Top Dog Friendly Activities in Connecticut

Don’t leave Fido in the hotel room when you’re on vacation in Connecticut. Get out and play! No matter where you’re headed, we can point you towards the nearest off-leash dog park, the most popular dog beach, a really great hiking trail, and lots of other places to play with Fido in Connecticut.

The Cascades at Lake Mohigan

This is a beautiful dog-friendly recreation area in Fairfield, Connecticut. The trails surround a lake and waterfall/creek called the cascades on acreage donated by the G.E. corporation. There are waste bins for doggie cleanups, so bring your baggies.

Jennings Dog Beach

Jennings Dog Beach is the only off-leash beach in the area from October 1st to March 31st. Dogs are allowed on the sand, but not on the boardwalks, pavillions, or playgrounds.

Southbury Dog Park

The property is located off of Roxbury Road (Route 67) across from the Red Horse Stables. The entrance is through the O & G Industries' entrance, on the right a short distance in. Owners can bring their dogs to enjoy the company of other dogs, to play a game of fetch, or go for a dip in the stream. It is an off-leash area for dogs, but it's not completely fenced in. Call (203) 262-0633 for more info.

Compo Beach Off Leash Dog Area

Compo Beach off-leash dog area is located at Compo Beach and Yacht Club and welcomes dogs from October 1 through March 30. Be aware that the area is not fenced.

Hammonasset Beach State Park

Leashed dogs are welcome in picnic areas, ball fields, nature trails, and bike paths year-round. Dogs are only permitted on beaches from November 1 to the end of March. Visitors with pets are subject to fines if caught on the beach from April 1 to October 31.

Grass Island Dog Park

Bring your pet to play off-leash at this fenced Greenwich dog park, which includes a separate area for small dogs.

Housatonic Rail-Trail - Trumbull (Pequannock Valley Greenway)

The Housatonic Rail-Trail - Trumbull (Pequannock Valley Greenway) is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Trumbull! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Housatonic Rail-Trail - Trumbull (Pequannock Valley Greenway). Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6015472">TrailLink.com</a>.

Penfield Beach

This is an on-leash beach open to canines between after October 1st to March 31st, as long as you pick up after them.

Mill Woods Park Dog Park

Mill Woods Park Dog Park has seperate areas for large dogs and a small or timid dogs. The park amenities include benches, picnic tables, poop bag stations, trash receptacles, watering stations and message boards.

Bear Mountain Reservation

Pets may join you off-leash on the hiking trails of this beautiful wooded reservation with lovely views of Candlewood Lake.

Rowayton Dog Park

This friendly, large, off-leash dog park provides plenty of space for your pet to play.

South Windsor Bark Park

This newly opened, fenced in park features agility equipment and has separate large and small dog areas.

Stamford Dog Park at Courtland Park

Your pet will love to play off-leash at this new Stamford dog park, which is fully fenced with a separate area for small dogs, benches, and trees.

Timberlands

A wonderful place to enjoy a hike, rock cropings, Mountain Laurel, ferns, pine groves, and some peace and quiet. The trails are mostly level with a few steep grades. There is also a wonderful stream and a lake for the dogs to swim in.

Stenger Farm Dog Park

This fun off-leash dog park includes separate areas for large and small dogs. Be sure to bring water, and be aware that shade is limited.

Branford Dog Park

Locals rave about this clean, well-maintained dog park. The park is fully fenced with grass and drinking water.

Savin Rock West Haven Boardwalk

Beautiful two-mile boardwalk along the beach in West Haven. Leashed dogs are welcome on the boardwalk, but not on the beaches.

Farmington River Trail

The Farmington River Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Farmington! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Farmington River Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6015455">TrailLink.com</a>.

Trumbull Dog Park at Indian Ledge Park

Trumbull natives love to bring their pets to play at this fully fenced off-leash dog park. Resident parking sticker required, and make sure to bring water.

Peterson Park & Mattatuck Trail

Leashed dogs are welcome at this small family park. There is a dog-friendly paved walking trail around park. The park also serves as the entrance to the Mattatuck Trail. It is a beautiful wooded trail that spans many miles through many towns. The entrance to the trail is located behind the skate park.

