Things To Do : For Your Pets
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Tradewinds Dog Park
On any given day, between 8 and 9 in the morning and again just before dark, you'll find dozens of dogs and their owners at the Tradewinds Fields Preserve, familiarly known as the dog park in Oak Bluffs. The 71.8 acre property, which includes a wide, open field (a functioning runway), is a far cry from the fenced-in areas that serve the needs of urban and suburban dog owners. Owned by the Martha's Vineyard Land Bank and located off County Road in Oak Bluffs, the Land Bank urges all to remember it is a multi-use property also frequented by walkers and joggers.
For more information, visit mvlandbank.com/18trade_wind.shtml or call Land Bank at 508-627-7141.
Vineyard Haven Dog Park
At the end of Holmes Hole Business Park Road, off State Road in Vineyard Haven, is the head of the Tisbury Dog Park. The beginning trail is connected to dozens of others between Vineyard Haven and West Tisbury and lets out at various scenic fields. A great place to explore, but bring good sneakers or hiking shoes.
More for dogs
Leashed dogs are also allowed at most M.V. Land Bank and Sheriff's Meadow trails. In season, dogs are allowed on most beaches before 9 am and after 5 pm. Off-season, dogs are allowed on most beaches, such as Lambert's Cove Beach in West Tisbury, Lucy Vincent and Squibnocket in Chilmark, and the Oak Bluffs town beaches.
Shopping for your pet
SBS The Grain Store State Road, Vineyard Haven. Find a variety of food, toys, treats, flea & tick medication, clothing, and more for most pets. 508-696-7271
Good Dog Goods Circuit Avenue, Oak Bluffs. In addition to dog-themed home decor, find the necessities such as leashes, shampoos, and treats, and a fenced-in outdoor sitting area where dogs and their owners are welcome to enjoy. gooddoggoods.com; 866-696-7100
Find more pet supplies at our supermarkets such as Cronig's in Vineyard Haven and West Tisbury, Stop & Shop in Vineyard Haven and Edgartown, and Reliable Market and Tony's Market in Oak Bluffs.