Dog Friendly Activities in Newark, DE

There are 6 dog friendly activities in Newark. 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 Newark.

Pet Friendly White Clay Creek State Park
White Clay Creek State Park White Clay Creek State Park is a dog-friendly destination in Newark, DE. There are over 37 miles of trails in this park that you and Fido can explore, including some interesting pathways around Possum Hill and the Judge Morris Estate, which is a building that dates all the way back to 1790. Within the park, many visitors and their dogs take to Chestnut Hill Trail, a moderately challenging mutli-use trail which leads hikers through heavily forested areas with trickling creeks, and across open meadows. See Details
Pet Friendly Autumn Arch Beer Project
Autumn Arch Beer Project Autumn Arch Beer Project is a dog-friendly, local small-batch, and experimental brewery specializing in deep flavor profiles. They produce ales, lagers, and sour beers. Food trucks are sometimes on the premises. Check their website for current schedule. Dogs are welcome inside the taproom. See Details
Midnight Oil Brewing Company Well-behaved dogs are welcome at Midnight Oil Brewing Company. See Details
Iron Hill Dog Park This neighborhood off-leash dog park is known for its friendly community of dog-lovers. The park is fully fenced with separate areas for small and large dogs. See Details
Tri-Valley Trail The Tri-Valley 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 Newark! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Tri-Valley 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
James F. Hall Trail The James F. Hall 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 Newark! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the James F. Hall 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
Lums Pond Dog Park The off-leash area of this popular park features tall grasses, woods, and even access to the pond for doggie swimming. See Details
Bellevue State Park Dogs are welcome at Bellevue State Park, an area steeped in rich history that overlooks the Delaware River. Although Fido won't be able to enter the historic buildings located in the park, you can enjoy the fitness track that circles a catch-and-release fishing pond stocked with bass, catfish, and sunfish. Alternatively, you can hike around one of the trails and check out the blossoming gardens. Bellevue State Park is open 8am until 4pm every day of the week from April through October and Monday through Friday from December through February. See Details
Lums Pond State Park Lums Pond State Park is dog-friendly. The Swamp Forest Trail is located within the park and is a hidden gem that should prove Delaware’s worth to avid hikers. This popular trail runs through wetland forests on the edge of Lums Pond, providing a shaded stomp that leads to bridges and boardwalk sections. Although the trail runs adjacent to the water, it’s mostly a walk through the woods, a tranquil escape from hectic day to day life. See Details
Wilmington Brew Works Wilmington Brew Works is a dog-friendly brewery housed in a former laboratory in Wilmington, DE. Fido is welcome to join you under the large pergola of the front patio, or a second patio replete with native plants. There is something for everyone, including beer, cider, and slushies. Snack on cheese spreads, hummus, crackers, popcorn, kettle chips, or pretzels. See Details
Carousel Bark Park Carousel Bark Park is located within Carousel Park & Equestrian Center in Wilmington, DE. Dogs can romp in a large open field and cool off in the pond. Dogs must be leashed until they reach the entrance and need to respond well to voice commands since the park is not fenced. See Details
Levels Road Dog Park Pets love to play off-leash at this fully fenced Middletown dog park, which includes separate small dog area, grassy spots, and drinking fountains. See Details
Natural Lands Stroud Preserve Natural Lands Stroud Preserve is a dog-friendly area in West Chester, PA, that consists of 571 acres of culturally and ecologically important land in Chester County. This rolling mosaic of once-pastured grasslands, working farmlands, and woodlands now serves as wildlife habitat and a unique site for research by the Stroud Water Research Center, one of the premier stream research labs in North America. The Stroud Preserve boasts more than nine miles of hiking trails. Dogs are welcome but must be on-leash at all times and owners must pick up after them. Open from dawn until dusk. See Details
