Top 200 Places: Salem Willows Amusement Park

Salem Willows Amusement Park
171-185 Fort Avenue

A park since 1858, this scenic wooded and hilled peninsula is the place for great outings with shaded seaside grounds, a public pier, grand ocean views, numerous eateries, activity/gaming areas, an historic 1866 carousel, kiddie rides, a bandstand and seating area for outdoor concerts, and more. Dogs are welcome throughout the park and the water areas; they are not allowed in buildings. Dogs must be friendly, under their owner’s control at all times, and leashed and cleaned up after.

Top 200 Places, with tens of thousands of places listed to take your dog to, will be releasing on it’s Dog News blog, Facebook page and on Twitter a list of 200 Top Places that you can take your dog in the U.S. and Canada. This list, while intended to highlight top places that are especially pet-friendly, is not designed to be the absolutely top 200 places that we could find, but a sampling of the top places so that all regions, types of attractions, hotels, B&Bs, vacation rentals, parks, beaches, shopping and more can be considered. No doubt each of you will find many other places not on this list or our full list of dog-friendly places at Please let us know about them by commenting on the blog or emailing us at You can also let us and our readers know if you agree or disagree with the selections, or your experiences there. Please keep in mind that places often change their policies regarding dogs and thus may have different policies at any time in the future.

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