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 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 and trails with your leashed pup, including Mulberry Row, the main street of the 5,000-acre Monticello plantation. See Details
Pet Friendly Vitae Spirits Distillery Downtown
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
Chris Greene Lake Dog Park Fido can play securely at the fenced Chris Greene Lake Dog Park in Charlottesville, VA. The park offers roped water access for your furry friend to swim. The off-leash facility is welcome to dogs of all sizes. See Details
Great Outdoor Provision Co. Great Outdoor Provision Co. is a pet-friendly store in Charlottesville, VA, within Barracks Road Shopping Center. Your leashed pup is welcome to join you inside as you browse their selection. They offer everything from dog supplies, apparel, camping, hiking, paddling and more. See Details
Preddy Creek Park Preddy Creek Park is a pet-friendly recreational spot in Charlottesville, VA. Fido is welcome to explore the 571-acre park with you but must remain on a leash. There are over 16 miles of trails for hiking that are also heavily used by mountain bikers or horseback riding. 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
Jefferson Vineyards Jefferson Vineyards is a pet-friendly winery in Charlottesville, VA. They welcome leashed pups on the grounds, but not in any interior area. Come spend a day hanging on their deck with your canine friend and a glass of wine, or take a walk through the grapevines. Don't leave without tasting their flagship white wine, Viognier, as well as their Petit Manseng, Riesling, Vin de Pomme and Tannat. See Details
Rockfish Brewing Company Fido is welcome both inside the tasting room and on the patio outside Rockfish Brewing Company, a dog-friendly brewery in Charlottesville, VA. You can sample from their varied selection of craft brews. They also offer a light snack menu. See Details
Dog Park at Azalea Park Fido can play securely at the fenced dog park at Azalea Park in Charlottesville, VA. The park has a double-gated entry with separate areas for small and large dogs. Amenities include water, benches and a waste station. See Details
Darden Towe Dog Park Fido can play securely at the fenced Darden Towe Dog Park in Charlottesville, VA. This off-leash facility is 1 acre and welcomes dogs of all sizes. The dog park is located past the picnic shelter at the top of the parking lot. 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
Meadow Run Grist Mill General Store Meadow Run Grist Mill General Store is a pet-friendly store in historic Charlottesville, VA. Bring Fido with you while you shop local food items, wines, beer, hard ciders, Virginia-made soaps & lotions, home decor, apparel, jewelry, and so much more. You can even bring your leashed pup along while you check out the fully functioning Mill Room and take a self-guided walking tour of the colonial grounds and surrounding buildings. See Details
Rivanna Trail Off Leash Area at Riverview Park Rivanna Trail Off Leash Area at Riverview Park in Charlottesville, VA, is pet friendly. The 2.3-mile ADA-compliant path allows dogs to be off-leash on designated portions of the trail within the park on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. A waste station is available near the kiosk for easy clean-up after your pup. See Details
Barboursville Vineyards Barboursville Vineyards is a pet-friendly establishment in Virginia. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you at an outdoor table overlooking an expansive slope of Cabernet Franc and the Blue Ridge beyond. You can enjoy a selection of wine to pair with a charcuterie board. See Details
Glass House Winery Glass House Winery is a boutique, dog-friendly winery in Free Union, VA. Fido is welcome on their grounds and in the conservatory during your visit. They feature carefully grown and cultivated grapes that produce a range of artisan wines. They also make handcrafted chocolates to pair with your drink. See Details
James River Brewery Check out the pet-friendly James River Brewery in Scottsville, VA. Located in a 19th century brick tobacco warehouse, 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. 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
Horton Vineyards Horton Vineyards is a dog-friendly establishment in Gordonsville, VA. Fido is welcome to join you indoors or at an outdoor table overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains. They serve a variety of wines ranging from fruit, dessert, rosé, red and white. See Details
Plow & Hearth Country Store Plow & Hearth Country Store is a pet-friendly shop in Rochelle, VA. Fido is welcome to join you inside to browse their selection as long as he remains on a leash. They strive to inspire their customers to create spaces by selling fireplaces, rugs, furniture, garden supplies and more. See Details
Keswick Winery Keswick Vineyards & Winery is a pet-friendly establishment in Keswick, VA. Leashed pets are welcome on the grounds, and there is a fenced-in dog park for off-leash play. They offer a wide range of red, white and rosé to enjoy. The outdoor patio is heated during the colder months. See Details