A Guide to Aqueduct Etiquette for Dogs and Their Owners


  • DO keep your dog on-leash while walking on the Aqueduct. NY State law requires a leash be no longer than 6 feet.
  • DO scoop the poop. Clean up after your dog along the trail and trail sides. Dispose of clean-up bags properly.
  • DO be considerate of joggers, walkers, and bicyclists. Have your dog under control so that it doesn't disturb or frighten other Aqueduct users.


  • DON'T let your dog bark incessantly as this disturbs the Aqueduct atmosphere for other users.
  • DON'T let your dog dig on the trail.
  • DON'T leave sticks, balls, or other dog toys on the trail that may create a hazard to other Aqueduct users.