Dog Friendly Activities in Connecticut

Don’t leave Fido in the hotel room when you’re on vacation. Get out and play! No matter where you’re headed in Connecticut, 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.

Pet Friendly The Cascades at Lake Mohegan
The Cascades at Lake Mohegan 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. See Details
Pet Friendly Jennings Dog Beach
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.
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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. See Details
Compo Beach Off-Leash Dog Area Compo Beach Off-Leash Dog Area is located at Compo Beach and Yacht Club in Westport, CT, and welcomes dogs from October 1 through March 30. The off leash section is located south of the brick bathhouses and is clearly marked. Please note that the area is not fenced. Dogs are not permitted on the playground, pavilion, or beach walkways. See Details
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. See Details
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. See Details
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. See Details
Southbury Dog Park Southbury Dog Park is a 14-acre, off-leash dog park that welcomes all people and dogs. The entrance is through the O & G Industries' entrance and is on the company's land. It has a fenced-in small-dog area, a huge open field, a beautiful and accessible river, two wooded trails, tables and benches, and plenty of poopy bags. 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. Open daily from dawn to dusk. See Details
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. See Details
Rowayton Dog Park This friendly, large, off-leash dog park provides plenty of space for your pet to play. See Details
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 TrailLink.com. See Details
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. Rent a rowboat or sailboat to spend an hour exploring the Mystic River in a traditional small craft! Choose one of more than a dozen boats that vary in capacity from 2 to 5 people (plus a dog!). Boathouse staff will set you up with life jackets, oars, and other gear. Pricing for boat rentals vary. See Details
South Windsor Bark Park This newly opened, fenced in park features agility equipment and has separate large and small dog areas. See Details
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. See Details
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!

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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. See Details
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. See Details
Bear Mountain Reservation Pets may join you off-leash on the hiking trails of this beautiful wooded reservation with lovely views of Candlewood Lake. See Details
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. See Details
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. See Details
Birge Pond - Hoppers Preserve Birge Pond - Hoppers Preserve is pet-friendly. Dogs are welcome on-leash at this facility. It includes a large, unfenced, open meadow crisscrossed with trails. In addition, you'll find over 2 miles of hiking trails through wooded areas. See Details
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. See Details
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. See Details
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. See Details