Clatter Valley Park

Pets are welcome to join you on-leash at this beautiful, spacious park. There is even a little river for your pet to play in.

Metro North Railroad

Metro North Railroad allows small, well-behaved pets on the railroad from CT to NYC if they are in kennels or securely controlled on leashes. Pets shouldn't occupy seats and are subject to approval by the conductor.

Winslow Dog Park

Located adjacent to the Westport Playhouse, Winslow Park is a large, Westport-owned park in the heart of the town. In addition to walking and biking trails, it has a picnic area, a large off-leash area for dogs, fields, and gardens. The off-leash area is located on the north side of Winslow Park.

Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk

Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk has many stores that welcome dogs to join you inside, including Anthropologie, Appleseed’s, Brighton Collectibles, Brookstone, Destination Maternity, Eddie Bauer, Francesca’s Collections, Gap, J.Crew, J. Jill, Kirkland’s Home, Lady Foot Locker, Leaps & Bones, L’Occitane, New Balance, Papyrus, Pottery Barn, Shoe Explosion, Soft Surroundings, Talbots, Ann Taylor Loft, Banana Republic, Chico’s, Clarks, Coldwater Creek, Country Curtains, GapKids, Green Tangerine Spa & Salon, Sparkle, and White House | Black Market.

Kettletown State Park

Pets on a leash are permitted in the picnic areas and hiking trails at this 605 acre state park. Pets are not allowed on the beach or in the campground.

Cheshire Dog Park

2 Acres of fenced in space to let your dog run free off leash. We have agility equipment, plenty of waste systems to pick up after your dog and garbage receptacles. There is a small dog area and an all dog area, We have benches about to be installed, water is on our list as we are looking into a drinking fountain for dogs (only) and even a gazebo. We have plenty of parking, come visit if you are in town!

Paw Dog Park at Viney Hill

Near the beach in lovely Viney Hill park is a fenced off-leash dog area where your pet can romp and play. Includes separate dog area, benches, and agility equipment.

East Shore Dog Park

there are 2 fenced in dog parks, there are also some trails and a beach where on leash dogs are welcome

Mystic Seaport

Walk the grounds of Mystic Seaport with your leashed pet and explore the museum's shipyard, nineteenth-century village re-creation, and nine gardens or enjoy a stroll along the river. Leashed pets are welcome on the museum grounds, although they are not permitted in any buildings or museum vessels.

Housatonic Valley Rail-Trail - Monroe

The Housatonic Valley Rail-Trail - Monroe is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Monroe! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Housatonic Valley Rail-Trail - Monroe. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6017469">TrailLink.com</a>.

Hamden Dog Run at Bassett Park

Pets love to play off-leash at this fenced dog park, which includes a separate area for small pets, picnic tables, benches, trails, and trees for shade.

Young's Pond

Your pet will go wild for a chance to run and play off-leash in the fenced dog park at this lovely Branford park.

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.

Central Bark Dog Park at Copp Family Park

Locals rave about this fenced off-leash dog park with separate small dog area, chairs and tables for owners to relax on, and shade trees.

Richter Park

Take your dog for an on-leash hike up one of the two climbing trails in this Danbury public park.

Bark Park

This well-maintained off-leash dog park is well worth the drive. The park is fully fenced with separate small dog area, running water, agility equipment, and benches.

Southington Dog Park

This clean, friendly off-leash dog park is a great place for your pet to play. The park is fully fenced with a separate small dog area and benches. Children under 12 not allowed.

Meckauer Park

Dogs are welcome on-leash at this busy public park with well-marked paths, nature trails and play areas. Waste bags are available.

Larkin State Park Trail

The Larkin State Park Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Southbury! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Larkin State Park Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6015458">TrailLink.com</a>.

Branford Supply Pond

A refuge for hikers, meanderers, bikers, runners, nature enthusiasts, historians and four-legged friends, the Branford Supply Pond sprawls over 350 acres.

Edgewood Park Dog Run

Pets are welcome on-leash throughout this lovely city park, or off-leash in the fenced dog run. Park includes extensive nature trails, playground, and skate park.

Glastonbury Dog Park

Fenced in, Mulched area with separate small dog area. Water bowl stations, benches, picnic tables. A walk down to the river.

