Dog Friendly Activities in Hot Springs, NC

There’s 1 dog friendly activity in Hot Springs, and 46 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 Hot Springs.

Pet Friendly Lover's Leap Loop Trail
Lover's Leap Loop Trail Lover's Leap Loop Trail is a difficult, 1.6 mile hike in Pisgah National Forest that will take about 1 hour to complete with Fido. This short trail is possibly the best part of the loop for dogs with its shade trees along the French Broad River. Be sure your dog has energy for this hike, since it gets rocky and difficult as you go on. Please note that dogs must be on a leash. See Details
Pet Friendly Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar
Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar Whether you are a bibliophile, oenophile, or cynophile, you’ll appreciate Battery Park Book Exchange’s vast selection of books and wines in Downtown Asheville’s Grove Arcade. Browse their 22,000 new and used books for sale with your dog in tow. History buffs will love perusing all of the regional and Civil War history books, which is Battery Park’s specialty. If you’re not into history, there are thousands of novels and other fiction titles to choose from. After purchasing your new favorite, head to the Champagne bar and order a glass of wine, a pint of beer, or an espresso to imbibe while sitting on one of the comfy couches or chairs. Pair your drink with a cheese and sausage plate, smoked trout dip, or dessert to nibble on while you read. Don’t worry, Fido won’t feel left out. Dogs eat and drink for free at Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar! This is a must-visit spot, whether you spend an hour or the afternoon sipping, shopping and reading with your pet. See Details
Historic Gray Line Asheville Trolley Tours Dogs up to 25 lbs are welcome for no additional fee on Historic Gray Line Trolley Tours. Dogs must have up to date vaccinations and tags. See Details
Mast General Store Leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans in this quintessential general store. See Details
Walking Discovery of Downtown 'Walking Discovery of Downtown' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Mike. You and your pup will take a guided walking tour of the city and visit sites such as Grove Arcade, The Basiliica of St. Lawrence, various Art Deco buildings, see street shows, French Broad Chocolate Lounge and more. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 10 and up. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Rates start at $40 per person. See Details
Tip-Based Asheville Walking Tour 'Tip-Based Asheville Walking Tour' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Jordan. You and Fido will take a guided walking tour through the city learning about its history, architecture and local legends. See sites such as Basilica of St Lawrence, Grove Park Arcade, the Block, the YMI, Woolworth Walk's old-timey soda fountain, Wall St's catwalk, South Slope breweries and more. Your guide will also provide you with insider tips of the area including best places to eat, drink and things to do. The experience lasts 2.5 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 13 and up. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Rates start at $1 per person. See Details
Haunted Asheville Haunted Asheville, Asheville's original and oldest ghost tour company, welcomes well-behaved, leashed pets on their Classic Tour and Vampire and Occult Tour. On the Classic Tour, you will walk through downtown Asheville and visit some of the area's most haunted spots. Your guide will tell you the history, legends, and lore surrounding these places as you learn about ghost hunting. On the Vampire and Occult Tour, you will hear about conspiracies surrounding the Freemasons, learn why the neighboring county was named Transylvania County, learn more about the local vampire scene and the tribal rites in Pritchard Park, and more, all while exploring Asheville by night. Both tours end with a visit to the Mystery Museum in the basement of the Masonic Temple. Dogs cannot go inside any of the buildings, so someone in your party will need to stay outside with your pup. See Details
Max Patch Trail Max Patch Trail is a moderately easy, 3.5 mile hike in the Pisgah National Forest that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. It is not easy to get to this trail over the bumpy Forest Service roads, but the trail is still quite popular. The beauty makes the trek all worthwhile. Please note that dogs must be on a leash. See Details
Asheville Drum Circle Bring your pup to this quintessential Asheville event and enjoy the camaraderie that abounds in Pritchard Park on Friday nights in the warm-weather months. Whether you want to watch, dance, or drum, you will find yourself in good company, surrounded by people of all ages, locals and visitors. The drummers usually begin showing up between 5:00 and 6:00 pm and the crowd continues to build until the drum circle draws to a close at 10:00 pm. Just keep Fido on a leash at all times and make sure he is comfortable in crowds and around drum noises. See Details
Montford Park Players Enjoy the works of Shakespeare in the company of your furry best friend at the Hazel Robinson Ampitheatre. The Montford Park Players is North Carolina's longest-running Shakespeare Festival, free for the public to enjoy. Throughout the summer, dogs are welcome to join humans for the performances. In the winter, performances are held at the Asheville Masonic Temple where dogs are not permitted. See Details
Montford Historic District With its architectural beauty and significance, the Montford Historic District is a perfect place to stroll with your furry best friend as you enjoy the beauty of this neighborhood. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this community has more than 600 buildings, most of which were built between 1890 and 1920. As you wander, you will see a variety of architectural styles and influences including Victorian, Queen Anne, Arts and Crafts, Neoclassical, and Colonial Revival. Keep Fido on a leash while you walk and make sure to clean up after him. All homes are private residences and not open to the public. See Details
