Dog Friendly Activities in Franklin, MA

There are 4 dog friendly activities in Franklin, and 96 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 Franklin.

Pet Friendly Southern New England Trunkline Trail
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
Pet Friendly Franklin Dog Park
Franklin Dog Park Excellent fenced in (double-gated) dog park- great playground next to it for kids- large area for dogs- clean-up supplies and disposal bins- picnic tables, trees and rocks- really nice See Details
Fairmont Fruit Farm Fido is welcome to join you at Fairmont Fruit Farm to pick apples in the orchards. They are open all year round and offer a variety of fresh produce, including free range eggs, dairy products, baked goods and even products made by other local vendors. During apple season, Fairmont Fruit Farm is open on weekends from 10am to 4pm and on weekdays from 1pm to 5pm. See Details
Franklin State Forest Dogs are welcome at Franklin State Forest in Massachusetts. This 843-acre park is under-developed to preserve the beauty of nature, and can be explored on the numerous miles of trails and fire roads that weave around the area. You and Fido can also access the Southern New England Trunkline Trail, a 22-mile, pet-friendly trail through Franklin and beyond. Dogs are welcome to join their owners throughout the park on a leash under six feet, as long as all mess is cleaned up after them. The park is open every day of the week from dawn until dusk. 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
Attleboro Dog Park The site of the Attleboro Dog Park is a piece of land off of Pond Street in Attleboro Dimensions of the area are 260' x 75'. Four sided fencing has finally been installed. A sign will be constructed leading people into the park. It's a nice flat area that we believe the dogs will love. 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
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
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
Rustic Tri View Drive In Open every summer since 1951! The Rustic Drive In allows all well-behaved, Non-Aggressive Dogs. They must remain leashed at all times and are not allowed in the restrooms or snack bar area. There is an area to walk them and a doggie sundae available at the soft serve ice cream shop! Great place to enjoy a movie with your furry friend! See Details
Corey Hill Outlook Park This park on Summit ave isn't very big. It is mainly a huge hill with a gorgeous view of the river and cambridge. They even have a human scale sundial at the top. The hill is packed with sun bathers in the warm weather and children sledding in the winter; however in the morning, as long as it is before 9am, your dog may be off the leash. It is used primarily by residents during these off leash hours. Your dog can still be at the park during the day, as long as they are leashed. Make sure to not bring your dog on the side where the children's playground is. Dogs are forbidden there. It's a great spot to swing by before you walk down Summit Ave. to walk your pup through Coolidge Corner's many dog friendly coffee shops and pet stores! See Details
Pawtucket Dog Park Pawtucket Dog Park features a seperate enclosed area for both small and large dogs. The grassy field was formerly home to the Slater Park Lawn Bowling Club. Running water is available. 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
Dexter Training Grounds Dexter Training Grounds is pet-friendly. The park is not fenced, but you will often find pups learning new tricks off-leash in the space anyway. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess left behind and make sure dogs are under voice control. 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
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
Larz Anderson Park Larz Anderson Park is part of the GreenDog Program. Dogs are not always permitted off-leash at this park. Dogs must meet certain criteria and be registered in the program to be allowed off-leash during the designated hours. At Larz Anderson, there is a small area of the park where Fido is welcome to play off-leash during these hours. There is an annual fee for using this service of $50 for residents and $100 for non-residents. Daily and weekly permits are also available. The off-leash hours are from dawn until 1pm from March through November and dawn until dusk from December through February. 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
Providence: Improbable Narrative 'Providence: Improbable Narrative' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Peter. You and Fido will set out on a guided walking tour of Providence and see colonial sites, sculptures, hidden gardens are more. Hear some history of the area and why Roger Williams called Rhode Island a "lively experiment." Please keep in mind that dogs may not be allowed inside some shops that the tour visits. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 8 guests ages 13 and up. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Be prepared for the hills. Wear running or hiking shoes. Rates start at $25 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
Mount Pisgah Conservation Area Small mountain in rural Northborough, MA. On-leash dogs are welcome. Bring doggy bags because you have to clean up after your pet. See Details