Dog Friendly Attractions in Fairfield, CT
There are 60 dog friendly activities in Fairfield, CT. Use the links below to get an overview of each attraction, 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 Fairfield, CT, or call 877-411-FIDO to speak with one of our pet travel experts!
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The Cascades at Lake Mohigan

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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.

Jennings Dog Beach

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Jennings Dog Beach is the only off-leash beach in the area from October 1st to March 31st. Dogs are allowed on the sand, but not on the boardwalks, pavillions, or playgrounds.

Penfield Beach

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This is an on-leash beach open to canines between after October 1st to March 31st, as long as you pick up after them.

Walt Whitman Trail

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Walt Whitman Trail is an easy, 4.25 mile hike that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. Aside from the moderate climb to the 401 foot Jaynes Hill, this hike is quite flat. Horses also frequent this park and you should watch out for them as you hike. Please note that dogs must be leashed; dogs not permitted in picnic areas.

Southbury Dog Park

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The property is located off of Roxbury Road (Route 67) across from the Red Horse Stables. The entrance is through the O & G Industries' entrance, on the right a short distance in. 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. Call (203) 262-0633 for more info.

Compo Beach Off Leash Dog Area

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Compo Beach off-leash dog area is located at Compo Beach and Yacht Club and welcomes dogs from October 1 through March 30. Be aware that the area is not fenced.

Grass Island Dog Park

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Bring your pet to play off-leash at this fenced Greenwich dog park, which includes a separate area for small dogs.

Housatonic Rail-Trail - Trumbull (Pequannock Valley Greenway)

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The Housatonic Rail-Trail - Trumbull (Pequannock Valley Greenway) 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 Trumbull! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Housatonic Rail-Trail - Trumbull (Pequannock Valley Greenway). 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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6015472">TrailLink.com</a>.

Bear Mountain Reservation

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Pets may join you off-leash on the hiking trails of this beautiful wooded reservation with lovely views of Candlewood Lake.

Rowayton Dog Park

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This friendly, large, off-leash dog park provides plenty of space for your pet to play.

Stamford Dog Park at Courtland Park

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Your pet will love to play off-leash at this new Stamford dog park, which is fully fenced with a separate area for small dogs, benches, and trees.

Blydenburgh Dog Park

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Blydenburgh County Park is a 627 acre park located at the headwaters of the Nissequogue River. The park is richly forested hills and valleys and the centerpiece of the park is a man-made lake, Stump Pond, that was created at the turn of the century. Dogs are allowed, on leash, throughout the park and without leash only within the fenced-in Dog Park. The Dog Park, which was officially opened in 2007, is an entirely fenced in 2 acre parcel that includes separate areas for small and large dogs. Each area has an open field and a wooded path to meander through with your dog. Each section is double gated for safe and easy access and includes a water spigot/drinking fountain. There is ample parking adjacent to the park. A Green Key pass is required on the weekends from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The park is open year-round from 8:00am to sunset.

Savin Rock West Haven Boardwalk

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Beautiful two-mile boardwalk along the beach in West Haven. Leashed dogs are welcome on the boardwalk, but not on the beaches.

Stump Pond Loop Trail

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Stump Pond Loop Trail is an easy, 4.5 mile hike in Blydenburgh County Park that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. This beautiful hike is great for all ages and abilities. Horses also share this trail that is at the headwaters of the Nissequogue River and leads through forests and by a freshwater pond. Dogs must be leashed.

Trumbull Dog Park at Indian Ledge Park

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Trumbull natives love to bring their pets to play at this fully fenced off-leash dog park. Resident parking sticker required, and make sure to bring water.

Metro North Railroad

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Metro North Railroad allows small, well-behaved pets on the railroad from CT to NYC if they are in kennels or securely controlled on leashes. Pets shouldn't occupy seats and are subject to approval by the conductor.

Kettletown State Park

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Pets on a leash are permitted in the picnic areas and hiking trails at this 605 acre state park. Pets are not allowed on the beach or in the campground.

