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About 1,800 people call the town of Norfolk in Litchfield County, Connecticut their home. One of the best-known facts about Norfolk is that it's the home of the Yale Summer School of Music and it hosts several musical events each year. There's also an exciting variety of architecture in the town that dates back to before the city was incorporated in 1758. Norfolk is also known for its abundance of recreational activities, most of which can be enjoyed outdoors with your dog by your side. In its 46 square miles, Norfolk has three state parks, each as beautiful as the next.
These state parks are dog-friendly if your dog is on a leash, and the two of you can enjoy miles of hiking trails and other park features together. Campbell Falls State Park is a 101-acre park in the northwestern tip of Norfolk. In fact, a tiny portion of the park even crosses the border into Massachusetts. In addition to the miles of trails to trek in the park, it's also home to a 50-foot waterfall where you're sure to want to stop for a photo opportunity. On a day when you and Buddy aren't at one of Norfolk's state parks, the two of you can make the short drive to a nearby off-leash park!
If you drive about half an hour north of Norfolk into Massachusetts and the town of Egremont, you'll arrive in northern Egremont and at French Park. This historic park has sports courts, trails, playgrounds, and an off-leash dog park. The French Park Dog Park is a one-acre space for dogs to interact without the confines of a leash. There's also a small enclosure used for training or for introducing dogs to the park. There are waste disposal supplies and a few chairs inside the dog park, but there's no water on-site, so make sure you bring your own. Your dog can also join you in other areas of the park when they're on a leash.
The Paw Meadow Dog Park in eastern Simsbury, Connecticut is only 25 miles from Norfolk. This dog park features a vast enclosure for dogs of all sizes, as well as a separate area just for dogs under 25 pounds. Visitors love how friendly the people and atmosphere are at Paw Meadows, and there's also park lighting if you visit later in the day. The park's surface consists mostly of mulch, which makes it easier to clean up after your pet and also helps prevent messy paws. The dog park is free to use, but it is run and maintained by volunteers, so they always appreciate donations.
Another dog park that's less than 30 miles from Norfolk is the Granby Dog Park in southeastern Granby, Connecticut. The town of Granby has a population of nearly 12,000 people, and it borders Massachusetts. Salmon Brook is the area where you'll find the off-leash park, and in addition to the park, there are several schools in the vicinity. Granby Dog Park is a large space where dogs of all sizes can interact, and big trees provide comforting shade on hot days. Clean drinking water, waste disposal supplies, and seating are available as well. The park backs onto a river where dogs can take a dip, but the swimming area isn't fenced.
The area of south-central New Milford, Connecticut is a little more than 30 miles from Norfolk. Known as Candlewood Point, this area is also where you'll find the Candlewoof Dog Park near one of the town's elementary schools. The Candlewoof Dog Park has two separate enclosures: one for big dogs and another for small dogs, and in the big dog section, you'll find a variety of agility equipment, too. This park is run by volunteers, and while a fee isn't required, they always appreciate donations to go toward the park's maintenance. There are doggy bags and seating in the park, but be sure to bring your own drinking water.
A pawesome way to spend a day with your dog is to make the half-hour drive to the Harwinton Recreation Area in north-central Harwinton, Connecticut. This picturesque 90-acre area is one of the best places to hike near Norfolk, and the variety of trails to explore in Harwinton will be a thrill for you and Spot. There are trails that range from moderate to difficult in intensity, so whatever you're in the mood for, Harwinton Recreation Center has it! Along the trails, there are ponds and streams where your dog can cool off. Other areas of Harwinton Recreation Center have sports fields, picnic areas, playgrounds, and a fishing pond. Your dog must remain on a leash while you're at Harwinton Recreation Center.
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