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Dogs at Middlesex Fells Reservation

Dogs are welcome to the Fells in both on- and off-leash areas. Please be respectful and follow these guidelines.

Dog walking

Please observe the following rules and behaviors:

  • No more than 4 dogs per person
  • Dogs must be wearing a collar with current dog license and rabies tags.
  • No choke or prong collars.
  • Clean up after your dog, and properly dispose of waste.
  • Do not allow your dog, even if friendly, to approach other dogs or people, unless invited.
  • No digging
  • Do not allow dogs to chase, harass or hunt wildlife.

Off-leash area

Sheepfold Meadow is a designated off-leash recreation area for your dog to be free to run and play.

Please observe the following rules and behaviors:

  • Dogs are only allowed off-leash in the designated area.
  • Keep your dog leashed when entering or exiting the off-leash area.
  • Always have one leash in hand for each dog you bring into the off-leash area.
  • Dogs must be under control at all times, and come to their owners when called.
  • Children under the age of 13 must be supervised by an adult.
  • No unattended dogs
  • No aggressive dogs
  • No dogs in heat
  • No digging


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