Other Dog Activities in Delaware

Tired of watching Fido run laps in the dog park? We’ve got the scoop on lots of other dog friendly attractions in Delaware too. You’ll find information on all of the dog friendly wineries, boat rentals, botanical gardens, drive-ins, and other offbeat animal attractions in Delaware here.

Pet Friendly Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Bring Fido along for the fun as you visit Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. Your friendly, leashed pup is welcome to join you in the tasting room and store as you discover must-have Dogfish Head products. There is even a food truck serving up brats, chowder, and hop pickles during tasting room hours. You can also tour the brewery, your dog will have to hang out with a human in the tasting room while you take your 30-minute tour. If you are hoping to take a tour, it's best to reserve your tickets in advance during the summer season because walk-ins are only welcome if there are available spaces on a tour. See Details
Pet Friendly Cape May Lewes Ferry
Cape May Lewes Ferry The Cape May Lewes Ferry operates throughout the year, and Fido is welcome to ride for no charge. Dogs are not permitted in the food court areas, but are welcome throughout the rest of the vessel. Ferry terminals on both sides of the bay are also pet-friendly. Just keep your dog on a leash at all times and clean up after him. See Details
Cinema by the Surf Take the entire Family to the movies at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand and enjoy a fun family film by the surf. Films, shown during the summer months, start at dusk. Admission is free. Seats are available on a first come first serve basis. Outdoor screenings are pet-friendly. Some movies take place in the Lewes Canalfront Park, please download the schedule via the website provided to determine the location. (The listed address is for the Rehoboth Film Society headquarters. The map shows the location of the Beach Bandstand.) See Details
Katydid Sportfishing You and your pup can enjoy a charter fishing trip with Katydid Sportfishing. Just make sure your dog is comfortable on the water before scheduling a shark fishing, bottom fishing, or wreck fishing charter or one of many cruise tours. See the website for charter fishing prices. See Details
Viking Golf Small, leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners for a game of mini-golf at Viking Golf. While pets are not allowed at the go-kart track or the waterpark on the property, they are welcome on the 19-hole miniature golf course. The course is themed after a battle between Vikings and a two-headed dragon in mythological Scandinavia. Dog owners can spot trolls and read up on facts about Viking history as they stroll the grounds. Large dogs are not allowed on the course. Viking Golf is open at 9am daily, weather permitting. See Details
Holts Landing Holts Landing State Park is dog-friendly. Located around the little bays of Delaware, previously an area where Native Americans harvested seafood and hunted in local woodland, this park became state-owned in 1965 to protect the land and provide a recreation area for local people and visitors from all over. The scenery in the park is surprisingly varied, including beaches, grassy fields, and hardwood forests. You'll find plenty of people and pooches enjoying the picnic, crabbing, and hiking opportunities in the park. The fee for entering the park is $4 for in-state visitors and $8 for out-of-state. Holts Landing State Park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
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Trap Pond State Park Dogs are allowed at Trap Pond State Park, where boating and fishing are highest on the agenda. You and your pooch can enjoy the lakeside campground, which can be accessed by boat. There are a number of activities to enjoy during the day, including corn hole, horse shoe toss, and picnic areas. Fido is also welcome to join you on the hiking trails that weave around the local woodland adjacent to the water. The fee for entrance into this park is $4 for in-state visitors and $8 for out-of-state. The park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
Landis Tree Farm Landis 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 farm. They open November 24 at 9am. See Details
Killens Pond State Park Killens Pond State Park is pet-friendly. Located in central Delaware adjacent Murderkill River, this 66-acre millpond is a popular recreation area with a water park, picnic areas, and a number of hiking trails for pets and their owners to enjoy. The fee for entering the park between March 1 and November 30 is $4 for in-state visitors and $8 out-of-state. The park is open every day of the week in April through October from 8am to 4pm; and Monday through Friday in November through March from 8am to 4pm. See Details
Brandywine Creek State Park Brandywine Creek State Park is a dog-friendly recreation area divided by local stone that dates all the way back to the 1800s. The park is home to three nature preserves, including Tulip Tree Woods, a 190-year-old tulip poplar, and Freshwater Marsh, the first nature preserve in Delaware. Brandywine Creek State Park is open March through November from 8am to 4pm every day of the week and December through February from 8am to 4pm only on weekdays. See Details
White Clay Creek State Park White Clay Creek State Park is a dog-friendly destination in Delaware. There are over 37 miles of trails in this park that you and Fido can explore, including some interesting pathways around Possum Hill and the Judge Morris Estate, which is a building that dates all the way back to 1790. One of the most popular routes to wander is the Pomeroy Rail-Trail. The fee for entrance into this park is $4 for in-state visitors and $8 for out-of-state. White Clay Creek State Park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
