Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Massachusetts

If your dog likes to ruff it, bring Fido hiking in Massachusetts. Our dog friendly hiking section includes everything from easy one-hour walks to fantastic overnight trips in Massachusetts that won’t be soon forgotten. Seriously, go take a hike!

Pet Friendly Borderland State Park
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
Pet Friendly Bourne Farm
Bourne Farm Bourne Farm is a popular dog walking site in North Falmouth, MA. Bring Fido along for a stroll on the pet-friendly trails and through the open fields. All dogs must be on a leash at all times when on the property. They're closed for dog walking and to the public during private events. See Details
Boston Public Garden Leashed dogs are welcome at Boston Public Garden, a famous, pet-friendly botanical garden in the center of Boston known for its swan boats, walking paths and sculptures. See Details
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 scenic hiking trails as you take in the stunning views. See Details
Maudslay State Park Maudslay State Park is a beautiful pet-friendly area in Newburyport, MA. This park is perfect for spending time exploring the trails with Fido. The area is home to 19th century gardens, rolling meadows, towering pines and one of the largest naturally-occurring stands of mountain laurel in the state. When the plants are in bloom, the gardens offer a stunning array of colors that have to be seen to be believed. Dogs are welcome to join their owners around the park on a leash, as long as all mess is cleaned up after them. See Details
Bash Bish Falls State Park Leashed dogs are welcome at Bash Bish Falls State Park in Mount Washington, MA. The centerpiece of the park, the stunning falls, are the highest single drop waterfalls in the state. You and Fido can view this natural wonder from the overlook or explore the area on the pet-friendly trails that weave around the park. See Details
Nickerson State Park Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners at Nickerson State Park in Brewster, MA. This 1,900-acre, pet-friendly park is popular among visitors looking to enjoy the wooded trails that weave around the ponds in the area. There are a number of pet-friendly campgrounds located in the park for anybody looking to extend their stay. Dogs are not permitted on the beach, and there is a daily parking fee from mid-May through October. See Details
Natural Bridge State Park Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners at Natural Bridge State Park in North Adams, MA. This pet-friendly park is home to the only natural white marble arch in North America, well worth a visit. At over 13,000 years old, the natural bridge is made of 550 million year-old bedrock marble that is carved into arches like a bridge. Please note that this seasonal park is open from late May through late October. See Details
The Knob Enjoy scenic views and wildlife viewing at The Knob, a dog-friendly nature area in Falmouth, MA. The trails follow along the shoreline and offers impressive views of Quissett Harbor and Buzzards Bay. The Knob is a popular spot for sunset watching and birding. Please leash and clean up after your pets on the trails. 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
Wachusett Mountain State Reservation Leashed dogs are welcome at Wachusett Mountain State Reservation in Princeton, MA. This 3000-acre public area is home to stunning views that can be seen from the 17-miles of pet-friendly trails that lead through forests and meadows. The mountain is the centerpiece of this park, with a glorious peak that towers 2,006-foot into the air. Hike or drive the paved road to the summit and enjoy the fantastic panoramic views of the surrounding area. Sunset is a very popular time to visit. See Details
Norman Rockwell Museum Leashed dogs are welcome to join you as you explore the pet-friendly grounds of the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA. The Museum houses the world’s largest and most significant collection of Rockwell’s work, and while Fido can not browse the artwork inside, the grounds offer 36-acres to explore that include sculptures, lovely landscaping, scenic views and picnic tables. See Details
Mount Holyoke Range State Park Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners at Mount Holyoke Range State Park in Amherst, MA. This 3,000-acre pet-friendly park features a stunning seven mile mountain range, streams, woods and wetlands. You can explore all this and more on over thirty miles of blazed trails at the park. One of the most popular trails is Seven Sisters, an 8-mile hike through a series of summits and lookouts to the Holyoke Summit House. Please be sure to clean up after your pup. See Details
Bradley Palmer State Park Leashed dogs can join you at Bradley Palmer State Park, a pet-friendly park in Topsfield, MA. Explore over 721 acres of meadows and forests along the park's scenic, wooded trails. Please note that pets are not permitted inside any of the buildings located at the park. See Details
Mount Sugarloaf State Reservation Leashed dogs are allowed at Mount Sugarloaf State Reservation, a pet-friendly preserve in South Deerfield, MA. You and Fido can explore a few different trails that lead to the summit of Mount Sugarloaf, offering amazing views of the Connecticut River Valley. See Details
Sholan Farms Leashed dogs are welcome at Sholan Farms, a pet-friendly community-owned apple orchard in Leominster, MA. They grow a variety of apples and other fruit on this 169-acre u-pick farm, and the property also features trails for you and Fido to explore. Pups are also welcome on their monthly twilight hikes. Call or visit their website for details on their next walk. See Details
Pittsfield State Forest Leashed dogs are welcome at Pittsfield State Forest, a pet-friendly natural area in Pittsfield, MA.There are 30 miles of trails to explore at this huge, 11,000-acre park, including the Taconic Crest Trail and the Tranquility. Berry Pond is also a popular spot in the park that offers swimming and fishing opportunities. See Details
Moseley Woods Moseley Woods along the Merrimack River in Newburyport, MA, offers several dog-friendly trails. Dogs are permitted off leash throughout the park with the exception of the playground, pavilion, and picnic areas. Please visit the park's website for a complete list of rules. See Details
Middlesex Fells Reservation Leashed dogs are welcome at Middlesex Fells Reservation, a pet-friendly, 2,500-acre woodland park that ranges through multiple towns, including Medford, Malden and Stoneham, MA. You and Fido can explore a multitude of different trails and landscapes, including ponds, forests, streams and scenic views. There are even some off-leash areas that are clearly posted throughout the park. See Details
World's End Leashed dogs are welcome at World's End, a pet-friendly, hidden gem seaside park in Hingham, MA, with plenty of hiking and walking trails. While there is little to no beach access, the trails are well-groomed and offer gorgeous views of Boston Harbor. See Details