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Dog Areas in Halifax

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The small town of Halifax is 40 miles south of Boston, and only 10 miles from the shoreline of the Atlantic Ocean. The town was named after Halifax, West Yorkshire, and became the home of many sawmills and major railroads. Nowadays, the area is made up of residential homes, with a small shopping center, a few parks, and one animal hospital for the cities four-legged residents.

The Burrage Pond Wildlife Management Area is a huge protected area, with a reclaimed bog and multiple ponds. The reserve is perfect for hunting and makes for a beautiful place for hiking. Included in the park are dog-friendly hiking trails, paved walking paths, a recreational area for sports and picnics, a fishing dock, and different boat launches. Pups do not need to be on a leash inside the park, although you will have to remember to bring some water and clean-up bags before heading out.

Although the town has lots of natural parks, the Halifax Town Green Park is a great inner-city park with lots of amenities. There is open space, shaded sitting areas, a picnic shelter, water fountains, and a paved path for walking. Additional features include benches and trash bins, available to leashed pups.

Whether you're looking for a quick walk in town, or a day's outing in one of the area's protected parks, you and Fido will have plenty of options to do things together in Halifax.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Halifax

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    Population Density 1,564/sq mi

    #1 Halifax

    Halifax is a quaint little town, known for is residential areas and thick forests. The area sits next to East and West Lake, and right along the shore is Richmond Park. This dog-friendly spot has an open field, trails, and parking area. Dogs do not have to be on a leash while inside this park, but will have access to amenities like trash bins and benches that are located in the parking lot. On the east side of town is the Fieldstone Show Park, which has 8 acres of open space for pups and humans to enjoy. The park has benches and a small paved walkway leading to picnic tables, and does not require dogs to be on a leash inside the park. Don't forget to bring water and clean-up bags!
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    Population Density 975/sq mi

    #2 Central Hanover

    Central Hanover is the downtown neighborhood to the larger town of Hanover, just 7 miles north of Halifax. Although the area is home to lots of businesses, its still has some great dog-friendly parks like Forge Pond Park. The park rests right along Forge Pond, with thick forests along the other edges of the park for privacy and shade. Inside the park, there is lots of open space, with 6 different enclosed baseball diamonds, two soccer fields, a boat launch, fishing pier, 1.2 miles of paved walking trails, and a picnic area. Dogs must be on a leash inside this park, but will have access to water fountains, benches, trash bins, and clean-up stations.
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    Population Density 1,886/sq mi

    #3 Abington Center

    Abington Center is home to the city's main shopping district in the town of Abington, 7.7 miles from Halifax. Visitors come to the city thanks to the Island Grove Park, a dog-friendly park with a pond. The park is covered in trees, with a mile of paved, boardwalk, and dirt trails. The trails connect to a small bridge that travel across Island Grove Pond and provide access to a fishing pier, boat launch, and dog-friendly beach inside the park. Dogs must remain on a leash inside the park, but have access to amenities like water fountains, benches, and trash bins.
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    Population Density 1,367/sq mi

    #4 West Abington

    The neighborhood of West Abington is a pretty quiet one in the city of Abington, 8.1 miles from Halifax. Despite its quiet atmosphere, the neighborhood gets plenty of visitors thanks to the Ames Nowell State Park. The state park has over 700 acres of protected land and recreational fields. Mostly natural, the area has trails that wind through the park that allow activities like bird watching, wildlife viewing, and hiking. The park has a lake in the center for fishing and boating, with a small open field along the shore for picnicking events. Dogs are welcome in the park while they are on a leash 6 feet or shorter, but you will have to remember to bring water and clean-up bags.
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    Population Density 1,703/sq mi

    #5 North Abington

    North Abington is a rural area in the town of Abington, 8.8 miles away from Halifax. Although rural, the neighborhood has a large park known as Thicket Street Conservation Land, which provides residents and visitors with a 2.3-mile looping trail made from crushed stone and dirt. The parking area here is small, but has amenities like trash bins and benches. The Hamilton Saint Conservation Land is another park in the neighborhood and has a 1.2-mile trail, along with an open area and picnic tables, which include benches and trash bins. Dogs are required to be on a leash in both parks, and you will need to bring water and clean-up bags to both areas.
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