Dog Friendly Activities in Mills River, NC

There are 5 dog friendly activities in Mills River, and 139 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 Mills River.

Pet Friendly Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Sierra Nevada in Mills River is dog-friendly! Dogs are welcome on the Back Porch and in certain areas of Upper Park, but not inside any of the buildings. Your dog can join you as you sample some of the craft beers and delicious appetizers outside in the gorgeously designed gardens. There are fire pits, corn hole games, and occasional live music. Stop by the Gift Shop on your way out to pick up Sierra Nevada dog treats, dog collars with beer openers attached, or a squeaky Pale Ale dog toy for your pup. See Details
Pet Friendly Mills River Dog Park
Mills River Dog Park Recently built dog park, smaller area for 25 lb dogs and a larger area for larger, 25 lb and over dogs. Nice grass area, area with gravel and a small sidewalk area. Fresh water is available, along with several benches. See Details
Mills River Brewing Co. Mills River Brewing Co. is pet-friendly. They offer craft beers brewed in house and a food truck onsite. If you have a guest that is looking for something besides beer, they also provide wine, and cider. As an added bonus, they allow dogs year-round inside and outside. See Details
Bold Rock Hard Cider Bold Rock Hard Cider at Mills River is pet-friendly. Located just outside of Asheville, the high quality apples here help to create award winning ciders. They are open daily for tours, tastings, pints and flights for on-premise consumption plus retail cider and merchandise to go. They have live music on weekends and food truck on site. Dogs are welcome outside in the expansive yard area and deck, as well as inside the tasting room. Bold Rock Hard Cider is Monday through Wednesday from 1pm to 9pm, Thursday through Saturday from 11am to 10pm, and Sunday from 11am to 8pm. See Details
Burning Blush Brewery Burning Blush Brewery is a dog friendly brewery in Mills River, NC. Their focus is on highly crafted beer integrated with genuine customer service. A place where traditional beer treads on experimental. Appropriate glassware will be served with the style of beer they are meant to be poured in, whether it is a wine barrel aged sour or a juicy IPA. The family welcome you to bring your family and your pups to the taproom where you can enjoy a large, climate-controlled indoor area or a spacious, outdoor biergarten. They do not serve food, but food trucks can sometimes be found onsite. Check their website for current schedule. See Details
Biltmore Estate The Biltmore Estate is pet friendly! Dogs are allowed to explore the extensive grounds and roam through the more than 250 acres of landscaped gardens. Fido is also welcome to join the humans at several restaurants with outdoor seating in Antler Hill Village. Open daily throughout the year. Hours vary by season and rates vary by month; visit website or call for specific information. See Details
French Broad River Dog Park One of Asheville's most beautiful parks, the French Broad River Park meanders alongside the tranquil French Broad River, and features a vast area of open green space with old trees, a wildflower garden, a paved trail, a gazebo, picnic tables and grills, an observation deck, and a small playground. The Dog Park features a large fenced-in area made for exercising and socializing your pooch! It is a one acre lot with wood chips, fresh water, and dog waste bags. No separate areas for small and large dogs. There is a great trail system, picnic facilities, and wonderful access to the river for doggy swimming as well! See Details
Azalea Park Dog Park This 155-acre park has been developed as one of Asheville's top parks. The John B. Lewis Soccer complex (4 soccer fields) is open with lots more special features to come including trails, picnic areas, disc golf, lakes, a retreat center, the historic Thomas Wolfe cabin and much more. The Dog Park features two separate fenced areas, one for small dogs and one for large dogs. Separate Parking for pet owners. There is a gazebo in the large dog area. See Details
North Carolina Arboretum The North Carolina Arboretum is a 434-acre natural treasure with 65 acres of cultivated gardens and 10 miles of hiking and biking trails adjacent to the Bent Creek Experimental Forest. The Arboretum offers a variety trails rated as Easy, Easy to Moderate, Moderate, and Moderate to Difficult, and dogs are allowed on all of them with you. Dogs are not, however, allowed in any of the buildings and some of the gardens. Parking fee is $16 per vehicle. See Details
Carolina Mountain Trail Carolina Mountain Trail is an easy, 2.4-mile hike in the North Carolina Arboretum that will take about one hour to complete with Fido. This gentle trail is perfect for those looking for a nice stroll through the woods with their pup. It starts behind the education center. Dogs are not allowed inside the center. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Grandad's Apples One of the best ways to enjoy Asheville’s crisp fall weather with your furry friend is to spend the day walking through the orchard at Grandad’s Apples. Whether you choose to pick your own apples from the orchard or select your favorite variety of pre-picked apples, your dog is welcome to join in on the fun. Other pooch-friendly activities include a pumpkin patch, painted farm backdrops for fun photos, and a 5-acre corn maze that offers a challenge for the whole family. Kids will love riding the Cow Train Ride and petting the Barnyard Corral of animals. Be sure to stop by the country store and bakery before you leave to sample and purchase items to take home including local honey, apple ice cream, apple cider, and even apple cider doughnuts. From August through November, the orchard and store are open daily from 9am to 5pm. See Details
