Dog Friendly Activities in Wake Forest, NC

There are 5 dog friendly activities in Wake Forest, and 38 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 Wake Forest.

Pet Friendly Falls Lake Trail (Mountains-to-Sea Trail)
Falls Lake Trail (Mountains-to-Sea Trail) The Falls Lake Trail (or Mountains-to-Sea Trail) is a moderately easy, 5.4-mile hike in Falls Lake State Recreation Area that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. This trail is only open to foot traffic, so you won't be sharing the trail with mountain bikers or horses. Please note that dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. . See Details
Pet Friendly Flaherty Dog Park
Flaherty Dog Park Wake Forest’s first dog park provides a place for dog owners to let their pets run free safely and legally without a leash. The park is approximately two acres and located adjacent to the Flaherty Park baseball and softball fields on N. White Street. It features a five-foot high chain link fence, paved entrance and double gated entry, grass, picnic tables, water stations, and pet cleanup stations. See Details
Petco Wake Forest Welcome to Petco. Our Wake Forest NC pet store location offers a wide selection of top quality products to meet the needs of a variety of pets. High quality foods are available for nearly all pet types whether you have a dog, cat, reptile, fish, small animal or feathered friend. For your dog, find everything from dog tags and collars to beds and gates, bark control and everything in between. For cats, shop a wide selection of essentials including cat scratchers, cat litter, collars and more. You can also personalize pet ID tags for cats in-store, so your pet wears your most up to date contact information. For fish, small animals, reptiles, birds and more, the variety is immense. At Petco you can easily find small animal bedding, saltwater aquarium supplies, bird cages, habitat foggers, toys, treats and more. You can also find a variety of premium pet services available at Petco. These include full service dog grooming salons, positive dog training classes, pet vaccinations and more. If you're looking to give a pet a forever home, you can find out when the next pet adoption event will take place at your local store. See Details
Woodland Nature Trail Woodland Nature Trail is an easy, 0.75-mile hike in Falls Lake State Recreation Area that will take about 40 minutes to complete with Fido. Make sure to pack some food to enjoy before or after your hike at Picnic Area 1, located right by the trailhead. This trail is bike free and offers beautiful color with blooming flowers in the spring and changing leaves in the fall. Sandling Beach is closed November 1 through March 15. Please note that dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
Camp De Canine Tuscan Ridge Animal Hospital features Camp De Canine, a fantastic outdoor/indoor day camp with pools, water systems, playhouses, and agility toys. When the weather isn't great for outdoor play, doggie campers can play in the indoor, air-conditioned padded play yard. See Details
Carolina Pines Community Dog Park Pets will love to play off-leash at this fenced dog park with shade and drinking water. Two separate areas provide play space for dogs of all abilities as well as elderly, infirm, small, or shy dogs. See Details
Millbrook Exchange Dog Park Millbrook Dog Park, located within Millbrook Exchange Park, offers three separately fenced areas for dogs of all abilities. The larger area provides play space for large or energetic dogs while the small dog area is reserved for elderly, small, or infirm dogs and puppies. There is also a fenced, double-gated picnic shelter area located between the small and large park areas. Millbrook Dog Park is lighted for nighttime use. The park also features a water spigot and buckets. See Details
Oakwood Dog Park This neighborhood off-leash dog park is a great place to bring your dog on a beautiful day! There are toys, plenty of fresh water buckets, and friendly owners. Two fully-fenced areas provide play space for dogs of any size along with play space for elderly, infirm, small, or shy dogs. See Details
Sal's Branch Trail Sal's Branch Trail is an easy, 2.75 mile hike that will take about 1.5 hours to complete with Fido. This park is a nice retreat for city dwellers to run, fish, picnic, boat, bike, and hike. Bikes are not allowed on this trail, so you will have plenty of room to stay by your pup. Please note that dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
Cary Dog Park Your dog will love to run free in this safe, fenced, 1-acre dog park. Includes a separate area for smaller pets and electronic gate. Passes required. See Details
Bass Pro Shops Dogs are welcome to join their owners while they shop for sporting goods and outdoor gear at Cary's Bass Pro Shops. Dogs should be leashed and well-behaved. See Details
Hawthorne Bark Park Small off-leash dog park within apartment complex (about the size of a large pool). Great for meeting a friend with his/her dog because the park will likely be unoccupied. See Details
Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve Bring your pet with you on-leash for a hike through this beautiful nature preserve with miles fo scenic trails and great views. See Details
