Dogs are welcome at the picnic areas and on the hiking trails at Hopeville Pond State Park. Unfortunately, they are not permitted on the beaches or in the campground. The area was originally popular among early settlers and was home to a number of mills. Over the years, the wooded areas that surround the pond have been added to the ever growing Pachaug State Forest and Hopville Pond became recognized as a great place to hang out and have fun with family and furry friends. The park is open every day of the week from sunrise to sunset.