Somersworth is a city in New Hampshire that lies along the border to Maine. The town is home to a historic district, which captures its heritage from its beginning settlement in the late 1600’s. Known for its textile mills, Somersworth today is happy to welcome all to its city and dog-friendly community. For all your pets needs, look no further than its two veterinary hospitals.
There is so much to do for pups and people alike. Millennium Park offers sports courts, horseshoe pits, playgrounds, and BBQ grills! Or head to Noble Pines Park, with its cooling splash pad for kiddies, two playgrounds, open space, picnic pavilions, and sports fields, all located within the city’s historic district.
For a nice hike with your fur-ever friend, the Riverwalk Park has 10 acres to roam, with a trail along the Salmon Falls River. Enjoy a day out walking, exercising your pup, and just relaxing under the trees. Dogs are always welcome on leash throughout the city, but be sure to bring mutt mitts to clean up after Fido!
Somersworth has outdoor adventure just waiting for you and your pup so why not enjoy all it has to offer!
In the city of Dover, just south of Somersworth, lies the Long Hill Dog Park, located in the Longhill Memorial Park. Your pup will love hangin’ with the gang at the separate-sized pup areas for large and small doggies. There are lots of fenced, grassy areas for your pup to stretch his legs, and clean-up receptacles are on site. Be sure to bring plenty of water. When you and Fido get hungry, head to the Thirsty Moose Taphouse, 2 Home Cooks restaurant, or Newicks Lobster House, where seafood reigns. Outdoor pup-friendly deck dining is available at all places. Bone Appetit!
Scoutland Trail is the place to be in the town of Rollinsford, southeast of Somersworth. This trail spans from Rollinsford to the border of Somersworth, and many branches go off in other directions as well. Catch the trailhead near the downtown area near the train trestle. There's a parking area for the trail near the boat ramp. Keep making your own customized loops on this day’s adventure with your pawtastic pup! The trails meander through the woods and are very well-maintained. Dogs must be on leas, and it is best to take a picnic lunch with plenty of water. Plan ahead as there are no restrooms nearby.
The town of Berwick, Maine, lies just over the Maine border, to the east of Somersworth. Pups will love visiting the Berwick Bark Park where they can join in the fun romping off leash and playing with toys. Be sure to pick up after Fido to keep the park clean. Afterwards, head to Vaughan Woods State Park for some cool hiking on the trails through the forest. Lying along the Salmon Falls River, there are scenic outlooks galore. Hungry yet? Head to Johnson’s Seafood and Steak, Bubba Fryes, or the Rollover Café. Enjoy dining at all their dog-friendly outdoor tables.
The City Center neighborhood, in the city of Somersworth, is home to Preservation Park. With lots of open space for you to both stretch your legs, and separate play areas for younger and older kids, you and your fur-iendly pup will find plenty to do. There is also a short trail where you can take a small stroll through the woods. Restrooms with water are on the premises, and you will find two picnic areas for you to dine with your pup! So why not pack a picnic basket and enjoy the outdoors! Remember to keep your pup on leash.
The Central Park neighborhood, in the city of Somersworth, has a great outdoor adventure for you and your pup! Willand Pond’s beautiful 66-acre lake is where you are welcome to fish. Why not throw in your line and try to catch some trout for lunch? Afterwards, hike the 1.7-mile trail through shaded areas where you will find many wildflowers and lots of birdwatching opportunities. The trail has a number of workout stations and even a ropes course to challenge the most fit! Remember to keep your pawtastic friend on leash, bring a picnic with water, and clean up after Fido!