We love our dogs, and we know that their favorite activity is to run and romp without a tether. Here are some of our favorite places to walk our furry friends where they can be free to run and not pull us off our feet! These dog-friendly hiking and walking trails offer plenty of space and fresh air for your pet (and yourself) to fully enjoy a morning or afternoon. There’s nothing more fun for a dog than to be able to run, sniff and play on their own.
The Conway Shelter has a fenced-in area where dogs are permitted to run and play with one another.
The dog park is open to the public. Day passes are $10, month passes are $25, and annual passes are $100 for one dog or $150 for two dogs. All dogs must be over 6 months old, altered, and up to date with vaccines.
The park is closed to the public during part of the day for shelter dogs to enjoy play groups but is otherwise open from dawn to dusk. It is fully fenced in which is ideal for off leash playtime. They provide poop bags and disposal stations.
In the summer, there are swimming pools inside the park for cooling off. The park is treated for fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes using an all natural solution from YardGuard which significantly decreases the tick risk.Town Hall Road, Bartlett NH
One of our favorite walks is at the top of Town Hall Road. Drive up from Bartlett’s Town Hall to a parking area at a gate.In winter, the gate is closed and snowmobilers use the road. In summer when the gate is open, there is very little traffic, but beware that there are some cars using the road.
Park at the gate, and you can walk for miles on this gravel road that leads to Mountain Pond, which is actually in Chatham NH. My dogs are under voice control, and they can run and play in the forest that surrounds Town Hall Road.
As long as you trust your dog to come when called, they can have a beautiful time on this verdant walk.
Whitaker Woods, North Conway NH
Park at the Whitaker House in North Conway, just a bit north of the light at the Northern end of The Village. Whitaker Woods has a network of trails, with pet poop bags at the entrance. As long as you pick up after your pet, and as long as your pet is trained to “come” on command, they are welcome to enjoy the trails in the woods.Conway Rec Trail Another dog-friendly walking trail is the Conway Recreational trail. To find it, there is a road behind the Police Station on East Conway Road called Meetinghouse Hill road. Drive to the end where there is a parking lot. There is a fee to park but it’s a nice walking trail for your dog and very scenic for you too. The trail runs along the Saco River and is beautiful during every season of the year. Please be sure to pick up after your pet.