My dogs LOVE the snow! Does yours?! Snow can be so much fun for dogs to run and play in (in moderation, of course) and it also helps to keep that winter weight gain to a minimum, for them and their humans too! Did you know: domesticated dogs go into hibernation mode over the colder months, much like their human counterparts? With all that lounging around being lazy, it’s no wonder they get a little pudgy around the waistline. Northern Massachusetts is beautiful during the colder months and offers numerous ways to keep you and your fur friends, fit and trim!
Dog friendly beaches:
Nahant dog beach, Nahant MA – Nahant dog beach is an excellent way to get those extra calories off! It boasts an area perfect for off leash romps through the sand and if your dog is daring, getting his furry toes wet. (Off leash allowed from October 1st – March 31st).
Crane’s Beach, Ipswich MA – Crane’s Beach has a ton of space for your dog to romp! (Off leash allowed from October 1st – March 31st. Off leash dogs must stay between the high tide line and the water.)
Swampscott Beach, Swampscott MA – Easy commute from Boston and the North shore areas! (Off leash allowed from October 1st – May 20th. Off leash dogs must stay between the high tide line and the water and have excellent recall.)
Dog friendly hiking trails:
Lynn Woods Reservation, Lynn MA – 106 Pennybrook Rd, Lynn MA 01905.
Breakheart Reservation, Saugus MA – 177 Forest Street, Saugus MA 01906.
Middlesex Fells Reservation, Stoneham MA – S Border Road, Stoneham MA.