If you're a dog, there's no other place you would rather be than the amicable, pet-friendly streets in the town of Canton, Connecticut. Originally known as Canton Center when the area was settled in the early 1800s, Canton Center is now a village within the larger town of Canton. Residents of Canton love living here! Attractions like the Collinsville Farmer's Market, Antique Stores in Farmington Valley, and river tubing in the streams of the Farmington River keep the townsfolk happy and tourists coming back! The shopping center has over 50 unique stores where you'll find antiques you won't find anywhere else. Fido approves!
Dog owners can't get enough of Canton! There are 7 veterinarians, 2 dog groomers, and a pet shop all within the town's borders. There are plenty more pet shops within the larger Hartford County area, so you'll have everything you need to keep your dog pampered! If you're looking for a fun day outing, there are four parks to choose from, with 3 beautiful trail systems sprinkled throughout the town. Looking to eat a nice meal with your dog by your side? There are seven pet-friendly restaurants with outside seating, so Fido's all good to come along and enjoy a feast!
Does your like to trek through forested areas as he sniffs out all the foliage? If you live in the Kingswood neighborhood, you can head to the Farmington River Trail for a beautiful hike. The trail is 18.2 miles long and loops through a trail system connecting with other trailheads in the area. After a nice hike, you've probably worked up an appetite! You and your dog can head to Joe Pizza for their beloved Eggplant Fries and, of course, pizza. Try the brick-oven Kitchen Sink with the works or a slice of Javy's Favorite, which has tomato, pesto, sausage, and mozzarella. Bone Appetit!
Does your dog like his food on the healthy side? If he's good enough to earn a bite of your table scraps at The Flatbread Company in the Weatherstone neighborhood, he'll be in for a fresh-cooked treat! At Flatbread, you can try wood-fired flatbread like the Canton Community Flatbread, made with tomato, caramelized onion, mozzarella, and homemade olive oil. Flatbread has tons of organic options with locally-sourced ingredients. After some healthy eats, you can take a trip to Secret Lake for some gorgeous views of the water! Fido can splash and play in a lake that's so beautiful, it's no secret!
Does your dog like to enjoy the local digs because he knows belly scratches are in order? In the Collinsville neighborhood, you can head to the LaSalle Market, a pet-friendly market and deli that has an open door policy for the doggos! LaSalle is half restaurant, half community venue. The market hosts a series of events, like open mic night, market art galleries, and live music. While you're there, try the quiche! Other furrific options at LaSalle Market include the Poor Pilgrim sandwich, pancakes, and the ricotta cheese calzone. Fido's already licking his chops for a bite!
Does your dog like to visit parks so beautiful they make headlines like "Top 10 List of Connecticut State Parks"? Since there are tons of state parks in Connecticut, Fido's more than eager to get to Horse Guard State Park in the Woodhaven neighborhood. There are over 105 acres of exploring for you and your dog to do here! The park is dog-friendly and has an amazing trail system with gorgeous overlooks. After some trekking, you can head to Cosi, a restaurant that's as delicious as it is healthy! At Cosi, you can sample a hummus and veggie sandwich, Thai curry bowl, or the fire-roasted vegetable soup!
Does your dog enjoy putting on his "dining paws" for a savory night out at pet-friendly restaurants? If you live in the Old Farms neighborhood, you and Fido will find the right places to hit the spot! First up, you have Truffles on Main, a bakery and cafe with some "Mastiff" flavors. The daily specials feature a delicious lineup of eats just waiting for you! For dinner, you can try the New England Pasta Company. This pet-friendly place has great eats, like the Mediterranean chopped Greek salad and a create-your-own pasta special which lets you get creative. Fido knows if he's good, you'll give him some table scraps!