Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Salem, MA

There are 26 dog friendly hiking trails within 20 miles of Salem. 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 Salem.

Pet Friendly Boston Public Garden
Boston Public Garden The dog-friendly Boston Public Garden is a famous botanical garden in the center of Boston known for its swan boats and sculptures. It is the first botanical garden in American. Leashed dogs are welcome. See Details
Pet Friendly Halibut Point State Park
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 hiking trails. The park also offers fishing and bird watching opportunities. On a clear day you may be able to see Mount Agamenticus in Maine and the Isles of Shoals in New Hampshire. See Details
Middlesex Fells Reservation Middlesex Fells Reservation 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, the park is a favorite spot for mountain bikers. This area 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. Those seeking a moderately challenging hike with Fido can descend upon the Skyline Outer Reservoir Loop. This 7 mile route across a great variety of terrain guides hikers past countless rugged rocky outcrops and winds through typically suburban neighborhoods. See Details
Bare Cove Park Enjoy soaking up the beauty of this scenic walk through the woods with your leashed pet at Bare Cove Park in Hingham, MA. The park features 484 acres located along the banks of the Weymouth Back River, with several riverside and woodland trails, as well as paved roadways. 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
Deer Island The HarborWalk at Deer Island includes a 2.6-mile perimeter pathway lined with interpretive exhibits and is perfect for walking, jogging, fishing, picnicking or simply relaxing. From Deer Island's highest vantage point, there are sweeping views of the Harbor and downtown Boston. See Details
Wompatuck State Park Wompatuck State Park is a pet-friendly park in Hingham. This 3,500-acre state recreation area that offers 12 miles of paved bicycle trails, and many miles of wooded bridle paths and hiking trails. Leashed dogs are welcome on the trails, as long as they are well-behaved and mess is cleaned up after them. The park is open every day of the week from 6:30am to 8:00pm. See Details
Halibut Point Reservation Halibut Point Reservation is a dog-friendly hiking area in Rockport, MA. The park is adjacent to Halibut Point State Park. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you on the 2.5 mile trail at this former quarry. Enjoy amazing views of the ocean on the scenic path. 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
Winnekenni Park Winnekenni Park (the name comes from the Algonquin dialect, which means "very beautiful") is a hilly, city-owned conservation area of more than 700 acres in Haverhill, MA. Upon entering the Park, you will see the Basin and Kenoza Lake behind it. These two bodies of water make up approximately half of the park area. Plug Pond is situated in the southwest part of the park, and Winnekenni Castle is somewhat in between Kenoza Lake and Plug Pond. It is within a few miles of downtown Haverhill and includes about 10 miles of fairly easy, dog-friendly walking trails. Please ensure Fido is leashed. 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
Ravenswood Park Ravenswood Park is a nature reserve in the western section of Gloucester, owned and managed by the Trustees of Reservations. It can be accessed from Western Avenue, the road to Manchester through the Magnolia area. Ravenswood Park is frequented by cross-country skiers during the winter. Dog are welcome both on and off leash with waste bags and free parking available. 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
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
Neponset Trail The Neponset 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 Boston! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Neponset 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
Breakheart Reservation Let your pet run free in the fenced dog park at this beautiful, woodland reservation area. 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 Arlington! 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
Marblehead Rail-Trail The Marblehead 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 Marblehead! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Marblehead 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
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
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 Lexington! 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
Bell Isle Marsh This gorgeous reservation preserves some of the Boston area's last remaining salt marshes, chock full of unique wildlife. Pets are welcome to join you on-leash. See Details
Faxon Park Faxon Park is pet-friendly. Originally the Town’s South Commons, the park now consists of children’s playground equipment, a basketball court, two little league baseball fields, a lighted softball field, and picnic area with pavilion. Leashed dogs are welcome to explore the walking paths that meander around the park and its amenities. See Details
Reading Town Forest Reading Town Forest is pet-friendly. Bring your leashed dog along for a walk beneath the trees at this picturesque forest. The Town Forest has an extensive trail system, many of which are fairly flat roads. Most of these trails are suitable for walks or bikes, but be aware that many trails go through swampy areas that may be wet and muddy. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. See Details