Dog Friendly Activities in Winsted, CT

There are 2 dog friendly activities in Winsted, 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 Winsted.

Pet Friendly Platt Hill State Park
Platt Hill State Park Platt Hill State Park is a pet-friendly recreation area that covers 159 acres in the town of Winchester. They welcome pooches to join their owners on the trails around the area. Although the area is not maintained, you can still access some trails and have a look around the pretty area. See Details
Pet Friendly Algonquin State Forest
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
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
Paw Meadow Dog Park A great off-leash dog park with a separate small dog area for dogs under 25lbs. A very friendly atmosphere. There are also quite a few dog-friendly trails around the park to walk or hike. 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
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
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
Granby Dog Park Pets will love to play off-leash in this large, fenced dog park with shade trees, picnic tables, and its own fire hydrant. 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
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
Les Trois Emme Winery and Vineyard Les Trois Emme Winery and Vineyard is a family owned and run winery with beautiful views and dog-friendly grounds to roam. 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
Talcott Mountain State Park Dogs are welcome at Talcott Mountain State Park in Simsbury. Fido is welcome to join you in picnic areas and on the hiking trails that lead to Heublein Tower at the top of the mountain. The casual Tower Trail Hike will take you and your pooch around 40 minutes to get to the top. The park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. 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
Enders State Forest Enders State Forest in Granby is dog-friendly. This diverse forest spreads out over Granby and across to the nearby Barkamsted area, offering wetlands and waterfalls galore. Fido is welcome to join you in the picnic areas and on the hiking trails of this forest. The forest recreation areas are open from 8 am to sunset every day of the year. See Details
Penwood State Park Penwood State Park offers 800 acres of year-round beauty and plenty of pet-friendly trails to get you around all the must-see spots. The main trail in the park is the Penwood State Park Trail, a 10.3 mile moderately difficult rambling path that features a waterfall. Fido is welcome to join you as long as they are on a leash. This park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. 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
Beartown State Forest Dogs are allowed at Beartown State Forest in Monterey, MA. Home to a 12,000 acre forest and Benedict Pond, this is the perfect destination for dogs and their owners who enjoy life on the water and those who prefer to stay on dry land. You and Fido can take on the pet-friendly, Benedict Pond Loop Trail, which circles the pretty pond. Although it's nice to visit Beartown State Forest to get away from it all all year round, one of the best times to go is during the fall season when the trees change a variety of colors. There are also some dog-friendly campsites available for visitors looking to extend their stay. Beartown State Forest is open every day of the week from sunrise to sunset. See Details
American Legion and Peoples State Forests American Legion and Peoples State Forest is dog-friendly. You can bring Fido with you to enjoy the beautiful wooded areas and numerous trails as long as they are on a leash. If you're planning on staying overnight, one pet is permitted with each camping group. There are a number of popular pet-friendly trails in the area, including the Henry Buck Trail that climbs up cliffs and overlooks forests in the area. You can access American Legion and Peoples State Forest every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
Angevine Farm Angevine Farm is a dog-friendly farm in Warren, CT. Your leashed, friendly dog is welcome to join you on the grounds outside while you are visiting. Check their event calendar for fun events like a pop up gift shop, wreath barn, Christmas trees, pizza days, and pumpkin picking events. See Details
Collinsville Canoe & Kayak Collinsville Canoe & Kayak rent dog-friendly paddlebaords, canoes and kayaks in Collinsville, CT. Situated near Canton, this business is southern New England's largest specialty paddlesports shop. Collinsville Canoe & Kayak offer equipment for sale, lessons, and dog-friendly rentals. Pick whichever watercraft suits you and Fido, then set off exploring down the Farmington River. See Details