The charming and remote city of Dover, set among picturesque views and at the very heart of the beautiful nature Massachusetts is known for, is a very cool and relaxing place to visit with Fido! Surrounded by huge forests, lakes, and parks, the city offers plenty of outdoor activities, with hiking being one of the most attractive ones for those visiting with pups in tow! Explore the long paths, watch birds, or (intentionally) get lost in the forest looking for hidden spots to enjoy the sunset. In case of emergency, the closest veterinarian is just 5 miles south, in Westwood.
Noanet Woodlands is one of the most pawpular attractions for tourists, and it's also a beautiful, pet-friendly place to visit with Fido. Catch a breath at Noanet Peak after a few hours of hiking, savoring the views of the city from the top. The gorgeous surroundings are full of visitors and dog owners exploring with their fur babies. It can get pretty crowded on weekends, so keep that in mind if your pup is timid.
Dover doesn't have any pet-friendly eateries, but if you feel like grabbing a bite, Needham, on your way northwest to Boston, has a variety of options. Is your sweet tooth tingling? Time to pay a visit to Abbot’s Frozen Custard, serving the best custard in the area at the outdoor seating.
Newton Center is a neighborhood in Newton, Massachusetts, and it's home to a place where your mutt can go dog wild off-leash! Cold Spring Park is a community park which features walking trails and picnic areas, as well as a fenced dog park that's pawpular with visitors from all over the States! You can play with your pup on your own here, or join in the fun with the friendly local crowd. You never know -- you might make some new friends, both of the canine and human variety! Grab a sweet treat at J.P. Licks, and order some “Cow Paws” for Fido, a cool dessert made just for pooches!
Chestnut Hill is an eastern neighborhood of Newton which has a variety of pet-friendly places for you to explore, starting with the alluring area of Chestnut Hill Reservoir. This is a playground and a park where you can stop by with a leashed pooch to take a deep breath of fresh air and enjoy a nice walk near the water. But, if you are looking for some adventures of the gastronomic variety, Chipotle Mexican Grill will be glad to welcome your buddy at one of the outdoor tables. You'll need to tie up your pal while you go inside to order. After chowing down on some spicy Mexican food, order a sweet treat from White Mountain Creamery.
Named after the English city of Brighton, this western neighborhood of Boston is 100% dog-friendly! The green area of Rogers Park is a pawesome place for your buddy to play fetch with you or meet new canine friends. This park is pawpular with the locals, so you'll find dogs trotting alongside their owners on the walking paths and relaxing on the wide green lawn. Dogs need to be on a leash and supervised at all times here. If you want to let your buddy run for a bit, visit Hunnewell Park, which shares the area with neighboring Newton. The dog park has a fence and plenty of space to run and play ball.
Emerson Gardens is one of the central neighborhoods in Brookline, set not far from the intersection of Washington and Boylston Streets. Emerson Garden is a park and the namesake of the neighborhood, offering an extensive playground and leafy recreation area for tourists and locals. The main park welcomes your buddy to play off-leash early in the morning from dawn to 9 am, so don't miss your chance! Daniel F. Ford Park, which is a part of the Emerson Garden area to the south, has the same dog-friendly policies. Keep your mutt on the leash for the rest of time!
Fisher Hill is a remote western Brookline neighborhood bordering with Newton. At the very south, not far from Beacon Street, you'll find the extensive area of Jean B. Waldstein Playground. Your pup can play off-leash according to the city's policies from dawn to 9 am. Dogs are, of course, welcome in the park after 9 am as long as they stay on a leash. Daniel J. Warren Playground, at the very western end of the neighborhood, provides a bit more time for off-leash fun! Dogs are welcome to run wild from dawn to 1 pm daily here. Don't forget to treat your pup with something tasty at Fairsted Kitchen, a New American restaurant with twenty outdoor tables!