St, Buffalo, NY 14221 / Website

Buckhorn Island State Park / Photo courtesy of instagram: @puppypartying

3. Buckhorn Island State Park

E River Rd, Grand Island, NY 14072 / Website

4. Buffalo Harbor State Park

1111 Fuhrmann Boulevard, Buffalo, NY 14203 / Website

5. Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Art Center

2001 Union Rd, West Seneca, NY 14224 / Website

Chestnut Ridge Park / Photo courtesy of instagram: @finn_thefluffygolden

6. Chestnut Ridge Park

6121 Chestnut Ridge Rd, Orchard Park, NY 14127 / Website

7. Como Lake Park

2220 Como Park Blvd, Lancaster, NY 14086 / Website

Ellicott Creek Bark Park / Photo x Lauren Spoth of Step Out Buffalo

8. Ellicott Creek Park Island Bark Park

52 14150, 60 Creekside Dr, Tonawanda, NY 14150 / Website

  • Feature your dog as dog of the month
  • No need for your dog to wear a leash in the gated area but you are required to have a leash handy at all times

9. Evangola State Park

10191 Old Lake Shore Rd, Irving, NY 14081 / Website


10. Golden Hill State Park

9691 Lower Lake Rd, Barker, NY 14012 / Website

Hunters Creek / Photo courtesy of instagram: @life_of_ky_the_labradoodle

11. Hunters Creek Park

East Aurora, NY 14052 / Website

Knox Farm / Photo x Lauren Spoth of Step Out Buffalo

12. Knox Farm

437 Buffalo Rd, East Aurora, NY 14052 / Website

Letchworth State Park / Photo courtesy of instagram: @tatertot_thecorgi_

13. Letchworth State Park

1 Letchworth State Park, Castile, NY 14427 / Website

Moss Lake / Photo courtesy of instagram: @okalyssaxo

14. Moss Lake

9149 Sand Hill Rd, Houghton, NY 14744 / Website

15. Niagara Falls State Park

332 Prospect St, Niagara Falls, NY 14303 / Website

Niagara Gorge Devil’s Hole / Photo x instagram: @katie_suarez

16. Niagara Gorge Devil’s Hole

Niagara Scenic Pkwy, Niagara Falls, NY 14305 / Website


17. Town of Lockport Nature Trail

6656-, 6822 Slayton Settlement Rd, Lockport, NY 14094 / Website

18. Warsaw Village Park

Liberty St, Warsaw, NY 14569 / Facebook

Zoar Valley / Photo x Lauren Spoth of Step Out Buffalo

19. Zoar Valley

Cattaraugus, NY 14719 / Website

Did we miss one? Did one of these places close? Send us a note!

This article was originally published in Aug 2019 and has been updated.

Written by <a href="" target="_self">Andrea Diedrich</a>

Written by Andrea Diedrich

Freelance writer

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