Dog Friendly Activities in Townsend, TN

There are 3 dog friendly activities in Townsend, and 66 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 Townsend.

Pet Friendly Smoky Mountain River Rat Tubing
Smoky Mountain River Rat Tubing Looking for the best dog-friendly tubing in Townsend, Tennessee? Smoky Mountain River Rat offers river tubing on the Beautiful Little River, and Outpost A is pet-friendly! Bring Fido and make sure no family member misses out on this river adventure. Dogs float for just $5. Dog owners are also encouraged to rent a tether if they want a separate tube for their pooch. Dogs over 60 lbs are discouraged due to tube popping. See Details
Pet Friendly Apple Valley Mountain Village General Store
Apple Valley Mountain Village General Store The General Store at Apple Valley Mountain Village is pet-friendly. This popular country store offers visitors the chance to peruse the aisles of traditional produce, including jams, jellies, preserves, and honey butters. There are 10,000 new items available, an all new t-shirt room, and lots of games, shirts, toys, and hundreds of stuffed animals for kids. Their produce includes homemade fudge made fresh. Fido won't be left out while you're shopping, they even have an entire dog and pet section so they can take home a souvenir too. While you're there, you can take Fido for a walk on the 10 mile bike & walking path that’s winds through the little mountain town, circles under the highway and ends up back to the store. The General Store is open Monday through Thursday from 9am to 3pm and Friday through Sunday from 9am to 6pm. See Details
Cades Cove Loop Road Located approximately 27 miles outside of Gatlinburg, near the town of Townsend, TN, beautiful Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains offers a variety of dog-friendly hiking trails and wildlife viewing opportunities. You can take Fido along for a scenic drive on Cades Cove Loop Road, an 11-mile stretch of roadway through the Smoky Mountain valley. Due to its location, you'll almost certainly see deer in Cades Cove. If you're lucky, you might even spot a bear, fox, or wild turkey. Dogs must remain in vehicles. See Details
Gatlinburg Trail The Gatlinburg Trail is one of only two pet-friendly trails in the Great Smoky Mountains in Gatlinburg, TN. The trail is nearly two miles long one-way. It is quite flat and runs through a forested area. The trail offers nice views of the Little Pigeon River, and it runs over a bridge as well. Historians will enjoy the foundations and chimneys of several old homesites along the way. See Details
Sugarlands Distilling Company Sugarlands Distilling Company in Gatlinburg, TN, is a dog-friendly industrial moonshine maker. This great spot offers indoor and outdoor tours, tastings, and even live music events for you and Fido to enjoy. As there's no food prepared on the premises, you can bring them inside and out to enjoy the festivities and the numerous spirits available, including moonshine, whiskey, and twists on classics like root beer. See Details
The Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum Featuring more than 20,000 sets of salt and pepper shakers from around the world, The Salt and Pepper Museum in Gatlinburg, TN, is dog-friendly! Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners as they wander through the unique collection. The Museum has had dogs, cats, parrots, and iguanas visit in the past. Please call or check the website for current hours of operation. See Details
The Island in Pigeon Forge Dogs are welcome at The Island in Pigeon Forge. They are a pet-friendly property for leashed pups. However, it is up to the individual shops and restaurants as to whether dogs are allowed inside the businesses so be sure to check first. See Details
Moon Pie General Store and Original Book Warehouse Fido is welcome to join you at the pet-friendly Moon Pie General Store and Original Book Warehouse, located in Pigeon Forge, TN. Leashed and well-behaved dogs can accompany you inside when browsing a generous selection of souvenirs and gifts. Moon Pie General Store sell toys, books, puzzles and games, ornaments, food items, Tennessee-branded goods, novelty gifts, and souvenirs from the Great Smoky Mountains. Don't forget to snag some old-fashioned candies & Moonpies in every flavor imaginable. See Details
Seven Islands State Birding Park Dogs are welcome at Seven Islands State Birding Park, where there are a number of pet-friendly trails for you and Fido to enjoy. There are 190 species of bird that call the 416 acres of land adjacent to French Broad River their home and you and your pooch can enjoy them from some of the trails as long as Fido is on a leash. See Details
PetSafe Unleashed Dog Park Bring Fido to play off leash at the fully-fenced PetSafe Unleashed Dog Park located within Sevierville City Park. Features include separate small and large dog areas, dog wash station, and agility equipment. Owners should clean up after their dogs and follow all posted rules. The park is open daily. See Details
Oconaluftee River Trail The Oconaluftee River Trail is one of two walking paths on which visitors can walk dogs and bicycle in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This pet-friendly trail is a 1.5 mile one-way. It is relatively flat, but does have a few small hills. The trail runs through the forest along side the Oconaluftee River and offers beautiful views of the river. The Oconaluftee River Trail is frequently used by joggers, walkers, and bicyclists. See Details
