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Dog Friendly Activities in Chester, PA

There’s 1 dog friendly activity in Chester, and 145 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 Chester.

Pet Friendly Chester Country Furnishings
Chester Country Furnishings Shop for country furnishings and accessories in this historic town that's very friendly to dogs. See Details
Pet Friendly Wilmington Brew Works
Wilmington Brew Works Wilmington Brew Works is a dog-friendly brewery housed in a former laboratory in Wilmington, DE. Fido is welcome to join you under the large pergola of the front patio, or a second patio replete with native plants. There is something for everyone, including beer, cider, and slushies. Snack on cheese spreads, hummus, crackers, popcorn, kettle chips, or pretzels. See Details
Cira Green Dog-friendly Cira Green is an elevated park in West Philadelphia’s University City District offering outdoor lounge space, entertainment, food, and events. They also have a designated fenced-in dog run for dogs to relieve themselves. Fido must be kept on a 6' or shorter leash and is not allowed on the grass, except for inside the dog run area. The park is open year-round. See Details
Bellevue State Park Dogs are welcome at Bellevue State Park, an area steeped in rich history that overlooks the Delaware River. Although Fido won't be able to enter the historic buildings located in the park, you can enjoy the fitness track that circles a catch-and-release fishing pond stocked with bass, catfish, and sunfish. Alternatively, you can hike around one of the trails and check out the blossoming gardens. Bellevue State Park is open 8am until 4pm every day of the week from April through October and Monday through Friday from December through February. See Details
West Mill Creek Park West Mill Creek Park in Narbeth, PA, is a beautiful. small and shady park that welcomes dogs off leash. There is a creek running along one side where dogs and people swim and play. Please note that it is not securely fenced off from the road. See Details
Natural Lands Stroud Preserve Natural Lands Stroud Preserve is a dog-friendly area in West Chester, PA, that consists of 571 acres of culturally and ecologically important land in Chester County. This rolling mosaic of once-pastured grasslands, working farmlands, and woodlands now serves as wildlife habitat and a unique site for research by the Stroud Water Research Center, one of the premier stream research labs in North America. The Stroud Preserve boasts more than nine miles of hiking trails. Dogs are welcome but must be on-leash at all times and owners must pick up after them. Open from dawn until dusk. See Details
Wissahickon Valley Park (Forbidden Drive) The Wissahickon Valley Park (Forbidden Drive) is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Philadelphia! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Wissahickon Valley Park (Forbidden Drive). 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
Philadelphia's Magic Gardens Philadelphia's Magic Gardens (PMG) is a visionary art environment, gallery, and community arts center that preserves, interprets, and provides access to Isaiah Zagar's unique mosaic art environment and his public murals. The Magic Gardens site, Zagar's largest artwork, includes a fully-tiled indoor space and a massive outdoor mosaic sculpture garden that spans half a block on Philadelphia's famous South Street. Inside, visitors can view folk art statues, bicycle wheels, colorful glass bottles, Zagar's hand-made tiles, and thousands of glittering mirrors. The installation pays tribute to Zagar's artistic influences, along with community and personal experiences. See Details
Independence National Historical Park Independence National Historical Park is dog-friendly in its outdoor areas! While pets are not allowed inside of the buildings on Park grounds, they can take part in outdoor activities such as "Walk in Oney's Footsteps" at the President's House Site, and "Pose Like 'The Signer'" at Signers Garden. Dogs must be on a leash no longer than six feet during the entirety of their visit to Independence National Historical Park. The Park operates daily from 9am to 5pm, though hours for certain facilities vary throughout the year. Most of the grounds are open twenty-four hours a day to pedestrians. Admission is free. See Details
Schuylkill River Dog Park This dog park, located along the Schuylkill River, has separate areas for small and large dogs as well as biodegradable poop bags. See Details
Rockford Park Rockford Park is a popular pet-friendly place to bring Fido in Wilmington. The main attraction at this park is Rockford Tower, a 100-year-old water tower. The tower is set among rolling hills, wooded areas, and vistas that are ideal for wandering with your pooch. The best part for dog owners about Rockford Park is that there's an off-leash dog area as well. The park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
Orianna Hill Dog Park This membership-based, fenced, neighborhood dog park attracts a crowd of loyal regulars to take wonderful care of the place. See website for membership requirements. See Details