Cranbury Park

Large Estate (Gallaher Estate) that has an open area in the back of the property for dogs to run off-leash. No Fee, which is unusual as most of the parks in NY/CT require you to be a resident and/or pay a fee to enter. Dogs are welcome on the trails that run throughout the property either on or off-leash at the dog owners discretion and ability to control the dog. There are areas of the estate that are not permitted to have your dog on so be diligent about knowing that as the rules are very strict. There is a park attendant that drives around to make sure you are compliant and he is no-nonsense!. Overall it is a very pleasant place to take your doggie. See some additional reviews here: http://www.yelp.com/biz/cranbury-park-gallaher-estate-norwalk

Spencer's Run Dog Park at Waveny Park

Dogs go wild for this fenced off-leash dog park, which includes trees for shade, benches for owners, water, and loads of room to run and play.

Hop River State Park Trail

The Hop River State Park Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Vernon Rockville! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Hop River State Park Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6015457">TrailLink.com</a>.

Birge Pond - Hoppers Preserve

Off leash dog park. Large, unfenced, open meadow crisscrossed with trails. In addition: over 2 miles of hiking trails through wooded area where posting states dogs to be kept on leash but where they are historically and typically off leash.

Tarrywile Park

Pets are welcome on-leash at this scenic park with plenty of parking, hiking trails, and a pond.

East Windsor Dog Park

Providing a fun, safe, and friendly environment for dogs in the East Windsor area, East Windsor Dog Park offers a one-acre grass park with separate areas for small and large dogs. It is suggested that dog owners bring water with them as there is no water onsite.

Rockland Preserve

Located in North Madison, Rockland Preserve is an area of rounded, rocky hills, steep gray cliffs, ledges, and lovely wooded areas. Long abandoned ancient roads offer easy access for the walker and hiker. Dogs welcome on leash.

Creaser Park

Dogs are welcome on-leash at this lovely public park, which includes a clean, sandy-bottomed pond where you can wade while your dog swims.

Ram Pasture

Ram Pasture is a lovely scenic area that is always open. In the summer, the pond is home to ducks. In the winter, the pond provides a place for ice-skating.

Branford Trolley Trail

The Branford Trolley Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Branford! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Branford Trolley Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6015448">TrailLink.com</a>.

Middlefield Dog Park

This lovely wooded dog park is a wonderful place for your pet to play and explore off-leash. The park is safely fenced, but make sure to bring water.

Paw Meadow Dog Park

A great off-leash dog park with a separate small dog area for dogs under 25lbs. A very friendly atmosphere. There are also quite a few dog-friendly trails around the park to walk or hike.

Pawsitive Park

For a strictly doggy day, Pawsitive Park offers both large and small dog play areas to accommodate fun seekers of all sizes. A double entrance allows for ease of transition from on leash to off leash. Each play area is equipped with a wading pool for warm weather enjoyment. Water is available on premises to keep the pools clean and filled. Convenient paths have been built around the outside of the property for leash walks and one-on-one time. Busiest hours include weekends and early evenings, so plan visits accordingly, especially for dogs that don’t love huge crowds. Bags are provided at cleanup stations to keep the park tidy. Proof of dog license and rabies vaccination may be required here. Training treats are allowed within the dog area of the park, but human food is not. Limit of three dogs per person.

Windsor Dog Park at Northwest Park

Pets will love to play off-leash at this small, 1/3-acre, fully-fenced dog park, which includes a separate area for small dogs.

Stratton Brook State Park Trail

The Stratton Brook State Park Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Simsbury! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Stratton Brook State Park Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6015471">TrailLink.com</a>.

Bluff Point State Park

At Bluff Point State Park, you and Fido can enjoy saltwater fishing, boating, hiking, and more. Just keep Fido on a leash at all times.

Granby Dog Park

Pets will love to play off-leash in this large, fenced dog park with shade trees, picnic tables, and its own fire hydrant.

Belding Wildlife Management Area

The Belding Wildlife Management Area is open to hiking with your dog. There's never a crowd, so it's great to take Fido on a hike in the peaceful outdoors. There's a pond for fishing, and the blazed trails follow rivers that branch from Valley Falls. Dogs must be leashed.

