The small, stately suburban town of Old Greenwich, CT is loaded with New England charm. Located just over an hour away from New York City on the leashed-dog friendly Metro North, the coastal community is friendly and quiet, with an old-world neighborhood feel. The area is famous for its seafood, its close knit community, and Greenwich Point Park. Also known as Tod’s Point, this large, 147-acre recreation area features a peninsula and pristine beach. Take heed, though -- although the park authorities have recently voted to allow dogs on the beach, your pooch must be leashed and can only visit in the off-season. Parking can also be expensive. Never mind that, though; there are plenty of furiffic dog-friendly beaches just a few miles down the coast!
With a population of just over 6,000, there’s no dedicated dog park in Old Greenwich itself, but there are two pawesome community parks and a couple of lovely hiking trails that welcome leashed dogs, so your pooch won’t miss out on their exercise. Not to worry -- the area is well served by roads and highways, and you’ll find plenty of amenities just a little fur-ther afield!
The neighborhood of Rowayton in Norwalk is a fantastic spot for dog owners. Rowayton Community Center Dog Park on McKinley Street is the largest dog park in the area, with plenty of space for your pooch to run free and tire themselves out. Toys and poo bags are provided, and there’s even a self-filling doggie drinking fountain! The park does not have separate areas for large and small dogs, however, so be mindful of your pup’s temperament. While the dog park is pretty pawesome, it’s Brendan’s 101 that makes the area really special. This classic New England seafood restaurant not only welcomes pooches at their outside tables, but they even provide water bowls and free doggie treats!