Dog Friendly Activities in West Chester, PA

There are 5 dog friendly activities in West Chester, and 74 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 West Chester.

Pet Friendly Natural Lands Stroud Preserve
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
Pet Friendly Everhart Park
Everhart Park Pets are welcome on-leash at the dog run, located inside a public park with walking trails and a children's playground. See Details
West Goshen Township Dog Park West Goshen Township Dog Park is pet-friendly. Located at the Robert E. Lambert Park on Pottstown Pike, this recreation area allows your pooch to play off-leash. The fenced area is divided into a small and large section. Dogs will also be excited to see agility equipment to play on within the park. West Goshen Township Dog Park is open every day of the week from sunrise to sunset. See Details
Levante Brewing Levante Brewing in West Chester, PA is dog friendly. Leashed pets can accompany you for a drink on the outdoor patio. A grassy area with pet waste station is located directly across from the taproom. Enjoy a glass of craft beer, Levante's ReVibe Hard Seltzer, frozen Granitas, or a selection of wine and liquors produced in Pennsylvania. Wood-fired pizza is produced on-site from Thursday to Saturday, and local food trucks are hosted from Monday to Wednesday. See Details
Salty Paws Bring Fido to Salty Paws in West Chester, PA, for his very own ice cream treat! This pet-friendly doggie ice cream bar serves a variety of ice cream flavors that are safe for your pup to enjoy. They also serve doughnuts, cookies and cakes fresh from their doggie bakery. Looking for a venue to host Fido's birthday party? Salty Paws has you covered! See Details
White Clay Creek State Park Leashed dogs are welcome at White Clay Creek State Park, a pet-friendly destination in Newark, DE. There are over 37-miles of trails in this park that you and Fido can explore. 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 and across open meadows. Please remember to clean up after Fido. 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
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site is pet-friendly. Showcasing an early American industrial landscape from natural resource extraction to enlightened conservation, the park's 848 acres and historic structures illustrate the business, technology and lifestyle of the past. Dogs are welcome to join their owners on the pet-friendly trails around the historic buildings. Hopewell Furnace is open year round Wednesday through Sunday from 9am to 5pm. During summer season, the park is open every day of the week from 9am to 5pm. 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
Blueprint Brewing Co Blueprint Brewing Co is pet-friendly. Harleysville's first brewery invites you to enjoy beer with your pooch. They serve great beer, gluten free and gluten full. Leashed dogs are welcome, as long as they are well-behaved. Blueprint Brewing Co is open Wednesday through Friday from 4pm to 10pm, Saturday from 12pm to 10pm, and Sunday from 12pm to 6pm. See Details
Struble Trail The Struble 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 Downingtown! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Struble 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
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
Ridley Creek State Park Pennsylvania State Parks welcome pets in designated areas. Pets are permitted in day-use areas, on designated sites in campgrounds, in designated cabins, camping cottages, and yurts, and all areas not otherwise closed to pets. Pets are prohibited in swimming areas, inside buildings, in non-pet overnight areas, or in any area designated as an area closed to pets. Because uncontrolled pets may chase wildlife or frighten visitors, pets must be physically controlled and attended at all times and on a leash, caged, or crated. 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
Natural Lands Trust's Binky Lee Preserve Binky Lee Preserve is a 112-acre expanse of former agricultural land that is being converted back to natural woodlands and meadows. An exploration of the trails provides a wonderful introduction to natural area restoration techniques. The view from atop the hill offers a rare glimpse of Chester County past: undeveloped woodlands and fields in all directions.

Binky Lee Preserve includes four miles of hiking trails. Dogs are welcome provided they are on-leash at all times and owners clean up after them.

Natural Lands Trust is the greater Philadelphia region's oldest and largest land conservation organization and is dedicated to protecting the forests, fields, streams, and wetlands that are essential to the sustainability of life in eastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Since its founding in 1953, Natural Lands Trust has preserved more than 100,000 acres, including 42 nature preserves totaling more than 22,000 acres. Today, millions of residents enjoy the healthy habitats, clean air and water, bountiful recreational opportunities, and scenic beauty provided by the lands the organization has preserved. For more information, visit www.natlands.org.
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Elmwood Park Zoo Elmwood Park Zoo is pet-friendly. Located in Norristown, this zoo is one of the first in the country to allow dogs to regularly attend to meet the rest of the animal kingdom. Pups are welcome on Dog Days, Wednesdays and Fridays; and Yappy Hours, Thursday evenings. If you come along to Yappy Hour, there are food and drink specials to enjoy while you visit. Elmwood Park Zoo is open Wednesday through Friday from 10am to 3pm and Saturday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm. 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
Reynold's Dog Park at Schuylkill Canal Park This lovely dog park is a great place to bring your pet to play off-leash. The large, clean, grassy area is fully fenced with a separate section for small dogs. See Details
Pawlings Farm Pawlings Farm is a neat little trail area that is part of the Valley Forge National Historic Park in Pennsylvania. With many different trails spanning through the area, Valley Forge is a great place to walk with Fido. In Particular, the Pawlings Farm trails border parallel to the Schuykill River Trail (which also is in the National Park in this instance) and can lead to several other trailheads. Crowds may vary by time of year and day, but personal experience has shown that it is generally a light load, making it an ideal walking area for pups that don't like large crowds. There's plenty of woods, so bring some bug spray for both you and your furry buddy. Be careful, as there are some instances of Poison Ivy a few feet from the trails, as the park rangers only maintain the areas immediately affecting the trails themselves and are not responsible for anything happening outside of designated walking trails. The trail heads from Pawling's Farm often have deer in the area, as well as many other sorts of forest wildlife. If your dog tends to chase the wildlife, keep them on a leash to keep from a wild pup chase. See Details
Roonie's Canine Corner at Robert Lambert Park Roonie's Canine Corner at Robert Lambert Park is a fenced park that requires dogs to be licensed and current on vaccinations. See Details