Dog Friendly Activities in Boston, MA

There are 64 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 Castle Island Beach
Castle Island Beach Dogs are welcome to join you on-leash during the off season at this lovely South Boston beach. See Details
Pet Friendly Peter's Park
Peter's Park This new, fenced, off-leash dog 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
The Revolutionary Story Tour 'The Revolutionary Story Tour' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Mike. Tour the major landmarks of Boston on the Freedom Trail and learn about the history of the city. Dogs may have to be kept outside or carried in burial grounds. The experience lasts 3.5 hours and can accommodate up to 12 guests ages 10 and up. Children are allowed - it's just not the kids version of history. Rates start at $55 per person. See Details
Carson Beach Leashed dogs are welcome on the beach offseason, from Labor Day through Memorial Day. See Details
Boston Water Taxi Dogs welcome on Taxi rides. 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. City Water Taxi is now operating under BHC Water Taxi. Rates are now $10.00 for all stops (excluding stops at Black Falcon Pier and Tudor Wharf). Stops to Black Falcon Pier and Tudor Wharf is now $15. Children under 12 ride free. Please Note: Stop 4 - Liberty Wharf and stop 10 - Atlantic Wharf are summer-only. See Details
2-hour Sail on Boston Harbor '2-hour Sail on Boston Harbor' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Caitlyn, Grant and Emilio. Head off for a 2-hour sail on historic Boston Harbor with your host. Dogs are welcome on private tours and on tours where the other guests don't mind. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 4 guests of all ages. Minors should be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Rates start at $35 per person. See Details
Medway Off Leash Dog Park The Medway Dog Park was an idea conceived by Tim Dumas who, at that time, was 15 years old, a resident of Medway and a dog lover. Tim recognized that because of tough leash laws, dogs in Medway had no place to go to get the exercise they really need. Tim's dream was to build a park where dogs could run free, unleashed, and not be in violation of the Town's leash law. Tim planned to make this a community service project to complete a requirement for him to advance in rank to Eagle Scout. Tim undertook the research and planning all the details for such a facility. After much planning, he sought approvals from the various town boards and received unanimous approval from the Medway Board of Selectmen in the fall of 2001. With support from his family and friends, Tim undertook the laborious task of gathering materials and enlisting volunteers. His father, Gary Dumas, assisted Tim by helping him manage and coordinate this enormous project. They discovered many local businesses, organizations, and citizens in Medway extremely willing to offer their services and financial support for the Medway Dog Park. Tim's plans included the preservation a piece of Medway history by protecting the historical landmark at the park. Permission was granted by the Medway Parks Commissioners and the Medway Board of Selectmen to allow Tim to back fill a stone foundation with sand to prevent further erosion and collapse. The top stone layer of the foundation remains in view. This foundation marks the site of the home of Medway's first settler, Henry Garnsey, circa 1700. The stone foundation is fenced in to further preserve the site. Adjacent is a three sided wooden structure which serves as a message board and an emergency storm shelter from the elements while at the park. Tim also wanted to include a monument to Medway residents. "The Star Spangled Banner" now waves at the intersection of Village and Cottage Streets in a memorial park for noteworthy town residents. Two plaques commemorate those who have served in the fire and police departments. The hard work of this young man has paid off because now, thanks to the hard work of Tim Dumas, the residents of Town of Medway can enjoy the Medway Dog Park along with their dogs. See Details
The Apple Store Everyone in this store is so friendly and well-behaved canines are always welcome. 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 trail will lead you right to 16 of Boston’s most historic sites, so you don’t even need a map! See Details
Pawsh Dog Boutique Dogs are always welcome at Pawsh! Stop in for a sniff! 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
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
Bloodlust: of Victorian Boston 'Bloodlust: of Victorian Boston' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Michael. Explore this quaint post-Civil War suburb with its architectural gems that tourist rarely get to see. Then, delve into the concerns of the people who lived here, their art, science, politics and stories of true crime. Dogs are welcome on a leash. You'll even have the opportunity to stop by a dog park along the route. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 13 and up. Due to the graphic nature of some of the true crime stories, this tour is recommended for ages 13 and up. There will be some detailed discussion of violence and murder. Rates start at $24 per person. 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
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
Boston Common Boston Common is a popular recreational area. 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
Rock Stars of the American Revolution 'Rock Stars of the American Revolution' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Ellen. Walk along the Freedom Trail and see the New & Old Massachusetts State House, Boston Common, Granary Burial Ground, King’s Chapel Church, Old & New City Hall, Old South Meeting House, Faneuil Hall & Quincy Market. The experience lasts 3 hours and can accommodate up to 14 guests ages 10 and up. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Please arrive ten minutes before the tour start time If you are coming by Uber or Lyft make sure you find your way to 24 Beacon St - the meeting spot. Rates start at $39 per person. See Details
Boston Public Garden This famous garden park in the center of Boston is known for its swan boats and sculptures. Pets welcome on-leash. See Details
Urban Outfitters All Urban Outfitter stores in the area are dog friendly. 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
Must See Boston Walking Tour 'Must See Boston Walking Tour' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Ellen. Your host will guide you and your pooch through major landmarks and you will get to hear about history and fun facts along the way. See Copley Square, the marathons finish line & Newbury Street, the oldest botanical garden and the oldest public park in America, the Massachusetts State House and civil war memorials, and more. The experience lasts 2.5 hours and can accommodate up to 14 guests of all ages. Rates start at $35 per person. 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
Belle Isle Marsh Pets are welcome on-leash at this friendly Boston area park with paved paths. Watch for marsh birds! See Details