Eisenhower Park

Eisenhower Park has nature trails, a pond, a dog run, as well as many other family friendly recreational activities.

Rocky Hill Off Leash Dog Park

Off leash, grass surfaced dog park, separate large and small dog areas, running water during none freezing season for the dogs, benches, trees for the humans. Located within Elm Ridge park on a hilly, woody area away from the town. Yep, it's doggy heaven!!.

Charter Oak Greenway

The Charter Oak Greenway is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Manchester! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Charter Oak Greenway. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6032659">TrailLink.com</a>.

Jonathan Edwards Winery

Beautiful winery. Outdoor tasting area where dogs are welcome. Bring snacks our buy some there with a bottle of wine and enjoy the day with your dogs.

Shopping in Southport

Their office offers free dog biscuits and water to all dogs shopping in Southport Village at The Women's Exchange, The Village hardware Store, The Southport Barber, Schweitzer's Pharmacy, Kat Burki Home, or The Shoe.

Charter Oak Greenway

The Charter Oak Greenway is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in East Hartford! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Charter Oak Greenway. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6032659">TrailLink.com</a>.

Colchester Dog Park

An off-leash dog park was just approved for this spot and should be under construction soon. Stay tuned!

Vernon Rails-to-Trails

The Vernon Rails-to-Trails is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Vernon Rockville! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Vernon Rails-to-Trails. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6015366">TrailLink.com</a>.

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.

Farmington Canal Linear Park

This is a restored section of the Farmington Canal-Lock 12 Historical District. There is a 2.0 mile paved path for running, hiking, or walking with Fido.

Southford Falls

This family-friendly park has a waterfall, an open area with picnic tables, a few trails in the woods, a small covered bridge, and a lake for fishing.

Moosup Valley State Park Trail

The Moosup Valley State Park Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Moosup! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Moosup Valley State Park Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6015468">TrailLink.com</a>.

Burr Pond State Park

Go swimming and have a picnic at Burr Pond, then hike the trails in search of the bronze tablet marking Connecticut's role in the Civil War and the Industrial Revolution. Dogs must be leashed at all times.

Park and Bark

Newtown's first off-leash recreational dog park! Two acres of fenced in play area for all licensed and vaccinated, friendly dogs over four months. Seasonal water features, year round agility course, a small dog area for timid and small dogs. Mutt-Mitts provided and in Spring of 2015 we will install a Paw-Wash. Winter, bring your own water, there are bowls. Bring your Pups and have some Off-Leash Fun! We are located adjacent to the Newtown Animal Shelter on Old Farm Rd., Newtown, CT. Spring and Fall Fund raisers are even more fun! Check out our Facebook page for news and photos. https://ui.constantcontact.com/rnavmap/emcf/email/view?flow=view&camefrom=view&agent.uid=1118301720527# WOOF!

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.

Windsor Locks Canal State Park Trail (Windsor Locks Canal Towpath)

The Windsor Locks Canal State Park Trail (Windsor Locks Canal Towpath) is a multi-use trail preserved from a historic canal towpath that's a great place to walk Fido in Windsor Locks! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Windsor Locks Canal State Park Trail (Windsor Locks Canal Towpath). Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6015440">TrailLink.com</a>.

Larkin State Park Trail

The Larkin State Park Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Oxford! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Larkin State Park Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6015458">TrailLink.com</a>.

Hop River State Park Trail

The Hop River State Park Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Coventry! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Hop River State Park Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6015457">TrailLink.com</a>.

Webb Mountain Discovery Zone

Excellent trails for a family walk with the dog- nothing steep or strenuous, several loops to add variety.

New Milford (Candlewoof) Dog Park

The New Milford Dog Park is a lovely fenced in park, nestled in the southwest corner of Petibone's Elementary school field. The park area has two seperate fenced in parks, one park for small dogs, and the other for the larger breeds. An agility course can be found in the large dog section as well. But that's not all, both parks are equipped with free "Poopy Bags", conveniently stationed throughout the park areas. The park is maintained by New Milford Dog Park volunteers. We hope you'll come visit, enjoy the park, and perhaps consider becoming a New Milford Dog Park. Our Mission New Milford Dog Park is a not  for profit, all volunteer  organization dedicated to providing a safe and secure  area for dog owners and their  dogs to play and socialize. New  Milford Dog Park will promote  responsible dog ownership and  community education through our  events and meetings.

