Dog Friendly Activities in Charlottesville, VA

There are 13 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 Crabtree Falls
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
Pet Friendly Chris Greene Lake Park
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. 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
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
Carter Mountain Orchard Unfortunately, Carter Mountain Orchard is no longer pet-friendly. 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
Trump Winery Situated on 1,300 acres along the Monticello Wine Trail, the Tasting Room at Trump Winery has a relaxing and inviting atmosphere. Enjoy the breathtaking view of nearly 200 acres of vines, lush countryside, and large ponds while savoring Virginia's finest award winning white, red, and sparkling wines. The charming Tasting Room and adjacent outdoor terraces are the perfect setting to experience Virginia wine country. We also offer a regionally inspired menu of artisanal cheeses, gourmet pizzas, and rustic sandwiches. Our current menu is offered daily from 11am -5pm. Tastings are held daily and are $8 per person. Our well educated wine associates guide you through your tasting, explaining our wines and wine making process. Your tasting includes a selection of eight wines, educational expertise and your Trump souvenir wine glass. See Details
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
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
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
Thomas Jefferson's Monticello Thomas Jefferson's Monticello is pet-friendly. 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
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
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
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
Claudius Crozet Park This 1 and 1/2 acre playground for canines is divided into two fenced areas: one for small dogs, up to 25 lbs, and a main enclosure for all dogs. Each area has bag dispensers, trash receptacles, benches, and water spigots. 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
Plow and Hearth Catalog Outlet store. Pets welcome!!! See Details
Barboursville Vineyards and Historic Ruins Barboursville Vineyards and Historic Ruins 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. They are open Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 5:30pm and Sunday from 11:00am to 5:30pm. See Details
Glass House Winery Glass House Winery is pet-friendly. 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. If you're visiting on Sunday, you may be lucky enough to catch one of their local music and art events. Glass House is open Saturday through Monday from 12:00pm to 5:30pm, Thursday from 12:00pm to 5:30pm, and Friday from 12:00pm to 9:00pm. See Details
Horton Vineyards Horton Vineyards is dog-friendly. The area spans 55 acres and utilizes the "open lyre" training system, which promotes ideal ripening, and drip irrigation to moisten the soil. When you visit, you'll discover stunning stone underground cellars, views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and a wonderful vaulted ceiling tasting room. They produce a variety of different wines for you to taste. Horton Vineyards is open every day of the week from 10am to 5pm. 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
Crozet Antiques Crozet Antiques is pet-friendly. This great antiques shop is located in the heart of downtown Crozet. Longtime Crozet residents will remember the charming Women's Club building, now home to a wonderful collection of vintage furnishings, heirloom pieces and uncommon finds. They are open Monday to Tuesday from 11am to 5pm, Thursday through Saturday from 11am to 5pm and Sunday from 12pm to 5pm. 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