Dog Friendly Activities in Gainesville, GA

There are 3 dog friendly activities in Gainesville, and 19 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 Gainesville.

Pet Friendly Laurel Bark Park
Laurel Bark Park Laurel Bark Park has a separate small dog area, benches, shade, water, and waste bags. See Details
Pet Friendly Don Carter State Park
Don Carter State Park This 38, 000- acre park is located on the northern end of Lake Lanier, offering boat ramps, a sand swimming beach, and 4 miles of multi-use trails for hikers and bikers. The park welcomes dogs as long as they are on a leash no longer than 6 feet; however, they are not permitted in or around historic sites, lodges, group camps, or swimming areas. For those looking for lodging options, two pets are allowed in select cottages with prior approval for a fee of $45. Pet friendly camping options are also available. See Details
Best Friends on the Lake Best Friends on the Lake in Gainesville, GA, offers fun, dog-friendly excursions on the lake! Their mission is to improve the relationship between people and their dogs by providing an opportunity to have fun and relax in nature while spending quality bonding time. Activities include Pooch Pontoons, Driftwood Safaris, Striper Fishing, and even Rescue Rides that are FREE for shelter dogs and the people who serve them. If you work or volunteer at a shelter or rescue group, you can bring dogs looking for their forever home. See Details
Tidwell Park at Lake Lanier This is a place where people launch their boats, however, there are places where people can bring their dogs there, too, and provides easy access to the lake for dogs and people alike! See Details
Windermere Dog Park The Windermere Dog park is part of a larger park in Cumming GA. It has separate areas for small and large dogs. There is little shade, but it is a flat fenced in area where the dogs can run and play. There are benches for owners and a water area on both sides. See Details
Rabbit Hill Dog Park Lots of trees, shade, grass space, and rough space along with some sand and appropriate fun obstacles! Separate area for large and small dogs as well as another area for just running! Sitting space for owners too - in and out of shade. See Details
Chestatee River Canoeing Appalachian Outfitters has the highest quality canoes, kayaks, and gear for you, and as always a friendly staff providing excellent customer service. A great place to take your dog on a hot day. See Details
Settles Bridge Park Dog Park Dogs are welcome to run off-leash at this dog park located at Settles Bridge Park. There are three separate fenced areas for small dogs, large dogs, and a long dog run. Water, agility equipment, and covered benches are provided. Settles Bridge Park also has several paved and unpaved trails for leashed walks. The park is open daily from dawn until dusk. See Details
Dahlonega General Store Dogs that can be carried are welcome at this general store selling 5 cent cups of coffee and cheap freshly-roasted peanuts. Big dogs that cannot be held for the entirety of their visit are not allowed in the General Store. Dahlonega General Store also sells knives, baskets, nostalgic metal signs, and moccasins, old-fashioned toys, and country gifts. See Details
J.R. Crider's Clothing & Apparel Leashed dogs are welcome at this store selling women and men's clothing and gift items. J.R. Crider's sells t-shirts, college game day clothing, Yeti coolers, hats, locally-made soaps, and more. J.R. Crider's is open Monday - Saturday 10am - 8pm. See Details
Grateful Days Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners at Grateful Days while they shop for women's clothing and gifts. Grateful Days is open Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm, Saturday 10am - 7pm, Sunday noon - 6pm. See Details
Cherokee Bluffs Cherokee Bluffs is pet-friendly. This great park has walking trails, a playground, pavilions with grills, an event room for rent, bathrooms, and an off leash dog park. The parks are fenced and there's a small and large dog side. See Details
Dress Up Leashed dogs are welcome at this women's boutique. Dress Up sells on-trend dresses, tops, jeans, and accessories. Dress Up is open Mon -Thurs: 10am - 7pm, Fri - Sat: 10am - 8pm, Sun: 12pm - 6pm. See Details
7 G's Farm 7 G's Farm is pet-friendly. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners at this farm to help choose the tree for your home this Christmas. Whether you're looking for a huge tree or a smaller pine, you'll find something that fits at this well-stocked farm. Beginning November 23, 7 G's Farm will be open Monday through Friday from 1pm to 6pm and Saturday to Sunday from 9am to 6pm. See Details
Appalachian Outfitters - Canoeing and Kayaking Appalachian Outfitters - Canoeing and Kayaking offers a pet-friendly float down the Yahoola River. They are open Sunday through Thursday from 10am to 3pm and Friday to Saturday from 9am to 3pm. See Details
Woodlands Edge Woodlands Edge is pet-friendly. This outdoor outfitters store offers a large variety of items for the adventurer. There's even a nice small section with quality dog items for Fido to get his retail fix. Woodlands Edge is open Monday through Saturday from 10:30am to 5:00pm and Sunday from 11:00am to 5:00pm. See Details
Aqua Sports Adventures Aqua Sports Adventures is pet-friendly. Bring your pooch along to explore the water on Lake Lanier. This family-orientated boat rental service loves welcome dogs on pontoons, deck boats and run arounds. The pet fee is $25. They are open Monday through Thursday from 9am to 5pm and Friday through Sunday from 9am to 6pm. See Details
Mountain Laurel Antique Mall Mountain Laurel Antique Mall is pet-friendly. If you like shopping antiques, this is the place to bring Fido. They welcome pets and are very friendly towards all customers, including pups. Mountain Laurel Antique Mall is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm. See Details
Bogan Park Community Recreation and Aquatic Center Bogan Park Community Recreation and Aquatic Center is home to a large track that makes the ideal setting for an evening dog walk. The pathway is just over a mile in length and welcomes leashed dogs, as long as they are well-behaved and cleaned up after. The park is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9am to 5pm. See Details
Rock Springs Park Rock Springs Park is pet-friendly. Divided into a section for large dogs and another one for small pups, this dog park welcomes your pooch to play off-leash. Afterwards, wander with your leashed pooch on the lit walking trails around the 113-acre park. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. Rock Springs Park is open every day of the week from sunrise to 11pm. See Details
StillFire Brewing StillFire Brewing is pet-friendly. Dogs are welcome both in and outside of this taproom. Bring your four-legged friends to enjoy a pleasant outdoor space and grab a treat inside. While StillFire itself does not make any food on-site, they have partnered with several local restaurants to ensure that food is available every day for purchase in the taproom. They also sell snacks in the Swag Shop! They are open Tuesday until Thursday from 12:00pm to 10:00pm, Friday to Saturday from 12:00pm to 12:00am, and Sunday from 1:00pm to 7:30pm. See Details