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Dog Friendly Activities in Madison, CT

There are 2 dog friendly activities in Madison, and 57 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 at Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison, CT. Dogs are only permitted on beaches from November 1st 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
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
Devil's Hopyard State Park Taking its name from the round holes that appear in the waterfalls, dog-friendly Devil's Hopyard State Park in East Haddam, CT, 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
Gillette Castle State Park Dogs are welcome at the picnic areas and on the hiking trails of Gillette Castle State Park. Although Fido can enjoy the trails that loop and wind around outdoor art exhibits and an historic historic estate that is reminiscent of a castle, you're not allowed to take them inside any of the buildings. Constructed by playwright and actor, William Hooker Gillette, the focal point of the whole area is the estate building. Gillette Castle State Park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. 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
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
Salmon River State Forest Dogs are welcome at Salmon River State Forest. This preservation area is home to an historic covered bridge that crosses over the shallow waters of Salmon River below. In years gone by, rivers and streams were dammed to provide water for the many mills in the area. Nowadays, you can enjoy the 6,000 acres of forest that have been set aside and protected. As well as being a popular hiking and walking spot, the area is very popular among anglers who can gain easy access to the water. The recreation areas of Salmon River State Forest are open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
Giuffrida Park Giuffrida Park is a dog-friendly outdoor recreation area in Meriden, CT. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you one of the six trails that range from easy to difficult. Stroll along the reservoir, picturesque meadows, and take in the beauty of your surroundings from the top of Lamentation Mountain and Chauncey Peak. See Details
Greenport Harbor Brewing Company Dog-friendly Greenport Harbor Brewing Company tasting room welcomes Fido to join you for a pint or a flight inside their original brewery and tasting room or at an outdoor sidewalk table. The brewery is located in Greenport Village in a renovated 1860’s firehouse. See Details
Farm River State Park Dogs are welcome at Farm River State Park, home to 16.5 miles of the Farm River, paths, and meadows. The scenic river flows gently through the middle of the park and is a great sight to see with Fido. You can bring them with you as long as they are on a leash under six feet. See Details
Branford Supply Pond A refuge for hikers, meanderers, bikers, runners, nature enthusiasts, historians and four-legged friends, the dog-friendly Branford Supply Pond sprawls over 350 acres in Branford, CT. See Details
Inlet Pond County Park Inlet Pond County Park offers a well marked trail system (about 1.5 miles) through woodlands, open areas of shrubs and vines, and mature oak forest. Leashed dogs are welcome on these easy to follow trails. The trail leads to freshwater Inlet Pond that has an observation platform with seats. In late summer, hundreds of Bull Frog tadpoles inhabit the freshwater pond. Herons and egrets forage around the edge. The pond also hosts a pair of Mute Swans each spring for nesting and raising their cygnets. Tree Swallows and Red-winged Blackbirds nest around the pond. Beyond is a Long Island Sound. See Details
Witchdoctor Brewing Company Witchdoctor Brewing Company is a dog friendly brewery that serves pints and mugs in-house, while growlers and cans are available to take home. Patrons can admire the handiwork of local artisans and listen to live music (on specified nights) as they sip their favorite beer. Their slogan, “The Cure for What Ales You”, is a testament to the hard work they put into preparing, or curing, their beer so that they can bring it fresh to your taste buds. 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
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
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
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
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
Wadsworth Falls State Park Wadsworth Falls State Park is dog-friendly. You can bring Fido with you to enjoy the hiking trails and picnic areas in the area. Some of the interesting trails in the park will lead you through wooded areas and alongside the Coginchaug River, located on the western side of the park. The park is open every day of the week from sunrise to sunset. 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
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
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
Yankee Cider Company The dog-friendly Yankee Cider Company in East Haddam is Connecticut's first farm cidery tap room with a beautiful old barn and outdoor area where Fido is welcome on a leash. They offer handcrafted hard ciders made with fruit grown on the farm. See Details