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Dog Areas in Wolcott

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Wolcott is a town in New Haven County, Connecticut that's home to more than 16,000 people. It's primarily a residential town, and more than half of Wolcott's land is undeveloped. About 33% of the land is residential areas, but approximately 11% of the city is used for commercial, recreational, and agricultural facilities. Wolcott also has five schools, as well as a youth center and sports complex, significant bodies of water, and several city parks. From dog parks, trails, and restaurants, there are plenty of activities in Wolcott you can enjoy with your dog, and in the cities surrounding Wolcott, you'll find even more fun activities!

When you're looking for a dog-friendly place to grab a bite in Wolcott, check out Thai Palace on Meriden Road. This casual Thai restaurant serves dishes made with ingredients fresh from the farmers market, and their extensive menu includes something for everyone. You can dig into dishes like tom yum soup, Thai salad, pad Thai, gang panang, and several other vegetarian and meat dishes. There are outdoor tables at Thai Palace, and whenever the weather is nice, your dog can join you on the patio. When you and your dog aren't visiting a dog-friendly restaurant, the two of you have several choices for outdoor activities to enjoy in Wolcott together!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Wolcott

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    Population Density 1,400/sq mi

    #1 Northwest Wolcott

    Wolcott's own dog park can be found in the town's northwestern quadrant near Peterson Park. The Wolcott Dog Park was built to accommodate nearly 1,500 dogs living in town, but visiting dogs are welcome, too! Inside this off-leash park, there's a space for dogs of all sizes to interact, as well as a separate enclosure just for small or shy dogs. The park provides waste bags for visitors, and there are seating areas as well. The rest of Peterson Park has more than 65 acres to enjoy, with playgrounds, sports fields, multi-use trails, and more. You can also access Mattatuck Trail from Peterson Park, and this 15.7-mile trail is a wonderful place to walk your dog on a leash.
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    Population Density 2,473/sq mi

    #2 Whitneyville

    Hamden is another town in New Haven County, and the southeastern corner of the area is less than 30 miles from Wolcott. This is where you'll find Bassett Park, a spacious recreational area with sports courts, concession stands, playgrounds, and an off-leash dog park. The Hamden Dog Park sits on more than one acre of land, and it includes different sections for big and little dogs, each with separate entrances. This dog park also has agility equipment, as well as drinking water and doggy wash stations. You'll also find a mix of sunny and shaded areas, along with plenty of seating for humans.
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    Population Density 1,125/sq mi

    #3 Heritage Village

    In less than half an hour, you and Sparky can drive to northern Southbury, Connecticut and spend a few hours at the Southbury Dog Park. This 14-acre off-leash park has a section just for little dogs, as well as an area for their bigger counterparts. There's a good mix of wooded areas and open fields for your pup to explore, and there's also a freshwater stream running through the park. Many dogs choose to swim or drink from the river, as there is no running water source in the park. Southbury Dog Park provides visitors with waste disposal supplies, and there are shaded and sunny areas with seating for pet parents.
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    Population Density 785/sq mi

    #4 Mixville/ West Cheshire

    Cheshire is a small town in New Haven County, Connecticut that is often voted one of the best small towns in America. The town's northwestern quadrant is less than a 15-minute drive from Wolcott, and that's where you'll find the Cheshire Dog Park. This two-acre off-leash park has an area where dogs of all sizes can interact, as well as a section just for small dogs. There's also a variety of agility equipment where your dog can show off for their friends, and a variety of terrain for your dog to traverse. You'll also find drinking water for dogs, as well as doggy bags, a gazebo, and seating areas.
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    Population Density 467/sq mi

    #5 West Middlefield

    In about half an hour, you and your doggo can drive to Middlefield, Connecticut and on the town's western edge, you'll find the Middlefield Dog Park. This off-leash park is nestled on Beseck Mountain, and there are separate sections just for big and small or timid dogs. There's more than an acre of wooded area for your dog to sniff out, and there are seating areas throughout the park, as well as a supply of doggy bags. Visitors recommend bringing some bug spray along if you decide to visit in the summer! Be sure to bring your own water and bowl for your dog, too.
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