The Promenade Shops at the Evergreen Walk in South Windsor is home to a multitude of stores that readily welcome dogs. You and your beloved pooch can shop in Appleseed's, Brookstone, J Crew, Gap, Kirkland's Home, Lady Foot Locker, Soft Surroundings, Ann Taylor Loft, Banana Republic, Coldwater Creek, Pottery Barn, Papyrus, and many more. Always look in the window for a sign that states that pets are welcome. If you are in doubt, it is best to ask if dogs are allowed in the store before entering. Most of the Promenade Shops allow pets. It is a great way to spend a few hours exploring with your doggy in tow.
Even if it is a cold day, you can still head out to explore some fantastic waterfalls in Connecticut with Fido. Southford Falls is a family friendly park that welcomes well-behaved dogs on a leash. There are a few trails that meander through the woods, picnic areas, a covered bridge and the lovely falls. The Kettletown State Park spans 605 acres. Your pet can enjoy the trails with you, but dogs are not allowed in the campground or on the beach. However, it is a lovely place to enjoy the sound of the rushing water and the beauty of the forest.
You and your pooch can catch the ferry from New London to the island. The ferry welcomes canines that are well-behaved and on a leash. There is no extra charge for your dog. Once you disembark on the island you can walk to the small village. South Beach near the Elizabeth Airfield is also dog-friendly. Dogs are allowed to run and play across the rocky beach. After spending time on the beach, you can head over to Toppers' Ice Cream shop to enjoy a tasty ice cream while your dog eats one of their famous dog bowl ice creams. Dogs are also welcome at the Fishers Island Yacht Club. Most people head to the island in the spring or fall months. The shops on the island close up every day from 1 to 3 pm for a 'siesta'.