Category: Attractions & Activities

Cave City, Kentucky: Dinosaur World

Dinosaur World Cave City, Kentucky Telephone: (270) 773-4345 Website: Talk about a Jurassic park. With more than 150 life-size dinosaur models creeping about and cavorting among the lush setting, a posted “Friendly pets on leashes are always welcome!” policy, and a picnic area that you can even have local pizza delivered to, Dinosaur World is a dog and kid’s… Read more →

Keene, New Hampshire: Ashuelot River Park

Ashuelot River Park West Street at Island Street (main entrance) Keene, New Hampshire Link to official web page This pretty park – the nicest I’ve nosed out in New Hampshire’s Monadnock Region to date – features a waterfall, small pavilion, summer-long flower displays, plenty of benches, a picnic table or two, bike paths, river access for canoeing and kayaking, several… Read more →

Milford, New Hampshire: Milford Drive-In Theater

Milford Drive-In Theater 531 Elm Street Milford, New Hampshire Telephone: (603) 673-4090 Website: The drive-in theater – what an American institution! And the Milford theater is one of the longest running, having just celebrated their 50th anniversary. So load up the lawn chairs, blankets, and bug spray and head over for an evening of double-feature fun. Where else can… Read more →

Groton, Massachusetts: Groton Place

Groton Place Route 225 East of the Nashua River Groton, Massachusetts Website: Hundreds of dogs visit Groton Place each week to enjoy leash-free romps and dips in the water. Once part of the Dumaine family estate, this 52-acrea sanctuary encompasses two ponds, fields, and woodlands with 1,600 feet of frontage on the Nashua River. Rhododendrons line its wide paths,… Read more →

Provincetown, Massachusetts: Pilgrim Bark Park

Pilgrim Bark Park Route 6 and Shank Painter Road Provincetown, Massachusetts Telephone: (508) 487-1325 Website: Historical records tell that in 1620 when the Pilgrims landed at what is now Provincetown, they were accompanied by an English mastiff and a springer spaniel. Thus, the non-profit group behind P-town’s new dog park named their project “to remember those first canine explorers… Read more →

Eastham, Massachusetts: Cape Cod National Seashore

Cape Cod National Seashore Salt Pond Visitor Center Route 6 Eastham, Massachusetts Telephone: (508) 771-2144 Website: Beaches! Sand! Shells! Smells!!! Dogs!!! Beaches!!! Lighthouses!!! WOOF!!!! Note from Chaucer: My young sister’s enthusiasm notwithstanding, I believe we’d best serve our fellow travelers by venturing back to these beaches on our next visit to provide a more detailed report! Although the national… Read more →

Saugus, Massachusetts: Breakheart Reservation

Breakheart Reservation 177 Forest Street Saugus, Massachusetts Telephone: (781) 233-0834 Website: When you happen upon an area formed by glaciers, odds are you’ll find plenty of enormous boulders perfect for clambering up and over and standing atop to play king of the mountain. Called “erratics,” these remnants of the ice age abound at Breakheart Reservation, a 700-acre park that… Read more →

Peterborough and Temple, New Hampshire: Pack Monadnock Mountain/Miller State Park

Pack Monadnock Mountain/Miller State Park Peterborough and Temple, New Hampshire Link to official web page I’ve heard that beautiful Mount Monadnock in nearby Jaffrey is the most hiked mountain in the world. Alas, dogs are not allowed! So, canine climbers and their people head over to dog-friendly Pack Monadnock. From the parking area off Route 101, hikers have their choice… Read more →