Winslow Dog Park

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Located adjacent to the Westport Playhouse, Winslow Park is a large, Westport-owned park in the heart of the town. In addition to walking and biking trails, it has a picnic area, a large off-leash area for dogs, fields, and gardens. The off-leash area is located on the north side of Winslow Park.

Ward Pound Ridge Reservation Trail

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Ward Pound Ridge Reservation Trail is a moderately easy, 7.5 mile hike in Ward Pound Ridge Reservation that will take about 2.5 to 4 hours to complete with Fido. You and your pup will enjoy this easy trail with only a couple of moderate climbs. Your dog will delight in the stream crossings and hiking by your side on the wide road, while you take in the scenic vistas and historical points. Please note that dogs must be leashed; dogs not permitted in picnic areas.

East Shore Dog Park

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there are 2 fenced in dog parks, there are also some trails and a beach where on leash dogs are welcome

Hamden Dog Run at Bassett Park

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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.

Housatonic Valley Rail-Trail - Monroe

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The Housatonic Valley Rail-Trail - Monroe 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 Monroe! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Housatonic Valley Rail-Trail - Monroe. 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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6017469">TrailLink.com</a>.

Richter Park

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Take your dog for an on-leash hike up one of the two climbing trails in this Danbury public park.

Bark Park

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This well-maintained off-leash dog park is well worth the drive. The park is fully fenced with separate small dog area, running water, agility equipment, and benches.

West Hills County Dog Park

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Pet owners love this great fenced dog park with waste bags, easy parking, separate small dog area, and plenty of room for playing.

Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve Trail

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Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve Trail is an easy, 2.75 mile hike that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. This is a low intensity and relaxing trail on preserved land that is shared with mountain bikers and hunters when in season. Leash regulations apply.

Meckauer Park

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Dogs are welcome on-leash at this busy public park with well-marked paths, nature trails and play areas. Waste bags are available.

Larkin State Park Trail

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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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6015458">TrailLink.com</a>.

Edgewood Park Dog Run

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Pets are welcome on-leash throughout this lovely city park, or off-leash in the fenced dog run. Park includes extensive nature trails, playground, and skate park.

Boyle Road Dog Park

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57,000 square foot off-leash dog park with fenced in areas for small and large dogs. There are chairs, water bowls, and poop bags, but no water source. Plenty of shade for you and your pooch!

Prosser Pines Loop Trail

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Prosser Pines Loop Trail is an easy, 1 mile hike that will take about 45 minutes to complete with Fido. Delight in the small white pines that have been lovingly looked after since the British Officer Jonathan Edwards planted them in 1759. Most of the trails are unmarked in this preserve and dogs must be leashed.

Mountain Lakes Park Trail

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Mountain Lakes Park Trail is an easy, 5.15 mile hike in Mountain Lakes Park that will take about 3 hours to complete with Fido. This gentle trail will give you the opportunity to hike around Westchester County?s highest peak, that stands 982 feet tall. Explore forests and take a break in any or all of the gorgeous four lakes. Dogs are not permitted in picnic areas and must be leashed.

Cranbury Park

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Large Estate (Gallaher Estate) that has an open area in the back of the property for dogs to run off-leash. No Fee, which is unusual as most of the parks in NY/CT require you to be a resident and/or pay a fee to enter. Dogs are welcome on the trails that run throughout the property either on or off-leash at the dog owners discretion and ability to control the dog. There are areas of the estate that are not permitted to have your dog on so be diligent about knowing that as the rules are very strict. There is a park attendant that drives around to make sure you are compliant and he is no-nonsense!. Overall it is a very pleasant place to take your doggie. See some additional reviews here: http://www.yelp.com/biz/cranbury-park-gallaher-estate-norwalk

Bill Richards Memorial Park

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Escape the stress of everyday life at this Smithtown oasis, a perfect place to bring your pet for a stroll around the lake.

Tarrywile Park

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Pets are welcome on-leash at this scenic park with plenty of parking, hiking trails, and a pond.

Ram Pasture

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Ram Pasture is a lovely scenic area that is always open. In the summer, the pond is home to ducks. In the winter, the pond provides a place for ice-skating.

