Other Dog Activities in Boston, MA

There are 9 other dog friendly attractions in Boston. 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 Boston.

Pet Friendly Boston Water Taxi
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
Pet Friendly Charles River Canoe & Kayak
Charles River Canoe & Kayak Charles River Canoe & Kayak allows you to take your dog in their boats (no extra fee). Some locations even have life jackets you can borrow for your dog! Hours vary by location, but the season runs from May through mid-October. Tours start at $49 for adults and $45 for children. Rentals start at $17 per hour or $68 per day. See Details
Jamaica Pond Jamaica Pond is in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. You are welcome to bring Fido on a leash to enjoy the dog-friendly 1.5 mile path that surrounds the pond. The area was first included in Boston's "Emerald Necklace" of parks in 1892 and has long been a draw for people going for a run or just a wander around the water. If you're coming by car, you can find parking on Perkins Street, located on the pond's west side. See Details
Pope John Paul II Park Reservation Bring Fido with you to enjoy the trails and picnic spots at Pope John Paul II Park Reservation. This pretty park has been restored and cleaned up recently, so now visitors can access the paved trails adjacent to the water in the park. Ornithologists will love the reservation because of the diverse array of bird life that call the area home, including ducks, egrets, herons, and plenty more. For the safety of the wildlife in the park and other visitors, owners are reminded to keep their pets on a leash and clean up any mess that they leave behind. Pope John Paul II Park Reservation is open every day of the week from dawn until dusk. See Details
Francis D. Martini Memorial Shell Park and Moynihan Recreation Area Francis D. Martini Memorial Shell Park and Moynihan Recreation Area is pet-friendly. Previously an outdoor theater, the recreational area is now home to athletic fields, a playground, and a spray deck. You can have a wander with your pooch and sit down at one of the picnic areas dotted around the park. The park is open every day of the week from sunrise to sunset. See Details
Neponset River Reservation The Neponset River Reservation in Boston, Massachusetts is dog-friendly. Extending from Milton to the Boston Harbor, this natural inlet is home to plenty of marshlands and freshwater wetlands. The 2-mile Quincy Riverwalk path is well worth taking Fido on for some walkies, with spectacular views of the estuary and the city of Boston. Dogs are welcome on a leash under six feet, as long as owners clean up after them to preserve the cleanliness of the waterways. Neponset River Reservation is open every day of the week from dawn until dusk. See Details
Lower Neponset River Trail Lower Neponset River Trail is a five-mile, pet-friendly trail that goes from Dorchester, MA into Milton, MA. You and your pooch can wander along the paved pathway that hugs the Neponset River, offering great views of the water stretching out beside the path. Dogs are welcome to join their owners on the trail, as long as they are on a leash and owners clean up any mess that they leave behind. Lower Neponset River Trail is open from dawn until dusk. See Details
Dorchester Brewing Co. Dogs are permitted at outdoor tables on Dorchester's pet-friendly lower patio. Here, you and your pooch will find 20 draft lines pouring pints of housemade suds and a selection of outside brews. They are open Sunday to Monday from 11:30am to 9:00pm, Tuesday through Thursday from 11:30am to 11:00pm, and Friday to Saturday from 11:30am to 12:30am. See Details
Southwest Corridor Park Southwest Corridor Park is pet-friendly. This popular urban park in Boston stretches over four miles in length, from Back Bay to Forest Hills. The paved pathways, totaling six miles, are an ideal walkies spot for dogs and their owners who want to get some exercise and explore together. When you're in the park, keep your dog on a leash for the safety of cyclists and other park users. Additionally, dog owners should clean up any mess that they leave behind to preserve the cleanliness of the trails. Southwest Corridor Park is open every day of the week from dawn until dusk. See Details
World's End World's End is a dog-friendly, hidden gem seaside park in Hingham, MA with plenty of hiking and waling trails. Little to no beach access, but there are well-groomed paths and gorgeous views of Boston Harbor. Leashed dogs are welcome. See Details
Daniel F. Ford Park at Emerson Garden Daniel F. Ford Park at Emerson Garden is part of Brookline's Green Dog Program and has off-leash hours from dawn until 9am. See Details
Navigation Brewing Company Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners at Navigation Brewing Company's taproom located at Western Avenue Studios. The dog-friendly brewery serves a variety of rotating craft beers made on-site, frequently features live music acts, and has food trucks serving food most days. Navigation Brewing Company is open Thursday 4pm - 9pm, Friday 5pm - 9pm, Saturday 2pm - 8pm, Sunday noon - 5pm. See Details
Great Brook Farm State Park Great Brook Farm State Park is pet-friendly. You and Fido can explore the 20 miles of trails together, many of which will take you on a tour of some important historical sites of the Native Americans who once called this area home. As you're wandering the park, you may also run across 17th-century cellar holes that have been leftover by English settlers. Dogs are welcome to join their owners on a leash under six feet, as long as owners clean up all mess after them. Great Brook Farm State Park is open every day of the week from sunrise to sunset. See Details
