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Dog Areas in Amherst, MA

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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.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Amherst, MA

  1. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 3,110/sq mi

    #1 Town Center

    The Town Center neighborhood of Amherst, MA is a quiet, peaceful area popular with families and retirees. This neighborhood is close to several parks, paths, and trails. One of these trails is known as the Norwottuck Rail Trail, and it's a favorite place for dog owners to walk their beloved furry companions on a leash. This trail was created from an unused rail trail, and it is now an 11-mile paved trail used by walkers and their dogs, as well as many cyclists. On the eastern edge of the path, there is a beaver pond, and this is a good place to catch glimpses of local wildlife.
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  2. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 935/sq mi

    #2 East Village

    Most of the best hikes are located in the East Village area of Amherst. This is also where you'll find the East Village Historic District which has has buildings dating back to the 1700s. You can also access the Amethyst Brook Conservatory through East Village, and this is a must-see stop in Amherst. This series of trails is mostly shaded under a canopy of trees and this adds to its peaceful ambiance. Your dog is welcome to join you on these trails on-leash anytime of day, but if you'd like to go for an off-leash adventure with Rover, you must go before 10 AM.
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  3. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 455/sq mi

    #3 Southwest Amherst

    Southwest Amherst is where you'll find the Hickory Ridge Golf Course, Massachusetts' premiere semi-private course. This area is also home to the Plum Brook Conservation Area which is a beloved section of Amherst. Another spot in Amherst that is beloved for different reasons is The Moan and Dove. They are said to have the best beer on tap in the area, and they also serve cocktails and an endless supply of roasted peanuts. They don't serve meals, but you can order-in from surrounding restaurants. Your dog can join you for a beer at a spot on the patio while you enjoy a refreshing beverage.
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  4. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 3,110/sq mi

    #4 Amherst Center

    Amherst Center is the "University" section of the city that houses the University of Amherst Campus and Amherst College. This busy and bustling neighborhood is home to over half of the total population of Amherst, and it has many restaurants and things to do to keep everyone busy. There are often concerts and festivals in Amherst Center that everyone is welcome to attend. If you're in the area and craving Mexican food, be sure to try out Bueno Y Sano. This popular establishment has dog-friendly tables outside, and their fresh ingredients and hand-crafted meals are a local favorite.
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  5. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 261/sq mi

    #5 Central Granby

    Only a 20-minute drive from Amherst is the city of Granby, MA which has a population of just over 6,000. In the Central Granby neighborhood, there's a dog park that is definitely worth the quick drive. Dufresne Park is undoubtedly popular with residents of Granby, but people from the surrounding areas in Massachusetts also love to bring their dogs there. All of this park can be explored with your dog on-leash, but there is also a separate dog run for off-leash fun. There is also a picnic bench for humans to sit and chat while their dogs frolic in the open space.
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