Dog Friendly Activities in Wilmington, DE

There are 15 dog friendly activities in Wilmington. 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 Wilmington.

Pet Friendly Bellevue State Park
Bellevue State Park Bellevue State Park is a pet-friendly area steeped in rich history that overlooks the Delaware River in Wilmington, DE. Although Fido isn't permitted in the historic buildings located in the park, you can enjoy the fitness track that circles a catch-and-release fishing pond. The area also features numerous hiking trails popular for biking, hiking and cross-country skiing. See Details
Pet Friendly Wilmington Brew Works
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 pet-friendly Carousel Park & Equestrian Center in Wilmington, DE. Dogs can romp off-leash in a large open field and cool off in the pond. Dogs must be leashed until they reach the sign designating the entrance and need to respond well to voice commands since the park is not fenced. See Details
Liquid Alchemy Beverages Liquid Alchemy Beverages is a craft meadery in Wilmington, DE. Fido is welcome to join you at a table on the outdoor patio or inside their taproom. A variety of meads and ciders made predominantly with locally sourced ingredients are available. Check social media for their food truck schedule. See Details
Rockford Park Rockford Park is a popular, pet-friendly place to bring Fido in Wilmington, DE. 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 leashed pup. Make your way to the designated off-leash dog area so Fido can have some canine fun. Please note that the off-leash dog area is not fenced. See Details
River Road Dog Park River Road Dog Park in Wilmington, DE, is a fully fenced park with separate areas for large and small dogs. The park features benches, as well as a variety of canine-centric play equipment. Additionally, the park’s play surface consists of a 12” layer of shredded hardwood mulch with an extensive underdrain system. 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
Brandywine Park Leashed dogs are welcome at Brandywine Park, a pet-friendly recreation area in Wilmington, DE. Described by locals as their very own Central Park, Fido can join you on the pathways and grassy areas adjacent to the Brandywine River. Explore the 165-acres that also include a dog park, picnic areas, the Jasper Crane Rose Garden and more. See Details
Rockwood Park & Museum Leashed dogs are welcome to explore the grounds and gardens at Rockwood Park & Museum, a pet-friendly historic estate in Wilmington, DE. Explore the six-acre Heritage Gardens that boast an impressive plant collection. Continue on the 2-miles of dirt and paved trails that meander through these lush grounds. The property holds many events, including occasional, dog-centric Yappy Hours during the warmer months! Please remember to clean up after your pup during your visit. See Details
Brandywine Creek State Park Brandywine Creek State Park is a dog-friendly recreation area in Wilmington, DE, where sweeping meadows and stone walls were used to mark property lines in the late 1800s. Leashed dogs can join you in exploring the park's 14 miles of trails. Other popular activities include cross-country skiing, fishing, kayaking and tubing. See Details
Alapocas Run State Park Alapocas Run State Park is a pet-friendly recreation space in Wilmington, DE. Your leashed pup can tag along to enjoy popular activities such as hiking, picnicking and admiring the views of the scenic Blue Granite Cliffs. See Details
Fox Point State Park Leashed dogs are welcome at Fox Point State Park, a pet-friendly park in Wilmington, DE. Located on the bank of the Delaware River, this recreation area provides a great vantage point to the vast shipping channel beyond. You and Fido can hike or bile along Riverview Trail to take in the sights of the river and meadows. The park offers additional paved pathways and scenic picnic locales as well. See Details
Banning Regional Park Dog Park Bring Fido for an off-leash play session at Banning Regional Park Dog Park in Wilmington, DE. Located within pet-friendly Banning Regional Park, this fenced dog park features separate sections for small and large dogs, water fountains, agility jumps and tunnels, and mature shade trees. After the dog park, you and your leashed pup are welcome to explore the walking trail around the larger park. See Details
Talley Day Dog Park Bring Fido to Talley Day Dog Park in Wilmington, DE, for off-leash play and canine socializatoin. The fully-fence bark park features separate sections for small and large dogs, covered pavilions, benches and mature trees that provide shade. Dogs must be leashed outside of the dog park, but you and Fido can explore the larger, pet-friendly Talley Day Park, including the one-mile walking path. See Details
Huxley & Hiro Huxley & Hiro is an independent pet-friendly bookstore in downtown Wilmington, DE. Owners are welcome to bring their leashed pups to browse through the variety of books, journals, postcards, art supplies and souvenirs featured throughout the aisles. Visitors can also grab a quick bite to eat, such as a cold brew and prepackaged snack. 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 multi-use trail that leads hikers through heavily forested areas and open meadows. Please remember to clean up after Fido. See Details
Lums Pond Dog Park Bring Fido for some off-leash fun at Lums Pond Dog Park, located with dog-friendly Lums Pond State Park in Bear, DE. The popular dog park features tall grasses, wooded areas and even access to a pond for pups to splash around in. See Details
Stroud Preserve The 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. This recreation area boasts more than nine miles of hiking trails. Dogs are welcome but must be leashed at all times and owners must pick up after them. See Details
Lums Pond State Park Lums Pond State Park in Bear, DE, is pet friendly. Your leashed pup is welcome to explore this popular area for hiking and boating. Be sure to check out the Swamp Forest Trail, which runs through wetland forests on the edge of Lums Pond, providing a shaded stomp that leads to bridges and boardwalk sections. Visitors with Fido should also visit Lums Pond Dog Park, located at the northeast end. See Details
Historic New Castle Bring Fido for a stroll through Historic New Castle in Delaware. Tour the streets of the New Castle National Historical Landmark District and the historic gardens. Leashed dogs are welcome outside but not are not permitted inside the museums or Visitor Center. There are also several taverns and restaurants in town with dog-friendly outdoor seating. Be sure to call ahead or ask the hosts first before entering with Fido. See Details
Wilmington, DE, US