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
Stunning Waterfall Hike & Photoshoot 'Stunning Waterfall Hike & Photoshoot' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Kristin. The experience lasts 3.5 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 5 and up. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Babies are welcome in backpacks. Age limit restriction is a suggestion due to the length of the trail. If you child can handle 3 miles...No problem! Rates start at $69/person. See Details
Mast General Store Leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans in this quintessential general store. See Details
River Arts District Head to the River Arts District with Fido and he can help you sniff out treasures in a variety of studios, galleries, businesses, restaurants, and more. The River Arts District is a bustling creative community of sculptors, painters, glass artists, fabric artists, ceramic artists, print-makers, potters, woodworkers, jewelry-makers, and other artisans. Many of the studios and galleries welcome dogs to join their humans as they pop in for a visit and to browse the artist's work. Come by on the second Saturday of the month and enjoy exhibitions and many open studios. Studio hours vary, so make a treasure hunt of it and visit with a mind open for possibilities. Just keep Fido on a leash at all times and make sure to get permission from the artist or store owner before bringing your pup inside. See Details
French Broad Outfitters French Broad Outfitters offers three float trips for you to enjoy with your friends, family members, and Fido. The River Arts District trip is a six-mile urban float that takes you through one of the most creative neighborhoods in Asheville. Float through the gorgeous Biltmore Estate on the Historic Biltmore tour on a full-day float that also takes you through the River Arts District. The Tube Trip is very popular, relaxing two-hour float through Asheville. Dogs are welcome into the shop at any time. If they have been in a canoe/kayak before, they are welcome to join you on our river trips. Please mention your dog in your reservation. Tours depart from different locations; inquire as to specific address of your tour. See Details
Burntshirt Vineyards Take a short drive to Hendersonville from Asheville with your pup in tow for a wine tasting at Burntshirt Vineyards. All of Burntshirt’s wine is made from local, Blue Ridge Appalachian Mountain fruit and the high elevation produces grapes perfect for varietals not typically grown in the United States, like Gruner Veltliner. Your dog is welcome to join you in the tasting room while you taste Merlot, Riesling, Cabernet Franc, Rosé of Cabernet Sauvignon, a red wine blend called Altitude 3400, and two Chardonnays. After discovering a new favorite, order a glass to enjoy on their verandah overlooking the vineyards. Note that dogs are welcome on Burntshirt’s walking trails, gardens, and in the tasting room but not on tours or in the vineyard. The tasting room is open daily and the fee of $7 - $10 includes a sampling of several wines and a souvenir glass. See Details
Graveyard Fields Trail Graveyard Fields Trail is a moderately easy, 3.4 mile hike in the Pisgah National Forest that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. This trail was named for the devastating fires in 1925 and 1942, but still offers plenty of beauty. The well-marked trails will bring you by two waterfalls, a river, blueberry bushes, and still offers cool temperatures in the summer. Please note that dogs must be on a 6-foot leash on National Park Service property. See Details
Bryant Antiques Bryant Antiques is a 9,000 square foot antique store with over 70 dealers. They offer heat and A/C along with a fun adventure of antique hunting, and they love to see pets in the store! See Details
SkyTop Orchard Perched in the mountains of Western North Carolina, SkyTop Orchard is a "pick-your-own" orchard offering a wide variety of apples, grapes, pears, and pumpkins. SkyTop also offers bags of pre-picked fruit as well as apple treats, cider, honeys, jams, gift boxes, and more. SkyTop's famous apple and pumpkin donuts are made while you watch and served hot. Picnic shelters and an expansive play area make Skytop the perfect place for parties and group get-togethers. Visitors to Skytop are welcome to explore the grounds which include ponds, a bamboo forest, and plenty of barnyard animals. Leashed pets are welcome to join in on the fun! 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
Pine Tree Loop Trail The Pine Tree Loop Trail at Bent Creek Experimental Forest is an easy, 2 mile hike that will take about 1 hour to complete with Fido. This popular trail is wide enough to let bikers easily pass and offers plenty of stream crossings for your dog to splash in. Come during the week, or the off season, to avoid the larger crowds. Please note that dogs must be on a leash, except during fall hunting season; Hunt, Horseback riding, Mountain biking. See Details
River Art District PhotoShoot Tour 'River Art District PhotoShoot Tour' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Kristin. Create some lasting memories with your pooch as your host guides you around some of Asheville's best artist studios, galleries, breweries and an outdoor graffiti art park, snapping photos of you along the way. You will receive high resolution professional portraits by email within 72 hours. Special tour requests and private tours accommodated. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests of all ages. Rates start at $63 per person. See Details