Dog Friendly Activities in Chimney Rock, NC

There are 2 dog friendly activities in Chimney Rock, and 62 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 Chimney Rock.

Pet Friendly Chimney Rock State Park
Chimney Rock State Park Chimney Rock is a 1000 acre scenic attraction located in Hickory Nug Gorge, just 25 miles from Asheville. The Park features hiking trails and amazing 75-mile views. They are pet-friendly, however dogs are not allowed in the elevator because it opens into a food service area (state health laws). See Details
Pet Friendly Bubba O'Leary's General Store
Bubba O'Leary's General Store Outdoor and tourist style General store. Tee shirts and knick knacks and whatnot. When asked if dogs could come in, staff member said, "we let kids come in, of course you can bring your dog." Best answer ever!! See Details
Azalea Park Dog Park This 155-acre park has been developed as one of Asheville's top parks. The John B. Lewis Soccer complex (4 soccer fields) is open with lots more special features to come including trails, picnic areas, disc golf, lakes, a retreat center, the historic Thomas Wolfe cabin and much more. The Dog Park features two separate fenced areas, one for small dogs and one for large dogs. Separate Parking for pet owners. There is a gazebo in the large dog area. See Details
Grandad's Apples One of the best ways to enjoy Asheville’s crisp fall weather with your furry friend is to spend the day walking through the orchard at Grandad’s Apples. Whether you choose to pick your own apples from the orchard or select your favorite variety of pre-picked apples, your dog is welcome to join in on the fun. Other pooch-friendly activities include a pumpkin patch, painted farm backdrops for fun photos, and a 5-acre corn maze that offers a challenge for the whole family. Kids will love riding the Cow Train Ride and petting the Barnyard Corral of animals. Be sure to stop by the country store and bakery before you leave to sample and purchase items to take home including local honey, apple ice cream, apple cider, and even apple cider doughnuts. From August through November, the orchard and store are open daily from 9am to 5pm. See Details
Craggy Pinnacle Trail Craggy Pinnacle Trail is a moderately easy, 1.4 mile hike on the Blue Ridge Parkway that will take about 1 hour to complete with Fido. Although the Catawba rhododendron blooms in mid to late June are a must see, this trail is great throughout the season for its views of Craggy Pinnacle. Winter conditions can cause the access road to close, so call the parkway's phone number for automated conditions before heading out. Please note that dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
Burntshirt Vineyards Take a short drive to Hendersonville from Asheville with your pup in tow for a wine tasting at Burntshirt Vineyards. All of Burntshirt’s wine is made from local, Blue Ridge Appalachian Mountain fruit and the high elevation produces grapes perfect for varietals not typically grown in the United States, like Gruner Veltliner. Your dog is welcome to join you in the tasting room while you taste Merlot, Riesling, Cabernet Franc, Rosé of Cabernet Sauvignon, a red wine blend called Altitude 3400, and two Chardonnays. After discovering a new favorite, order a glass to enjoy on their verandah overlooking the vineyards. Note that dogs are welcome on Burntshirt’s walking trails, gardens, and in the tasting room but not on tours or in the vineyard. The tasting room is open daily and the fee of $7 - $10 includes a sampling of several wines and a souvenir glass. See Details
Bryant Antiques Bryant Antiques is a 9,000 square foot antique store with over 70 dealers. They offer heat and A/C along with a fun adventure of antique hunting, and they love to see pets in the store! See Details
SkyTop Orchard Perched in the mountains of Western North Carolina, SkyTop Orchard is a "pick-your-own" orchard offering a wide variety of apples, grapes, pears, and pumpkins. SkyTop also offers bags of pre-picked fruit as well as apple treats, cider, honeys, jams, gift boxes, and more. SkyTop's famous apple and pumpkin donuts are made while you watch and served hot. Picnic shelters and an expansive play area make Skytop the perfect place for parties and group get-togethers. Visitors to Skytop are welcome to explore the grounds which include ponds, a bamboo forest, and plenty of barnyard animals. Leashed pets are welcome to join in on the fun! See Details
Pulliam Creek Trail Pulliam Creek Trail is a moderately difficult, 6.5 mile hike that will take about 3 hours to complete with Fido. Your dog will appreciate you taking him on this trail. Visit in spring to see the wildflowers in full bloom. Please note that dogs must always be on a leash; Hunting mid-September through mid-May. The trailhead is on Big Hungry Road, not far past its intersection with English Heifer Cove Road. There is a green ribbon tied around a pole and a Wild Trout Waters sign with a small parking area. See Details
Craggy Gardens Wander off the gorgeous Blue Ridge Parkway to enjoy a closer look at the beauty of the area with a stop at Craggy Gardens. Located just north of Asheville, Craggy Gardens provides one of the most stunning viewpoints on the parkway. June and July are the most popular time for visits thanks to the rhododendron thickets teeming throughout the park, but throughout the year there is plenty of natural wonder to enjoy including violets, blackberries, Turkscap lilies, May Apples, along with a variety of birds and other fauna. One of the popular hiking trails, Craggy Pinnacle, winds through a tunnel of rhododendrons and leads the hiker to gorgeous 360-degree views at the summit. This hike is only a 1.5-mile round-trip hike, making it a relatively easy walk for you and your pup. Visitors to Craggy Gardens can also enjoy the Visitors Center where books, souvenirs, and CDs are available for purchase. See Details
Pet's Own Place Dog Park An "unofficial" dog park, this spacious field surrounded by streams on both sides is an ideal spot to let dogs run free. Enter the park via Route 64 and take the first right. Follow a dirt road to the end to find the park beside a bicycle obstacle course. Located across Mud Creek at the Oklawaha Greenway trail head. See Details
