Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Waterford, CT

There’s 1 dog friendly hiking trail in Waterford, and 11 more nearby. 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 Waterford.

Pet Friendly Dodge #4 State Park
Dodge #4 State Park A sandy beach and a one-mile shoreline on Cass Lake makes Dodge #4 State Park an excellent location for summer and winter activities. One mile from Cass Elizabeth Road and Waterford Township. Dogs are not permitted in buildings or in swimming areas. See Details
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
Shadmoor State Preserve Trail Shadmoor State Preserve Trail is an easy, 2.5 mile hike in Shadmoor State Park Preserve that will take about 1.25 hours to complete with Fido. Once the site of military activity, this park now provides you and your dog a place to enjoy the ocean and beach. Dogs are not allowed in public use areas and must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. 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
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
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
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. 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
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. 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
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