This is a beautiful dog-friendly recreation area in Fairfield, Connecticut. The trails surround a lake and waterfall/creek called the cascades on acreage donated by the G.E. corporation. There are waste bins for doggie cleanups, so bring your baggies.


BringFido Traveler Rating

The Cascades at Lake Mohegan has received a rating of 4.8 out of 5 bones by 23 dog owners on BringFido.

  • Mar. 24, 2019
    Great Place

    Very dog friendly. Lots of friendly dogs and owners! Great trail around lake

  • Sep. 04, 2018
    Five Bones!

    This place was full of happy dogs running along the trails and in and out of the lake and Creek. It was so nice to be able to be off leash since our pup does better being able to choose where he walks and when. It was clean and used thoughtfully. Trash and recycling bins along the way and benches for the humans.

  • More than one year ago.
    GREAT park. Occasional uptight owners.

    GREAT dog park. Chester loves running up and down the trails and socializing. Had a few experiences with uptight owners who come to a dog park but don’t want their dog to interact (poor dog), but there’s always a few folks who should’ve gone with a cat.

  • More than one year ago.
    One of the greatest place for dog

    I believe it's the best place having fun with your dog(s). Since it take more than an hour from where I live, I only visit Lake Mohegan 2 or 3 times a year, but I miss this place all year round. Clean water that dogs can swim, nice trail with shade and picnic areas. If you want to see a bit about Lake Mohegan, check below when we were at there :)

  • More than one year ago.

    We go to Lake mohegan everyday (lucky dog!) And have never ran into a problem. Everyone is friendly. Weekends are very busy. Early morning is your best bet if you want a relaxing hike with your pooch. Lots of trails to explore!

  • More than one year ago.
    absolutely awesome

    Great off-leash park. Plenty of trail for everyone with great swimming spots along the way. I make the trip a few times a month from Long Island just to give the pup an energy outlet!! Highly recommended

  • More than one year ago.
    Great spot for a walk

    Just went over here for the first time today. The overview is incorrect as off leash is allowed in the park by rule as long as you are 100 feet from any parking area. They even mark the 100 foot point on the trails. This is a great spot for the dogs to swim as well. There are many points to get in and out of the water. There are a lot of dogs so if your dog is not well trained off leash you might wish to keep them on a long one to keep them from running off to greet. The trails aren't super challenging though you can find some steeper climbs in the park back from the lake. All in all a beatiful place to Taje your buddy for a walk through the woods

  • More than one year ago.
    Love Hiking

    It's a lovely place to be with your best friend. My dog loves it!!!

  • More than one year ago.
    Great Place to Swim

    My pup had a great time swimming, water is clean and easy access around the lake. The hike around the lake/river/cascades took about 1,5 hours. Very scenic. Legally off leash, so there are lots of dogs off leash and there is no luck of play mates. All dogs we met were friendly.

  • More than one year ago.
    Great Swimming

    It was such an amazing spot for dog walkers. We brought our shiba inu for her first mini hiking and swim. Recommend for everyone to explore.

  • More than one year ago.
    Perfect Dog Park

    Came by on a road trip. Went for a walk around the lake 11/2 h...Our dog did a lot of swimming, cooling down on this hot day. Meet nice dogs and owners. Beautiful surroundings.

  • More than one year ago.
    Far from traffic

    My dog listens and returns to me 99% of the time, but those birds...This park has everything the previous reviewers said it does. The people were friendly and easy-going and every dog we ran into (and there were A LOT) was the same. The trails I was on were also well into the woods, so if little Fido takes off after a bird you can at least know he won't dash into traffic.

  • More than one year ago.
    great hike!

    Took my 6 year old basset hound here for the first time and it was worth the 90 min drive! We let him off leash and he had a blast, other dogs were very friendly along with their owners and the river and lakes were great for cooking off! Definitely returning!

  • More than one year ago.
    Best place to bring dog off-leash in CT

    This is the nicest place we have found in CT to being our dog for off-leash hiking. Beautiful running water for dogs to swim, long trails. We drive an hour to come here.

  • More than one year ago.
    Calvin and mom at Cascades at Lake Mohegan

    Paradise for dogs! Brought my 11yr old lab there this afternoon... He just loved it was able to swim and walk thru several streams of water! What a gem of a place!

  • More than one year ago.

    Lots of water and logs of Dogs!
    The walk around the lake is relatively short (~2miles), but there is much to explore and many dogs to play with.

    I am definitely going back.

  • More than one year ago.
    great place

    This was a great place for your dog to walk and swim!!! It is a leash off place so if your dog doesn't like other dogs or is aggressive, stay away. Dogs come running up to you at all times.

  • More than one year ago.
    Water quality

    Do not let your dog drink the water! My mastiff got very sick a few days after swimming down by the lake and when I told my vet we had been to Lake Mohegan she immediately said the water was the cause. I got very lucky and got medical attention immediately but she has seen some cases where the dog can be sick for several months!

  • More than one year ago.
    Awesome hike and lakes!

    Great place for hiking and for dogs to run around and swim

  • More than one year ago.
    great place

    this is a great place to bring your dogs. and humans too, bring good walking shoes and be ready to walk, the water is clean and the streams are running. the best 4 seasons to go. our dogs love it.....

  • More than one year ago.

    Best place I have taken my dogs in CT yet! Hiking, swimming, waterfalls, beaches and best leash in the woods for doggie run sessions. They swam in the water with 8 of their new best friends...going back within the week:)!!!

  • More than one year ago.
    water and hike

    It's a wonderful little hike with your pup and I love to go the entire way around the lake. Nice little area for the pups to go swimming too!

  • More than one year ago.
    off leash

    Lake Mohegan is a great place to take your dog...and unlike the overview, dogs can be off leash as long as you are 100 ft away from the parking and picnic areas.

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