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Top 5 Dog Walks on Cape Cod

One of the best reasons to live on Cape Cod is the outdoors.  And with whom better to enjoy a lovely day than your canine companion?   One of our favorite areas for outdoor recreation is the mid-Cape, particularly Dennis, Brewster and Harwich.  Centrally located and featuring bay, sound, and lake beaches these towns will not let you down.  Do keep in mind that each town has leash laws and general restrictions depending on time of year, with that being said here they are in no particular order.

West Dennis Beach | Dennis

Hands down this is one of our favorites with the labs.  The beach extends for nearly a mile and can be walked either along the shore in the sand or in the road.  Enjoy vistas of Nantucket Sound and scenic Bass River along the way.  In the past there have been nesting snowy owls on the marsh side of the beach.  Not to be missed but, unfortunately, no dogs on beaches in the summer.  Check out homes in West Dennis

Thompson’s Field | Harwich

This is definitely a great walk for friendly dogs.  Many people with well trained four-legged friends allow their dogs off leash in this expansive area.  Numerous side trails and different habitats make this a nice walk for nature enthusiasts and several wide open fields are great for ball-chasers.  Nice touches here are the water tap near the south entrance and plenty of parking at the North Entrance. Check out homes in Harwich

Crowes Pasture | Dennis / Brewster

Located right on the Dennis/Brewster town line (but accessible from East Dennis) this beautiful area includes marsh, woods, fields, dune and beach habitats.  By parking at the first area you can make this into a beautiful multiple mile walk without ever retracing your steps.  This is also a great place for off road vehicles with a permit from the town. As an added perk, go at low tide to watch the oyster farmers do their work. Check out these homes in Dennis and in Brewster

Bell’s Neck Conservation Lands | Harwich

This is a fantastic area close to Dennis Port and accessible from many parts of West Harwich.  With cranberry bogs, woodlands and opportunities for swimming in the freshwater pond, this area is  another great area for well trained dogs off leash.  A bit of exploring reveals several quiet benches with wonderful vistas. Check out homes in Harwich


Sheep Pond Woodlands | Brewster

The parking area is easily accessible (just off of 137) and these woodlands are a great area to explore.  There are several private roads and two-tracks that cars occasionally drive down so be sure to keep a close eye on your companion.  Sheep Pond is a treasure of the mid Cape and, since it is well hidden, a nice place to find in the off season for a little serenity.  As a perk the parking area is adjacent to the Cape Cod Rail Trail if your dog companion is a jogger. Check out homes in Brewster

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