Dog Friendly Activities in Hillsborough, NC

There are 4 dog friendly activities in Hillsborough, and 25 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 Gold Park Dog Park
Gold Park Dog Park Gold Park Dog Park in Hillsborough, NC, is located within the 24-acre Gold Park. The dog area includes separate fenced areas for large and small dogs to play off leash. In addition to the dog area, the park also includes a multi-purpose field, playground equipment, picnic structures, and a little less than half a mile of Riverwalk. See Details
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
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
Broken Spoke Farm Broken Spoke Farm is a dog-friendly farm in Hillsborough, NC. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you at their farm stand. They sell organic asparagus, blueberries, blackberries, seasonal vegetables, and salad greens. Fresh soft serve ice cream is served Friday - Sunday and to-go cups are available everyday. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Anderson Community Park Dogs love to run and socialize off-leash in the dog park area of Anderson Community Park in Chapel Hill, NC. The dog park is open from dawn to dusk, and all dogs must be at least six months old and current on vaccinations. See Details
Lake Michael Park Lake Michael Park is pet-friendly. Leashed dogs are welcome on the trails that wind around this beautiful fishing lake in Mebane. If you're bringing the whole pack, reserve one of the shelters and enjoy a cookout at the grills provided. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess left behind. Lake Michael Park is open every day of the week from dawn until dusk. 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
Piney Wood Dog Park Piney Wood Dog Park is a dog-friendly area in Durham, NC, that features four separate enclosed areas - a small dog area, large dog area, program area and entrance area. Amenities include water fountains, waste bag dispensers, benches and a kiosk. All dogs must be registered with DPR annually. 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
Homestead Dog Park Pets are welcome to run and play off-leash in this fenced Homestead dog park, a neighborhood favorite. 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
Tanger Outlets Tanger Outlets in Mebane, NC, is a dog-friendly outdoor mall. Fido is welcome to walk around with you on a lead. Some of the outlet stores will welcome Fido inside. There are a few seating areas with umbrellas for you to rest with your pup. With more than 50 stores to choose from, you're sure to find something perfect for both you and Fido. See Details
Gizmo Brew Works - Chapel Hill Taproom & Bottle Shop Gizmo Brew Works - Chapel Hill Taproom & Bottle Shop is pet-friendly. Located in Chapel Hill, NC, Gizmo Brew Works Craft Brewery and Taproom offers entertainment, live music, food trucks, beer specials, and most importantly, craft beer by Gizmo Brew Works. Children and dogs are to remain at your tables and under supervision at all times. Gizmo Brew Works is open Monday through Thursday from 4pm to 9pm and Friday through Sunday from 3pm to 9pm. 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
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
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