Dog Friendly Activities in Newtown, CT

There are 3 dog friendly activities in Newtown, and 63 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 Newtown.

Pet Friendly Park and Bark
Park and Bark Newtown's Park and Bark is a pet-friendly recreation area. The park consists of two acres of fenced in play area for all licensed and vaccinated, friendly dogs over four months. You'll also find seasonal water features, year-round agility course, a small dog area for timid and small dogs. During winter, bring your own water. The park is located adjacent to the Newtown Animal Shelter. See Details
Pet Friendly Ram Pasture
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. Leashed dogs are permitted to join their owners for a walk. See Details
Paproski’s Pumpkin Patch at Castle Hill Farm Unfortunately, Paproski’s Pumpkin Patch at Castle Hill Farm is currently not pet-friendly due to Covid-19 restrictions. See Details
The Cascades at Lake Mohegan 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. See Details
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. See Details
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. See Details
Southbury Dog Park Southbury Dog Park is a 14-acre, off-leash dog park that welcomes all people and dogs. The entrance is through the O & G Industries' entrance and is on the company's land. It has a fenced-in small-dog area, a huge open field, a beautiful and accessible river, two wooded trails, tables and benches, and plenty of poopy bags. Owners can bring their dogs to enjoy the company of other dogs, to play a game of fetch, or go for a dip in the stream. It is an off-leash area for dogs, but it's not completely fenced in. Open daily from dawn to dusk. See Details
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 TrailLink.com. See Details
Bear Mountain Reservation Pets may join you off-leash on the hiking trails of this beautiful wooded reservation with lovely views of Candlewood Lake. See Details
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. See Details
Mountain Lakes Park Trail Mountain Lakes Park Trail is an easy, 5.15 mile hike in Mountain Lakes Park that will take about 3 hours to complete with Fido. This gentle trail will give you the opportunity to hike around Westchester County?s highest peak, that stands 982 feet tall. Explore forests and take a break in any or all of the gorgeous four lakes. Dogs are not permitted in picnic areas and must be leashed. See Details
Ward Pound Ridge Reservation Trail Ward Pound Ridge Reservation Trail is a moderately easy, 7.5 mile hike in Ward Pound Ridge Reservation that will take about 2.5 to 4 hours to complete with Fido. You and your pup will enjoy this easy trail with only a couple of moderate climbs. Your dog will delight in the stream crossings and hiking by your side on the wide road, while you take in the scenic vistas and historical points. Please note that dogs must be leashed; dogs not permitted in picnic areas. See Details
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 for residents otherwise $5, 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, Great Lawn or near the mansion, playground or pavilion, 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 Details
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. See Details
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. See Details
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. See Details
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 TrailLink.com. 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
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
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. See Details
Richter Park Take your dog for an on-leash hike up one of the two climbing trails in this Danbury public park. See Details
Sherwood Island State Park Dogs are welcome at Sherwood Island State Park, Connecticut's first state park, in the off season. This public recreation area can be found on the shore of Long Island Sound and offers swimming, fishing, and other activities. The 238 acres of beach, wetlands, and woodlands provides a varied landscape for you and Fido to enjoy. You can bring Fido to the park during the off-season from October 1 to April 14. Pets are not allowed in the park during the summer season from April 15 through September 30. The park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
Tarrywile Park Pets are welcome on-leash at this scenic park with plenty of parking, hiking trails, and a pond. See Details
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. See Details