Dog Friendly Activities in Torrington, CT

There are 7 dog friendly activities in Torrington. 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 Haystack Mountain State Park
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
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
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
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
Bad Dog Brewing Company Bad Dog Brewing Company is a dog-friendly taproom in Torrington, CT. Fido is welcome to join you at a pet-friendly table inside or out. Although the brewery doesn't have a kitchen, they often offer outside food options. See Details
City of Torrington Dog Park Take Fido to run, play and make new friends at City of Torrington Dog Park in Torrington, CT. This off-leash area features two separate fenced-in sections providing dedicates space for small and larger dogs to exercise safely. The dog park is located along the Naugatuck River and features a shady pavilion for the comfort of dog owners. 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
Kent Falls State Park Kent Falls State Park is dog-friendly. You can bring Fido with you and walk the quarter mile hiking trail that leads to the stunning 250-foot waterfalls. Kent Falls State Park is open from 8am to 7pm. See Details
Land of Nod Vineyard & Winery Land of Nod Vineyard & Winery is pet-friendly. This popular vineyard and winery is a great place to hang out with your pup and sample a glass of fine wine. Situated in the foothills of the Berkshires, on land steeped in early American History, the Land of Nod vineyard & winery continues the American tradition of skill and excellence in craftsmanship. They believe that wine is food from the land. The winery is open to the public Friday through Sunday from 11am to 5pm. 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
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
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
Witchdoctor Brewing Company Witchdoctor Brewing Company is a dog friendly brewery that serves pints and mugs in-house, while growlers and cans are available to take home. Patrons can admire the handiwork of local artisans and listen to live music (on specified nights) as they sip their favorite beer. Their slogan, “The Cure for What Ales You”, is a testament to the hard work they put into preparing, or curing, their beer so that they can bring it fresh to your taste buds. 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
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
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
American Legion State Forest American Legion State Forest has trails ranging from less than a half mile to two miles for you and Fido to enjoy. Just keep your dogs leashed while in the park. See Details
Steep Rock Preserve Steep Rock Preserve is pet-friendly. This 998-acre Steep Rock Preserve offers hiking trails which follow the river banks and provide access into the hillsides above. Dogs are allowed on the trails at this nature preserve, as long as they are leashed and all mess is cleaned up after them. 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
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
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.

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Topsmead State Forest Topsmead State Forest is a pet-friendly recreation area that can be found among the Litchfield Hills. In a past life, the park was the summer estate of Miss Edith Morton Chase and a number of buildings from yesteryear are still standing as they did one-hundred years ago. You and Fido can enjoy the hiking trails and picnic areas at Topsmead, but are not permitted to go inside any of the buildings. The park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
Mohawk State Forest Mohawk State Forest is dog-friendly. This area encompasses the towering Mohawk Mountain State Park and is a popular place for pets and their owners to explore together. The hiking trails and the picnic areas are both accessible to dogs. The view from the top of Mohawk Mountain on a clear day is described as everlasting, taking in the slopes and valleys for miles around. The forest recreation areas are open from 8 am to sunset. Other forest areas are open one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset. You may not be able to access the park during certain winter months, but it's worth calling ahead if you are unsure whether the park will be open when you intend on visiting. See Details