15 Outdoor Adventures For Your Dog In Connecticut

Looking to get outside with your dog? We’ve compiled a list of 15 places throughout Connecticut that you can take man’s best friend for an outdoor adventure. Please note that rules vary by location, specifically leash and no-leash rules.

The Cascades at Lake Mohegan

Located in Fairfield, Lake Mohegan and its surrounding open space comprise a total of 170.4 acres.

960 Morehouse Hwy, Fairfield


Haddam Meadows State Park

Located in Haddam on the banks of the CT River the park was created in 1944 with a gift of 154 acres from the Hazen Foundation.

Rt 154, Haddam


Collis O. Huntington State Park

The 1017 acre park, located in Redding, is a wonderful place for tranquility and peace.

Sunset Hill Rd, Redding,


Youngs Pond

In the shoreline town of Branford, the pond on site is great for any dogs that like to go for a swim.

Rt. 146, Branford


Birge Pond - Hoppers Preserve

Located in Bristol, features an off leash dog park. Large, unfenced, open meadow crisscrossed with trails.

400 Perkins Street, Bristol

Rowayton Dog Park

Large, off-leash dog park provides plenty of space in Rowayton.

33 Highland Ave, Norwalk


Hammonasset Beach State Park

Connecticut's largest shoreline park in Madison offers over 2 miles of beach.

1288 Boston Post Road, Madison


Pawsitive Park

Located in Norwich, Pawsitive Park offers both large and small dog play areas to accommodate fun seekers of all sizes.

261 Asylum Street, Norwich

Southbury Dog Park

Located in Southbury, this 14 acre park is an off-leash area for dogs, but it's not completely fenced in.

236 Roxbury Rd, Southbury


South Windsor Bark Park

This dog park features separate areas for small and large dogs, water and cleanup stations and agility equipment.

Chief Ryan Way, South Windsor


Granby Dog Park

The Granby Dog Park is located within Salmon Brook Park in Granby.

Salmon Brook Park Road, Granby


Bark Park

Fully fenced in area for off-leash dog play in Ridgefield

58 Prospect Ridge Road, Ridgefield


Harwinton Recreation Area

Located in Harwinton, features hiking trails and a fishing pond.

100 Bentley Dr, Harwinton


Branford Supply Pond

The Branford Supply Pond in Branford sprawls over 350 acres of wooded area.

16 Short Rocks Rd, Branford

Chatfield Hollow State Park

Hike the trails in search of Indian caves, explore rocky ledges, relax by the various streams and ponds, or picnic in the pine woods at Chatfield Hollow State Park.

381 Route 80, Killingworth


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