Dog parks and other pet-friendly areas aren’t abundant in Acton, but dog owners don’t have to travel far to find such places. Take the MayDOG Park, for example. Located in Maynard, Massachusetts, MayDOG Park is just 3.7 miles away from Acton, and it is well-worth every block. MayDOG Park has no admission fee, is open as long as the sun’s up, is completely fenced in, and has a water station for dogs and their owners. Your dog will love running leash-free with the new friends he’ll meet, and you’ll have just as much fun watching him!
Now, we’re off to Concord, Massachusetts, which is a whopping 4.6 miles away from Acton and is home to the Reformatory Branch Trail. The Reformatory Branch Trail was designed by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, which turns old railways into usable community trails. Bikers, joggers, skaters, and dog-walkers are welcome on this trail, but dogs must leashed, well-behaved, and cleaned up after at all times.
This next destination is a little different from the ones above, but it’s a great family opportunity. Located 6.6 miles away from Acton in the city of Westford, Massachusetts, the Drew Farm Home is a pick-your-own apple orchard that has Red and Golden Delicious, Cortland, and Empire apples, just to name a few. Free tractor rides are offered to enhance your day at the orchard, Leashed pets are more than welcome, but a waste bag must be shown to a worker before your dog can enter. It’s an apple orchard, you know, and no one wants stinky apples!
Town Center is a great place in Acton for a romp through the park followed by a bite to eat. Start your outing with vigorous exercise in one of two dog friendly parks in Town Center. Wetherbee Land and Pratts Brook Conservation Area are two great places to let your dog run. Your controlled dog is welcome on the hiking trails and through the park area. If your dog needs a refresher on off-leash manners, keeping them close to your side may be best unless the trails are empty. Then head deeper into Town Center for outdoor lunch at dog friendly Atlantic Sea Grill!