West Bridgewater is a small town conveniently settled between the larger cities of Boston and Providence in Massachusetts. This town used to be primarily agricultural, and combines small town charm with big city amenities right nearby. There are still some working farms in West Bridgewater that contribute to the scenic and peaceful character. There’s even a veterinary clinic in this town, making West Bridgewater an appealing place to raise a happy, healthy pupper.
West Bridgewater clearly loves dogs, because they’re currently working on a dog park that’s soon to be opened behind St Ann’s Church on N Main St. Until then, one of the favorite places to take a hike is the West Bridgewater Rail Trail. This trail is an unused railway that was converted into a pathway that you and your furry friend can enjoy! It is accessible from where the new dog park will be, on N Main St. Leashed dogs are welcome, just don’t forget to pick up after him or her!
There are a couple of restaurants that welcome dogs in West Bridgewater too, so Fido doesn’t need to miss out on the fun! If your stomach is growling, head over to Lawadessa Restaurant. Here you can dig into some Middle Eastern food next to your best pal at one of the five pet friendly outdoor tables.
With all these pet friendly places around, your dog is sure to feel right at home in West Bridgewater!
One of the favorite neighborhood hangs in West Bridgewater is probably the War Memorial Park. This leafy riverfront park has plenty of stone walkways to enjoy with your canine companion. Whether you want to go for a jog, take a stroll, or relax in the grass with a good book, this park is a great option. Features include plenty of benches and scenic footbridges. This park is very pawpular among dog walkers, so get ready to meet some of the neighborhood pooches! Dog need to stay leashed and be picked up after. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, head over to the Good Days Restaurant, right across the river from the War Memorial Park. This restaurant offers breakfast all day and four outdoor pet friendly tables.
Just a short trot south of West Bridgewater, into the Avon West neighborhood of Brockton, brings you to another great urban park and a gem of this area, the D.W. Field Park. This sprawling, 700 acre park is a great solace from the city that residents and visitors of Brockton like to enjoy. The park features over 7 miles of roadways that encompass the park, that are great for a leisurely stroll or a run with your pup. Here you’ll find peace among the rolling hills, ponds, and mature trees. Don’t forget to pack a lunch and some dog biscuits, because this area is great for a picnic! Leashed dogs are welcome. If you want to stay in this area for a while, head over to the Motel 6 Brockton. They allow up to two pets of any size for no additional fee!
If you and your doggo are itching to get into the great outdoors, you don’t need to go far! Just 20 minutes east of West Bridgewater, in Central Hanson, you can find the Burrage Pond Wildlife Management Area. This expansive reclaimed bog area is approximately 1,625 acres. It can be enjoyed with your furry travel companion by means of the many paths that meander through old cranberry bogs and cedar forests. Dogs are welcome to join in on the fun of course, as long as they stay leashed and leave only paw prints! If you want to grab a bite to eat in this neighborhood, head over to A Fork in the Road. This dog friendly deli has an outdoor table for you and Fido.
A 20 minute drive south of West Bridgewater brings you to the town of Taunton, and another natural wonderland you and your dog will love. It’s in the East Taunton neighborhood that you can find the Massasoit State Park. This state park has a plethora of trail to enjoy, include a wide, paved pathway that’s easy on the paws and the eyes. These trails are especially beautiful in the fall, when you can enjoy the striking contrast of the scarlet cranberry bogs against the deep green pine trees. The park is centered around the lovely Lake Rico, which offers boating and fishing opportunities. Leashed dogs are welcome, but be sure to stay on the paths and don’t forget the waste bags!
If your pup is craving some off-leash play, the closest dog park to West Bridgewater is located about 30 minutes away in the City Center of Sharon. This neighborhood is proud home to the Sharon Dog Park. The dog park is located on the east side of Deborah Sampson Park. In this park your doggo can romp around and play unleashed in a safe, fenced in environment! He or she can enjoy some pawsitive socialization with the neighborhood pooches here too. In this park you can find drinking water, waste bags, and even toys! All you need to bring is your playful pup. When it’s time for a treat, check out Coriander Bistro. They offer delicious Indian fare that you can enjoy at one of the seven pet friendly outdoor tables.