Southport is a historically-rich hamlet in Fairfield County, Connecticut that was settled in 1639. In 1967, Southport became a designated local historic district, and more than 1,500 people call it home. This charming village is a wonderful place to live, and it boasts homes built with varying architectural styles that are as historically significant as they are beautiful. Southport has shops, churches, restaurants, schools, and many other qualities that make it a great place to raise a family -- including your four-legged family members, of course! The seaside town offers excellent views of the Long Island Sound, and many walks you take with your dog will lead you to scenic spots.
Only six miles north of Southport is The Cascades at Lake Mohegan in Fairfield, and this dog-friendly area is a dream come true for owners and their pups! Lake Mohegan and the surrounding area makes up 170 acres, and in addition to the several hiking trails in the area, it's also a popular swimming spot! The freshwater manmade lake is surrounded by a sandy beach, and dogs can join you on the beach from October 1 to March 31. Along the trails, you'll find signs that indicate you're 100 feet from parking areas, and at that point, your dog is allowed off-leash. There are waste disposal stations along the trail, as well as shaded spots and seating areas.
Exploring Southport and the surrounding dog-friendly activities is going to be so much fun!