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.
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.