Dog Friendly Activities in East Haddam, CT

There are 5 dog friendly activities in East Haddam, and 55 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 East Haddam.

Pet Friendly Devil's Hopyard State Park
Devil's Hopyard State Park Taking its name from the round holes that appear in the waterfalls, dog-friendly Devil's Hopyard State Park in East Haddam, CT, is a perfect place to enjoy a day in nature. You and your dog can hike, picnic, bird-watch and fish in the stream. Just keep Fido on a leash at all times. See Details
Pet Friendly Gillette Castle State Park
Gillette Castle State Park Dogs are welcome at the picnic areas and on the hiking trails of Gillette Castle State Park. Although Fido can enjoy the trails that loop and wind around outdoor art exhibits and an historic historic estate that is reminiscent of a castle, you're not allowed to take them inside any of the buildings. Constructed by playwright and actor, William Hooker Gillette, the focal point of the whole area is the estate building. Gillette Castle State Park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
Yankee Cider Company The dog-friendly Yankee Cider Company in East Haddam is Connecticut's first farm cidery tap room with a beautiful old barn and outdoor area where Fido is welcome on a leash. They offer handcrafted hard ciders made with fruit grown on the farm. See Details
Machimoodus State Park Dogs are welcome at Machimoodus State Park, 300-acres of uplands, woodlands, and meadows that surround a pretty river. The hiking trails are pet-friendly, so you and Fido can take in this picturesque area together, as long as they remain on their leash under six-feet. Machimoodus State Park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
Brainard Homestead State Park Brainard Homestead State Park offers hiking trails and birding opportunities for you and your pup to enjoy. Just keep Fido on a leash at all times. See Details
Salmon River State Forest Dogs are welcome at Salmon River State Forest. This preservation area is home to an historic covered bridge that crosses over the shallow waters of Salmon River below. In years gone by, rivers and streams were dammed to provide water for the many mills in the area. Nowadays, you can enjoy the 6,000 acres of forest that have been set aside and protected. As well as being a popular hiking and walking spot, the area is very popular among anglers who can gain easy access to the water. The recreation areas of Salmon River State Forest are open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
Labyrinth Brewing Company Labyrinth Brewing Company in Manchester is dog-friendly and features an excellent staff, a tasty rotation of beers and ciders, and food trucks on a regular basis. It's relatively large inside with great spaces separated for each group and a "patio" out front with Astroturf, tables, and chairs. Dogs are allowed in both areas and treats are available at the bar. 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
Harkness Memorial State Park Harkness Memorial State Park is dog-friendly. The centrepiece of this state park is the elegant summer mansion of the Harkness family. The big colourful building and the surrounding gardens, lawns, and trees were made into a state park in 1952 and certain parts of it can be enjoyed by dogs and their owners today. Pets on a leash are permitted in picnic and lawn areas, but are not allowed on the beach or in formal gardens. Harkness Memorial State Park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
Bozrah Farmers Market Bozrah Farmers Market is pet-friendly, as long as dogs are on a leash and well-behaved. Wander the aisles of vendors and enjoy live music and a bite to eat from the food trucks. With 40 vendors, there's something for everyone. The market runs every Friday from July through October See Details
Grace Grace is pet-friendly. Shop with your dog at this women's clothing store in East Lyme. In addition to tasteful threads, you'll find bath and body items, candles, gifts, jewelry and a selection of pooch themed socks. Leashed dogs are welcome inside to help you sniff out the best items. Grace is open every day of the week from 10am to 7pm. See Details
Nehantic State Forest Leashed dogs are welcome at the pet-friendly Nehantic State Forest in East Lyme. This was the first state park in New London County and is home to wooded areas, Norwich Pond, and Uncas Lake. You and Fido can relax next to the water at one of the picnic areas on the park. The park is open daily. 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
Glastonbury Dog Park Glastonbury Dog Park in CT is a fenced-in area where dogs can run and socialize off leash. The park features a separate areas for large and small dogs, benches, waste stations, water stations and more. 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
Colchester Dog Park An off-leash dog park was just approved for this spot and should be under construction soon. Stay tuned! See Details
Rocky Neck State Park Rocky Neck State Park is pet-friendly. Feel free to go on a hike with Fido or eat some lunch in the picnic areas north of the train tracks. Rocky Neck State Park has a tidal river that is home to a variety of different types of fish. You'll also spot herons, cranes, and lots of other wildlife in the air and on the ground around the park too. Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed in campgrounds, south of the train tracks, on the beach, or on the boardwalk. The park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
Recreation Park Recreation Park is pet-friendly. Located next to the tennis courts, the fenced area contains two sections, one for big dogs and one for small breeds. Dogs are welcome to play off-leash, as long as they are well-behaved and all mess is cleaned up after them. See Details
Manchester Barks & Rec Dog Park Fido can play off-leash at Manchester Barks & Rec Dog Park in Mt. Nebo Park! The Park features a small dog park and a large dog park; however, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, small dogs are given preference. Dog owners are asked to bring their own water bowls, have proof of current state dog license and rabies vaccination on them, and keep their pets leashed until they are inside the fence. Check out Manchester Barks & Rec Dog Park's list of rules and recommendations on its website before planning a visit. The Dog Park is open daily from dawn to dusk. See Details
Chatfield Hollow State Park Enjoy searching for caves used by Native Americans, picnic by refreshing water, hike through the forests, enjoy pond and stream fishing and more at Chatfield Hollow State Park. Fido is welcome to join the fun, but keep him on a leash at all times. See Details
Gay City State Park Dogs are welcome on the trails and at the picnic areas of Gay City State Park, but are not permitted on any of the beaches on the shores of the Blackledge River. It'll be interesting for you and Fido to imagine the scores of people that used to go about their days at this old mill town in the 18th and 19th century. The mill burned down in 1830 and the town gradually emptied. Over one hundred years later, the whole area was named as a state park and is now a wonderful place for people to wander with their leashed pups on the trails. Gay City State Park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
Millers Pond State Park Reserve Millers Pond State Park Reserve is dog-friendly. You'll discover some wooded paths and trails that lead to the main draw, a spring-fed lake. Millers Pond State Park is open every day of the week from sunrise to sunset. See Details