Townsend, Massachusetts has a population of around 9,000 people and it was incorporated in 1732. Just over an hour from Boston, Townsend is the perfect combination of small-town charm with the amenities of a big city. Most people who live in Townsend were born there, and it isn't hard to see why people choose to stay there! There's plenty of affordable housing in Townsend, and it's also close to cities like Worcester and Manchester where people commute to for work. Most homes in Townsend are single-family homes, and many of the families in town have four-legged members! There are paw-lenty of dog-friendly activities nearby to keep those furry family members happy, too!
If you drive 15 miles north of Townsend into Nashua, New Hampshire, you'll arrive at Mine Falls Park in the town's center. Mine Falls Park is a 325-acre park with dog walking, hiking and biking trails, fishing facilities, and a beautiful waterfall. There's a variety of trails in the park, including paved and dirt trails, so there's something for everyone to enjoy. Some visitors note the main trails get quite busy, so if you'd like to walk your dog on a quieter trail, choose one on the outer edges of the park. While this dog-friendly activity isn't an off-leash option, there are plenty of those just a short drive from Townsend!