Dog Friendly Activities in Cambridge, MA

There are 15 dog friendly activities in Cambridge. 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 Cambridge.

Pet Friendly Hoyt Field
Hoyt Field This convenient Cambridge park is a favorite with locals for a quick morning walk. Pets are welcome to join you on-leash. See Details
Pet Friendly Corcoran Field
Corcoran Field Bring your pet to play off-leash in the designated area of this public park, though be careful as the area is not fenced. See Details
Harvard Book Store Your leashed dog is welcome inside the Harvard Book Store. Please keep your dog close to maintain distancing from others. In-store shopping and curbside pickup hours are 10am–10pm daily. See Details
Fresh Pond Reservation Dog Park Cambridge resident pets are welcome to play off-leash at this lovely reservation. There are even two ponds where pets are permitted to take a swim! Dogs must stay off mowed lawns and most paved trails. See Details
Danehy Dog Park Bring your pet to play off-leash at this new, fenced dog park, which includes separate small dog area, gravel ground cover, drinking water, and benches. See Details
Escape Room & Exclusive Backstage Tour 'Escape Room & Exclusive Backstage Tour' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Marie. Your well-behaved pooch is welcome to join you on a private experience to escape the room in a given amount of time. You will need to solve puzzles along way in order to solve the game and escape the room! If bringing Fido along, you must book a private experience. Contact host prior to booking. The experience lasts 1.5 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 14 and up. Players under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. You MUST PLEASE call ahead if you would like to bring kids younger than 14 and dogs. Rates start at $39 per person. See Details
Pacific Street Dog Park Pets will love to run and play off-leash at this fenced neighborhood dog park, but be sure to bring water with you. See Details
Minuteman Bikeway The Minuteman Bikeway 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 Cambridge! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Minuteman Bikeway. 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's Portrait Arts Our dog's are our best friends, and we love everything about them! (well, ALMOST everything)

Here at Paul's Portrait Arts, we love dogs! We even have a dog mascot, Spot, who constantly inspires us to delve deeper into the spirit and compassion of our greatest companions.

Old, young, big, small...we aren't biased here! Life is short, and you have to capture the moments while you can. So give us a call today to schedule a session, and share a memory that will last a lifetime!
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Fort Washington Park Bring your pet to run and play in this fenced-in, off-leash dog park. Waste bags are available, though bringing backups is recommended. See Details
Alewife Brook Reservation Alewife Brook Reservation is dog-friendly. This urban forest is a natural area that is preserved for people to enjoy and to allow the wildlife to thrive in their natural habitat. Animals who call the park their home include hawks, coyotes beavers, snapping turtles, wild turkeys, and muskrats. You and Fido can explore the park together on one of the trails that goes alongside the brook. Dogs are allowed on a leash under six feet and owners are reminded to clean up any mess that they make. Alewife Brook Reservation is open every day of the week from sunrise to sunset. See Details
Gather Here Stitch Lounge Gather Here is a dog-friendly fabric, yarn, and fibers store offering classes, an inspirational work space, and knowledgeable instructors. Fido is welcome to join you inside the store to shop or for select classes. Check their online classes listing for dates and times for courses, and please call the store to verify your class is dog friendly. See Details
Little Fresh Pond Dog Beach Take Fido for a swim at Little Fresh Pond Dog Beach in Cambridge, MA. Located across from the Fresh Pond Reservation, this dog-friendly swimming hole is popular among the locals. Fido is likely to meet new friends at thus spot! Please note that entrance to the pond may be tricky for some dogs. See Details
Gold Star Mothers Park Locals love this convenient public park, which includes a baseball field and picnic tables. Pets are welcome to join you on-leash. Please note: This park is for Cambridge residents only, dogs must have current license and be under control. Off leash hours are 6am to 9am, at all other times dogs must be on a leash. Non-residents that have a dog, with a current license, may visit the park but their dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Gold Star Mothers Park Pets are allowed on leash in Cambridge park. Be careful as the area is not fenced. See Details
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Get cultured alongside your four-legged friend at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA. Leashed dogs are welcome to explore the unusual pieces with you. This 30-acre, dog-friendly park is the largest of its kind in New England and is home to over 60 large-scale, modern, and contemporary sculptures. Exhibits are constantly changing, making each visit to the park unique. Admission fees apply but Fido is free to explore. See Details
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
Stodder's Neck Dog Park Stoddard's Neck Dog Park is a fun place for dogs. It is surrounded on three sides by water, an on the front by a 4 foot rock wall. The park is grassy and has trails for you you walk on, woods to romp in, and hills to roll down. The swimming is great too! People bring thier own water (there are bowls everywhere) and poop bag stations are located throughout the park. Most people there are friendly and responsible, and there are benches and picnic tables for them to socialize at as well! Stoddard's Neck is even easy to get to. Just hop on Route 3A, go through Weymouth, and right over the Weymouth/Hingham line. Go just past Abigail Adams Park. Immediatley after a small bridge but BEFORE the Dodge dealership the park in on the opposite side of the road. See Details
JB's Indoor Dog Park Come and play at JB’s Indoor Dog Park, the South Shore’s original off-leash, indoor facility in Norwell, MA. Bring your dog and play in a 3,000 square foot, clean, safe, social and exciting environment. To ensure the well-being and the safety of all dogs, your dog must socialize well with other dogs. See Details
New England Dog Biscuit Company Dog treats, food, collars, and toys. Some of the dog treats are made in store. See Details
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
Wilson Mountain Reservation Wilson Mountain Reservation is pet-friendly. This 207-acre park offers visitors a number of stunning views from hilltops around the park. Wildlife lovers will be amazed at the diversity of the animals that live in the park, adjoined by a number of paths. Dogs are welcome around the park on a leash, as long as all mess is cleaned up after them. Wilson Mountain Reservation is open every day of the week from sunrise to sunset. See Details
Mighty Squirrel Brewing Co Mighty Squirrel Brewing Co in Waltham, MA is a brewery with pet-friendly seating outside. Although Mighty Squirrel doesn't have a kitchen, they host a rotating list of food trucks, with multiple eateries on wheels on site during the weekends. Check out their website for upcoming events and live music. See Details
Middlesex Fells Reservation Middlesex Fells Reservation is a dog-friendly, 2,500-acre park on the outskirts of Boston. With a diverse landscape of rocky hills, meadows, wetlands, forests, ponds, and panoramic vistas, the park is a favorite spot for mountain bikers. This area welcomes pets as long as they are kept on leash. There is an area where it is acceptable to let your dog off leash and it is indicated by signage. Those seeking a moderately challenging hike with Fido can descend upon the Skyline Outer Reservoir Loop. This 7 mile route across a great variety of terrain guides hikers past countless rugged rocky outcrops and winds through typically suburban neighborhoods. See Details