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Here are some of our favorite activities, trails, breweries, and other resources.
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Our Favorite Locations
DeMeritt Hill Farm in Lee, NH offers nature trails, a pumpkin patch, barn animals, and orchards where dogs are allowed on leash with their humans.
Currier Orchards in Merrimack, NH offers a short walk out to their orchards where dogs are also allowed on leash with their humans.
McKenzie’s Farm in Milton, NH allows dogs in the apple orchards and farm store as well as almost everywhere else. Dogs are not allowed in the strawberry fields or greenhouses.
Able Ebenezer Brewing Company in Merrimack, NH has a large outdoor, dog-friendly, beer garden for enjoying their brews.
Hobbs Brewery in Ossipee, NH has a large outdoor space with tables, chairs, and heat tables. Bring a mat for your dog to lay on since the ground is concrete and pebbles. Food trucks visit regularly since they do not sell food only snacks.
Loaded Question Brewing in Portsmouth, NH has a great space outback of the brewery with tables, chairs and heaters. They do not sell much food, but food can be brought in with you. Bring a mat for your dog to lay on and, if your dog has a strong prey drive, watch out for the rabbits.
Throwback Brewery in North Hampton has a large outdoor area at their Hobbs Farm location. There are tables under the tent (seasonal) where they serve food and drink as well as tables spread throughout the back lawn area where beverages can be consumed.
Flamingos Coffee Bar in Hampton, NH is a short walk from the beach. Dogs are not allowed inside but can enjoy the outdoor seating area. Or better yet, order your coffee and breakfast/lunch and head down to Hampton Beach to enjoy. Dogs allowed on the beach from October 1st to April 30th.
Groundswell Surf Café on Salisbury Beach in MA, has a dog-friendly outdoor seating area right on the beach. Dogs are also allowed inside when you place your order for coffee, smoothies or breakfast for you and your dog. They offer a full drink and food menu. After, take a stroll along the beach with your dog after September 15th and before April 1st.
Beech Hill Farm in Hopkinton, NH offers two corn mazes to explore with your dog, and ice cream barn, and a one-mile Rhododendron Nature Trail. The trail is free and open to the public from May 1st to October 31st for recreation and education.
North Country Hard Cider located in Dover, NH allows dogs inside and offers a separate function room as well. Bring a mat for your dog to relax while you enjoy a sampling of hard ciders.
Over the Moon Farmstead in Pittsfield, NH has dog-friendly accommodations inside and outside their meadery. They also serve fresh Amish cheeses and craft beer and offer a panoramic mountain view from their outside deck. Lots of walking trails to explore all year round at this farm.
Flying Goose Brew Pub & Grille in New London, NH has a great outdoor space that is grassy. They serve food and beer.
Fody’s Tavern in Derry, NH offers a heated outdoor space underneath their outside deck. The ground is AstroTurf. They serve food and drinks.
One Love Brewery in Lincoln, NH has a dog-friendly outside deck (seasonal) with awning and seating on the lawn.
Riverwalk Brewing Co. located in Newburyport, MA has a large outdoor, dog-friendly area where they serve craft beer and a full lunch and dinner menu. Give your dog some exercise before by walking the Clipper Rail Trail to the Harborwalk.
Valley Pub & Restaurant in Waterville Valley, NH has one table reserved for inside seating. Ask for the “dog table” in the corner. Otherwise, there are picnic tables outside in the common area for takeout.
Mall at Fox Run in Newington, NH offers a 600,000 sq. ft. sensory experience for dogs. Dogs are allowed throughout the Mall and in many of the stores. If you do not see a pet-friendly sign in the store window, just ask.
Settler’s Green in North Conway, NH offers a dog-friendly environment throughout the open area as well as in many stores.
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Adams Point Wildlife Management Area in Durham, NH offers a walking loop trail with beautiful views of Great Bay as well as many areas to swim in the cool tidal waters.
Fort Foster Park in Kittery Point, ME offers a dog-friendly beach year round and lots of hiking trails.
Head’s Pond Conservation Area in Hooksett, NH offers a flat and wide 3 mile out and back trail that leads to a pond that dogs will enjoy swimming in.
Little Harbor Loop Trail in Portsmouth, NH is another great walk that includes swimming opportunities for dogs in Sagamore Creek, at several stops along the trail. Note that part of the trail is restricted to dogs.
Flag Hill Winery in Lee, NH offers an outside deck where you can order wine, wine slushies, and cheese and cracker boards. Bring a mat for your dog to rest on. Dogs are also allowed in the store. The winery also offers a self-guided walking tour that takes you through the vineyards and out to the river.
Fulchino Vineyard in Hollis, NH has a dog-friendly deck. Bring a mat for your dog to rest on. They also serve bread for dipping and different cheese and meat boards. Dogs are allowed to walk through the vineyards and gardens.
Zorvino Vineyards in Sandown, NH offers an outdoor dog-friendly patio as well as several walking trails. Grab a map at the patio hostess stand. Reservations are recommended, but you can also take your food and drink and sit at one of the many picnic tables on the property. You will need a mat for your dog if sitting on the patio.
Best Trails for Reactive Dogs
Does your dog need additional space? Do they react to other dogs and/or people on trails? Here are some of our favorite trails that are safe, wide, and reactive dog-friendly in NH, MA, and ME. These are great places to hike with a dog that needs their own space.
Pickering Ponds Walking Trails in Rochester, NH includes easy, wide, and flat trails that are great for reactive dogs as well as senior and limited mobility dogs. It is also a great place to listen to wildlife and watch birds. Take a short walk around the pond or add a few other sections of the trail to your outing and increase the length of your walk.
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