Tennessee Cider Company Tennessee Cider Company is pet-friendly. Gatlinburg’s first true Cidery, located in the heart of downtown, the Old General Store stocks locally made Ciders and wet goods made by great local folks. This cidery is open every day of the week from 10am to 11pm. See Details
The Apple Barn and Cider Mill The Apple Barn and Cider Mill is pet-friendly. Your pooch can join you while you taste wine, but not in areas where food is prepared or served. They are open Monday through Saturday from 9:00am to 7:00pm and Sunday from 9:00am to 5:30pm. See Details
Ijams Nature Center Ijams is a 315-acre nature center where dogs and their owners can enjoy nature hikes and learn about the animals and plants that surround us. This urban greenspace features more than 12 miles of natural surface trails for you and Fido to enjoy. You can find your way around the beautiful woodlands, meadows, ponds and more by picking up one of the maps from the visitor center when you arrive. Ijams is open Monday through Saturday from 9am to 5pm and Sunday from 11am to 5pm. See Details
The Village Shops Located next to the famous Pancake Pantry and Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen, The Village is a collection of 27 unique specialty stores in the heart of Gatlinburg, TN. The wooded outdoor areas around the shops are great for taking Fido for a stroll. Be sure to stop by the pet-friendly Simply Animals store to pick up a toy or treat for your pet. Dogs should remain leashed and under your control at all times while roaming through The Village. See Details
Mast General Store Mast General Store is pet-friendly. This old fashioned store is stocked with country gourmet foods, cast iron cookware, speckleware, old-fashioned toys, footwear for all walks of life, hardware, and more. Leashed dogs are allowed inside. Mast General Store is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 9pm, Saturday from 9am to 9pm, and Sunday from 12pm to 6pm. See Details
Doggywood at Dollywood Although dogs are not allowed in the Dollywood amusement park in Pigeon Forge, visitors traveling to the Smoky Mountains with their dogs can leave Fido at Dollywood's very own kennel, Doggywood, for the day while they visit the park. The kennel even has a few individual cottages for dogs needing a little extra privacy. Due to space limitations, it is extremely important that you call in advance for reservations on the day you plan to visit the park. Dogs cannot be accommodated overnight. See Details
Three Bears General Store Three Bears General Store is a pet-friendly shop in Pigeon Forge. Established in 1979, this store located at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is 40,000 square-feet of souvenirs. Leashed dogs are welcome inside, as long as they are well-behaved. See Details
Great Smoky Mountains National Park The Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers two trails that are dog friendly: Gatlinburg Trail (a 1.9 mile hike from the Sugarland Visitor Center to the outskirts of Gatlinburg, TN) and the Oconaluftee River Trail (a 1.5 mile hike from the Oconaluftee Visitor Center to the outskirts of Cherokee, NC). Please note that dogs are not permitted on any other trails within the park. Dogs are allowed in the campgrounds, picnic areas, and along roads, but must be kept on a leash at all times. As with most parks, your pets should be well-behaved and you should always clean up after them. See Details
Gatlinburg SkyLift Park Gatlinburg SkyLift Park is a pet-friendly attraction in Tennessee. Small, leashed dogs are welcome if they can be held on your lap while on the SkyLift chairs. When you get to the top, your leashed dog can join you on the bridge which offers great views across the Tennessee landscape. See Details
Smokey Mountain Knife Works Dogs are welcome inside while their owners shop for knives at the world's largest knife store. If it cuts, they stock it, including Case knives, Buck knives, SOG knives, Victorinox Swiss Army knives, Gerber knives, Kershaw knives, Benchmade knives, Spyderco knives, Columbia River Knife and Tool knives, Cold Steel Knives, TOPS knives, and Rough Rider knives. Smokey Mountain Knife Works is open every day of the week from 10am to 9pm. See Details
Patriot Park Patriot Park is pet-friendly. Bring your leashed pooch along to this nice park in Pigeon Forge for a stroll along the river. The park adjoins with the local KOA campground, the trolley stop office and the Old Mill shopping area. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. The park is always open. See Details
Ole Smoky Moonshine Ole Smoky Moonshine in Gatlinburg, TN, is pet-friendly. The distinct smell of cooking and fermenting grains takes over your senses at this true moonshine experience. Here, you’ll see authentic-working moonshine stills and take in the entire process. The eager distillers like to visit with folks. They’ll be glad to answer your questions about the history and lore of moonshining in East Tennessee. After you see, smell and hear about the process, treat yourself to $5 samplings of our homegrown shine. See Details
Charter Doyle PetSafe Dog Park Well-shaded by fully mature cedar trees, the dog park features separate sections for large and small dogs, a dog water fountain, and dog waste stations. Charter Doyle Greenway, which is a 0.4-mile loop encircling Charter Doyle Park, also connects to the dog park. See Details