Other Dog Activities in Hartford, CT

There’s 1 other dog friendly attraction in Hartford, and 25 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 Hartford.

Pet Friendly Connecticut Wine Trail
Connecticut Wine Trail Support local vineyards when you embark on a self-guided tour of wineries along the dog-friendly Connecticut Wine Trail. Vineyards highlighted on the trail range from small family-owned operations to expansive multi-acre hilltop properties. Fido is welcome to accompany you at all wineries which are selected to be featured on the Connecticut Wine Trail. A popular annual event which looks to showcase the very best wine produced in Connecticut, grab your CT Wine Trail Passport and hit the road with Fido. See Details
Pet Friendly Salmon River State Forest
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
Labyrinth Brewing Company Labyrinth Brewing Company in Manchester is dog-friendly and features an excellent staff, a tasty rotation of beers and ciders, and food trucks on a regular basis. It's relatively large inside with great spaces separated for each group and a "patio" out front with Astroturf, tables, and chairs. Dogs are allowed in both areas and treats are available at the bar. See Details
Witchdoctor Brewing Company Witchdoctor Brewing Company is a dog friendly brewery that serves pints and mugs in-house, while growlers and cans are available to take home. Patrons can admire the handiwork of local artisans and listen to live music (on specified nights) as they sip their favorite beer. Their slogan, “The Cure for What Ales You”, is a testament to the hard work they put into preparing, or curing, their beer so that they can bring it fresh to your taste buds. See Details
Alvarium Beer Co. Alvarium Beer Company is New Britain's first craft brewery and taproom to open in over 70 years. The dog friendly outdoor patio features games, shuffleboard, and they also have plenty of on site parking. 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
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
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
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
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
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
Brignole Vineyards Brignole Vineyards is a dog-friendly winery in East Granby, CT. This pretty spot is great for hanging out with your pup and enjoying a glass of wine. They love it when guests bring their four-legged friends to enjoy a day with them, and actually encourage it! As long as your pet is friendly, on a leash, picked up after then please bring them along. Picnics are also welcome. 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
Kinsmen Brewing Company Fido is welcome to join you for a beer at dog-friendly Kinsmen Brewing Company, located in Southington, CT. Dogs can accompany you beside an umbrella-shaded picnic table on the spacious outside patio. Overlooking the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail, patrons can sit, relax and sample artisan craft beer such as Homeward Bound IPA or Yup/Nope Double IPA. Menu options include a wide variety of house-made pizza which can be prepared with a gluten-free crust, signature sandwiches, salads, and shareable appetizers. 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
Granville State Forest Granville State Forest is pet-friendly. Visitors who are looking to explore the southern Berkshire Hills can do so at this park along the state's southern border with Connecticut. You can bring Fido with you to hike on trails through the woods that lead to waterfalls through stunning forests. Once you're finished exploring the area with your pooch, you can rest your heads at one of the pet-friendly campsites deep in the woods, a number of peaceful and tranquil spots can be found. Granville State Forest is open every day of the week from sunrise 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
TA Southington Has a Country Pride, Subway and a Travel Store.
This location has a dedicated area for pets that need some exercise or a rest break. Waste bags and trash receptacles are also available for easy cleanup. TA and Petro Travel Stores also carry a variety of pet care products.
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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
Windsor Meadows State Park Windsor Meadows State Park is dog-friendly. This park is home to a quiet pathway along the Connecticut River that stretches for 3.5 miles. One of the biggest draws of the park is the 140 acres of undeveloped Connecticut River floodplain forest, and Fido is permitted to join you as long as they are on a leash. Windsor Meadows State Park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
Shenipsit State Forest Dogs are allowed at Shenipsit State Forest, home of the Shenipsit Forest Trail. This five-mile loop is of moderate difficulty, but is well worth the strain for the stunning views across the rest of the forest. You can bring Fido with you on the trail and elsewhere as long as they are on a leash. There are a number of other trails that can be found across the 7,000 acres and 11 parcels of forest. The best time of year to visit this are is between March until October. Forest areas are open one and a half hour before sunrise until one and a half hour after 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
Nassahegon State Forest Nassahegon State Forest is dog-friendly. This park is home to a number of different wooded hikes that you and your pooch can attempt together. The Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area Trail in the forest is a picturesque wooded trail that's a big hit among dog walkers. 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