The second largest city after Springfield in Western Massachusetts is Chicopee. The city is set on the Connecticut River in Hampden Couty and is a part of the Springfield Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area. This beautiful town offers a lot for the dog lovers, including a variety of hotels and restaurants where dogs are more than welcome.
If you need somewhere to stay in Chicopee, you'll have plenty of options to suit your needs and budget. Pet-friendly accommodations include Motel 6 Chicopee, Quality Inn Chicopee, Residence Inn Springfield Chicopee, and Chicopee Airbnb Rentals. All allow dogs, but charge different rates and have different rules and restrictions, so you'll need to check the pet policies when booking your room.
You can't really enjoy the city if you're hungry, so when your bellies start growling, head to one of Chicopee's many dog-friendly restaurants, including Boston Bay Pizza, Fifties Diner, Panera Bread or Chipotle Mexican Grill.
If you find yourself in need of a veterinarian, there are two veterinary clinics in the city that you can easily find. While you're here, you won't want to miss Chicopee Memorial State Park, where dogs are welcome on-leash.
If you like Polish culture and museums, then you should also check out the Polish Center of Discovery and Learning, where dogs are not allowed, unfortunately.
Chicopee doesn't have any dog parks of its own, but you can find a pawesome dog park in Granby. Dufresne Park is just 8 miles away from Chicopee. Although you can walk your fur baby on-leash through the whole park, there is also a designated fenced off-leash area. The area is located up a hill which makes it the perfect spot if you want extra exercise for your pup. Remember to bring some water with you since there is none in the fenced area. Also bring some waste bags so you can clean up after your dog. No one likes a litterbug!
In Simsbury's Drake Hill Park neighborhood, located 26 miles away from Chicopee, is yet another pawesome park called Paw Meadow Dog Park.Join the very friendly atmosphere in this off-leash park. Got a small pupper? Don't worry -- there are two separate areas for small and large dogs. In the small area, the pups have to be under 25 lbs. The extra good news is that there are a couple of dog-friendly trails around this fenced part of the park that you can explore! Don't fur-get to bring a leash if you want to explore them. The park will surprise you with its cleanliness, which makes it a very popular place for pawrents to take their dogs. Fresh water is also provided, so all you need to bring is some waste bags.