Larkin State Park Trail

The Larkin State Park Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Middlebury! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Larkin State Park Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6015458">TrailLink.com</a>.

Quinebaug River Trail

The Quinebaug River Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Danielson! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Quinebaug River Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6297551">TrailLink.com</a>.

Rockwell Park

Other sites' directions are misleading. Off Route 72 (Park St.) and NOT near the Muzzy Field ball park in Rockwell Park, but further up the road about 1/4 mile and across the small river. You will cross the Pequabuck River and the next right turn (opposite Pepin Metal) is N. Park Rd. The Bark Park is just down that road on the left. The dog park is on a steep hillside with two sections (for large dogs and for small). Dogs can negotiate the slope more easily than humans. There are benches within the enclosure and probably plenty of shade in warm weather.

18th Century Purity Farms

18th Century Purity Farms provides high quality heirloom and conventional fruits and vegetables year round at local Connecticut Farmers Markets, using organic growing methods. Dogs are welcome during the autumn months.

Addis Park

Pets are welcome on-leash at this lovely public park with a picnic area and boat launch on the river.

Airline State Park Trail - South

The Airline State Park Trail - South is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in East Hampton! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Airline State Park Trail - South. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6015441">TrailLink.com</a>.

Airline North State Park Trail

The Airline North State Park Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Pomfret Center! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Airline North State Park Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6015442">TrailLink.com</a>.

Middlebury Greenway

The Middlebury Greenway is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Middlebury! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Middlebury Greenway. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6015467">TrailLink.com</a>.

Greenwich Polo Club

The Greenwich Polo Club invites your family to join us for Sunday Polo matches in June, July and September. Our grounds are open to the public welcoming your family to a lovely and unique afternoon experience of family, friends and socializing. Feel free to bring your loveable dogs as well. We open our gates at 1pm with matches beginning at 3pm. Feel free to arrive early and tailgate. Pack a lunch or enjoy some of the gourmet vendors we have on site. Swing by and visit Maria at Caffe Bon for the best Panino and Arnold Palmer in town! Craving something sweet? Simona Silvestri from La Fenice on Greenwich Avenue will be serving luscious Gelato at our games in September. Stop by her cart and grab a cup! Gate Fees: $40.00 per car. The fee includes parking and picnicking. Dress Code: Garden Chic. Ladies, don’t forget your polo hats! In the event of inclement weather, the polo match is cancelled but events continue as scheduled under the tents. Rain-outs are announced on the day of the polo match. Check the home page for updates.

Collis P. Huntington State Park

Collis P. Huntington State Park is a perfectly tranquil setting in which you can enjoy hiking, canoeing, and pond fishing in five ponds with your pup. Just keep your dog on a leash at all times.

Airline North State Park Trail

The Airline North State Park Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Putnam! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Airline North State Park Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6015442">TrailLink.com</a>.

Windsor Locks Canal State Park Trail (Windsor Locks Canal Towpath)

The Windsor Locks Canal State Park Trail (Windsor Locks Canal Towpath) is a multi-use trail preserved from a historic canal towpath that's a great place to walk Fido in Suffield! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Windsor Locks Canal State Park Trail (Windsor Locks Canal Towpath). Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6015440">TrailLink.com</a>.

Airline North State Park Trail

The Airline North State Park Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Willimantic! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Airline North State Park Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6015442">TrailLink.com</a>.

Windsor Town Green

Pets love to stroll on-leash with you on this approximately 1-mile hike through a lovely historic neighborhood.

Bennett's Pond State Park

With more than 450 acres to explore, you and your pup will find plenty of hiking possibilities at Bennett's Pond State Park. Just keep Fido on a leash at all times.

Chatfield Hollow State Park

Enjoy searching for caves used by Native Americans, picnic by refreshing water, hike through the forests, enjoy pond and stream fishing and more at Chatfield Hollow State Park. Fido is welcome to join the fun, but keep him on a leash at all times.

Enfield Dog Park

Enfield Dog Park is a fully-fenced park with separate areas for large and small dogs, benches for the humans, and water for the pups. Just make sure Fido has his town license and his current vaccinations.

