Dog Friendly Activities in Madison, CT

There are 2 dog friendly activities in Madison, and 52 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 Madison.

Pet Friendly Hammonasset Beach State Park
Hammonasset Beach State Park Leashed dogs are welcome in picnic areas, ball fields, nature trails, and bike paths year-round. Dogs are only permitted on beaches from November 1 to the end of March. Visitors with pets are subject to fines if caught on the beach from April 1 to October 31. See Details
Pet Friendly Rockland Preserve
Rockland Preserve Located in North Madison, Rockland Preserve is an area of rounded, rocky hills, steep gray cliffs, ledges, and lovely wooded areas. Long abandoned ancient roads offer easy access for the walker and hiker. Dogs welcome on leash. 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
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
Paw Dog Park at Viney Hill Near the beach in lovely Viney Hill park is a fenced off-leash dog area where your pet can romp and play. Includes separate dog area, benches, and agility equipment. 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
Tanger Outlets Leashed pets are welcome to walk around outside at the Tanger Outlets. 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
Bailey's Dog Park Bring Fido to Bailey's Dog Park, which is open to all sizes of dogs that are up-to-date on vaccinations. Parking is readily available at Ethel Peters Recreation Complex. The Dog Park features running water, waste bags, shade and sun. Follow all rules posted at the entry. Bailey's Dog Park is open daily from dawn until dusk. See Details
Lavender by the Bay Lavender by the Bay is pet-friendly. This outdoor lavender farm in located halfway between Greenport and Orient Point. Dogs are allowed on the grounds. Handmade lavender products, lavender plants and home grown lavender honey are available for purchase. Check the website for seasonal opening hours. 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
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
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
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
Devil's Hopyard State Park Taking its name from the round holes that appear in the waterfalls, Devil's Hopyard State Park is a perfect place to enjoy a day in nature. You and your dog can hike, picnic, bird-watch, and fish in the stream. Just keep Fido on a leash at all times. See Details
Chatfield Hollow State Park Enjoy searching for caves used by Native Americans, picnic by refreshing water, hike through the forests, enjoy pond and stream fishing and more at Chatfield Hollow State Park. Fido is welcome to join the fun, but keep him on a leash at all times. See Details
Middlefield Dog Park This lovely wooded dog park is a wonderful place for your pet to play and explore off-leash. The park is safely fenced, but make sure to bring water. See Details
Farmington Canal Linear Park 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. See Details
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
Day Pond State Park Day Pond State Park is home to Day Pond--a stocked pond where you and Fido can spend the day fishing. After fishing, you can enjoy a picnic or hiking in the state park. Just keep your dog on a leash at all times. See Details
Brainard Homestead State Park Brainard Homestead State Park offers hiking trails and birding opportunities for you and your pup to enjoy. Just keep Fido on a leash at all times. See Details
Bert & Harry Subkowsky Bark Park Bert & Harry Subkowsky Bark Park is a fenced park with separate areas for large and small dogs, and plenty of benches. See Details