Plymouth is a small colonial town nestled in the southeast corner of Litchfield County, and includes the villages of Terryville and Pequabuck. Rich in history, this community dates back to the 18th century. The town first gained notoriety through clock manufacturing. Today, it is a charming place perfect for raising a four legged family member.
It’s no secret that dogs and parks go hand in hand, so treat your pup to a trip to Baldwin Park. She’ll love perusing the perimeter and discovering the smells of this triangular park. After your walk, find a bench or a grassy spot under one of the shade trees and chill out with your furry pal. Bring a snack for you and some water and a treat for her, and enjoy the afternoon together.
If your canine companion is ready
for another outdoor adventure, check out Buttermilk Falls. The trail to the falls is
actually the first section of the 36 mile Mattatuck Trail, and passes by a couple caves and a small pond. Wander
through the pine forest until you come to the magnificent display of plunging tiered
waterfalls and refreshing pools. The largest waterfall is 60 feet high. That’s
If your pup is a history buff, be sure to walk around the Plymouth Green. Not only was this park once a training ground for Union militia, it was also a stop on the Underground Railroad. The Green is the starting point for the Walking Tour of Plymouth Center. As you tour the city center with your furry pal, you’ll pass 18th century houses, churches, a post office, and shops. Lake Winfield is also in the area. This recreational area is a favorite among Plymouth residents, and it’s easy to see why. There’s a horseshoe pit, bocce court, picnic gazebo, and a one mile walking path. Sounds pawsome!
For a woodsy weekend getaway, pack up your pup and make your way over to the dog friendly Gentile’s Campground. With amenities like sport courts, a swimming pool, ball fields and miniature golf, you’re sure to find something for the whole family. The Whitestone Cliffs Trail is nearby and is the perfect place to let your furry friend get some exercise. Follow the 1.7 loop trail through the stunning Mattatuck State Forest scenery. After a puptastic workout climbing up the 750 foot summit, your furry hiking buddy will love the view at the top. If you have time, there are a couple side trails that can be explored.
If you have a nature loving pup, be sure to take a trip to Black Rock State Park. This beautiful park is just a short three mile drive away in Watertown. It stretches over 400 acres in the Western Highlands. Your pal’s tail will wag with delight as he wanders through the pine, hemlock, and oak trees. Follow the Mattatuck Trail through Naugatuck Valley, or venture onto one of the side trails and check out Black Rock Lake or Black Rock Pond. Keep in mind dogs must be kept on leash in this park.
If your pooch is itching to get outside, head six miles east to Bristol and pay a visit to the B.A.R.K. Park. Set on a hillside, this off leash dog park is a perfect place for your pup to run and burn off some energy. She can dash up and down the hill with new four legged friends, or just sniff around the grove of trees. Small pups have their own area to play, so they can enjoy the park at their own pace. There are also benches available for pet parents. Be sure to bring some water for your pal, as all that running around will make her thirsty!