Instagrammable Connecticut: Fall Activities with Your Dog Last Updated 8/20
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. And there are plenty of safe and fun ways to get out with your pup this fall—from pumpkin picking and hiking for the best foliage views to enjoying a picnic. 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
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
“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
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
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
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
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