Lovers Leap State Park

Pets on a maximum seven foot leash are permitted. 140 acre park divided by the scenic Housatonic River with magnificent views &hiking trails.

Mead Memorial Park

leashed dogs allowed in this great park with childrens playground, tennis courts, cafe, baseball fields, trails, picnic benches, Shaded areas, water fountains. great to ake the Whole family out for the day including our canine family members.

Baldwin Park

Great park behind our local middle school. Big open fields. Nice clear paths in the back as well as wooded trails and a stream. Not necessarily a dog park but very friendly. Dogs can go off leash.

Hop River State Park Trail

The Hop River State Park Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Bolton! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Hop River State Park Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6015457">TrailLink.com</a>.

Bark Park

There is a planned off-leash dog run in the works near the former town dump in Colchester.

Bigelow Hollow State Park

Bigelow Hollow State Park offers miles and miles of hiking trails, an 18-acre pond for fishing, and picnic areas for you and your furry best friend to enjoy. Just keep Fido leashed at all times.

Day Pond State Park

Day Pond State Park is home to Day Pond--a stocked pond where you and Fido can spend the day fishing. After fishing, you can enjoy a picnic or hiking in the state park. Just keep your dog on a leash at all times.

Shelton Dog Park

Fenced-in park with separate area for small dogs, landscape with minor obstacles and large rocks for dogs to play on, benches for the humans to sit on, shade trees, and plenty of parking.

Railroad Ramble

The Railroad Ramble is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Lakeville! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Railroad Ramble. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6015365">TrailLink.com</a>.

Putnam River Trail

The Putnam River Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Putnam! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Putnam River Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6166491">TrailLink.com</a>.

Farmington River Trail

The Farmington River Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Unionville! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Farmington River Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6015455">TrailLink.com</a>.

Devil's Hopyard State Park

Taking its name from the round holes that appear in the waterfalls, Devil's Hopyard State Park is a perfect place to enjoy a day in nature. You and your dog can hike, picnic, bird-watch, and fish in the stream. Just keep Fido on a leash at all times.

Bolton Notch State Park

Enjoy hiking with your pup at Bolton Notch State Park. The hiking trail is unmarked and begins across from the parking lot. Just keep Fido on a leash at all times.

Farmington River Trail

The Farmington River Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in West Simsbury! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Farmington River Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6015455">TrailLink.com</a>.

Airline State Park Trail - South

The Airline State Park Trail - South is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Colchester! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Airline State Park Trail - South. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6015441">TrailLink.com</a>.

Mansfield Hollow State Park

Lots of trails and huge lake for dogs to swim. Must be on the leash and bring your own waste bags

Dennis Hill State Park

This 240-acre estate offers plenty of hiking opportunities and panoramic views from the summit overlook. Fido is welcome to join you in the park, but must be leashed at all times.

Farmington River Trail

The Farmington River Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Canton! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Farmington River Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6015455">TrailLink.com</a>.

New Fairfield Dog Park

This fenced-in park offers separate play areas for small and large dogs.

Wolcott Dog Park

Wolcott Dog Park is a small dog park, with separate areas for big and small dogs. It is open to the public and connected to Peterson Park by a path.

Hop River State Park Trail

The Hop River State Park Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Andover! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Hop River State Park Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6015457">TrailLink.com</a>.

Hop River Rails to Trails

Another Rails to Trails place to Hike. Off the road parking area, easy to find and well marked.

Airline North State Park Trail

The Airline North State Park Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Chaplin! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Airline North State Park Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6015442">TrailLink.com</a>.

Black Rock State Park

Enjoy scenic views, fishing, hiking, and picnicking at Black Rock State Park. Fido is welcome to join you in the park, but must be leashed at all times.

Beckett Hill State Park

This undeveloped park is a perfect place to escape to nature with your pup. Just keep Fido on a leash as you hike.

Farmington River Trail

The Farmington River Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Burlington! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Farmington River Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6015455">TrailLink.com</a>.

Brainard Homestead State Park

Brainard Homestead State Park offers hiking trails and birding opportunities for you and your pup to enjoy. Just keep Fido on a leash at all times.

