Dog Friendly Activities in Framingham, MA

There are 4 dog friendly activities in Framingham, and 95 more nearby. 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 Framingham.

Pet Friendly Callahan State Park
Callahan State Park Callahan State Park is a 820-acre day use area located in Northwest Framingham. Callahan has seven miles of marked trails and is used for activities including fishing, hiking, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing. Within the park are nearly 100 acres of open fields, 70 acres of which are currently under an agricultural lease. Dogs are permitted on leash only. Make sure to clean up after your dog in all areas of the park including the trails. See Details
Pet Friendly Cushing Memorial Park
Cushing Memorial Park Cushing Memorial Park is pet-friendly. This property was originally a military hospital site that spanned 100-acres. Today, the park is 67.5-acres and contains lots of paved pathways for you to walk with your pooch. Other features of the park include a 911 Memorial, flower gardens, benches, birdhouses, gazebos, a keyhole garden, and lots of shady spots to pause with your hot dog for a moment. See Details
Cochituate Brook Reservation Trail Cochituate Brook Reservation Trail is pet-friendly. This trail spans 27-miles in total and is great for walking with your leashed pup. The area is clean and quite, with a bench halfway along for people and pups to rest and recuperate. The paved trail makes it accessible for all levels of walker and all ages of dog. The trees on either side of the trail provide a great deal of shade on sunnier days. See Details
Exhibit 'A' Brewing Company Exhibit 'A' Brewing Company is pet-friendly. Dogs are welcome to enjoy the beer garden. Their owners can indulge in a nice brew prepared in the brewery. Their brewery invites you to sample the liquid evidence for yourself. The taproom hours are Wednesday to Thursday from 3pm to 9pm, Friday to Saturday from 12pm to 11pm, and Sunday from 12pm to 6pm. Beer Garden Hours are Friday to Saturday from 12pm to 10pm and Sunday from 12pm to 6pm. See Details
Cat Rock Park Your pet will love to frolic and play off-leash in this park with wooded trails and a swimming pond. Be careful as the park is unfenced. See Details
Wrentham Dog Park Unfortunately, Wrentham Dog Park is currently closed. Please contact the town of Wrentham to find out about any temporary restrictions due to COVID-19. 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
Ashland State Park State park that is open to dogs! Must be leashed and cannot be on the sand area, but there are plenty of walking trails and grassy areas to go with Fido. See Details
Thorndike Field NEW Off-Leash Dog Park in Arlington, MA! It just opened on May 21, 2012. See Details
Henry E. Cowdrey Nature Center 300 acres of pet-friendly conservation land with beautiful hiking trails. There is a nice brook running through the middle too. See Details
Beaver Brook Reservation Pets are welcome on-leash on the trails at this lovely Waltham reservation, which includes ponds and a cascading waterfall. See Details
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Get cultured alongside your four-legged friend at this Boston-area sculpture museum full of unusual pieces. Pets welcome on-leash. DeCordova fosters the creation, exhibition, and exploration of contemporary art through our exhibitions, learning opportunities, and unique park setting. See Details
Tractor Supply Co. Dogs are always welcome in Tractor Supply. Just keep them on a leash and, if they do have an accident, make sure to clean up after them. See Details
Vietnam Veteran's Park This scenic Billerica park is especially beautiful in the fall, when the foliage turns to stunning shades. Pets are welcome to join you on-leash. 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
Reformatory Branch Trail The Reformatory Branch 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 Concord! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Reformatory Branch 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
Purgatory Chasm Just 45 min from downtown Boston! A unique natural landmark, Purgatory Chasm runs for a quarter of a mile between granite walls rising as high as 70 feet. Popular with picnickers and rock-climbers alike, the Chasm is believed to have its origin in the sudden release of dammed-up glacial meltwater near the end of the last Ice Age, approximately 14,000 years ago. Trails lead to a wide variety of rock formations, with such romantic names as The Corn Crib, The Coffin, The Pulpit, Lovers' Leap and Fat Man's Misery. An adventurous playground, equipped with a play structure, swings and a merry-go-round, is now located near the visitor center. Please be aware chasm rocks and slopes are slippery and deceiving. Wear rubber soled shoes or hiking boots. Please stay away from the edges of the chasm. It is not recommended to hike the chasm after or during inclement weather due to extremely slippery rocks. Well behaved dogs are welcome, but must be leashed at all times. "My two dogs loved the area. The were like two gazelles bouncing from one rock to another. There were kids all over to say hi to and get a nice pet from. And we saw tons of other dogs." says Jonathan Cleveland after his first visit to the chasm with his two mutts Bobo and Buddy. "This was our first time here and we will be back, specially since it is only 45 min from Boston. We even finished the day off with a nice picnic overlooking the chasm." See Details
Waltham Dog Ranch New dog park in waltham! Totally fenced in...with poop bags and obstacles... There are bowls provides, but bring your own water... There's separate areas for small (<30lbs) and large dogs... Take metropolitan parkway (across from forest st) off trapelo road....follow it up a hill...the park is behind the old metropolitan state hospital admissions building. See Details
Southern New England Trunkline Trail The Southern New England Trunkline 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 Franklin! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Southern New England Trunkline 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
Noanet Woodlands This Dover public park is wildly popular with local dog-owners. Noanet Woodlands welcomes up to two dogs per person, and pets must remain on-leash. The Lower Mill Pond is not pet friendly, and guests are asked to not allow their dogs to approach others. The adjacent Powisset Farm does not allow pets. See Details
Doe Orchards Doe Orchards is a pet friendly, pick-your-own orchard with 25 acres of apples, 2 acres of blueberries and raspberries, and 10 acres of cut-your-own Christmas trees. A wide variety of apples fill the orchards including Cortland, Gala, Fuji, Red Delicious, Macoun and many more. The Doe Orchard Stand offers pre-picked peaches, apples, blueberries, raspberries, pumpkins and gourds in the respective seasons. The stand also offers local honey, cider, and maple syrup. Leashed pets are welcome to join the rest of the family on a trip to Doe Orchards. See Details
Tuft's Farm Field The fields for Tuft's veterinary school are open for dog walkers. There is 60 acres available for on leash walking and a fenced off 5 acre area for off leash. Dog's are required to register with the campus police officer. Registration is free for Grafton and Westboro residents and $15 otherwise. See website for more info: http://vet.tufts.edu/farm_field/ See Details
Hopkinton State Park Hiking trails, picnic areas, and landing area that permits dogs on leash. (Beaches do not permit dogs). Check if Kayak rentals permit pets. See Details