Dog Friendly Activities in Arden, NC

There are 4 dog friendly activities in Arden, and 175 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 B. B. Barns - The Garden Company
B. B. Barns - The Garden Company B.B. Barns is not only a landscaping company. It is also one of the premier garden and gift centers in the Southeast. Located on seven gorgeous acres just south of Asheville, B.B. Barns offers landscape design and 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
Pet Friendly Lakeview Putt & Play
Lakeview Putt & Play Dogs are welcome to join in the fun at Lakeview Putt and Play for 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. Lakeview is open Sunday through Thursday from 10am to 9pm and Friday to Saturday from 10am to 10pm. See Details
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
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 Hickory Nut Gorge, just 25 miles from Asheville, 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
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
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
French Broad Outfitters Dog-friendly French Broad Outfitters offers three float trips for you to enjoy with your friends, family members, and Fido. 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 hiking and biking trails adjacent to the Bent Creek Experimental Forest. The Arboretum offers a variety trails rated as Easy, Easy to Moderate, Moderate, and Moderate to Difficult, and dogs are allowed on all of them with you. Dogs are not, however, allowed in any of the buildings and some of the gardens. Parking fee is $16 per vehicle. See Details
Justus Orchard Justus Orchard has been a great spot for picking apples for over one hundred years. This pet-friendly orchard offers you and Fido the chance to meet the owners dog, Izzy, while you're picking your own fruit on-site. Justus Orchard is open every day of the week during picking season from 8:30am to 6:00pm. See Details
New Belgium Brewery Dogs are welcome to join their owners at New Belgium Brewing Company in Asheville, NC. The second location of this popular beer manufacturer is a pretty spot to take Fido for a cold one. Situated next to the river, Fido is welcome to join you on the outdoor patio and around the firepit. The popular beers you can try in the tap room include Voodoo Ranger, Fat Tire, and Citradelic. New Belgium is open Monday through Saturday from 11:00am to 8:00pm and Sunday from 11:30am to 8:00pm. See Details
Catawba Falls Trail Please note that the Catawba Falls Trail will be closed from May 2, 2022, until the spring of 2023 for major improvements.

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.
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Malaprop's Bookstore The region's largest locally-owned independent bookstore, Malaprop's Bookstore is dog-friendly. Located in Asheville, NC, 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
Triple Falls and High Falls Trails Triple Falls and High Falls Trails is 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
Lookout Brewing Company Lookout Brewing Company is dog-friendly! Grab a small batch craft brew and a tub 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. Lookout Brewing Company even offers water bowls and treats to visiting four-legged friends. Lookout Brewing Company is open Monday through Friday from 2pm to 9pm, Saturday from 12pm to 10pm, and Sunday from 12pm to 7pm. See Details
Ginger's Revenge Ginger's Revenge is a dog-friendly craft brewery and taproom serving locals and visitors to Asheville, NC. Fido is welcome to accompany you beside an outdoor table which is the perfect place to hang out while enjoying a variety of delicious ginger beers. The team at Ginger's Revenge is dedicated to producing exciting and creative craft beverages from sustainably sourced ingredients. All of the ginger beers are made with 95% organic ingredients. Leashed, well-behaved dogs can join you inside the brewery as well as the outdoor seating space. See Details
Southern Appalachian Brewery Southern Appalachian Brewery is pet-friendly. You and Fido are welcome to sit inside the tasting room or outside on the patio. Enjoy a delicious brew, a soft pretzel and check the food truck and live music calendar! See Details
Whistle Hop Brewing Company Whistle Hop Brewing Company is a dog-friendly, train themed destination brewery and playground for all ages in the beautiful mountain setting of Fairview, NC. Drink outside the box with flavorfully hand-crafted ales and lagers. Their taproom and outdoor grounds are family and pet friendly.. They also offer a full wine, cider, craft soda and snack selection. See Details
Grandad's Apples One of the best ways to enjoy Asheville’s crisp fall weather with your furry friend is to spend the day walking through the orchard at Grandad’s Apples. Whether you choose to pick your own apples from the orchard or select your favorite variety of pre-picked apples, your dog is welcome to join in on the fun. Other pooch-friendly activities include a pumpkin patch, painted farm backdrops for fun photos, and a 5-acre corn maze that offers a challenge for the whole family. Kids will love riding the Cow Train Ride and petting the Barnyard Corral of animals. Be sure to stop by the country store and bakery before you leave to sample and purchase items to take home including local honey, apple ice cream, apple cider, and even apple cider doughnuts. From August through November, the orchard and store are open daily from 9am to 5pm. See Details
Mast General Store Discover a broad selection of goods at Mast General Store, a dog-friendly retailer in Asheville, NC. Fido is welcome inside as long as they remain leashed. This quintessential store sells a variety of food and candy, apparel, outdoor gear, gifts, decorative pieces and seasonal items. See Details
Burntshirt Vineyards Take a short drive to Hendersonville from Asheville with your pup in tow for a wine tasting at Burntshirt Vineyards. 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, a red wine blend called Altitude 3400, and two Chardonnays. 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. The tasting room is open daily and the fee of $7 - $10 includes a sampling of several wines and a souvenir glass. See Details
Mills River Dog Park Recently built dog park, smaller area for 25 lb dogs and a larger area for larger, 25 lb and over dogs. Nice grass area, area with gravel and a small sidewalk area. Fresh water is available, along with several benches. See Details
Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards Saint Paul Mountain Vineyard in Hensersonville, NC is dog friendly! The first commercial vineyard in Henderson County, Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards is a family owned winery located on acreage that has been farmed by their family for more than nine generations. Dogs are welcome in the tasting room with both indoor and outdoor seating with spectacular views of the vines. Be sure to try the hard apple cider named after the vineyard dog, Wallace. SPMV frequently has live music and food trucks, too! 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 outside space. The 10-barrel brewhouse produces a range of delicious beers. Additionally, for the peckish pups who visit, there are small, locally pre-made snacks available in the taproom, and several other food options nearby that guests are welcome to bring inside. See Details