Dog Friendly Activities in Jefferson, NC

There’s 1 dog friendly activity in Jefferson, and 22 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 Jefferson.

Pet Friendly Summit and Rhododendron Trails
Summit and Rhododendron Trails The Summit and Rhododendron Trails in Jefferson, NC, are pet friendly. They're a moderately easy, 1.4 mile hike in Mount Jefferson State Natural Area that will take about 1 hour to complete with Fido. Visit this trail in early June and you will be surrounded by the splendor of the wildflowers and Catawba rhododendron blooming. The fall color here is also magnificent. Please note that dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
Pet Friendly Mast General Store
Mast General Store Mast General Store in Boone, NC is dogfriendly. Leashed pets are welcome to join their humans in this quintessential general store located in the quaint downtown area. Shop for a variety of unique goods, including outdoor clothing, hiking & camping equipment, souvenirs, candy by the pound, and more. There is also a pet section with leashes, water bowls, locally-made treats, toys, and more. See Details
Mount Jefferson State Natural Area Mount Jefferson is a great place to have a scenic picnic near the summit with your dog in West Jefferson, NC. This pet-friendly state park also has a couple of great hiking trails. The Lost Province Trail is 3/4 mile long and is moderate in difficulty. The Rhododendron Trail is just over one mile long and is strenuous in difficulty. Dogs are allowed but must remain leashed. See Details
Price Lake Loop Trail Price Lake Loop Trail is an easy, 2.3 mile hike at Price Lake Campground in Blowing Rock, NC. It'll take about 1.5 hours to complete with Fido. This trail will take you around the pristine Price Lake located on the Blue Ridge Parkway. From May through October you can camp in one of the 180 sites in this scenic park. Enjoy the picnic area, fishing, and non-motorized boating. Please note that dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. There is also a campground fee to camp overnight. See Details
Mystery Hill Mystery Hill is a pet-friendly attraction in Blowing Rock, NC. Amazing visitors since 1948, Mystery Hill is a natural gravitational anomaly and a series of optical illusions offer something for all ages to enjoy. There are over 50,000 arrowheads on display, the 1903 home of the founders of Appalachian State University, Old Time Photos, Gem Mining, and more. Dogs are welcome on a leash. See Details
Doc's Rocks Gem Mine Doc's Rocks Gem Mine is a dog-friendly gift shop in Blowing Rock, NC, that welcomes leashed pups. Guests can mine for gems, enjoy an indoor, 9-hole mini golf course, arcade games, and more. See Details
Greenway Trail Greenway Trail is a pet-friendly pathway in Boone. This fully accessible trail is paved or gravel and flat to allow walkers of all levels to wander together. Leashed dogs are welcome, as long as they are cleaned up after. The trail is always open. See Details
Tweetsie Railroad Tweetsie Railroad is a pet-friendly attraction in Blowing Rock, NC. Leashed dogs are welcome in the open-air Miner's Mountain Theater, and are allowed to walk around the park, but pets are not permitted on trains, buses, or rides, in the Deer Park Zoo, in areas where food is served, or on the Chair Lift. Check their website for the annual K-9s In Flight shows! See Details
New River State Park New River State Park has ten family and dog-friendly trails in Laurel Springs, NC. All trails are easy to moderate in difficulty and are no longer than 1.4 miles. Fishing, canoeing, and picnicking are allowed at the state park. Dogs must remain leashed. See Details
Cascade Trail Parking Lot Cascade Trail Parking Lot is a pet-friendly place in Purlear, NC. The lot is surrounded by trees and overlooks with picnic tables for relaxing or enjoying a meal. The attached nature trail leads to a waterfall. The pathway can be found off the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. Keep Fido leashed at all times. See Details
Grayson Highlands State Park Check out the dog-friendly Grayson Highlands State Park in Mouth of Wilson, VA. Leashed pups are welcome to join you while you hike the trails that lead to beautiful waterfalls and overlooks. Located near Mount Rogers and Whitetop Mountain, Virginia’s two highest mountains, you're sure to find beautiful views of these alpine peaks while at this park. See Details
Elk Knob State Park Elk Knob State Park is a dog-friendly place in Todd, NC. It offers fantastic views of the summit from one of the highest peaks in North Carolina. There are currently four trails, ranging in difficulty levels, all equally rewarding. Dogs are allowed on all trails, but must remain leashed. Elk Knob also features backcountry camping, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. See Details
Off the Grid Tiny House Homestead Tour 'Off the grid, tiny house homestead tour' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Rachael. If you are thinking of living off the grid or in a tiny house, this is a great tour to get your journey started. On your two-hour tour, Cameron will explain everything from buying land to building a tiny house. You'll also tour the main house, tiny art studio, and a self-made solar electric vehicle then enjoy refreshments on the deck. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 8 guests of all ages. Leashed dogs are welcome. Rates start at $40 per person. See Details
Hiking to a Waterfall with a Boonie 'Hiking to a Waterfall with a Boonie' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Angela. Enjoy a hike right outside of Boone with your pooch. The trail leads to a top-secret waterfall and swimming hole. Hike, swim, have a light lunch or snacks and take in the scenery. Dogs are always welcome. The experience lasts 3 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 $60 per person. See Details
Fern Nature Trail Fern Nature Trail is a pet-friendly hiking spot in Laurel Springs, NC. It's an easy, 1.2 mile hike in New River State Park that will take about 45 minutes to complete with Fido. This is a short little hike that takes you through wooded area and hugs close to the New River. If you are up for a longer adventure you can combine this trail with another in the Mount Jefferson State Park. Please note that dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail The Virginia Creeper National Recreation 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 Damascus! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Virginia Creeper National Recreation 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
Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail The Virginia Creeper National Recreation 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 Whitetop! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Virginia Creeper National Recreation 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
Boone Belles Boone Belles is a dog-friendly apparel store in Boone, NC. Fido is welcome to join you inside the store as you shop for dresses, T-shirts, shoes, and accessories. The store also stocks apparel and décor for dog lovers. See Details
Lucky Penny Leashed dogs can join you at Lucky Penny, a pet-friendly clothing boutique in Boone, NC. Browse their selection of clothing items. There is even a store dog that may greet you during your visit. See Details
Wahoo's Adventures Wahoo's Adventures in Todd, NC is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise. Enjoy dog-friendly tubing, kayaking, canoeing and stand-up paddleboarding adventures on the New River with Fido. With breathtaking natural surroundings and a wide range of activities, Wahoo's Adventures is the ultimate destination for outdoor fun and unforgettable memories with your pup. See Details