Rockford Park Rockford Park is a popular pet-friendly place to bring Fido in Wilmington. The main attraction at this park is Rockford Tower, a 100-year-old water tower. The tower is set among rolling hills, wooded areas, and vistas that are ideal for wandering with your pooch. The best part for dog owners about Rockford Park is that there's an off-leash dog area as well. The park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
Newlin Grist Mill Dogs are welcome on-leash in this historic park, which includes a 1704 water-powered mill, lovely wooded trails, and other historic sights. See Details
Natural Lands ChesLen Preserve Natural Lands ChesLen Preserve is Coatesville, PA, is a dog-friendly, 1,263-acre private nature preserves featuring sweeping agricultural fields, densely wooded stream corridors, and rare serpentine barrens. There are many points on the property from which visitors can gaze for miles in any direction and see virtually no signs of modern development. In 2010, The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (PA DCNR) designated portions of ChesLen Preserve—specifically the Unionville Barrens—as a “Pennsylvania Wild Plant Sanctuary.” The program encourages the conservation of natural areas and native plants, and recognizes private landowners who serve as models of good conservation and stewardship of these special resources. Dogs are welcome provided they are on-leash at all times and owners clean up after them. See Details
Fort Mott State Park Dogs are welcome to join their owners at Fort Mott State Park in Pennsville, NJ. The fort was constructed in 1896 in readiness for the Spanish-American War. You and Fido can learn about the area together on the interactive trails, while looking out over the Delaware River. Dogs are welcome throughout the park on a leash, as long as all mess is cleaned up after them. See Details
Stargazers Vineyard Stargazers Vineyard is pet-friendly. Located in the heart of southern Chester County, this vineyard was planted in1979 and produces a fine selection of wine that can be enjoyed on the luscious lawn and outdoor area with your pooch. Stargazers Vineyard is open Wednesday to Thursday from 12pm to 5pm, Friday to Saturday from 12pm to 6pm and Sunday from 12pm to 5pm. See Details
Bellefonte Brewing Co Brandywine Bellefonte Brewing Co Brandywine is pet-friendly. This nano brewery and tap room offers sixteen regular production beers on tap. Come and hang out with your leashed pooch inside and enjoy one of the trademark beverages. Bellefonte Brewing Co Brandywine is open Monday through Thursday from 5pm to 11pm, Friday from 3pm to 12am, Saturday from 12pm to 12am, and Sunday from 12pm to 7pm. See Details
Hangman Brewing BringFido to dog-friendly Hangman Brewing, a small microbrewery local to Claymont, DE. Established in 2020, this brewery produces small batches of unique beer. Leashed dogs are welcome to accompany you inside the taproom or beside a table on the outdoor patio. Sip a glass of Frosty The Hangman Hazy White, Hot Kat Porter, or Honey Raspberry Lemonade Sour. Patrons can find food trucks at weekends as well as weekly events such as "Sunday Funday." See Details
Kreutz Creek Vineyards and Winery Kreutz Creek Vineyards and Winery is pet-friendly. This wine tasting room welcomes leashed dogs to join you inside and out as you sample a variety of wine made out of grapes picked from the surrounding fields. Kreutz Creek Vineyards and Winery is open on weekends from 12pm to 5pm. See Details
Goddard Park Goddard Park has adequate parking, an off leash fenced dog run, a few miles of trails which part is paved, the rest is graveled, a playground for the kids, 2 portable toilets onsite one of which is handicapped accessible.Goddard Park is in phase one with more trails and a fishing pier to come. Beautiful park mantained very well by London Grove Township and volunteers. See Details
Natural Lands Wawa Preserve The 98-acre Natural Lands Wawa Preserve in Media, PA, are dog-friendly lands owned by Natural Lands and operated in partnership with Middletown Township. Visitors can enjoy trails that traverse a variety of habitats, including dense woodlands along Rocky Run Creek and sunny meadows filled with milkweed, goldenrod, and little bluestem. Dogs are welcome as long as they are leashed at all times and picked up after. See Details
Nick Mowers Dog Park Nick Mowers Dog Park is pet-friendly. This fenced dog park with separate large and small areas is a popular place to take your dog for a social and some exercise. Let your pooch play off-leash at this New Jersey dog park. See Details