Dog Friendly Activities in Bryson City, NC

There are 6 dog friendly activities in Bryson City. 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 Bryson City.

Pet Friendly Nantahala Bikeway
Nantahala Bikeway The Nantahala Bikeway 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 Bryson City! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Nantahala Bikeway. 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
Pet Friendly Bryson City's Island Park
Bryson City's Island Park Bryson City's Island Park is pet-friendly. You can bring Fido to join you at this popular park, as long as they are on a leash. About a quarter of the 4.5-acre park is open and shaded with picnic tables for Fido's snacks and dog waste stations so you can clean up any mess that your pooch leaves behind. The rest is heavily wooded with roughly a half-mile of dirt trails that circle around the island and through its center. While you're wandering around the park, you might notice the ruins of an old lumber mill and Bryson City’s largest and oldest tree, a tulip poplar with a 20-foot circumference. See Details
Nantahala Outdoor Center Dogs are allowed to join their owners at Nantahala Outdoor Center in North Carolina. People and pooches flock from all around the world to check out everything they have to offer at this outdoor center, including tonnes of outdoor activities. Feel free to plod along the hiking trails with your four-legged friend. Generally, guests enjoy hanging out by the river when their furry friends are around. It is shallow enough beside Big Wesser Riverside for pups to get their paws wet and cool off! Nantahala Outdoor Center is open Sunday through Thursday from 10am to 6pm and Friday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm. See Details
Almond Boat & RV Park Boat Rental Dogs are welcome to join their owners at Almond Boat & RV Park Boat Rental. You and your pooch can jump on a pontoon together in Bryson City, NC. Located on Fontana Lake, there are 42 miles of trails around the lake, so you and your poochy pawty can drop the anchor and go for a wander in the surrounding forest. See Details
Rolling Thunder River Company Dogs are welcome to join their owners on a couple of the tours that Rolling Thunder River Company has to offer. They serve up two pet-friendly boating adventures, the Nantahala River Trips and the Toccoa River Trips. Depending on what you're looking for, you can take to the waters on a raft or canoe with your pooch. Rolling Thunder River Company is open every day of the week from 9am to 6pm. See Details
Nantahala River Ferebee Memorial Picnic Area Nantahala River Ferebee Memorial Picnic Area is a pet-friendly picnic place located about 2.75 miles downriver from the Nantahala River Launch site. Ferebee Memorial offers picnic area with tables and charcoal grills, and serves as another launch and take out area. Leashed dogs are welcome, as long as they are cleaned up after. See Details
Great Smoky Mountains National Park The Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers two trails that are dog-friendly: Gatlinburg Trail (a 1.9 mile hike from the Sugarland Visitor Center to the outskirts of Gatlinburg, TN) and the Oconaluftee River Trail (a 1.5 mile hike from the Oconaluftee Visitor Center to the outskirts of Cherokee, NC). Please note that dogs are not permitted on any other trails within the park. Dogs are allowed in the campgrounds, picnic areas, and along roads, but must be kept on a leash at all times. As with most parks, your pets should be well-behaved and you should always clean up after them. See Details
Top Rated Moonshine/Whiskey Walking Tour 'Top Rated Moonshine/Whiskey Walking Tour' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Michael. During this experience, you and your pooch will have the opportunity to go behind the scenes and see exactly how the moonshine process works. The experience lasts 3.5 hours and can accommodate up to 16 guests ages 21 and up. Rates start at $44 per person. See Details
The Village Shops Located next to the famous Pancake Pantry and Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen, The Village is a collection of 27 unique specialty stores in the heart of Gatlinburg, TN. The wooded outdoor areas around the shops are great for taking Fido for a stroll. Be sure to stop by the Simply Animals store to pick up a toy or treat for your pet. Dogs should remain leashed and under your control at all times while roaming through The Village. See Details
Explore the Smokies - Sights N' Photo Tour 'Explore the Smokies - Sights N' Photo Tour' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Michael. Board a private coach or van with your pooch to be taken on a guided tour of Smoky Mountain National Park. Sit back and relax while you hear stories from your local guides about the mountains and Appalachian life. There will be different stops along the way providing beautiful photo opportunities - and a professional photo of your group is included with each stop. Some stops may include a short, easy walk to see the amazing views. The experience lasts 4 hours and can accommodate up to 20 guests ages 10 and up. Rates start at $47 per person. See Details
Smoky Mountain River Rat Tubing Looking for the dog-friendly best tubing in Townsend Tennessee? You've just found it. Smoky Mountain River Rat offers river tubing and kayaking on the Beautiful Little River. River Rat is pet friendly, so go ahead and bring the family dog and make sure no family member misses out on this River adventure. Rentals are $17.99 for an all day pass. Dogs float for free. Dog owners are encouraged to rent a tether for $5 if they want a separate tube for their pooch. Dogs over 60 lbs are discouraged due to tube popping. See Details
