Dog Friendly Activities in Willimantic, CT

There’s 1 dog friendly activity in Willimantic, and 54 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 Willimantic.

Pet Friendly Airline North State Park Trail
Airline North State Park Trail The Airline North 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 Willimantic! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Airline North 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
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 dog can hike, picnic, bird-watch and fish in the stream. Just keep Fido on a leash at all times. See Details
Gillette Castle State Park Dogs are welcome at the picnic areas and on the hiking trails of Gillette Castle State Park. Although Fido can enjoy the trails that loop and wind around outdoor art exhibits and an historic historic estate that is reminiscent of a castle, you're not allowed to take them inside any of the buildings. Constructed by playwright and actor, William Hooker Gillette, the focal point of the whole area is the estate building. Gillette Castle State Park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
Salmon River State Forest Dogs are welcome at Salmon River State Forest. This preservation area is home to an historic covered bridge that crosses over the shallow waters of Salmon River below. In years gone by, rivers and streams were dammed to provide water for the many mills in the area. Nowadays, you can enjoy the 6,000 acres of forest that have been set aside and protected. As well as being a popular hiking and walking spot, the area is very popular among anglers who can gain easy access to the water. The recreation areas of Salmon River State Forest are open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. 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
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
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
Pawsitive Park For a strictly doggy day, Pawsitive Park offers both large and small dog play areas to accommodate fun seekers of all sizes. A double entrance allows for ease of transition from on leash to off leash. Each play area is equipped with a wading pool for warm weather enjoyment. Water is available on premises to keep the pools clean and filled. Convenient paths have been built around the outside of the property for leash walks and one-on-one time. Busiest hours include weekends and early evenings, so plan visits accordingly, especially for dogs that don’t love huge crowds. Bags are provided at cleanup stations to keep the park tidy. Proof of dog license and rabies vaccination may be required here. Training treats are allowed within the dog area of the park, but human food is not. Limit of three dogs per person. See Details
Bozrah Farmers Market Bozrah Farmers Market is pet-friendly, as long as dogs are on a leash and well-behaved. Wander the aisles of vendors and enjoy live music and a bite to eat from the food trucks. With 40 vendors, there's something for everyone. The market runs every Friday from July through October See Details
Nehantic State Forest Leashed dogs are welcome at the pet-friendly Nehantic State Forest in East Lyme. 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 on the park. The park is open daily. See Details
Colchester Dog Park An off-leash dog park was just approved for this spot and should be under construction soon. Stay tuned! 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.

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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
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
Yankee Cider Company The dog-friendly Yankee Cider Company in East Haddam is Connecticut's first farm cidery tap room with a beautiful old barn and outdoor area where Fido is welcome on a leash. They offer handcrafted hard ciders made with fruit grown on the farm. 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
Gay City State Park Dogs are welcome on the trails and at the picnic areas of Gay City State Park, but are not permitted on any of the beaches on the shores of the Blackledge River. It'll be interesting for you and Fido to imagine the scores of people that used to go about their days at this old mill town in the 18th and 19th century. The mill burned down in 1830 and the town gradually emptied. Over one hundred years later, the whole area was named as a state park and is now a wonderful place for people to wander with their leashed pups on the trails. Gay City State Park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
Airline North State Park Trail The Airline North 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 Hampton! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Airline North 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
Machimoodus State Park Dogs are welcome at Machimoodus State Park, 300-acres of uplands, woodlands, and meadows that surround a pretty river. The hiking trails are pet-friendly, so you and Fido can take in this picturesque area together, as long as they remain on their leash under six-feet. Machimoodus State Park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
Goodwin State Forest Goodwin State Forest is a dog-friendly wooded area that covers three square miles. In addition to pine trees all over, the centrepiece of the park is the beautiful 135 acre Pine Acres Lake. Fido is welcome to join you in the park as long as they are on a leash under seven-feet in length. Goodwin State Forest is open an hour before sunrise and closes an hour after sunset. See Details
Hopeville Pond State Park Dogs are welcome at the picnic areas and on the hiking trails at Hopeville Pond State Park. Unfortunately, they are not permitted on the beaches or in the campground. The area was originally popular among early settlers and was home to a number of mills. Over the years, the wooded areas that surround the pond have been added to the ever growing Pachaug State Forest and Hopville Pond became recognized as a great place to hang out and have fun with family and furry friends. The park is open every day of the week from sunrise to sunset. See Details
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
Hop Culture Farms & Brew Co. Hop Culture Farms & Brew Co. is a family- and dog-friendly brewery in Colchester, CT, featuring community tables, outdoor seating and a diverse selection of cold beers on tap. They grow the hops for the beers on the family farm. Leashed dogs are welcome. If you visit in the summer, sign up for the Hopyard Tour to learn how homegrown farm ingredients transform into uniquely flavored beers. See Details