Dog Friendly Activities in Durham, NC

There are 13 dog friendly activities in Durham. 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 Durham.

Pet Friendly Eno River State Park
Eno River State Park With nearly 28 miles of trails, Eno River State Park in Durham, NC, provides hours of fun and adventure for you and Fido. Choose from pet-friendly trails that follow the Eno River or that take you deep into the forest. Dogs are allowed on all trails, but must remain leashed. See Details
Pet Friendly Northgate Dog Park
Northgate Dog Park This fenced off-leash dog park is a great place to take your pet for some exercise. Includes separate small dog area, benches, and water spigots. Dog park tag required. See Details
Morgan Imports Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners as they shop at Morgan Imports. The dog-friendly store carries furniture, homewares, bath and beauty items, and gifts. Morgan Imports is open Monday - Saturday 10am - 9pm, Sunday noon - 6pm. See Details
The Northern Spy The Northern Spy is pet-friendly. This bottle shop and taproom is brought to you by the folks at Stem Ciders. Bring your leashed and well-behaved dog inside to hang out while you sample delicious beers on tap and grab a six pack to take home with you. The Northern Spy is open Mon through Thursday from 12pm to 9pm and Friday to Saturday from 12pm to 10pm. See Details
Piney Wood Dog Park Piney Wood Dog Park is a dog-friendly area in Durham, NC, that features four separate enclosed areas - a small dog area, large dog area, program area and entrance area. Amenities include water fountains, waste bag dispensers, benches and a kiosk. All dogs must be registered with DPR annually. See Details
American Tobacco Trail (Durham County) The American Tobacco Trail (Durham County) is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Durham! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the American Tobacco Trail (Durham County). 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
Eagles Spur Rail-Trail The Eagles Spur Rail-Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Durham! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Eagles Spur Rail-Trail. 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
Durham Dog Park This fenced, off-leash dog park has separate areas for large and small dogs, waste dispensers, and benches. Dogs must be registered with Department of Parks & Rec for an annual fee. See Details
Buckquarter Creek Trail Buckquarter Creek Trail is an easy, 1.5 mile hike in Eno River State Park that will take about 1 hour to complete with Fido. This park is wonderful throughout the year with its options for camping, picnicking, canoeing, and fishing. However, the best time of year to visit is fall, because it offers opportunities to escape other parks that allow hunting and to take in the beautiful colors of the changing leaves. Please note that dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
The Regulator Bookshop A Durham landmark, this locally-owned, independent bookstore sells new and used books of all genres. They allow well-behaved dogs of any size. Ask nicely and they may even share the stash of dog treats hidden behind the counter. See Details
Crafts & Drafts NC Crafts & Drafts NC is pet-friendly! This craft shop and bar in Durham, NC welcomes dogs on the patio and at the bar. You can choose from 8-12 self-guided craft kits to do while you sip on a beverage from the beer and wine bar. The craft options vary in complexity and staff will be around to help as needed. Treats and bowls are provided for the pups! See Details
Mystic Farm and Distillery Mystic Farm and Distillery in Durham, NC, welcomes your leashed dog to join you for their events, classes and tours. This small batch bourbon distillery offers guided tours on the weekends and hosts various classes, trivia nights and festivals throughout the year. Be sure to check their website for more information on upcoming events to attend with your favorite four-legged friend. See Details
Hi-Wire Brewing Durham Hi-Wire Brewing Durham in Durham, NC is pet-friendly. Dogs are welcome to join their owners inside the taproom or outside on the large, covered patio. Choose between 20 unique taps of Hi-Wire beer, including flagships like Mountain Water, Pink Lemonade and lo-pitch. Visitors are welcome to bring outside food with them. See Details
Crank Arm Brewing Company Crank Arm Brewing Company is pet-friendly. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners inside and out at this craft brewery and tasting room in downtown Raleigh. Their taps include classics and seasonal specialties to keep the tastebuds guessing. Crank Arm Brewing Company is open Monday through Thursday from 2pm to 11pm and Friday through Saturday from 12pm to 11pm. See Details
Carolina Pines Community Dog Park Pets will love to play off-leash at the fenced Carolina Pines Community Dog Park in Raleigh, with shade and drinking water. Two separate areas provide play space for dogs of all abilities as well as elderly, infirm, small, or shy dogs. See Details
Chapel Hill's Southern Dog Park Chapel Hill's Southern Dog Park is a large fenced park with trees and benches. Smaller dogs can play amongst themselves in their own area. Please note: parking along Dogwood Acres Drive is not permitted. See Details
Dix Park Dog Park Dix Park Dog Park is pet-friendly. Dog owners are no longer invited to let their best friends loose on the athletic field next to Biggs Drive, but on the new permanent park between the Big Field and Umstead Drive instead. This large space is completely fenced and divided into a small and a large dog section. Fido will find welcome new additions like water stations and natural shade inside. See Details
Saving Grace Supply Co. Saving Grace Supply Co. is pet-friendly. Shop with your dog to find homemade treats and other quality products for pups. Best of all, all proceeds go towards the stores shelter to help rescue and care for dogs. Saving Grace Supply Co. is open Monday through Saturday, although hours vary. See Details
Beer Study Bring Fido to Beer Study, a bottle shop featuring in-store drafts and indoor and outdoor seating. Leashed dogs are welcome to tag along with their human as they sip and study at one of its six outdoor tables. Pets are also welcome inside the store, which sells a wide range of unique beer. The Chapel Hill location of Beer Study is open seven days a week, from noon until midnight. See Details
Quail Ridge Books Quail Ridge Books welcomes dogs of all sizes at their pet-friendly shop in Raleigh, NC. Pick out a new novel as you browse the selection of books at Quail Ridge while Fido greets the welcoming staff. See Details
Lynnwood Brewing Concern Lynwood Brewing Concern is an award-winning brewery in Raleigh, NC, with a dog-friendly beer garden. Enjoy a delicious brew with Fido by your side! They also have a sister restaurant next door called Wilson's Eatery if you get hungry. See Details
Bass Pro Shops Dogs are welcome to join their owners while they shop for sporting goods and outdoor gear at Cary's Bass Pro Shops. Dogs should be leashed and well-behaved. See Details
Falls Lake Trail (Mountains-to-Sea Trail) The Falls Lake Trail, part of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, is a dog-friendly hiking trail in Falls Lake State Recreation Area can be easily accessed at the Falls Lake Dam information center, Blue Jay Point County Park, Shinleaf access, the Falls Lake park office, and Rolling View access. Please note that dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
Sal's Branch Trail - William B. Umstead State Park Sal's Branch Trail is about 2.7 miles long and located near Raleigh, North Carolina. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes 1 hour or less. The Sal's Branch Trailhead is located directly behind the visitor center on the highway 70 entrance to William B. Umstead Park. There is a very pretty lake (man-made) about halfway through the hike. Difficulty: Moderate•Length: 2.7 miles / 4.3 km•Duration: 1-3 hours•Family Friendly • Dog Friendly See Details