Dog Friendly Activities in New Bedford, MA

There are 4 dog friendly activities in New Bedford, and 34 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 New Bedford.

Pet Friendly Captain Jack Peterson Dog Park
Captain Jack Peterson Dog Park Captain Jack Peterson Dog Park is a popular fenced park for off-leash exercise in New Bedford, MA. Established in 2018, this members-only park requires an annual fee and entry fob, but it offers lots of memorable features to make Fido feel at home, including a fire hydrant and picnic benches. Dogs must be at least four months old to enjoy the park and have up-to-date vaccinations. See Details
Pet Friendly Fort Taber Park
Fort Taber Park Fort Taber Park welcomes leashed dogs at this pet-friendly historic fort in New Bedford, MA. Featuring a 50-acre waterfront park that provides over a mile of ocean frontage, this spot is sure to be a big hit with Fido. Enjoy a walk on over one mile of walking paths near the shore. Pets must be cleaned up after during their visit, and a parking pass is required. See Details
Brooklawn Park Brooklawn Park is a dog-friendly recreational haven for residents seeking some exercise and fresh air in New Bedford, MA. This city-owned park attracts kids, families, and active adults who want to take a walk with their pets through woods, fields and on paved walking paths. See Details
New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park Bring Fido along for a visit to New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park. Located in New Bedford, MA, this pet-friendly historic destination offers one-hour walking tours from May to October. The tour will bring you up and down cobblestone streets past restored whaling mansions, the custom house and the Seaman's Bethel, made famous in the novel Moby Dick. Leashed dogs are allowed in the garden area, but pets are not permitted inside the park visitor center. See Details
The Knob Enjoy scenic views and wildlife viewing at The Knob, a dog-friendly nature area in Falmouth, MA. The trails follow along the shoreline and offers impressive views of Quissett Harbor and Buzzards Bay. The Knob is a popular spot for sunset watching and birding. Please leash and clean up after your pets on the trails. See Details
Massasoit State Park Dogs are welcome to join their owners at Massasoit State Park in East Taunton, MA. The park is home to a number of trails that weave around the pretty ponds located in the area. The best time of year to visit is in the fall, when the scarlet cranberry bogs and pine trees turn to stunning shades of contrasting colors. Pets must be leashed and cleaned up after during their visit. See Details
Gooseberry Island Public Boat Launch Leashed dogs are allowed at Gooseberry Island Public Boat Launch, a pet-friendly rocky beach in Westport, MA. This paved ramp offers scenic views of the Massachusetts' coastline. Pups can even enjoy a swim in the shallow waters adjacent to the rocky beach. Please note that the nearby Horseneck Beach State Reservation does not allow dogs from April 1st through September 15th, so be cautious of how far you and Fido stray from the boat ramp during the summer months. See Details
Lucky Goat Brewing Lucky Goat Brewing is a dog-friendly brewery in Wareham, MA. Fido is welcome to join you at a table on the outdoor patio. Try selections from mild to wild, like the experimental "Wild Kid Sour Saison" series in original, mango, strawberry, and cherry flavors. See Details
Dartmouth Dog Park Bring Fido to Dartmouth Dog Park, a safe place for dogs to play off leash in North Dartmouth, MA. This fenced dog park has a ramp, mounds to explore, sand pits, a pipe, benches for owners to sit at and an open space for pooches to hang out in. The area surrounding the dog park is picturesque and well worth exploring with Fido on a leash. See Details
Nasketucket Bay State Reservation Dogs are welcome at Nasketucket Bay State Reservation in the tongue-twisting town of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts. You and Fido will discover 209 acres of wooded trails, open fields and rocky shoreline. Pets are allowed on the dog-friendly trails around the park, as long as they are on a leash under six feet and all mess is cleaned up after them. See Details
Wareham Pack Walkers Wareham Pack Walkers is a dog-friendly activity group in Wareham, MA. Group members can participate in free pack walks, playgroups, meetups and holiday events. For those looking for more than socialization, Wareham Pack Walkers offers group or private obedience training. Join this excellent program to help you and Fido make great friends. See Details
PetSmart PetSmart in Swansea, MA, invites Fido to drop by and check out the selection of delicious treats. The store carries everything Fido could ever possibly want or need, from high quality dog food to apparel. The store also offers grooming services. See Details
Steamship Authority Steamship Authority is pet-friendly. Established in 1960, the Steamship Authority has long been the fastest and funnest way of getting to and from Martha’s Vineyard. Before you set sail from the terminal at Woods Hole on Cape Cod, cashiers at the ticket booth have been known to stock treats and bowls of water. Once onboard, stay on the outer deck or in your car with four-legged passengers. There are two Steamship Authority terminals on the island in Vineyard Haven, also known as Tisbury, and Oaks Bluff. Round trip tickets start at $19 for humans and dogs travel for free. Check their website for updated schedules. See Details
Lloyd Center for the Environment Bring your pet to explore the beautiful trails at dog-friendly Lloyd Center for the Environment in South Dartmouth, MA. Pups are welcome off leash before 10am and after 3pm, but they must remain on a leash if visiting during the day. Dogs must be cleaned up after and are not permitted in the Raptor Zone. See Details
Freetown-Fall River State Forest Freetown-Fall River State Forest is dog friendly. Located within the Bridgewater Triangle of Assonet, MA, this forest sprawls out over 5,000 acres across the Massachusetts back-country. The area is not for the faint-hearted, however, as it's long been known as a spooky and mysterious place, stretching all the way back to the tumultuous times of Native tribes and early settlers. You can explore this stunning place along 25 miles of trails, but make sure Fido remains on a leash for the duration of your visit. See Details
Greenvale Vineyards Greenvale Vineyards in Portsmouth, RI, is dog friendly. Fido is allowed on the tasting room patio as long as he is leashed, well-behaved and cleaned up after. This sixth generation family-run vineyard offers wine flights and hosts food trucks seasonally. See Details
Fall River Heritage State Park Fall River Heritage State Park is a pet-friendly recreation area in Fall River, MA. This historic site spreads out over 14 acres beside the Charles M. Braga Jr. Memorial Bridge on Battleship Cove, home of the World War II battleship USS Massachusetts. Dogs are invited to join their owners for a walk along the Taunton River. Along the way, you can enjoy a picnic in the large meadow at the park. See Details
Brewery 44 Brewery 44 welcomes Fido to join you for a drink in Carver, MA. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are always welcome in their taproom, outside beer garden and lounge. They specialize in small batch craft beers and seltzer. Stop by to enjoy a beverage with your best friend, and check out their rotating selection of food trucks and entertainment. See Details
Running Brook Vineyard & Winery Running Brook Vineyard & Winery is a dog-friendly venue in Dartmouth, MA. Fido is welcome to join you at a table on the patio. The winery offers glasses of wine and flights on the patio on a first come, first served basis, and you are welcome to bring your own snacks. See Details
Nobska Lighthouse Nobska Lighthouse in the Woods Hole settlement is a pet-friendly landmark. Dogs are not allowed inside the lighthouse, but are welcome to explore the grounds outside along the coastline in Falmouth, MA. See Details