Dog Friendly Activities in Indian Head, MD

There are 2 dog friendly activities in Indian Head, and 105 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 Indian Head.

Pet Friendly Indian Head Rail Trail
Indian Head Rail Trail The Indian Head 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 Indian Head! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Indian Head 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
Pet Friendly Chapman State Park
Chapman State Park Chapman State Park is pet-friendly. The area is made up of mature forests and rare plants that hark back to days of old alongside the banks of Potomac River. There are a number of trails for dogs and their owners around the park, including the Potomac River Trail that joins Chapman’s Landing Road to the Potomac River; Marsh Trail that meanders through bottomland woods along the Potomac shoreline; and Coastal Woodlands Trail that makes a loop around gravel forest and a coastal oak forest. If you're planning on bringing Fido with you, make sure they're on a leash under six feet and you clean up any mess after them. Chapman State Park is open every day of the week from sunrise to sunset. 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
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
Duke Street Dog Park This large, fenced, grassy dog park is a wonderful place to bring your pet to play off-leash. There are plenty of toys on hand, but bring your own water. 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
Dog Run Park at Carlyle Bring your pet to play off-leash at this fenced dog park with separate small dog area, grass, gravel, benches, and drinking water. 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
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
Barkhaus Barkhaus offers a off-leash indoor and outdoor dog park, combined with a dog bar. Guests come to enjoy a beverage or bite to eat while their dogs make new friends. Barkhaus has collaborated with the incredible Laughing Pig for their unique and thoughtfully crafted menu with a locally sourced collection of beer and wine. All dogs must be current on Parvo, Rabies, Bordetella, and Canine Distemper (DHPP, DHLPP, DA2PP) vaccinations. Proof of vaccination is required prior to entry. Per Virginia Law, guests are legally only allowed to bring 1 dog per person at a time. See Details
Grist Mill Dog Park This small, 1-acre dog park is fully fenced and covered in a special blue landscaping dust to reduce mud. Includes shade trees and benches. See Details
Prince William County Dog Park Great new dog park in Woodbridge. Has a separate small dog area, benches, a picnic table, agility equipment, and poop-bags and trashcans. Located between Colby Dr. and Sturbridge Rd. See Details
Alexandria's Footsteps to the Past Walking Tours While visiting the historic hometown of George Washington and Robert E. Lee, you and your pooch can take advantage of one of Alexandria's Footsteps to the Past's many walking tours. Offering a combined total of 100 years experience in Alexandria, they are able to take you beyond the ordinary and let you in on little-known but revealing stories about well-known historical figures. It's both entertaining and educational, so it makes for a great event for visitors of all ages. They offer many variations of tours to suite your personal style and needs. Your dog is welcome to join at no extra cost, but must be under owner's control and leashed at all times. See Details
Potomac Riverboat Company Canine Cruises Head out on the water with your pooch on the Potomac Riverboat Company's Canine Cruises. From April to October, Fido can enjoy a 45-minute cruise around the Alexandria Seaport in the company of other canine-loving humans and their furry best friends. Fresh water and tasty treats are provided onboard. One dog is permitted per passenger and dogs must be leashed at all times, on a leash no longer than 6 feet. For dates and ticket prices, check Potomac Riverboat Company's official website. See Details
Leesylvania State Park State park with hiking trails and river access that welcomes leashed dogs. See Details
Discover DC Pedicab Tours Save your shoes from miles of wear and tear and climb aboard a 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. Leashed pets are welcome to join their humans on nearly every tour. See Details
South Run Dog Park This fenced dog park is a convenient place to bring your pet for a bit of off-leash exercise. Includes shade trees and varied terrain. See Details
DC By Foot See DC with your pup on a private DC By Foot walking tour! 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
Ben Brenman Dog Park Pets love to play off-leash in the fenced dog run in this public park, though be sure to bring your own water. See Details
Mount Vernon Trail The Mount Vernon Trail 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 Mount Vernon 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
Benjamin Banneker Park Your pet will love the chance to play and socialize off-leash at this fenced dog park, which includes water spigot, shade trees, and seats for owners. See Details
Running Tour of the Monuments 'Running Tour of the Monuments' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Beth. Run around the monuments and stop to take pictures in front of the cherry blossoms if they are in bloom. Dogs are very welcome to take part if they can keep up. The experience lasts 1.5 hours and can accommodate up to 6 guests ages 12 and up. Don't worry about running pace or ability. Your host will adjust her pace for you. Rates start at $30 per person. See Details