Dog Friendly Activities in Boston, MA

There are 67 dog friendly activities in Boston. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Boston.

Pet Friendly Boston Public Garden
Boston Public Garden The dog-friendly Boston Public Garden is a famous botanical garden in the center of Boston known for its swan boats and sculptures. It is the first botanical garden in American. Leashed dogs are welcome. See Details
Pet Friendly Jamaica Pond
Jamaica Pond Jamaica Pond is in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. You are welcome to bring Fido on a leash to enjoy the dog-friendly 1.5 mile path that surrounds the pond. The area was first included in Boston's "Emerald Necklace" of parks in 1892 and has long been a draw for people going for a run or just a wander around the water. If you're coming by car, you can find parking on Perkins Street, located on the pond's west side. See Details
Boston Common Boston Common is a popular recreational area in Boston, MA. This pet-friendly park has dedicated hours where dogs may play off-leash, but they are welcome leashed at all times. The area in which dogs are allowed off-leash is rotated to preserve the grass underneath. The maximum limits for dogs is 3 per person. Boston Common is open every day of the week from 6am to 11pm, except during special events. See Details
Peter's Park Peter's Park is a fenced, off-leash dog park in Boston, MA. The park includes a separate area for smaller dogs, benches to rest and relax on, and plenty of clean gravel. This park is over 13,000 square feet which includes a 3,000 square feet small dog area. See Details
Charles River Canoe & Kayak Charles River Canoe & Kayak allows you to take your dog in their boats (no extra fee). Some locations even have life jackets you can borrow for your dog! Hours vary by location, but the season runs from May through mid-October. Tours start at $49 for adults and $45 for children. Rentals start at $17 per hour or $68 per day. See Details
Belle Isle Marsh Pets are welcome on-leash at this friendly Boston area park with paved paths. Watch for marsh birds! See Details
Channel Center Dog Park This little-known off-leash neighborhood dog park is a wonderful place to bring Fido in the Forty Point Channel Historic District. See Details
North End Dog Park North End Dog Park is a gated dog-friendly play area, featuring small and large dog areas, jumps, tunnels, decking, artificial grass, and water features like fire hydrants that let off mist for hot dogs to cool down. The park is kept clean by sprinklers that give the ground a regular wash down. You can find your way there through Prince Street, Defilippo Playground, and the intersection of Snow Hill and Hull Street. See Details
Pope John Paul II Park Reservation Bring Fido with you to enjoy the trails and picnic spots at Pope John Paul II Park Reservation. This pretty park has been restored and cleaned up recently, so now visitors can access the paved trails adjacent to the water in the park. Ornithologists will love the reservation because of the diverse array of bird life that call the area home, including ducks, egrets, herons, and plenty more. For the safety of the wildlife in the park and other visitors, owners are reminded to keep their pets on a leash and clean up any mess that they leave behind. Pope John Paul II Park Reservation is open every day of the week from dawn until dusk. See Details
Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park Leashed dogs are welcome at Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park in Boston, MA. This dog-friendly public park is accessible year round and offers spectacular gardens in the spring and summer. The park features walking trails, playgrounds and plenty of areas to sit and enjoy the beautiful scenery. See Details
The Apple Store Everyone in this store is so friendly and well-behaved canines are always welcome. See Details
Pawsh Dog Boutique Dogs are always welcome at Pawsh! Stop in for a sniff! See Details
Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University This beautiful park is a Boston favorite with its wooded walkways and trails. Dogs must be leashed at all times. Owners are responsible for removal and disposal of their dogs’ wastes. The Arnold Arboretum’s 281-acre landscape is open from sunrise to sunset every day of the year. There is no admission charge, but donations are appreciated. See Details
The Esplanade You and your pup can spend a day of adventure along the banks of the Charles River as you explore the Charles River Esplanade. There are plenty of benches to sit for a rest, abundant green space for picnics, and even pet-friendly canoe and kayak rentals at Charles River Canoe & Kayak. See Details
Rose Kennedy Greenway Rose Kennedy Greenway is a linear green space with five parks nestled in the mile-long ribbon. Dogs are welcome to join their humans as they explore the parks, enjoy the sculptures and public art, picnic, relax on the grass, enjoy a meal from a food truck or vendor, and spend the day or evening in the great outdoors. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
The Fish and Bone The Fish and Bone is pet-friendly. This charming pet supply store offers all manner of doggy items for you to check out with your pooch. Their items include toys, gear and food for canines and felines. Fido is welcome to join you inside to help choosing their latest colorful leash or collar. The Fish and Bone is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 7pm and Sunday from 10am to 6pm. See Details
East 1st Dog Park Dogs can run and play at this Boston dog park. Off-leash play is welcome for well-behaved pets. See Details
Freedom Trail Fido can walk in the footsteps of America’s founding fathers by following the Freedom Trail through downtown Boston. All you need to enjoy this free attraction is your dog’s leash and a good pair of walking shoes. The 2.5- mile red brick, dog-friendly trail will lead you right to 16 of Boston’s most historic sites, so you don’t even need a map! See Details
Castle Island Beach Dogs are welcome to join you on-leash during the off season at this lovely South Boston beach. See Details
Carleton Court Dog Park This simple, fenced dog park is set in a beautiful area, making it a lovely place for your pet to play off-leash. See Details
Boston Water Taxi Dogs are welcome on Boston Water Taxi that runs seasonally in Boston, MA. During season, the Water Taxis operate on an on-call basis to 16 convenient stops. Fees per person apply. There is no additional fee for dogs to ride, but please let the Water Taxi know you are traveling with a dog when calling ahead. See Details
Neponset Trail The Neponset Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Boston! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Neponset Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Paul Revere Dog Park Locals rave about this fenced, off-leash dog park. It's a great place to bring your pet to socialize while you meet other friendly dog owners. See Details
South Boston Bark Park Pets love this fenced South Boston off-leash dog park, which includes benches, trees, tunnels, and gravel ground cover. Dogs must be licensed. See Details