Dog Friendly Activities in Northampton, MA

There are 2 dog friendly activities in Northampton, and 27 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 Northampton.

Pet Friendly Connecticut River Greenway State Park
Connecticut River Greenway State Park Dogs are welcome to join their owners at Connecticut River Greenway State Park. This pet-friendly recreation site links together a number of parks, open spaces, scenic vistas, and historic sites. You are welcome to bring Fido on a leash to explore the greenway with you, taking in the nature trail along the way. Visitors may be lucky enough to spot songbirds, Northern Cardinal, Goldfinch, American Robin, Crows, Morning Dove, and Woodpeckers making nests in the area. Dogs who love the water will be pleased to know that there are a number of river access points along the greenway route. To preserve the cleanliness of the waterways and surrounding paths, owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind by their pets. Connecticut River Greenway State Park is open every day of the week from sunrise to sunset. See Details
Pet Friendly Smith Vocational Agricultural Fields
Smith Vocational Agricultural Fields Smith Vocational Agricultural Fields is Northampton's unofficial dog park. Local dogs and their owners can often be found walking along the trails and through the meadows of this hidden gem. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind and to make sure their dogs are under control. See Details
Dufresne Park Your pet will love to explore this park with you while on-leash, or let them run free in the fenced dog run on the hill. A great place for some daily exercise. See Details
Agawam Dog Park This spacious, fenced park offers separate areas for large and small (up to 25 lbs) dogs, fitness equipment, water fountains, and benches. See Details
Holyoke Dog Park Fenced in dog park in Holyoke MA at the Wyatt Harper Park, Community Field off 91. There are 2 waste disposal stations with baggies to pick up after your dog and a Aluminum bench. There isn't any water on site so bring water with you. There are a few small trees but once they do grow it will have some good shade. See Details
Norwottuck Rail Trail The Norwottuck Rail 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 Belchertown! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Norwottuck Rail 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
Amethyst Brook Conservation Area Very nice series of trails through woods along Amethyst Brook and Mt. Orient. Most of the trails end up in N. Amherst if you're up for a long hike. Lots of friendly dog owners here. The rules say off leash only before 10 am. Know your dog and his/her social abilities and most folks keep them off leash. See Details
Norwottuck Rail Trail The Norwottuck Rail 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 Amherst! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Norwottuck Rail 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
Westfield Dog Park Bring Fido to the Westfield Dog Park, a safe and fun environment for all dogs! This park is run by a group of volunteers dedicated to maintain a social off-leash dog park in Westfield. See Details
Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center is pet-friendly. Featuring 26 miles of carriage road width trails and 6 miles of single track trails, this is a great place to bring your pooch for a leashed walk. You'll find water available at outside faucets, too. Pets must be leashed and owners must clean up after their pets. Closed for pets during ski/snowshoe season. See Details
Manhan Rail Trail The Manhan Rail 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 Easthampton! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Manhan Rail 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
Canalside Trail The Canalside 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 Deerfield! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Canalside 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
Canalside Trail The Canalside 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 Turners Falls! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Canalside 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
Paws Park Located at Green River Park, Paws Park offers two enclosed play areas for dogs. The areas include agility elements, shade, a drinking fountain, and benches for dog owners. See Details
Mount Holyoke Range State Park Dogs are welcome to join their owners at Mount Holyoke Range State Park in Amherst, Massachusetts. This 3,000-acre park features a stunning seven mile mountain range, streams, wetlands, woods, and thickets. You can explore all this and more on over thirty miles of blazed trails at the park. One of the most popular of these trails is Seven Sisters, an 8-mile hike through a series of summits and lookouts to the Holyoke Summit House. Pets are allowed on all of the trails if they are on a leash and all mess is cleaned up after them. Mount Holyoke Range State Park Hikers are welcome at the park from sunrise to sunset. See Details
Mittineaugue Park Hiking Trails Leashed dogs are welcome to walk on the hiking trails at Mittineague Park. See Details
Robinson State Park Leashed dogs are welcome on approximately 20 miles of trails in the park that are shared by walkers, hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders. Many of them offer scenic views of the Westfield River, including the 17-acre island west of the falls at Mittineague, which is one of the park's most picturesque spots. Daily Parking Fee: $8 MA Vehicle, $15 non-MA Vehicle. See Details
Mount Tom State Reservation Dogs are welcome to join their owners at Mount Tom State Reservation. Located just a stone's throw away from downtown Holyoke, this stunning park spans 2,161 acres of trees and rolling hills. There are 22 miles of trails to explore with your pooch, some of which lead to brilliant views of the Pioneer Valley in west-central Massachusetts. You are invited to bring your pooch with you to enjoy the many trails and picnic areas around the park, as long as they are on a leash and all mess is cleaned up after them. Mount Tom State Reservation is open every day of the week from sunrise to sunset. See Details
Hampton Ponds State Park Dogs are allowed to join their owners at Hampton Ponds State Park, where boating and angling are at the top of the agenda. Although most people enjoy getting out on the water of the pond, you and Fido will also discover a number of picnic spots with grills dotted around the shoreline. Pet owners are reminded to keep pooches on a leash for the duration of their visit and to clean up any mess that they leave behind. Hampton Ponds State Park is open every day of the week from sunrise to sunset. See Details
Mount Sugarloaf State Reservation Mount Sugarloaf State Reservation is pet-friendly. You can hop on a couple of different trails that lead to the summit of Mount Sugarloaf, offering amazing views of the Connecticut River Valley, the Valley Trail or the more challenging Pocumtuck Ridge Trail. There are a number of spots you can relax at with Fido for a picnic along the way. Pets are welcome on a leash under six feet, as long as owners clean up mess after them. Mount Sugarloaf State Reservation is open every day of the week from 9am until sunset. See Details
Amethyst Brook Conservation Area Amethyst Brook Conservation Area is pet-friendly. Plenty of activity for you and your dog. Walk the trails and meet many other friendly dogs. The brook water is clean so your dog can drink water and swim. Dogs must be leashed at all times except between the hours of dawn and 10am at the Mill River and Amethyst Brook Conservation Areas. Dogs off leash within these hours must be under voice control at all times. They are prohibited from the Puffer's Pond south beach. They are not allowed in the water of Puffer's Pond. See Details
Chicopee Memorial State Park Dogs are allowed to join their owners at Chicopee Memorial State Park. This 562-acre park used to be known as formerly the Cooley Brook Reservoir and Watershed, but was renamed to encourage people and their pooches to come and visit the stunning area. Visitors love swimming, fishing, and picnicking by the centerpiece of the park, the pond. Fido is welcome on a leash, as long as owners clean up after their pets. The park is open every day of the week, Memorial Day - Labor Day from 9am to 7pm; and every day of the week from Labor Day to Memorial Day from 8am to 4pm. See Details
Deerfield River Portage Deerfield River Portage is pet-friendly. The river ride takes 2.5 - 5.5 hours a week depending on water levels. The river runs through a pristine canyon with no houses and very few people. It is a gorgeous way to spend a day with your pooch by your side. Full service river tubing includes parking, transportation to and from the river, tubes, life jackets, and towel service at pick-up. The fee for full service is $63 per person and $50 for youth. See Details
Wentworth Farm Wentworth Farm is pet-friendly. This old farm turned conservation area is great for walking and socializing dogs. The old fields are kept as open meadows with well-worn trails, including loops around said fields, multiple spots to hang out by the Fort River, and trails that connect to Stanley St, Old Farm Rd, Kestrel Ln, and to the adjacent Brickyard Conservation Area. The pond has beavers and herons if you like to view wildlife, and is a popular fishing and ice-skating spot. See Details