Distance from Boston: 20 minutes
Characteristics: wide trails, open space
Size: 230 acres
Directions: Head on 93-S and take Exit 3 to Ponkapoag Trail (turn left after the highway).
The Ponkapoag Pond Boardwalk is a really good option for less active dogs or those looking for a more relaxed hike. There is almost no elevation here, and the area feels like a relaxing stroll in the woods. Another really great thing about it is that it's right off 93S.
On a nice fall day, we went out with Tucker and Lola the 10 lbs corgi puppy. This was Lola's first time out here, and she had a blast! We started off on the Ponkapoag Trail and then took a left to the Boardwalk. She fell in the bog, which was hilarious.