Despite being one of the smallest cities in Connecticut, New London still enjoys a vibrant and furiendly atmosphere! This seaport city is located in New London County, and is situated at the mouth of the Thames River. While there is a lot of history, art and music attractions in New London, there is also lots of fun for dogs and their owners! To make sure your pup stays in good health, there are veterinary clinics in the surrounding areas of Waterford and Groton.
When you are in New London, you have got to visit the pawsome Fort Trumbull State Park with your pup. Here you can enjoy some history of the town while enjoying some exercise around the Fort, as well as take in the views of the Thames River on the fishing pier. Your pup will love to join you to take in the fresh sea air! Another great park to visit with your beloved companion is Caulkins Park. Here you can join the walking path and wander around, and have access to the basketball court, soccer field and playground for the kids.
Once you have worked up an appetite, head to the Dockside Resort Bar. This a puptastic place that welcomes dogs at the outdoor seating on the patio and you can tuck into some tapas style dishes. What’s more, the Dockside Resort Bar boasts a great location by the waterfront!
When the sun is shining outside, there is no better place to go than Green Harbor Park! Here your pooch can enjoy the open green grass for roaming and playing. There is also a playground here for the kids. If you get hungry, you can drop into Captain Scott’s Lobster Dock. This is the best place in town for Lobster Bisque and other tasty seafood dishes, and there are plenty of picnic tables by the docks where you can sit and relax with your furry friend – bone-a-petit!
When you are in New London, there are some pawsome dog friendly eateries you should check out with your furry friend! The Bean & Leaf Café serves up some delicious sandwiches, soups, salads and smoothies. Of course, don’t forget your coffee! Pups are welcome to join you at one of the outdoor tables for some rest. Voted the best place in town for pizza is the 2 Wives Brick Oven Pizza. Here you can enjoy lots of tasty food such as pasta, seafood and of course, pizza! The best part is that there are outdoor dog friendly tables where your beloved companion can sit with you while you eat.
To retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city, head to Riverside Park in this New London neighborhood! This is a pawsome park where there are plenty of trees for your pup to investigate, and walking paths you can explore. This peaceful park is often referred to as a hidden gem! If you need a place to stay while you are visiting New London, check in to the Red Roof Inn. With modern and dog friendly rooms, you and your pup can enjoy a comfortable stay here. You are welcome to bring one pooch of any size for no additional fee. Isn’t that pawsome?
For an adventure with your furry friend, head southwest to the next door puptown of Waterford. Here you will find the Harkness Memorial State Park, which offers expansive green grass for your pooch to roll and roam, as well as play fetch with their favorite ball or Frisbee. You can wander around and explore this pawsome place, and there are plenty of benches and grills here so you can enjoy the sunshine and cook up some treats. All pups can be top dog here, as long as they remain on their leash.
For a fun trip to the dog park, head next door to the west of New London to reach the puptown of Waterford! Here you will find the pawsome Stenger Farm Dog Park where you can unclip your pup’s leash and watch him have a ball! It is all fenced in for safe play and socialization, with separate areas for small and large pups. Since there is limited shade here, don’t forget to bring some fresh water for your pup and treats to keep energy high on a puptastic day out! There is no better place to make some new furry friends than at Stenger Farm Dog Park.