Morris Broadband Dog Park Opened in 2013 within the Bill Moore Community Park, the Morris Broadband Dog Park has two fenced in areas for large dogs and small dogs. Call ahead to find out about any temporary restrictions due to COVID-19. See Details
Rattlesnake Lodge Trail The Rattlesnake Lodge Trail is a moderately difficult, 3.2 mile hike that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. At the end of the trail you can explore the remnants of the Rattlesnake Lodge, which served as a mountain retreat in the early 1900s. Dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
Historic Biltmore Village Nestled near Biltmore Estate, Historic Biltmore Village was originally designed to be a home for the many estate workers. Now, Historic Biltmore Village is home to national retail outlets, unique independent shops, a variety of eateries from formal restaurants to pubs and national chains, and historical architecture sure to delight visitors. Bring Fido for a stroll through this gorgeous, vibrant neighborhood. Many restaurants welcome dogs at their outdoor seating areas and many shops love canine visitors. See Details
Discover the Psychology of Tarot 'Discover the Psychology of Tarot' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Angela. Each guest will choose a tarot deck of their choice for their reading and hang on to them until it is time for their reading. Dogs are welcome if they don't cause a mess. A pet deposit may be required. Contact your host for specifics. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 4 guests ages 18 and up. Rates start at $77 per person. See Details
Foothills Equestrian Nature Center (FENCE) This site is primarily oriented to horses, but when equestrian events are not in progress, it's a great place to bring the dogs. There are many trails, streams, ponds, and woods. Lots of places for dogs to run and explore. Close to Columbus, NC, and Landrum, SC. See Details
Lake Lure Adventure Company Whether you're a water sports expert or novice, non-stop action is waiting for you at Lake Lure Adventure Company. Dogs are allowed to accompany you on the pontoon boats, kayaks, and stand up paddle boards.Strap your four-legged sidekick into a doggie life vest and enjoy the views from the lake with Fido. Each of the certified instructors will be more than happy to show you the ropes to ensure your lake experience is a safe one. Dogs are allowed to play in the water as long as they are closely monitored. Rates (gas included) start as low as $85 per hour for pontoons and $20 per hour for kayak and paddle boards. If Fido isn't afraid of getting wet, Lake Lure Adventure Company is not to be missed. See Details
Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards Saint Paul Mountain Vineyard is dog friendly! The first commercial vineyard in Henderson County, Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards is a family owned winery located on acreage that has been farmed by their family for more than nine generations. Dogs are welcome in the tasting room with both indoor and outdoor seating with spectacular views of the vines. Be sure to try the hard apple cider named after the vineyard dog, Wallace. SPMV frequently has live music and food trucks, too! See Details
Landrum Community Dog Park Located behind Stone Soup restaurant, this fully fenced park offers a spacious area for dogs to run and play off leash. Open dawn to dusk. See Details
B. B. Barns - The Garden Company B.B. Barns is not only a landscaping company. It is also one of the premier garden and gift centers in the Southeast. Located on seven gorgeous acres just south of Asheville, B.B. Barns offers landscape design and maintenance services and a gift gallery with unique treasures for every occasion. Bring Fido along as you wander through the grounds and shop, exploring all your options for landscaping, outdoor living, and gifts. See Details
Grovewood Village Located adjacent to the Grove Park Inn, Grovewood Village is a wonderland of creativity and history. Bring Fido along as you stroll through the delightful sculpture gardens, visit a working artist's studio, learn more about Asheville's early history, explore a collection of rare automobiles, and browse an expansive collection of American craft. Grovewood features arts and crafts from over 500 artists located throughout the United States. Just keep Fido on a leash at all times. See Details
Snowball Trail Snowball Trail is a difficult, 6 mile hike on the Blue Ridge Parkway that will take about 4 hours to complete with Fido. Trek past white pines and wildflowers as you take in the gorgeous mountain views. Please note that dogs must be on a leash on Blue Ridge Parkway property, and under control on U.S. Forest Service and North Carolina Game Lands property. See Details
Bon Vivant Co. Located in an old brick building in Biltmore Village, Bon Vivant Co. presents an eclectic selection of the finest locally produced and antique items for gifts, the home, and professional designers. We feature an ever changing selection of unique items, quality second hand pieces, or original works by local artists in a clean and air conditioned gallery environment. At Bon Vivant Co. we are dog friendly establishment, check out our very own shop dog Claude or see some of our wonderful inventory on our facebook page www.facebook.com/bonvivantavl See Details
Bone-A-Fide Pet Boutique Bone-A-Fide Pet Boutique is a top Asheville destination for pups with a taste for fresh-baked treats. Made fresh and delivered weekly from Bone-A-Fide bakery, the treats are made with human, food-grade ingredients and do not contain salt or sugar. They also carry a variety of all-natural, organic treats. With a focus on high-quality, earth-friendly, non-toxic toys and products, Bone-A-Fide Pet Boutique's offerings are sure to please humans and canines alike. As an added bonus, more than half of the products carried in the store are purchased from other small business owners that manufacture in the USA. The shop also carries artwork and gifts from regional artisans. Just keep Fido on a leash while he shops. See Details