Wompatuck State Park is not only a lovely place where you can spend your weekends, but it also has an off-leash dog area where Spike can run, roll around, make new friends, get enough exercise, and have the time of his life.
Located just half an hour’s drive from Boston, the park offers 262 wooded campsites, 140 of which have electricity. There are also 12 miles of paved bicycle trails and vast areas of hiking trails and bridled paths. Some of the pursuits you can enjoy are horseback riding, cross-country skiing, camping, mountain biking, snowmobiling, boating, hiking, and hunting.
The property was formerly of an Indian chief named Josiah Wompatuck, and the property is steeped in history. The Indian chief deeded the land to the English settlers in 1665. During World War II and the Korean War, it served as an ammunition depot for the country’s military.
Nowadays, it is a vast 3,526-acre park which extends from the neighborhood of Hingham to the neighboring towns of Scituate, Norwell, and Cohasset. Hikes can be mild, moderate, or challenging, depending on the terrain and usually take around one and a half hours to hike.
The Wompatuck State Park Off-Leash Dog Area has no fence, so pet parents are advised to always be on the lookout for the safety of their pets. Dogs are allowed in the developed areas but only if they are on a leash. However, they are not permitted at the Mt. Blue Spring site.
Four-legged friends must be under voice control always, and pet parents must have a visible leash for their dogs at all times. Pet parents must pick up after their furbabies and dispose of the waste properly and must bring enough water supply for them and their pets. Professional dog walkers must get a Commercial Activity Permit to operate a business in the park.