Dog Friendly Activities in Blowing Rock, NC

There are 5 dog friendly activities in Blowing Rock, and 23 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 Blowing Rock.

Pet Friendly Price Lake Loop Trail
Price Lake Loop Trail Price Lake Loop Trail is an easy, 2.3 mile hike at Price Lake Campground that will take about 1.5 hours to complete with Fido. This trail will take you around the pristine Price Lake located on the Blue Ridge Parkway. From May through October you can camp in one of the 180 sites in this scenic park. Enjoy the picnic area, fishing, and non-motorized boating. Please note that dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. There is also a campground fee to camp overnight. See Details
Pet Friendly The Blowing Rock
The Blowing Rock 1/4 mile loop of breathtaking views which was easy to walk. They said we love dogs especially if you scoop. They loved our very big lab. Make sure you're dog is on a short leash because there are cliffs. If you don't like heights take 321 instead of 221 to get there. See Details
Doc's Rocks Gem Mine Pets are family too :) We are a local family operated tourist location in Blowing Rock and even the four- legged family members are welcome. We are very pet friendly and love to see people out with their dogs. We have a gift shop and a large outside area for our guest. Just down the parking lot is a paved walking trail by the stream so if Fido gets a little bored there is a nice area to walk. See Details
Mystery Hill Amazing visitors since 1948 - A natural gravitational anomaly and a series of optical illusions offer something for all ages to enjoy. Over 50,000 Arrowheads on display, Visit the 1903 home of the founders of Appalachian State University, Old Time Photos, Gem Mining, Giant soap bubbles, pet friendly rental cabins onsite (see Riverside Log Cabins) See Details
Tweetsie Railroad Tweetsie Railroad is pet-friendly. The Miner's Mountain Theater plays two shows, Hopper & Porter and the Cloggers. It’s an open air venue and dogs are welcome. Tweetsie also plays host to the awesome K-9s In Flight Frisbee Demo. Pets are not permitted on trains, buses, or rides, in the Deer Park Zoo, in areas where food is served, or on the Chair Lift. Tweetsie is open every day of the week from 9am to 6pm. See Details
Watauga Dog Park Pets will love to play off-leash at this fenced dog park with separate small dog area. Passes available at Watauga Human Society (call 828-264-7865) with proof of vaccinations and license. See Details
Beech Mountain Bark Park The Beech Mountain Bark Park is a fenced, off-leash dog park where well-behaved dogs can exercise in a clean, safe environment without endangering or annoying people, property or wildlife. This park is a beautiful, well-maintained space open to all dog lovers and friends who are willing to uphold the park's rules and restrictions. The park was built and is maintained as a community project, designed to satisfy the needs of dog-owners and non-dog owners alike. Dog Park Features: Two play areas (large/small dog),Ample, level parking area,56' tall split rail fence & wire mesh, Safety zone entry gate, Natural landscaping, Gravel covered pathway and links to greenway trail, Dog watering stations, Fully equipped waste stations, Tables and benches and a Picnic Shelter. See Details
Grandfather Mountain Grandfather Mountain is pet-friendly. Whether you prefer a more leisurely stroll along one of the many nature trails through gentle forests and meadows or love hiking in the backcountry, you and Fido will find plenty of beauty to savor as you explore the breathtaking wonder of Grandfather Mountain. Pets must be leashed at all times and are not permitted inside any building or in the Animal Habitats area. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. See Details
Tanawha Trail Tanawha Trail is a difficult, 5.4 mile hike on the Blue Ridge Parkway that will take about 3 hours to complete with Fido. You will certainly get a workout on this trail, but you won't mind one bit when you see the views that are in store for you. This trail is best on a sunny, clear day in the fall. Please note that dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet; to protect the fragile plant environment, dogs are not allowed on the section of the Tanawha Trail between Wilson Creek and Rough Ridge. See Details
Dogwood Park Bring your pet for some off-leash fun at this fenced dog park, which includes grass, shade structure, and agility equipment. See Details
Grandfather Vineyard Winery Leashed dogs are welcome inside the tasting room at Grandfather Vineyard Winery, located in Banner Elk, NC. The winery produces several different white and red varietals and sweet wine. Tastings range from $6 for 4 half-ounce pours up to $10 for 8 half-ounce pours of dry wines. Grandfather Vineyard Winery is Monday - Saturday noon - 6pm and Sunday 1pm - 5pm. See Details
