Dog Friendly Activities in Massachusetts

Don’t leave Fido in the hotel room when you’re on vacation. Get out and play! No matter where you’re headed in Massachusetts, we can point you towards the nearest off-leash dog park, the most popular dog beach, a really great hiking trail, and lots of other places to play with Fido.

Pet Friendly Borderland State Park
Borderland State Park Borderland State Park in Easton, MA, features a designated, dog-friendly field near the historic Smith Farmhouse for off-leash fun with Fido. The park also offers over 20 miles of hiking trails to explore on leash and many ponds that dogs can swim in. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. See Details
Pet Friendly deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Get cultured alongside your four-legged friend at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA. Leashed dogs are welcome to explore the unusual pieces with you. This 30-acre, dog-friendly park is the largest of its kind in New England and is home to over 60 large-scale, modern, and contemporary sculptures. Exhibits are constantly changing, making each visit to the park unique. Admission fees apply but Fido is free to explore. See Details
Dolphin Fleet of Provincetown Whale Watch Watch for marine life with your pup in comfort aboard one of the dog-friendly vessels of Dolphin Fleet of Provincetown Whale Watch. Enjoy the 3-4 hour cruise from the centrally-heated and air-conditioned interior cabin or spend your time on the sundeck and walk-out platform. Well-behaved pets are welcome on-leash at no extra charge. Reservations are recommended. See Details
Hilltop Orchards Hilltop Orchards is pet-friendly. In addition to being home to 16 acres of prime apple trees, you can get yourself some cider that is pressed using the very same apples. Fido is welcome to join you for a wander around the beautiful orchards that show off the finest fall colors. Hilltop Orchards is open every day of the week during picking season from 9am to 5pm. See Details
Agawam Dog Park Agawam Dog Park is a pet-friendly enclosed area for Fido in Agawam, MA. This spacious, fenced park offers separate areas for large and small (up to 25 lbs) dogs, fitness equipment, water fountains, and benches. There is a concrete sidewalk around the perimeter of the enclosure. See Details
Boston Public Garden The dog-friendly Boston Public Garden is a famous botanical garden in the center of Boston known for its swan boats and sculptures. It is the first botanical garden in American. Leashed dogs are welcome. See Details
Dog Gone Sailing Charters You don't have to leave your furry family members behind as you enjoy the experience of sailing on Cape Cod Bay with Dog Gone Sailing Charters in Provincetown, MA. Choose from a variety of dog-friendly trips including whale-watching trips, shrimp sails, sunrise and sunset sails. Dogs of all sizes are welcome aboard and Captain Ro has life vests in all sizes for the pups, too! There is no fee for dogs to sail. See Details
Maudslay State Park Maudslay State Park is a beautiful pet-friendly area in Newburyport, Massachusetts. This pretty park is perfect for spending a summer's day walking and exploring with Fido. The area is home to 19th century gardens, plants, rolling meadows, towering pines, and one of the largest naturally-occurring stands of mountain laurel in Massachusetts. 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. Maudslay State Park is open every day of the week from sunrise to sunset. See Details
Tree House Brewing Company Tree House Brewing Co. is a dog-friendly artisanal brewery located in Charlton, MA. Creating small, hand-crafted batches of beer using well water and luxury ingredients, their goal is to make the best beer in the world without compromising values or quality. Try the Vanilla Bean Truth stout, Ghost Emoji double IPA, Walk in the Sun double IPA, or Dreamer Hefeweizen when you're visiting! See Details
Herring Cove Herring Cove has miles of dog-friendly beaches to offer along the Massachusetts Bay side of Provincetown. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Good Harbor Beach Leashed dogs are allowed on Good Harbor Beach October to March. The beach is closed to dogs April 1-October 1. Good Harbor Beach is handicapped accessible and boasts beautiful white sand, concessions, restrooms, showers, and more. Parking is available for a fee; however, prices vary, so guests should check the website before planning their trip for rates and additional rules. See Details
Plum Island Beach Plum Island Beach in Newburyport, MA, is pet-friendly. 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 allowed on the beach from May 15th through October 15th. There is a parking fee. The Harbormaster Department manages and operates the Plum Island Point Beach & Parking Lot located on the northern end of the island at 278 Northern Blvd. See Details
