Other Dog Activities in Torrington, CT

There are 4 other dog friendly attractions in Torrington, and 20 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 Torrington.

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
Pet Friendly Haystack Mountain State Park
Haystack Mountain State Park Haystack Mountain State Park is home to a rugged dog-friendly hike that winds all the way up to a 34-foot high stone tower at the summit of Haystack Mountain. If you don't fancy the hike, there's a road that leads to the top as well. Fido is welcome at the picnic areas and on all of the hiking trails at this state park. Haystack Mountain State 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
John A. Minetto State Park Dogs are welcome at John A. Minetto State Park, where the first house in Winchester once stood. The area was previously known as Hall Meadow and contains a picturesque pond and a few pet-friendly trails for you and Fido to enjoy. John A. Minetto State Park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
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
Beckley Furnace Industrial Monument Part of the National Register of Historic Places, the Beckley Furnace Industrial Monument was once the site of iron production for railroad car wheels. Now you and Fido can enjoy a guided experience of this site or take advantage of the interpretive signs and wander around on your own. Just keep your pup on a leash at all times. 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
Mount Tom State Park Mount Tom State Park is pet-friendly in some areas. You can hang out with Fido on the trails or in the picnic areas, but dogs are not allowed on the beaches or in the water. One of the best things to do at this park is to hike to the stone watch tower and look out across the water and surrounding areas. Mount Tom State Park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
Kent Falls State Park Kent Falls State Park is dog-friendly. You can bring Fido with you and walk the quarter mile hiking trail that leads to the stunning 250-foot waterfalls. Kent Falls State Park is open from 8am to 7pm. See Details
Lake Waramaug Lake Waramaug is a pet-friendly state park located in the small rural village of New Preston, Connecticut. The park is hugely popular during fall when the leaves start to turn on the banks of the lake creating the perfect setting for a photo shoot with Fido. Pets are permitted in picnic areas in the park, but are not allowed on the campgrounds or on the beach. Lake Waramaug is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
Mount Riga State Park Dogs are welcome at Mount Riga State Park, home to the largest mountain in all of Connecticut, Bear Mountain. This park is popular among hikers and their dogs as it provides an easy access point the Appalachian Trail. From the stone pyramid at the top of the mountain, you can enjoy panoramic views of the valleys and peaks of New York, Massachussetts, and Connecticut in the surrounding area. See Details
Mohawk State Forest Mohawk State Forest is dog-friendly. This area encompasses the towering Mohawk Mountain State Park and is a popular place for pets and their owners to explore together. The hiking trails and the picnic areas are both accessible to dogs. The view from the top of Mohawk Mountain on a clear day is described as everlasting, taking in the slopes and valleys for miles around. The forest recreation areas are open from 8 am to sunset. Other forest areas are open one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset. You may not be able to access the park during certain winter months, but it's worth calling ahead if you are unsure whether the park will be open when you intend on visiting. 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
Housatonic Meadows State Park Housatonic Meadows State Park is pet-friendly. This popular park is located in the rock-strewn valley of the Housatonic River and is a great place to get back to nature. Dogs are welcome on the hiking trails and in picnic areas, but are not permitted in the campground of the park. Housatonic Meadows is open from 8am to 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
Land of Nod Vineyard & Winery Land of Nod Vineyard & Winery is pet-friendly. This popular vineyard and winery is a great place to hang out with your pup and sample a glass of fine wine. Situated in the foothills of the Berkshires, on land steeped in early American History, the Land of Nod vineyard & winery continues the American tradition of skill and excellence in craftsmanship. They believe that wine is food from the land. The winery is open to the public Friday through Sunday from 11am to 5pm. 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
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
Sandisfield State Forest Sandisfield State Forest is dog-friendly. Home to a northern hardwood forest that sprawls across the park, this popular recreation area is a stunning spot to take Fido for walkies on the many trails that weave around. The centerpiece of the park is York Lake, a pretty body of water that many visitors use for recreational boating activities and angling. Dogs are welcome to join their owners on a leash around the park, as long as mess is cleaned up after them. Sandisfield State Forest is open every day of the week from sunrise to a half-hour after sunset. 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
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
Pleasant Valley Drive-In Pleasant Valley Drive-In is a pet-friendly drive-in movie theater. This nostalgic pastime is still going strong and invites you to bring your pooch along to watch a new release or a classic feature from the comfort of your car. Dog owners are reminded not to disturb other moviegoers by only bringing well-behaved dogs along who don't bark at the exciting scenes. If your dog needs a bathroom break, don't forget to clean up any mess that is left behind. See Details