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Bluff Point State Park

Bluff Point State Park in Groton, CT is dog friendly and welcomes leashed pets. Situated on the shores of Poquonnock River, this park offers over 800 acres for you and Fido to explore. There are wooded hiking and biking trails, opportunities for fishing and boating, and spectacular wildlife viewing on Long Island Sound. Please note that dogs and horses are not allowed on the beach from April 1st to September 1st. Visit Website

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BringFido Guest Rating

Bluff Point State Park has received a rating of 4.3 out of 5 bones by 10 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Eve
    Mar 6, 2024
    Easy hikes, pretty views

    We went in the fall and it was beautiful. Not crowded at all. Stay on the trail to avoid mud and ticks. Trails have shorter and longer loops available. Bathrooms available, bring water.

  • Beatrice
    Aug 6, 2022
    Great location

    Nice long trail, spots for Hazel to swim. Well maintained, nice people. Not a lot of trash cans, and you have to pay to park if from out of town. Lovely spot with great views.

  • Dawn
    Aug 8, 2021
    Loved this place

    First time here. Our whole family enjoyed this area very much. Leashed dogs are welcome on the path, but must be kept off the beach. Pretty views. Shared path with bikers, walkers, runners, and, of course, dogs!

  • Cynthia
    Jun 26, 2020
    Kayaking Adventures!

    We took Colby to this state park last week for some kayaking fun, stopping for a dip at one of the landing beaches in the middle of the cove. Boat traffic in the cove areas is restricted to smallcraft and boats must be under 8 MPH so it was a nice easy ride. Dogs must be on leash even on the little islands to help protect the piping plover nesting areas.

  • Allison
    Jun 30, 2018

    Nice peaceful trail. Lots of friendly people with their dogs. However, the trail is very woodsy-- lots of weeds. My dog had THIRTEEN ticks on him when we got home. Even in the tall grasses of Cape Cod, my dog has never gotten this many ticks. Maybe 1-2 at most. But 13?!?! Thankfully, we're diligent about applying his monthly flea and tick medicine but I guess it didn't function as a repellent. Be warned!

  • Orange
    Jun 13, 2018
    Great walk with beautiful views.

    Get here early. The parking lot fills up fast. Make complete loop to take in coastal photo opportunities. There were lots of side trails numbered and will research for the next time. My two labs had a blast!

  • Liz
    Feb 27, 2018
    Nice coastal park

    I enjoy bringing my dogs to Bluff Point. The trail main trail is pretty wide and well maintained, but be aware that you are likely to encounter bicyclists and even people on horseback, so if your dog is reactive to those things, this might not be the best place to visit.

    Dogs must be on leash (this is heavily enforced) and you must be careful the bikers don't run you over, as they aren't always very considerate.

    There are great photo opportunities at the end of the trail when you reach the bluff overlooking the Long Island Sound.

  • David
    More than a year ago
    Awesome place

    Great trails and the beach is real nice. I didn't see one breeding bird on the beacH too bad dogs not allowed to go on beach during prime season.

  • Stephanie
    More than a year ago
    Great Morning

    We loved taking Barnaby here. Pups have to stay on a leash (which we upheld)... But others did not. We went early early and it was great. Lots of trails and little side paths to explore. Views of the Sound are incredible.

  • Kevin
    More than a year ago

    Great walking loop, with plenty of shade. Bring water, especially in summer. Too bad you can't go off leash, or allowed to take dogs on the beach during bird season.

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