Amherst, Massachusetts is the largest municipality in Hampshire County with a population of around 38,000 people. There are three large post-secondary institutions in the area, and Amherst has gained a reputation for being youthful and fun. This vibrant New England college town has an interesting mix of coffee shops, art galleries, restaurants, and outdoor activities that are ideal for pet owners. The scenery is beautiful all year, but fall is an especially impressive time in the area as the leaves change color. You'll never run out paths to walk, people to meet, and fellow dogs for Rover to sniff in Amherst.
If you're looking for delicious food in a fun, family- and dog-friendly atmosphere, be sure to visit Bertucci's, which is conveniently situated near the University of Amherst and local libraries and museums. There are ten dog-friendly tables at Bertucci's where you can dig into their fresh pasta dishes, calzones, brick oven pizzas, selection of Italian desserts, and much more. Amherst is an excellent place for people of all ages to live and dog owners will appreciate the welcoming atmosphere for pets in the city and the miles of paths and trails to explore with your best friend at your side.