Other Dog Activities in Plainville, CT

There are 26 other dog friendly attractions within 20 miles of Plainville. 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 Plainville.

Pet Friendly Harwinton Recreation Area
Harwinton Recreation Area A destination for dogs and their devoted humans, the Harwinton Recreation Area’s trails run through the woods as well as along Leadmine Brook. With both short, easy trails and those a bit longer and more difficult, the Harwinton Recreation Area is a great place for both you and your four-legged friend with a little splash time thrown in to mix it up. Bring the dog’s favorite water toy and tire him out along the trails. The Harwinton Recreation Area sits on almost 90 acres, and also offers a small covered picnic area, a playground, tennis courts, a sand volleyball court and a fishing pond. As a family recreation spot, a leash law is in effect. See Details
Pet Friendly Sunny Brook State Park
Sunny Brook State Park Part of Paugnut State Forest and connected to it by the 2.1-mile John Muir Trail, Sunny Brook State Park is set on 464 wooded acres. With plenty of trails, including five nature trails, and a pond to play and cool off in, Sunny Brook State Park makes for a memorable excursion. Pack a lunch, wear comfortable shoes, bring a friend or make a new one. Perfect for a game of watery fetch, this popular spot also boasts fishing, hiking, picnicking and hunting opportunities. There is a posted leash requirement that does not seem to be strictly enforced, so let mindful consideration be the guide here. See Details
Counterweight Brewing Unfortunately, Counterweight Brewing is currently only offering to-go orders. There is no patio or taproom. Dogs are welcome at Counterweight Brewing in Hamden, Connecticut. The aim of this pet-friendly brewery is to stick to long-held traditions, but explore new and innovative methods at the same time. They serve up Belgian ales, sturdy German lagers, hop-forward American IPA's, and plenty more. People who get peckish when they're enjoying a pint can visit when one of the food trucks is in the car park. You might spot Ripley, the resident dog, wandering around the brewery too. Counterweight Brewing is open Thursday from 3pm to 8pm, Friday from 3pm to 9pm, Saturday from 12pm to 9pm, and Sunday from 12pm to 6pm. See Details
Sleeping Giant State Park Sleeping Giant State Park is dog-friendly. Despite the name, this park is popular among hikers and people looking for a picturesque place to have a picnic. The name actually comes from the mountaintops resembling the image of a giant having a nap. You can wander the uneven ridges on one of the many hiking trails with Fido as long as they are on a leash. The park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. 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
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. See Details
Topsmead State Forest Topsmead State Forest is a pet-friendly recreation area that can be found among the Litchfield Hills. In a past life, the park was the summer estate of Miss Edith Morton Chase and a number of buildings from yesteryear are still standing as they did one-hundred years ago. You and Fido can enjoy the hiking trails and picnic areas at Topsmead, but are not permitted to go inside any of the buildings. The park is open every day of the week from 8am until 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
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
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
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
Wharton Brook State Park Dogs are welcome at Wharton Brook State Park, where you and Fido can enjoy woodland and sandy knolls. Fill up your bag with some grub and treats and take a hike together along one of the trails in the area to one of the picnic spots, including an old pavilion in the center. Wharton Brook State Park is open every day of the week from 8am until 6pm. 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
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
Quinnipiac River State Park Quinnipiac River State Park is dog-friendly. You can bring your pooch with you to enjoy nearly six miles and 323 acres of floodplain over four different sections. One of the most popular things to do in the park is to wander on the Banton Quinnipiac Trail, a four-mile pathway that weaves around the river bank and beyond. Remember to keep Fido on a leash during the entirety of their visit. Quinnipiac River State Park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. 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
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
Paugnut State Forest Paugnut State Forest is a dog-friendly recreation area. The forest is spread over 1,200 acres across four different locations, including Burr Pond and Sunny Brook. The main section of Paugnut is home to the 2.1 mile John Muir Trail, a pet-friendly trail that connects two separate wooded areas. The forest recreation areas are open from sunrise to sunset. See Details
Mattatuck State Forest Dogs are allowed at Mattatuck State Forest, where the trails are pet-friendly. You and Fido will enjoy the waterfalls and overlooks that take in the the surrounding scenery. Mattatuck State Forest is open one hour before sunrise to one and a half hours 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
Platt Hill State Park Platt Hill State Park is a pet-friendly recreation area that covers 159 acres in the town of Winchester. They welcome pooches to join their owners on the trails around the area. Although the area is not maintained, you can still access some trails and have a look around the pretty area. See Details
Massacoe State Forest Massacoe State Forest is dog-friendly. You can bring Fido with you as long as they are on a leash under seven feet. This forest is made up of two blocks of woodland that covers 370 acres in the area. There's a large body of water in one of these, the Great Pond, that you can walk around together. Massacoe State Forest is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
American Legion and Peoples State Forests American Legion and Peoples State Forest is dog-friendly. You can bring Fido with you to enjoy the beautiful wooded areas and numerous trails as long as they are on a leash. If you're planning on staying overnight, one pet is permitted with each camping group. There are a number of popular pet-friendly trails in the area, including the Henry Buck Trail that climbs up cliffs and overlooks forests in the area. You can access American Legion and Peoples State Forest every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
Alvarium Beer Co. Alvarium Beer Company is a 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