doggy day trip
It’s only about an hour’s drive from Boston to Providence, but you and your dog can make it a leisurely day trip by hopping off the highways to enjoy the dog-friendly attractions along the way. In addition to parks and hiking trails off routes 93 and 95, you’ll find a bakery offering yummy organic dog treats and a bookstore where you can browse thousands of titles with your canine companion in tow. Once you arrive in Providence, restaurants with outdoor dining facilities will welcome your leashed, well-behaved dog for a fun, sun-soaked day out.
Nantucket Island’s rich history spans more than 400 years, and because it’s just 25 miles south of Cape Cod, it’s the perfect destination for a doggy day trip. Well known for its beaches, it’s a popular vacation spot, especially for pet lovers. Rated as the best island in the world by National Geographic, Nantucket is the ideal island getaway for you and your pooch.
An island off the coast of Massachusetts, just south of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard is comprised of West Tisbury, Chilmark and Aquinnah, also known as Up Island, as well as Tisbury, Oak Bluffs and Edgartown, referred to as Down Island. Even the president and his famed pup frequent this vacation hot spot. When planning your next day trip, take advantage of Martha Vineyard’s dog-friendly atmosphere and bring your furry friend for a day of fun.
Cape Ann — Essex, Rockport, Gloucester and Manchester-by-the-Sea — has earned a reputation for many a water sport and family vacation. Gloucester especially is well-known for its deep sea fishing and historical fishing industry, but one of the area’s lesser known draws is an amazing trend toward dog-friendly businesses. Pop that pooch in the car and hit the road to explore Cape Ann with your furry fella.
The south shore of Massachusetts often gets overlooked as Boston or Cape Cod take center stage, but this area was made for dogs. For a doggy day trip with that furry little fella, this is the place. With stunning outdoor venues perfect for a good sniff to cold and creamy snacks and fur-friendly overnight options, Boston’s south shore offers a little bit of everything canine.
Anyone who has ever been to Newport, Rhode Island knows it is a gorgeous tourist destination in the summer. What a lot of people don’t realize though, is that this city by the sea is also a wonderful place to bring your dog.
Provincetown has built a reputation as one of the most dog-friendly towns in the country. If you’re planning to take your pooch, here’s a guide to getting there and some dog-friendly highlights you shouldn’t miss.
Less than two hours from Boston, the southern Maine towns of Kennebunkport, Kennebunk, Wells, and Ogunquit can be the perfect dog-friendly day trip.