Dog Friendly Activities in Waynesville, NC

There are 5 dog friendly activities in Waynesville, and 26 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 Waynesville.

Pet Friendly Smoky Mountain Dog Bakery
Smoky Mountain Dog Bakery If you’re in Waynesville, North Carolina, bring your dog by this bakery to check out their Treat Bar. Shop in the store for a wide range of leashes, toys, travel accessories, training items, and more. See Details
Pet Friendly Mast General Store
Mast General Store Leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans in this quintessential general store located on Main Street in Waynesville. Mast General Store is open Monday ­– Friday 10am ­– 6pm, Saturday noon ­– 6pm. See Details
Waynesville Pepsi Dog Park Pets love to exercise and make friends at this fenced dog park, which includes a separate small dog area. There is no water available on-site, so remember to being some with you to quench Fido's thirst. See Details
Boyd Mountain Christmas Tree Farm Boyd Mountain Christmas Tree Farm is pet-friendly. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners at this farm to help choose the tree for your home this Christmas. Whether you're looking for a huge tree or a smaller pine, you'll find something that fits at this well-stocked Christmas tree farm. Boyd Mountain Christmas Tree Farm will be open November 21 through 24, November 28 through December 1 and December 5 through 8. See Details
Kim's Pharmacy Dogs are welcome to shop with their owners at Kim's Pharmacy and will be given a treat! Shop for toiletries, herbal medicines, supplements, and pick up your prescriptions. Kim's Pharmacy is open Monday-Friday from 9am-7pm, Sat 9am-2pm. See Details
D.D. Bullwinkel's Outdoors D.D. Bullwinkel's Outdoors is a dog-friendly outfitter in Brevard, NC. The store has every piece of gear you could possibly need for your next adventure. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you as you browse their selection of hiking, camping, climbing, and travel accessories. See Details
Lake Junaluska Walking Trail Dogs are welcome on the two paved walking trails at Lake Junaluska Retreat and Conference Center. Choose between a 2.3-mile loop around the lake or a longer, 3.8-mile trail. All visitors are welcome, not just those staying at the United Methodist retreat near Asheville. See Details
Richland Balsam Nature Loop Trail Richland Balsam Nature Loop Trail is a moderately easy, 1.4 mile hike that will take about 1 hour to complete with Fido. Set out on this trail that is only a few feet short of being the highest point on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The elevation makes it a nice, cool hike during the summer. Please note that dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
Pink Beds Trail Pink Beds Trail is an easy, 3.4 mile hike in Pisgah National Forest that will take about 1.5 hours to complete with Fido. This loop trail is nice for all levels and ages, with its little elevation gain and foot-bridges for water crossing. Please note that dogs must be on a leash between April 1 and August 15, but must be under voice control at all times. See Details
Graveyard Fields Trail Graveyard Fields Trail is dog-friendly and located in Canton, NC. The 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
Waterrock Knob Trail Waterrock Knob Trail is a difficult, 1.2 mile hike on the Blue Ridge Parkway that will take about 1 hour to complete with Fido. With the steep elevation on this trail you will want to be sure your dog can climb and maneuver over large rocks. Please note that dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
Mount Pisgah and Buck Spring Lodge Trails Mount Pisgah and Buck Spring Lodge Trails is a difficult, 2.4 mile hike on the Blue Ridge Parkway that will take about 1.5 hours to complete with Fido. This trail involves a lot of climbing, so be sure you and your dog are in shape before heading out. The views from the summit of Mount Pisgah, one of the highest peaks in the Blue Ridge range, are spectacular. Dogs must be on a 6-foot leash or shorter. See Details
The Grateful Dog The Grateful Dog Pet Supplies is dog-friendly. Along with stocking food, treats, collars, leashes and more, the store is a big advocate for local animal shelters and rescues. Your pooch can choose their own item to take home with them. The Grateful Dog is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm. See Details
Tractor Supply Co. Tractor Supply Co. is dog friendly! Bring your dog to shop with you and he'll receive a treat at checkout! Tractor Supply Co. is open Monday-Saturday from 8am until 8pm, Sunday 9am until 7pm. See Details
Canton Dog Park Canton Dog Park is a great place for dogs to play off-leash in Canton, NC. This clean, mulch covered park is divided into one area for big dogs and a separate space for small dogs. Dogs can rehydrate at the water stations and there are trails surrounding the park which you can explore with your leashed pooch. Canton Dog Park is open every day of the week from dawn until dusk. See Details