Photography Class and Hiking Experience 'Photography Class and Hiking Experience' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Alexa. You and your pooch will take a photo hike on Grandfather Mountain. Your host will teach you about using manual mode, achieving correct exposure in difficult and weird lighting, and overall how to get the most out of your camera beyond shooting in auto. Along the way your host will also photograph you and Fido. The experience lasts 2.5 hours and can accommodate up to 6 guests ages 12 and up. Guests must be familiar hiking or spending time in the outdoors and bring a camera. Rates start at $75 per person. See Details
Mast General Store Leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans in this quintessential general store located in Downtown Boone. Mast General Store is open Monday ­– Saturday 10am ­– 6pm, Sunday 11am ­– 6pm. See Details
Elk Knob State Park Elk Knob State Park offers fantastic views of the summit from one of the highest peaks in North Carolina. There are currently four trails, ranging in difficulty levels, all equally rewarding. Dogs are allowed on all trails, but must remain leashed. Elk Knob also features backcountry camping, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. See Details
Mount Jefferson State Natural Area Mount Jefferson is a great place to have a scenic picnic near the summit with your dog. The state park also has a couple of great hiking trails. The Lost Province Trail is 3/4 mile long and is moderate in difficulty. The Rhododendron Trail is just over one-mile long and is strenuous in difficulty. Dogs are allowed but must remain leashed. See Details
Off the Grid Tiny House Homestead Tour 'Off the grid, tiny house homestead tour' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Rachael. If you are thinking of living off the grid or in a tiny house, this is a great tour to get your journey started. On your two-hour tour, Cameron will explain everything from buying land to building a tiny house. While you're there, tour the main house, Rachael's tiny art studio, Cameron's self-made solar electric vehicle and enjoy local beverages and a cheese tray on the deck which overlooks the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 8 guests of all ages. Leashed dogs are welcome. Rates start at $40/person. See Details
Hiking to a Waterfall with a Boonie 'Hiking to a Waterfall with a Boonie' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Angela. Enjoy a hike right outside of Boone with your pooch. The trail leads to a top secret waterfall and swimming hole. Hike, swim, have a light lunch or snacks and take in the scenery. Dogs are always welcome. The experience lasts 3 hours and can accommodate up to 6 guests ages 18 and up. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Rates start at $60 per person. See Details
Fern Nature Trail Fern Nature Trail is an easy, 1.2 mile hike in New River State Park that will take about 45 minutes to complete with Fido. This is a short little hike that takes you through wooded area and hugs close to the New River. If you are up for a longer adventure you can combine this trail with another in the Mount Jefferson State Park. Please note that dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
Summit and Rhododendron Trails Summit and Rhododendron Trails are a moderately easy, 1.4 mile hike in Mount Jefferson State Natural Area that will take about 1 hour to complete with Fido. Visit this trail in early June and you will be surrounded by the splendor of the wildflowers and Catawba rhododendron blooming. The fall color here is also magnificent. Please note that dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
Otter Falls Trail Otter Falls Trail is pet-friendly. Here, you'll find great walking and biking paths down to a beautiful river and falls. There's also a nice parking lot too, although it does get busy on weekends. Leashed dogs are welcome, as long as they are well-behaved and cleaned up after. See Details
Mast General Store Mast General Store is pet-friendly. This is the original Mast General Store. Located in the small community of Valle Crucis, North Carolina’s first rural historic district, the store is stocked with country gourmet foods, cast iron cookware, speckleware, old-fashioned toys, footwear for all walks of life, hardware, and more. Mast General Store is open Monday through Saturday from 7:00am to 6:30pm and Sunday from 12:00pm to 6:00pm. See Details
Cascade Trail Parking Lot Cascade Trail Parking Lot is pet-friendly. This nature trail leads to a waterfall. The pathway can be found off the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. See Details
Grandfather Mountain Trail Grandfather Mountain Trail is pet-friendly. This trail leads to great views of the mountain that has the appearance of an old man. The route follows the crest of Grandfather Mountain from the Swinging Bridge Parking Area out 2.4 miles to Calloway Peak. Leashed dogs are welcome on the trail, as long as they are cleaned up after. See Details
Mast Store Anex Mast Store Anex is pet-friendly. Just down the road from the flagship store is the Mast Store Annex. Constructed as a competing general store in 1909, these two general stores served a thriving community. Today’s Annex has an eclectic collection of clothing, outdoor gear to hit the trail, and a collection of candy. Mast Store Anex is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 6:30pm and Sunday from 11:00am to 6:00pm. See Details