More than 7,500 people live in Thomaston, a town in Litchfield County, Connecticut. The town was settled in 1728, and in 1803, a clockmaking factory was built in town. Thomaston may be home to the original shelf clock, which was patented in 1814, but there's so much more to the town. The town prides itself on having all the trappings of a charming New England city, including great schools, educational, health, and police and fire departments, and an excellent recreation department. Thomaston is located at the confluence of the Naugatuck River, and it's also close to several big cities that are full of even more opportunities.
If you're looking for dog-friendly activities in Thomaston, you and your pup can head to Tony's Coffee Express Bakery on Waterbury Road. There are outdoor tables at Tony's, and on days the weather is nice, your dog is welcome to join you there on a leash. Their menu includes items like breakfast sandwiches, bagels, muffins, donuts, stuffed bread, and much more. They also serve up fresh and delicious coffee and other refreshing beverages. After your coffee and donut, you and Sparky can jump in the car and make the short drive to a nearby off-leash park for even more fun!
The northwestern corner of Wolcott, Connecticut is a 15-minute drive from Thomaston, and in this area, you'll find Peterson Memorial Park. This charming city park makes up more than 65 acres, and in that space, there are open fields, trails, a skate park, picnic groves, and an off-leash dog park. The Wolcott Dog Park at Peterson Park is a spacious area with a section for dogs of all sizes, as well as a separate enclosure just for small dogs. The dog park is free to use, and it's open daily from sunrise to sunset. If you'd like to hike Peterson Park's trails with your dog, you're welcome to do so as long as they're on a leash.