Other Dog Activities in Colchester, CT

There’s 1 other dog friendly attraction in Colchester, and 21 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 Colchester.

Pet Friendly Hop Culture Farms & Brew Co.
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
Rocky Neck State Park Rocky Neck State Park is pet-friendly. Feel free to go on a hike with Fido or eat some lunch in the picnic areas north of train tracks. Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed in campgrounds, south of the train tracks, on the beach, or on the boardwalk. Rocky Neck State Park has a tidal river that is home to a variety of different types of fish. You'll also spot herons, cranes, and lots of other wildlife in the air and on the ground around the park too. The park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
Harkness Memorial State Park Harkness Memorial State Park is dog-friendly. The centrepiece of this state park is the elegant summer mansion of the Harkness family. The big colourful building and the surrounding gardens, lawns, and trees were made into a state park in 1952 and certain parts of it can be enjoyed by dogs and their owners today. Pets on a leash are permitted in picnic and lawn areas, but are not allowed on the beach or in formal gardens. Harkness Memorial State Park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. 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
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
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
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
Thames River Heritage Park Water Taxi Thames River Heritage Park Water Taxi is a dog-friendly attraction in Connecticut. You can hop on the taxi with your pup in your arms or they can walk the plank, oo-arrrr me hearties, safely on and off board instead. Between the hours of 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. the water taxi makes three stops each hour in a continuous hop on-hop off loop beginning and ending at Fort Trumbull. After 7 p.m. the water taxi runs between City Pier, New London and Thames River Landing, Groton every 20 minutes. The area is known for having a colorful and interesting history. The water taxi is seasonal, so give them a call first to make sure they are running when you plan on visiting. See Details
Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park Dogs are allowed at Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park. This historic site is home to Fort Griswold, which is known for being taken by the British forces in 1781. You can jump on the pet-friendly Thames River Heritage Park Water Taxi and head on down to the old fort site. The rolling hills and historic buildings are well worth the trip. The park is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9am to 5pm. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Salt Rock State Campground Dogs are welcome to stay at Salt Rock State Campground. The campground is set among 149-acres of woodland and is adjacent to the waterfront of Shetucket River, where you and Fido can fish with a license. The campground and surrounding area contains swimming pools, walking trails, restrooms, and a number of other useful amenities. Pet owners are reminded that they must keep Fido on a leash on the premises and that there is a maximum of two pets per campsite. The park grounds are open every day of the week from 8am until 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