When I was born, I already had a collie named Shep. I grew up with and have loved dogs and all animals ever since. I have 30+ years of corporate experience, an MBA and years of volunteering. I have First Aid/CPR/AED certification from the American Red Cross. Am working toward my Equine Specialist certification.
Sherborn, Massachusetts was founded all the way back in 1674. In the time it’s been around, it has grown from a small farming community to a bustling suburban town. Modern-day Sherborn is also a very dog-friendly city, with parks where you can bring your pup as well as dog-friendly restaurants. While there aren’t any veterinary clinics in Sherborn, there is one in Sherborn’s neighboring town of Ashland.
For a great day out with your dog, head over to Ashland State Park in Ashland, where dogs are welcome on-leash. This 470-acre park has a large reservoir with a trail that loops around it, providing amazing views. You and your dog will both love this scenic hike!
The Grove Conservation Land is another furtastic place to go with your favorite pup. This conservation area is in Marlboro, about 15 miles from Sherborn, and it allows dogs on-leash. It features hiking trails that go through beautiful wooded areas and along the scenic Fort Meadow Reservoir. Bring a picnic to enjoy on the reservoir’s shore and have a fun day out with your dog.
Sherborn and its surrounding area have tons of parks where you can hike or relax with your dog. Sherborn is perfect for every pup!
This neighborhood is home to one of Sherborn’s most popular parks, Rocky Narrows. Here, you and your dog can hike on trails that will take you onto beautiful overlooks. From these overlooks, you’ll get stunning views of forests and the Charles River. Dogs are allowed on-leash in this great park. If it’s hot out, cool down after your hike with a tasty treat at C & L Frosty. This casual eatery has two dog-friendly outdoor tables, and they serve classic all-American fare, like burgers and fries. For dessert, they have delicious ice cream cones.
For a pawesome off-leash dog area, head over to Franklin Dog Park. This dog park is about 10 miles from Sherborn, and it has a double-gated entrance to keep your pup safe and secure. Inside the park, there’s a large mulch field where your dog can run around and make new friends. There are doggy bags available for your dog, but there's no running water, so it’s best to bring a water bottle or two with you. Bring a Frisbee or your dog’s favorite toy, and have a furrific time at this neighborhood dog park!
This Framingham neighborhood is home to the 820-acre Callahan State Park, which is about 10 miles from Sherborn. Here, dogs are allowed off-leash through most of the park. The only places your dog has to be on leash are in the parking lot and on trails that are adjacent to private property. Besides that, your pup is free to roam around off-leash while under voice control. If your dog like splashing in the water, they’re also allowed to swim in this park’s beautiful pond. Bring some water for you and your dog, and have a great time exploring Callahan State Park’s seven miles of trails!
For another fun off-leash dog run, head over to Watertown Dog Park. This fenced-in dog park is about 18 miles from Sherborn, and it has separate large and small dog areas. Both areas feature grassy fields where your pup will have plenty of space to run around. The park also has plenty of doggy bags and water for your pup. If you want to go out to eat with your dog after the dog park, head to Wild Willy’s. This casual restaurant has dog-friendly outdoor tables, and they serve burgers, crispy hand-cut fries, and classic milkshakes.
Somerville’s Inner Belt neighborhood is home to the popular Zero New Washington Dog Park, which is about 25 miles from Sherborn. This large off-leash area has plenty of space for dogs to run around, and it’s also full of fun equipment for dogs to play on. Your dog can run up the park’s ramps, climb on its stone structures, or go through the park’s numerous tunnels. While your dog is playing, you can sit under one of the park’s shady gazebos. If you or your dog get thirsty, there are human and dog water fountains available. This park is the perfect place to spend the day with your dog!