Roslindale is a residential Massachusetts town bordered by several parks and natural areas. The town is a beautiful place for those who love nature and being in the middle of it, but still want access to the conveniences of a city. If you are visiting or moving to the area with your dog, you will want to make sure your dog is well- behaved on leash. Dogs of all shapes and sizes are commonly seen walking with their owners through town, and a pup who is anxious on leash around other dogs may be subject to unnecessary stress. You will want to keep treats in your pocket to reward those good behaviors as you both get used to the town and its quiet charm.
Dog owners enjoy Roslindale for its greenery and wildlife. Your dog’s tail will be wagging throughout your walk as he watches all the birds go by and chases a squirrel or five! There is one dog-friendly restaurant here loved by the locals known as Sophia’s Grotto. Calling ahead is recommended to make sure their outdoor tables are set up and that the weather will permit outdoor service. There is one local animal hospital in town as well for all of your veterinary needs.
North Roslindale is home to many arboretums where you and your dog can admire both rare and local trees without interruption. The tranquility found in these parks simply cannot be matched. Many of these arboretums allow dogs as long as they are on leash and promise to be on their best behavior! Keep waste bags handy to help keep the parks clean for the next visitors. The Arnold Arboretum is well-loved by locals for many reasons, including the dog-friendly atmosphere. Pack plenty of water and a blanket for resting in the grass as you head to the northern part of town to begin your tail-waggin’ adventures!
West Roslindale is a mostly residential neighborhood. The homes here are full of gorgeous gardens and landscapes that will be a bright spot for your dog to feast his eyes and ears on during an early morning walk. You can grab a leash and your waste bags and head down any street in this area for a scenic and relaxing walk with your best friend. There are also many small, unnamed green spaces where locals can be found relaxing or throwing tennis balls around with their dogs for a rejuvenating afternoon. You and your pup will feel invigorated and ready to explore the rest of town after your stop in West Roslindale.
Central Roslindale is covered in green lawns and scenic homes. If you are looking for a colorful and charismatic place to take a selfie with your dog, grab your selfie stick and head to Central Roslindale for your next walk. Enjoying the fresh air here is easy, whether you are walking through the residential streets or taking a journey through the Boston Nature Center. Just be sure to keep to the trails marked appropriate for humans and dogs, and keep plenty of waste bags with you to help keep the grass green and gorgeous for the next pup! And don’t forget the treats to show your dog what a good boy he is.
East Roslindale is another residential part of town with characteristically striking homes that are common throughout the area. Your dog will enjoy his afternoon walk with you anywhere in this neighborhood with plenty of birds and squirrels to watch and listen to. You can stop by one of the small ponds here for a relaxing picnic with your dog. Just pack up a good picnic blanket, keep a good leash on your dog, and break out the good treats for a day of fun and fur in this part of town. If you get hungry there are a number of fast food chains nearby, including a McDonalds and a Wendy’s.
South Roslindale has many charming streets where you can take your dog for a fun-filled walk. Dogs are commonly seen walking their humans here, so make sure your dog’s behavior is barktacular to keep everyone calm and stress-free. You can visit Bellevue Hill Park for a Saturday afternoon walk with your dog and plenty of tennis balls to throw around. While your dog will need to stay on leash in this area, that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun jogging and rolling around in the grass together! Just bring your clean-up bags and a blanket in case you find a nice tree to relax under.