Dog Friendly Activities in Cherokee, NC

There’s 1 dog friendly activity in Cherokee, and 29 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 Cherokee.

Pet Friendly Oconaluftee River Trail
Oconaluftee River Trail The Oconaluftee River Trail is one of two walking paths on which visitors can walk dogs and bicycle in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This pet-friendly trail is a 1.5 mile one-way. It is relatively flat, but does have a few small hills. The trail runs through the forest along side the Oconaluftee River and offers beautiful views of the river. The Oconaluftee River Trail is frequently used by joggers, walkers, and bicyclists. See Details
Pet Friendly Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park The Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers two trails that are dog-friendly: Gatlinburg Trail (a 1.9 mile hike from the Sugarland Visitor Center to the outskirts of Gatlinburg, TN) and the Oconaluftee River Trail (a 1.5 mile hike from the Oconaluftee Visitor Center to the outskirts of Cherokee, NC). Please note that dogs are not permitted on any other trails within the park. Dogs are allowed in the campgrounds, picnic areas, and along roads, but must be kept on a leash at all times. As with most parks, your pets should be well-behaved and you should always clean up after them. See Details
Top Rated Moonshine/Whiskey Walking Tour 'Top Rated Moonshine/Whiskey Walking Tour' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Michael. During this experience, you and your pooch will have the opportunity to go behind the scenes and see exactly how the moonshine process works. The experience lasts 3.5 hours and can accommodate up to 16 guests ages 21 and up. Rates start at $44 per person. See Details
The Village Shops Located next to the famous Pancake Pantry and Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen, The Village is a collection of 27 unique specialty stores in the heart of Gatlinburg, TN. The wooded outdoor areas around the shops are great for taking Fido for a stroll. Be sure to stop by the Simply Animals store to pick up a toy or treat for your pet. Dogs should remain leashed and under your control at all times while roaming through The Village. See Details
Explore the Smokies - Sights N' Photo Tour 'Explore the Smokies - Sights N' Photo Tour' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Michael. Board a private coach or van with your pooch to be taken on a guided tour of Smoky Mountain National Park. Sit back and relax while you hear stories from your local guides about the mountains and Appalachian life. There will be different stops along the way providing beautiful photo opportunities - and a professional photo of your group is included with each stop. Some stops may include a short, easy walk to see the amazing views. The experience lasts 4 hours and can accommodate up to 20 guests ages 10 and up. Rates start at $47 per person. See Details
Gatlinburg Trail The Gatlinburg Trail is one of only two pet-friendly trails in the Great Smoky Mountains. The trail is nearly two miles long one-way. It is quite flat and runs through a forested area. The trail offers nice views of the Little Pigeon River, and it runs over a bridge as well. Historians will enjoy the foundations and chimneys of several old homesites along the way. See Details
Waterrock Knob Trail Waterrock Knob Trail is a difficult, 1.2 mile hike on the Blue Ridge Parkway that will take about 1 hour to complete with Fido. With the steep elevation on this trail you will want to be sure your dog can climb and maneuver over large rocks. Please note that dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
Sugarlands Distilling Co. Sugarlands Distilling Co. is a dog-friendly industrial moonshine maker. This great spot offers indoor and outdoor tours, tastings, and even live music events for you and Fido to enjoy. As there's no food prepared on the premises, you can bring them inside and out to enjoy the festivities and the numerous spirits available, including moonshine, whiskey, and twists on classics like root beer. Sugarlands Distilling Co. is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 10:30pm and Sunday from 12:00pm to 6:30pm. See Details
Ole Smoky Moonshine Ole Smoky Moonshine is pet-friendly. The distinct smell of cooking and fermenting grains takes over your senses at this true moonshine experience. Here, you’ll see authentic-working moonshine stills and take in the entire process. The eager distillers like to visit with folks. They’ll be glad to answer your questions about the history and lore of moonshining in East Tennessee. After you see, smell and hear about the process, treat yourself to $5 samplings of our homegrown shine. See Details
The Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum Featuring more than 20,000 sets of salt and pepper shakers from around the world, The Salt and Pepper Museum is dog-friendly! Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners as they wander through the unique collection. The Museum has had dogs, cats, parrots, and iguanas visit in the past. The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 4pm and Sunday from 10am to 2pm. Admission is $3 and goes toward any shaker purchase in its gift shop. See Details
Big Bear at Little Tennessee River Greenway Nice dog park with separate areas for big and small dogs. Parking, playground, picnic shelter, and restrooms. Also a nice 4-mile sidewalk along the river to walk the dogs. See Details
Gatlinburg SkyLift Park Gatlinburg SkyLift Park is pet-friendly. Small, leashed dogs are welcome if they can be held on your lap while on the SkyLift chairs. When you get to the top, your leashed dog can join you on the bridge which offers great views across the Tennessee landscape. It is open Sunday through Thursday from 9am to 9pm and Friday to Saturday from 9am to 10pm. See Details
