Swampscott, Massachusetts is a town that has thrived since the early 17th century, because it was located in just the right spot for fishing and boating. In fact, one in three men here was a fisherman or boater. The rest were shoemakers. The invention of the lobster pot, which allowed fishing for lobster to become a substantial business, only helped the community thrive. The natural beauty of the sea drew people in and made them stay.
Today, Swampscott is a quaint, sparsely populated seaside town, making it the pawfect place to visit, or settle down and raise a family -- furry members included! It's also just 15 miles of Boston, which means you and Fido are never far from the dog-friendly amenities of the big city.
While you're here, you'd be barking mad not to check out Beach Bluff Park. You and your dog will love the open space and the ocean views here. The atmosphere at this furrific park is quiet and laid-back, making it the perfect place for walkies. There are plenty of walking trails to explore here.
Linscott Park is another wonderful spot in Swampscott to bring your dog. It's a huge green space with a pond and a fountain. You can stroll around the park, play a game of fetch, or just enjoy a picnic.