Dog Friendly Activities in Charlottesville, VA

There are 14 dog friendly activities in Charlottesville. 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 Charlottesville.

Pet Friendly Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
Thomas Jefferson's Monticello Thomas Jefferson's Monticello is a historic, pet-friendly attraction in Charlottesville, VA. For almost 100 years, Monticello has been maintained and kept open to the public by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation. Explore the grounds with your pooch, including Mulberry Row, the main street of the 5,000-acre Monticello plantation. Leashed dogs are welcome, as long as all mess is cleaned up after them. See Details
Pet Friendly Great Outdoor Provision Co.
Great Outdoor Provision Co. Outdoor store that has everything from apparel, camping, hiking, rock climbing, shoes, and paddling. Very dog friendly. Have a decent supply of dog supplies for you and your pup's next trip! See Details
Preddy Creek Trail Park Preddy Creek Trail Park is dog-friendly. There are ten miles of trails for hiking, running, mountain biking and horseback riding around the area. The rolling trails range from easy to moderate, so most hikers and their canine companion will find a trail that suits. The main loop is 3.5 miles of sustainable trail built by Charlottesville Area Mountain Bike Club. The park can be accessed from 7am until dark throughout the year. See Details
Blenheim Vineyards Blenheim Vineyards is pet-friendly. Bring your leashed pooch to this winery with great views and ample outdoor seating on the patio and lawn for people and their dogs. While you enjoy a selection of Charlottesville's finest wine, your pooch can rehydrate with a bowl of water. If Fido is caught short, use the waste station provided. Blenheim Vineyards is open Thursday through Sunday from 11:00am to 5:30pm. See Details
Trump Winery Situated on 1,300 acres along the Monticello Wine Trail in Charlottesville, VA, the Tasting Room at Trump Winery has a dog-friendly, relaxing and inviting atmosphere. Enjoy the breathtaking view of nearly 200 acres of vines, lush countryside, and large ponds while savoring the award-winning white, red, and sparkling wines. The outdoor terraces and lawn welcome leashed dogs and are the perfect setting to experience Virginia wine country with Fido. They also offer a regionally inspired menu of artisanal cheeses, gourmet pizzas, and rustic sandwiches. See Details
Thatch Winery Thatch Winery, formerly First Colony Winery, is a dog-friendly vineyard that welcomes leashed dogs inside the tasting room. They are open every day of the week from 11 am to 6pm. See Details
Chris Greene Lake Park A wonderful dog park for dogs and people alike! Chris Greene Lake Park has a 1 acre fenced in area for dogs to run off-leash, with a roped water access for dogs to swim. Located near the Charlottesville airport.

