Dog Friendly Activities in New Hampshire

Don’t leave Fido in the hotel room when you’re on vacation. Get out and play! No matter where you’re headed in New Hampshire, 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 South Mill Pond Dog Park
South Mill Pond Dog Park South Mill Pond has a fenced in, double gated enclosure, where dogs of all sizes can play together. There is a surrounding unfenced off-leash area that borders the west end of the pond as well. Dogs in park must be spayed or neutered. From the city center take Pleasant street and bear right at parking lot. Dog park is in center of park at South Mill Pond. See Details
Pet Friendly Hudson Dog Park at Bensons Park
Hudson Dog Park at Bensons Park Hudson Dog Park is a non-profit organization dedicated to building and maintaining an off-leash dog park in Hudson, NH. Our goal is to create a safe place for owners and dogs to play and socialize and promote responsible dog ownership. Fundraising events are well underway. The dog park will be located in the fields of Benson Park, with the help of volunteers and donations... we anticipate the park will be open within the next year. 160 acres are now available for on-leash walks until the dog park is opened. Please help. visit our website for upcoming events and fundraising activities. See Details
Your Local Guide to Portsmouth NH 'Your Local Guide to Portsmouth NH' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Neil. Please contact host prior to booking so accommodations can be made if bringing a dog along. You and your pooch will meet with your local tour guide host to chat about the area and your interests. You will then take a walk around the town, learning about and discovering places along the way such as local establishments, the landscape of the town, theater and entertainment, current events, water and outdoor activities, and more. The experience lasts 1 hour and can accommodate up to 4 guests ages 18 and up. If you have teens or kids under 18, they can come along and are not required to pay. Rates start at $25 per person. See Details
Sandy Beach (Gilmore Pond) Leashed dogs are welcome at Sandy Beach (Gilmore Pond). Visitors may park in the small parking area on Sandy Lane. From there, it is only a short walk down a well-marked, maintained wooden trail to Gilmore Pond. While there is not technically a beach area, Gilmore Pond has very clear shallow water and a sand bottom. Dog owners can swim at their own risk, as there are no lifeguards on duty. Week days tend to be mild in nature and people with dogs flock there. Sandy Beach (Gilmore Pond) is free to the public and open from dawn until dusk. See Details
White Mountain National Forest Kancamagus Highway from Lincoln to Conway NH runs through the White Mountain National Forest and allows dogs on leash and under voice command on the hiking trails. Dogs also allowed at Franconia State Park under control, but not in campgrounds. Carry in, carry out everything. $5 for a day pass. Do not leave the dog in the car unattended. See Details
Bass Beach Leashed dogs are welcome before 9am and after 7pm during the summer months. See Details
Franconia Notch State Park Franconia Notch was the home of the famous Old Man of the Mountain, the same "Great Stone Face" immortalized by Nathaniel Hawthorne and Daniel Webster. While you are here, stop at the Flume Gorge Visitor Center and walk through the renowned Flume Gorge, ride the exciting aerial tramway at Cannon Mountain, and visit the New England Ski Museum. Take your time, stop for a swim at Echo Lake, net a trout while fly fishing at Profile Lake, ride your bike on the Recreational Trail, watch for rock climbers, hawks, and falcons on Cannon Cliffs, or hike on the Appalachian Trail. Bring the family, stay awhile, and enjoy Franconia Notch State Park. Dogs are permitted on trails if on leash or under direct voice command. Dogs are not allowed in campgrounds, Flume Gorge or to be left unattended in cars. See Details
Winnipesaukee River Trail The Winnipesaukee River Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Tilton! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Winnipesaukee River Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Mine Falls Park Mine Falls Park is a 325-acre park in the city of Nashua, New Hampshire. Located in the heart of the city, dogs are allowed to join their owners on the many trails throughout the park. Make sure Fido is leashed and all mess is cleaned up after them. See Details
