Dog Friendly Activities in Torrington, CT

There are 5 dog friendly activities in Torrington, and 51 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 Torrington.

Pet Friendly Burr Pond State Park
Burr Pond State Park Go swimming and have a picnic at Burr Pond, then hike the trails in search of the bronze tablet marking Connecticut's role in the Civil War and the Industrial Revolution. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Pet Friendly Sunny Brook State Park
Sunny Brook State Park Part of Paugnut State Forest and connected to it by the 2.1-mile John Muir Trail, Sunny Brook State Park is set on 464 wooded acres. With plenty of trails, including five nature trails, and a pond to play and cool off in, Sunny Brook State Park makes for a memorable excursion. Pack a lunch, wear comfortable shoes, bring a friend or make a new one. Perfect for a game of watery fetch, this popular spot also boasts fishing, hiking, picnicking and hunting opportunities. There is a posted leash requirement that does not seem to be strictly enforced, so let mindful consideration be the guide here. See Details
Haystack Mountain State Park Haystack Mountain State Park is home to a rugged dog-friendly hike that winds all the way up to a 34-foot high stone tower at the summit of Haystack Mountain. If you don't fancy the hike, there's a road that leads to the top as well. Fido is welcome at the picnic areas and on all of the hiking trails at this state park. Haystack Mountain State Park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
Paugnut State Forest Paugnut State Forest is a dog-friendly recreation area. The forest is spread over 1,200 acres across four different locations, including Burr Pond and Sunny Brook. The main section of Paugnut is home to the 2.1 mile John Muir Trail, a pet-friendly trail that connects two separate wooded areas. The forest recreation areas are open from sunrise to sunset. See Details
John A. Minetto State Park Dogs are welcome at John A. Minetto State Park, where the first house in Winchester once stood. The area was previously known as Hall Meadow and contains a picturesque pond and a few pet-friendly trails for you and Fido to enjoy. John A. Minetto State Park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
Peterson Park & Mattatuck Trail Leashed dogs are welcome at this small family park. There is a dog-friendly paved walking trail around park. The park also serves as the entrance to the Mattatuck Trail. It is a beautiful wooded trail that spans many miles through many towns. The entrance to the trail is located behind the skate park. See Details
Birge Pond - Hoppers Preserve Birge Pond - Hoppers Preserve is pet-friendly. Dogs are welcome on-leash at this facility. It includes a large, unfenced, open meadow crisscrossed with trails. In addition, you'll find over 2 miles of hiking trails through wooded areas. See Details
Farmington River Trail The Farmington River 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 Farmington! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Farmington River 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
Southington Dog Park This clean, friendly off-leash dog park is a great place for your pet to play. The park is fully fenced with a separate small dog area and benches. Children under 12 not allowed. 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
Spencer's Run Dog Park at Waveny Park Dogs go wild for this fenced off-leash dog park, which includes trees for shade, benches for owners, water, and loads of room to run and play. See Details
Harwinton Recreation Area A destination for dogs and their devoted humans, the Harwinton Recreation Area’s trails run through the woods as well as along Leadmine Brook. With both short, easy trails and those a bit longer and more difficult, the Harwinton Recreation Area is a great place for both you and your four-legged friend with a little splash time thrown in to mix it up. Bring the dog’s favorite water toy and tire him out along the trails. The Harwinton Recreation Area sits on almost 90 acres, and also offers a small covered picnic area, a playground, tennis courts, a sand volleyball court and a fishing pond. As a family recreation spot, a leash law is in effect. See Details
Stratton Brook State Park Trail The Stratton Brook 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 Simsbury! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Stratton Brook 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
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 seperate fenced in parks, one park for small dogs, and the other for the larger breeds. An agility course can be found in the large dog section as well. But that's not all, both parks are equipped with free "Poopy Bags", conveniently stationed throughout the park areas. The park is maintained by New Milford Dog Park volunteers. We hope you'll come visit, enjoy the park, and perhaps consider becoming a New Milford Dog Park. Our Mission New Milford Dog Park is a not  for profit, all volunteer  organization dedicated to providing a safe and secure  area for dog owners and their  dogs to play and socialize. New  Milford Dog Park will promote  responsible dog ownership and  community education through our  events and meetings. See Details
Rockwell Park Other sites' directions are misleading. Off Route 72 (Park St.) and NOT near the Muzzy Field ball park in Rockwell Park, but further up the road about 1/4 mile and across the small river. You will cross the Pequabuck River and the next right turn (opposite Pepin Metal) is N. Park Rd. The Bark Park is just down that road on the left. The dog park is on a steep hillside with two sections (for large dogs and for small). Dogs can negotiate the slope more easily than humans. There are benches within the enclosure and probably plenty of shade in warm weather. See Details
Lovers Leap State Park Pets on a maximum seven foot leash are permitted. 140 acre park divided by the scenic Housatonic River with magnificent views &hiking trails. See Details
Wolcott Dog Park Wolcott Dog Park is a small dog park, with separate areas for big and small dogs. It is open to the public and connected to Peterson Park by a path. See Details
Addis Park Pets are welcome on-leash at this lovely public park with a picnic area and boat launch on the river. Visitors who do not reside in New Milford must obtain a permit and parking sticker from the Parks and Recreation Office, which is located at the John Pettibone Community Center. See Details
Black Rock State Park Enjoy scenic views, fishing, hiking, and picnicking at Black Rock State Park. Fido is welcome to join you in the park, but must be leashed at all times. See Details
Baldwin Park Great park behind our local middle school. Big open fields. Nice clear paths in the back as well as wooded trails and a stream. Not necessarily a dog park but very friendly. Dogs can go off leash. See Details
Above All State Park This 31-acre park has plenty of natural and man-made sites to explore including the remains of a Cold War Bunker. Just keep Fido on a leash while you enjoy this park. See Details
Dennis Hill State Park This 240-acre estate offers plenty of hiking opportunities and panoramic views from the summit overlook. Fido is welcome to join you in the park, but must be leashed at all times. See Details
Algonquin State Forest You and your pup can hike through the beautiful Algonquin State Forest as long as Fido remains on a leash at all times. See Details
Camp Columbia State Park Camp Columbia State Park offers hiking for you and your pup. Just keep Fido on a leash at all times. See Details