Dog Friendly Activities in Canton, NC

There are 5 dog friendly activities in Canton, and 99 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 Canton.

Pet Friendly Graveyard Fields Trail
Graveyard Fields Trail Graveyard Fields Trail is a moderately easy, 3.4 mile hike in the Pisgah National Forest that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. This trail was named for the devastating fires in 1925 and 1942, but still offers plenty of beauty. The well-marked trails will bring you by two waterfalls, a river, blueberry bushes, and still offers cool temperatures in the summer. Please note that dogs must be on a 6-foot leash on National Park Service property. See Details
Pet Friendly Sam Knob Summit and Flat Laurel Creek Trail
Sam Knob Summit and Flat Laurel Creek Trail Sam Knob Summit and Flat Laurel Creek Trail is a moderately easy, 3.6 mile hike that will take about 2.5 hours to complete with Fido. These two trails combine for a nice loops hike that leads you out to a picturesque lookout. The trail itself is gorgeous with wildflowers and berries to enjoy in spring, and colorful leaves in the fall. Please note that dogs must be on a leash between April 1 and August 15, but must be under voice control at all times. See Details
Mount Pisgah and Buck Spring Lodge Trails Mount Pisgah and Buck Spring Lodge Trails is a difficult, 2.4 mile hike on the Blue Ridge Parkway that will take about 1.5 hours to complete with Fido. This trail involves a lot of climbing, so be sure you and your dog are in shape before heading out. The views from the summit of Mount Pisgah, one of the highest peaks in the Blue Ridge range, are spectacular. Dogs must be on a 6-foot leash or shorter. See Details
Fryingpan Mountain Trail Fryingpan Mountain Trail is a moderately easy, 4 mile hike on the Blue Ridge Parkway that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. If you are taking advantage of the beautiful Mount Pisgah Campground, than you will want to add this trail to your plans as well. It is good to know that the parkway can be closed to motor traffic during the winter due to weather. Please note that dogs must be on a leash on Blue Ridge Parkway property, but not on the U.S. Forest Service roads. See Details
Black Balsam Knob About 35 miles from Asheville, at milepost 420 on the Blue Ridge Parkway is the turn-off for Black Balsam Knob Rd. Drive the mile or two to the end of the road (where there is a parking area with pit toilets) to start on any number of trails. From here you can access the Sam Knob Summit and Flat Laurel Creek Trail as well as the Art Loeb, Ivestor Gap and Mountain to Sea Trail, just to name a few. The trail network is extensive and beautiful. Camping is abundant. Some trails have creeks and streams for Fido to get a drink and others are high and dry, so plan accordingly. Bringing along a trail map of the area is highly encouraged. See Details
Biltmore Estate The Biltmore Estate is pet friendly! Dogs are allowed to explore the extensive grounds and roam through the more than 250 acres of landscaped gardens. Fido is also welcome to join the humans at several restaurants with outdoor seating in Antler Hill Village. Open daily throughout the year. Hours vary by season and rates vary by month; visit website or call for specific information. See Details
French Broad River Dog Park One of Asheville's most beautiful parks, the French Broad River Park meanders alongside the tranquil French Broad River, and features a vast area of open green space with old trees, a wildflower garden, a paved trail, a gazebo, picnic tables and grills, an observation deck, and a small playground. The Dog Park features a large fenced-in area made for exercising and socializing your pooch! It is a one acre lot with wood chips, fresh water, and dog waste bags. No separate areas for small and large dogs. There is a great trail system, picnic facilities, and wonderful access to the river for doggy swimming as well! See Details
North Carolina Arboretum The North Carolina Arboretum is a 434-acre natural treasure with 65 acres of cultivated gardens and 10 miles of hiking and biking trails adjacent to the Bent Creek Experimental Forest. The Arboretum offers a variety trails rated as Easy, Easy to Moderate, Moderate, and Moderate to Difficult, and dogs are allowed on all of them with you. Dogs are not, however, allowed in any of the buildings and some of the gardens. Parking fee is $16 per vehicle. See Details
Carolina Mountain Trail Carolina Mountain Trail is an easy, 2.4-mile hike in the North Carolina Arboretum that will take about one hour to complete with Fido. This gentle trail is perfect for those looking for a nice stroll through the woods with their pup. It starts behind the education center. Dogs are not allowed inside the center. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Historic Gray Line Asheville Trolley Tours Dogs up to 25 lbs are welcome for no additional fee on Historic Gray Line Trolley Tours. Dogs must have up to date vaccinations and tags. See Details
Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar Whether you are a bibliophile, oenophile, or cynophile, you’ll appreciate Battery Park Book Exchange’s vast selection of books and wines in Downtown Asheville’s Grove Arcade. Browse their 22,000 new and used books for sale with your dog in tow. History buffs will love perusing all of the regional and Civil War history books, which is Battery Park’s specialty. If you’re not into history, there are thousands of novels and other fiction titles to choose from. After purchasing your new favorite, head to the Champagne bar and order a glass of wine, a pint of beer, or an espresso to imbibe while sitting on one of the comfy couches or chairs. Pair your drink with a cheese and sausage plate, smoked trout dip, or dessert to nibble on while you read. Don’t worry, Fido won’t feel left out. Dogs eat and drink for free at Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar! This is a must-visit spot, whether you spend an hour or the afternoon sipping, shopping and reading with your pet. See Details
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Sierra Nevada in Mills River is dog-friendly! Dogs are welcome on the Back Porch and in certain areas of Upper Park, but not inside any of the buildings. Your dog can join you as you sample some of the craft beers and delicious appetizers outside in the gorgeously designed gardens. There are fire pits, corn hole games, and occasional live music. Stop by the Gift Shop on your way out to pick up Sierra Nevada dog treats, dog collars with beer openers attached, or a squeaky Pale Ale dog toy for your pup. See Details
