Dog Friendly Activities in Arden, NC

There are 4 dog friendly activities in Arden, and 179 more nearby. 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 Arden.

Pet Friendly Blue Ridge Parkway
Blue Ridge Parkway Blue Ridge Parkway is a 469 mile stretch of scenic byway extending from Waynesboro, VA to Cherokee, NC. This popular dog-friendly route connects Shenandoah National Park (Milepost 0) with Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Milepost 469). Blue Ridge Parkway is broken down into four regions; Ridge, Plateau, Highlands, and Pisgah. Visitors to Pisgah, the southern most region beginning at milepost 340, will encounter numerous stopping points offering expansive valley and mountain views. Photograph seasonal foliage at the shaded Chestnut Cove Overlook or admire the ever-changing terrain from Bad Fork Valley Overlook. You will see a gradual elevation gain the farther south you venture along Blue Ridge Parkway so pull into Devil's Courthouse and take in the sights at 5,720ft above sea level. See Details
Pet Friendly Lakeview Putt & Play
Lakeview Putt & Play Dogs are welcome to join you at Lakeview Putt & Play in Arden, NC. This pet-friendly attraction features 18 holes of challenging mini golf in a beautiful lakefront setting. You and your dog can also enjoy the outside patio area with shaded seating and snacks from the snack bar. See Details
B. B. Barns - the Garden Company B.B. Barns is a local landscaping company and pet nursery in Arden, NC. The pet-friendly garden center is located on seven gorgeous acres just south of Asheville. B.B. Barns offers landscape design, maintenance services, and a gift gallery with unique treasures for every occasion. Bring Fido along as you wander through the grounds and shop, exploring all your options for landscaping, outdoor living, and gifts. See Details
CT's Pawty Waggin' CT's Pawty Waggin' is a dog-friendly tour operator in Arden, NC. They can add extra fun to a trip to the Asheville area by taking you and your pup on tours to breweries, hikes, paddleboarding, restaurants, urban adventures and much more. If you already have a busy day planned without Fido, CT's Pawty Waggin' can take them adventuring and drop them back off with much less energy! See Details
Chimney Rock State Park Chimney Rock State Park is a 1,000 acre scenic attraction located in the Hickory Nut Gorge of Chimney Rock, NC. The park features dog-friendly hiking trails and amazing 75-mile views. Hickory Nut Falls Trail is a beautiful hike to take with your leashed dog at any time of year. The 1.4 mile round trip leads visitors to one of the tallest waterfalls east of the Mississippi River. Magnificent views await those who take this gently rolling trail with gradual, moderate uphill sections, rocky terrain, and a small staircase at the base of the falls. The hike should take 45 minutes to an hour. Picnic tables, benches, and resting areas are located at several points along the trail. See Details
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in Mills River, NC is dog friendly! Dogs are welcome on the Back Porch and in certain areas of Upper Park, but not inside any of the buildings. Your dog can join you as you sample some of the craft beers and delicious appetizers outside in the gorgeously designed gardens. There are fire pits, corn hole games, and occasional live music. Stop by the gift shop on your way out to pick up Sierra Nevada dog treats, dog collars with beer openers attached, or a squeaky Pale Ale dog toy for your pup. See Details
Biltmore Estate Leashed dogs allowed to explore the extensive grounds and roam through the more than 250 acres of landscaped gardens at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. Fido is also welcome to join you at several restaurants with dog-friendly, outdoor seating in Antler Hill Village. Please note that dogs are not permitted inside any buildings. Open daily throughout the year. Hours vary by season and admission rates vary by month; visit website or call for specific information. See Details
French Broad Outfitters Dog-friendly French Broad Outfitters offers three float trips for you to enjoy with your friends, family members, and Fido in Asheville, NC. The River Arts District trip is a six-mile urban float that takes you through one of the most creative neighborhoods in Asheville. Float through the gorgeous Biltmore Estate on the Historic Biltmore tour on a full-day float that also takes you through the River Arts District. The Tube Trip is very popular, relaxing two-hour float through Asheville. Dogs are welcome into the shop at any time. If they have been in a canoe/kayak before, they are welcome to join you on our river trips. Please mention your dog in your reservation. Tours depart from different locations; inquire as to specific address of your tour. See Details
North Carolina Arboretum The North Carolina Arboretum is a 434-acre natural treasure with 65 acres of cultivated gardens and 10 miles of dog-friendly hiking and biking trails adjacent to the Bent Creek Experimental Forest in Asheville, NC. The trails are rated easy to difficult, and leashed dogs are allowed on all of them. Dogs are not, however, allowed in any of the buildings and some of the gardens. An entry fee does apply to visitors. See Details
