Conveniently located 30 minutes from Boston and Nashua, you’ll find the town of Billerica, Massachusetts. The town is divided up by two major waterways that cut through it, the Shawsheen River and Concord River. This quaint, family oriented town was recently ranked the 27th safest town in America. With a great blend of schools, employment opportunities, and three veterinary clinics, Billerica is a desirable place to live and raise a puppy.
With lots of dogs in Billerica, residents have been pushing to have a safe place for their pups to run and play. This dog-friendly town is getting ready to open it’s very own dog park. In the meantime, the Kindred Conservation Land offers a great opportunity for nature loving dogs and their owners to explore outside. Perfect for quiet relaxation or nature viewing, this 8 acre conservation area has a trail that passes through the wetlands and around the town reservoir of Mitchell Pond.
If you and your pup are just here for a visit but want to feel at home, check out the Homewood Suites Boston Billerica! All rooms are pet friendly in this hotel, making travelling with your dog a breeze. They welcome two dogs up to 75 lbs for an additional fee.
With all these pet friendly amenities, it’s clear Billerica loves dogs, and dogs love Billerica!
Owning a dog is a sitch in the River Pines neighborhood, with the Billerica State Forest Park so close by. It’s a great place to hike through the woods and enjoy nature with your pup. This park has rustic, multi-use trails that welcome leashed dogs. The 4.1 mile trail is suitable for all fitness levels, and winds through scenic wooded areas. There is a picnic area with grills within the park, so why not bring some lunch and make a day out of it! Don’t forget the dog biscuits! The park also includes restrooms and a splash pad for the kids to enjoy.
The Lampson Memorial Field Park in the neighborhood of Lampson Memorial Field has something for everyone to enjoy, including your dog of course! This park features tennis courts, softball fields, football fields, basketball fields, a skatepark, and a big open field where your dog can dig his toes into. There isn’t much shade in this park so be sure to bring some water for you and your pup. This is a very popular place for dog walkers, so get ready to make some furry friends. When it’s time for a treat, the park has it’s very own snackbar that offers great burgers and ‘dogs. Well-behaved dogs are welcome throughout the park but must remain leashed.
The Great Meadows Wildlife Refuge is a 3,600 acre wetland conservation area that stretches from the town of Billerica to Wayland, Massachusetts. From Billerica, it’s accessible through the Riverside neighborhood. The conservation area has a diverse variety of birds and small mammals, and is a favorite for anyone who loves to get out and enjoy nature with their dog. The park features hiking, snowshoe and cross-country ski trails that wind through the conservation area and down to the Governor Thomas Dudley Park. Dogs are welcome, but must remain leashed and not disturb the other animals in the conservation area. If you need a bite to eat afterwards, check out Wicked Cheesy Pizza. This neighborhood pizza joint has an outdoor dog-friendly table.
You and your pup can hop across the border into the neighboring town of Carlisle to get deep into some beautiful nature and enjoy a great variety of nature paths. The Great Brook Farm State Park is located in the neighborhood of East Carlisle, and is centered around an active dairy farm. The park features 20 miles of trails available for hiking, cross-country skiing, and of course dog walking! At the dairy farm, you can enjoy a small petting zoo while you dog enjoys the smells. They also sell ice cream made fresh from the dairy farm's own cows! Just make sure your pupper is leashed and picked up after throughout the park.