The lovely town of Seymour is located in New Haven County. It was incorporated as a town in 1850 and has since grown into a charming community surrounded by beautiful natural resources. Local pups love the endless supply of parks and trails found in this area, you can take comfort knowing Seymour has two veterinary clinics.
Fountain Lake Reservoir is a perfect place to spend some quality time with your furry BFF. Enjoy some time lakeside as you wander through woodlands of red, white and chestnut oak on one of the four trails. The Lake Loop is the shortest at only half a mile, the South Loop is 1.75 miles, the Middle Loop is 1.25 miles, and the North Loop is for the heavier hikers at 2.85 miles. Your pup’s tail will wag with delight as she trots along in this beautiful setting.
While in Seymour, be sure to stop by one of the many
parks, such as the community hub of French Memorial Park. Not only does this park have
ball fields, sport courts, playgrounds, and picnic areas, it also has a .25
mile walking path. Many events are held in this park, including the annual
Pumpkin Festival. Gary Park is another great spot for a walk with your canine
companion. Get some peace and quiet as you wander through several acres of
woods and wetlands.
Come on over to Seymour for great outdoor fun in this picturesque Connecticut setting!
Looking for a new place to walk your four legged friend? Grab his leash and head over to Little-Laurel Lime Ridge for an afternoon of adventure. This 209 acre park is just waiting to be explored. Start your adventure by checking out the Marble Caves. Created after ancient coral reefs were metamorphosized, these caves are modern day marvels. Continue on one of the three trails that wind through the park that range from 1.29 miles to 1.98 miles. Be sure to stop by the Housatonic River overlook. You’ll enjoy spectacular views of the Housatonic River and the surrounding valley.
Treat your pal to a hike in the Quillinan Preserve. Part of the Naugatuck State Forest, this 5,000 acre parcel of land is a great place for your pooch to refresh her spirits and commune with nature. The trail system is comprised of six trails. The Red Loop is the shortest at .65 miles, while the Green Loop clocks in at 1.35 miles. The good news is that the trails are interconnected, so if you have an energetic pup, you can create a route long enough to burn her extra energy. Several types of creatures call this place home, so keep your eyes peeled for raccoons, coyotes, weasels, and squirrels.
Rolling Hills is a beautiful natural space located on the edge of a residential street. Grab your pooch and head over for delightful afternoon walk. The 1.42 mile trail takes you past a vernal pool, which is filled with runoff water during the wet season. If you happen to visit at this time, your furry friend may be able to spot salamanders, toads, frogs, and turtles. The Chatfield Street Playground is also in this neighborhood, and features all the necessities, including a ball field, playground, and a paved walking path. A few laps around the trail will make your pal one happy hound!
If your dog is begging for walk, clip on his leash and take a trip to Sochrin’s Pond Park. Although it’s on the small side, it is definitely not lacking in beauty. The .34 mile trail meanders through a thickly wooded area. There is also a creek with a surrounding wetland, and a variety of swamp loving plants. Your pooch will absolutely enjoy getting his exercise in such a lush setting. After you explore the trail, head over to the open grassy field so your pup can romp around. Bring some water and a snack, and find a picnic spot under one of the trees. Sounds puptastic!
Osbornedale State Park is located in the neighboring town of Derby. Just a few miles away from Seymour, it is located right on the Housatonic River and is a pawsome place for adventure seeking pups. Leash up your furry hiking companion and wander through the woods. Your pup will feel like a four legged explorer as he guides you through the network of trails. The longest trail clocks in at 2.5 miles, so he’s sure to get some good exercise. Bring a picnic and stop by Pickett’s Pond for a scenic lunch break. Don’t forget to bring your pal plenty of water.