Other Dog Activities in East Lyme, CT

There’s 1 other dog friendly attraction in East Lyme, and 23 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 East Lyme.

Pet Friendly Nehantic State Forest
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
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
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
Barley Head Brewery Barley Head Brewery is a dog-friendly nanobrewery in Mystic, CT, where Fido is welcome to join you for a brew at an outdoor table. They offer four to six varieties of beers in a range of flavors that change each week, and most of their ingredients are sourced locally. You are welcome to bring in take out from a nearby restaurant to enjoy with your beer. The patio has heaters for the cooler months. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Greenport Harbor Brewing Company Dog-friendly Greenport Harbor Brewing Company tasting room welcomes Fido to join you for a pint or a flight inside their original brewery and tasting room or at an outdoor sidewalk table. The brewery is located in Greenport Village in a renovated 1860’s firehouse. 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
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
Fishers Island Catch the island ferry in New London, CT. The ferry welcomes dogs on board, with a leash, at no extra charge. Once arriving on the island, visitors can walk to the small village (15 min walk) or head over to dog-friendly South Beach near Elizabeth Airfield. The beach is a bit rocky but dogs can go off-leash. Visitors can spot birds, view beautiful homes or shop at the village green with their dogs. Plenty of spots to tie up your dog and give them shade on the village green while visiting local merchants. Visit Topper's Ice Cream shop and order "the dog bowl" with ice cream named after different dog breeds. Dogs are also welcome to visit the Fishers Island Yacht Club. Best time to go is May to early October. Shops take an afternoon siesta from 1-3 pm. 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
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
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
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
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
Maugle Sierra Vineyards At this dog-friendly winery, you can sit at outdoor tables with your pup while you enjoy a bottle of wine. See Details
Preston Ridge Vineyard Situated on 60 bucolic acres just 15 miles from the Long Island Sound, Preston Ridge Vineyard is located where the peak of a ridge provides breathtaking views of the Connecticut countryside for over 20 miles. Visit with your leashed dog for an outdoor wine tasting with some live music during the weekend. See Details
Mystic River Park Mystic River Park welcomes leashed dogs. Mystic River Park has a sizable green space for dogs to play and socialize. See Details