Bridgeport

Bloodroot Vegetarian Restaurant

85 Ferris Street,
Bridgeport, CT
203-576916
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Enjoy the fresh air and outdoor seating and bring you dog with.

Webster Bank Arena

600 Main St.,
Bridgeport, CT
203-345-2300
Bring your dog to a Bridgeport Sound Tigers hockey game at the first annual Pucks \'n Paws event, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011 at 3 p.m. at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, CT. A portion of each discounted $20 ticket benefits the Stratford Animal Rescue Society. Participants can bring their leashed dog to their seat for an exciting afternoon of hockey. Raffles, giveways and a pet adoption center on the concourse. Discounted tickets on sale through Nov. 14. Regular price, plus a $5 donation to Stratford Animal Rescue Society afterward. For discounted tickets, call Kim Savino at 203-345-4828 or email her at [email protected]

Darien

Center Street Public House

22 Center St.,
Darien, CT
20330955
Pet Patio

East Haddam

Devil's Hopyard State Park

366 Hopyard Road,
East Haddam, CT
860 873856
There is a large variety of stories that give the Devil's Hopyard State Park its name. One revolved around a man named Dibble who brewed beer there, and eventually Dibble's Hopyard became Devil's Hopyard. There are also numerous pothole stone formations in this section of the country that are perfectly cylindrical and range from inches to several feet in diameter and depth. The story was that the Devil passed by the falls, accidentally getting his tail wet. This made him so mad he burned holes in the stones with his hooves as he bounded away. Whatever the story, this is a wonderful place to hike with your dog along 15 miles of trails, the most beautiful of which is the Vista Trail. It starts at a covered bridge and finishes at Chapman Falls. The park is also known for birding and great fly fishing. Dogs can swim in Eight Mile River and there is also a beach downstream from the falls.

The Connecticut Renaissance Faire

Lebanon County Fairgrounds,
East Haddam, CT
860-478-5954
Fantasy takes flight when you step back to the past at The Connecticut Renaissance Faire. It's a time to play and unwind, to feast and drink, and a tine to celebrate the old-fashioned way. Watch shows on numerous stages around the faire, listen to minstrels playing in the streets, and experience the ageless, old-world charm of a 16th century village filled with laughter, romance, and good, old-fashioned family fun in Connecticut. WHAT: The Connecticut Renaissance Faire WHERE: Lebanon County Fairgrounds, 122 Mack Road, Lebanon, CT 06249 WHEN: Saturday, Sunday, Labor Day and Columbus Day - September 2 - October 9 TICKETS: General admission is $15, Youth admission (ages 7-15) is $10, and children six and under are FREE. Guests can purchase tickets at the Faire box office on all days it is open or online at ctfaire.com. Parking is free. INFO: ctfaire.com, fb.com/ctfaire, (860)478-5954

Essex

Scoops of Centerbrook

55 Main Street,
Essex, CT
Scoops Ice Cream in Centerbrook, CT offers free small doggie sundaes - a small dish of vanilla with a dog biscuit sticking up in a dog friendly wide mouthed dish. All you have to do is point to your car, and they'll make it to go with your order - again at no charge!

Fairfield

Jennings Dog Beach

880 S Benson Rd,
Fairfield, CT
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Jennings Dog Beach is the only off-leash beach in the area from October 1st to March 31st. Dogs are allowed on the sand, but not on the boardwalks, pavillions, or playgrounds.

Lake Mohegan

Fairfield, CT
This lake is wonderful for bringing your dog. Dogs are allowed off-leash and have plenty of room to run around. It's a great spot for a social pet because it's a popular place for owners and their pets. There are plenty of places for your dog to swim, as well. Open all year.

Penfield Beach

800 Beach Rd,
Fairfield, CT
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This is an on-leash beach open to canines between after October 1st to March 31st, as long as you pick up after them.

Glastonbury

Glastonbury Riverfront Park

200 Welles Street,
Glastonbury, CT
860-652-7679
Grab your dog and Easter basket and join us for the 4th annual Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs on Saturday, March 23rd at the Riverfront Park (200 Welles Street) in Glastonbury, CT. Cost is $10/Dog and Egg Hunt begins promptly at 10:00 a.m. so please make sure to arrive early! Over 6,000 eggs will be hidden and every egg contains a treat (donated by Appalachian Tails) or a prize for you and your dog including gift certificates and other surprises. Bring the kids for games and activities! Dogs must be on leash. No aggressive dogs please. Dogs must be wearing current rabies tag. Event will be held rain or shine.

