Dog Friendly Activities in Hillsborough, NC

There are 3 dog friendly activities in Hillsborough, and 24 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 Hillsborough.

Pet Friendly Occoneechee Mountain Trail
Occoneechee Mountain Trail Occoneechee Mountain Trail is a moderately easy, 2 mile hike that will take about 1 hour to complete with Fido. This small natural area is within easy distance of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. Please note that dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
Pet Friendly Hat Design & Decorate
Hat Design & Decorate 'Hat Design & Decorate' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Gwen. Your pooch is welcome when you book a private session to be held at your home. Contact host for details. With Fido comfy in his bed to watch, you will learn and experience the art of millnery (hat) design. Step-by-step instruction including design, sewing, gluing will be given to you in order to create a stunning, wearable hat. The experience lasts 3 hours and can accommodate up to 6 guests ages 18 and up. Rates start at $157 per person. See Details
Gold Park Dog Park The 24-acre Gold Park on Dimmocks Mill Road includes a multi-purpose field, playground equipment, picnic structures, a fenced dog park and a little less than half a mile of Riverwalk. 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
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
Piney Wood Dog Park Spacious park with separate fenced areas for large and small dogs, and a third section for Frisbee catch. 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
Fred G. Bond Metro Park This beautiful 310-acre park is an oasis in the midst of the city that includes trails, a lake, and a boathouse. Pets are very welcome and even have their own drinking fountain. The park is open 7:30 AM to sunset daily. 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
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
Homestead Dog Park Pets are welcome to run and play off-leash in this fenced Homestead dog park, a neighborhood favorite. See Details
APS Dog Park Pets will love playing off-leash at this fenced dog park which includes benches and trees. Owners must attend orientation class and annual fee required. See Details
Eno River State Park With nearly 28 miles of trails, Eno River State Park provides hours of fun and adventure. Choose from 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
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
Anderson Community Park Dogs love to run and socialize off-leash at this fenced dog park. No separate small dog area, and please bring water for your pet. 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
Libba Cotten Bikeway The Libba Cotten Bikeway 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 Chapel Hill! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Libba Cotten Bikeway. 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
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
American Tobacco Trail The American Tobacco 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 Apex! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the American Tobacco 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
Libba Cotten Bikeway The Libba Cotten Bikeway 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 Carrboro! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Libba Cotten Bikeway. 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
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
Petro Mebane This gas station has a full-service restaurant open 24 hours, Iron Skillet, Dunkin' Donuts, O'Deli's, Breyers Ice Cream, Minit Mart Store and a Travel Store.This location also has a dedicated area for pets that need some exercise or a rest break. Waste bags and trash receptacles are also available for easy cleanup. TA and Petro Travel Stores also carry a variety of pet care product. See Details
Rugged Renewal Antiques Rugged Renewal Antiques is pet-friendly. This mother/daughter duo take old things and bring them back to life by reviving them or given them new purpose for any home. They love all things antique, vintage, and unique. Take a beautiful country drive and visit them on Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 5pm to see their latest treasures. 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