Longhill Dog Park The Longhill Dog Park is located at the Longhill Memorial Park off Longhill Road in Dover, New Hampshire. There is parking available at the park or in 10 overflow spaces in the adjacent Middleton Building Supply parking lot. There is no cost to use the dog park! In order to help fund future maintenance, when you renew your dog's license, there is a choice to make a designated contribution to the park. Rules 1. Dogs must be licensed and vaccinated. 2. Dogs must be spayed or neutered. 3. No dogs with communicable diseases. 4. No unusually aggressive dogs. 5. No choke chains, prong, spiked, or shock collars. 6. Never leave dogs unattended (out of sight or voice control). 7. Dogs must be leashed until they are in the entrance area. 8. Dog waste must be picked up and disposed of by owner/handler. 9. No more than 2 dogs per adult. 10. No glass or human food. 11. Absolutely no alcohol or drugs. 12. Children under 12 must be supervised by an adult. 13. Owner waives liability to the city for any injury or damage incurred at the park. 14. Owners/handlers are liable for damage or injury inflicted by their dog(s). 15. No dogs on athletic fields at any time. See Details
Terrill Park Dog Park Fenced park with separate areas for large and small dogs. This dog park is supported by Friends of the Concord Community Dog Park. Permits are required. See Details
Derry Dog Park This local dog park is fully fenced and includes agility equipment, separate small dog area, tunnels, and a doggie swimming pool. See Details
Bear Notch Ski Touring Center Bear Notch Ski Touring Center is a full-service XC ski and snowshoe center with more than 60km of meticulously groomed trails -- all of which are dog friendly! Bring Fido on an unforgettable winter adventure on as you ski, snowshoe, or hike through the scenic fields, forests, riverside loops, and mountains. Afterwards, you can warm up with a bowl of homemade soup at one of their trailside picnic tables. Guided tours, ski school, rental, and a demonstration center are also available. See Details
Livingston Park This beautiful, wooded trail is a wonderful place to bring your pet for an on-leash walk. Popular with runners, bikers, and families. Wildlife is spotted frequently too. See Details
Bass Pro Shops Outdoor store for fishing, hunting camping and more! Leashed dogs allowed year round. See Details
Conway Scenic Railroad With several trip options to choose from, Conway Scenic Railroad has a trip to suit everyone. See the beautiful New Hampshire scenery aboard the Valley Train or the Mountaineer to the Notch Train. Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome to join passengers in Coach cars on both trains at no charge. On the Valley Train, you’ll enjoy an old-fashioned railroading experience as you journey on historic rail routes in vintage passenger cars from a 1874 train station in North Conway Village to Conway or Bartlett and back again. On the Mountaineer to the Notch Train, you’ll travel on what was once the Maine Central Railroad’s famed Mountain Division line, on tracks that were laid in the 1870s. Enjoy some of the most dramatic natural scenery in the East as you travel through spectacular Crawford Notch – past sheer bluffs, steep ravines, cascading brooks and streams, panoramic mountain vistas, across Frankenstein Trestle and Willey Brook Bridge – enroute to Crawford Depot and Fabyan station. Schedule and fares vary throughout the year. See their website for current rates. See Details
Settlers' Green Outlet Village With over 60 brand name, factory outlets, specialty shops, restaurants and cafes, Settlers' Green Outlet Village is a walkers paradise. All dog friendly stores are marked with a sticker on the door. Dog waste bag dispensers are located throughout the shopping center. In mid-summer, there is always a 'Bring Your Dog Shopping Day' with free leashes, goodies, photo booth, and more. See Details
East Pond Trail / Little East Pond Trail The East Pond Trail / Little East Pond Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Lincoln! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the East Pond Trail / Little East Pond Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Londonderry Flea Market Hunt for bargains at this pet-friendly, all outdoor flea market. Open saturdays from mid-April until the end of October, the flea market offers a large numer and variety of vendors all in one spot. See Details
Saco Bound Saco Bound offers pet friendly canoe trips along the Saco River. Enjoy a day on the river with your dog on a variety of day trips or choose an overnight camping option. Saco Bound has been in the business of providing outdoor recreational opportunities for over forty years, so they know more than a few things about how to make your Saco River trip a delight for you and your dog! See Details
Granite State Whale Watch Your pet is welcome to join you on this scenic whale watch, as long as they are leashed and it is not their first time at sea. See Details
Hooksett Rail Trail The Hooksett Rail Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Hooksett! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Hooksett Rail Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Derryfield Park Enjoy a picnic, recline in the grassy field, or watch the kite-flyers at this lovely public park, where dogs are welcome if leashed. See Details
Manchester Dog Park Manchester's first and only off-leash dog park is located on Bass Island on Second Street between West Hancock and Cleveland Streets. The 10,000 sq ft fenced area has a double gated entrance for your dog's safety. See Details