Haydenville is a village to the south and east of Williamsburg, Massachusetts. It lies in a rural setting in the Pioneer Valley of the Berkshire Mountain foothills. Within this village, you will find the Haydenville Historic District, which is proudly displayed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. To keep your pup in fine health, you will find one veterinary clinic in town to care for yur furry bestie.
Take your dog romping in the nearby town of Chesterfield, just west of Haydenville, which features a part of the Mass Audubon's Graves Farm Wildlife Sanctuary. While the portion inside of Haydenville does not allow dogs, in Chesterfield, pups are welcome to hike on its Tower Brook area of 300 acres, Fisk Meadows area of 620 acres, or Oak Hill on its 600 acres of land. Pups must be on voice command or leash. Bring water and food for these wonderfully rural activities.
For a longer walk, hop on The Nature Trail in the northern section of the nearby city of Northhampton. This trail winds throughout the state, connecting 8 parks. It has 12 miles of Connecticut River shoreline for you and your pup’s enjoyment.
For small town living at its best, visit Haydenville and its surrounding areas with your pup!
For an adventurous day with your pawtastic pup, check out the Chesterfield Gorge Reservation. This nature reserve is located in the West Chesterfield neighborhood of Chesterfield, west of Haydenville. It is known best for its hiking trails, places where you and Fido can cool off in the water of the running streams, and spectacular views of the gorge. For this outing, be sure to pack a picnic lunch, water and a leash if your pup is not solid with voice commands. Although rural and forested, it is always best to bring clean-up bags, and pack out what you pack in.
Look Memorial Park is a beautiful spacious park in the village of Florence, south of Haydenville. This park offers 1.5 miles of walking trails for you and your pup to stroll, open space to wander, and a water spray pad and steamer train for kids to ride on around the park. There are also paddle boats for on-lake cruising and a miniature golf course. Dogs are welcome on-leash, and restrooms with water are on-site. You can grab a bite at Cafe Evolution, a vegan eatery, where pups can join you at their pet-friendly outdoor tables.
The Leeds Yankee Hill neighborhood, in the village of Leeds, south of Haydenville, is where you will find the Roberts Hill Conservation Area. This area is full of open space and trails, trails, trails! You and your pup can design different day activities according to your level of ability or enthusiasm. There are flat trails, moderately difficult trails, and then quite challenging trails for the more energetic of pups! It’s a great park to pack a nutritious picnic lunch. Be sure to bring plenty of water and clean-up bags to keep this conservation area pristine!
Like to walk or bike with your fur-ever friend? The Bridge Street Neighborhood, in the city of Northampto, south of Haydenville, offers the Norwottock Rail Trail. This 11-mile path winds through towns and forested areas, over bridges and past running streams. Created from the former Boston & Main Railroad system, this rail trail will link you to the neighboring towns of Hadley and Amherst. This full day of adventure allows for biking, roller blading, or just walking with your pup. Along the way, grab a bite at Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery! There are restrooms with water provided at the trailheads.
The Laurel Park neighborhood in the city of Northampton, lies to the south of Haydenville. Here you will find the Fitzgerald Lake Conservation Area, which is the perfect place for an outdoor adventure with your pup. There are multiple, seasonal activities you can participate in, such as 8 miles of trails for hiking, open meadows for wandering, wetlands and a 40-acre fishing lake. In winter, try snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Please keep dogs on leash and bring clean up bags. Mutt mitts are provided! Be sure to bring a picnic lunch or snacks, and pack water for your open-air journey!