Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Mystic, CT

There are 8 dog friendly hiking trails within 20 miles of Mystic. 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 Mystic.

Pet Friendly Montauk Point Lighthouse
Montauk Point Lighthouse Dogs aren't allowed in the building at Montauk Point Lighthouse and Museum, but you can hike on the rocky ledges surrounding the lighthouse, which offer a spectacular view of the crashing surf below. There are also other hiking trails in the immediate area. See Details
Pet Friendly Bluff Point State Park
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
Point Woods Loop Trail Point Woods Loop Trail is an easy, 5.5 mile hike in Montauk Point State Park that will take about 3 hours to complete with Fido. Explore the eastern point of Long Island and its panoramic views of ocean bluffs, the Montauk Lighthouse, or get your feet in the sand and ocean. Dogs are only permitted on designated trails and must remain on a leash no longer than 6 feet. Dogs are not allowed in public use areas. See Details
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. See Details
Rocky Neck State Park Rocky Neck State Park is pet-friendly. Feel free to go on a hike with Fido or eat some lunch in the picnic areas north of the train tracks. Rocky Neck State Park has a tidal river that is home to a variety of different types of fish. You'll also spot herons, cranes, and lots of other wildlife in the air and on the ground around the park too. Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed in campgrounds, south of the train tracks, on the beach, or on the boardwalk. The park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
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. See Details
Haley Farm State Park Dogs are welcome at Haley Farm State Park. The area can be used for general recreation, but the main draw is a section of the Mystic to Groton bike path. You can wander along it with Fido or cycle with them in tandem. The park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
Barn Island Wildlife Management Area Barn Island Wildlife Management Area is pet-friendly. This natural area is home to lots of trails, water and sunrise views. Popular activities include bird-watching, hiking, deer hunting and fishing. Leashed dogs are welcome on the trails, as long as you clean up any mess that they leave behind. See Details