Guilford

Shoreline Diner

345 Boston Post Rd.,
Guilford, CT
20345873
Dogs allowed, outdoor seating only

Westwoods Trails

Guilford, CT
The WestWoods trail system is the largest recreational area for hiking in Guilford. Westwoods contains 39 miles of trails on 1,200 acres. Bicycles are permitted as well as horses, and of course, dogs. The longest trail is only about three miles, so it's easily do-able, and you can try several different trails during a day. Trail maps are posted at entrances but you can pick up one at the Guilford Town Hall.

The Little Stone House

506 Whitfield Street,
Guilford, CT
This great outdoor cafe next to its namesake, the more formal "Stone House", is a great place to come with your dog. It is right across the street from the marina, and on Sundays and Thursday evenings they have local, live acoustic music. Our first trip there the chef came outside, himself, to bring us chicken breast for our dog, Coney. On our next trip there they had a resident water bowl and the local musician gave Coney lots of attention throughout his set! Additionally, there are doggie waste bags available at the mini-park located just feet away on the water's edge. And the food is great too. Their website is http://stonehouserestaurant.com

The Place Restaurant

901 Boston Post Road,
Guilford, CT
20345392
The Place Restaurant is a truly unusual restaurant where visitors dine outdoors while a crackling wood fire roasts savory clams, smoky lobsters, sweet corn and much more. Instead of chairs, tree stumps encircle bright red tables, decorated with a bottle of freshly cut flowers. Dogs are welcome!

Hamden

Sleeping Giant State Park

Hamden, CT
203-789-7498
Sleeping Giant State Park is so named because the ridge of the mountain resembles a sleeping giant, lying on his back. Makes sense. There are more than 30 miles of trails from the foot of the giant to his head. Many of the trails are rocky, but climbable. At the top of the mountain Mt. Carmel is an observation tower.

Hamden Dog Park at Bassett

Waite Street,
Hamden, CT
Hamden Dog Park at Bassett. It is located on Waite St., Hamden,CT, off of Whitney Ave. It's a nice big fenced in park where all the dogs meet! There's alot of trees, so it's nice and shady for the dogs, and the people they own! There's benches, and a brick path and patio in memory of lost pets. They opened in 2002, and continue to add new features.

Wentworth Homemade Ice Cream

3697 Whitney Ave.,
Hamden, CT
20328174
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Outdoor seating allows pets

Litchfield

Bear Mountain

Litchfield, CT
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The highest point in Connecticut, Bear Mountain not to be confused with New York States' Bear Mountain is almost 1,500 feet above sea level. It's a good climb for dogs and owners. The return trip along "Paradise Lane Trail" is about 2 miles, but is tricky. If you take the "Undermountain Trail," that will cover a little over 6 miles. There are no admission fees.

Manchester

Checkers Pizza

803 Hartford Road,
Manchester, CT
86064612
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Great outdoor patio to enjoy with your dog

Mystic

Raining Cats & Dogs

Olde Mistick Village,
Mystic, CT
This store sells everything you could every want for the Cat and Dog lover. Signs photo mugs leashes etc. this is not a pet store its a gift store and when they say Raining Cats & Dogs they mean it. If you showed up with you pet. I’m sure he or she would not be turned away. The store is devoted to the Dog and Cat owner.

New Haven

Claire's Corner Copia

1000 Chapel St,
New Haven, CT
20356238
Outdoor seating for your pets

Shake Shack

986 Chapel St.,
New Haven, CT
20374784
Shake Shack welcomes dogs at the outside tables.

Chow Dim Sum / Wine Bar

962 Chapel Street Temple Court Plaza ,
New Haven, CT
203
"Yappy Hour" on Wednesdays, 5:00 - 7:00 PM. Bring your dog for "Sage's" favorite biscuits and doggie raffle.

Shake Shack

986 Chapel St.,
New Haven, CT
20374784
Dogs welcome on the deck

New London

Bluff Point Coastal Reserve

New London, CT
860-444-7591
Bluff Point is located along the Connecticut coastline. You can walk from the parking lot to Bluff Point along the Long Island Sound along a wide, level cart road. It's approximately 1.6 miles long. There is a beach along the way Bushy Point Beach but dogs are not permitted from mid-April through mid-September birds nesting . You will also find the Poquonnock River, and your pup can certainly swim there. There are also side trails on the way back to the parking lot that can take almost 4 miles, some of which run along railroad tracks.

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Hartford, CT 06106

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