Although technically neither a city nor a town, North Scituate, located in – you guessed it – northern Scituate has become its own little village. While there isn’t much to do in the village itself, there are quite a few historic sites to check out, including the Old Congregational Church, founded in 1834, and Smithville Seminary, which dates back to 1839. While you may enjoy visiting these sites, the village leaves a bit to be desired for dog owners who want to go out and explore with their canine companions.
Neither North Scituate nor Scituate have any dog-friendly restaurants or dog parks. Scituate does have a few different veterinarian clinics, so when your pet needs medical attention, care isn’t too far away. If you do want to visit a dog park or dog-friendly restaurant, the capital city of Providence is only a twenty-minute drive away. In Providence, there are plenty of opportunities to have some serious fun with your four-legged friend. Although North Scituate isn’t the most dog-friendly area, the village has plenty of rich history that still warrants a visit. Make sure to drop by this friendly village today!
Located almost exactly ten miles from North Scituate is Providence’s Federal Hill neighborhood, but don’t let the name fool you; it’s all fun and games here! Dexter Dog Park is located in this neighborhood, and if you want to give your dog the chance to run around off his leash while making some new friends, make sure to drop by! Dexter Dog Park does provide water for your pet, but you’ll need to bring along your own waste disposal bags to clean up any messes your dog makes. You can also bring your dog’s favorite toy along.
If you and your dog enjoy going for long walks through nature, make sure to visit Snake Den State Park in Johnston. This state park is located less than three miles from North Scituate. Snake Den State Park has a few different walking trails for you and your dog to enjoy, all of which are self-guided. You will need to fill out a form at the welcome center and provide general information about your dog, should you get separated. A leash is required for your dog to be in the park, as is a current rabies shot.
Sometimes you want to grab a bite to eat but don’t want to leave your dog alone at home, and Providence’s Hope neighborhood gets that! This neighborhood is home to five different eateries where you can bring your dog along. In the mood for a simple sandwich or soup? Visit The Sandwich Hut, which has traditional deli grub that is sure to hit the spot. You can also visit Chez Pascal if you want to try something different, like traditional French cuisine. A leash is required at both restaurants, and make sure the weather’s nice, as you’ll have to dine on the patio.
Do you love a thrill? How about all things that go bump in the night? If you do, make sure to visit College Hill in Providence! Providence Ghost Tour kicks off in this neighborhood. Explore Providence and learn the best of the city’s haunted history while only having the light of a lantern! Your dog can join you on the tour, but he needs to be on his leash. You’ll also want to bring along waste disposal bags to clean up after him; maybe that’s the real horror. Can your dog keep you feeling safe?
About twenty minutes up the road in Lincoln, located just outside of Lincoln State Park, is Chase Farms. This spacious area has plenty of room for you and your dog both to get some exercise. There’s even a pond where your dog can go for a dip to cool off on hot summer days. If you want to go for a hike, there are trails in the area. While many locals let their dogs run around off-leash, be advised that this is against the rules, and there’s a chance you could get ticketed.