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 Rolling Thunder River Company
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
Pet Friendly Almond Boat & RV Park Boat Rental
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
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
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
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
Gatlinburg SkyLift Park Gatlinburg SkyLift Park is a pet-friendly attraction in Tennessee. 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. See Details
Gatlinburg Trail The Gatlinburg Trail is one of only two pet-friendly trails in the Great Smoky Mountains in Gatlinburg, TN. 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 Company Sugarlands Distilling Company in Gatlinburg, TN, 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. 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 in Gatlinburg, TN, 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. Please call or check the website for current hours of operation. See Details
Smoky Mountain River Rat Tubing Looking for the best dog-friendly tubing in Townsend, Tennessee? Smoky Mountain River Rat offers river tubing on the Beautiful Little River, and Outpost A is pet-friendly! Bring Fido and make sure no family member misses out on this river adventure. Dogs float for just $5. Dog owners are also encouraged to rent a tether if they want a separate tube for their pooch. Dogs over 60 lbs are discouraged due to tube popping. 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
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
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 pet-friendly 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
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
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 in Gatlinburg, TN, 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
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
The Soft Shirt Place by Simplistic Geek The Soft Shirt Place by Simplistic Geek is pet-friendly. They offer a unique selection of super soft t-shirts and apparel for the person that likes to stand out from the crowd. Leashed dogs are welcome inside to help you sniff out the coolest garments on offer. They are open Monday through Friday from 11:30am to 6:00pm, Saturday from 11:30am to 9:00pm and Sunday from 11:30am to 6:00pm. See Details
Franklin Dog Park Franklin Dog Park is a great place to bring your pooch to play off-leash in Franklin, NC. Featuring two fenced areas for large and small dogs, there's space for all sizes of pups to play. Take a walk around the trail that surrounds the fenced space with your leashed pooch after a game of fetch in the park. Public restrooms are also available, as well as dog waste stations to pick up after your pet. Franklin Dog Park is open every day of the week from 7am to 10pm. See Details
Byrd's Famous Cookies Byrd's Famous Cookies is a dog-friendly gourmet food and snack shop in Gatlinburg, TN. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you as you browse their selection of cookies, biscuits, crackers, and gift tins. Be sure to try the Scotch Oatmeal cookies, because they helped to get the business off the ground in 1924. 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
Wayah Bald Tower Wayah Bald Tower is a great pet-friendly hike that leads to awesome view points of four different states. Along the way, you and your pooch will see the Wilson Lick Ranger Station, built in 1913. Continue another 3 miles to Wayah Bald which provides a beautiful view of Franklin. The final paved road leads to the fire tower and overlook. Leashed dogs are welcome. 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