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Dog Friendly Activities in Bristol, CT

There are 2 dog friendly activities in Bristol, and 74 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 Bristol.

Pet Friendly Birge Pond - Hoppers Preserve
Birge Pond - Hoppers Preserve Birge Pond - Hoppers Preserve is pet-friendly. Dogs are welcome on-leash at this facility. It includes a large, unfenced, open meadow crisscrossed with trails. In addition, you'll find over 2 miles of hiking trails through wooded areas. See Details
Pet Friendly Rockwell Park
Rockwell Park Other sites' directions are misleading. Off Route 72 (Park St.) and NOT near the Muzzy Field ball park in Rockwell Park, but further up the road about 1/4 mile and across the small river. You will cross the Pequabuck River and the next right turn (opposite Pepin Metal) is N. Park Rd. The Bark Park is just down that road on the left.

The dog park is on a steep hillside with two sections (for large dogs and for small). Dogs can negotiate the slope more easily than humans. There are benches within the enclosure and probably plenty of shade in warm weather.

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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
Black Hog Brewery Black Hog Brewery in Oxford, CT is a dog-friendly bar that focuses on local agriculture when creating their unique, craft beers. At any time, you can choose from more than 10 seasonally rotating beers on tap. Black Hog Brewery doesn't offer a food menu, but often hosts food trucks on the weekends. 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
Paw Meadow Dog Park A great off-leash dog park with a separate small dog area for dogs under 25lbs. A very friendly atmosphere. There are also quite a few dog-friendly trails around the park to walk or hike. See Details
Harwinton Recreation Area A destination for dogs and their devoted humans, the Harwinton Recreation Area’s trails run through the woods as well as along Leadmine Brook. With both short, easy trails and those a bit longer and more difficult, the Harwinton Recreation Area is a great place for both you and your four-legged friend with a little splash time thrown in to mix it up. Bring the dog’s favorite water toy and tire him out along the trails. The Harwinton Recreation Area sits on almost 90 acres, and also offers a small covered picnic area, a playground, tennis courts, a sand volleyball court and a fishing pond. As a family recreation spot, a leash law is in effect. See Details
Southbury Dog Park Southbury Dog Park is a 14-acre, off-leash dog park that welcomes all people and dogs. The entrance is through the O & G Industries' entrance and is on the company's land. It has a fenced-in small-dog area, a huge open field, a beautiful and accessible river, two wooded trails, tables and benches, and plenty of poopy bags. Owners can bring their dogs to enjoy the company of other dogs, to play a game of fetch, or go for a dip in the stream. It is an off-leash area for dogs, but it's not completely fenced in. Open daily from dawn to dusk. See Details
Burr Pond State Park Go swimming and have a picnic at Burr Pond, then hike the trails in search of the bronze tablet marking Connecticut's role in the Civil War and the Industrial Revolution. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Rocky Hill Off Leash Dog Park Off leash, grass surfaced dog park, separate large and small dog areas, running water during none freezing season for the dogs, benches, trees for the humans. Located within Elm Ridge park on a hilly, woody area away from the town. Yep, it's doggy heaven!!. See Details
Farmington River Trail The Farmington River 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 Farmington! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Farmington River 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
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
Granby Dog Park Pets will love to play off-leash in this large, fenced dog park with shade trees, picnic tables, and its own fire hydrant. See Details
Auerfarm State Park Scenic Reserve Bring Fido on a leash to Auerfarm State Park Scenic Reserve, a dog-friendly, 40-acre area in Bloomfield, Connecticut. The park offers great hiking trails. Please keep your pup on a leash no longer than 6 feet in length. See Details
Witchdoctor Brewing Company Witchdoctor Brewing Company is a dog friendly brewery that serves pints and mugs in-house, while growlers and cans are available to take home. Patrons can admire the handiwork of local artisans and listen to live music (on specified nights) as they sip their favorite beer. Their slogan, “The Cure for What Ales You”, is a testament to the hard work they put into preparing, or curing, their beer so that they can bring it fresh to your taste buds. See Details
Alvarium Beer Co. Alvarium Beer Company is New Britain's first craft brewery and taproom to open in over 70 years. The dog friendly outdoor patio features games, shuffleboard, and they also have plenty of on site parking. 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
Stratton Brook State Park Trail The Stratton Brook State Park 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 Simsbury! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Stratton Brook State Park 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
Wolcott Dog Park Wolcott Dog Park is a small dog park, with separate areas for big and small dogs. It is open to the public and connected to Peterson Park by a path. 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
American Legion State Forest American Legion State Forest has trails ranging from less than a half mile to two miles for you and Fido to enjoy. Just keep your dogs leashed while in the park. 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
Larkin State Park Trail The Larkin State Park 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 Southbury! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Larkin State Park 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
Southford Falls This family-friendly park has a waterfall, an open area with picnic tables, a few trails in the woods, a small covered bridge, and a lake for fishing. See Details