Justus Orchard Justus Orchard in Hendersonville, NC, is pet friendly. It's been a great spot for picking apples for over 100 years. The orchard offers you and Fido the chance to meet the owner's dog, too, while you're picking your own fruit on-site. Keep in mind, they operate seasonally; check their website for opening day. See Details
New Belgium Brewery Dogs are welcome to join their owners at the pet-friendly New Belgium Brewing in Asheville, NC. This popular brewery is a pretty spot to take Fido for a cold one. Situated next to the river, Fido can sit beside you on the outdoor patio or around the fire pit. There's no food on site, but you may bring your own or order from one of the visiting food trucks. See Details
Malaprop's Bookstore The region's largest locally-owned independent bookstore, Malaprop's Bookstore in Asheville, NC is dog-friendly. Malaprop's welcomes leashed dogs in the book section of its store; however, they are not allowed in its cafe. Malaprop's Bookstore sells a carefully selected array of books, gifts, and educational items for customers of all ages and backgrounds. See Details
Catawba Falls Trail *Closed thru Spring 2023* Catawba Falls Trail is a pet-friendly trail in Old Fort, NC. This wonderful trail has multiple bridges and a stream crossing that ends at a beautiful waterfall where both you and your dog can play. See Details
Historic Gray Line Asheville Trolley Tours Historic Gray Line Asheville Trolley Tours is a pet-friendly transportation service and attraction in Asheville, NC. Dogs up to 25 lbs are welcome on the tours provided they remain in the owner’s lap. Please note that passengers with pet dogs can only get off at the Omni Grove Park Inn stop (Stop 2) if they are overnight guests at the Inn. See Details
Burntshirt Vineyards Burntshirt Vineyards is a pet-friendly winery in Hendersonville, NC. All of Burntshirt’s wine is made from local, Blue Ridge Appalachian Mountain fruit and the high elevation produces grapes perfect for varietals not typically grown in the United States, like Gruner Veltliner. Your dog is welcome to join you in the tasting room while you taste Merlot, Riesling, Cabernet Franc, Rosé of Cabernet Sauvignon, and more. After discovering a new favorite, order a glass to enjoy on their verandah overlooking the vineyards. Note that dogs are welcome on Burntshirt’s walking trails, gardens, and in the tasting room but not on tours or in the vineyard. See Details
Asheville Outlets Walk around outside with Fido at the pet-friendly Asheville Outlets in Asheville, NC. This open-air lifestyle destination includes nearly 75 stores and eateries, featuring some of the most popular brand names. Asheville Outlets also hosts Asheville’s first Pet Way Station. In a grassy area located near the West Elm entrance, pet owners can take their dogs for a cool drink of water and to enjoy the facilities. Bags and a receptacle are provided, along with their very own “fire hydrant.” Keep in mind that each store will have their own dog-entry policy. See Details
Triple Falls and High Falls Trails Triple Falls and High Falls Trails in Pisgah Forest, NC, is dog friendly. It's a moderately easy, 2.6-mile hike that will take about 1.5 hours to complete with Fido. Although this trail may be short, it will certainly take you past some of the most beautiful areas on the way to the waterfalls. Color is plentiful in spring when the flowers are blooming and fall when the leaves are changing. Please note that dogs must be on a leash and under control of the owner. Hunting allowed by permit on certain days. See Details
Grovewood Village Located adjacent to the Grove Park Inn, Grovewood Village is a wonderland of creativity and history in Asheville, NC. Bring Fido along as you stroll through the pet-friendly sculpture gardens, visit a working artist's studio, learn more about Asheville's early history, explore a collection of rare automobiles, and browse an expansive collection of American craft. Grovewood features arts and crafts from over 500 artists located throughout the United States. Just keep Fido on a leash at all times. See Details
Lookout Brewing Company Lookout Brewing Company is a dog-friendly spot in Black Mountain, NC. Grab a small batch craft brew and a plate of freshly popped popcorn and relax alongside your canine companion, as leashed and quiet dogs are welcome in its tasting room and on its outdoor patio. They even offer water bowls and treats to visiting four-legged friends. Mac's Burgers & Cheesesteaks is on site most evenings throughout the week. See Details
Archetype Brewing Company Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome at Archetype Brewing Company in Asheville, NC. The large, open area hosts regular live music, events, and activities in the pet-friendly outside space. The 10-barrel brewhouse produces a range of delicious beers. See Details
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