Cisco Brewers Cisco Brewers is a dog-friendly brewery, vodka distillery, and vineyard in Nantucket, MA, with tours and outdoor seating. You can grab some appetizers or snacks at the farm stand next door and enjoy them on Cisco Brewery's patio with Fido. Leashed dogs are more than welcome! See Details
Halibut Point State Park Halibut Point State Park is a dog-friendly outdoor recreation area in Rockport, MA. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you on the hiking trails. The park also offers fishing and bird watching opportunities. On a clear day you may be able to see Mount Agamenticus in Maine and the Isles of Shoals in New Hampshire. See Details
Mendon Twin Drive-In The Mendon Twin Drive-In offers two screens for movies and has high-quality sound. Dogs are allowed in vehicles, but must be attended and under your control at all times. Fido can join you outside your vehicle on a leash, but will not be permitted to enter Judi's Snack Bar or Pop's Beer Garden. The theater asks that you provide your own food and water bowls for Fido. Cash and credit cards are accepted for tickets, food, and beverages. See Details
Wachusett Mountain State Reservation Dogs are welcome at Wachusett Mountain State Reservation. This 3000-acre public area is home to stunning views that can be seen from the 17 miles of pet-friendly trails that lead through forests, meadows, and ponds. The mountain is the centrepiece of this park, with a glorious peak that towers 2,006-foot into the air. If you and your pooch make it to the top, you'll be pleased to discover the fantastic panoramic views of the surrounding area. Keep Fido on a leash for the duration of their visit and clean up any mess after them. The Wachusett Summit Road is open every day of the week from 9am until sunset. See Details
Bash Bish Falls State Park Dogs are welcome at Bash Bish Falls State Park in Mt. Washington, Massachusetts. The centrepiece of the park, the stunning falls, are the highest single drop waterfalls in the state. You and Fido can view the natural wonder from the overlook or explore the area on the trails that weave around the park and the adjacent wilderness of Mt. Washington State Park and New York’s Taconic State Park. Pets must be on a leash under six feet and all mess cleaned up after them. Bash Bish Falls State Park is open from sunrise to thirty minutes after sunset. See Details
Crane Beach Crane Beach is a popular dog-friendly beach in Ipswich, MA. Dogs are welcome between October 1 and March 31 and must remain leashed at all times. Access is free for members and there is a nominal fee for non-members. Advance passes are highly recommended due to the popularity of this beach. Please note that dogs are not allowed on Steep Hill Beach, the trails, or in the dunes. See Details
Redemption Rock Brewing Co. Redemption Rock Brewing Co. in Worcester, MA, is pet-friendly. They make beer for people, not just for hardcore beer nerds. Their beer is for casual fans, traditionalists and experimental beer lovers. Dogs are welcome on the patio and inside, as long as they are leashed and cleaned up after. The brewery also serves cheese and charcuterie boards. See Details
Nickerson State Park Dogs are welcome to join their owners at Nickerson State Park in Brewster, Massachusetts. This 1,900 acre, pet-friendly park is popular among visitors looking to enjoy the wooded trails that weave around the ponds in the area. There are a number of pet-friendly campgrounds located in the park for anybody looking to extend their stay. You can bring Fido with you to enjoy the trails if they are on a leash and all mess is cleaned up after them. Nickerson State Park is open every day of the week from sunrise to sunset. See Details
Natural Bridge State Park Dogs are welcome to join their owners at Natural Bridge State Park in North Adams, Massachusetts. This park is home to the only natural white marble arch in North America, well worth a visit. At over 13,000 years old, the natural bridge is made of 550 million year-old bedrock marble that is carved into arches like a bridge. Underneath the bridge, you'll discover the babbling Hudson Brook. You can bring Fido with you to enjoy the quarter-mile stretch above and through the amazing natural feature. The park is open every day of the week from 9:00am until 4:30pm. 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
Herman Melville’s Arrowhead Leashed dogs are welcome on the grounds and inside the gift shop at the pet-friendly Herman Melville’s Arrowhead in Pittsfield, MA. Bring Fido and learn more about the famous author who penned "Moby-Dick." Take a stroll along Melville Trail to view the places that provided inspiration for his work. Please note dogs are not permitted inside the historic home. 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