The city of Nashua in New Hampshire, founded in 1746, was voted "Best Place to Live in America" by readers of Money magazine two times. It was the only city to be voted number one twice; in both 1987 and 1997! That explains why so many dog lovers live there, with almost 20,000 dogs living in more than 12,000 households.
Mine Falls Park is a perfect place to take Fido to run off some of that energy built up on the trip to Nashua. There are 325 acres of forest, wetlands, prairies, and trails with a huge dog park too! That means you can get yourself worn out before you take him to run off-leash while you rest. Lots of wildlife, Nashua River, and even a waterfall on Orange Trail! Any of these places make a ridiculously beautiful place to stay all day so pack a lunch.
Nashua Dog Park is another great place for Fido to run free off-leash with other dogs. It is good to let your furbaby socialize with his own kind once in a while so have a seat and watch him go. There are plenty of shade trees, and he will thank you for it later by sleeping soundly all night. It is fully fenced and safe for all dogs.
Mine Falls Dog Park is located inside of the West Hollis Street neighborhood. This pawsome dog park offers 3-acres of fenced in and off-leash fun. Before you even enter the park, pick up a map so you don’t get lost. Mine Falls Dog Park has an open field for grass rolling fun, and a natural wooded area if your dog likes to explore. After the trails, there is a dam that you dog can play in while you take a break on one of the two benches. There is a required membership to enter this dog park, and an appointment must be made in advance for your pup’s orientation. For even more fun, visit nearby Mine Falls Park.
If you and your dog are looking for a great place for a walk or jog, then be sure to check out the Nashua Heritage Rail-Trail in Downtown Nashua. This 1.3-mile trail is the perfect length for you and Fido to get in a great walk and enjoy some history of Nashua. This scenic trail runs through one of the first neighborhoods built in the city. The trail is paved, which makes it easy for you and your pup to walk, and it is usually popular with local walkers and bikers. If you continue to walk the 1.3-mile trail, then you will connect to Nashua River Rail Trail for an extended walk with your dog. If outdoor adventure has made you hungry, head to Martha’s Exchange Restaurant and Brewing Co., where your pup is welcome at their outside tables.
If you need a place to stay in Nashua, head over to this neighborhood and check out the many places your pup can bed down with you. Extended Stay America Boston Nashua allows two dogs up to 50 lbs to stay with you for a fee. The Hampton Inn Nashua has many rooms on the first floor that allow two pets to stay also for a fee. Between the two is the Residence Inn Nashua, which allows any size dog to stay with you for a bit of a steeper fee. If you’d like to commemorate your stay in Nashua, Bear Hollow Photography specializes in taking pictures with or of your dog. Brush that hair and get snapping!