Fire Island Pines
If you’re looking for a dog friendly place to stay outside of New York City, you can’t do much better than Fire Island Pines. It seems like every other house out there has a dog or two in it, and most people you meet walking around appear to really like dogs. You should keep your dog leashed, but I’ve found that you can usually walk your pet off-leash in the early morning hours or later in the evening, especially on the beach itself. My only “run ins” with the law were two or three admonishments to keep Bodhi on a lead. In all instances the warning was delivered with a smile, I attached the leash to Bodhi’s collar, and the police moved along without further ado. You can read about transportation to the Pines in our post on getting around New York City here. Fire Island is home to many ticks! Read our post about ticks here, And here’s a useful link to the Fire Island Pines Property Owners site. There’s lots of valuable info there. And here’s a link to the ferry schedule.
Below you will find some pictures from past visits to the Pines.