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Instagrammable Connecticut: Fall Activities with Your Dog

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!

Lyman Orchards, Middlefield


"Our favorite fall activities with our pups Nutmeg and Hennessy are visiting apple orchards and warming up with a hot coffee at one of our favorite pup friendly coffee shops! We've been visiting Lyman Orchards almost every fall since we were kids—it was a no-brainer to bring Mr. Nutmeg along once he joined the family, and an easy day trip from NYC on Metro-North!” - @NutmegandHennessy

Black Pond State Wildlife Area, Middlefield


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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


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



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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


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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


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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

West Rock Ridge State Park, Hamden


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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



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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



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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



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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

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