Dog Friendly Activities in Burnsville, NC

There’s 1 dog friendly activity in Burnsville, and 19 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 Burnsville.

Pet Friendly Roaring Fork Falls
Roaring Fork Falls Leashed dogs are welcome to join you for a hike at Roaring Fork Falls in Burnsville, NC. This 1.4-mile out-and-back trail in the Pisgah National Forest is a popular area for birding, hiking and running. The terrain is mostly flat and offers wonderful views of the waterfall. This trail is open year-round, and there is a small parking area at the trailhead. See Details
Pet Friendly Pisgah National Forest
Pisgah National Forest Pisgah National Forest is pet-friendly. Dogs are allowed on all hiking trails in Pisgah National Forest if they follow the leash law. Known as a land of mile-high peaks, cascading waterfalls, and heavily forested slopes. The forest huge, spanning half a million acres in total. The trails that weave around the area go through hardwood forests and alongside waterfalls. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess left behind to preserve the cleanliness of the area. See Details
Emerald Village Bring Fido to roam through Emerald Village, a group of gem, mining, and historical attractions nestled deep within the Blue Ridge Mountains. Leashed and well-behaved dogs are welcome everywhere in Emerald Village, including the North Carolina Mining Museum and the historic Bon Ami Mine. Take a tour deep underground, pan for gold, and explore the Discovery Mill Building. Admission varies between activities, and Emerald Village is open seasonally. Dog owners can check out Emerald Village's website for more information on dates, rates, tours, and times. See Details
Craggy Pinnacle Trail Craggy Pinnacle Trail is a moderately easy, 1.4 mile hike on the Blue Ridge Parkway that will take about 1 hour to complete with Fido. Although the Catawba rhododendron blooms in mid to late June are a must see, this trail is great throughout the season for its views of Craggy Pinnacle. Winter conditions can cause the access road to close, so call the parkway's phone number for automated conditions before heading out. Please note that dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
Mount Mitchell State Park Nestled in the Black Mountains, Mount Mitchell State Park provides nearly 2,000 acres of tranquility and natural beauty for you to enjoy with Fido by your side. At an elevation of 6,684, Mount Mitchell rises above the surrounding landscape and, as the highest point east of the Mississippi, provides stunning, one-of-a-kind views of the Blue Ridge Mountains from the summit. You and your pup can enjoy a picnic before setting off on a short stroll or a more extensive hike through the forests of Mount Mitchell. Pets must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet at all times and may never be left unattended. They are not permitted in any park buildings, rental boats, swimming beaches, rinsing stations, changing stations, or cabins. See Details
Grovewood Village Located adjacent to the Grove Park Inn, Grovewood Village is a wonderland of creativity and history. Bring Fido along as you stroll through the delightful sculpture gardens, visit a working artist's studio, learn more about Asheville's early history, explore a collection of rare automobiles, and browse an expansive collection of American craft. Grovewood features arts and crafts from over 500 artists located throughout the United States. Just keep Fido on a leash at all times. See Details
Crabtree Falls Loop Trail Crabtree Falls Loop Trail is a moderately difficult, 2.5 mile hike on the Blue Ridge Parkway that will take about 1.5 to 2 hours to complete with Fido. This lovely trail, popular for its waterfall, is best spring through fall since the road to the campground is closed October through May. Day hiking is free, and an honor payment system is in place for tent and RV camping. Please note that dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
High Bluff and Rhododendron Gardens Trails The High Bluff and Rhododendron Gardens Trails are a moderately easy, 3.5 mile hike on Roan Mountain that will take about 1.5 hours to complete with Fido. You will need to visit this trail April through November, since that is when the road to the gardens is open, but the best time is mid to late June when the Catawba rhododendrons are in bloom. Please note that dogs do not need to be on a leash on trails, except in the developed areas, parking lots, and picnic areas; they must be under voice control at all times; small parking fee. See Details
Estes-Winn Antique Car Museum Located adjacent to the Omni Grove Park Inn, Estes-Winn Antique Car Museum is home to several vintage automobiles, an American La France fire truck, and horse-drawn carriages. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome inside the gallery and also inside the car museum. Admission is free to the gallery and museum. See Details
Wagbar Wagbar is an exciting, membership-only hangout for dogs and beer drinkers. The 21+ establishment features a beautiful off-leash dog park with a modern walk up bar. The bar also sells snacks and light refreshments, such as pastries, baked goods, and coffee. Check their website for current schedule of rotating food trucks. Membership to Wagbar is required for your dog(s) only. See Details
Gov. Vance Birthplace Historic Site This pioneer farmstead, tucked in the Reems Creek Valley, features the birthplace of Zebulon Baird Vance. Vance's political career as Civil War officer, North Carolina governor, and U.S. senator is traced at the homestead. Also included is the history of Vance's famous mountain family.

