Dog Friendly Activities in Ridgefield, CT

There are 3 dog friendly activities in Ridgefield, and 59 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
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.
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Compo Beach Off-Leash Dog Area Compo Beach Off-Leash Dog Area is located at Compo Beach and Yacht Club in Westport, CT, and welcomes dogs from October 1 through March 30. The off leash section is located south of the brick bathhouses and is clearly marked. Please note that the area is not fenced. Dogs are not permitted on the playground, pavilion, or beach walkways. 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
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
Grass Island Dog Park Bring your pet to play off-leash at this fenced Greenwich dog park, which includes a separate area for small dogs. See Details
Rowayton Dog Park This friendly, large, off-leash dog park provides plenty of space for your pet to play. 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
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
Stamford Dog Park at Courtland Park Your pet will love to play off-leash at this new Stamford dog park, which is fully fenced with a separate area for small dogs, benches, and trees. 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
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
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
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
Bark Dog Park This park features separate areas for large and small dogs, and also includes a water fountain, waste bag dispenser, and a waste receptacle. See Details
Kitchawan Preserve Trail Kitchawan Preserve Trail is a moderately easy, 4 mile hike that will take about 3 hours to complete with Fido. This hike is popular amongst dog owners and the wide trail allows you to hike side by side with your pup through the mature forests. Dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details