Elm Bank Reservation Elm Bank Reservation is a pretty, pet-friendly park in Wellesley, MA. Although dogs are not permitted in the gardens, Fido is welcome on the trails. The park is made up of woodlands, fields, and former estate property on the Charles River. Elm Bank Reservation is open every day of the week from sunrise to sunset. See Details
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
Widowmaker Brewery Leashed dogs are welcome at Widowmaker Brewery on Thursdays and Sundays (only). Dogs are not allowed to be at the bar, they must sit at a table or one of its many sidewall bars. Dog owners can find Widowmaker's up-to-date taproom draft list on its official website. Complimentary snack stations are set up, and the Brewery encourages guests to bring their own food or order in. See Details
Oak & Iron Brewing Co. Oak & Iron Brewing Co. is dog-friendly! Dogs are welcome outside in the beer garden of this microbrewery overlooking the Shawsheen River in Andover. Oak & Iron Brewing serves 4-, 12-, and 16-ounce pours and flights of craft beer. Snacks are also available. Oak & Iron Brewing is open Thursday 4pm - 8pm, Friday 4pm - 9pm, Saturday 1pm - 9pm, Sunday 1pm - 6pm. See Details
Harold Parker State Forest Harold Parker State Forest is dog-friendly. You can bring Fido with you to enjoy 35 miles of trails that weave around woodland adjacent to 11 pretty ponds. The forests in this park are made up of hardwood, hemlock, and white pine. For a nice easy trail, you can hop on the Yellow Diamond Trail, which takes you to and around Salem Pond. If one day isn't enough for you and your pooch, there are a number of campsites that allow dogs to stay with their owners overnight. Harold Parker State Forest is open every day of the week from sunrise to sunset. Dog owners must keep their pets on a leash for the duration of their visit to the park. To preserve the cleanliness of the ponds and trails, please clean up after your pets. Harold Parker State Forest is open every day of the week from sunrise to sunset. See Details
Quincy Quarries Reservation Quincy Quarries Reservation is dog-friendly. The home of the birth of the large scale granite industry, this park is no longer a quarry, but is now a mecca for rock climbers to hang out with their pooches. You and Fido are free to explore the park on the trails that weave around the jutting rocks all over. There are a number of picnic areas dotted around the park too. Dog owners are reminded to keep their pets on a leash for the duration of their visit and to preserve the cleanliness of the park by cleaning up after them. Quincy Quarries Reservation is open every day of the week from dawn until dusk. See Details
Bradley Palmer State Park Bradley Palmer State Park is pet-friendly. You can bring Fido with you to enjoy this former estate, featuring 721-acres of pretty meadows and forests that can be explored on pine needled paths that weave around the area. Unfortunately, pets are not permitted inside any of the buildings located at the park. Bradley Palmer State Park is open every day of the week from sunrise to sunset. See Details
Hemlock Gorge Reservation Hemlock Gorge Reservation is pet-friendly. Spanning 23 acres along the Charles River, this spot offers stunning views of the water below. The main attraction is Echo Bridge, an historic structure that offers stunning views. You can bring Fido with you to enjoy a picnic at the park or to wander on the bridge. Dogs are welcome to join you around the area on a leash under six feet, as long as owners clean up any mess that they leave behind. Hemlock Gorge Reservation is open every day of the week from sunrise to sunset. See Details
Hammond Pond Reservation Dogs are welcome at Hammond Pond Reservation in Chestnut Hill, Ma. There are dozens of hiking trails for you and Fido to enjoy together, weaving in and out of the woods surrounding the centerpiece of the park, Hammond Pond. This area is also popular among rock climbers because of the formations of sandstone conglomerate and roxbury puddingstone. Dog owners are reminded to keep their pets on a leash for the duration of their visit and to preserve the park's cleanliness by cleaning up after pets. Hammond Pond Reservation is open every day of the week from sunrise to sunset. See Details
Farnham-Connolly State Park Dogs are allowed to join their owners at Farnham-Connolly State Park. Located at the former Canton Airport, this six-acre park is a great place to come and hang out with your pooch. There are a number of paved trails that loop around the recreation areas of the park, taking in the diverse array of plants alongside the Neponset River. This area is also home to lots of different wetland wildlife for you to discover. Farnham-Connolly State Park is open every day of the week from dawn until dusk. See Details
Witch Pix Bring Fido to Witch Pix in downtown Salem for a fun, Halloween-themed pet-friendly photoshoot. Witch Pix provides costume styling for humans for each session but you'll need to bring your dog's costume. Also, notate online in your reservation notes that one of the subjects will be a dog. Dogs should be well-behaved and in the photos with their owners. If you are planning for a pet-friendly photography session in October, please do not book a Saturday or Sunday. Sessions last 30 minutes and prices start from $41 for one digital image. See Details