Hike With Your Dog

the site where you won't be able to wipe the wag off your dog's tail


National Parks With Hiking

Weir Farms National Historic Site
Dogs are allowed on the Pond Trail but not
in the adjacent Weir Preserve of the Nature Conservancy

State Parks With Hiking
Connecticut State Parks

Dogs are not permitted at Sherwood Island, Dinosaur State Park or Squantz Pond State Park.
Dogs are not permitted in Connecticut state park campgrounds.

American Legion State Forest 

Bigelow Hollow State Park 

Black Rock State Park 

 Bluff Point Coastal Reserve

Burr Pond State Park 

Chatfield Hollow State Park 

Cocaponset State Forest 

Collis P. Huntington State Park 

Day Pond State Park 

Dennis Hill State Park 

Devil's Hopyard State Park 

Gay City State Park 

Haley Farm State Park 

Hammonasset Beach State Park

Haystack Mountain State Park 

 Hopeville Pond State Park

Housatonic Meadows State Park

Hurd State Park 

Indian Well State Park 

James L. Goodwin State Forest 

John A. Minetto State Park 

Kent Falls State Park 

Kettletown State Park 

Lake Waramung State Park 

Macedonia Brook State Park 

Mansfield Hollow State Park 

Mashamoquet Brook State Park 

Mohawk Mountain State Park 

Mt. Tom State Park 

Natchaug State Forest 

Osbornedale State Park

Pachaug State Forest 

Pattaconk Lake Recreation Area 

Penwood State Park 

Peoples State Forest 

Quaddick State Park

Rocky Neck State Park 

Salmon River State Forest 

Selden Neck State Park 

Seth Low Pierrepont State Park Reserve 

Shenipsit State Forest 

Sleeping Giant State Park 

Southford State Park 

Stoddard Hill State Park 

Stratton Brook State Park 

Talcott Mountain State Park 

Topsmead State Forest 

Wadsworth Falls State Park 

West Rock Ridge State Park 



Share A Favorite Hike With Your Dog In Connecticut

Your Dog's Favorite Hikes In Connecticut

Submitted by Larry & Sport
We enjoy the hiking in Sleeping Giant State Park, north of New Haven. The Tower Trail is a gentle climb to the Mount Carmel summit and once on top Scout can climb the concrete ramps of the old Norman-style square stone tower there. Plenty of other trails are available. Most are wide and easy to walk, others call for rock scrambling. There is swimming in the rocky pools of the Mill River and the 40-stop Nature Trail is one of the most challenging I've been on.

Submitted by Pamela
Here in Northeast CT we enjoy hiking with our Brittanies on the Airline Trail - a former railbed converted to a trail for horse, dogs, and bikes (the non-motorized kind). We do a 2-4 mile hike a day. The local conservation comittee has plans to link this trail to Mashomoquet State Park.

There are already small trails running off this which take us to old farmhouse foundations, great views, streams and old stone walls.
The trail itself runs through fields, farms and forest, and is a doggie delight. I believe the entire trail spans some 50 miles, but sections can be done, as the trail crosses roads which have pull-off areas. If anyone would like more info, directions, or tips, please feel free to mail me at Peters7199@aol.com. My Brits would be happy to answer any questions you may have.
As a treat, on Rt 97 there is a wonderful home-made ice-cream place for after your hike!!

Submitted by Bryan
u may wish to add Connecticut Explorer's Guide (http://www.ctxguide.com/) to your Connecticut page.  CTXGuide is a comprehensive outdoor adventure resource featuring free online maps and guides with hundreds of miles of hiking trails that are dog friendly.


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