Gatlinburg Trail The Gatlinburg Trail is one of only two pet-friendly trails in the Great Smoky Mountains. The trail is nearly two miles long one-way. It is quite flat and runs through a forested area. The trail offers nice views of the Little Pigeon River, and it runs over a bridge as well. Historians will enjoy the foundations and chimneys of several old homesites along the way. See Details
Sugarlands Distilling Co. Sugarlands Distilling Co. is a dog-friendly industrial moonshine maker. This great spot offers indoor and outdoor tours, tastings, and even live music events for you and Fido to enjoy. As there's no food prepared on the premises, you can bring them inside and out to enjoy the festivities and the numerous spirits available, including moonshine, whiskey, and twists on classics like root beer. Sugarlands Distilling Co. is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 10:30pm and Sunday from 12:00pm to 6:30pm. See Details
Rufus Morgan Falls Trail Rufus Morgan Falls Trail is a moderately easy, 1 mile hike in Nantahala National Forest that will take about 40 minutes to complete with Fido. This little out of the way trail is a lovely spot that has soft ground and several water sources for Fido. Please note that dogs must be on a leash between April 1 and August 15, but must be under control at all times. See Details
Ole Smoky Moonshine Ole Smoky Moonshine is pet-friendly. The distinct smell of cooking and fermenting grains takes over your senses at this true moonshine experience. Here, you’ll see authentic-working moonshine stills and take in the entire process. The eager distillers like to visit with folks. They’ll be glad to answer your questions about the history and lore of moonshining in East Tennessee. After you see, smell and hear about the process, treat yourself to $5 samplings of our homegrown shine. See Details
The Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum Featuring more than 20,000 sets of salt and pepper shakers from around the world, The Salt and Pepper Museum is dog-friendly! Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners as they wander through the unique collection. The Museum has had dogs, cats, parrots, and iguanas visit in the past. The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 4pm and Sunday from 10am to 2pm. Admission is $3 and goes toward any shaker purchase in its gift shop. See Details
Big Bear at Little Tennessee River Greenway Nice dog park with separate areas for big and small dogs. Parking, playground, picnic shelter, and restrooms. Also a nice 4-mile sidewalk along the river to walk the dogs. See Details
Oconaluftee River Trail The Oconaluftee River Trail is one of two walking paths on which visitors can walk dogs and bicycle in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This pet-friendly trail is a 1.5 mile one-way. It is relatively flat, but does have a few small hills. The trail runs through the forest along side the Oconaluftee River and offers beautiful views of the river. The Oconaluftee River Trail is frequently used by joggers, walkers, and bicyclists. See Details
Gatlinburg SkyLift Park Gatlinburg SkyLift Park is pet-friendly. Small, leashed dogs are welcome if they can be held on your lap while on the SkyLift chairs. When you get to the top, your leashed dog can join you on the bridge which offers great views across the Tennessee landscape. It is open Sunday through Thursday from 9am to 9pm and Friday to Saturday from 9am to 10pm. See Details
Nantahala National Forest Nantahala National Forest is pet-friendly. This North Carolina national forest translates to Land of the Noonday Son in Cherokee. Located near the hip city of Asheville, the forest is full of trails that lead along babbling streams through tall trees. Dogs must be leashed within the forest and all mess should be cleaned up after them to preserve the cleanliness of the area. See Details
Tennessee Cider Company Tennessee Cider Company is pet-friendly. Gatlinburg’s first true Cidery, located in the heart of downtown, the Old General Store stocks locally made Ciders and wet goods made by great local folks. This cidery is open every day of the week from 10am to 11pm. See Details
Tennessee Homemade Wines Tennessee Homemade Wines is dog-friendly. Dogs are welcome to join their owners inside for a wine tasting. The wines are homemade right in the middle of Gatlinburg, including peach, blackberry and grape flavors. The cool wooden building that houses this winery is worth checking out even if you're not having a tipple. They are open Monday through Thursday from 10am to 10pm, Friday to Saturday from 10am to 11pm and Sunday from 10am to 9pm. See Details
Bonediggity Barkery Bonediggity Barkery is pet-friendly. Bring your leashed pooch along to sniff out the snacks at this dog-centric bakery full of delicious treats and eats for four-legged customers. They also sell gifts and apparel for dogs, including leashes, collars and more. They are open every day of the week from 11am to 7pm. See Details
Ghosts of Gattlinburg Ghosts of Gattlinburg is a pet-friendly tour in Tennessee. Gatlinburg Ghost Tours takes an unflinching look at the dark points in the city’s history that others would simply ignore. You and your pooch will visit eight different spooky locations around the city. Leashed pups are invited, as long as they don't scare easily. The tour lasts an hour and is about a mile in length. Colonial Ghosts, LLC operates this spooky walking tour. See Details