Other Dog Activities in Chester, CT

There are 20 other dog friendly attraction within 20 miles of Chester. 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 Chester.

Pet Friendly Lavender by the Bay
Lavender by the Bay Lavender by the Bay is pet-friendly. This outdoor lavender farm in located halfway between Greenport and Orient Point. Dogs are allowed on the grounds. Handmade lavender products, lavender plants and home grown lavender honey are available for purchase. Check the website for seasonal opening hours. See Details
Pet Friendly Gillette Castle State Park
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
Hop Culture Farms & Brew Co. Hop Culture Farms & Brew Co. is pet-friendly. This family-friendly brewery features community tables, outdoor seating, and a diverse selection of cold beers on tap. They grow the hops for the beers on the family farm. Dogs are welcome on a leash, as no food is prepared on the premises. See Details
Yankee Cider Company Yankee Cider Company 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
Dinosaur State Park Dogs are welcome at Dinosaur State Park, where they can walk in the footsteps of other four-legged beasts from yesteryear, and not the neighbours poodle! The park is known for offering fossil tours, interactive exhibits, and hundreds of exposed tracks in Rocky Hill. You can bring Fido with you, but they are not allowed on nature trails or in the Exhibit Center. There is an entrance fee of $6 for anybody over 13, $2 for children aged between 6-12, and free entry for children under 6. Dinosaur State Park is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9:00am to 4:30pm. See Details
Wadsworth Falls State Park Wadsworth Falls State Park is dog-friendly. You can bring Fido with you to enjoy the hiking trails and picnic areas in the area. Some of the interesting trails in the park will lead you through wooded areas and alongside the Coginchaug River, located on the western side of the park. The park is open every day of the week from sunrise to sunset. See Details
Gardner Lake State Park Gardner Lake State Park is a nine-acre pet-friendly park that sits next to the 528-acre Gardner Lake. You can bring Fido with you to enjoy activities on the lake, including boating, swimming, and water sports, as long as they are on a leash. The park is open every day of the week from 8am to sunset. See Details
Millers Pond State Park Reserve Millers Pond State Park Reserve is dog-friendly. You'll discover some wooded paths and trails that lead to the main draw, a spring-fed lake. Millers Pond State Park is open every day of the week from sunrise to sunset. See Details
Connecticut Valley Railroad State Park Connecticut Valley Railroad State Park is a pet-friendly historic place to take Fido. They welcome pets on a leash under seven foot on the section of park north of Route 82. See Details
Meshomasic State Forest Dogs are welcome at Meshomasic State Forest. This isolated forest is relatively untouched, other than a few gravel roads around the area, which leads to a wonderful wildlife habitat for a number of species. You can bring your pooch with you as long as they are on a leash under 7-feet in length. 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
River Highlands State Park River Highlands State Park is a pet-friendly recreation area that overlooks the Connecticut River. You and Fido can use one of the dog-friendly trails to get to an overlook and bluff that is 150 feet above the river below, check out the noises made by the interesting blowhole, and cross over the numerous wooden bridges. River Highlands State Park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
Nehantic State Forest Dogs are allowed on leashes at Nehantic State Forest. 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. Nehantic State Forest is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
Haddam Meadows State Park Haddam Meadows State Park is pet-friendly. You can bring Fido with you on a leash to enjoy these pretty meadows on the banks of the Connecticut River. There are a number of picnic areas where you can put your paws up and take a break from wandering the trails in the area. Haddam Meadows State Park is open every day of the year from 8am to sunset. See Details
Moowen State Park Moowen State Park, previously known as Red Cedar Lake State Park, is pet-friendly. You can bring Fido with you to wander this densely wooded park, where you'll discover the remnants of old camps, including a chimney and the concrete foundation of the main hall of the camp. Moowen State Park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. 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
George Dudley Seymour State Park George Dudley Seymour State Park is dog-friendly. This park is in memory of George Dudley Seymour, who dedicated his life to preserving land, contributing to the restoration and upkeep of eight different state parks and a state forest. This park is home to meadows, trees, and dog-friendly trails that lead to the Connecticut River Tidal Flat and a couple of miles of river frontage. The park is open from half an hour before sunrise to half an hour after 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
Hurd State Park Dogs are allowed at Hurd State Park, where you and Fido can enjoy scenic views of the Connecticut River. The only place that Fido isn't allowed to join you is the campgrounds for overnight stays. Hurd State Park is open every day of the week from 8am to sunset. See Details
Explore The Stars If you are looking for an awesome place to get out under the stars to see meteors, satellites, red stars, galaxies and nebula, then check out this astronomy program that incorporates social distancing. Just sit back in your lounge chair in a large field and listen to the astronomer discuss the stars by loud speaker and guide you with a light pointer to constellations and deep space objects! This is a fun and educational 90 minute program that is a popular date night or family fun night! The program is available 3 nights a week all year round. See Details