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Crabtree Falls Crabtree Falls is the highest vertical-drop cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi River and is located in Nelson County, Virginia, just six miles off the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway near milepost 27. Crabtree Falls features a series of five major cascades and a number of smaller ones that fall a total distance of 1,200 feet. The first overlook is just a few hundred feet from the upper parking lot along a gentle, paved trail, making it an excellent stopover for travelers of all ages and abilities. The more adventuresome hiker may continue along the 2 and 1/2 mile Crabtree Falls Trail to four other overlooks offering spectacular views of the Crabtree Creek Falls and the Tye River Valley. Crabtree Falls can be reached from the Blue Ridge Parkway by travelling to milepost 27. Exit onto VA 56 going east and follow the signs to Crabtree Falls (about 6.3 miles). It is open from dawn to dusk daily. Well-behaved dogs are permitted off-leash on the trail. All other dogs should be leashed. See Details
Azalea Dog Park Your pet will go wild for some off-leash exercise in the fenced dog run at Charlottesville's lovely Azalea Park. See Details
Vitae Spirits Distillery Downtown Vitae Spirits is a Charlottesville craft distillery that produces cane-based spirits from molasses to glass with a focus on authenticity and innovation. Well-behaved and non-disruptive dogs are welcome to join you at the downtown location for a tasting or a cocktail. They also regularly host SPCA adoption days, where adoptable dogs are brought in to visit with guests and meet a potential family. See Details
Vitae Spirits Distillery Vitae Spirits is a Charlottesville craft distillery that produces cane-based spirits from molasses to glass with a focus on authenticity and innovation. Well-behaved and non-disruptive dogs are welcome to join you to tour the distillery in action, and treats are available upon request. Tours are intended to be both enlightening and fun and typically last 45 minutes to an hour. Tours should be reserved online and include three half-ounce tastings of spirits for $12 per person. The distillery also regularly hosts SPCA adoption days, where adoptable dogs are brought in to visit and meet a potential family. See Details
Darden Towe Dog Park Your pet will love to play at this fenced, 1-acre, off-leash dog park, which includes a doggie water fountain, picnic table, and a friendly crowd. See Details
Learn Craft Distilling with Professor 'Learn Craft Distilling with Professor' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Ian. Learn about the distilling of alcohol from an expert. Dogs are welcome in the tasting room and outdoors during the experience. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 21 and up. Rates start at $14 per person. See Details
Rivanna Trail Off Leash Area at Riverview Park Your pet is welcome to join you off-leash on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays on the designated portions of the Rivanna Trail. Be careful as the area is not fenced. See Details
Barboursville Vineyards and Historic Ruins Barboursville Vineyards and Historic Ruins in Barboursville, VA, is pet-friendly. They welcome dogs to join their owners on the trails around the ruins. The 18th Century estate is a breathtaking climax to a beautiful and historic country drive. The winery's Tuscan Tasting Room, their hospitality center, is open every day of the year except Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. See Details
Glass House Winery Glass House Winery is a boutique, dog-friendly winery in Free Union, VA. Founded in 2006, the vineyard features carefully grown and cultivated grapes that produce a range of artisan wines. They also make their own handcrafted chocolates. Visitors are welcome to bring outside food or a picnic to enjoy. A variety of cheeses, meats, crackers, tapenades, etc. are also for sale in the tasting room. See Details
Montifalco Vineyard Montifalco Vineyard is a dog-friendly boutique winery in Ruckersville, VA. Well behaved pups are welcome on a leash and Fido can sit with you at a table with an umbrella adjacent to the vineyard. Charcuterie boards are available for purchase and you are welcome to bring your own food. See Details
James River Brewery James River Brewery is pet-friendly. Located in a 19th century brick tobacco warehouse in small-town, this popular brewery is a great place to bring your pooch. They serve a variety of beers, including ales, stouts, pumpkin, lagers and blonde beers. Dogs are welcome inside the taproom. James River Brewery is open Monday through Thursday from 2pm to 9pm, Friday from 2pm to 10pm, Saturday from 12pm to 10pm, and Sunday from 12pm to 8pm. See Details
Keswick Winery Keswick Vineyards & Winery is a family owned and operated winery located just east of Charlottesville, VA. Leashed pets are welcome everywhere on grounds and there is a fenced-in dog park for off leash play. They also host weekly Yappy Hours events to benefit local animal rescue groups where adoptable animals are brought out to the winery to meet new families and a portion of the proceeds from wine sales are donated to the visiting rescue group. See Details
Cunningham Creek Winery Cunningham Creek Winery is pet-friendly. This Virginia winery is home to a dog park for your pooch to stretch his legs while you sample some delicious wine. They are open Thursday from 2pm to 6pm, Saturday from 1pm to 8pm and Sunday from 1pm to 6pm. See Details
Albemarle CiderWorks Albemarle CiderWorks is pet-friendly. The tasting room is situated among the rolling hills of Albemarle County, just South of Charlottesville, Virginia. It's a comfortable place to experience a cider tasting, relax over a glass of cider, enjoy an a la carte picnic from local food offerings or of your own, listen to live music, or host an event. Leashed dogs are allowed outside on the patio but not in the tasting room. They are open January through August on Wednesday through Sunday from 11am to 5pm and the rest of the year, every day of the week from 11am to 5pm. See Details
Pleasant Grove This beautiful county park has it all -- 900 acres of off-leash trails through fields, as well as a fenced dog park for pets with a tendency to run off. See Details
Plow and Hearth Catalog Outlet store. Pets welcome!!! See Details
Shenandoah National Park Shenandoah National Park offers 500 miles of trails, all but 20 of which are dog-friendly. Travel along the Skyline Drive National Scenic Byway from Front Royal to Waynesboro, stop at one of the 75 scenic overlooks, and enjoy the abundance of nature at this paradise in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. See Details