Pet Friendly Nashua, NH
By Patrick Redmond
Nov 29, 2017
Nashua and its neighboring towns have great options for you to enjoy life with your dog. Discover the pet friendly restaurants, dessert shops, parks and more in this growing New England town.
Restaurants, Bars and Shops
There are two pup friendly dining establishments in Nashua. Let’s start with dessert by looking at Bruster's Real Ice Cream. This counter-serve shop makes their ice cream daily and you can treat your pooch – for free! They create a special sundae with a dog bone crumble topping just for those times when you want to treat your best friend.
When you’re enjoying Nashua’s vibrant downtown area, visit Martha's Exchange Restaurant & Brewing Co. This area staple is Nashua’s original brewpub and is pup friendly. During the summer months, cool off with a hand-crafted beer and bring your dog to enjoy the outdoor tables. Seating is spacious, and the atmosphere is cheerful.
The city of Merrimack borders Nashua to the south and offers a few pet friendly restaurants as well. Merrimack Brewery has pooch friendly seating in the outdoor biergarten. The second Tuesday of each month they hold ‘Yappy Hours’ where revenue is contributed to the local Humane Society. And the nearby Pizzico in Merrimack welcomes fido at outdoor seating. Their menu offers Italian and Mediterranean dishes and water for you dog is given upon request.
Dog Parks and Trails
Nashua offers three outdoor public areas to take your dog and one private one.
Mine Falls Park is a 325-acre trail park in the city that is dog friendly. The landscape includes forests, wetlands and the waterways of the Nashua River and other canal systems. Residents enjoy taking their pet to this scenic area at the center of Nashua. The entire park is pup friendly, as long as they are leashed. Nashua has two rails to trails systems that are pet friendly. The Nashua Heritage Rail-Trail is a 1.3-mile asphalt trail where you’ll walk your pooch alongside bikers, skaters, hikers and more. The Nashua River Rail Trail is longer at 12.3 miles. The paved trail runs along the Nashua river through southern New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts.
The Nashua Dog Park is a non-profit that is entirely volunteer based. The organization created a fenced, off-leash dog park open to Nashua residents that pay a membership fee of $100 a year.