Dog Friendly Activities in Fairfield, CT

There are 32 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!

The Cascades at Lake Mohigan

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

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

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

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.

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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6015472">TrailLink.com</a>.

Rowayton Dog Park

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6017469">TrailLink.com</a>.

Richter Park

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

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.

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.

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!

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, 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

Tarrywile Park

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

Ram Pasture

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.

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.

Eisenhower Park

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

Shopping in Southport

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.

Park and Bark

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

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

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.

Bennett's Pond State Park

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

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

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.

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!

Lavender Fields

Lavender Fields is dog-friendly! Dogs are welcome at this store featuring furniture, home decor, bedding, accessories for women, gifts, and children's furniture and accessories. The store is open Monday 11am-5pm, Tuesday - Wednesday and Saturday - Sunday 11am - 6pm, Thursday 11am - 5pm, Friday 11am - 8pm.