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 Nahant Doggie Beach
Nahant Doggie Beach Dogs are welcome on the beach from October 1st through April 30th as long as they are leashed. They are strictly prohibited the rest of the year. See Details
Pet Friendly Stodder's Neck Dog Park
Stodder's Neck Dog Park Stoddard's Neck Dog Park is a fun place for dogs. It is surrounded on three sides by water, an on the front by a 4 foot rock wall. The park is grassy and has trails for you you walk on, woods to romp in, and hills to roll down. The swimming is great too! People bring thier own water (there are bowls everywhere) and poop bag stations are located throughout the park. Most people there are friendly and responsible, and there are benches and picnic tables for them to socialize at as well! Stoddard's Neck is even easy to get to. Just hop on Route 3A, go through Weymouth, and right over the Weymouth/Hingham line. Go just past Abigail Adams Park. Immediatley after a small bridge but BEFORE the Dodge dealership the park in on the opposite side of the road. See Details
Castle Island Beach Dogs are welcome to join you on-leash during the off season at this lovely South Boston beach. See Details
Cat Rock Park Your pet will love to frolic and play off-leash in this park with wooded trails and a swimming pond. Be careful as the park is unfenced. See Details
Marshfield Beaches Marshfield Beaches allow dogs on leash year round. Includes Rexhame and Brant Rock. I am not sure about Humarock (since it might be considered Scituate). Non Residents is Monday-Thursday $20, Friday-Saturday $25 and Sundays $30 at Rexhame Beach. See Details
Peter's Park This new, fenced, off-leash dog park includes a separate area for smaller dogs, benches to rest and relax on, and plenty of clean gravel. This park is over 13,000 square feet which includes a 3,000 square feet small dog area. See Details
Wrentham Dog Park Wrentham Dog Park in Wrentham, MA, is a dog-friendly, enclosed, and off-leash park for Fido to run and play. See Details
Crowes Reservation Beach Leashed dogs are welcome from mid September up until Memorial Day. Dogs are not permitted at all during the summer. Take Route 6A in East Dennis to School Street (across from Airline Road, just before the Brewster Town Line), then take the first right onto South Street, and go straight through the stop sign, the cemetery is on the right. See Details
Carson Beach Leashed dogs are welcome on the beach offseason, from Labor Day through Memorial Day. See Details
Horseneck Beach Pet owners flock to this beautiful beach during the off-season from late September to March, when leashed dogs are welcome to join them. Dogs are not allowed in the peak season from the beginning of April until the middle of September. 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
Ashland State Park State park that is open to dogs! Must be leashed and cannot be on the sand area, but there are plenty of walking trails and grassy areas to go with Fido. See Details
The Revolutionary Story Tour 'The Revolutionary Story Tour' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Mike. Tour the major landmarks of Boston on the Freedom Trail and learn about the history of the city. Dogs may have to be kept outside or carried in burial grounds. The experience lasts 3.5 hours and can accommodate up to 12 guests ages 10 and up. Children are allowed - it's just not the kids version of history. Rates start at $55 per person. See Details
Fresh Pond Reservation Dog Park Cambridge resident pets are welcome to play off-leash at this lovely reservation. There are even two ponds where pets are permitted to take a swim! Dogs must stay off mowed lawns and most paved trails. See Details
Thorndike Field NEW Off-Leash Dog Park in Arlington, MA! It just opened on May 21, 2012.
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Henry E. Cowdrey Nature Center 300 acres of pet-friendly conservation land with beautiful hiking trails. There is a nice brook running through the middle too. 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
Crab Beach Crab Beach in Gloucester is pet-friendly. This popular pooch beach is off-leash at all times, as long as dogs are cleaned up after and well-behaved. After your dog has played on the sand, take them for a walk on the pet-friendly pathways that surround the coastline. See Details
Beaver Brook Reservation Pets are welcome on-leash on the trails at this lovely Waltham reservation, which includes ponds and a cascading waterfall. See Details
Tractor Supply Co. Dogs are always welcome in Tractor Supply. Just keep them on a leash and, if they do have an accident, make sure to clean up after them. See Details
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Get cultured alongside your four-legged friend at this Boston-area sculpture museum full of unusual pieces. Pets welcome on-leash. DeCordova fosters the creation, exhibition, and exploration of contemporary art through our exhibitions, learning opportunities, and unique park setting. See Details
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
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
Attleboro Dog Park The site of the Attleboro Dog Park is a piece of land off of Pond Street in Attleboro Dimensions of the area are 260' x 75'. Four-sided fencing has finally been installed. A sign will be constructed leading people into the park. It's a nice flat area that we believe the dogs will love. See Details