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.
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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
You 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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