Dog Friendly Activities in Fairfield, CT

There are 4 dog friendly activities in Fairfield, and 53 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 Fairfield.

Pet Friendly The Cascades at Lake Mohegan
The Cascades at Lake Mohegan 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. See Details
Pet Friendly Jennings Dog Beach
Jennings Dog Beach 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. See Details
Penfield Beach This is an on-leash beach open to canines between after October 1st to March 31st, as long as you pick up after them. See Details
Southport Park This 10-acre park in the heart of historic downtown Southport is open to the public and was designed for joggers, hikers, dog walkers and children of all ages. The improved park now contains more than 1/2 mile of newly constructed walking trails that are well marked and include map stands and interest stations. Play areas, benches, and a picnic area are located on the property. See Details
Compo Beach Off Leash Dog Area 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. Call ahead to find out about any temporary restrictions due to COVID-19. See Details
Rowayton Dog Park This friendly, large, off-leash dog park provides plenty of space for your pet to play. See Details
Housatonic Rail-Trail - Trumbull (Pequannock Valley Greenway) 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 TrailLink.com. See Details
Metro North Railroad 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. See Details
Coindre Hall 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! *** Call ahead to find out about any temporary restrictions due to COVID-19. *** See Details
Stamford Dog Park at Courtland Park 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. See Details
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site 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. See Details
Winslow Dog Park 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. See Details
Kettletown State Park 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. See Details
Bark Park 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. See Details
Trumbull Dog Park at Indian Ledge Park 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. See Details
Cranbury Park Large Estate (Gallaher Estate) that has an open area in the back of the property for dogs to run off-leash. No fee for residents otherwise $5, 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, Great Lawn or near the mansion, playground or pavilion, 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 Details
Housatonic Valley Rail-Trail - Monroe 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 TrailLink.com. See Details
Shelton Dog Park 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. See Details
Richter Park Take your dog for an on-leash hike up one of the two climbing trails in this Danbury public park. See Details
Meckauer Park Dogs are welcome on-leash at this busy public park with well-marked paths, nature trails and play areas. Waste bags are available. See Details
Tarrywile Park Pets are welcome on-leash at this scenic park with plenty of parking, hiking trails, and a pond. See Details
Boyle Road Dog Park 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! See Details
Park and Bark Newtown's Park and Bark is a pet-friendly recreation area. The park consists of two acres of fenced in play area for all licensed and vaccinated, friendly dogs over four months. You'll also find seasonal water features, year-round agility course, a small dog area for timid and small dogs. During winter, bring your own water. The park is located adjacent to the Newtown Animal Shelter. See Details
Collis P. Huntington State Park 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. See Details