Dog Friendly Activities in Annapolis, MD

There are 10 dog friendly activities in Annapolis. 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 Annapolis.

Pet Friendly Quiet Waters Park
Quiet Waters Park Quiet Waters Park offers two off-leash dog parks for your dog's enjoyment as well as a small dog beach. Dogs are also welcome to join you on the park trails as long as they are leashed. The park holds many events throughout the year, and leashed pets are welcome at many of them. If your dog gets dirty, take him or her to the Bark 'n' Bean Dog Wash and Coffee Shop, located right next to Quiet Waters Park. See Details
Pet Friendly Private VIP Sail Annapolis By Water
Private VIP Sail Annapolis By Water 'Private VIP Sail Annapolis By Water' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Susan. There is no better way to see Annapolis than by the water on this 54 foot sailing yacht. If you're planning on bringing your pooch, make sure you bring a life vest for your dog. The experience lasts 2.5 hours and can accommodate up to 6 guests ages 5 and up. Rates start at $330 per person. See Details
Watermark Journey - Cruises on the Bay Cruise with your four-legged friend aboard a Watermark yacht! Friendly dogs on leashes are welcome on most public cruises, except for the following: Fireworks Cruises, Blue Angels & Thunderbirds Cruises, Live Music Cruises including WRNR Rock ‘N River Cruises, and Cruises to Festivals in St. Michaels (WineFest, OysterFest, Watermen’s Festival). Cruises start at $19 per adult and $6 for children. Fido rides free. See Details
Sandy Point State Park Dogs are welcome to join their owners at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis, Maryland. Another Maryland park along the stunning Chesapeake Bay, this one is known for beaches and picnic areas with great views across the water and the coast. The park is also popular among dog walkers because of the numerous trails located here, including the Symbi Trail, starting at one of the picnic areas and leading you through pine forests. There are also four miles of trails that border the Corcoran Tract, where you may find other animals going about their days and a variety of different plant life. Dogs are allowed to join their owners in the day use areas of the park during the off-season between October 1 to April 30​. Unfortunately, pets are not allowed during the summer months. If you're planning on bringing your pet with you, make sure they are on a leash and you clean up any mess after them. The park is open from January 1 to October 31 from 7am to sunset and November 1 to December 31 from 7am to 5pm. See Details
HomeStead Gardens HomeStead Gardens is a home and garden center that welcomes pets. See Details
Broadneck Dog Park Free dog park surrounded by baseball fields and playgrounds for the kids. There are seperate small dog and large dog parks next to each other. The large dog park is a pretty good size, as large as a big baseball diamond. There is a double entry gate so no dogs can sneak out.

There is a fresh water source nearby and water dishes/buckets provided.

There are also bathrooms close by and trails to walk your dogs on.

Sometimes there are poop bags provided, sometimes there aren't. Bring your own just in case.
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Baltimore and Annapolis Trail Park The Baltimore and Annapolis Trail Park 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 Annapolis! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Baltimore and Annapolis Trail Park. 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
Haunted Harbor Tours Haunted Harbor Tours is a dog-friendly walking tour in Annapolis. Aloysius Martin is the owner and operator and the soul tour guide on the Maiden Voyage Walking Tour. He only tells stories that are confirmed by court records, land records and the archives of newspapers and congress, making the interesting tales even more eerie to hear as you walk the streets together. Dogs get spooked for free, but humans have to pay a $20 ticket price, which is a steal if you like a good scare. The tour is ninety minutes in length and are held at 8pm and 10pm daily. See Details
Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden Dogs are allowed to join their owners at Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden. This five-acre garden includes a forest typical of Western Maryland, a stream, and an Eastern Shore peninsula. The barrier-free garden in the park contains pleasant ponds and a raised planter with lots of different plants. You can wander with your pooch around the trails and pathways that weave around the interesting plants that represent much of the life that can be found in the area. Dogs must be on a leash under six feet for the duration of their visit and owners should clean up any mess that they leave behind. Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden is open every day of the week from sunrise to sunset. See Details
Zachary’s Jewelers Zachary’s Jewelers is pet-friendly. Dogs are welcome inside the store on a leash, while you peruse the cases full of finely crafted jewelry. It might take you some time to explore everything on display, but your pooch will be rewarded for their patience with a delicious dog treat and a refreshing sip of water from the bowl provided. Zachary's Jewelers is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm and Sunday from 12pm to 5pm. See Details
Downs Memorial Park Dog Beach Located off the perimeter trail in Downs Memorial Park, the Downs Memorial Park Dog Beach is a fantastic place for new dogs to learn to swim or veteran canine swimmers to enjoy some time in the water. Once you and your dog are done with the water fun, leash your pup up for a walk on the more than 5 miles of trails through the park. Downs Park is open 7 days a week from 7:00 a.m. to dusk. See Details
Matapeake Park Dog Beach Matapeake has a public beach with a clubhouse, and a nearby trail that winds around to the dog beach section. The trail itself is a nice short hike for the dog, yet is long enough that it’s adequately separated from the public areas. Dogs can run off leash, retrieve in the water, and sniff out the surroundings. See Details
Terrapin Nature Park This hidden gem of a park has unlikely access through an industrial/business area. The entrance is gained off Log Canoe Circle. Park in the parking lot and follow the trail. The trail winds around the 270-acre nature park through woodlands, marsh, and tidal ponds. Take one of the side trails off to the left to get to the beach that runs along the shore of the Chesapeake that allows dogs on a leash. The views of the Bay are great and the surroundings tranquil. The beach isn't huge, but Rover will love the romp. See Details
Worthington Dog Park Bring your pet for some off-leash fun at this 2.7-acre fenced dog park. A permit is required for use. Water features are shut off in cold seasons, so bring your own. See Details
Grist Mill Trail at Patapsco Valley State Park The Grist Mill Trail at Patapsco Valley State Park 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 Catonsville! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Grist Mill Trail at Patapsco Valley State Park. 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
Bell Branch Dog Park There is a small, fenced dog park in this extensive athletic center with sports fields, playgrounds, and concessions. See Details
Broadneck Dog Park Pets love to run off-leash at this fenced dog park, which includes separate areas for large and small dogs. Water available in season and restrooms are nearby. See Details
Montpellier Farms Family Park Farm with pumpkin patch, corn maze farm market and other special events.

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We do allow friendly and leashed dogs entrance to the park. Dogs must be on a leash at all times. YES, dogs are welcome inside our corn maze as well! Please be mindful of our visitors and guests.
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Grist Mill Trail at Patapsco Valley State Park The Grist Mill Trail at Patapsco Valley State Park 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 Ellicott City! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Grist Mill Trail at Patapsco Valley State Park. 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
Bowie Dog Park This 1-acre dog park is fully fenced with a separate small dog area and free parking. It's known for being clean and well-maintained. See Details
Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis (WB&A) Trail - PG County The Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis (WB&A) Trail - PG County 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 Bowie! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis (WB&A) Trail - PG County. 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
BWI Trail The BWI Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Glen Burnie! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the BWI 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
Patriot Boat Cruises This is a wonderful water tour of historic St. Michaels by water, and it docks right by the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, which is also dog-friendly! We even got to take a photo of our dog, "steering" the ship with his paws on the wheel! We love to take our dog everywhere, and we highly recommend this tour. See Details
Kent Island South Trail The Kent Island South Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Stevensville! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Kent Island South 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