Middle Island Dog Park

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Dogs are allowed to play off-leash in a designated area of this park, located near Middle Country Road and Rocky Point Road. You need a "pooch pass" to gain entry.

Eisenhower Park

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Eisenhower Park has nature trails, a pond, a dog run, as well as many other family friendly recreational activities.

Rocky Point Trail

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Rocky Point Trail is an easy, 6.15 mile hike that will take about 3 hours to complete with Fido. This hike exists within a network of trails for you and your pup to enjoy year round, except for hunting season. Dogs must be leashed.

Shopping in Southport

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Their office offers free dog biscuits and water to all dogs shopping in Southport Village at The Women's Exchange, The Village hardware Store, The Southport Barber, Schweitzer's Pharmacy, Kat Burki Home, or The Shoe.

Farmington Canal Linear Park

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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.

Sagamore Hill National Historic Site

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Theodore Roosevelt loved animals, and dogs are as welcome at Sagamore Hill now as they were when he lived there. Explore more than 80 acres of forests, salt marshes, and meadows on trails and boardwalks with your pup. Although dogs cannot enter any buildings, they are welcome throughout the grounds. There's even a nature trail to the beach, so your pup can dip his toes in the water. Just remember that dogs must be leashed at all times.

Southford Falls

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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.

Larkin State Park Trail

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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 Oxford! 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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6015458">TrailLink.com</a>.

Park and Bark

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Newtown's first off-leash recreational dog park! Two acres of fenced in play area for all licensed and vaccinated, friendly dogs over four months. Seasonal water features, year round agility course, a small dog area for timid and small dogs. Mutt-Mitts provided and in Spring of 2015 we will install a Paw-Wash. Winter, bring your own water, there are bowls. Bring your Pups and have some Off-Leash Fun! We are located adjacent to the Newtown Animal Shelter on Old Farm Rd., Newtown, CT. Spring and Fall Fund raisers are even more fun! Check out our Facebook page for news and photos. https://ui.constantcontact.com/rnavmap/emcf/email/view?flow=view&camefrom=view&agent.uid=1118301720527# WOOF!

Webb Mountain Discovery Zone

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Excellent trails for a family walk with the dog- nothing steep or strenuous, several loops to add variety.

Larkin State Park Trail

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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 Middlebury! 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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6015458">TrailLink.com</a>.

Collis P. Huntington State Park

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Collis P. Huntington State Park is a perfectly tranquil setting in which you can enjoy hiking, canoeing, and pond fishing in five ponds with your pup. Just keep your dog on a leash at all times.

Bennett's Pond State Park

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With more than 450 acres to explore, you and your pup will find plenty of hiking possibilities at Bennett's Pond State Park. Just keep Fido on a leash at all times.

Mead Memorial Park

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leashed dogs allowed in this great park with childrens playground, tennis courts, cafe, baseball fields, trails, picnic benches, Shaded areas, water fountains. great to ake the Whole family out for the day including our canine family members.

Shelton Dog Park

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Fenced-in park with separate area for small dogs, landscape with minor obstacles and large rocks for dogs to play on, benches for the humans to sit on, shade trees, and plenty of parking.

New Fairfield Dog Park

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This fenced-in park offers separate play areas for small and large dogs.

Greenwich Ave

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Outdoor shopping with shops that have water bowls outside and some may allow you to enter with a dog.

Naugatuck Dog Park

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This 3-acre fenced-in park allows dogs to play off leash and features separate areas for large and small pups.

Babcock Preserve

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Fun place to bring your dog in order to let them run free. Lots of open area, and places for them to swim. Just a hint wait till your about 300 yards in to let fido of the leash.

Coindre Hall

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Coindre Hall is a mansion in the style of a medieval French chateau constructed in 1912 for pharmaceutical magnate George McKesson Brown. It overlooks 34 acres of rolling land including a boathouse on the north shore of Long Island adjacent to Long Island Sound. Many people bring their dogs to frolic and play in the hills of the "backyard" of the mansion. It is a wonderful place to bring your dog to be with other friendly dog lovers and dogs!
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