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.

Airline State Park Trail - South

The Airline State Park Trail - South is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Amston! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Airline State Park Trail - South. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6015441">TrailLink.com</a>.

American Legion State Forest

American Legion State Forest has trails ranging from less than a half mile to two miles for you and Fido to enjoy. Just keep your dogs leashed while in the park.

Greenwich Ave

Outdoor shopping with shops that have water bowls outside and some may allow you to enter with a dog.

Algonquin State Forest

You and your pup can hike through the beautiful Algonquin State Forest as long as Fido remains on a leash at all times.

Cockaponset State Forest

At Cockaponset State Forest, you and Fido can enjoy fishing and hiking in a beautiful natural environment. Just keep your dog on a leash at all times.

Airline North State Park Trail

The Airline North State Park Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Hampton! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Airline North State Park Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6015442">TrailLink.com</a>.

Above All State Park

This 31-acre park has plenty of natural and man-made sites to explore including the remains of a Cold War Bunker. Just keep Fido on a leash while you enjoy this park.

Naugatuck Dog Park

This 3-acre fenced-in park allows dogs to play off leash and features separate areas for large and small pups.

Camp Columbia State Park

Camp Columbia State Park offers hiking for you and your pup. Just keep Fido on a leash at all times.

Airline State Park Trail

Air Line State Park Trail was once railroad tracks but has now been converted to a non-motorized use trail that spans many towns. Dogs are welcome on the trail, but make sure to keep them leashed since this trail is used by many pedestrians, cyclists, and equestrian enthusiasts.

Sessions woods

Sessions Woods WMA focuses on conservation education, with facilities to bring school groups, the general public and natural resource professionals from throughout Connecticut and the region to participate in educational programs, demonstrations, and workshops pertaining to wildlife and natural resource management. These facilities include an education center with an exhibit area and a large meeting room, as well as interpretive trails, habitat management demonstration areas, and a backyard wildlife habitat area. Sessions Woods WMA offers conservation education programming that uses the expertise of Wildlife Division and other DEEP natural resource management staff. Staff may also be available, by appointment, to conduct group educational programs at the Center and to give technical assistance and professional advice to visitors on an individual basis.

Salisbury Community Dog Park

The Salisbury Community Dog Park is a wonderful asset to our Town. It is over an acre of fenced-in land, on a beautiful town-owned piece of property at Mary Peters Park on Long Pond Road, where you can bring your dog for off-leash play and training. While your dog is playing with his new friends, you will be surrounded by people with whom you already have something very special in common. This is a terrific way to meet new people and make friends in our rural area.

Campbells Falls State Park Preserve

With a variety of landscapes on undeveloped land, Campbells Falls State Park Preserve offers plenty of hiking experiences for you to enjoy with your dog. Just keep Fido on a leash at all times.

Babcock Preserve

Fun place to bring your dog in order to let them run free. Lots of open area, and places for them to swim. Just a hint wait till your about 300 yards in to let fido of the leash.

Island Pursuit

Men and women's clothing and accessories. Shop for the latest styles to complete your seasonal wardrobe. Leashed dogs are welcome inside.

Mystic Knotwork

Browse and enjoy the American Made nautical knot decorations, the wedding knot and reception gifts, and especially the famous sailor bracelets. Dogs allowed inside on a leash. They even sell knotted, handmade dog toys!

Spice & Tea Exchange of Mystic

Retailer selling a wide range of spices & exotic teas, plus olive oils, extracts, and more. Leashed dogs are welcome inside.

Hope & Stetson

Women's clothing and accessories, baby, and home goods. Leashed dogs are welcome inside.

Flemings Feed

Fleming's Feed is your locally owned and operated store for all your pet, farm animal, and lawn and garden needs. Fleming's has been serving the folks of Southeastern CT and Rhode Island for over 25 years with convenient locations in Preston and Stonington. Fleming's is there to serve you 7 days a week.

Salt Rock State Park

Hiking trail that runs along the river. Dogs must be on leash, but can enjoy swimming and playing in the shallow water.

Bert & Harry Subkowsky Bark Park

Bert & Harry Subkowsky Bark Park is a fenced park with separate areas for large and small dogs, and plenty of benches.

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