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Dog Areas in Watertown, CT

8 Parks
2 Trails
13 Shops
1 Eatery
6 Groomers

Watertown is a city and suburb of the nearby city of Waterbury, which it was once a part of. Nowadays, independent Watertown continues to incorporate new parks and public areas for recreational activities, many of them dog-friendly to four-legged residents.

The best place to take Fido in Watertown is Echo Lake Park. This park is the perfect combination of rural and developed recreational areas. The large Echo Lake has a boat launch, access to fishing, and shoreline beaches. Surrounding the park is thick words with nature trails, an open grassy area, gazebo, picnic area, and restrooms. Dogs are welcome and are not required to be on a leash here, with additional access to benches, trash bins, and water fountains.

The town also hosts the Black Rock State Park, a scenic getaway with over 439 acres of land with swimming, hiking, camping, and fishing activities available. The entire park is dog-friendly for leashed pups, and boasts different lengthed trails that can last 30 minutes or all day. Additional features include paved paths, water fountains, restrooms, picnic areas, benches, and trash bins.

Watertown also has two animal hospitals, and a hospitality towards humans and pups that will make you both grateful to be living in such a dog-friendly town.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Watertown, CT

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    Population Density 2,821/sq mi

    #1 Watertown City Center

    The neighborhood of the Watertown City Center is a busy one, with multiple shopping centers and small businesses. In the area, there are also some great places to take your pup, like Deland Field. The field is a recreational ballpark with 3 baseball diamonds and extra space for multi-use purposes. The entire space is fenced-in, but dogs will still have to remain on a leash while inside the area. This park offers access to water fountains, benches, and trash bins. Also in the neighborhood is the Adams Road Park, a small, but forested park that offers a small open field, benches, picnic tables, and dirt trails that wind through the surrounding woods. Don't forget to bring some water and clean-up bags here!
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  2. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 1,593/sq mi

    #2 Southeast Watertown

    Southeast Watertown is a residential neighborhood on the edge of the city. The area is best known for the gorgeous area of Sylvan Lake Park which surrounds a lake, providing fishing and swimming activities to residents. The park and beach are dog-friendly to leashed pups, and even offers a boat launch and open areas for Fido to enjoy, whether you're looking to play or just go for a calming walk onto the dirt trails. The developed area of the park has amenities like a playground, pavilion, picnic shelters, barbeque areas, water fountains, clean-up stations, trash bins, and benches.
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  3. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 1,455/sq mi

    #3 Oakville


    The neighborhood of Oakville is on the southern border of Watertown, and filled with rows of residential homes and bustling streets. The favorited place to go in town for dog walking is Aldorizo Park, a small area that is well maintained and fenced-in. Despite the area being fenced-in, dogs are required to stay on a leash, but can enjoy the wonderful features of the park like the surrounding woods and dirt trails, paved walkways that wind throughout the park, open space, and baseball diamonds. Additional amenities include water fountains, trash bins, and benches, and are available for use from 10 AM to 7 PM.

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    Population Density 367/sq mi

    #4 Mount Fair

    The Mount Fair neighborhood takes up the complete northern part of the city. The neighborhood is home to the city's second state park, the Mattatuck State Forest which covers over 4,000 acres. The state forest has some great scenery, waterfalls, cliffsides, caves and thick natural forests. There are three different trails that altogether make-up 10.2 miles for hikers and leashed pups. The park has a developed area, as well, that hosts a small picnic area and restroom, and even provides water fountains, trash bins, and benches. The park is open one-half hour before sunrise until a half an hour after sunset.
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  5. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 1,400/sq mi

    #5 Wolcott

    Eleven miles east of Watertown is the small town of Wolcott, a favorite travel place for Watertown dog-lovers. The town offers travelers and residents the Peterson Memorial Park, which is over 40 acres of open space, recreational fields, forests, and river access to the Mad River. There are enclosed tennis and basketball courts that are open to pups to play in, a pavilion, picnic shelters, a baseball field, water fountains, clean-up stations, benches, and paved paths. The park also connects to the Mattatuck Trail, a 15.7-mile trail that is dog-friendly to leashed pups, and surfaced with asphalt and dirt in differvarious areas.
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