Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Westbrook, CT

There are 18 dog friendly hiking trails within 20 miles of Westbrook. 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 Westbrook.

Pet Friendly Devil's Hopyard State Park
Devil's Hopyard State Park Taking its name from the round holes that appear in the waterfalls, dog-friendly Devil's Hopyard State Park in East Haddam, CT, 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
Pet Friendly Gillette Castle State Park
Gillette Castle State Park Dogs are welcome at the picnic areas and on the hiking trails of Gillette Castle State Park, a dog-friendly attraction in East Haddam, CT. Fido can enjoy the trails that loop and wind around outdoor art exhibits and a historic estate that is reminiscent of a castle. However, you're not allowed to bring dogs inside any of the buildings. See Details
Salmon River State Forest Dogs are welcome at Salmon River State Forest in Colchester, CT. This pet-friendly preservation area is home to a historic covered bridge that crosses over the shallow waters of the Salmon River below. As well as being a popular hiking and picnic spot, the area is very popular among anglers due to the easy water access. See Details
Wadsworth Falls State Park Wadsworth Falls State Park is a dog-friendly natural area in Middletown, CT, where you and Fido can enjoy hiking wooded trails with beautiful views. Make your way to the scenic Big Falls waterfall, go fishing, mountain biking or swimming in the designated locations. See Details
Cedar Point County Park Cedar Point County Park is a dog-friendly outdoor recreation area in East Hampton, NY. Explore the more than 600 acres that make up this delightful park. Take Fido on a hike along the Cedar Point Lighthouse Loop Trail, an easy 5.65 mile hike that will take about 2.5 hours to complete. This loop will take you by an old lighthouse, originally constructed in 1838. Dogs must be leashed and are not permitted in the picnic areas. See Details
Rocky Neck State Park Rocky Neck State Park in Niantic, CT is dog friendly. Feel free to go on a hike with Fido or eat some lunch in the picnic areas north of the train tracks. The park also has a tidal river that is home to a variety of different types of fish. You'll spot herons, cranes, and lots of other wildlife in the air and on the ground around the park. Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed in campgrounds, south of the train tracks, on the beach, or on the boardwalk. See Details
Chatfield Hollow State Park Chatfield Hollow State Park in Killingworth, CT is dog friendly and welcomes leashed pets. Bring Fido along as you search for caves used by Native Americans, picnic by refreshing water, hike through the forests, or enjoy pond and stream fishing. See Details
Machimoodus State Park Machimoodus State Park in East Haddam, CT is dog friendly. The park occupies 300 acres of uplands, woodlands, and meadows that surround a pretty river. The hiking trails are pet-friendly, so you and Fido can take in this picturesque area together, as long as they remain on their leash under six-feet. See Details
Millers Pond State Park Reserve Leashed dogs are welcome at Millers Pond State Park Reserve, a pet-friendly natural area in Haddam, CT, where you and Fido can discover wooded trails that lead to the main draw, a spring-fed lake. Fishing, hiking and mountain biking are all popular activities in the reserve. See Details
Haddam Meadows State Park Leashed dogs are welcome at Haddam Meadows State Park, a pet-friendly natural space in Haddam, CT, where you and Fido can enjoy the pretty meadows on the banks of the Connecticut River. The park offers a number of picnic areas where you can put your paws up and take a break from wandering the trails in the area. See Details
Hurd State Park Dogs are allowed at Hurd State Park, located in Marlborough, CT, where you and Fido can enjoy scenic views of the Connecticut River. Hiking, mountain biking, picnicking and birding are other popular activities. The only place that Fido isn't allowed to join you is the campgrounds for overnight stays. See Details
Inlet Pond County Park Inlet Pond County Park offers a well marked trail system (about 1.5 miles) through woodlands, open areas of shrubs and vines, and mature oak forest. Leashed dogs are welcome on these easy to follow trails. The trail leads to freshwater Inlet Pond that has an observation platform with seats. In late summer, hundreds of Bull Frog tadpoles inhabit the freshwater pond. Herons and egrets forage around the edge. The pond also hosts a pair of Mute Swans each spring for nesting and raising their cygnets. Tree Swallows and Red-winged Blackbirds nest around the pond. Beyond is a Long Island Sound. See Details
Timberlands Timberlands, also known as Timberland Preserve, is a dog-friendly hiking area in Guilford, CT. Immerse yourself in a peaceful oasis while you hike through this scenic 588-acre natural area. The trails are mostly level with a few steep grades, and you'll find a stream and lake for Fido to swim in. This area is open for hiking, biking, equestrian use & cross-country skiing. See Details
Rockland Preserve Leashed dogs are welcome at Rockland Preserve, a pet-friendly outdoor space in Madison, CT. You can Fido can explore the rocky hills, gray cliffs, ledges, and expansive forested areas or hike along the long abandoned ancient trails. Be sure to make your way to the centerpiece of the preserve, Coan Pond, where you may spot rare flowers and native wildlife. See Details
Day Pond State Park Day Pond State Park in Colchester, CT is a dog-friendly area with a stocked pond and hiking trails. Leashed pets are welcome at this family-friendly park where you can both enjoy a picnic, a day of fishing, or a scenic walk. See Details
Brainard Homestead State Park Brainard Homestead State Park in East Haddam, CT id dog-friendly and offers hiking trails and birding opportunities for you and Fido enjoy. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Cockaponset State Forest Leashed dogs are welcome at Cockaponset State Forest, a pet-friendly outdoor space in Chester, CT. This is the second largest forest in Connecticut, and popular activities including fishing, mountain biking, cross country skiing and hiking the wooded trails. See Details
Beckett Hill State Park Reserve Beckett Hill State Park Reserve near Lyme, CT, is dog friendly. Explore 260 acres of undeveloped land and escape to nature with your canine companion. The reserve is a wild area where visitors can find their own way through the wilderness. Though no activities for the reserve are listed, adventurous hikers can navigate their way along Nehantic State Forest Trail, Richard H Goodwin Trail, or to nearby streams and ponds. 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
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
George Dudley Seymour State Park George Dudley Seymour State Park in Haddam, CT is dog friendly. This park is in memory of George Dudley Seymour, who dedicated his life to preserving land, contributing to the restoration and upkeep of eight different state parks and a state forest. Bring Fido along trails that lead to the Connecticut River Tidal Flat and a couple of miles of river frontage. See Details
Arshamomaque Preserve Arshamomaque Preserve is a pet-friendly preserve located in Greenport, NY. You and Fido can follow along the trail showing off the beauty of the native landscape. Much of the trail follows along the shoreline of Mill Creek and offers the opportunity to observe ospreys at Arshamomaque Pond. Dogs must be leashed or under owner control while at the preserve. See Details