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Top 200 Places: Connecticut’s Sleeping Giant

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Sleeping Giant State Park
200 Mount Carmel Avenue
Connecticut 06518

Offering scenic vistas from a stone observation tower, nature trails, stream fishing (a designated trout stocked park), and some great hiking trails, this park is also known for the 2 miles of the mountaintop that resemble a large “sleeping giant”. Dogs are permitted for no additional pet fees. Dogs are allowed at the picnic areas and on the hiking trails; they are not allowed in park buildings. Dogs must be under their owner’s control at all times, and be leashed and cleaned up after.

Top 200 Places, with tens of thousands of places listed to take your dog to, will be releasing on it’s Dog News blog, Facebook page and on Twitter a list of 200 Top Places that you can take your dog in the U.S. and Canada. This list, while intended to highlight top places that are especially pet-friendly, is not designed to be the absolutely top 200 places that we could find, but a sampling of the top places so that all regions, types of attractions, hotels, B&Bs, vacation rentals, parks, beaches, shopping and more can be considered. No doubt each of you will find many other places not on this list or our full list of dog-friendly places at Please let us know about them by commenting on the blog or emailing us at You can also let us and our readers know if you agree or disagree with the selections, or your experiences there. Please keep in mind that places often change their policies regarding dogs and thus may have different policies at any time in the future.

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