Dog Friendly Activities in Bellingham, WA

There are 11 dog friendly activities in Bellingham. 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 Bellingham.

Pet Friendly Lake Padden Park
Lake Padden Park Lake Padden Park in Bellingham, WA, is a lovely public park that includes both a fenced off-leash dog run and unfenced areas where off-leash pets are permitted, including one with lake access. See Details
Pet Friendly Paws for a Beer
Paws for a Beer Paws for a Beer is a dog-friendly pub and off-leash dog park in Bellingham, WA. It's the only pet-friendly tavern in town, specializing in free training courses to members, networking with local dog rescue agencies and serving PNW beers, ciders, kombucha and wine to human guests, sorry Fido! The best way to enjoy the establishment is with a membership. The prices vary from $5 for a day to $100 for a year membership. They also offer a discount if you're purchasing a second dog a membership. Paws for a Beer is open weekdays from 3pm to 9pm and weekends from 12pm to 9pm. See Details
Little Squalicum Park Your pet is welcome to join you off-leash on the trails of this park, though keep them away from the creek as it may be polluted. Pets must be leashed on the beach. See Details
Village Books Village Books is dog-friendly! Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome to join you while you shop inside the store. Village Books is open Monday - Saturday 9am - 9pm, Sunday 10am - 7pm. See Details
South Bay Trail The South Bay 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 Bellingham! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the South Bay 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
Railroad Trail The Railroad 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 Bellingham! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Railroad 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
Post Point Dog Park Bring your pet to explore off-leash at this dog park, but be advised the area is not enclosed. See Details
Arroyo Park Get some fresh air with your pooch on the hiking trails of this Bellingham park, where dogs are welcome to join you off-leash. The area is unfenced, so dogs must be carefully supervised. See Details
Bloedel Donovan Beach Bloedel Donovan Beach offers swimming and is located in Bellingham. Be aware that the area is not fenced. See Details
Sehome Hill Arboretum Your dog will love to join your for an off-leash stroll on the unpaved trails of this lovely Aboretum, though be careful as the area is not fenced. Leashes required on all paved trails. See Details
Maritime Heritage Park Leashed dogs are welcome to enjoy the fresh air at this Bellingham park. See Details
Ace of Hearts Rotary Dog Park Ace of Hearts Rotary Dog Park in Anacortes, WA, is a 1.5 acre, fenced, off-leash dog park that features running water, a gazebo, kiddie pools, benches, chuckits and balls. See Details
Skallman Park Off-Leash Dog Park Skallman Park Off-Leash Dog Park is located in Blaine, WA. It is fully fenced, including a smaller, separate fenced area for small or nervous dogs. There are a lot of trees providing a cool place for the dogs on warm days, picnic areas, water and parking.The park is located next to Blaine Public Works department and is managed with the help of Grateful Dogs Off Leash Society. Pet waste bags and a trash container are available at the park. See Details
Tommy Thompson Trail The Tommy Thompson 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 Anacortes! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Tommy Thompson 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
Cascade Trail The Cascade 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 Sedro Woolley! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Cascade 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
Peace Arch Historical State Park Peace Arch Historical State Park on the Canadian border in Blaine, WA is pet-friendly. Dedicated to celebrating peace, the centerpiece is a large white arch that was constructed in 1921 to commemorate the peaceful border between Canada and the U.S. that was a result of the War of 1812. Leashed dogs are welcome on a walk along the pathways through the serene gardens that aim to remind visitors that we should all give peace a chance. See Details
Washington State Ferry Take the dog-friendly Washington State Ferry based in Anacortes for a trip to beautiful San Juan Island. Leashed dogs are welcome aboard. Vehicles are also welcome on this ferry with prior reservations. Plan to be aboard your ferry as a walk-on passenger at least five minutes in advance of the sailing. See Details
Bender Fields Dog Park Bender Family Recreational Park is a ball field complex featuring 21-acres of open space, soccer fields, and lacrosse fields, 35-acres of softball, and youth baseball fields. There is a one-acre, fully fenced, off-leash dog park in the complex as well. See Details
North Cascades National Park Experience the sight of mountains topped with over three hundred glaciers. Pets must be on a leash of six or less feet at all times. They are permitted near Ross Lake and Lake Chelan recreation areas and on the Pacific Crest Trail. See Details
Birch Bay State Park Bring your pet along as you enjoy this lovely beach park near the Canadian border. They're welcome on-leash everywhere but designated swimming beaches. See Details
Hovander Homestead Park Hovander Homestead Park preserves the rich history of pioneer farming and offers recreational opportunities for all ages in every season. The park encompasses nearly 350 acres, including over a mile of river frontage. The park offers both leash and off-leash trails.

Accessible sidewalks provide access to the historic Hovander House, playground, restroom, Group Picnic Shelter, and the Hovander River Trail.
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