Dog Friendly Activities in Hamden, CT

There are 5 dog friendly activities in Hamden, and 61 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 Hamden.

Pet Friendly Hamden Dog Run at Bassett Park
Hamden Dog Run at Bassett Park 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. See Details
Pet Friendly Books & Company
Books & Company Books & Company is pet-friendly. This great bookstore offers like-new used books at half-price or less, greeting cards, unusual gifts and more. They also serve coffee and treats at Legal Grounds. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners as they browse inside. Books & Company is open Tuesday through Thursday from 9am to 1pm and Friday through Sunday from 9:00am to 3:30pm. Visit their website for up-to-date opening times as these are subject to change. See Details
Counterweight Brewing Unfortunately, Counterweight Brewing is currently only offering to-go orders. There is no patio or taproom. Dogs are welcome at Counterweight Brewing in Hamden, Connecticut. The aim of this pet-friendly brewery is to stick to long-held traditions, but explore new and innovative methods at the same time. They serve up Belgian ales, sturdy German lagers, hop-forward American IPA's, and plenty more. People who get peckish when they're enjoying a pint can visit when one of the food trucks is in the car park. You might spot Ripley, the resident dog, wandering around the brewery too. Counterweight Brewing is open Thursday from 3pm to 8pm, Friday from 3pm to 9pm, Saturday from 12pm to 9pm, and Sunday from 12pm to 6pm. See Details
Sleeping Giant State Park Sleeping Giant State Park is dog-friendly. Despite the name, this park is popular among hikers and people looking for a picturesque place to have a picnic. The name actually comes from the mountaintops resembling the image of a giant having a nap. You can wander the uneven ridges on one of the many hiking trails with Fido as long as they are on a leash. The park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
Savin Rock West Haven Boardwalk Beautiful two-mile boardwalk along the beach in West Haven. Leashed dogs are welcome on the boardwalk, but not on the beaches. See Details
Timberlands A wonderful place to enjoy a hike, rock cropings, Mountain Laurel, ferns, pine groves, and some peace and quiet. The trails are mostly level with a few steep grades. There is also a wonderful stream and a lake for the dogs to swim in. See Details
Peterson Park & Mattatuck Trail Leashed dogs are welcome at this small family park. There is a dog-friendly paved walking trail around park. The park also serves as the entrance to the Mattatuck Trail. It is a beautiful wooded trail that spans many miles through many towns. The entrance to the trail is located behind the skate park. See Details
Cheshire Dog Park 2 Acres of fenced in space to let your dog run free off leash. We have agility equipment, plenty of waste systems to pick up after your dog and garbage receptacles. There is a small dog area and an all dog area, We have benches about to be installed, water is on our list as we are looking into a drinking fountain for dogs (only) and even a gazebo. We have plenty of parking, come visit if you are in town! See Details
Mill Woods Park Dog Park Mill Woods Park Dog Park has seperate areas for large dogs and a small or timid dogs. The park amenities include benches, picnic tables, poop bag stations, trash receptacles, watering stations and message boards. See Details
Birge Pond - Hoppers Preserve Birge Pond - Hoppers Preserve is pet-friendly. Dogs are welcome on-leash at this facility. It includes a large, unfenced, open meadow crisscrossed with trails. In addition, you'll find over 2 miles of hiking trails through wooded areas. See Details
Branford Dog Park Locals rave about this clean, well-maintained dog park. The park is fully fenced with grass and drinking water. See Details
East Shore Dog Park there are 2 fenced in dog parks, there are also some trails and a beach where on leash dogs are welcome See Details
Young's Pond Your pet will go wild for a chance to run and play off-leash in the fenced dog park at this lovely Branford park. 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
Branford Supply Pond A refuge for hikers, meanderers, bikers, runners, nature enthusiasts, historians and four-legged friends, the Branford Supply Pond sprawls over 350 acres. See Details
Clatter Valley Park Pets are welcome to join you on-leash at this beautiful, spacious park. There is even a little river for your pet to play in. See Details
Southington Dog Park This clean, friendly off-leash dog park is a great place for your pet to play. The park is fully fenced with a separate small dog area and benches. Children under 12 not allowed. 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
Larkin State Park Trail 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 TrailLink.com. See Details
Naugatuck Dog Park This 3-acre fenced-in park allows dogs to play off leash and features separate areas for large and small pups. See Details
Southford Falls 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. See Details
Branford Trolley Trail The Branford Trolley 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 Branford! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Branford Trolley 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 TrailLink.com. See Details
Edgewood Park Dog Run 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. See Details