Alapocas Run Dogs are welcome to join you at Alapocas Run State Park. Donated to the city of Wilmington in the early 1900s by local industrialist William Bancroft, this popular park also includes the Blue Ball Barn, a LEED-certified building that is famed for having a cutting edge environmental design. Popular activities at this park that you can enjoy with your pooch include biking, hiking, and picnicking. There are a number of other activities that Fido may not be able to join in with as well, like rock climbing and wedding receptions. The park is open every day of the week from 8am until 4pm. 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
Freedom Boat Club Delaware Freedom Boat Club South Jersey is pet-friendly. Members have unlimited access to a wide variety of brand new premium powerboats. You and your pooch can use them to fish, waterski, dock and dine, or cruise. The personal tours available even garner a ten percent discount if you bring your dog with you. Freedom Boat Club is open every day of the week from 8am to 8pm. See Details
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center is pet-friendly. Located approximately 10 minutes from Smyrna, this 16,000 acre national wildlife refuge along the Delaware Bay. It was established in 1937 as a refuge for migratory birds and other wildlife including red foxes, otters, beavers and deer. Dogs are welcome at Bombay Hook as long as they remain leashed and are well-behaved around wildlife. There are several, short trails leading to observation towers that look out onto the salt marshes that are dog-friendly. The area can be accessed from half an hour before sunrise to half an hour after sunset. See Details
Island Watersports Island Watersports is pet-friendly. Delaware and Maryland's premier waterfront marina has everything you need for the water, including boats and personal watercraft rentals. You also won't want to miss out on the large selection of paddle boards, wake boards, surf boards, towables, and tubes. Along with boat parts and accessories, they also carry bait and tackle for fishing. They are open Tuesday through Saturday from 9am to 5pm and Sunday from 10am to 3pm. See Details
Anglers Fishing Center Located at the mouth of the Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, Anglers Fishing Center offers dog friendly private fishing charters year round out of beautiful Lewes, DE. Rods, bait and tackle are included for full day or half day private charters. Rates start at $450 for private charters. See Details
Fort DuPont State Park Dogs are welcome at Fort DuPont State Park, previously an active military base from the civil war all the way to World War II. One of the most interesting things to do at Fort DuPont State Park is to take on the River View Trail alongside the Delaware River. You'll be able to spot the places where canons and guns once lined this pathway. The fee for entering the park is $4 for in-state visitors and $8 for out-of-state visitors. The park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
Fox Point State Park You can bring Fido to Fox Point State Park in Delaware. This popular pet-friendly park is located on the bank of the Delaware River and provides a great vantage point to the vast shipping channel beyond. The park is home to paved pathways, horseshoe pits, picnic tables, and restrooms. There is a fee for entering the park between March 1 and November 30 of $4 for in-state users and $8 for out-of-state. Fox Point welcomes visitors every day of the week between 8am and sunset. See Details
First Heritage State Park Dogs are welcome at First Heritage State Park. Described as a park without boundaries that links historic and cultural sites in the city of Dover, this urban park is a little different to most other state parks. You can wander with Fido around the historic and cultural sites, including John Bell House, the Old State House, Woodburn and Hall House, and a number of other buildings and sites. The Market Fair, a homage to the 18th century, is an interesting event at First Heritage State Park with woodworkers and weavers, horners, blacksmiths and brewers, charlatans and shepherds, soldiers, seamstresses, soapmakers all displaying their skills on Dover's historic Green. The park office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm and is worth checking out before you start your tour of the sites. 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
Mispillion River Brewing Mispillion River Brewing is pet-friendly. The highest quality barley, hops, water and yeast at Mispillion combine to produce beers for all drinkers, from Hopheads to Stoutfaces. Their most popular beers include IPAs, stouts, pales and more. Dogs are welcome inside and out. Join the crew for one of their adoption drives. Mispillion River Brewing is open Monday through Thursday from 12pm to 10pm, Friday to Saturday from 12pm to 12am and Sunday from 12pm to 6pm. See Details
Lums Pond State Park Lums Pond State Park is dog-friendly. The Swamp Forest Trail is located within the park and is a hidden gem that should prove Delaware’s worth to avid hikers. This popular trail runs through wetland forests on the edge of Lums Pond, providing a shaded stomp that leads to bridges and boardwalk sections. Although the trail runs adjacent to the water, it’s mostly a walk through the woods, a tranquil escape from hectic day to day life. See Details