Stunning Waterfall Hike & Photoshoot 'Stunning Waterfall Hike & Photoshoot' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Kristin. The experience lasts 3.5 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 5 and up. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Babies are welcome in backpacks. Age limit restriction is a suggestion due to the length of the trail. If you child can handle 3 miles...No problem! Rates start at $69/person. See Details
Mast General Store Leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans in this quintessential general store. See Details
Mills River Dog Park Recently built dog park, smaller area for 25 lb dogs and a larger area for larger, 25 lb and over dogs. Nice grass area, area with gravel and a small sidewalk area. Fresh water is available, along with several benches. See Details
River Arts District Head to the River Arts District with Fido and he can help you sniff out treasures in a variety of studios, galleries, businesses, restaurants, and more. The River Arts District is a bustling creative community of sculptors, painters, glass artists, fabric artists, ceramic artists, print-makers, potters, woodworkers, jewelry-makers, and other artisans. Many of the studios and galleries welcome dogs to join their humans as they pop in for a visit and to browse the artist's work. Come by on the second Saturday of the month and enjoy exhibitions and many open studios. Studio hours vary, so make a treasure hunt of it and visit with a mind open for possibilities. Just keep Fido on a leash at all times and make sure to get permission from the artist or store owner before bringing your pup inside. See Details
French Broad Outfitters French Broad Outfitters offers three float trips for you to enjoy with your friends, family members, and Fido. The River Arts District trip is a six-mile urban float that takes you through one of the most creative neighborhoods in Asheville. Float through the gorgeous Biltmore Estate on the Historic Biltmore tour on a full-day float that also takes you through the River Arts District. The Tube Trip is very popular, relaxing two-hour float through Asheville. Dogs are welcome into the shop at any time. If they have been in a canoe/kayak before, they are welcome to join you on our river trips. Please mention your dog in your reservation. Tours depart from different locations; inquire as to specific address of your tour. See Details
Walking Discovery of Downtown 'Walking Discovery of Downtown' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Mike. You and your pup will take a guided walking tour of the city and visit sites such as Grove Arcade, The Basiliica of St. Lawrence, various Art Deco buildings, see street shows, French Broad Chocolate Lounge and more. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 10 and up. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Rates start at $40 per person. See Details
Pine Tree Loop Trail The Pine Tree Loop Trail at Bent Creek Experimental Forest is an easy, 2 mile hike that will take about 1 hour to complete with Fido. This popular trail is wide enough to let bikers easily pass and offers plenty of stream crossings for your dog to splash in. Come during the week, or the off season, to avoid the larger crowds. Please note that dogs must be on a leash, except during fall hunting season; Hunt, Horseback riding, Mountain biking. See Details
River Art District PhotoShoot Tour 'River Art District PhotoShoot Tour' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Kristin. Create some lasting memories with your pooch as your host guides you around some of Asheville's best artist studios, galleries, breweries and an outdoor graffiti art park, snapping photos of you along the way. You will receive high resolution professional portraits by email within 72 hours. Special tour requests and private tours accommodated. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests of all ages. Rates start at $63 per person. See Details
Waynesville Pepsi Dog Park Pets love to exercise and make friends at this fenced dog park, which includes a separate small dog area. There is no water available on-site, so remember to being some with you to quench Fido's thirst. See Details
Tip-Based Asheville Walking Tour 'Tip-Based Asheville Walking Tour' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Jordan. You and Fido will take a guided walking tour through the city learning about its history, architecture and local legends. See sites such as Basilica of St Lawrence, Grove Park Arcade, the Block, the YMI, Woolworth Walk's old-timey soda fountain, Wall St's catwalk, South Slope breweries and more. Your guide will also provide you with insider tips of the area including best places to eat, drink and things to do. The experience lasts 2.5 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 13 and up. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Rates start at $1 per person. See Details
Asheville Outlets Real Brands. Unreal Savings. Save up to 70 percent off on America's most desired brands at Asheville Outlets, an open-air, pet friendly lifestyle destination developed by New England Development. Located at the intersection of I-40 & I-26 at Brevard Road, this open-air lifestyle destination includes nearly 75 stores and eateries, featuring some of the most popular brand names. Asheville Outlets also hosts Asheville’s first Pet Way Station. In a grassy area located near the West Elm entrance, pet owners can take their dogs for a cool drink of water and to enjoy the facilities. Bags and a receptacle are provided, along with their very own “fire hydrant.” See Details
Haunted Asheville Haunted Asheville, Asheville's original and oldest ghost tour company, welcomes well-behaved, leashed pets on their Classic Tour and Vampire and Occult Tour. On the Classic Tour, you will walk through downtown Asheville and visit some of the area's most haunted spots. Your guide will tell you the history, legends, and lore surrounding these places as you learn about ghost hunting. On the Vampire and Occult Tour, you will hear about conspiracies surrounding the Freemasons, learn why the neighboring county was named Transylvania County, learn more about the local vampire scene and the tribal rites in Pritchard Park, and more, all while exploring Asheville by night. Both tours end with a visit to the Mystery Museum in the basement of the Masonic Temple. Dogs cannot go inside any of the buildings, so someone in your party will need to stay outside with your pup. See Details