This list of places is on-going and I hope to hear of dog friendly water access in the Boston, Massachusetts area from all you readers. What I mean by "dog friendly water access" is that allowing your dog into the water is legal and not just something you do when no one is looking. This makes for a short list in the summer time, as most State and Local beaches do not allow dogs from May1 to September 15. When I do list a State or Local beach it is with the before May 1 and after September 15 proviso. What I'm looking for is other points of access (on rivers, ponds, bays and ocean front) where your dog can swim guilt free. If you see a AY! (All year!), that's a site with year round access. Let's have two categories: Fresh Water and Salt Water.
Arlington, MA: Mystic Lakes Dam
Directions: Located on the Mystic Valley Parkway in Medford off of Rt.16. It's at the dam between the Upper and Lower Mystic Lakes
Comments: Big parking lot, plenty of space, fairly scenic.
WATER QUALITY: Very Good
EASE OF ENTRY: Excellent
Other Dog Friendly Swimming: Nature Examiner