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 Hilltop Orchards
Hilltop Orchards Leashed pups are allowed to join you at Hilltop Orchards, a pet-friendly, family-run orchard, cidery and winery in Richmond, MA. Home to 16 acres of prime apple trees, you can enjoy apple cider, artisanal craft ciders, wine tastings and incredible apple cider donuts made fresh daily. Then, explore the hiking trails throughout the property that offer excellent Berkshire views. 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, pet-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
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
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 Provincetown, MA in the centrally-heated and air-conditioned interior cabin, or spend your time on the sundeck and walk-out platform. Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome at no extra charge. Reservations are recommended. See Details
Borderland State Park Leashed dogs are welcome at Borderland State Park in Easton, MA. This pet-friendly park offers over 20-miles of hiking trails to explore and many ponds that water-loving canines will enjoy. See Details
Boston Public Garden Leashed dogs are welcome at Boston Public Garden, a famous, pet-friendly botanical garden in the center of Boston known for its swan boats, walking paths and sculptures. See Details
The Knob Enjoy scenic views and wildlife viewing at The Knob, a dog-friendly nature area in Falmouth, MA. The trails follow along the shoreline and offers impressive views of Quissett Harbor and Buzzards Bay. The Knob is a popular spot for sunset watching and birding. Please leash and clean up after your pets on the trails. See Details
Singing Beach Known for sand that makes a noise when walked on dry, Singing Beach welcomes licensed and vaccinated dogs from October 15 through April 14. There is a $5 per person walk-on fee charged from 9am to 5pm when the staff is on duty. Owners are asked to clean up after their dogs, keep an eye on them, and maintain verbal control when they are playing off-leash. Each person is allowed to bring two dogs with them to the Beach, and pets must be wearing collars with identification. Those who violate Singing Beach's rules are subject to fines, and dog owners are liable for injuries and damages caused by their pets. For parking information, see Singing Beaches' official website. See Details
Herring Cove Herring Cove has miles of dog-friendly beaches to offer along the Massachusetts Bay side of Provincetown. Bring Fido for a walk along the shore while you take in some sunshine and scenic coastal views. Pets must be cleaned up after and leashed at all times during their visit. See Details
Good Harbor Beach Dogs are welcome on Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester, MA, during the pet-friendly off-season from October 1st to March 31st. Fido can play both on or off-leash in the surf and on the sand during these dates. Please note that dogs are not permitted on the beach from April 1st to September 30th. 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
Agawam Dog Park Pups can play off-leash at Agawam Dog Park in Agawam, MA. This spacious, fenced dog park offers a separate section for small dogs (under 25 lbs), agility equipment, shade, benches and a canine and human water fountain. 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
Mendon Twin Drive-In The Mendon Twin Drive-In is a pet-friendly attraction in Mendon, MA, that offers two screens for movies and has high-quality sound. Dogs are allowed in vehicles, but must be supervised 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
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 scenic hiking trails as you take in the stunning views. 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
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
Bash Bish Falls State Park Leashed dogs are welcome at Bash Bish Falls State Park in Mount Washington, MA. The centerpiece of the park, the stunning falls, are the highest single drop waterfalls in the state. You and Fido can view this natural wonder from the overlook or explore the area on the pet-friendly trails that weave around the park. 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
Nickerson State Park Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners at Nickerson State Park in Brewster, MA. 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. Dogs are not permitted on the beach, and there is a daily parking fee from mid-May through October. See Details