Newlin Grist Mill Dogs are welcome on-leash in this historic park, which includes a 1704 water-powered mill, lovely wooded trails, and other historic sights. See Details
Ridley Creek State Park Pennsylvania State Parks welcome pets in designated areas. Pets are permitted in day-use areas, on designated sites in campgrounds, in designated cabins, camping cottages, and yurts, and all areas not otherwise closed to pets. Pets are prohibited in swimming areas, inside buildings, in non-pet overnight areas, or in any area designated as an area closed to pets. Because uncontrolled pets may chase wildlife or frighten visitors, pets must be physically controlled and attended at all times and on a leash, caged, or crated. See Details
John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge Pets are welcome at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge. John Heinz is America's first urban refuge and was established to preserve the Tinicum Marsh and to promote environmental education. The Refuge features more than ten miles of trails. Dogs must be cleaned up after and leashed at all times during their visit. John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge is open year-round from sunrise to sunset, free of charge. See Details
Pet Friendly Dog Bakery Pet Friendly Dog Bakery in Philadelphia welcomes dogs inside to choose a delicious treat. They offer organic treats for Fido, coffee and beverages for their humans, and a beautifully bright, airy space to spend quality time together. Whether you’re in the backyard dog park or lounging indoors, you’re sure to have a good time. See Details
Wissahickon Valley Park The Wissahickon Valley Park is dog-friendly! Wissahickon features more than fifty miles of rugged hiking trails winding through dense forests, open meadows, and shaded creeks. Fido can explore the entirety of the Park on a leash no longer than six feet. Wissahickon Valley Park is open from 6am to 11pm, daily. See Details
Fort Mott State Park Dogs are welcome to join their owners at Fort Mott State Park in Pennsville, New Jersey. The fort was constructed in 1896 in readiness for the Spanish-American War. You and Fido can learn about the area together on the interactive trails, while looking out over the Delaware River. Dogs are welcome throughout the park on a leash, as long as all mess is cleaned up after them. The park is open every day of the week from 8am to 4pm. See Details
Elmwood Park Zoo Elmwood Park Zoo is pet-friendly. Located in Norristown, this zoo is one of the first in the country to allow dogs to regularly attend to meet the rest of the animal kingdom. Pups are welcome on Dog Days, Wednesdays and Fridays; and Yappy Hours, Thursday evenings. If you come along to Yappy Hour, there are food and drink specials to enjoy while you visit. Elmwood Park Zoo is open Wednesday through Friday from 10am to 3pm and Saturday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm. See Details
Reynold's Dog Park at Schuylkill Canal Park This lovely dog park is a great place to bring your pet to play off-leash. The large, clean, grassy area is fully fenced with a separate section for small dogs. See Details
Pawlings Farm Pawlings Farm is a neat little trail area that is part of the Valley Forge National Historic Park in Pennsylvania. With many different trails spanning through the area, Valley Forge is a great place to walk with Fido. In Particular, the Pawlings Farm trails border parallel to the Schuykill River Trail (which also is in the National Park in this instance) and can lead to several other trailheads. Crowds may vary by time of year and day, but personal experience has shown that it is generally a light load, making it an ideal walking area for pups that don't like large crowds. There's plenty of woods, so bring some bug spray for both you and your furry buddy. Be careful, as there are some instances of Poison Ivy a few feet from the trails, as the park rangers only maintain the areas immediately affecting the trails themselves and are not responsible for anything happening outside of designated walking trails. The trail heads from Pawling's Farm often have deer in the area, as well as many other sorts of forest wildlife. If your dog tends to chase the wildlife, keep them on a leash to keep from a wild pup chase. See Details
Roonie's Canine Corner at Robert Lambert Park Roonie's Canine Corner at Robert Lambert Park is a fenced park that requires dogs to be licensed and current on vaccinations. See Details
Philadelphia Salvage Philadelphia Salvage is an architectural salvage shop. They allow dogs, have water and treats for them, and often will take pictures and post photos of visiting dogs on Facebook as the "Salvage Mascot for the Day". See Details
Free and Friendly Tours This Philly based company will take you and Fido on a tour through the historic and modern features of Philadelphia. Fido can join you on the Colonial Cheesesteak Tour! They are also welcome on the Billy Penn Tour, but pet owners may have to wait outside a few places as we visit inside the Wanamaker Building and Reading Terminal Market. Make sure to tip your guide before you leave! See Details