Asheville Urban Trail Asheville's Urban Trail is a 1.7 mile self-guided, walking tour through downtown Asheville with 30 public sculptures that highlight the town's history and past. Trail maps are available at the starting point at Pack Place and from other local downtown businesses, or you can download it by going to the website link (mp3 files are also available to download for a guided listening experience). The trail is perfect for lovers of art, architecture and history. Five distinct time periods are highlighted by pink granite markers in the sidewalk: the feather represents the Guilded Age, the horseshoe represents the Frontier Period, an angel for the Times of Thomas Wolfe, the courthouse for the Era of Civic Pride, and an eagle for the Age of Diversity. Enjoyed in its entirety, the walking tour requires approximately two hours to complete. See Details
Pack Square Park Explore the more than 6 acres of Pack Square Park with Fido by your side. This stunning public park has a large open green space, three water features, original art by regional artists, native trees and greenery, ample seating, a veteran's memorial, and public restrooms. Just remember to keep your pup on a leash and clean up after him. See Details
Margarette Falls Hiking Trail Leashed dogs are welcome on Margarette Falls Trail which is 2.7 miles in length and provides a various range of terrain for both you and your dog to enjoy! This is just one of the many trails in Cherokee National Forest. See Details
Tops For Shoes We are a family owned shoe store in the heart of Downtown Asheville, North Carolina. We carry Men's, Women's and Children's shoes that come in a wide range of brands like Ecco, Merrell, Naot, Clark, Dansko, Munro, Cole Haan, Stride Rite and many others. We offer a large number of sizes and widths. In September and October we are open on Sundays from 1-5. If you go on our website and give us your email, you will be notified when we do our sales and, especially, in the Clearance Center only, when we do our "buy one get one for a penny sale". We are also on Facebook and Twitter. We are very dog friendly and always have a treat for our four legged friends. See Details
Ariel Gallery Head to downtown Asheville with your furry best friend and visit Ariel Gallery--an artist-owned and operated fine craft gallery. At the gallery you will find ceramics, fiber and glass crafts, jewelry, metal art, and wood crafts. Since the gallery is run by artists, you and Fido will have a chance to meet at least one of the gallery's artists when you visit. See Details
See Asheville Like an Insider 'See Asheville Like an Insider' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Tebbe. You and Fido will set out on a guided walking tour of downtown where you will learn the history of the city, including how the Vanderbilt family helped Asheville, and see the popular sites. Your host will point out unique architecture and dynamics that have made this town so unique. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 18 and up. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Rates start at $30 per person. See Details
Grovewood Village Located adjacent to the Grove Park Inn, Grovewood Village is a wonderland of creativity and history. Bring Fido along as you stroll through the delightful sculpture gardens, visit a working artist's studio, learn more about Asheville's early history, explore a collection of rare automobiles, and browse an expansive collection of American craft. Grovewood features arts and crafts from over 500 artists located throughout the United States. Just keep Fido on a leash at all times. See Details
Appalachian Craft Center Highlighting handcrafted North Carolina pottery and traditional Southern Appalachian art, Appalachian Craft Center features a variety of goods from many area artisans. Bibliophiles are sure to find something to interest them in the collection of books by local authors as well as books on the history, attractions, and activities available to visitors to the area. Popular area potters contribute many delightful and unique pieces to the craft center's inventory. Visitors to the center will also find wood crafts, handwoven rugs, jewelry, quilts, paintings, jams, jellies, preserves, and honeys, rock lamps, candles, and more. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome at Appalachian Craft Center. Just keep in mind that if any object is damaged by your pup, you will have to purchase it. See Details
Laurel River Trail Laurel River Trail is a moderately easy, 7 mile hike in the Pisgah National Forest that will take about 3.5 hours to complete with Fido. This trail is one of the flattest around and offers plenty of shaded woodland and opportunities to cool off in the river. This is an ideal hike for any time of the year. Please note that dogs must be on a leash. See Details
Asheville By Foot Bring Fido along on an urban adventure with Asheville by Foot's walking tours. You and your pup will enjoy a guided tour of Asheville's beautiful architecture, fascinating history, and unique culture. Your guide will tell you the stories of who and what shaped Asheville as you explore the town at a comfortable pace. To make sure you don't miss out on anything your guide says, you will receive a listening device to use as you tour. Advanced reservations are highly recommended. See Details
L.O.F.T. - Lost Objects Found Treasures L.O.F.T. is a unique gift shop in Asheville with something for everyone. Browse apparel, antiques, local art and jewelry, housewares, furniture, bath products, candles, inspirational items, children's items, vintage pieces, and adult items, and more. Bring Fido into the shop with you as you search the shelves for the perfect item. You never know what you'll find at this quirky shop! See Details
Portico Market at Grove Arcade Asheville is a place known for unexpected finds and some of those delightful treasures are sure to be found at the Portico Market at Grove Arcade. Although dogs are not allowed inside Grove Arcade, the Portico Market on the south end of the arcade is pet-friendly. Leash Fido and up and browse through the dozen stalls filled with wares from farmers, artists, and craftspeople. On any given day, you might find your own piece of the unexpected to take home with you amidst the handmade jewelry, paintings, musical instruments, paintings, clothing, farm products, soap, local honey, and more. Meet the makers and purveyors of these products and enjoy conversation with the locals while you explore. Just keep Fido leashed at all times. See Details
Photo Shoot Asheville 'Photo Shoot Asheville' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Natasha. You and your pup will receive a 60 minute professional photo-shoot. Photos can be taken in various locations with backdrops of your choice. You will receive 30 edited, digital shots a few days after the shoot. If bringing Fido along, you will need to use your own car. The experience lasts 1 hour and can accommodate up to 2 guests ages 18 and up. Rates start at $99 per person. See Details