No different than any New England town, Abington, Massachusetts has a rich history dating back to the Native Americans who called this area Manamooskeagin, translating to "great green place of shaking grass." Sounds like doggie heaven, right? Abington is pressed between Boston and Plymouth, with plenty of nature in between suburbs. The town hugs the nearly nine-mile long Shumatuscacant River. Also in Abington is the Ames Nowell State Park, where you and Fido can hike up the green countryside. Abington is a peaceful place for a walk, so it's no wonder dog lovers have settled down in this historic American town.
Pet parents have everything they need to keep their pups happy and healthy in Abington. With three veterinarians, five parks for hikes and strolls, and two pet stores with plenty more in the neighboring towns, Abington is man's best friend's, best friend. The pet-friendliness of the town offers tons of stuff to do with your dog! You can hike up to the see the dam in Ames Nowell State Park, or grab a delicious New England Lobster roll. Take a stroll through the neighborhoods in this memorably charming town, and you'll love what you see. Your dog's tail won't be able to stop wagging!
Does your dog think he's a trapeze artist for "Cirque du canine?" Many dogs love agility courses that offer bridges and A-frames for nimble pups. That's exactly what you can find when you head north in the Kingswood Drive neighborhood to South Field Dog Park, which is stocked with wooden doggie agility-course equipment. After all the circus stuff, you can head down to Jenna's Drive-In. Since Jenna's is a drive-in, everyone dines outside so your dog is more than welcome. This neighborhood favorite is open seasonally and has some pawesome fried fish tacos! Your dog will beg for anything fried up from the sea at Jenna's. Don't forget to save room for dessert there; Jenna's has some equally delicious ice cream too!
Does your pup think he's master of the great outdoors? If yes, then Margaret Road is the neighborhood for your pup! Margaret Road sits right on top of the Ames Nowell State Park. The park has tons of trails, areas to fish, and even cross-country skiing during the winter months. Your dog will love exploring the trees and plants at Ames Nowell. After trekking through the forest all day, you can cruise over to the Lobster Barn for a bite of what makes New England Seafood famous! At the Lobster Barn, you can get the classic—lobster roll and clam chowder—or go with something new, like a plate of fried smelt or a marinated sword kabob. You can even buy fresh seafood to take home with you! The dog-friendly atmosphere invites dogs to cozy up with their owners as they chow down.
Does your dog love the sandy shores at the beach? Well, he'll love the Abington Island Grove Dog Park in the Myers neighborhood. This off-leash dog park has a pond for swimming and trails for hiking! The park is surrounded on three sides by the pond, meaning plenty of beach areas. Your dog will love playing with the other dogs in either of the two fenced-in dog parks. Just be sure to bring plenty of supplies, like doggie waste bags, water, and toys. This park is located just a skip and a hop away from other community parks in Abington, so be sure to bring a leash so you can explore them all!
Does your doggo watch the sky for balls 24/7? Yes? Then Temple's Green Street Park is the best place to take him! The park has a baseball diamond, basketball courts, playground, and plenty of trails to hike. You'll have to keep your dog on his leash, so no ruff-housin', but the park's views are worth the visit! After some wilderness hiking, you can drive down to Good Days Restaurant for a bite straight out the 1950s. The diner's open seven days a week and it welcomes dogs! At Good Days, it's all about the desert! The deep-dish apple pie and milkshakes are sugar-filled tastes of American nostalgia. If that's not enough to keep you and your dog coming back, try the "In Your Dreams Bacon Cheeseburger" with "Bark-B-Q" sauce!
Is your dog a Rottweiler who thinks he's the size of a Boston Terrier? Let him explore the great outdoors of Forge Pond Park in the Millbrook neighborhood. Maybe he'll find his inner brawn. Forge Pond Park has a walking trail circling King Street which is great for off-leash walking. During the cold winter months, it'll be snowing here. Good thing a cold brew is good every time of year! Head east and you'll end up at the dog-friendly British Beer Company. This Fido-friendly pub has live music, delicious pizza, and great beer on tap!