Tennessee Cider Company Tennessee Cider Company is pet-friendly. Gatlinburg’s first true Cidery, located in the heart of downtown, the Old General Store stocks locally made Ciders and wet goods made by great local folks. This cidery is open every day of the week from 10am to 11pm. See Details
Bonediggity Barkery Bonediggity Barkery is pet-friendly. Bring your leashed pooch along to sniff out the snacks at this dog-centric bakery full of delicious treats and eats for four-legged customers. They also sell gifts and apparel for dogs, including leashes, collars and more. They are open every day of the week from 11am to 7pm. See Details
Tennessee Homemade Wines Tennessee Homemade Wines is dog-friendly. Dogs are welcome to join their owners inside for a wine tasting. The wines are homemade right in the middle of Gatlinburg, including peach, blackberry and grape flavors. The cool wooden building that houses this winery is worth checking out even if you're not having a tipple. They are open Monday through Thursday from 10am to 10pm, Friday to Saturday from 10am to 11pm and Sunday from 10am to 9pm. See Details
Bryson City's Island Park Bryson City's Island Park is pet-friendly. You can bring Fido to join you at this popular park, as long as they are on a leash. About a quarter of the 4.5-acre park is open and shaded with picnic tables for Fido's snacks and dog waste stations so you can clean up any mess that your pooch leaves behind. The rest is heavily wooded with roughly a half-mile of dirt trails that circle around the island and through its center. While you're wandering around the park, you might notice the ruins of an old lumber mill and Bryson City’s largest and oldest tree, a tulip poplar with a 20-foot circumference. See Details
Ghosts of Gattlinburg Ghosts of Gattlinburg is a pet-friendly tour in Tennessee. Gatlinburg Ghost Tours takes an unflinching look at the dark points in the city’s history that others would simply ignore. You and your pooch will visit eight different spooky locations around the city. Leashed pups are invited, as long as they don't scare easily. The tour lasts an hour and is about a mile in length. Colonial Ghosts, LLC operates this spooky walking tour. See Details
Nantahala Outdoor Center Dogs are allowed to join their owners at Nantahala Outdoor Center in North Carolina. People and pooches flock from all around the world to check out everything they have to offer at this outdoor center, including tonnes of outdoor activities. Feel free to plod along the hiking trails with your four-legged friend. Generally, guests enjoy hanging out by the river when their furry friends are around. It is shallow enough beside Big Wesser Riverside for pups to get their paws wet and cool off! Nantahala Outdoor Center is open Sunday through Thursday from 10am to 6pm and Friday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm. See Details
Currahee Brewing Company Bring Fido to Currahee Brewing Company to enjoy a European-influenced ale or lager. Leashed dogs are welcome to relax on Currahee's outdoor patio, which borders the water. Dogs are not allowed inside the Brewing Company. Currahee's menu includes year-round brews such as the Frankenstark, Wayah Lager, and the Garand IPA, as well as seasonal and limited release beers. The Franklin location of Currahee has a food truck on site, seven days a week, from open to close. Currahee Brewing Company is open Monday through Thursday from 12:00pm to 9:30pm, Friday and Saturday from 12:00pm to 10:30pm, and Sunday from 12:00pm to 8:00pm. See Details
Almond Boat & RV Park Boat Rental Dogs are welcome to join their owners at Almond Boat & RV Park Boat Rental. You and your pooch can jump on a pontoon together in Bryson City, NC. Located on Fontana Lake, there are 42 miles of trails around the lake, so you and your poochy pawty can drop the anchor and go for a wander in the surrounding forest. See Details
Rolling Thunder River Company Dogs are welcome to join their owners on a couple of the tours that Rolling Thunder River Company has to offer. They serve up two pet-friendly boating adventures, the Nantahala River Trips and the Toccoa River Trips. Depending on what you're looking for, you can take to the waters on a raft or canoe with your pooch. Rolling Thunder River Company is open every day of the week from 9am to 6pm. See Details
Wayah Bald Tower Wayah Bald Tower is a great pet-friendly hike that leads to awesome view points of four different states. Along the way, you and your pooch will see the Wilson Lick Ranger Station, built in 1913. Continue another 3 miles to Wayah Bald which provides a beautiful view of Franklin. The final paved road leads to the fire tower and overlook. Leashed dogs are welcome. See Details
The Soft Shirt Place by Simplistic Geek The Soft Shirt Place by Simplistic Geek is pet-friendly. They offer a unique selection of super soft t-shirts and apparel for the person that likes to stand out from the crowd. Leashed dogs are welcome inside to help you sniff out the coolest garments on offer. They are open Monday through Friday from 11:30am to 6:00pm, Saturday from 11:30am to 9:00pm and Sunday from 11:30am to 6:00pm. See Details
Kitty Hawk Kites Kitty Hawk Kites is a dog-friendly outdoor activity store located in the coastal community of Avon, North Carolina. These dog lovers welcome kite lovers to come and peruse the aisles of their eclectic store full of all things to get you high, in the sky that is. In addition to all the great outdoor goods, they also stock dog treats to keep Fido happy while you're inside. Kitty Hawk Kites is open every day of the week from 9:30am to 8pm. See Details