Dog Friendly Activities in Chapel Hill, NC

There are 5 dog friendly activities in Chapel Hill, and 46 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 Chapel Hill.

Pet Friendly Chapel Hill's Southern Dog Park
Chapel Hill's Southern Dog Park Chapel Hill's Southern Dog Park is a large fenced park with trees and benches. Smaller dogs can play amongst themselves in their own area. Please note: parking along Dogwood Acres Drive is not permitted. See Details
Pet Friendly Homestead Dog Park
Homestead Dog Park Pets are welcome to run and play off-leash in this fenced Homestead dog park, a neighborhood favorite. 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 TrailLink.com. See Details
Beer Study Bring Fido to Beer Study, a bottle shop featuring in-store drafts and indoor and outdoor seating. Leashed dogs are welcome to tag along with their human as they sip and study at one of its six outdoor tables. Pets are also welcome inside the store, which sells a wide range of unique beer. The Chapel Hill location of Beer Study is open seven days a week, from noon until midnight. 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
Sal's Branch Trail Sal's Branch Trail is an easy, 2.75 mile hike that will take about 1.5 hours to complete with Fido. This park is a nice retreat for city dwellers to run, fish, picnic, boat, bike, and hike. Bikes are not allowed on this trail, so you will have plenty of room to stay by your pup. Please note that dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
Durham Dog Park This fenced, off-leash dog park has separate areas for large and small dogs, waste dispensers, and benches. Dogs must be registered with Department of Parks & Rec for an annual fee. See Details
Cary Dog Park Your dog will love to run free in this safe, fenced, 1-acre dog park. Includes a separate area for smaller pets and electronic gate. Passes required. See Details
Northgate Dog Park This fenced off-leash dog park is a great place to take your pet for some exercise. Includes separate small dog area, benches, and water spigots. Dog park tag required. See Details
Piney Wood Dog Park Spacious park with separate fenced areas for large and small dogs, and a third section for Frisbee catch. See Details
Bass Pro Shops Dogs are welcome to join their owners while they shop for sporting goods and outdoor gear at Cary's Bass Pro Shops. Dogs should be leashed and well-behaved. See Details
Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve Bring your pet with you on-leash for a hike through this beautiful nature preserve with miles fo scenic trails and great views. See Details
Sal's Branch Trail - William B. Umstead State Park Sal's Branch Trail is about 2.7 miles long and located near Raleigh, North Carolina. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes 1 hour or less. The Sal's Branch Trailhead is located directly behind the visitor center on the highway 70 entrance to William B. Umstead Park. There is a very pretty lake (man-made) about halfway through the hike. Difficulty: Moderate•Length: 2.7 miles / 4.3 km•Duration: 1-3 hours•Family Friendly • Dog Friendly See Details
Apex Community Park Your pet will find plenty to explore at this extensive community park with woodlands, lake, playgrounds, walking trails and more. See Details
Fred G. Bond Metro Park This beautiful 310-acre park is an oasis in the midst of the city that includes trails, a lake, and a boathouse. Pets are very welcome and even have their own drinking fountain. The park is open 7:30 AM to sunset daily. See Details
Apex Nature Park Dog Park Features 2 acre park, fenced and lighted Pet waste stations Separate sections for small dogs and for large dogs Shade gazebos and benches Water fountains Wood chips for ground cover See Details
American Tobacco Trail (Durham County) The American Tobacco Trail (Durham County) 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 Durham! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the American Tobacco Trail (Durham County). 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
Buckquarter Creek Trail Buckquarter Creek Trail is an easy, 1.5 mile hike in Eno River State Park that will take about 1 hour to complete with Fido. This park is wonderful throughout the year with its options for camping, picnicking, canoeing, and fishing. However, the best time of year to visit is fall, because it offers opportunities to escape other parks that allow hunting and to take in the beautiful colors of the changing leaves. Please note that dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
Master of Thrift - Career Wear 'Master of Thrift - Career Wear' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Allison. Fido is welcome to tag along with you, just be sure to contact the host prior to booking so that accommodations can be made. Get guidelines and strategies on how to eyeball clothing racks for the best career essentials and visit your host's favorite high-quality thrift shops.Your host will also help you in determining which items will work best and those that fit you best. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 3 guests ages 18 and up. Guests must be ambulatory; shopping demands stamina and mobility. Guests should also keep in mind how they will transport the goods. Rates start at $59 per person. See Details
Inspiration Trail Inspiration Trail is an easy 0.6 mile hike in William B. Umstead State Park office that will take about 20 minutes to complete with Fido. This lovely little trail is great if you are in a hurry or if your pup doesn't do well on longer hikes. You won't have to worry about bicycles or horses, since this trail is limited to foot traffic. Please note that dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
Jordan Lake State Recreation Area Jordan Lake State Recreation Area offers 14 miles of trails, over one-thousand campsites, fishing, and boat-launches at every access point. Dogs must remain on leashes that are no longer than 6 feet. Please visit Jordan Lake State Recreation Area's website for updated fees on vehicles. See Details
Company Mill Trail Company Mill Loop is a moderately easy, 5.8 mile hike in William B. Umstead State Park that will take about 3 hours to complete with Fido. This hike starts at the same trailhead as the Inspiration Trail, but offers a longer more scenic adventure. Enjoy the serenity of the horse and bike free trail as you wind through its woods and cross over the refreshing creeks. Please note that dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
APS Dog Park Pets will love playing off-leash at this fenced dog park which includes benches and trees. Owners must attend orientation class and annual fee required. See Details
Eno River State Park With nearly 28 miles of trails, Eno River State Park provides hours of fun and adventure. Choose from trails that follow the Eno River or that take you deep into the forest. Dogs are allowed on all trails, but must remain leashed. See Details