Pittsfield is crazy about pets. So if you are looking to travel with your dog and enjoy activities together, you can't beat Pittsfield.
TIPS FOR TRAVELING TO MASSACHUSETTS WITH PETS
The best way to enjoy traveling with pets is to find a dog-friendly city. Pittsfield has dog-friendly accommodations, parks, hikes, and restaurants. After nearly 20 years of planning, Pittsfield also just opened up a dog park. It's a great place to explore with your best friend.
PITTSFIELD DOG PARK
The dog park is a great place to let your dog run and meet other dogs. The dog park is completely fenced, and dogs can run off-leash.
Here, dogs run and play with other dogs, and their humans can enjoy watching their tails wag. The fenced area has a large grassy area with two play areas. One place is for dogs under 30 pounds, and another is for dogs over 30 pounds.
The dog park has a walking path, benches, and waste bags. Dogs love the dog-sized water fountain, which is perfect for rehydrating after getting some exercise.
DOG HIKE AT BASH BISH FALLS STATE PARK
Bash Bish Falls is Massachusetts’ highest waterfall. The park is dog-friendly, and the whole family will enjoy hiking and experiencing the stunning waterfall. The final portion of Bash Bish Falls drops 80 feet into a gorgeous emerald pool.
Bash-Bish Falls lies on the New York-Massachusetts border. While on the hiking trails, pets must be on a leash at all times. Guests should wear sturdy shoes as the trails and rocks can be slippery.
Bash Bish Falls offers three different hiking options, ranging in length and difficulty.
FROM MASSACHUSETTS PARKING LOT
The hiking trail from the Massachusetts parking lot is about .6 miles round-trip. However, it is rated difficult because of the rugged and strenuous climb.
FROM NEW YORK PARKING LOT
This hike is rated as moderate and is about 1.5 miles round-trip. The hike is longer and has a more gradual incline. The hike is rocky and uneven, so visitors should use caution as they hike.
SOUTH TACONIC TRAIL
Access the South Taconic Trail from Taconic State Park. This trail is 12.4 miles long and is rated as moderate to difficult.
DOG-FRIENDLY PLACES TO EAT
Berkshire has a wide assortment of cuisine, and many restaurants are pet-friendly. Restaurants with patio seating welcome dogs and offer a lovely way to dine al-fresco with your pet.
BERKSHIRE MOUNTAIN BAKERY
The Berkshire Mountain Bakery has outdoor pet-friendly tables. The bakery and pizza restaurant serves pizza, hot sandwiches, and delicious bakery items.
DOTTIE'S COFFEE LOUNGE
Dottie's Coffee Lounge offers an assortment of treats and meals. The menu includes bagels, sandwiches, soups, and salads. Dottie's Coffee Lounge has several outdoor pet-friendly tables where you can enjoy your meal.
VISIT LOLA AT HOTEL ON NORTH
Pittsfield is a beautiful place to visit with your furry friends. Enjoy the dog park, hikes, and eating out.
Lola is the resident welcoming committee at Hotel on North. Lola loves it when other dogs come to stay at "her" hotel. She'll introduce you to the team and has some great tips for enjoying a pet-friendly stay at Hotel on the North.