Dog Friendly Activities in Needham, MA

There’s 1 dog friendly activity in Needham, and 188 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 Needham.

Pet Friendly Cutler Park Reservation
Cutler Park Reservation Cutler Park Reservation is a 600-acre, pet-friendly freshwater marsh on the middle Charles River. Dogs are welcome to join their owners on the 1.5-mile Kendrick Pond Loop Trail, taking in the park's major highlights, it's also a great place for wildlife lovers to check out great blue herons, warblers, and hawks. Pets must be on a leash for the duration of their visit and owners are reminded to clean up any mess that they make after them. Cutler Park Reservation is open every day of the week from dawn until dusk. See Details
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
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
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
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
Carson Beach Leashed dogs are welcome on the beach offseason, from Labor Day through Memorial Day. 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
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
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
Thorndike Field NEW Off-Leash Dog Park in Arlington, MA! It just opened on May 21, 2012. 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
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
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
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
Squantum Point Park The old Naval Air Station has paved paths along the old runways, and one unpaved path, to a beach at the northwest tip of the peninsula. This small beach is 1/2 mile from the parking lot and lies across Dorchester Bay from UMass. There is a leash requirement in the park, but friendly dogs play and swim at the beach when there are no other people there. PLEASE ALWAYS clean up after your dog so that we can continue to use this spot! There are trash barrels but you have to bring your own bag. 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
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
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
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
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
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
Pawsh Dog Boutique Dogs are always welcome at Pawsh! Stop in for a sniff! See Details