As the second largest city in Worcester County, you cannot miss out on the fun in Leominster! This furiendly city in Massachusetts is located on high ground above the Nashua River, as well as having the Monoosnoc Hills to the west of the city. This means that outdoor enthusiasts will love a trip to Leominster, and if you have a dog, he will too! There are four animal hospitals in Leominster in case of emergency, so this puptown is also a safe town.
When you are visiting Leominster with your four-legged friend, there is no better place to stretch your legs and get some exercise than at the Leominster State Forest! This is a beautiful place where you can hike and explore the sniff-tastic trails through the forest with your pup, and check out Crow Hill Pond. All pups can be top dog here, as long as they remain on leash.
The Central Square also makes a pawsome stroll where you can enjoy the ornamental trees and flowers around the walking path, as well as sit back and relax on one of the benches with your furry friend in the fresh air. If you are looking for somewhere that has open space to play fetch with your pooch or practice training, you can check out Houghton Square. Here you will find plenty of grass for your pup, as well as a stone bench and ornamental garden to relax in.
For a casual stroll with your pooch, head to Carter Park. Here you will find a pawsome walking path that is lined with memorial bricks, with plenty of benches to relax and enjoy the sunshine. There is also plenty of grass for your pup to investigate! For something to eat, check out Panera Bread. Here you can tuck into a fresh sandwich and chill out at one of the five dog friendly tables outside. If you need somewhere to stay when you are visiting Leominster, check into the Motel 6 with your furry friend. You can enjoy a comfortable stay at this dog friendly motel and bring one pooch weighing up to 50 Ibs with no additional fee.
To go on an adventure with your furry friend, head to the Johnny Appleseed State Park when you are in Leominster! This is a pawsome place to explore with your pooch since it has sniff-tastic nature trails through the woods and escape the hustle and bustle of the city. For other facilities, there is the Johnny Appleseed Visitor Center. While pups won’t be allowed inside, there are rest rooms and vending machines you can use before your hike so you have the energy to keep up with your pooch! Be sure to bring some water and treats with you on the trails, as you are out in the middle of nature.
If you are hungry, there are plenty of pawsome places you can eat with your dog in tow. If you would like a sweet treat, don’t miss out on the delicious snacks at Shancakes! Here you can dig into cupcakes, cookies and pies to satisfy your sweet tooth, while you pup stays on crumb watch with you at the table outside the front of the bakery. If you love BBQ food and Mexican style dishes, check out Super Wings. This is a great place to visit for tacos, burritos and boneless wings! What’s more, your furry friend can sit with you at one of the outdoor tables and watch the world go by.
When you are out exploring everything that Leominster has to offer, you are bound to get hungry! To satisfy your growling stomach, you can drop by Mezcal Tequila Cantina. This is a pawsome place for Mexican food with lots of favorite dishes on the menu, such as burritos, fajitas, enchiladas, tacos and nachos. To make it even better, there are six outdoor tables here that are dog friendly. Your pup is welcome to sit with you while you tuck into your meal and enjoy the atmosphere – bone-a-petit!
One of the best places to visit in Leominster with your furry friend has got to be the Doyle Conversation Area! This puptastic place is known as a hidden gem in this puptown, and has 157 acres of land you can explore with your pooch, including sniff-tastic nature trails through the beautiful woodland area. There is even open fields and meadows where you can play fetch with a favorite ball or Frisbee, as well as dog waste bags in case you furgot your own! A playground for the kids to enjoy in on site, and you will find benches and picnic tables scattered around if you need a rest and a treat.