A young woman jogging with her dog at a Middletown CT park

Things To Do With Your Dog in Middletown, CT

With its quiet streets and inclusive vibe, Middletown is the perfect place for pet owners. Paved paths, outdoor adventures, and friendly businesses make your furry friend feel right at home. Discover your neighborhood with these activities if you’re in the mood for a quiet coffee or an energizing walk by the river.

Go for a Walk

Grab your dog’s leash and explore Middletown’s leafy streets and riverside paths. If you want to stay close to home, check out the Mattabesset Multi-Use Trail. It starts about half a mile down the road from Northwoods at W. Lake Drive and Russett Lane. Downtown, you can stroll by the river at Harbor Park.

For a longer hike and spectacular views of the Connecticut River, head to River Highlands State Park. Pets are welcome, as long as they’re on a leash.

Grab a Bite To Eat

The next time you go out for a meal, take your pup along. On Main Street, head to Amici Italian Grill and Perk on Main. Both welcome dogs in their outdoor seating areas. A few blocks away, the vegan ION Restaurant is another dog-friendly spot.

Paddle the Mattabesset River Canoe/Kayak Trail

Does your dog love to be on the water? Rent a canoe and paddle the Mattabesset River Canoe/Kayak Trail. Launch near the Dunkin’ Donuts on Shunpike Road in Cromwell, and float down to the take-out point at Harbor Park in Middletown. Allow about two hours to paddle the calm, beautiful route. If your pet is jumpy, avoid the area during waterfowl-hunting season, which runs from October through December.

Let Your Pet Run Free

Let your dog run free at one of the nearby dog parks. Head to Middlefield to enjoy a large, wooded off-leash area. In Meridien, you can relax on a bench while your pup runs free in the fenced-in green space.

When you choose a dog-friendly luxury apartment at Northwoods, all these activities are within a 15-minute drive. Plus, with our two on-site dog parks and well-maintained walking trails, you’re never far from a fun outing.

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