Dog Friendly Activities in East Lyme, CT

There are 2 dog friendly activities in East Lyme, and 65 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 Lyme.

Pet Friendly Grace
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
Pet Friendly Nehantic State Forest
Nehantic State Forest Leashed pets are welcome at the dog-friendly Nehantic State Forest in East Lyme, CT. 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. See Details
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 pooch can hike, picnic, birdwatch and fish in the stream. Just keep Fido on a leash at all times, and note that pets are not permitted in the campground. See Details
Mystic Seaport Museum Mystic Seaport Museum is a dog-friendly attraction in Mystic, CT. Walk the grounds with your leashed pet and explore the museum's shipyard, nineteenth-century village re-creation, and nine gardens or enjoy a stroll along the river. Leashed pets are welcome on the museum grounds, although they are not permitted in any buildings or museum vessels. Rent a rowboat or sailboat to spend an hour exploring the Mystic River in a traditional small craft. Choose one of more than a dozen boats that vary in capacity from 2 to 5 people (plus a dog). Boathouse staff will set you up with life jackets, oars, and other gear. Pricing for boat rentals vary. See Details
Olde Mistick Village Bring Fido for a stroll around dog-friendly Olde Mistick Village. Located in Mystic, CT, the village is an outdoor shopping and dining destination designed to resemble a New England-style village of yesteryear. Both two and four-legged guests are welcome to spend a day roaming around the duck pond and along the walkways. Pets must be leashed during their visit and are not allowed in every store, so owners will need to inquire within before bringing Fido inside. See Details
Yankee Cider Company Leashed dogs are welcome at Yankee Cider Company in East Haddam. As Connecticut's first farm cidery taproom, they feature a beautiful vintage barn and outdoor area, and specialize in crafting New England style hard ciders from locally-grown apples. With a rotation of ciders available, you can enjoy unique options including spiced fig, tart cherry and even a Caramel Cider Donut Hard Cider. Apple wines are also available. See Details
Salmon River State Forest Dogs are welcome at Salmon River State Forest in Colchester, CT. This pet-friendly preservation area is home to a historic covered bridge that crosses over the shallow waters of the Salmon River below. As well as being a popular hiking and picnic spot, the area is very popular among anglers due to the easy water access. See Details
Greenport Harbor Brewing Company Dog-friendly Greenport Harbor Brewing Company tasting room welcomes Fido to join you for a pint or a flight inside their original brewery and tasting room or at an outdoor sidewalk table. The brewery is located in Greenport Village in a renovated 1860’s firehouse. See Details
Barley Head Brewery Barley Head Brewery is a dog-friendly nanobrewery in Mystic, CT, where Fido is welcome to join you for a brew at an outdoor table. They offer four to six varieties of beers in a range of flavors that change each week, and most of their ingredients are sourced locally. You are welcome to bring in take out from a nearby restaurant to enjoy with your beer. The patio has heaters for the cooler months. See Details
Bluff Point State Park Bluff Point State Park in Groton, CT is dog friendly and welcomes leashed pets. Situated on the shores of Poquonnock River, this park offers over 800 acres for you and Fido to explore. There are wooded hiking and biking trails, opportunities for fishing and boating, and spectacular wildlife viewing on Long Island Sound. Please note that dogs and horses are not allowed on the beach from April 1st to September 1st. See Details
Harkness Memorial State Park Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford, CT is dog friendly. The centerpiece of this state park is the elegant summer mansion of the Harkness family. The big colorful building and the surrounding gardens 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. See Details
Fort Trumbull State Park Fido is welcome to join you at Fort Trumbull State Park, a pet-friendly park in New London, CT. Enjoy the paved walking trail around the fort and along the waterfront. See Details
Gillette Castle State Park Dogs are welcome at the picnic areas and on the hiking trails of Gillette Castle State Park, a dog-friendly attraction in East Haddam, CT. Fido can enjoy the trails that loop and wind around outdoor art exhibits and a historic estate that is reminiscent of a castle. However, you're not allowed to bring dogs inside buildings or on decks. See Details
Mystic Knotwork Leashed dogs are welcome to shop with you inside Mystic Knotwork, a pet-friendly store in Mystic, CT. Browse and enjoy the American-made nautical knot decorations, the wedding knot and reception gifts, and especially the famous sailor bracelets. They even sell knotted, handmade dog toys! See Details
Holdridge Home & Garden Holdridge Home & Garden is a dog-friendly hardware store in Ledyard, CT. Fido is welcome to join you as you shop for lawn and garden supplies, paint, tools, grills, etc. See Details
Lavender by the Bay Lavender by the Bay is a pet-friendly farm located halfway between Greenport and Orient Point in East Marion, NY. Dogs are allowed on the grounds if they are friendly and vaccinated. Handmade lavender products, plants, and homegrown honey are available for purchase. Check the website for seasonal opening hours. See Details
Estelle Cohn Memorial Dog Park Allow Fido off-leash exercise at Estelle Cohn Memorial Dog Park in Norwich, CT. The enclosed park has a double gated entrance and separate areas for small and large dogs. Each play area is equipped with waste stations, bench seating, and a wading pool for warm weather enjoyment. See Details
Bozrah Farmers Market Leashed, well-behaved dogs are welcome at Bozrah Farmers Market, a pet-friendly outdoor market in Bozrah, CT. Wander the aisles of vendors and enjoy live music and a bite to eat from the food trucks. With over 40 vendors you will find a wide variety of items, including fresh vegetables, baked goods, homemade jams, fresh-cut flowers, pet treats and much more. The market is seasonal, and runs every Friday from July through October. Two off-season markets are also offered, the Holiday Market in November and the Mother's Day Market in May. Check their website for dates for these events as well as the season's opening date. See Details
Myrcene Ale Co. Myrcene Ale Co. is a pet-friendly brewery in Old Saybrook, CT. Fido can join you inside the spacious taproom and outside at a picnic table while you enjoy a variety of house-brewed ales. Packaged snacks are available, or food can be brought in/delivered. See Details
Esker Point Beach Take the whole family for a day on the water at Esker Point Beach, a dog-friendly recreational area located in Groton, CT. The beach area allows dogs off leash, but they must be under voice control. Esker Point Beach features a kayak launch area, volleyball courts, a picnic area and more. Dogs are not permitted during events. See Details
East Lyme, CT, US