The charming 18th century farming neighborhood of East Woodstock in the town of Woodstock, Connecticut, lies on the border to Massachusetts. Famous for its history of milling operations and shoe factories, East Woodstock still holds on to that small-town charm today. It is filled with community spirit, offering something for everyone, including your fur-ever friend. And your pup will also feel welcome and well-cared for at the Woodstock Veterinary Clinic in the town of Woodstock, who are ready to keep your pup in tip-top shape.
East Woodstock is home to dog-friendly Roseland Park, which offers 62 acres of outdoor adventure. Start with its 90-acre lake, which has one-half mile of shoreline, where you can enjoy fishing, canoeing or paddle boarding. Residents and visitors can bring their sailboats and kayaks for a day of maritime fun. For the land lovers, shoot some hoops on the b-ball court, take a hike with your fur-ever friend, or sit and relax on the parks many benches. Enjoy a picnic at a table near the lake. Restrooms and water fountains are on site, but dogs are required to be on leash and properly cleaned-up after.
East Woodstock is the perfect place for you and Fido to spend some quality time together.
The neighborhood of Southeast Woodstock in the town of Woodstock is full of dog-friendly outdoor adventures. Linda J. Rapoport Memorial Preserve should be your first stop for a hike through scenic woodlands and open spaces. The one-mile loop passes the Taylor Brook beaver pond. Pup will be amazed at their engineering talents! Next stop is Crystal Pond. This 134-acre park fronts Crystal Pond and 300 acres of open space. Hike their many trails, throw in a line to catch some trout, or even plan an overnighter at the preserves campgrounds. Be sure to pack a picnic lunch with plenty of water.
The Bigelow Hollow State Park is in the North Woodstock neighborhood, in the town of Woodstock. Over 9,000 acres will allow you and your pup days of adventure. Miles of hiking trails are the perfect place to get in shape with on-leash and off-leash opportunities. Take a dip in one of the two ponds on site to cool yourself on a summer’s day. You can also fish, go boating or even scuba dive! Picnicking is the best bet here since it is not close to a dog-friendly restaurant. Be sure to bring water and mutt mitts to keep the park clean.
The Putnam Lions Memorial Dog Park is a great place to let your pup be footloose and fancy-free in the town of Putnam, southeast of East Woodstock. With separate large and small dog areas, any pup will feel quite at home. Afterwards, take a stroll on the River Story Trail, where you can read the newest novel while meandering through the park with your fur-ever friend. Next, head to Rotary Park for a hike to the Quinebaug River waterfall! Summer events happen every weekend here! Grab a bite after at the charming Station Café and dine at their pup-friendly patio tables.
Woodstock Valley is a neighborhood of Woodstock, located west of East Woodstock. The area’s only park has plenty for you and your pup to do together. Nahaco Park offers beautiful Crystal Pond, with tons of fishing and swimming opportunities. While your pup is not allowed in the water he can watch you show off your fishin’ skills! Why not take a picnic lunch for you and Fido to enjoy and eat under the shade of the pavilion on the pond? Restrooms are located on-site, but be sure to bring water and mutt mitts. Dogs must be cleaned up after as per park rules.
The Pomfret Center neighborhood in the nearby town of Pomfret is southeast of East Woodstock. Get your pup ready for a day’s adventure at Mashamoquet Brook State Park located here. Take a walk on the miles of hiking trails through the Mashamoquet Brook, Wolf Den and Saptree Run areas. You will find swimming opportunities for both humans and dogs, campsites, and stream fishing. There are picnic tables scattered over the entire park, so pack a nice lunch and water! To cool down after, head to Welikit Ice Cream, where you and Fifi can grab a cone and eat at their outdoor pet-friendly tables.