Instagrammable Connecticut: Fall Activities with Your Dog Last Updated 11/19

Who doesn’t love a good dog photo? The fall season is one of the best times to capture and share paw-fect photos of your four-legged friends. Whether pumpkin picking, hiking for the best foliage views or enjoying a picnic, your pet will be so doggone happy you’ll need to snap a picture. With our Instagrammable Connecticut series, we’re inviting Instagrammers to share their pictures and check back often for new topics. To share your photos, simply tag with #CTvisit!

 

Black Pond State Wildlife Area, Middlefield

 

Middlefield, Connecticut is located between Hartford and New Haven, which puts you in the center of great seasonal activities such as hiking and apple picking. Check out Black Pond State Wildlife Area to grab a great shot like this one.

“Our dog’s name is Matilda, but we usually call her Tilly. I hike with her all the time, she loves to be outside! She just makes doing anything more fun.” - @mark_loper

Angevine Farm, Warren

 

Warren is an agricultural community filled with historical buildings and rolling farm land. Visit Angevine Farm for stand-out fall hues.

Thompson

 

The northeast town of Thompson has beautiful landscapes and plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy the season.

“I personally enjoy doing fall activities with Willow because she’s family. I enjoy her company and she brings joy wherever we go, to whoever we’re with.” - @jahlovewarrior

New Preston, Washington

 

Filled with natural gems and picturesque scenery, Washington is a historic town where you can take in fall's beauty.

“This is the third year in a row that the shops in the village of New Preston have hosted ‘Dog Day New Preston’ to raise money for local animal shelters. The culmination of the event is a calendar featuring the dogs that have been photographed!” - @explorewashingtonct

The Pickin' Patch, Avon

 

The charming town of Avon is filled with fall fun in the forms of pumpkin picking, hiking and biking. Snap a picture with your pooch and the perfect pumpkin at The Pickin Patch.

“I’ve been taking my kids to The Pickin’ Patch for over 20 years. Now that they’re grown, I take my dog, Chappy. It’s our fall seasonal place to go.” - @golden_chappy

Brookfield

 

In the western Connecticut town of Brookfield, you can explore fall foliage on trails surrounding the state’s two largest lakes, Candlewood Lake and Lake Lillinonah.

“Her name is Raven. She loves being outside and I love going on adventures with my camera. So, with how gorgeous Connecticut is this time of year, we both get to do what we love.” - @ricky_p_photography

West Rock Ridge State Park, Hamden

 

In Hamden, you’ll find beautiful gardens, lakes and state parks ripe with fall colors from the end of October through the beginning of November. West Rock Ridge State Park is a great place to capture your pet among the foliage.

“Her name is June! We love hiking in the fall because of the cooler temperatures. We also love getting to see how our favorite spots turn into fall colors!” - @sarahderiemacker

Easton

 

Tree farms, a beautiful state park and a long history of agriculture make Easton Connecticut a great place for fall fun and games.

“Francis and I love going pumpkin picking together and it has become our annual tradition. It brings together some of our favorite things: autumn, the outdoors, playtime and family time.” - @francisthepoodle

Woodbridge

 

With close proximity to the beach, a state park and gorgeous vineyards, the southern Connecticut town of Woodbridge is a relaxation destination during the fall.

“The dog in the first photo is Tula and the dog in the second photo is Zion. We love exploring the many beautiful hiking trails in Connecticut, especially in the fall when the weather is nice and the leaves are changing.” - @tulawalks

Southington

 

With an abundance of farms and hiking trails, Southington is a great place to take in all the beauty fall has to offer.

“My dog’s name is Aggie, after the New Mexico State Aggies. I love hiking with my dog year-round, but especially in the fall. It’s perfect hiking weather and the changing leaves make for a beautiful hike.” - @ryanhumble