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 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
Pet Friendly Patuxent River Park
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
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
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
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
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
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
Nonpartisan Pedicab Nonpartisan Pedicab offers private, pet-friendly tours of Washington, DC in the back of a pedicab. You and your pooch can see the National Mall, the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, the Jefferson Memorial, the White House, the Smithsonian Museums, the US Capitol, and so much more. They stop at each monument and memorial to let you walk around and take pictures. The tours are always at your own pace and your own schedule. Dogs are always welcome on the tour at no extra cost. Furthermore, if you wish to go into any monument, they will be happy to take care of your dog while you walk around. This company was previously voted in the top 10 dog friendly tours in the US in a USAToday contest. See Details
Idiom Brewing Co. Idiom Brewing Co. is a pet-friendly brewery in Frederick, MD. Dogs are welcome inside the brewery and around the umbrella-shaded tables that are dotted throughout the outdoor area. Their recipes have been honed over many years, and their promise is to continue to innovate by utilizing new and/or experimental hops, local ingredients and unique flavor profiles, in an attempt to stretch the limits of your imagination, and that of your palate. See Details
Wheel The People Pedicab Tours Wheel the People Pedicab Tours can help make you and your dog's visit to Washington DC a memorable one. These dog-friendly pedicab sightseeing tours focus on the memorials on the National Mall, landmarks on Capitol Hill, and showing you and your pup around downtown DC. Tour fees range from $80-$100 per pedicab, per hour depending upon the number of people and pets; the minimum time is 1.5 hours. Tours are offered daily. See Details
1623 Brewing Company Fido is welcome to join you for a craft brew at the dog-friendly 1623 Brewing Company in Eldersburg, MD. This family-owned, destination brewery crafts high quality beer hosts food trucks throughout the week and live music outside during the warmer months. Flights of beer are available so you can sample several. They also have water bowls and treats available for Fido! 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
Discover DC Pedicab Tours Save your shoes from miles of wear and tear and climb aboard a dog-friendly Discover DC Pedicab for an unforgettable tour of the nation's capital. A variety of tour options await you and your pup, including a Tidal Basin tour, Moonlight Monument tour, Lincoln Assassination tour, and many more in Washington DC. Leashed pets are welcome to join their humans on nearly every tour. See Details
DC By Foot See Washington DC with your pup on a private DC By Foot walking tour! Dog-friendly tour options include the National Mall, Tidal Basin, Historic Georgetown, Capitol Hill, and many more. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome on private walking tours only. Public tours are not dog-friendly. Tour departure locations vary based on chosen tour, and reservations are required. See Details
FDR Memorial FDR Memorial is pet-friendly. The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial is a presidential memorial in Washington D.C., dedicated to the 32nd President of the United States. The memorial is the second of two that have been constructed in Washington to commemorate FDR and offers leashed dogs the chance to join their owners on the pathways that weave through the area. The popular place also pays homage to Fala, FDR's Scottish Terrier. One of the most famous presidential pets, Fala was often by the president's side and is commemorated by a statue at the memorial. You can enhance your visit with an audio tour or just enjoy a self-guided tour together. The memorial is open all day, every day of the week. See Details
Thomas Jefferson Memorial Thomas Jefferson Memorial is pet-friendly. This spectacular memorial is a columned rotunda in the style of Rome's Pantheon. Pets are allowed around the Tidal Basin and on the grounds of the memorials, but not inside the memorials themselves. Just make sure that Fido’s leash is 6 feet long or shorter. See Details
DC Ghosts DC Ghosts in Washington, DC is dog-friendly! A member of Colonial Ghosts LLC, leashed dogs are welcome to join their human companions on this historic ghost walk, which details the real history behind the hauntings of the United States' capital city. The after-dark tours tell of assassination, suicide, woe and despair. Dog owners should keep an eye out for the spirits of presidents, first ladies, slaves and military personnel. DC Ghosts welcomes leashed, friendly, quiet, and well-behaved pets for free. Advance reservation via DC Ghosts' website or by phone is required for humans. Price and time vary by tour. See Details
Adventure DC Tricycle Tours Dogs are welcome to join their owners on tours offered by Adventure DC Tricycle Tours. This pet-friendly tour company offers tours of historic DC via tricycle, also known as a bicycle taxi, pedicab or rickshaw. Stops include all monuments, memorials and museums, including the White House, the Washington Monument, the Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, the Capitol, Vietnam Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, John Paul Jones, the National Air and Space Museum, Natural History Museum, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Tour guides are also happy to stay with your pooch or take them for a walk while you go inside and look around the museums where animals aren't permitted inside. Contact them directly to find out where they are stationed and to set up your very own pet-friendly tour. 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
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
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
DC Pedicab DC Pedicab is the original pedal-powered purveyor of pedicab sightseeing tours and rides in Washington, DC. Pets are welcomed on all pedicab tours. Rates start at $84 per pedicab, per hour. 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
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