The small town of Halifax is 40 miles south of Boston, and only 10 miles from the shoreline of the Atlantic Ocean. The town was named after Halifax, West Yorkshire, and became the home of many sawmills and major railroads. Nowadays, the area is made up of residential homes, with a small shopping center, a few parks, and one animal hospital for the cities four-legged residents.
The Burrage Pond Wildlife Management Area is a huge protected area, with a reclaimed bog and multiple ponds. The reserve is perfect for hunting and makes for a beautiful place for hiking. Included in the park are dog-friendly hiking trails, paved walking paths, a recreational area for sports and picnics, a fishing dock, and different boat launches. Pups do not need to be on a leash inside the park, although you will have to remember to bring some water and clean-up bags before heading out.
Although the town has lots of natural parks, the Halifax Town Green Park is a great inner-city park with lots of amenities. There is open space, shaded sitting areas, a picnic shelter, water fountains, and a paved path for walking. Additional features include benches and trash bins, available to leashed pups.
Whether you're looking for a quick walk in town, or a day's outing in one of the area's protected parks, you and Fido will have plenty of options to do things together in Halifax.