Bolton is a historical town not far from Boston that was once a thriving rural community with plenty of dairy farms and orchards to keep the local economy going strong. Today, the area has been transformed into a largely residential community with plenty of single-family homes built on large plots of open land, pawfect for your growing family!
As the community has changed over time to become more modern, the residents have prioritized conservation efforts throughout Bolton and the surrounding towns, creating a network of stunningly beautiful preserves and refuges for wildlife and plants. These conservation areas are increasingly popular with dog walkers who enjoy a variety of serene places to exercise their pups.
As the landscape changed, residents largely had to move to work outside of the town's borders. However, there are still some large orchards that continue to thrive in Bolton. The homes found in Bolton follow a true New England and Colonial style, adding to the already strong character of this amazing town in Massachusetts.
There is only one animal hospital in the town of Bolton. However, there are several more animal clinics available to meet all of your pup's needs in the surrounding areas of Hudson and Harvard.
Just a short drive away from Bolton in the town of Stow you will find the Marble Hill Conservation Area. This wooded area can take over an hour to explore. There are wide and narrow trails that range from smooth to steep and rocky, making the pawfect place for outdoor lovers of all skill levels. There is plenty of off-road parking where you and your pup can just pull in and get right to the trails and start sniffing away! Make sure you pack plenty of drinking water and waste bags to help keep the trails tidy for future pups!
The Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge is almost 4 square miles right in the middle of where Hudson, Maynard, Stow, and Sudbury all meet. The area was used previously by the U.S. Army as a training space, but was signed over as public use land in 2000. Today, the refuge has many wetlands and pools, surrounded by thick forests. Hiking with your pup in this area is a truly enchanting experience as you observe the local wildlife living virtually untouched in this oasis. The refuge is intended to help with migrating bird populations. Dogs joining you in the refuge should be well-mannered and leashed at all times.