Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Franklin, MA

There are 2 dog-friendly hiking trails in Franklin, and 50 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 Franklin.

Pet Friendly Southern New England Trunkline Trail
Southern New England Trunkline Trail The Southern New England Trunkline 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 dog-friendly "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Franklin! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Southern New England Trunkline 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
Pet Friendly Franklin State Forest
Franklin State Forest Leashed dogs are welcome at Franklin State Forest, a pet-friendly natural space in Franklin, MA. This 843-acre park offers miles of minimally developed trails and fire roads that weave around the area. This forest also provides access to the Southern New England Trunkline Trail, a 22-mile pet-friendly trail through Franklin and beyond. 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
Lincoln Woods State Park Lincoln Woods State Park in Lincoln, RI, is one of Blackstone Valley's great treasures. A short ride from Providence, Pawtucket, and Cumberland, it is a popular getaway for northeastern Rhode Islanders. Visitors can enjoy walking their leashed dogs with certification papers at this park in the day-use areas. Pets must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet, and are prohibited from all state bathing beaches from April 1st through September 30th. See Details
Jamaica Pond Leashed dogs are welcome at Jamaica Pond, a pet-friendly park in Boston, MA. You and Fido can wander the 1.5-mile path that surrounds the pond. If you're coming by car, you can find parking on Perkins Street, located on the pond's west side. See Details
Cushing Memorial Park Leashed dogs are welcome at pet-friendly Cushing Memorial Park in Framingham, MA. The park is 67.5-acres and contains lots of paved pathways for you to walk with your pup. Other features of the park include a 9/11 Memorial, flower gardens, benches,, gazebos, a keyhole garden and lots of shady spots to rest. See Details
F. Gilbert Hills State Forest Leashed dogs are allowed at F. Gilbert Hills State Forest, a pet-friendly natural space in Foxboro, MA. This 1000-acre state forest is home to 23-miles of trails for you and Fido to explore. The park is also part of the 30-mile Warner Trail, stretching from Sharon, MA, to Diamond Hill State Park in Rhode Island. There is also a scenic, paved picnic area in the forest for when you need to fuel up and rest. See Details
Ashland State Park Leashed dogs are welcome at Ashland State Park in Ashland, MA. This pet-friendly park offers a scenic trail around the reservoir for you and Fido to explore. Please note that dogs are not permitted on the beaches or in swimming areas during the summer months. See Details
Purgatory Chasm State Reservation Leashed dogs are allowed at Purgatory Chasm State Reservation, a unique natural landmark in Sutton, MA. This pet-friendly natural space's focal point is the incredible rock formations that trails meander by. See Details
Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is a Boston favorite with its pet-friendly wooded walkways and trails. Leashed dogs are welcome to explore The Arnold Arboretum’s 281-acre landscape with you, just remember to clean up after Fido. See Details
Chase Farms Chase Farms is a dog-friendly, preserved green space in Lincoln, RI. Bring Fido for hiking here at the 1.7-mile loop trail that takes you around the farm, or for some romping in the fields. Afterward, your pup can cool off in the pond. See Details
Narrow-Gauge Rail-Trail The Narrow-Gauge 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 dog-friendly "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Marlborough! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Narrow-Gauge 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
Assabet River Rail Trail The Assabet River 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 Marlborough! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Assabet River 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
Blackstone River Greenway The Blackstone River Greenway 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 Uxbridge! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Blackstone River Greenway. 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
Upper Charles Trail The Upper Charles 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 Milford! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Upper Charles 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
Noanet Woodlands This Dover public park is wildly popular with local dog-owners. Noanet Woodlands welcomes up to two dogs per person, and pets must remain on-leash. The Lower Mill Pond is not pet friendly, and guests are asked to not allow their dogs to approach others. The adjacent Powisset Farm does not allow pets. See Details
Mt Pisgah Trail Leashed dogs are allowed at Mt Pisgah Trail, a pet-friendly hiking area in Northborough, MA. Hike to the highest point in the town and enjoy beautiful views. On a clear day you can even see some of Boston's skyline. See Details
World War I Memorial Park and Zoo The WWI Memorial Zoo was started in 1968 with only 2 deer. In 1970, a memorial was dedicated to Pvt. Edward P. Nolan, as his efforts were instrumental in the establishment of the WWI Park. We now have grown to much more. Near the Fire Tower in the playground parking lot is a great lookout point as the park is located 390 feet above sea level and is the highest point in Bristol County, on Watery Hill.

Dogs must be leashed and kept 30 feet back from animals' fences. Please clean up after your dog! The park is open 7 days a week at 365 Elmwood Street, there is no admission fee.
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Blackstone River Greenway The Blackstone River Greenway 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 dog-friendly "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Manville! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Blackstone River Greenway. 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
Lotta Bradburn Shick Park Leashed dogs are allowed at Lotta Bradburn Shick Park in Brookline, MA. This pet-friendly hilltop park offers a spacious lawn area, walking trails, picnic shelters and picnic tables where you and Fido can rest and explore. See Details