More than 15,000 people call the town of Westport in Bristol County, Massachusetts their home. During the summer, the population increases by approximately one quarter, because so many tourists flock to this town to enjoy all it has to offer. This area of Massachusetts is quite special because it's isolated from the rest of the state by water and Rhode Island. It is still a convenient place to live with all kinds of amenities in town, and it doesn't take long to make the trip to bigger cities that are nearby.
There isn't an off-leash dog park in Westport, but there are other dog-friendly activities to enjoy with your pet. From April 1st to September 15th, dogs aren't allowed on the beaches in Westport, but they can accompany you on a leash the rest of the year. Another dog-friendly activity to enjoy in Westport is visiting Partners Village Store and Kitchen on Main Road. This casual eatery welcomes dogs at their outdoor tables, where you can dine on breakfast, lunch, and dessert dishes. They serve homemade soup, lobster rolls, salads, sandwiches, brownies, and much more. After your delicious meal, you and Sparky can make a short drive to a nearby dog park for some off-leash fun.
Another one of Rhode Island's excellent dog parks is just 30 miles from Westport, in the southeastern corner of Pawtucket. Slater Memorial Park is the oldest public park in Pawtucket, and its features include hiking, biking, fishing, sports, and playground facilities. The dog park has big and small dog sections, and there are also a few pieces of agility equipment for your dog to show off on! There's also running water and dog bowls in the park, and biodegradable poop bags, too! The Pawtucket Dog Park is free to use, and it's open every day from dawn to dusk.