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Haddam is a town of more than 8,000 people in Middlesex County, Connecticut in the lower Connecticut River Valley. In fact, Haddam is the only town in Connecticut that's divided by the river. There are five villages within Haddam, and four of them are on the west side of the river, and just one is on the east side. The town was incorporated in 1668, and for the next 200 years, the river was the primary source of income and transportation. Today, Haddam is a residential community. Many of the homes in town happen to be occupied by canine residents, and there's lots to do in and around Haddam with your pets!

If you happen to be a dog owner in Haddam, you'll love that it's home to the Cockaponset State Forest. This state forest encompasses more than 17,000 acres of land, and there are plenty of trails in the park where you can walk your dog on a leash. You and your pooch can explore more than 100 miles of trails in the Cockaponset State Forest, although about 80% of the trails are unmarked. You'll find some trails designated only for on-foot visitors, but there are also some paths meant for equestrians and mountain bikers. The Cockaponset State Forest is just one of several dog-friendly activities near Haddam that you and your dog will pawsitively love!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Haddam

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    Population Density 148/sq mi

    #1 Southeast Haddam

    Another dog-friendly activity in Haddam can be found on Saybrook Road. The Cooking Company is a cozy food market and bakery with outdoor tables where your pet can join you. They offer all sorts of fresh dishes with carefully-sourced ingredients, and you have the option of enjoying your food on the spot or taking it to-go. Their menu includes items like pasta salad, Shanghai chicken salad, grilled paninis and other specialty sandwiches, coconut-crusted salmon, BBQ pulled pork, and so much more! The Cooking Company is just a short walk from the shores of the Connecticut River. You and your pooch can head down to the river for an on-leash walk after your meal for even more fun!
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    Population Density 563/sq mi

    #2 Essex Village

    Viney Hill Brook Park is a 104-acre space in the southeastern corner of Essex, Connecticut, and it's only a 15-minute drive from Haddam. Within the park, there are facilities for active and passive recreation, including walking paths, hiking trails, a swimming area, picnic tables, and an off-leash dog park! The Paw Dog Park at Viney Hill is a fenced section of the park that includes a separate area just for small dogs, as well as a variety of agility equipment. During the summer, there's a swimming pond where dogs can take a dip and cool off. There are seating areas and doggie bags in the park, but don't forget drinking water!
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    Population Density 2,107/sq mi

    #3 Griswoldville / South Wethersfield

    In less than half an hour, you and Fido can drive to southern Wethersfield, Connecticut and arrive at Mill Woods Park. This spacious city park has sports fields, a skate park, an outdoor swimming pool, ice-skating, fishing, playgrounds, and an off-leash dog park. The Mill Woods Park Dog Park is open daily from sunrise to sunset, and it includes different enclosures for big and small dogs. The park's wood chip surface makes it easier to clean up after your pet, and it also helps prevent muddy paws. Fresh water and waste disposal supplies are available in the park, so all you need to bring is your dog!
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    Population Density 1,034/sq mi

    #4 Lockwood Lake

    If you drive south of Haddam for about 25 minutes, you'll arrive in central Clinton, Connecticut. You'll find plenty of rivers, ponds, and lakes in this area, and it's also where you'll discover Bailey's Dog Park. This off-leash dog park is part of the Ethel Peters Recreation Complex, which also has sports fields, playgrounds, and other outdoor facilities. Bailey's Dog Park has a mix of sandy surfaces and wood chips, and dogs of all sizes share the same space, rather than being separated by weight. The park has buckets of toys, doggie bags, and water bowls, but visitors are asked to bring their own water.
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    Population Density 1,108/sq mi

    #5 Downtown Rocky Hill

    Rocky Hill is a town of more than 20,000 people in Hartford County, Connecticut and the town's northeastern corner is a 25-minute drive from Haddam. This is where you and Skip will find the town's namesake off-leash park. The Rocky Hill Dog Park is part of Elm Ridge Park and situated on a hilly and wooded area with lots of grass to explore. There are also separate sections for big and small dogs, but visitors must not bring more than two dogs per person into the park. During the warmer months of the year, there's fresh drinking available for dogs, and there are also pawlenty of doggie bags and seating areas.
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