Readville, MA truly has the best of both worlds. Just thirty minutes away from Central Boston on the Franklin line, it’s also just a stone’s throw away from gorgeous state parks, reservations, and preserves. For history buffs, Readville needs no introduction -- it was home to Camp Meigs during the civil war, a training camp for Union soldiers. Cultured canines might get a kick out of wandering around the various monuments that now dot the large, open-air site.
Readville is a diverse and family-friendly place -- it’s far enough away from the center of things to have a small-town vibe, but close enough for easy access to the many amenities the city has to offer. Unfortunately, there’s no veterinary clinic in Readville, but you’ll find a couple of clinics to take good care of your four-legged friend in nearby Dedham.
There’s no designated dog park in Readville, but that doesn’t mean you and your buddy are bound to be bored! Francis D. Martini Shell Park, on the border of Readville and Hyde Park, is very pawpular with local dogs and their owners, as it’s a great spot for some on-leash exercise. And don’t worry -- you and your pooch are sure to sniff out plenty of off-leash adventures in the surrounding area!
Nature-loving pooches will be glad to know that they have some fantastic fur-friendly hiking trails right on their doorstep! Readville is home to its very own slice of the Neoponset River Reservation, running from the south end of Meadow Road all the way up to Martini Park. Beloved by boaters and fishing enthusiasts, this pawesome preserve also has some serene riverside trails for you and your furry friend to stroll along. Just remember to bring your own water, as well as doggy bags to keep the area clean!