Dog Friendly Activities in Portsmouth, NH

There are 5 dog friendly activities in Portsmouth, and 87 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 Portsmouth.

Pet Friendly Peirce Island Off Leash Area
Peirce Island Off Leash Area Peirce Island is a dog-friendly outdoor recreational area located in Portsmouth, NH. The island features 27 acres filled with tidal pools, salt marshes, meadows and rocky cliffs. Dogs are welcome off leash in a number of areas at the island including dog-friendly trails. A map of off-leash areas is available online. See Details
Pet Friendly South Mill Pond Off-Leash Dog Area
South Mill Pond Off-Leash Dog Area The South Mill Pond Off-Leash Dog Area features a fenced-in, double-gated enclosure where dogs of all sizes can play together in Portsmouth, NH. There is a surrounding unfenced off-leash area that borders the west end of the pond as well. Dogs in the park must be spayed or neutered. See Details
Urban Forestry Center Urban Forestry Center offers dog-friendly hiking trails in Portsmouth, NH. The trails are popularly used for hiking, running, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. The paths in the Urban Forestry Center give visitors views of native wildflowers, hardwood forests and a tidal saltmarsh. Fido is welcome to join you on the trails, but dogs must be kept on a leash. See Details
Your Local Guide to Portsmouth NH 'Your Local Guide to Portsmouth NH' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Neil. Please contact host prior to booking so accommodations can be made if bringing a dog along. You and your pooch will meet with your local tour guide host to chat about the area and your interests. You will then take a walk around the town, learning about and discovering places along the way such as local establishments, the landscape of the town, theater and entertainment, current events, water and outdoor activities, and more. The experience lasts 1 hour and can accommodate up to 4 guests ages 15 and up. If you have teens or kids under 18, they can come along and are not required to pay. Rates start at $25 per person. See Details
Portsmouth - Explore Modern Street Art 'Portsmouth - Explore Modern Street Art' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Neil. You and your pooch will take a guided walking tour to discover the beautiful street murals and stop for pictures at each one. The experience lasts 1 hour and can accommodate up to 6 guests ages 15 and up. Keep in mind this is an outdoor artwalk. Dress for the day's weather. Rates start at $25 per person. See Details
Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge The Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge is a pet-friendly place in Wells, ME. Bring Fido out for a walk in nature, among the 50 miles of beautiful coastline. The terrain is diverse with sandy beaches, rocky seashores, and lush forests. Be sure to clean up after your pup and keep them leashed while exploring. See Details
Ogunquit Dog Park The Ogunquit Dog Park is fully fenced with double gates and a separate area for small dogs in Ogunquit, ME. There is sun and shade, wood chips on the ground, and water available from the end of March through November. Local pups and visiting pooches are all welcome. See Details
Fort Foster Park Located on Gerrish Island in Kittery Point, pet-friendly Fort Foster Park offers three small but sandy beaches, an extensive trail system, restroom facilities in season, picnic areas and old military fortifications to explore. The park features an excellent view of the entrance to Portsmouth Harbor, including Whaleback Light, Portsmouth Harbor Light and Fort Constitution. Leashed dogs are welcome, and day passes are available for purchase at the gatehouse. See Details
Wells Beach Wells Beach is a pet-friendly spot for Fido in Wells, ME. From April 1 until June 15, dogs must be leashed and under control of a responsible person at all times. From June 15 until September 15, dogs are only permitted on the beach from 6:00 PM until 8:00 AM and they must be leashed and under control of a responsible person. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind to preserve the cleanliness of the beach for others. See Details
Plum Island Point Beach Plum Island Point Beach is a pet-friendly beach in Newburyport, MA. Dogs are welcome to join their owners on the beach without a leash from October 15th to May 15th. Unfortunately, pups are never allowed on the Plum Island Refuge. The off-leash section of the beach is by the lighthouse and Captain's Lady. Dogs are not permitted on the beach from May 15th through October 15th. See Details
Maudslay State Park Maudslay State Park is a beautiful pet-friendly area in Newburyport, MA. This park is perfect for spending time exploring the trails with Fido. The area is home to 19th century gardens, rolling meadows, towering pines and one of the largest naturally-occurring stands of mountain laurel in the state. When the plants are in bloom, the gardens offer a stunning array of colors that have to be seen to be believed. Dogs are welcome to join their owners around the park on a leash, as long as all mess is cleaned up after them. See Details
Drake's Island Drake's Island in Wells, ME, is pet-friendly. From April 1 until June 15, dogs must be leashed and under control of a responsible person at all times. From June 15 until September 16, dogs are only permitted on the beach from 6pm until 8am and they must be leashed and under control of a responsible person. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind to preserve the cleanliness of the beach for others. See Details
Long Sands Beach Long Sands Beach is a lovely pet-friendly beach in York, ME. Pets are welcome after 6 pm and before sunrise, May 20th through September 20th. Enjoy taking a stroll with Fido on 1.5 miles of sandy beach. Pets must be leashed and cleaned up after during your visit. See Details
Wiggly Bridge The pet-friendly Wiggly Bridge welcomes Fido to join you for a stroll at this famous attraction in York, ME. Experience the wiggle of the walking bridge while enjoying scenic views of the river and surrounding foliage in this popular coastal town. Remember to leash and clean up after your pets, and note that the bridge is accessible year round, but it's not maintained for winter use. See Details
Finestkind Scenic Cruises Enjoy the beauty of Ogunquit's shoreline with Fido as you view the Nubble Lighthouse, learn more about the life of a lobsterman, or enjoy a breakfast or cocktail cruise. These pet-friendly tours out of Ogunquit, ME point out many scenic places of interest along the coast. Well-behaved pets are welcome aboard this trip for no additional fee. See Details
Vaughan Woods State Park Dogs are allowed to join their owners on the trails at Vaughan Woods State Park in South Berwick, ME. This pet-friendly public recreation area is a 165-acre forested tract along the banks of Salmon Falls River. There are 3 miles of hiking trails that loop through old-growth stands of pine and hemlock. Pets must be cleaned up after and kept on a four-foot leash. See Details
Moseley Woods Moseley Woods along the Merrimack River in Newburyport, MA, offers several dog-friendly trails. Dogs are permitted off leash throughout the park with the exception of the playground, pavilion, and picnic areas. Please visit the park's website for a complete list of rules. See Details
Dover Community Trail Dover Community Trail in Dover, NH, is a dog-friendly, 3-mile round trip trail that follows former railroad bed and provides public access to protected greenways along the Cochecho and Bellamy Rivers. The in-town section of the trail provides a pedestrian and bicycle friendly connection between downtown, the Dover Middle and High School campuses and Bellamy Park. Rural extensions of the trail provide areas for bicycling, hiking, bird watching, and fishing along the rivers. See Details
Mount Agamenticus Your leashed pup is welcome on the well-marked, dog-friendly trails with lovely mountain views at Mount Agamenticus in York, ME. This popular spot is great for hiking with Fido while enjoying the diverse plant and animals species in this unique coastal forest. See Details
Salisbury Beach State Reservation Leashed dogs are welcome during the off-season at Salisbury Beach State Reservation in Salisbury, MA. This state beach is pet-friendly from September 16th to March 31st. This popular beach overlooks the point at which the Merrimack River feeds the Atlantic Ocean, offering a stunning spot to spend time. See Details