North Easton is a neighborhood of Easton, MA, located in the northeast corner of the town. It’s identified by some as North Easton/ Stonehill College because of the location of that school here, and the entire neighborhood has been added to the National Registry of Historic Places. North Easton was formerly an industrial town, home to the Ames Factory which manufactured shovels and tools. Today, it is a visitors’ destination, being rich in natural resources that lend themselves to hiking and biking with your furry friend. If your visit happens to be interrupted by an ailing or injured pup, visit one of the veterinary hospitals in the area, including one in North Easton and several in South Easton. Your furry bestie will be up and wagging in no time!
North Easton is surrounded by 4000 acres of parks and trail systems, so it’s inevitable that you and your furry friend are going to work up an appetite with all the hiking and exploring. When that happens, the best place to take care of it is at Pizza Depot, a dog-friendly restaurant with outdoor tables just waiting for you and your furry date. Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner, the Depot serves up pawsome casual Italian food like pizza and sandwiches, along with pasta for those who prefer to eat their meals with a fork. Even burgers and quesadillas are on the menu! Bone appetit!
Whatever adventures you’re looking for in the outdoors, look no further than North Easton –you’ll find proximity and access to outdoor fun with your fur-pup! Woofderful!
This neighborhood of Easton is home to the pup-friendly Clifford G. Grant Reservation, a 320-acre parcel with crisscrossing trails, a bridge over Black Brook and boardwalks over the wetlands. The entrance to this wildlife management area can be found behind the Easton School complex off Lothrup Street. Deep woods await you and your fur-pal on the looped trail that is home to deer, fox, fisher cat and wild turkey. Imagine the sights, smells and sounds your pooch will experience as you walk along, while you enjoy the foliage, the rippling brook and the fragrant wildflowers growing beside the boardwalks. Be sure to stop at the information kiosk to pick up a map – although trails are marked, there are lots of splits and turns. Bring your pup to this pawsome natural resource with easy access and seemingly endless trails – you’ll both be glad you did!
The Borderland State Park resides within the Easton Town Center neighborhood, where it straddles the border between Easton and next-door Sharon. With more than 20 miles of trails that range from moderate to difficult, this is a perfect place for outdoors-loving dogs to hike with their humans on the 18 intersecting paths. The routes take you past and around the 6 ponds, through wetlands and wooded areas. Split Rock Trail connects 2 other trails and leads to a dramatic 20-foot high glacial boulder that has been split down the middle. The Morse Loop Trail is an easy walk along a wide log-hauling road through a hemlock grove. Find information on all the trails at the visitor center near the three parking areas, along with the location of two fields where your pup can romp and run off leash! This park is pawrrific!
This neighborhood of Easton is home to the Wheaton Farm Conservation Area, which contains a 2.5-mile intersecting loop trail, part of which takes you past scenic views of the reservoir. Access to the trail is via Bay Road, and there is free parking available. Your leashed pooch will love the parts of the walk through and around the marshy wetlands where amphibians, as well as deer and smaller mammals can be found. The terrain is easy for when you’re in the mood for a walk or run, but don’t want to climb over boulders or tree roots. You’ll pass fields of spinach and other plants along the working farm section and can enjoy the trails year-round. Pawsome!
This neighborhood in Norton, just southwest of Easton, is where you’ll find the Blueberry Knoll Wildlife Area. This 33-acre parcel contains a walking path along an old dirt road that leads you and your leashed pup through both wet and dry woods to a detention pond that has been planted with native wetland plants. Along the way, you may see field mice and other small mammals, and in the wetter areas you’ll find amphibians in season. If you’re interested in exploring further into the woods, there are cart paths that will lead you in and back out. You and Fido will enjoy this easy, bucolic, pawrrific walk!
Norton’s Town Center neighborhood is home to leashed pup-friendly Woodward Forest, 150 acres of mixed woods featuring a small meadow, a path along the Three-Mile River, and a vernal pool. The established trail system total is about 3.5 miles of looped paths that will let you and Fido experience many types of wildflowers and native plants and trees, along with small animals and amphibians in season. If you’re staying in the area, be sure to check into the Extended Stay America on Washington Street, a dog-friendly hotel that will provide a comfortable studio room for you and your furry bestie for a small additional fee. Woof!