Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in New Haven, CT

There are 21 dog friendly hiking trail within 20 miles of New Haven. 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 New Haven.

Pet Friendly Housatonic Rail-Trail - Trumbull (Pequannock Valley Greenway)
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
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
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. See Details
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
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
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 TrailLink.com. See Details
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. See Details
Eisenhower Park Eisenhower Park has nature trails, a pond, a dog run, as well as many other family friendly recreational activities. 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
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 TrailLink.com. 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
Webb Mountain Discovery Zone Excellent trails for a family walk with the dog- nothing steep or strenuous, several loops to add variety. See Details
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 TrailLink.com. See Details
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 TrailLink.com. See Details
Paugussett State Forest Paugussett State Forest is a dog-friendly recreation area that boasts boating, fishing, and hiking opportunities. Dogs and their owners who are visiting the park between March and October may want to hit up the popular Zoar Trail, a 6.1 mile loop trail that takes in a number of the sights in the park, including a beautiful waterfall. See Details
Naugatuck State Forest Naugatuck State Forest covers 5,000 acres of and is split into different blocks. This pet-friendly hikers paradise has numerous trails that span a variety of terrains. Fido is welcome to join you on a leash on the trails. 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
Anchor Beach Anchor Beach is dog-friendly! Bring your leashed dog for a walk along the shoreline with gorgeous views and breezes. See Details