Dog Friendly Activities in Litchfield, CT

There are 3 dog friendly activities in Litchfield, and 67 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 Litchfield.

Pet Friendly Topsmead State Forest
Topsmead State Forest Topsmead State Forest is a pet-friendly recreation area that can be found among the Litchfield Hills in Litchfield, CT. In a past life, the park was the summer estate of Miss Edith Morton Chase and a number of buildings from yesteryear are still standing as they did one-hundred years ago. You and Fido can enjoy the hiking trails and picnic areas at Topsmead, but are not permitted to go inside any of the buildings. See Details
Pet Friendly Mount Tom State Park
Mount Tom State Park Mount Tom State Park in Litchfield, CT, is pet-friendly in some areas. You can hang out with Fido on the trails or in the picnic areas, but dogs are not allowed on the beaches or in the water. Dog owners are reminded to leash and clean up after their pets in the park. See Details
Abstract Palette Knife Painting Class 'Abstract Palette Knife Painting Class' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Jennifer. Everyone will get a smock and a stool and see some of your host's work, then you can get started on your own piece. Leashed and well-behaved dogs are welcome. The experience lasts 1.5 hours and can accommodate up to 6 guests ages 8 and up. Rates start at $75 per person. 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
Kent Falls State Park Leashed dogs are welcome at Kent Falls State Park, a pet-friendly recreation area in Kent, CT. You and Fido can explore the covered bridge and the quarter mile hiking trail that leads to the stunning 250-foot waterfall. Please note that when the parking lot has reached capacity the park will be closed, possibly for a few hours until prior visitors have left, so arriving early is recommended. See Details
Black Hog Brewery Black Hog Brewery in Oxford, CT is a dog-friendly bar that focuses on local agriculture when creating their unique, craft beers. At any time, you can choose from more than 10 seasonally rotating beers on tap. Black Hog Brewery doesn't offer a food menu, but often hosts food trucks on the weekends. See Details
Land of Nod Vineyard & Winery Leashed dogs are welcome in outdoor spaces (weather permitting) at Land of Nod Vineyard & Winery, a pet-friendly winery in East Canaan, CT. Situated in the foothills of the Berkshires, on land steeped in early American History, this popular vineyard is a great place to hang out with your pup and sample a glass of fine wine. Open seasonally; check their website for current hours. See Details
Harwinton Conservation & Recreation Area Harwinton Conservation & Recreation Area offers pet-friendly trails that run through the woods and along Leadmine Brook in Harwinton, CT. Featuring both short and long hiking options, this recreation destination is a great place for you and your four-legged friend to explore. Bring your pup’s favorite water toy to enjoy at the fishing pond, or relax at the small covered picnic area. As a family recreation spot, a leash law is in effect. See Details
Southbury Dog Park Southbury Dog Park is a 14-acre, off-leash dog park in Southbury, CT, that welcomes friendly dogs. The park offers a separate small-dog area, a huge open field, a beautiful and accessible river, two wooded trails, tables, benches and plenty of waste bags. Owners can bring their dogs to enjoy the company of other canines, play a game of fetch or go for a dip in the stream. Please note that while the dog park is an off-leash area for dogs, it is not completely fenced. See Details
Burr Pond State Park Go swimming and have a picnic with your pup at dog-friendly Burr Pond State Park in Torrington, CT. Enjoy hiking the trails in search of the bronze tablet marking Connecticut's role in the Civil War and the Industrial Revolution. Please be sure to keep Fido on a leash at all times during your visit. See Details
Naugatuck Dog Park Naugatuck Dog Park is a recreational area in Naugatuck, CT. This 3-acre fenced-in park allows dogs to play off leash and features separate areas for large and small pups. There are several picnic tables and plenty of walking trails. See Details
Candlewoof Dog Park Candlewoof Dog Park is a lovely fenced-in park, nestled in the southwest corner of Pettibone Park in New Milford, CT. The park has two separate fenced-in areas, one for small dogs and the other for larger breeds. An agility course can be found in the large dog section as well. Both areas are equipped with free waste bags. See Details
Cheshire Dog Park Cheshire Dog Park in Cheshire, CT, features 2 acres of fenced-in space to let your dog run free off leash, with a separate area for small dogs. The park has agility equipment, plenty of waste bags, picnic tables, and garbage receptacles. See Details
Farmington Canal Heritage Trail Farmington Canal Heritage Trail in Cheshire, CT, is dog friendly and suitable for leashed pets. The off-road, multi-use asphalt trail is ideal for a casual stroll or bike ride with Fido. This route is flat, well-maintained and spans 5.5 miles from Cheshire to Hamden, before joining the Farmington Canal Greenway in New Haven. The trail can be accessed from many different points, and is easily traversed in smaller sections. See Details
Wolcott Dog Park Bring Fido to Wolcott Dog Park in Wolcott, CT, for some off-leash exercise and socialization. This dog park features separate areas for big and small dogs, a covered area, benches and picnic tables. It is open to the public and connected to Peterson Park by a path. See Details
Above All State Park Leashed dogs are welcome at Above All State Park in Warren, CT. This 31-acre, pet-friendly park has plenty of natural and man-made sites to explore including the remains of a Cold War Bunker. See Details
Salisbury Community Dog Park The Salisbury Community Dog Park is a wonderful asset to our Town. It is over an acre of fenced-in land, on a beautiful town-owned piece of property at Mary Peters Park on Long Pond Road, where you can bring your dog for off-leash play and training. While your dog is playing with his new friends, you will be surrounded by people with whom you already have something very special in common. This is a terrific way to meet new people and make friends in our rural area. See Details
Steep Rock Preserve Steep Rock Preserve is a pet-friendly recreational area in Washington Depot, CT. This 998-acre Steep Rock Preserve offers hiking trails which follow the river banks and provide access into the hillsides above. Dogs are allowed on the trails at this nature preserve, as long as they are leashed and all mess is cleaned up after them. See Details
American Legion State Forest American Legion State Forest has trails ranging from less than a half mile to two miles for you and Fido to enjoy. Just keep your dogs leashed while in the park. See Details
Southford Falls State Park Leashed dogs are welcome at Southford Falls State Park, a pet-friendly recreation area in Southbury, CT. This family park features a scenic waterfall, picnic areas, wooded hiking trails, a small covered bridge and a lake for fishing. 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
Peterson Park & Mattatuck Trail Leashed dogs are welcome at Peterson Park in Wolcott, CT. This small family park offers a paved, pet-friendly walking trail around the park. It also serves as the entrance to the Mattatuck Trail, a beautiful wooded trail that spans many miles across numerous towns. The entrance to the trail is located behind the skate park. See Details
Rockwell Park Other sites' directions are misleading. Off Route 72 (Park St.) and NOT near the Muzzy Field ball park in Rockwell Park, but further up the road about 1/4 mile and across the small river. You will cross the Pequabuck River and the next right turn (opposite Pepin Metal) is N. Park Rd. The Bark Park is just down that road on the left.

The dog park is on a steep hillside with two sections (for large dogs and for small). Dogs can negotiate the slope more easily than humans. There are benches within the enclosure and probably plenty of shade in warm weather.

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Middlebury Greenway The Middlebury 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 Middlebury! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Middlebury 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