Dog Friendly Activities in Woods Hole, MA

There are 2 dog friendly activities in Woods Hole, and 38 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 Woods Hole.

Pet Friendly Steamship Authority
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
Pet Friendly Shining Sea Bikeway
Shining Sea Bikeway The Shining Sea Bikeway 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 Woods Hole! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Shining Sea Bikeway. 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
Martha's Vineyard Bike Rentals Martha's Vineyard Bike Rentals in Edgartown, MA is dog-friendly. Pick up the pace with pedal power from Martha's Vineyard Bike Rentals. Reserve a bicycle and a Burley trailer for Fido and explore the island on two wheels. From the rental shop, take the Beach Road between Edgartown and Oak Bluffs and enjoy a six-mile cruise along a paved trail with the Nantucket Sound on one side and Sengekontacket Pond on the other. See Details
Captain Jack Peterson Dog Park Captain Jack Peterson Dog Park is a popular new dog park in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Established in 2018, this fresh park has lots of memorable features to make Fido feel at home, including a fire hydrant to relieve themselves on. You can rest your legs and make use of one of the picnic benches while Fido plays and makes new friends. Dogs must be at least four months old to enjoy the park and have up-to-date vaccinations. Captain Jack Peterson is a member only park. For city residents it is $25 annually plus a $10 fob fee, for non residents it is a $35 annual fee with a $10 fee for the fob. Captain Jack Peterson Dog Park is open every day of the week from 7am to 8pm. See Details
Sandy Neck Beach Your pet can come with you during the off-season (September 15 to May 15) as you explore one of the Cape's most popular beaches. Dogs must be leashed at all times, unless they are actively swimming. See Details
Bourne Farm Wonderful trail to walk your dogs around the cranberry bogs and through the trails by the herring run, located off of 28A and off of the bike path See Details
Island Queen Ferry The Island Queen Ferry will transport leashed dogs with you from Falmouth to Martha's Vineyard for no additional fee. See Details
Manuel F. Correllus State Forest This gorgeous Martha's Vineyard park is an oasis of natural beauty. Your pet is welcome to join you on-leash as you explore the beautiful walking trails. 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
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
Walking Tour of New Bedford Whaling National Park A guided walking tour of the Historic New Bedford Whaling District. The one hour tour is free and takes place several times a day in the summer months. The tour will bring you up and down restored cobblestone streets past restored whaling mansions, the custom house and the Seaman's Bethel made famous in the novel Moby Dick. See Details
Island Spirit Kayak Island Spirit Kayak welcomes your dog to join you on a kayaking adventure--whether you choose to explore on your own with a rental or join others on a tour. In addition to rentals, Island Spirit Kayak offers paddle board yoga, sunrise kayak tours, sunset and moonlight paddles, kid's kayak adventures, full moon trips, and more. They even offer doggie PFDs in all shapes and sizes! See Details
Tradewinds Field Preserve Tradewinds Field Preserve on Martha's Vineyard is pet-friendly. Owned by The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank, this 72-acre property consists of walking trails that wind through wooded areas and a vast open meadow. Visiting canines and Vineyard residents alike are welcome to explore the preserve, as long as you clean up after your pup and be mindful of hikers and joggers also using the land. The former grass-field airport still has the occasional small plane landing, so keep your eyes to the sky and make sure your pooch is good at recall. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. See Details
Falmouth Dog Park New dog park with large and small dogs areas See Details
Edgartown Lighthouse A nice hike out to the lighthouse in Edgartown Harbor. See Details
Norton Point Beach Pets are welcome on-leash on this beautiful beach before 9am and after 5pm in summer, or anytime in the off-season. Keep them away from posted nesting areas.

Many dogs and pets like the water as much as we do. However, some restrictions are necessary to enable all of us to use and enjoy the beach.
Dog and Pet Restrictions:

January 1– March 31 – No Restrictions;
April 1– May 14– Dogs and pets are prohibited within 100 yards of posted nesting habitat by federal and state regulation. The prohibition is enforced throughout the nesting season, which generally lasts from the beginning of April through the end of August. The Recreation Department will remove the signs as soon as possible after nesting is concluded.
May 15– August 30 - Dogs and pets are prohibited within 100 yards of posted nesting habitat by federal and state regulation AND Dogs and pets are prohibited on all beaches between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.;
September 1– September 15 - Dogs and pets are prohibited on all beaches between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.;
September 16– December 31 – No Restrictions

-Dog and pet excrement must be picked up and properly disposed of.
-There is a $50 fine for violation of Section 4 (Mass. General Law Section 161 Acts 1971).
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Mashpee Commons Mashpee Commons is a dog-friendly shopping destination in Mashpee, MA. Fido is welcome to stroll alongside you while on a leash. The sidewalks are wide and there is a large green space for relaxation. There are pet-friendly shops to visit like Hot Diggity and The Black Dog. Several of the restaurants allow dogs to accompany diners. See Details
Joseph Sylvia State Beach Joseph Sylvia State Beach in Edgartown, MA allows dogs on the beach from October 1 to March 31. During the month of September they are welcome before 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m. Pets are prohibited during summer months. Four-legged beach goers must be cleaned up after. The two miles of Nantucket Sound shoreline of State Beach is a very popular beach for families because there is a gradual slope into deeper water and the waves are usually small. See Details
Nasketucket Bay State Reservation Dogs are welcome at Nasketucket Bay State Reservation in the tongue twisting, Mattapoisett, Massachusetts. You and Fido will discover 209 acres of wooded trails, open fields, and rocky shoreline. Fido is allowed on the trails around the park, as long as they are on a leash under six feet and all mess is cleaned up after them. Nasketucket Bay State Reservation is open every day of the week from dawn until dusk. See Details
Woodneck Beach Woodneck Beach, located in Falmouth, MA, allows Fido to visit on a seasonal basis. The beach is open for use by dogs from October 1 to April 30 only. Between these dates, Fido can swim and accompany you on the beach. See Details
Lighthouse Beach Lighthouse Beach is pet-friendly. Dogs are welcome to join their owners on a sunrise or sunset stroll on this beach to nearby Fuller Street Beach. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind and to keep pups under control. Pets are permitted on leash on the beach before 9am and after 5pm. See Details
Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge is pet-friendly. This wildlife refuge on Chappaquiddick Island is owned and managed by The Trustees of Reservations. The refuge consists of 516 acres and includes the 1893 Cape Poge Lighthouse. Leashed dogs are welcome on the trails. See Details
East Chop Lighthouse East Chop Lighthouse is pet-friendly. Formally known as the Chocolate Lighthouse, East Chop Lighthouse was the first lighthouse on the island to receive telegraph signals. Dogs are welcome on the road outside to take a snap with the lighthouse in the background, but dogs are not allowed on the grounds or in the building. See Details