Dog Friendly Activities in Stafford Springs, CT

There are 2 dog friendly activities in Stafford Springs, and 47 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 Stafford Springs.

Pet Friendly Nipmuck State Forest and Bigelow Hollow State Park
Nipmuck State Forest and Bigelow Hollow State Park Dogs are welcome at Nipmuck State Forest and Bigelow Hollow State Park. This union area contains 9,000 acres of hiking trails and has a lovely 18-acre pond. You can enjoy the picnic areas and trails among the blossoming bushes, trees, and meadows contrasted by the shady woodlands. Nipmuck State Forest and Bigelow Hollow State Park is open from 8am to 6pm. See Details
Pet Friendly Shenipsit State Forest
Shenipsit State Forest Dogs are allowed at Shenipsit State Forest, home of the Shenipsit Forest Trail. This five-mile loop is of moderate difficulty, but is well worth the strain for the stunning views across the rest of the forest. You can bring Fido with you on the trail and elsewhere as long as they are on a leash. There are a number of other trails that can be found across the 7,000 acres and 11 parcels of forest. The best time of year to visit this are is between March until October. Forest areas are open one and a half hour before sunrise until one and a half hour after sunset. See Details
Tree House Brewing Company Tree House Brewing Co. is a dog-friendly artisanal brewery located in Charlton, MA. Creating small, hand-crafted batches of beer using well water and luxury ingredients, their goal is to make the best beer in the world without compromising values or quality. Try the Vanilla Bean Truth stout, Ghost Emoji double IPA, Walk in the Sun double IPA, or Dreamer Hefeweizen when you're visiting! See Details
Bigelow Hollow State Park Dog-friendly Bigelow Hollow State Park in Union, CT, offers boating, fishing and hiking to locals and visitors. Stretching over 9,000 acres, the park has scenic hiking trails and access points to Mashapaug Lake & Bigelow Pond. Please keep Fido leashed during your visit. See Details
Chicopee Memorial State Park Dogs are allowed to join their owners at Chicopee Memorial State Park. This 562-acre park used to be known as formerly the Cooley Brook Reservoir and Watershed, but was renamed to encourage people and their pooches to come and visit the stunning area. Visitors love swimming, fishing, and picnicking by the centerpiece of the park, the pond. Fido is welcome on a leash, as long as owners clean up after their pets. The park is open every day of the week, Memorial Day - Labor Day from 9am to 7pm; and every day of the week from Labor Day to Memorial Day from 8am to 4pm. See Details
Wells State Park Wells State Park is dog-friendly. This pretty wooded area surrounding a pond, ideal for angling or recreational boat use, is a lovely park to bring Fido for a taste of the outdoors. The best hike is up Carpenter Rocks, leading to a fantastic view of the park and the surrounding area. Dogs are welcome on a leash, as long as owners clean up any mess that they leave behind. Wells State Park is open every day of the week from sunrise to sunset. 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
South Hadley Dog Park South Hadley Dog Park welcomes your pooch to play off-leash in a 2-acre fenced park. The space is divided into a small and large dog side. Inside the park, you'll find a water fountain, trash cans and benches. Dog owners are reminded to clean up after pups. South Hadley Dog Park is open every day of the week from dawn until dusk. See Details
Ludlow Dog Park Take Fido to run, play and make new friends at Ludlow Dog Park in Ludlow, MA. The off-leash park is located adjacent to the Camp White Conservation Area. Ludlow Dog Park is separated into two sections, providing dedicated spaces for small and larger dogs to exercise and socialize safely. See Details
Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk has many stores that welcome dogs to join you inside, including Anthropologie, Appleseed’s, Brighton Collectibles, Brookstone, Destination Maternity, Eddie Bauer, Francesca’s Collections, Gap, J.Crew, J. Jill, Kirkland’s Home, Lady Foot Locker, Leaps & Bones, L’Occitane, New Balance, Papyrus, Pottery Barn, Shoe Explosion, Soft Surroundings, Talbots, Ann Taylor Loft, Banana Republic, Chico’s, Clarks, Coldwater Creek, Country Curtains, GapKids, Green Tangerine Spa & Salon, Sparkle, and White House | Black Market. See Details
East Windsor Dog Park Providing a fun, safe, and friendly environment for dogs in the East Windsor area, East Windsor Dog Park offers a one-acre grass park with separate areas for small and large dogs. It is suggested that dog owners bring water with them as there is no water onsite. See Details
Natchaug State Forest Dogs are allowed at Natchaug State Forest, where picnicking is popular among visitors. The name Natchaug comes from the term "between rivers" and in this case is referring to the location of the forest being between the Bigelow and Still Rivers. Your pooch can join you in the picnic areas and on the hiking trails at this park. The forest recreation areas are open every day of the week from 8 am until sunset. 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
South Windsor Bark Park This newly opened, fenced in park features agility equipment and has separate large and small dog areas. See Details
Westville Dam Recreation Area Pets are welcome to join you on-leash on the hiking trails of this beautiful Sturbridge park. See Details
Enfield Dog Park Enfield Dog Park is a fully-fenced park with separate areas for large and small dogs, benches for the humans, and water for the pups. Just make sure Fido has his town license and his current vaccinations. See Details
Belding Wildlife Management Area The Belding Wildlife Management Area is open to hiking with your dog. There's never a crowd, so it's great to take Fido on a hike in the peaceful outdoors. There's a pond for fishing, and the blazed trails follow rivers that branch from Valley Falls.

Dogs must be leashed.
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Recreation Park Recreation Park is pet-friendly. Located next to the tennis courts, the fenced area contains two sections, one for big dogs and one for small breeds. Dogs are welcome to play off-leash, as long as they are well-behaved and all mess is cleaned up after them. See Details
Opacum Woods Opacum Woods is a dog-friendly conservation area in Sturbridge, MA. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you on the 266-acre property that offers approximately four miles of hiking trails. There are separate trails marked with blue, red, yellow, and green blazes. Enjoy trekking through the forest near ponds, swaps, and vernal pools. See Details
Dufresne Park Your pet will love to explore this park with you while on-leash, or let them run free in the fenced dog run on the hill. A great place for some daily exercise. See Details
Creaser Park Dogs are welcome on-leash at this lovely public park, which includes a clean, sandy-bottomed pond where you can wade while your dog swims. See Details
Manchester Barks & Rec Dog Park Fido can play off-leash at Manchester Barks & Rec Dog Park in Mt. Nebo Park! The Park features a small dog park and a large dog park; however, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, small dogs are given preference. Dog owners are asked to bring their own water bowls, have proof of current state dog license and rabies vaccination on them, and keep their pets leashed until they are inside the fence. Check out Manchester Barks & Rec Dog Park's list of rules and recommendations on its website before planning a visit. The Dog Park is open daily from dawn to dusk. See Details
Hop River Rails to Trails Another Rails to Trails place to Hike. Off the road parking area, easy to find and well marked. See Details
Hop River State Park Trail The Hop River State Park 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 Bolton! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Hop River State Park 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