Sal's Branch Trail - William B. Umstead State Park Sal's Branch Trail is about 2.7 miles long and located near Raleigh, North Carolina. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes 1 hour or less. The Sal's Branch Trailhead is located directly behind the visitor center on the highway 70 entrance to William B. Umstead Park. There is a very pretty lake (man-made) about halfway through the hike. Difficulty: Moderate•Length: 2.7 miles / 4.3 km•Duration: 1-3 hours•Family Friendly • Dog Friendly See Details
Master of Thrift - Career Wear 'Master of Thrift - Career Wear' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Allison. Fido is welcome to tag along with you, just be sure to contact the host prior to booking so that accommodations can be made. Get guidelines and strategies on how to eyeball clothing racks for the best career essentials and visit your host's favorite high-quality thrift shops.Your host will also help you in determining which items will work best and those that fit you best. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 3 guests ages 18 and up. Guests must be ambulatory; shopping demands stamina and mobility. Guests should also keep in mind how they will transport the goods. Rates start at $59 per person. See Details
Inspiration Trail Inspiration Trail is an easy 0.6 mile hike in William B. Umstead State Park office that will take about 20 minutes to complete with Fido. This lovely little trail is great if you are in a hurry or if your pup doesn't do well on longer hikes. You won't have to worry about bicycles or horses, since this trail is limited to foot traffic. Please note that dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
Company Mill Trail Company Mill Loop is a moderately easy, 5.8 mile hike in William B. Umstead State Park that will take about 3 hours to complete with Fido. This hike starts at the same trailhead as the Inspiration Trail, but offers a longer more scenic adventure. Enjoy the serenity of the horse and bike free trail as you wind through its woods and cross over the refreshing creeks. Please note that dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
Woofinwaggle Bring Fido to Woofinwaggle, a fitness center and dog spa in North Raleigh. Squat, lunge, and lift weights while your dog works out on agility equipment, balance balls, and has fun maneuvering the obstacle course. At the end of the 60-minute class, cool down by stretching and giving your dog a massage. There are several classes offered including Fitness With Your Furbaby, 6-Legged Bootcamp, and Young Pups in addition to dog spa treatments like "pawdicures" and an excellent dog wash facility. Call or visit the website for times and pricing information. See Details
Great Outdoor Provision Co. Leashed dogs are welcome to join shoppers at the Great Outdoor Provision Co. The store sells sporting goods, hiking gear, camping gear, and more. Great Outdoor Provision Co. is open Monday - Friday 10am - 9pm, Saturday 9am - 6pm, Sunday noon - 6pm. See Details
Master of Thrift - Casual Wear 'Master of Thrift - Casual Wear' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Allison. Fido is welcome to tag along with you, just be sure to contact the host prior to booking so that accommodations can be made. Get guidelines and strategies on how to eyeball clothing racks for the best items and visit your host's favorite high-quality thrift shops.Your host will also help you in determining which items will work best and those that fit you best. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 3 guests ages 18 and up. Guests must be ambulatory; shopping demands stamina and mobility. Guests should also keep in mind how they will transport the goods. Rates start at $59 per person. See Details
Knightdale Station Knightdale Station, while still under development, offers much to everyone looking for a relaxing leeway on their trip either to or through Knightdale, NC. In particular, there is the Ashley Wilder Dog Park for you and your furry friend! The park is very dog friendly and even has separate gated areas to allow your dog off-leash so that the little dogs (under 25 lbs) and bigger dogs (over 25 lbs) can feel free to be as comfortable and happy as physically possible. No lack of wagging tails here! See Details
North Carolina Museum of Art North Carolina Museum of Art is pet-friendly. There are 2.2 miles of trails that weave around the hilly park. Along the way, you and your leashed pup will come across a number of interesting sculptures. There are several doggie waste stations and water fountains along the trails, too. The Museum of Art is open every day of the week from dawn until dusk. See Details
Granville Athletic Park - Jonesland Environmental Preserve The GAP is a great place to get some fresh air and enjoy the great outdoors. There are three miles of paved walking trails. The longest loop is 1.2 miles. There's a large picnic shelter and clean restrooms. There is also a playground with safe, modern equipment. There is ample parking as well. It also has an interesting history and is maintained by organic standards. All dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. You must pick up after your pet. They do not supply poop bags but there are lots of trashcans to dispose of your dog's waste. For information, fees, and reservations: (919) 693-5240 Park Superintendent: (919) 693-3716 See Details
Leechford Music Teaching Studios Leechford Music offers music lessons and musical instrument retail sales. We are dog friendly! See Details