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Dog Friendly Activities in Branford, CT

There are 5 dog friendly activities in Branford, and 54 more nearby. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Branford.

Pet Friendly Branford Supply Pond
Branford Supply Pond A refuge for hikers, meanderers, bikers, runners, nature enthusiasts, historians and four-legged friends, the dog-friendly Branford Supply Pond sprawls over 350 acres in Branford, CT. See Details
Pet Friendly Young's Pond
Young's Pond Your pet will go wild for a chance to run and play off-leash in the fenced dog park at this lovely Branford park. See Details
Branford Trolley Trail The Branford Trolley Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Branford! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Branford Trolley Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
TA New Haven Has a Country Pride, Subway and a Travel Store. This location has a dedicated area for pets that need some exercise or a rest break. Waste bags and trash receptacles are also available for easy cleanup. TA and Petro Travel Stores also carry a variety of pet care products. See Details
Branford Dog Park Locals rave about this clean, well-maintained dog park. The park is fully fenced with grass and drinking water. See Details
Sleeping Giant State Park Sleeping Giant State Park is dog-friendly. Despite the name, this park is popular among hikers and people looking for a picturesque place to have a picnic. The name actually comes from the mountaintops resembling the image of a giant having a nap. You can wander the uneven ridges on one of the many hiking trails with Fido as long as they are on a leash. The park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
Hammonasset Beach State Park Leashed dogs are welcome in picnic areas, ball fields, nature trails, and bike paths year-round at Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison, CT. Dogs are only permitted on beaches from November 1st to the end of March. Visitors with pets are subject to fines if caught on the beach from April 1 to October 31. See Details
Bailey's Dog Park Bring Fido to Bailey's Dog Park, which is open to all sizes of dogs that are up-to-date on vaccinations. Parking is readily available at Ethel Peters Recreation Complex. The Dog Park features running water, waste bags, shade and sun. Follow all rules posted at the entry. Bailey's Dog Park is open daily from dawn until dusk. See Details
Books & Company Books & Company is pet-friendly. This great bookstore offers like-new used books at half-price or less, greeting cards, unusual gifts and more. They also serve coffee and treats at Legal Grounds. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners as they browse inside. Books & Company is open Tuesday through Thursday from 9am to 1pm and Friday through Sunday from 9:00am to 3:30pm. Visit their website for up-to-date opening times as these are subject to change. See Details
Giuffrida Park Giuffrida Park is a dog-friendly outdoor recreation area in Meriden, CT. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you one of the six trails that range from easy to difficult. Stroll along the reservoir, picturesque meadows, and take in the beauty of your surroundings from the top of Lamentation Mountain and Chauncey Peak. See Details
Tribus Brewing Co Dogs are welcome to join their owners at Tribus Brewing Co in Milford, Connecticut. The first brewery and taproom to come to the town, Tribus offers up a wide selection of flavorsome beers brewed on the premises. Their beer list includes sour IPA, IPA, porters, stouts, and more. Your pooch can join you outside in the biergarten. Tribus Brewing Co. is open Thursday from 4pm to 9pm and Friday through Sunday from 12pm to 9pm. See Details
New England Brewing Co. New England Brewing Co. is a dog-friendly establishment in Woodbridge, CT. Fido is welcome to accompany you inside the taproom or beside one of the outdoor tables. Sample inventive and unique offerings such as the citrus-infused Face Hugger IPA, or 668 The Neighbor of The Beast; a 7.8% Belgian Style Golden Ale. Stop by for a beer and snack from the on-site food truck or grab your favorite beer to-go in a growler, can, or bottle. See Details
Farm River State Park Dogs are welcome at Farm River State Park, home to 16.5 miles of the Farm River, paths, and meadows. The scenic river flows gently through the middle of the park and is a great sight to see with Fido. You can bring them with you as long as they are on a leash under six feet. See Details
Macari Vineyards Macari Vineyards, located on the North Fork of Long Island in Mattituck, NY, is a dog-friendly winery where Fido is welcome to join you on the grounds and inside the tasting room. Enjoy a wine tasting paired with cheese and charcuterie on their beautiful grounds. The vineyard is home to many other animals including Texas longhorns, Spanish goats, Sicilian donkeys, horses, ducks and rabbits. Please ensure Fido is leashed at all times. See Details
Naugatuck Dog Park This 3-acre fenced-in park allows dogs to play off leash and features separate areas for large and small pups. See Details
Savin Rock West Haven Boardwalk Savin Rock West Haven Boardwalk is a beautiful, dog-friendly, two-mile boardwalk along the beach in West Haven. Leashed dogs are welcome on the boardwalk, but not on the beaches. See Details
Cheshire Dog Park Cheshire Dog Park in Cheshire, CT, features 2 acres of fenced-in space to let your dog run free off leash, with a separate area for small dogs. The park has agility equipment, plenty of waste bags, picnic tables, and garbage receptacles. See Details
Hamden Dog Run at Bassett Park Pets love to play off-leash at this fenced dog park, which includes a separate area for small pets, picnic tables, benches, trails, and trees for shade. See Details
Farmington Canal Linear Park This is a restored section of the Farmington Canal-Lock 12 Historical District. There is a 2.0 mile paved path for running, hiking, or walking with Fido. See Details
Woodbridge Dog Park Woodbridge dog park is pet-friendly. This park is the first-ever off-leash community dog park in the area, featuring a small and large dog area. The park is 1.5 acres and completely fenced in. There are plans to add other amenities as time goes on and the popularity of the park improves. See Details
Wadsworth Falls State Park Wadsworth Falls State Park is dog-friendly. You can bring Fido with you to enjoy the hiking trails and picnic areas in the area. Some of the interesting trails in the park will lead you through wooded areas and alongside the Coginchaug River, located on the western side of the park. The park is open every day of the week from sunrise to sunset. See Details
Bert & Harry Subkowsky Bark Park Bert & Harry Subkowsky Bark Park is a fenced park with separate areas for large and small dogs, and plenty of benches. See Details