Dog Friendly Activities in Altoona, FL

There are 33 dog friendly activities within 20 miles of Altoona. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Altoona.

Pet Friendly Rusty Anchor Mount Dora
Rusty Anchor Mount Dora Rusty Anchor Mount Dora is a dog-friendly pontoon boat tour in Mount Dora, FL. Dogs are allowed on-board so long as they remain on-leash. They offer two hour sightseeing eco tours of Lake Dora and the Dora Canal, as well as 1 hour Sunset cruises, shoreline tours, and half hour Lake front tours! See Details
Pet Friendly Doctor's Dog Park
Doctor's Dog Park This 750' by 300' dog park features water fountains, a pet shower, benches and, plenty of space for dogs to frolic and play. See Details
Hontoon Island State Park Hontoon Island State Park is a pet-friendly island. You and Fido can only access this park by public ferry or private boat, so your pooch must be have their four sea legs ready. Once you're back on dry land, you can check out the eight miles of trails that weave around the island, including one that leads to Bear Tree Landing, the location of one of the largest oak trees on the Island. There are a number of picnic areas to enjoy on the island as well. Hontoon Island State Park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
Palm Island Park Leashed dogs are welcome at Palm Island Park, an 8-acre natural preserve on Lake Dora in Mount Dora, FL. Explore the pet-friendly trails, winding boardwalk, and relax at the benches and picnic tables. Please be aware that bold alligators are known to frequent the area. See Details
Mount Dora Dog Park Located in the Lincoln Avenue Community Park & Pool, this off-leash dog park in Mount Dora includes three separate areas for large, small, and medium-sized dogs. See Details
Lake Griffin State Park Dogs are welcome at Lake Griffin State Park, made up of 620-acres of marshland and trees in Fruitland Park,FL. Enjoy two dog-friendly hiking trails that take in two miles of the park. Dogs are also welcome to stay with their owners at the popular campground, as long as they are on a leash under six feet. There is a fee per vehicle to enter the park. See Details
Venetian Gardens Park This 64-acre dog-friendly park, located in Leesburg on the west shore of Lake Harris, is one of the city's three boating and recreation access points to Central Florida's Harris Chain of Lakes. Venetian Gardens Park has several sidewalks to walk your dog in the park as well as a pavilion and benches for breaks. See Details
Karen's Canine Kitchen and Pawtique Welcome to Karen’s Canine Kitchen, Leesburg’s family owned neighborhood specialty pet supply store. We are committed to providing the best products for your pet. We search for and proudly carry many US made products.

Karen’s Canine Kitchen started simply by creating natural treats for our own dogs because our dog Sasha always had strange eating habits. She would go on binges where she ate shoe laces, her bedding, even the strings on my apron. One night she ate the cover off a leather-bound bible while my husband and I were at the movies. That little escapade racked up over $400 in vet bills but we found out what her problem was - irritable bowel syndrome. After that, I began searching for foods that would not upset her sensitive system. I also started making treats for her. I was able to control what went into them, adding herbs that have long been used medicinally, and I found that all of our dogs really enjoyed them.

We have expanded our mission is to provide our valued customers with the finest products for your pet at competitive prices. From food to treats, collars to toys, supplements and grooming supplies, we search for and proudly carry many American made products.

