Dog Friendly Activities in Gaithersburg, MD

There are 7 dog friendly activities in Gaithersburg. 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 Gaithersburg.

Pet Friendly Green Park Dog Exercise Area
Green Park Dog Exercise Area This lovely, fenced, off-leash dog park is split into two sections. One is grassy while the other is gravel, and both include benches and a water fountain. See Details
Pet Friendly Seneca Creek State Park
Seneca Creek State Park Dogs are allowed at Seneca Creek State Park, made up of 6,300 acres that extend along 14 scenic miles of Seneca Creek towards the Potomac River. There's an astonishing 50 miles of hiking trails around this park for you and Fido to enjoy, spreading out through a variety of woodland. The main hub of the Schaeffer Farm Trail System can also be found within the park, extending into most of the upcounty area with lots of loops that link the Seneca, Muddy Branch, and Potomac watersheds. One of the main attractions of the park is the 90-acre Clopper Lake, surrounded by forests and fields. Dogs are welcome throughout the park on a leash if owners clean up any mess that they leave behind. The park is open from 8am to sunset from March to October and 10am to sunset from November to February. See Details
Patuxent River Park Dogs are welcome at Patuxent River Park in Gaithersburg, Maryland. This pretty park is made up of 6,700 acres of natural areas and farmlands, with a section of the park dedicated as a state wildlands area. There are unmarked trails that weave around the classic Maryland landscape, perfect for exploring with your pooch. You can bring Fido with you, as long as they are on a leash and all mess is cleaned up after them. Patuxent River Park is open every day of the week from sunrise to sunset. See Details
At Home At Home is pet-friendly. This home supply store has everything you need to spruce up your home. Small dogs under 50lbs are allowed inside the store, as long as they are leashed and don't bother the other customers. They are open Sunday to Monday from 9am to 10pm, Tuesday through Thursday from 9am to 11pm, and Friday to Saturday from 8am to 11pm. See Details
Waredeca Brewing Co Waredeca Brewing Co is pet-friendly. They feature 8-12 beers on tap at all times. All well behaved, leashed dogs are welcome on the farm. The owners, and the farm in general, are all big supporters of dogs. They ask that you to keep all dogs leashed and limit them to the patio and orchard area. By law, no dog are allowed in the tasting room or brewery. Snacks are served, but you can also order food and eat it there. Waredeca Brewery is open Thursday to Friday from 4pm to 8pm, Saturday from 1pm to 8pm and Sunday from 1pm to 6pm. See Details
HomeGoods HomeGoods is pet-friendly. This home-decor chain stocks a variety of furnishings, bedding, kitchenware, holiday goods, and more. Leashed dogs are welcome inside the store, as long as they are well-behaved. HomeGoods is open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 am to 9:30 pm and Sunday from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. See Details
Lowe's Home Improvement Leashed dogs can join their owners as they shop for lawn and garden supplies, tools, appliances, home decor and more in Lowe's Home Improvement. This location of Lowe's is open Monday through Saturday from 6am to 10pm and Sunday from 7am to 8pm. See Details
Shirlington Dog Park Shirlington Dog Park is a very large park with gates that lead to a stream. The park has separate areas for large and small dogs to play, and is a well-maintained area with lots and lots of room for running. Shirlington Dog Park is open daily from sunrise - sunset. See Details
National Mall Bordered by the Smithsonian Institution, the Washington Memorial, and the Capitol Building, the National Mall is great for running, walking, picnics, and playing a game of frisbee with Fido. However, dogs must be leashed, so make it a long one. See Details
Monumental History Hike (Day/Night) 'Monumental History Hike (Day/Night)' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Rob. Bring Fido along on this small group tour of the famous monuments along the National Mall and Tidal Basin. Hear about the history of the sites and the city. Please note that dogs are not allowed inside the monuments, so be prepared to have to wait a few minutes outside. The experience lasts 2.5 hours and can accommodate up to 12 guests ages 10 and up. Rates start at $30 per person. See Details
Great Falls: Billy Goat Trail Pets are welcome to join you on-leash as you stroll through sections B & C of this lovely park which features waterfalls and rapids. See Details
Cabin John Dog Park Bring your pet down to this fenced, off-leash dog park for a chance to make friends and play. See Details
US National Arboretum Leashed pets are welcome to join you as you explore the National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. Enjoy the 446 acres of gardens with your canine companion. Dogs are not allowed on tram tours of the arboretum but you can drive through the grounds or walk with your pet. See Details
Vienna Dog Park The Vienna Dog Park is located at 700 Courthouse Rd, SW. The parking lot is off of Old Courthouse Road. If the lot is full, patrons can park up the hill at the Nottoway Park basketball courts. The Vienna Dog Park offers a doggie & human water fountain, fully shaded Woodchip surface, fully fenced area that's 5 ft high with double gates, and agility equipment (ramp, hoop, hurdles). See Details
Potomac Heritage Trail The Potomac Heritage Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Arlington! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Potomac Heritage 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
Glencarlyn Park Your pet will love the chance to cool off on a hot day in the stream at this designated off-leash area. Be careful as the park is not fenced. See Details
Rock Creek Park 1,754 acres that lie north of the National Zoo. Has hiking and horseback riding trails, Peirce Mill, The Old Stone House, and a tennis arena. Lots of green space in the bustle of the city. Leashed dogs are allowed. See Details
Lincoln Memorial On a tour of historical Washington, D.C. sites, make a stop at the Lincoln Memorial. Only small dogs that can be carried are welcome on the steps of the Memorial. However, they are not permitted inside the Memorial. See Details
Olney Manor Recreational Park Bring your pet to play off-leash at this free, one-acre, fenced dog park. Includes separate area for smaller dogs. See Details
LUSH Handmade Cosmetics LUSH is a company that produces handmade, fresh bath and beauty products. Dogs are welcome to join their owners while they shop. See Details
Rock Hill District Dog Park This popular off-leash dog park is fully fenced with a separate small dog area. Be sure to bring water for your pet. See Details
Rock Creek Park Trails The Rock Creek Park Trails is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Washington! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Rock Creek Park Trails. 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
Shaw Dog Park This 15,000 sf dog park on 11th Street NW between Q and R streets is fully fenced and has separate areas large and small dogs. See Details