Just a short drive away from the city of New Haven is Ansonia, Connecticut. This medium-sized city is full of both residential real estate and rental homes to meet the needs of every budget for every family looking to call the area their next home. If you want a town with plenty of character and room to run and play, Ansonia is a great place for families with dogs and small children. The city has plenty of green areas and fresh air to help those growing pups and kiddos!The Indian Well State Park is just a few minutes to the west of Ansonia and is a pupular destination on the weekends and during the summer months for those looking for a bit of pup-friendly outdoor adventure. You will find plenty of warm sunshine and walking paths to enjoy in this state park. Your dog is welcome to hike with you; just make sure you have a good harness for those trickier spots on the trails. You will need waste bags as well to help keep the trails clean for the next visitors. There are three animal hospitals in Ansonia, so your dog will be just a call away from a phenomenal vet no matter what end of town you are on.
North East Ansonia is full of natural beauty. Most of the area is covered by the Naugatuck State Forest. This state forest is the pawfect place for nature-loving friends who like to explore and hike in groups of two- and four-legged companions. You will need a good harness and a comfortable leash for safe hiking here with your dog. The terrain can be a challenge, so if you need a bit of a break, you can head over to Beaver Brook to cool off a bit before heading home. Moulthrop Brook is another local water source that will have your dog's tail wagging all the way home.