Dog Friendly Activities in Ridgefield, CT

There are 3 dog friendly activities in Ridgefield, and 66 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 Ridgefield.

Pet Friendly Bark Park
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
Pet Friendly Bennett's Pond State Park
Bennett's Pond State Park With more than 450 acres to explore, you and your pup will find plenty of hiking possibilities at Bennett's Pond State Park. Just keep Fido on a leash at all times. See Details
Seth Low Pierrepont State Park Reserve Dogs are welcome on the trails at Seth Low Pierrepont State Park. The park spans 305-acres and contains rivers, woodland, and hiking trails. Hikers will love the main trail on the premises, the White Trail. This blazed trail leads to the highest point at the park. Seth Low Pierrepont State Park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. 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
Sherwood Island State Park Dogs are welcome at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, CT, 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. See Details
Mianus River State Park Mianus River State Park, formerly the estate of singer and actress, Libby Holman, is a pet-friendly place to enjoy with your pooch. The river weaves through this 400-acre urban forest that is located between Greenwich and Stamford Connecticut. Visitors enjoy biking, fishing, hiking, and horseback riding in the area. You can bring Fido with you for a hike as long as they are on a leash under 7-feet. See Details
Babcock Preserve The Babcock Preserve is open to the public during daylight hours for hiking, walking, jogging, cross-country skiing, nature study, picnicking and horseback riding on designated trails. The 4.1 mile loop features forested land filled with a wide variety of wildlife. Leashed dogs are welcome. 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
Metro North Railroad Metro North Railroad allows small, well-behaved pets on the railroad from CT to NYC if they are in kennels or securely controlled on leashes. Pets shouldn't occupy seats and are subject to approval by the conductor. 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
Saxon Woods Park Trail Saxon Woods Park Trail is an easy, 2.5 mile hike that will take about 1.25 hours to complete with Fido. The southern section of Saxon Woods offers hikers and their pups a gentle hike. Dogs are not allowed in picnic areas and must be leashed at all times. 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
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
Tarrywile Park Pets are welcome on-leash at this scenic park with plenty of parking, hiking trails, and a pond. See Details
New Milford (Candlewoof) Dog Park The New Milford Dog Park is a lovely fenced in park, nestled in the southwest corner of Petibone's Elementary school field. The park area 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
314 Beer Garden Bring Fido with you to 314 Beer Garden's dog-friendly open air patio in Norwalk, CT. Fido is welcome to sit with you at a table in the beer garden. The bar offers shots, craft beers, liquors, ciders, non-alcoholic beer, wine, and soft drinks. A S'mores package is also available. Grab some grub from a visiting food truck or purchase food from Avelino Family BBQ. The beer garden includes a fire pit and lawn games. The site also hosts live music and events. Fido will be treated to a dog biscuit, bowl of water, and generous head scratches. There is a whipped cream treat topped with a dog biscuit available for sale. 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
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
Ninham Mountain Trail Ninham Mountain Trail is a moderately easy, 2.75 mile hike that will take about 3 hours to complete with Fido. This Multiple Use Area is the largest in Putnam County and allows dogs to be off leash if they are under voice control. See Details
Shopping in Southport Their office offers free dog biscuits and water to all dogs shopping in Southport Village at The Women's Exchange, The Village hardware Store, The Southport Barber, Schweitzer's Pharmacy, Kat Burki Home, or The Shoe. See Details
New Fairfield Dog Park This fenced-in park offers separate play areas for small and large dogs. See Details
North County Trail The North County 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 Yorktown Heights! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the North County 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
Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens is pet-friendly. Bring your pooch along to explore 12 miles of garden trails and wander around the Bartlett, a living classroom for people and dogs to experience and enjoy nature. They offer an enchanting environment, where you can explore the grounds with your pup, research a particular variety of plant or attend an event. Their trails will take you through beautiful gardens, past champion trees, and into native Connecticut habitats, alongside colonial stonewalls and over pristine wetlands. Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens is open every day of the week from dawn until dusk. See Details
Rowayton Dog Park This friendly, large, off-leash dog park provides plenty of space for your pet to play. See Details