Dog Friendly Activities in Chapel Hill, NC

There are 9 dog friendly activities in Chapel Hill. 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 Chapel Hill.

Pet Friendly Dog Park at Southern Community Park
Dog Park at Southern Community Park The dog park at Southern Community Park in Chapel Hill, NC, is a great place to bring Fido to play! Here, dogs can romp and socialize off-leash within a 2-acre fenced-in area. This recreation space is split into separate zones for small and large dogs. Note that parking along Dogwood Acres Drive is not permitted. See Details
Pet Friendly Beer Study
Beer Study Bring Fido to Beer Study, a dog-friendly bottle shop in Chapel Hill, NC. This eclectic store features draft beer, ciders, wine and non-alcoholic beverages, plus retro video games. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome at both indoor and outdoor tables. See Details
Gizmo Brew Works - Chapel Hill Taproom & Bottle Shop Gizmo Brew Works - Chapel Hill Taproom & Bottle Shop is pet-friendly. Located in Chapel Hill, NC, Gizmo Brew Works Craft Brewery and Taproom offers entertainment, live music, food trucks, beer specials, and most importantly, craft beer by Gizmo Brew Works. Children and dogs are to remain at your tables and under supervision at all times. Gizmo Brew Works is open Monday through Thursday from 4pm to 9pm and Friday through Sunday from 3pm to 9pm. See Details
Dog Park at Anderson Community Park Pups love running and socializing off-leash in the dog park at Anderson Community Park in Chapel Hill, NC. This recreation area requires dogs to be at least six months of age and up to date on all vaccinations. Fido can join you in the community park if he remains leashed when not in the designated dog park space. See Details
Dog Park at Homestead Park Bring Fido to roam, socialize, and play off-leash at the dog park in Homestead Park in Chapell Hills, NC! This recreation area is a 2-acre fenced-in space with a double gate. There are two separate sections for dogs to play, one for small and one for medium/large dogs. See Details
Libba Cotten Bikeway The Libba Cotten 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 Chapel Hill! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Libba Cotten 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 See Details
Homestead Park Homestead Park is a dog-friendly recreation area where pups are welcome to join their owners. This Chapel Hills, NC, park features many amenities for parkgoers, including a dog park, athletic fields, picnic areas, hiking trails, playgrounds and more. Ensure Fido remains leashed unless in the designated dog park. See Details
Anderson Community Park Anderson Community Park is a pet-friendly recreation area in Chapel Hills, NC. Leashed dogs can join their owners here for some outdoor time together. This 55-acre park features a dog park, tennis and basketball courts, baseball and softball fields, a fishing pond, a walking trail and much more. See Details
Southern Community Park Chapel Hill, NC, is home to the pet-friendly Southern Community Park. Leashed dogs can tag along with their owners when visiting this recreation area. Visitors can utilize the dog park, athletic fields, sports courts, picnic shelters, walking trails and picnic shelters. Ensure Fido is leashed when visiting unless in the designated off-leash space. See Details
Harris Lake County Park Fido is welcome to join you at Harris Lake County Park, a 680-acre park located in Holly Springs, NC. There are hiking trails, picnic areas, restrooms and picnic shelters. Dogs are welcome as long as they are restrained by a leash no longer than 6 feet. Please clean up after your pets! See Details
Eno River State Park With nearly 28 miles of trails, Eno River State Park in Durham, NC, provides hours of fun and adventure for you and Fido! Choose from pet-friendly trails that follow the Eno River or paths that take you deep into the forest. Dogs are allowed on all routes but must remain on a leash no longer than 6'. See Details
Bass Pro Shops The dog-friendly Bass Pro Shops is located in the Harrison Square Shopping Mall in Cary, NC. Leashed, well-behaved pups are welcome to join their owners while they shop for sporting goods and outdoor gear at this chain store. See Details
Dog Park at Sugg Farm With an acre to run and play, the off-leash Dog Park at Sugg Farm in Holly Springs, NC, is a great spot for your pups to exercise and socialize. There are separate areas for large and small dogs. There is no fee to use the dog park and it's open daily. See Details
Jordan Lake State Recreation Area Jordan Lake State Recreation Area in Apex, NC, offers 14 miles of dog-friendly trails, over 1,000 campsites, fishing, and boat launches at every access point. Fido must be kept on a leash no longer than 6' and is not permitted on swim beaches or inside buildings. Please visit their website for updated fees on vehicles. See Details
Dog Park at Hunter Street Park Fido can play off-leash with his furry friends in the dog park at Hunter Street Park in Apex, NC. This recreation area for pups requires registration to be completed before visiting. Outside of the dog park, leashed dogs are welcome on the paved walking trail. See Details
Occoneechee Mountain Trail Occoneechee Mountain Trail is a moderately easy, pet-friendly two-mile hike that will take about 1 hour to complete with Fido. This small natural area in Hillsborough, NC, is within easy distance of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill. Please note that dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
Dog Park at Gold Park The dog park at Gold Park in Hillsborough, NC, is a great place to bring Fido to play off-leash with his furry friends. This recreation space includes separate fenced areas for large and small dogs to socialize. In addition to the dog area, the park also includes a multi-purpose field, playground equipment, picnic structures, and a little less than half a mile of Riverwalk. See Details
Swift Creek Bluffs Nature Preserve Swift Creek Bluffs Nature Preserve is pet friendly. Hop on these awesome trails that weave through the woods in Raleigh, NC, which are great for dogs. There are water and beach spots to get into the creek and uphill natural stairs for hiking. Canine companions will enjoy the section that pops out into the Lochmere golf course. See Details
Cotton House Craft Brewers Cotton House Craft Brewers Tap House is a dog friendly, unique and historical landmark positioned in the heart of Downtown Cary. BringFido along and experience an environment that highlights the historical importance of town, supports local artisans, and will give you a one-of-a-kind experience in the heart of Downtown Cary. Settle into a rocking chair on the front porch, enjoy one of the spacious back decks, or choose from a variety of cozy seating options inside! They offer beer, cider, and a selection of red and white wines. They also host food trucks Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Cotton House Craft Brewers is open Monday - Thursday from 2pm to 9pm, Friday and Saturday 12pm to 11pm, and Sunday from 12pm to 8pm. See Details
Lake Michael Park Lake Michael Park is pet-friendly. Leashed dogs are welcome on the trails that wind around this beautiful fishing lake in Mebane. If you're bringing the whole pack, reserve one of the shelters and enjoy a cookout at the grills provided. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess left behind. Lake Michael Park is open every day of the week from dawn until dusk. See Details
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