Plymouth, Massachusetts is almost like a live history book. Everything is preserved in time to recreate the first Pilgrims’ landing in the United States. Plymouth is also surrounded by lovely beaches, parks, and activities perfect for any pet owner in the area.
For a day of freedom, you pet will love bounding across the sands of Ellisville beach. Just north of Plymouth, this beach spreads for miles and is completely leash-free. Just remember to be courteous and pick up after Fido! A day in the waves and rolling in the muddy sand will be any dog’s dream come true.
If you are in the area in the spring, Plymouth holds an annual pet expo. Plymouth Pet Expo is the perfect outing for families and pets alike. There are dog shows, agility demonstrations, pet vendors, pet adoption events, food, and games for everyone. This is a great day out for everyone.
There are several pet-friendly lodging options in Plymouth. If you are just staying for a couple days, the Hampton Inn and Suites offers clean and comfortable rooms that will welcome you and your pets warmly. However, if staying the Plymouth area for several days or even a longer vacation, definitely check into the Harborfront Victorian Estate. This gorgeously restored property boasts room for 16 people! It is directly on the ocean and has lush, well-kept grounds. They allow pets so long as you notify the owners ahead of times. A great property for a family vacation.
Although there are no pet-friendly eateries directly in Plymouth, you can drive just a short distance away to Dave’s Diner. They offer tasty American cuisines such as burgers, sandwiches, salads, and much more. This diner has the classic 50’s theme on the inside and welcomes well-behaved pets on their outside patio.
Plymouth may be a small city, but there is something to enjoy for every pet owner there! You and your pet will never be bored in Plymouth.
Give your furry companion a treat and take him over to Ellisville Harbor State Park. Located in Ellisville/Cedarville Landing, this park is one of the most scenic spots in the area. Your dog will be in heaven as you walk through a fragrant red pine forest. He’ll love the view as you meander near serene meadows and pass by a salt marsh. Once at the beach, watch for birds and small fishing boats. In fall and winter, keep your eyes open for the seals that pop up just off shore. Keep in mind that dogs must be leashed at all times. This walk is so amazing, it is sure to win best in show!
Plymouth’s Town Center is a fetching place to spend the day. Pilgrim Memorial State Park is a must see spot when visiting this historic location. Fur-tunately, leashed dogs are welcome to come along as you visit the spot where, according to tradition, the passengers of the Mayflower first set foot on land. Spend some time on the waterfront taking in the views of Plymouth Harbor before heading over to Brewster Gardens. Take a stroll with your canine companion in the gardens and along the banks of Town Brook, a small stream that passes through the park. Nelson Memorial Park is also nearby. This popular park offers ocean view scenery and a chance for your dog to meet and greet new friends.
Pack up the sleeping bags and your furry friend’s favorite blanket and head over to Pinewood Lodge Campground. This lakeside retreat is nestled in the Federal Furnace Road/ Meadow Road area of Plymouth. Dozens of dog friendly RV and camp sites are surrounded by a white pine forest. Fresh Meadow Pond is also nearby. It’s the perfect spot to escape the hustle of everyday life. After a weekend in the wilderness, your pup will probably be covered in mud from nose to tail. Book her an appointment at Happy Hound Doggie Daycare for a shampoo and brush. She’ll be rinsed off and ready to go in no time.
Pups looking to spend some time near the water should head over to the Cerdaville/ Pondville neighborhood in Plymouth. This area is chock full of small lakes and ponds and is pawsitively worth a visit. Check out Great Herring Pond, Little Herring Pond, Island Pond or Big Sandy Pond. These ponds are great for getting paws wet or just enjoying the wooded scenery. Hedges Pond Recreation Area is also nearby. Not only does this pet friendly park have a freshwater pond, there is also a hiking trail, playground, and sport courts. A couple hours here will leave your pup feeling dog tired.