Explore these dog-friendly things to do in Boston:

 

VISIT BOSTON COMMON 

Did you know the Boston Common is the oldest city park in the United States? It’s a tale as old as time: dogs love parks. Dogs on leash are welcome all throughout the common, and off-leash dogs are available in designated areas. Besides these areas, there’s also a newly renovated visitors’ center, carousel, ballfields and a pond to sniff out.

Woman with dog in the Boston Common Photo by: taaylors_photography

 

WALK THE FREEDOM TRAIL 

If you head east you’ll end up in the North End where you can reward your pup with a treat from the locally owned Polka Dog bakery. You can take a self-guided tour of the trail or join a walking tour with the Freedom Trail Foundation to learn even more.  For some historical cuteness check out the Freedom Trail’s Instagram page for their Patriot Pups highlights!

Dog on the Freedom Trail near a sail boat in Boston, MAPhoto by: @ruff_life_of_mila

 

TAKE TO THE SEA 

Boston Harbor City Cruises has tons of options to explore the famous Boston Harbor, plus they welcome dogs, they offer harbor cruises, ferries, whale watching. Don’t forget a doggy lifejacket!

Dog Friendly BostonPhoto by: @emmett_thegsp

 

ON THE CHARLES 

CYCLING 

If your dog is on the very active side and is used to running with you, mix things up and rent a Blue Bike and cycle the Charles River Bike Path with your furry companion running alongside you.

PADDLING 

If you’ve got an adventurous and water-loving K9, Charles River Canoe & Kayak allows you to take your dog in their boats (no extra fee). Some locations even have life jackets you can borrow for your dog! Hours vary by location, but the season runs from May through mid-October.

Dog FriendlyPhoto by: @ollietheminiatureaussie

 

SHOP AT SOWA OPEN MARKET 

This farmers market opens up in May with their other markets to hopefully follow suit soon. Several vendors offer pet-related products, so your furry friend can be in on the fun too. Other dog-friendly markets around Boston include the Somerville Flea in Davis Square and Somerville’s Union Square Farmers’ Market.

Tomatoes In SoWa Open Market in Boston, MAphoto by: @ziggythespotteddog

 

DON’T FORGET, TAKE THE T, DOGS RIDE FREE 

Just because you have Fido with you doesn’t mean you have to worry about parking. The MBTA welcomes service animals at all hours, and non-service dogs are allowed at all times except during rush hours. Dogs should be on leash and cannot take up a seat.

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