The month of April brings along the promise of Spring and hopefully the much-needed warmer weather everyone is wishing for. We’re sure your pets are just as excited to get out there and get moving this season. In preparation for these warmer months, the Pets a Go Go team is excited to share with you a few of our favorite dog-friendly parks and trails in Westchester and Fairfield County for you to explore.
Westchester County, New York
- Ward Pound Ridge Reservation | 6 Reservation Rd, Pound Ridge, NY, US, 10576 | (5/5 Bones)
This lengthy trail can be visited whether you’re coming from Fairfield or Westchester County as it sits in one of the bordering towns. It offers some beautiful trails and streams with a few moderate climbs to prepare for. It’s also important to note that dogs are not permitted in the picnicking area so be sure to plan accordingly.
- Mountain Lakes Park Trail |313-315 Hawley Rd, North Salem, NY, US, 10560 | (5/5 Bones)
Despite its name, this trail is described as “gentle” to many visitors as it gives you the opportunity to just hike around the perimeter of Westchester County’s highest peak. There a number of gorgeous water views (four lakes total) to stop and take in as you explore.
- Rockefeller State Park Preserve | 25 Phelps Way, Pleasantville, NY 10570 | (4/5 Bones)
This location is one of the most well-known hiking destinations in Westchester County, which means it can get busy on the weekend. It offers a number of great trails to choose from that encapsulate terrain including untouched forests, meadows and wetlands.
Fairfield County, Connecticut
- Cove Island Park | 363 Weed Ave, Stamford, CT, US | (5/5 Bones)
This beachy destination is a gorgeous choice for those that are itching to get back to the seashore. Unfortunately, your pup isn’t allowed on the beach, but you’re welcome to walk your pet along the short mile-long loop and walking trail available. There is also a large play area that offers a green lawn perfect for socializing your furry friend with other pets and people.
- Collis P. Huntington State Park | 198 Dodgingtown Rd, Redding, CT, US, 06896-0000 | (5/5 Bones)
Redding, CT is home to a more tranquil hiking location you can visit with your dog. You can enjoy hiking, canoeing, and pond fishing alongside your furry friend. There are five ponds total to explore, just be sure to keep your dog leashed at all times.
- The Cascades at Lake Mohegan | 960 Morehouse Hwy, Fairfield, CT, US, 06825-0000 |(4.5/5 Bones)
This recreation area is a great spot to lounge the day away with your pet. There are plenty of trails surrounding a lake to explore and there’s also a beautiful waterfall called the cascades you’ll see along your way.
*Please Note: All of these ratings are based on reviews from BringFido.com. The Pets A Go Go team hand selected those that they favorited as well.