Other Dog Activities in Niantic, CT

There’s 1 other dog friendly attraction in Niantic, 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 Niantic.

Pet Friendly Rocky Neck State Park
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
Pet Friendly Fishers Island
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
Lavender by the Bay 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 available for purchase. See Details
Corey Creek Vineyards The tasting room at Corey Creek Vineyards is in a barn-like structure which opens to an outdoor, pet-friendly patio where visitors enjoy distinctive wines. See Details
Osprey's Dominion Vineyards Bring Fido to Osprey's Dominion Vineyards to enjoy a glass of wine made with the least interference from humankind. Osprey's Dominion allows leashed pets on its four-acre grounds, which feature shaded picnic tables, Adirondack chairs, lawn games, and more. Dog owners are invited to pack their own picnic lunch. During the cooler months, dogs are allowed inside the tasting room. Osprey's Dominion's tasting options include $8 for three wines and $12 for five wines. Osprey's Dominion Vineyards' hours vary seasonally so guests should check its website or call ahead before planning their outing. See Details
Montauk Brewing Company Located in a red brew-barn, just steps from the surf, Montauk Brewing Company is dog-friendly! Leashed and friendly dogs are welcome both inside and outside of the Brewing Company. Its menu features beers such as a Watermelon Session Ale, a Wave Chaser IPA, and a Driftwood Ale. Montauk Brewing Company is open seven days a week from 12pm to 8pm. 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
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
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
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
Hopeville Pond State Park Dogs are welcome at the picnic areas and on the hiking trails at Hopeville Pond State Park. Unfortunately, they are not permitted on the beaches or in the campground. The area was originally popular among early settlers and was home to a number of mills. Over the years, the wooded areas that surround the pond have been added to the ever growing Pachaug State Forest and Hopville Pond became recognized as a great place to hang out and have fun with family and furry friends. The park is open every day of the week from sunrise 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
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
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
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
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