Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Durham, CT

There are 22 dog friendly hiking trails within 20 miles of Durham. 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 Durham.

Pet Friendly Timberlands
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
Pet Friendly Young's Pond
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. See Details
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 TrailLink.com. See Details
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. See Details
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 TrailLink.com. See Details
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. See Details
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. See Details
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. See Details
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 TrailLink.com. See Details
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. See Details
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 TrailLink.com. See Details
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. See Details
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 TrailLink.com. See Details
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. See Details
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. See Details
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 TrailLink.com. See Details
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 TrailLink.com. See Details
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 TrailLink.com. See Details
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 TrailLink.com. See Details
Gay City State Park Dogs are welcome on the trails and at the picnic areas of Gay City State Park, but are not permitted on any of the beaches on the shores of the Blackledge River. It'll be interesting for you and Fido to imagine the scores of people that used to go about their days at this old mill town in the 18th and 19th century. The mill burned down in 1830 and the town gradually emptied. Over one hundred years later, the whole area was named as a state park and is now a wonderful place for people to wander with their leashed pups on the trails. Gay City State Park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
Farmington Canal State Park Trail Dogs are allowed at Farmington Canal State Park Trail. This historic byway encompasses 5.5 miles of paved pathway to allow bikers and walkers alike to enjoy the scenic route. You can bring Fido with you to enjoy the area as long as they are on a leash under six feet in length. The route runs alongside a canal that used to be one of the main ways of bringing goods to the area, until the railroad was built and took over. The park is open from dawn until dusk. See Details