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Dog Areas in Townsend, MA

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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!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Townsend, MA

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    Population Density 1,219/sq mi

    #1 Downtown

    Just a few miles across the Massachusetts and New Hampshire border sits the Nashua Dog Park. It will take you about 20 minutes to get there from Townsend, and it's worth every minute of the drive! The Nashua Dog Park is a three-acre dog park that was built in 2012 after a group of local dog owners banded together to create a safe off-leash space for dogs. To visit this park, you must become a member, which includes an orientation appointment and paying a yearly fee. You'll find a large dog area and a small dog area in the park, as well as walking trails and benches throughout the park.
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    Population Density 1,551/sq mi

    #2 Waltham Street

    The MayDog Park in Maynard, Massachusetts is just over 20 miles southeast of Townsend. This dog park opened in 2014, and the fenced-in portion of the park is just over half an acre. This park doesn't separate dogs by size, but there are certain hours designated for small dogs, so if your little dog doesn't like to play with the big dogs, consider visiting during the little dog hours. The park has drinking water, waste disposal stations, and it's even stocked with hand sanitizer! The MayDog Park is free to use, and it relies on donations and generous volunteers to maintain it.
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    Population Density 669/sq mi

    #3 Central Bedford

    Muller Park is about 25 miles north of Townsend in central Bedford, New Hampshire. More than 21,000 people call Bedford home, and it's a suburb of Manchester, the largest city in New Hampshire. Muller Park is a 3.6-acre area of conservation land that's ideal for hiking, picnicking, and camping. The trail in Muller Park is pawfect for a leisurely stroll with your pooch. Muller Park's trail is rather short, so if you're not looking for a challenging workout with your dog, this will be a great route for the two of you to take. Be sure to keep your dog on a leash on the trail, and bring your own doggy bags.
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    Population Density 663/sq mi

    #4 North Milford

    The Morrissette Trail in Milford, New Hampshire takes you from the lowest point to the highest point in Mont Vernon, and it takes about an hour and a half to complete. You can drive to Milford from Townsend in 20 minutes, and that drive is most certainly worth the fun you'll have on the trail! The trail is just over five miles long, but you can drive 3.5 miles of the trail and walk the remainder with your dog, as long as they're on a leash. This trail is dedicated to those who are fighting cancer, and for a $10 donation, you will receive a wristband, trail package, and certificate of completion.
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    Population Density 3,687/sq mi

    #5 Prospect Park

    Leominster is a city in Massachusetts just 20 minutes south of Townsend. In the city's eastern quadrant sits a place called Prospect Park, and you and Fido won't want to miss it! Prospect Park is an almost 36-acre conservation area with miles of trails, ponds, bridges, and streams that you'll love to explore with your pooch. Dogs are welcome in Prospect Park, but they must be on a leash at all times. Prospect Park is also a popular place for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and mountain biking. The trails are well-maintained, and if your dog is a swimmer, they'll find lots of place along the way to take a dip.
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