Dog Friendly Activities in Salem, CT

There’s 1 dog friendly activity in Salem, and 74 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 Salem.

Pet Friendly Gardner Lake State Park
Gardner Lake State Park Gardner Lake State Park in Salem, CT is dog friendly. The 9-acre park provides a recreational gateway to 528-acre Gardner Lake. You can bring Fido with you to enjoy activities on the lake, including boating, swimming, and water sports, as long as they are on a leash. See Details
Pet Friendly Devil's Hopyard State Park
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 pooch can hike, picnic, birdwatch and fish in the stream. Just keep Fido on a leash at all times, and note that pets are not permitted in the campground. See Details
Gillette Castle State Park Dogs are welcome at the picnic areas and on the hiking trails of Gillette Castle State Park, a dog-friendly attraction in East Haddam, CT. Fido can enjoy the trails that loop and wind around outdoor art exhibits and a historic estate that is reminiscent of a castle. However, you're not allowed to bring dogs inside buildings or on decks. See Details
Hammonasset Beach State Park Fido is welcome to enjoy the pet-friendly beach on a leash from September 30th to April 1st at Hammonasset State Park in Madison, CT. Visitors with pets on the beach outside of those dates are subject to fines if caught. Leashed dogs can join you in picnic areas year-round, and pups are also welcome in the campground after Columbus Day until May 1st. See Details
Bailey's Dog Park Bring Fido to Bailey's Dog Park in Clinton, CT, 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 fully-fenced dog park features running water, waste bags and shaded areas. See Details
Yankee Cider Company Leashed dogs are welcome at Yankee Cider Company in East Haddam. As Connecticut's first farm cidery taproom, they feature a beautiful vintage barn and outdoor area, and specialize in crafting New England style hard ciders from locally-grown apples. With a rotation of ciders available, you can enjoy unique options including spiced fig, tart cherry and even a Caramel Cider Donut Hard Cider. Apple wines are also available. See Details
Salmon River State Forest Dogs are welcome at Salmon River State Forest in Colchester, CT. This pet-friendly preservation area is home to a historic covered bridge that crosses over the shallow waters of the Salmon River below. As well as being a popular hiking and picnic spot, the area is very popular among anglers due to the easy water access. See Details
Lavender Pond Farm Leashed dogs are welcome to tour Lavender Pond Farm with you in Killingworth, CT. Enjoy strolling through the lavender fields, shopping in the store and riding the LPF Express at this pet-friendly attraction. There is also corn hole, chess and plenty of spots to sit and relax. Please clean up after your pets on the farm! See Details
Labyrinth Brewing Company Labyrinth Brewing Company in Manchester is dog-friendly and features an excellent staff, a tasty rotation of beers and ciders, and food trucks on a regular basis. It's relatively large inside with great spaces separated for each group and a "patio" out front with Astroturf, tables, and chairs. Dogs are allowed in both areas and treats are available at the bar. See Details
Harkness Memorial State Park Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford, CT is dog friendly. The centerpiece of this state park is the elegant summer mansion of the Harkness family. The big colorful building and the surrounding gardens were made into a state park in 1952, and certain parts of it can be enjoyed by dogs and their owners today. Pets on a leash are permitted in picnic and lawn areas but are not allowed on the beach or in formal gardens. See Details
Fort Trumbull State Park Fido is welcome to join you at Fort Trumbull State Park, a pet-friendly park in New London, CT. Enjoy the paved walking trail around the fort and along the waterfront. See Details
Bluff Point State Park Bluff Point State Park in Groton, CT is dog friendly and welcomes leashed pets. Situated on the shores of Poquonnock River, this park offers over 800 acres for you and Fido to explore. There are wooded hiking and biking trails, opportunities for fishing and boating, and spectacular wildlife viewing on Long Island Sound. Please note that dogs and horses are not allowed on the beach from April 1st to September 1st. See Details
Holdridge Home & Garden Holdridge Home & Garden is a dog-friendly hardware store in Ledyard, CT. Fido is welcome to join you as you shop for lawn and garden supplies, paint, tools, grills, etc. See Details
Estelle Cohn Memorial Dog Park Allow Fido off-leash exercise at Estelle Cohn Memorial Dog Park in Norwich, CT. The enclosed park has a double gated entrance and separate areas for small and large dogs. Each play area is equipped with waste stations, bench seating, and a wading pool for warm weather enjoyment. See Details
Bozrah Farmers Market Leashed, well-behaved dogs are welcome at Bozrah Farmers Market, a pet-friendly outdoor market in Bozrah, CT. Wander the aisles of vendors and enjoy live music and a bite to eat from the food trucks. With over 40 vendors you will find a wide variety of items, including fresh vegetables, baked goods, homemade jams, fresh-cut flowers, pet treats and much more. The market is seasonal, and runs every Friday from July through October. Two off-season markets are also offered, the Holiday Market in November and the Mother's Day Market in May. Check their website for dates for these events as well as the season's opening date. See Details
Grace Grace is pet-friendly. Shop with your dog at this women's clothing store in East Lyme. In addition to tasteful threads, you'll find bath and body items, candles, gifts, jewelry and a selection of pooch themed socks. Leashed dogs are welcome inside to help you sniff out the best items. Grace is open every day of the week from 10am to 7pm. See Details
Nehantic State Forest Leashed pets are welcome at the dog-friendly Nehantic State Forest in East Lyme, CT. This was the first state park in New London County and is home to wooded areas, Norwich Pond, and Uncas Lake. You and Fido can relax next to the water at one of the picnic areas. See Details
Mansfield Drive-in Theatre Well-behaved pups are welcome to come see a double feature movie at The Mansfield Drive-In Theatre located in Mansfield Center, CT. Dogs must be on leashed at all times, and owners must clean up after them. Please be mindful that if your dog is barking or disrupting the movie or they'll need to be taken out. Please note that dogs are welcome at the movies, but not the Sunday market. See Details
Myrcene Ale Co. Myrcene Ale Co. is a pet-friendly brewery in Old Saybrook, CT. Fido can join you inside the spacious taproom and outside at a picnic table while you enjoy a variety of house-brewed ales. Packaged snacks are available, or food can be brought in/delivered. See Details
Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park Leashed pups are allowed at dog-friendly Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park in Groton, CT. This historic site is home to Fort Griswold, which is known for being taken by the British forces in 1781. You can jump on the pet-friendly Thames River Heritage Park Water Taxi and head on down to the old fort site. The rolling hills and historic buildings are well worth the trip. See Details