If you're visiting or living in North Sandwich, one of the best hikes to take with your pup is along the Sabbaday Brook Trail. Not only does it offer some amazing scenery and views of the natural rock formations around the area, but its a moderate trail with easy-going slopes and only lasts a few miles. The trail's terrain is made up of crushed stone and consistently stays at 72 inches in width throughout the area.
The trail begins at the Sabbaday Falls Trailhead, where there's a small parking area with restrooms and potable water. The parking area also has a picnic area with benches, picnic tables, and trash bins. Dogs must be on a leash on the trail and inside the picnic area, but are allowed to hang out in the picnic area. The trail is right next to that and follows along Sabbaday Brook, and not even half a mile later you'll find yourself next to Sabbaday Falls, the first landmark along the trail. The waterfall is gorgeous and cascades over jagged rocks, with railings and steps leading up alongside the falls for better views.
Along the way, there are other rock formations and multiple spots where the trail connects to the brook, giving hikers a chance to relax and take pictures of the flowing water. Pups are allowed to play in the water. The trail is mostly wooded, and the last mile starts becoming steeper then the rest of the trail as it climbs the side of a mountain. Once you're at the top, you're met with a clearing that shows the full view of the surrounding White Mountain National Forest.
After some great shots and a short peaceful walk, this trail is perfect for getting out with Fido thanks to its easy climb, short distance, and amazing landmarks to view and explore.