Ashland, MA is certainly appealing. Family-friendly and community oriented, this city is full of New England charm, maintaining a quaint, small-town vibe only thirty minutes from both Boston and Worcester. Ashland might be best known as the birthplace of the electric clock, but there’s a spookier side to its history. It’s home to John Stone’s Inn, a historic tavern dating back to the 1800s that’s now known as one of the most haunted places in Massachusetts. Stop in and you might get an eerie feeling of being watched by the restless ghost of Captain John Stone himself, but by all accounts, the food is still pretty good. In terms of care for your four-legged friend, there are three veterinary clinics in town, with emergency services available in nearby Natick.
Ashland doesn’t have any designated off-leash areas, but you and your buddy are sure to dig up something to do. The town is bordered by no fewer than four furrific state parks, so if you and your pooch love hiking, you’re in luck! You’ll also find some pawesome community parks in town. Marathon Park a favorite of local pups and their owners, and features a scenic creekside trail. And you’ll find plenty of off-leash exercise and doggy dining options just a little fur-ther afield!