Dog Friendly Activities in Ellicott City, MD

There are 4 dog friendly activities in Ellicott City, and 86 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 Ellicott City.

Pet Friendly Worthington Dog Park
Worthington Dog Park Bring your pet for some off-leash fun at this 2.7-acre fenced dog park. A permit is required for use. Water features are shut off in cold seasons, so bring your own. See Details
Pet Friendly Patapsco Valley State Park
Patapsco Valley State Park Patapsco Valley State Park is pet-friendly. You are welcome to bring Fido with you to enjoy the 32 miles of recreational land along the banks of Patapsco River. There are over 200 miles of trails around the park that can be explored by dogs and their owners, with 70 of those miles identified as maintained trails. Dogs are allowed to join their owners around most of the park, but they are prohibited in the campground of the Hilton Area of Patapsco Valley State Park and in the Pickall Area. If you're bringing Fido with you, don't forget to keep them on a leash and to clean up any mess that they leave behind. Patapsco Valley State Park is open every day of the week from 9am until sunset. See Details
Grist Mill Trail at Patapsco Valley State Park The Grist Mill Trail at Patapsco Valley State Park 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 Ellicott City! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Grist Mill Trail at Patapsco Valley State Park. 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
Trolley Line #9 The Trolley Line #9 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 Ellicott City! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Trolley Line #9. 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
Cruises on the Bay by Watermark Baltimore Cruise with your four-legged friend aboard a dog-friendly Watermark yacht in Baltimore, MD! Friendly dogs on leashes are welcome on most public cruises, except for the following: Fireworks Cruises, Blue Angels & Thunderbirds Cruises, Live Music Cruises including WRNR Rock ‘N River Cruises, and Cruises to Festivals in St. Michaels (WineFest, OysterFest, Watermen’s Festival). Cruise fees vary by person and tour. Fido rides free. See Details
Black Flag Brewing Black Flag Brewing is pet-friendly. It's the first production brewery and taproom in Columbia with 16 taplines. Food trucks will be available on certain days of the week. Located on Snowden River Parkway behind Lincoln Tech's large parking lot, this pet-friendly brewery is a popular hangout spot. Black Flag Brewing is open Wednesday to Thursday from 3pm to 10pm, Friday from 3pm to 11pm, Saturday from 12pm to 11pm and Sunday from 12pm to 8pm. See Details
Cylburn Arboretum If you love your flowers & gardens and you love Fido, this is the place for you. Cylburn Arboretum has 207 acres of walking trails, grass pastures, many gardens, a mini museum, and a greenhouse. Leashed dogs are welcome throughout the arboretum. Humans must clean up after their canine companions. See Details
Maryland City Dog Park Your pet will enjoy meeting other dogs at this fenced, off-leash dog park, which includes separate areas for large and small dogs as well as running water and benches. The dog park is located within Maryland City Park. See Details
The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring Friends School The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring Friends School is dog-friendly, providing Fido and family fun for ages 5 and up. At the park, you'll discover zip lines with harness and equipment, and they offer a safety briefing that demonstrates how to climb and zip line in the park. There are 13 separate trails of varying levels of difficulty around the park. Each trail has zip lines but primarily consist of bridges between the trees and platforms made of rope, cable, and wood. There are over 190 unique challenges within these courses. Although pooches are not welcome on the sky trails, non-climbing observers and their dogs can gain entry into the park for free. All dogs must be on a leash for the duration of their stay. The hours of Adventure Park vary depending on the time of year. Call ahead to double check their hours when you plan on visiting. See Details
Cromwell Valley Park This 380-acre park is a stream valley park comprised of pasture, cultivated gardens, open fields, woods, hedgerows, orchards and wooded piedmont hills. The diversity of this habitat makes it an excellent area for wildlife (such as the Red-tailed hawks, Great Horned owls, rabbits, deer mice, white-tailed deer, and red fox) which you can view on any of the seven pet-friendly hiking trails in the park. Please note that dogs must be kept on a leash at all times, in all areas of the park. See Details
Federal Hill Park Take your leashed pet for a walk at this historic, lovely downtown Baltimore public park. See Details
Sligo Creek Trail The Sligo Creek Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Silver Spring! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Sligo Creek 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
Ellsworth Urban Dog Park Ellsworth Urban Dog Park consists of two separate, fully enclosed and ADA-compliant exercise areas: a small dog area (approximately 2,800 square feet) intended for dogs under 20 pounds, and a large dog area (approximately 17,000 square feet) intended for healthy, well-socialized dogs over 20 pounds. Each enclosure includes a drinking fountain, hose bib or quick coupler connection, artificial turf play mound, benches, shared shade structure, trash receptacles, and a variety of surfacing materials. Open daily from sunrise to sunset. See Details
Bark Social Bark Social is the first social club for dogs and dog lovers in North Bethesda, MD. You can relax, enjoy a great beverage, and treat everyday like it’s a block party with pups! The Bethesda location is in the Pike & Rose shopping center right off Rockville Pike and the club itself includes over 25,000-sq ft where Bark Rangers patrol and supervise play and cleanup. They also have a climate-controlled clubhouse, equipped with TVs for game day, free WiFi, 20+ beers on tap, and a retail shop where you can purchase swag, treats, toys and more. Guest day passes and monthly passes are available for purchase or join the club and get access to over $1,500 in perks and discounts! See Details
Dog Playground at Leo E. Wilson Community Park There is space for both small and large dogs and the shade, benches, grass, and trees make it a nice park to go to. See Details
BARC Park at Hannah More Park Your dog will go wild for this fenced, off-leash dog park, which includes separate areas for small and large pets. Fees apply. See Details
Greenbelt Dog Park Greenbelt residents are welcome to bring their pets to play off-leash at this small, fenced dog run. $5 permit required. See Details
Howards Park Dog Park Located in the historic Mount Vernon & Seton Hill neighborhoods, Howards Park Dog Park features separate areas for large and small dogs. Community is required to clean, organize, and maintain the dog park. See Details
Baltimore Ghost Tours Bring Fido along as you explore some of Baltimore's most spirited haunts with Baltimore Ghost Tours. Enjoy the Original Fells Point GhostWalk or the Mount Vernon GhostWalk while your costumed guide (a community actor) tells you all the rumors, lore, and ghostly history about the tour area. Pets must be leashed and well-behaved while on the tour. See Details
Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis (WB&A) Trail - PG County The Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis (WB&A) Trail - PG 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 Bowie! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis (WB&A) Trail - PG 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
Ellsworth Dog Park Large park with a double-gated entrance and separate areas for small and big dogs. Water is available. See Details
Anacostia Tributary Trail System The Anacostia Tributary Trail System is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in College Park! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Anacostia Tributary Trail System. 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
Baltimore and Annapolis Trail Park The Baltimore and Annapolis Trail Park 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 Millersville! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Baltimore and Annapolis Trail Park. 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
Locust Point Dog Park at Latrobe Park Pets love this Baltimore off-leash dog park, which is fully-fenced with astroturf, trees, rock outcroppings, and a water slide for thrill-loving pups. While there are not separate areas for small and large dogs, the park is reserved for small and senior dogs only every day from 9:00 am-10:00 am and from 3:00 pm-4:00 pm. Please be a responsible pet owner and clean up after your pet. See Details