Your leashed pet is always welcome to visit and shop with you.
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Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive is a pet-friendly scenic route through Florida's backcountry. Administered by the local water board, this drive is open weekends & holidays for nature viewing. Check out the audio tour provided on their website to get an understanding of the ecology along the route. See Details
Mount Dora Transit Step back in time as you explore the historic streets of Mount Dora, FL. The town still holds much of the same charm is it did when built in the 1800s. Mount Dora Transit allows you to take all of this in from the comfort of a 30 minute golf cart tour. Fido is more than welcome to tag along on this pet-friendly trip. If your dog does not fit on your lap, please reserve a child ticket to ensure there is a seat for Fido! See Details
Ski Beach Boat Ramp Leashed dogs are allowed at Ski Beach Boat Ramp in Leesburg, FL. This lakefront location features a pet-friendly walking trail along the water, as well as a small beach area. This area is within the Venetian Gardens, and can be accessed via walking trails. See Details
Pear Park Pear Park in Leesburg, FL, is a dog-friendly park that offers several fenced areas for various sized dogs and seating for owners. The park also have several miles of trails that welcome leashed dogs, two large picnic pavilions with grills, playground, geo-caches, and "life trail" exercise stations. Dogs are not allowed on the fields, courts, and playground areas and may not enter the Wildlife Conservation Area. Please watch for signs indicating you are entering Wildlife Conservation Area along trail. See Details
De Leon Springs State Park The dog-friendly, historic De Leon Springs State Park in Florida is home to cool clear waters that are popular with anglers and swimmers, and winding trails through a lush subtropical forest. You can even grab a bite to eat at Sugar Mill Restaurant and eat it at one the picnic tables in the park. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners on the trails throughout the park, as long as they are cleaned up after. There is a fee per vehicle to enter the park. See Details
Leesburg Dog Park Leesburg Dog Park in Florida is pet-friendly. You can bring Fido to this park to hang out with lots of other pooches. This popular dog park is home to a rinse station, water stations, shaded picnic tables, doggie fire hydrants, and a separate areas for large and small dogs. The park is open every day of the week from 7am to 7pm. See Details
Rainbow Springs State Park Rainbow Springs State Park is dog-friendly. You're welcome to bring your pooch with you to enjoy the reserve and the numerous trails in the area. There are 14 miles of hiking trails to enjoy together that take in the varied scenery, including sand pine scrub, pine flatwoods, bayheads, oak hammocks, and swamps. The pretty spring that surrounds the reserve can be viewed from these hiking trails. The fee for entrance into the park is $3 per vehicle. The park is open every day of the week from 8am until 6pm. See Details
North Lake Community Park North Lake Community Park is a pet-friendly recreational area in Umatilla, FL. This popular park offers recreational sports fields, a dog park and trails for dogs and their owners to enjoy together. Formerly an orange grove, many citrus trees still make up its property boundaries and the landscaping is all Florida natives. The dog park section is fenced-in and offers 1.5-acres of recreational area for pups. See Details
Fountain of Youth Eco/History Tours Fountain of Youth Eco/History Tours will take you and your pooch on a tour of De Leon Springs State Park. Join this pet-friendly tour to experience the wildlife and history of the park's waters and enjoy the preserved Eco-System of the St. John’s River. The Fountain of Youth Eco/History tour departs four times daily and lasts 50-minutes. Please call to make a reservation on their boat, the Acuera. Tour prices do not include entry into the park and start at $14 for adults. See Details
Ocala National Forest Ocala National Forest is dog friendly! Leashed dogs are welcome in most areas of the forest. Dogs are not allowed on the beach at swimming areas. For more information on the Ocala National Forest pet policy please call the Lake George Ranger District Office at (352) 625-2520. See Details
Lower Wekiva River State Preserve This is a wonderful park for canoeing and swimming, though it can be crowded in summer. Leashed dogs are welcome in the preserve and on the trails. Obey all posted signs regarding pets. See Details
Seminole Wekiva Trail The Seminole Wekiva Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Lake Mary! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Seminole Wekiva Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Lake Idamere Dog Park This park has various dog enclosure with tunnels and jumps for the dogs, and overlooks a small lake. There is also shelter and seating for pet owners. See Details
Ocklawaha Prairie Restoration Area Dogs are welcome on this trail located five miles east of Ocala in Marion County, southwest of County Road (CR) 314A and south of the Silver River State Park, southwest of the Ocala National Forest. Please respect Florida’s wildlife and use caution while visiting district lands. These are wild animals. For your safety, do not approach or feed any wild animal. The diversity of natural systems provides habitat and feeding areas for wildlife such as gopher tortoise, gray fox, bobcat, black bear, sandhill crane, heron and egret. See Details
West Orange Trail The West Orange Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Apopka! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the West Orange Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Santa's Christmas Tree Forest Santa's Christmas Tree Forest is pet-friendly. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners at this farm to help choose the tree for your home this Christmas. Whether you're looking for a huge tree or a smaller pine, you'll find something that fits at this well-stocked farm. They are open November 23 through December 22. Santa's Christmas Tree Forest hours are Friday from 3pm to 7pm and Saturday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm. See Details