Brevard Dog Park Brevard Dog Park is a dog-friendly 2.7-acre park in Brevard, NC, with separate fenced areas for small and large dogs. There is a shelter where people can sit while their dogs play, benches, shade trees, water fountains for pups and people, and dog waste bags. There is also a walking trail adjacent to the park. The park does sometimes have standing water, so be prepared if your dog enjoys getting excessively muddy! The park is still being developed and plans are being made to remedy the issue. See Details
Sliding Rock Pack up the whole family for a trip to Sliding Rock, a popular swimming hole in Pisgah Forest, NC. The area features a natural rock water slide that is a part of the Chattooga River in the pet-friendly Pisgah National Forest. Please note that Sliding Rock is a popular destination and can get busy during the summer months and weekends. Visitor limits are enforced. Dogs are allowed in the area but must be on a leash and cannot slide. See Details
Sam Knob Summit and Flat Laurel Creek Trail Sam Knob Summit and Flat Laurel Creek Trail is a moderately easy, 3.6 mile hike that will take about 2.5 hours to complete with Fido. These two trails combine for a nice loops hike that leads you out to a picturesque lookout. The trail itself is gorgeous with wildflowers and berries to enjoy in spring, and colorful leaves in the fall. Please note that dogs must be on a leash between April 1 and August 15, but must be under voice control at all times. See Details
Coontree Loop Trail Coontree Loop Trail is a moderately easy, 3.7 mile hike in Pisgah National Forest that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. Fall on this trail offers a cornucopia of color as the leaves changes color, and early spring affords the opportunity to see ridge-top views through trees that have not yet bloomed. Please note that dogs must be leashed between April 1 and August 15, but must be under voice control at all times; Mountain Biking Oct. 15- Apr. 15, Hunting allowed. See Details
White Squirrel Shoppe White Squirrel Shoppe is dog-friendly. Brevard is famed for their white squirrels, hence the name of this novelty shop. The store is stocked with items that are fun to wear, novelty merchandise, ornaments, magnets and items for the back yard that are based on the local critter. Dogs are welcome inside, where they'll be rewarded with a lovely dog treat. Just make sure you don't let Fido chase the squirrels. White Squirrel Shoppe is open Sunday through Wednesday from 10am to 6pm and Thursday through Saturday from 10am to 7pm. See Details
Ecusta Brewing Company Fido is welcome on the outdoor patio at the dog-friendly Ecusta Brewing Company in Pisgah Forest, NC. You'll find this production brewery and taproom right outside an entrance to Pisgah National Forest, alongside the Davidson River. It's a great stop after a hike with your pooch for a hoppy IPA, a tasty sour, or a delicious stout. They welcome outside food and sometimes have food trucks on weekends. See Details
Fryingpan Mountain Trail Fryingpan Mountain Trail is a moderately easy, 4 mile hike on the Blue Ridge Parkway that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. If you are taking advantage of the beautiful Mount Pisgah Campground, than you will want to add this trail to your plans as well. It is good to know that the parkway can be closed to motor traffic during the winter due to weather. Please note that dogs must be on a leash on Blue Ridge Parkway property, but not on the U.S. Forest Service roads. See Details
Cradle of Forestry Stroll the grounds of America's first school of forestry with a trip to the Cradle of Forestry. You and Fido can walk along the Biltmore Campus Trail and see such buildings as the schoolhouse, the ranger's house, Schenk's summer office, Black Forest Lodge, and more. In summer months, you may see crafts people in period clothing make the Biltmore Campus Trail come alive with a recreation of early homesteading skills. You can also enjoy a beautiful scenic walk along the Forest Festival Trail, where you and your pup can see an ozone garden, antique portable sawmill, and a 1915 Climax locomotive. Just keep your dog on a leash at all times and make sure to clean up after them. See Details
Black Balsam Knob About 35 miles from Asheville, at milepost 420 on the Blue Ridge Parkway is the turn-off for Black Balsam Knob Rd. Drive the mile or two to the end of the road (where there is a parking area with pit toilets) to start on any number of trails. From here you can access the Sam Knob Summit and Flat Laurel Creek Trail as well as the Art Loeb, Ivestor Gap and Mountain to Sea Trail, just to name a few. The trail network is extensive and beautiful. Camping is abundant. Some trails have creeks and streams for Fido to get a drink and others are high and dry, so plan accordingly. Bringing along a trail map of the area is highly encouraged. See Details