In beautiful Cape Cod rests Falmouth, an inviting Massachusetts town where the salty breeze of the Atlantic sweeps through juniper and cedar, beckoning visitors from near and far. If you are traveling in New England be sure to add it to your list of stops: you and your furry friends will find new adventures as well as the comforts of home in Falmouth.
While Falmouth is a modest and tight-knit community, there are plenty of dog-friendly options if you are looking for activities, and there over twenty pet-welcoming choices for lodging, so you can be sure to find a suitable place to stay and lots to do. The community has three veterinary clinics, so you can relax and enjoy your time in here knowing that your canine companion is taken care of. Enjoy the spirit of the Northeast as you explore verdant parks and windswept beaches, taste delicious local food, and discover everything else the town has to offer. Take a ferry ride on the foamy waters with your furry friends. Enjoy the fresh air as you walk through scenic coastal trails. Whatever you decide to do, you are sure to enjoy your time here, and so will your pawesome pals!
The heart of Falmouth the quintessential New England town, dotted with small ponds and beautiful old houses. It is a perfect place to spend a day, and you won’t be at a loss for things to do! Stroll through the beautiful Beebe Woods — it spans almost 400 acres and welcomes leashed dogs through all of its hiking trails. Or, stop by Goodwill Park for a walk around its two scenic ponds, Long Pond and Grews Pond. After you’ve worked up your appetite, choose from the many dog-friendly restaurants in town: The Pickle Jar Kitchen is one of the local favorites with pet-friendly outdoor seating.
A great place to continue your Falmouth journey is in Teaticket. This welcoming neighborhood features Falmouth Dog Park. The 1.6-acre park has separate areas for small and large dogs as well as benches and water bubblers (they are turned off in the winter, however). It is a community-run venture maintained by volunteers, and it is free to the public. The community also hosts a number of activities for dog owners, so be sure to ask around to find out if there’s anything going on! Northwest of the dog park, you'll find Trotting Park, which is a bit bigger and can be a good spot for an on-leash walk.
East Falmouth is a fantastic neighborhood to visit out for anyone who wants to experience the natural beauty of Massachusetts, and it’s just a few miles from the center of town. Sea Farms Marsh epitomizes the wonderful coastal landscape; its 1.2-mile trail winds through ponds and marshes and provides an excellent place to glimpse the diverse array of wildlife native to this region. Rest your legs on the bench overlooking Black Duck Cove and you are sure to see some wonderful birds, like heron, osprey, and various kinds of duck. The nearby Coonamessett River and surrounding bogs also have areas open to the public that you may want to explore.
A great way to enjoy your trip to Falmouth is to take the Island Queen Ferry across Vineyard Sound to Martha’s Vineyard. The short ferry ride welcomes leashed dogs at no additional cost! Once you’re across the sound, you’ll have lots to do. Easterville Point Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the area, and it welcomes on-leash dogs. Also be sure to stop by the Black Dog Tavern. While they don’t allow dogs inside, you can get something to take out for you and your pawesome pal — and they also make homemade dog treats! When you’re all done, it's just a short ferry ride back to Falmouth.
The neighborhood of West Falmouth is actually to the northwest; just follow Route 28 to get there. It has numerous nature trails that make for a great walk. The Anna Moraine Trail has over nine miles of walkable area for you to explore. You are sure to catch a glimpse of some wildlife as you are walking through quiet woods and past still ponds. The Kettle Holes section of the trail is accessible from Blacksmith Shop Road. Wing Pond Woods is another great spot in West Falmouth, and it has over two miles of trails which pass charming brooks, cranberry bogs, and rustic farms.