Other Dog Activities in Willington, CT

There’s 1 other dog friendly attraction in Willington, and 10 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 Willington.

Pet Friendly TA Willington
TA Willington Has a Country Pride, Burger King, Dunkin' Donuts, Country Store and Minit Mart 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
Pet Friendly Nipmuck State Forest and Bigelow Hollow State Park
Nipmuck State Forest and Bigelow Hollow State Park Dogs are welcome at Nipmuck State Forest and Bigelow Hollow State Park. This union area contains 9,000 acres of hiking trails and has a lovely 18-acre pond. You can enjoy the picnic areas and trails among the blossoming bushes, trees, and meadows contrasted by the shady woodlands. Nipmuck State Forest and Bigelow Hollow State Park is open from 8am to 6pm. See Details
Wells State Park Wells State Park is dog-friendly. This pretty wooded area surrounding a pond, ideal for angling or recreational boat use, is a lovely park to bring Fido for a taste of the outdoors. The best hike is up Carpenter Rocks, leading to a fantastic view of the park and the surrounding area. Dogs are welcome on a leash, as long as owners clean up any mess that they leave behind. Wells State Park is open every day of the week from sunrise to sunset. See Details
Old Sturbridge Village Old Sturbridge Village is pet-friendly for members on Dog Days. OSV is a living history museum that allows dogs on certain days during the month for members only. The village is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9:30am to 4:00pm. Check out their website for Dog Day dates. See Details
Natchaug State Forest Dogs are allowed at Natchaug State Forest, where picnicking is popular among visitors. The name Natchaug comes from the term "between rivers" and in this case is referring to the location of the forest being between the Bigelow and Still Rivers. Your pooch can join you in the picnic areas and on the hiking trails at this park. The forest recreation areas are open every day of the week from 8 am 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
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
Brimfield State Forest Brimfield State Forest is dog-friendly. There are over 20 miles of trails that weave through the forest. You can explore all of these with your dog. The centrepiece of the park is Dean Pond Recreation Area, it's an ideal spot for fishing and recreational boat use. For people who don't want to hike too much or get in the water, there are a number of spots where you can stop and enjoy a picnic with your dog. Brimfield State Forest has a daily parking fee between $8-15, depending on whether you are a resident or not. The forest is open every day of the week from sunrise to sunset. 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
Goodwin State Forest Goodwin State Forest is a dog-friendly wooded area that covers three square miles. In addition to pine trees all over, the centrepiece of the park is the beautiful 135 acre Pine Acres Lake. Fido is welcome to join you in the park as long as they are on a leash under seven-feet in length. Goodwin State Forest is open an hour before sunrise and closes an hour after 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