Dog Friendly Activities in Chapel Hill, NC

There are 6 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 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 Beer Study
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
Anderson Community Park Dogs love to run and socialize off-leash in the dog park area of Anderson Community Park in Chapel Hill, NC. The dog park is open from dawn to dusk, and all dogs must be at least six months old and current on vaccinations. See Details
Homestead Dog Park Pets are welcome to run and play off-leash in this fenced Homestead dog park, a neighborhood favorite. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 that take you deep into the forest. Dogs are allowed on all trails, but must remain leashed. See Details
Hunter Street Park Hunter Street Park is a 12-acre, dog-friendly recreation area in Apex, NC. Registration is required to use the dog park area of the park. Outside of the dog park, leashed dogs are welcome on the paved walking trail. See Details
Gold Park Dog Park Gold Park Dog Park in Hillsborough, NC, is located within the 24-acre Gold Park. The dog area includes separate fenced areas for large and small dogs to play off leash. 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
Morgan Imports Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners as they shop at Morgan Imports. The dog-friendly store carries furniture, homewares, bath and beauty items, and gifts. Morgan Imports is open Monday - Saturday 10am - 9pm, Sunday noon - 6pm. 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 Holly springs, great for dogs! There is water and beach spots to get into the creek as well as up hill natural stairs for hiking. Canine caddies 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
Bass Lake Park Enjoy a day of outdoor activities at Bass Lake Park, a dog-friendly recreational area in Holly Springs, NC. Bass Lake Park offers opportunities for biking, hiking, fishing, boating and picnicking. You and Fido can stroll along the mulched walking trail and observe the plethora of native plant life and wildlife. Dogs must be leashed at the park. See Details
Red Moose Brewing Company Red Moose Brewing Company is a dog-friendly brewery located in the historic steam district of downtown Pittsboro, NC. Fido is welcome to join you at an outdoor table. They serve both year round and seasonal brews, as well as a selection of wines and non-alcoholic beverages. See Details
Hi-Wire Brewing Durham Hi-Wire Brewing Durham in Durham, NC is pet-friendly. Dogs are welcome to join their owners inside the taproom or outside on the large, covered patio. Choose between 20 unique taps of Hi-Wire beer, including flagships like Mountain Water, Pink Lemonade and lo-pitch. Visitors are welcome to bring outside food with them. 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' long, and are not permitted on swim beaches or inside buildings. Please visit Jordan Lake State Recreation Area's website for updated fees on vehicles. 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
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
Paws4ever's Dog Park and Nature Trail Pets will love playing off-leash at this 3-acre fenced dog park with plenty of shade, located in Mebane, NC. Owners must purchase a dog park membership from Paws4ever's Dog Park and Nature Trail's website, which goes back to support Paws4ever's mission of rescuing and caring for homeless cats and dogs. Dog park members also get access to the nature trails located on either side of the dog park (leashes are required). See Details