Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Natick, MA

There are 37 dog friendly hiking trail within 20 miles of Natick. 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 Natick.

Pet Friendly Cat Rock Park
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
Pet Friendly Beaver Brook Reservation
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
Reformatory Branch Trail The Reformatory Branch 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 Concord! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Reformatory Branch 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
Middlesex Fells Reservation The Fells is a dog-friendly, 2,500 acre park on the outskirts of Boston with a diverse landscape of rocky hills, meadows, wetlands, forests, ponds, and panoramic vistas. A favorite spot for mountain bikers, this reservation welcomes pets as long as they are kept on leash. There is an area where it is acceptable to let your dog off leash and it is indicated by signage. The Fells includes areas in Medford, Winchester, Stoneham, Melrose and Malden, and is easily accessible from U.S. Route 93 or Mass. Rte. 28, numerous bus lines, rapid transit and commuter rail. To get there by car, take 93 North to exit 33(RT28N) for Sheepfold or proceed halfway around rotary and take South Border Road for Bellevue Pond. See Details
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 "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
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
Boston Public Garden This famous garden park in the center of Boston is known for its swan boats and sculptures. Pets welcome on-leash. See Details
Blue Hills Reservation There are over 125 miles of hiking and biking trails with scenic views and differing levels of terrain. Parking is available at Houghton Pond or in limited spots along the road. Leashed dogs are welcome, unless it's a restricted area. See Details
Horn Pond Public Pond/park/trail. Many dog owners walk their dogs here. There are benches to sit, and a trail for bikes and walks. Very family oriented. See Details
Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University This beautiful park is a Boston favorite with its wooded walkways and trails. Dogs must be leashed at all times. Owners are responsible for removal and disposal of their dogs’ wastes. The Arnold Arboretum’s 281-acre landscape is open from sunrise to sunset every day of the year. There is no admission charge, but donations are appreciated. See Details
The Esplanade You and your pup can spend a day of adventure along the banks of the Charles River as you explore the Charles River Esplanade. There are plenty of benches to sit for a rest, abundant green space for picnics, and even pet-friendly canoe and kayak rentals at Charles River Canoe & Kayak. See Details
The Grove Conservation Land Enjoy this lovely Marlboro park with your pet. Includes wooded trails, open fields, and even a lake for swimming. See Details
Borderland State Park Borderland State Park is pet-friendly. Dogs, under voice control, can romp off leash in the one spacious designated field near the historic Smith Farmhouse. 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. The park is open every day of the week from 8am to 4pm. See Details
Bedford Narrow Gauge Rail Trail The Bedford 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 "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Marlborough! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Bedford 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
Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park Trail The Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park 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 Uxbridge! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park 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
Rose Kennedy Greenway Rose Kennedy Greenway is a linear green space with five parks nestled in the mile-long ribbon. Dogs are welcome to join their humans as they explore the parks, enjoy the sculptures and public art, picnic, relax on the grass, enjoy a meal from a food truck or vendor, and spend the day or evening in the great outdoors. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Heart Pond Fido is welcome at Heart Pond! Leashed dogs are allowed to join their owners at the Pond, as long as they do not go in the roped off swimming area. Dog owners must clean up after their pet during their visit. The park is open from dawn until dusk. Admission is free. See Details
The Reservoir The 65 acre park is home to a 28 acre Reservoir. There is a 1 mile walking trail around the water and parts of this path connect with Hurd Park (bordered by the Minuteman Trail). Dogs are not welcome on Reservoir Beach from June - August, but are permitted on-leash during the offseason. See Details
Upper Charles Trail (Milford Section) The Upper Charles Trail (Milford Section) 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 (Milford Section). 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
Reformatory Branch Trail The Reformatory Branch 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 Bedford! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Reformatory Branch 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
Minuteman Bikeway The Minuteman Bikeway 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 Cambridge! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Minuteman Bikeway. 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 Hudson! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to 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
Mt. Misery Area Trails Leashed dogs are welcome on the trails at Mt. Misery. Bring Fido for a fun hike around Farrar Pond. See Details