Dogs are welcome on the 7-acre property on a leash. Pets are not allowed inside the historic home or Visitor Center.
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Lamar Alexander Rocky Fork State Park Lamar Alexander Rocky Fork State Park is pet-friendly. This park sprawls over 2,076 acres near Asheville, NC. Leashed pets are welcome to join their owners on the trails in the park, as long as they are well-behaved and all mess is cleaned up after them. Lamar Alexander Rocky Fork State Park is open every day of the week from 11:00am to 4:30pm. See Details
Vintage Kava Vintage Kava is a dog-friendly kava bar and tea lounge in Weaverville, NC. Bartenders will welcome Fido inside with a treat, and community dogs beds are available to ensure your canine companion feels right at home. The comfortable patio space offers you and Fido beautiful mountain views, and four-legged visitors also have access to a large field for outdoor play. See Details
The Historic Orchard at Altapass Bring Fido along for a delightful time picking apples and enjoy country air at the Historic Orchard at Altapass. At the orchard, you will find heirloom apples, a butterfly garden, trails, hay rides, a general store, free music programs, and plenty of history. Just keep Fido on a leash at all times and make sure to clean up after him. See Details
Big Butt Trail Big Butt Trail is a difficult, 6 mile hike in Blue Ridge Parkway headquarters that will take about 4 hours to complete with Fido. Despite what one would think from the name of this trail, this hike is for those people and dogs in fit condition. It has some steep climbs in sections and doesn't have any regular water sources. Spring is the best time to visit, with wildflowers blooming in mid-April, however it is nice anytime from spring to fall. Please note that dogs must be on a leash on Blue Ridge Parkway property, and on U.S. Forest Service land and state game land, between April 1 and August 15. See Details
Rattlesnake Lodge Trail The Rattlesnake Lodge Trail is a moderately difficult, 3.2 mile hike that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. At the end of the trail you can explore the remnants of the Rattlesnake Lodge, which served as a mountain retreat in the early 1900s. Dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
Snowball Trail Snowball Trail is a difficult, 6 mile hike on the Blue Ridge Parkway that will take about 4 hours to complete with Fido. Trek past white pines and wildflowers as you take in the gorgeous mountain views. Please note that dogs must be on a leash on Blue Ridge Parkway property, and under control on U.S. Forest Service and North Carolina Game Lands property. See Details
Old Mitchell Trail Old Mitchell Trail is a difficult, 4.4 mile hike in Mount Mitchell State Park that will take about 3 hours to complete with Fido. Enjoy exploring the eastern United State's tallest peak at 6684 feet. The park itself is all above 6000 feet and offers a campground, picnic area, restaurant, and museum. Please note that dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
Mount Mitchell Trail Mount Mitchell Trail is pet-friendly. Hike up the highest peak east of the Mississippi River on Mount Mitchell Trail at Mount Mitchell State Park. This 12-mile out-and-back trail offers views for miles from the top. The trail is rated difficult and will take all day to complete. Leashed dogs are welcome, as long as they are cleaned up after. See Details
Experience the Pottery Wheel 'Experience the Pottery Wheel' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Kim. Bring your pooch to meet Sammie the studio dog on this fun clay sculpting day. The experience lasts 2.5 hours and can accommodate up to 4 guests ages 10 and up. Rates start at $68 per person. See Details