Other Dog Activities in Needham, MA

There’s 1 other dog friendly attraction in Needham, and 39 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 Needham.

Pet Friendly Cutler Park Reservation
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
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
Callahan State Park Callahan State Park is a 820-acre day use area located in Northwest Framingham. Callahan has seven miles of marked trails and is used for activities including fishing, hiking, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing. Within the park are nearly 100 acres of open fields, 70 acres of which are currently under an agricultural lease. Dogs are permitted on leash only. Make sure to clean up after your dog in all areas of the park including the trails. See Details
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
Hopkinton State Park Hiking trails, picnic areas, and landing area that permits dogs on leash. (Beaches do not permit dogs). Check if Kayak rentals permit pets. See Details
Samuel Adams Brewery Boston While dogs are typically allowed on the outdoor patio; pets are temporarily restricted from the patio. *** Call ahead to find out about any temporary restrictions due to COVID-19. *** 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
Elm Bank Reservation Elm Bank Reservation is a pretty, pet-friendly park in Wellesley. The Gardens at Elm Bank, home of Massachusetts Horticultural Society, is one of the main attractions of the park. These pretty gardens made up of flower beds, fountains, and pathways occupy 36 acres of Elm Bank Reservation. The rest of 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
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
Boating in Boston Boating in Boston is a boat rental service with six locations. This one is located in Hopkinton State Park, in Hopkinton, MA. Pets are welcome on their boats along with their owners, and Boating in Boston even has some canine life jackets available for use with a rental! See Details
Cochituate State Park Water-loving pooches are welcome at Cochituate State Park. The main attraction at this park is Lake Cochituate, three adjoining ponds that are ideal for recreational boat users and anglers. For dogs who prefer to keep their paws dry, the Snake Brook Trail is an easy walk at just 1.5 miles in length on a flat surface to a brook. Dogs must be on a leash for the duration of their visit and to preserve the cleanliness of the park, owners are encouraged to clean up any mess that they leave behind. Cochituate State Park is open every day of the week from sunrise to sunset. 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
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. Thursday's hours are 12pm to 10pm, and Sunday's hours are 12pm to 6pm. See Details
Wrentham State Forest Dogs are welcome to join their owners at Wrentham State Forest in Wrentham, Massachusetts. The park covers 1,000 acres, and is home to numerous weaving trails through the woodland that can be accessed from the car park. One of the other perks of this park is the links to the Warner Trail, a 30-mile hiking trail through Norfolk County down to Rhode Island. Visitors should keep their pets on a leash for the duration of their visit and clean up any mess after them. Wrentham State Forest is open every day of the week from dawn until dusk. 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
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
Exhibit 'A' Brewing Company Exhibit 'A' Brewing Company is pet-friendly. Dogs are welcome to enjoy the beer garden. Their owners can indulge in a nice brew prepared in the brewery. Their brewery invites you to sample the liquid evidence for yourself. The taproom hours are Wednesday to Thursday from 3pm to 9pm, Friday to Saturday from 12pm to 11pm, and Sunday from 12pm to 6pm. Beer Garden Hours are Friday to Saturday from 12pm to 10pm and Sunday from 12pm to 6pm. 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
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
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
Stony Brook Reservation Dogs are welcome at Stony Brook Reservation, a small forest area in the middle of Boston. There are 12 miles of pretty trails that weave around this urban forest. At the center of the park, visitors will discover Turtle Pond, an ideal spot for some recreational angling. Fido can join you on a leash around the park and on the trails, as long as owners clean up any mess that they leave behind. The park 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
Fairmont Fruit Farm Fido is welcome to join you at Fairmont Fruit Farm to pick apples in the orchards. They are open all year round and offer a variety of fresh produce, including free range eggs, dairy products, baked goods and even products made by other local vendors. During apple season, Fairmont Fruit Farm is open on weekends from 10am to 4pm and on weekdays from 1pm to 5pm. See Details