Other Dog Activities in Kentucky

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

Pet Friendly Kentucky Horse Park
Kentucky Horse Park The Kentucky Horse Park is Kentucky’s largest state-owned tourist attraction, and is an agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts & Heritage Cabinet. Also the largest attraction in Central Kentucky, the park is dedicated to sharing Kentucky’s love of the horse with the world. Based in Lexington, the park hosts nearly one million visitors and 19,000 competition horses in 200 special events and horse shows annually. Kentucky Horse Park is a working horse farm, educational theme park, equine competition facility, and equine office park dedicated to man’s relationship with the horse. Dogs are allowed to accompany their owners on the park grounds as long as they are on a leash or confined to an approved kennel. If carried, or confined to a wheeled kennel, pets are allowed to go into the gift shop, but they may not enter the restaurants or the Alltech Arena. Outdoor seating, however, is available at the restaurants and is pet-friendly. Pets are allowed in the museum lobby but not in the museum exhibits, so visitors will need to take turns staying with their pets outside of these areas. Pets are not allowed to be left unattended in vehicles, roam without a leash, or tied-out on the grounds. See Details
Pet Friendly Purple Toad Winery
Purple Toad Winery Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables at Purple Toad Winery. Sample Kentucky wine in traditional Cabernet or Chardonnay varietals, or sample Purple Toad's unique blackberry or chocolate strawberry wines. The dog friendly winery is open Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 6:30 pm, Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 8 pm, Sun 1 pm. See Details
Great Flood Brewing Company Leashed dogs are welcome at Great Flood Brewing Company! Great Flood Brewing boasts twenty taps—most are house brews. During their visit, dog owners should make sure to respect other beer-loving visitors and keep their pet under control at all times. Great Flood Brewing Company is open Monday through Thursday from 4pm to 12am, Friday from 2pm to 12am, Saturday from 12pm to 12am, and Sunday from 12pm to 10pm. See Details
Blue Moon Canoe & Kayak Fido can take to the water in a rental from Blue Moon Canoe & Kayak! Blue Moon allows dogs on all of its rentals but asks owners to use their best judgment when it comes to their pet's comfort level and whether or not they need to bring along a dog life vest. Dog owners must be at least eighteen to rent a craft, and a cancellation policy does apply. For further information on what to bring, prices, and restrictions check out Blue Moon's official website. Blue Moon Canoe & Kayak is open April through October, from 9am to 5pm, on Saturday and Sunday, and from 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday, by appointment. See Details
TA Florence Has a Popeyes, Subway, and a Minit Mart Store.
This location has a dedicated area for pets that need some exercise or a rest break. Waste bags and trash receptacles are also available for easy cleanup. TA and Petro Travel Stores also carry a variety of pet care product.
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Grimes Mill Winery Grimes Mill Winery is dog-friendly. They provide visitors with hand crafted wines from grapes grown and cultivated mostly on their family farm just outside of Lexington in Fayette County, Kentucky. They love pets and welcome you to bring along your four-legged friend to join in the fun. There are tours and wine tastings, but you can also book out the winery for private events. Grimes Mill Winery is open Thursday through Sunday from 1pm to 6pm. See Details
Heaven Hill Distillery and Bourbon Heritage Center Heaven Hill Distillery's grounds are pet-friendly! While pets are not allowed inside the buildings, they are welcome to explore the grassy grounds on a leash. The Bardstown campus is the site of the Bourbon Heritage Center, the bottling facility, and many of its warehouses. Heaven Hill Distillery and Bourbon Heritage Center's hours vary seasonally, so guests should check its website or call ahead before planning their outing. See Details
Middletown Cycling Dogs are welcome at Middletown Cycling in Louisville, Kentucky. This dog-friendly bike shop specializes in road, mountain, and hybrid bikes that vary in price and range from beginner to expert level. For those that enjoy a helping hand when they're hitting the roads, they also stock a number of E-bikes. The folk at Middletown love canine customers and welcome your pooch to join you as you decide which two-wheels you like the most. Middletown Cycling is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 7pm, Saturday from 10am to 6pm, and Sunday from 12pm to 5pm. See Details
Hopewell Presbyterian Church For 30 years, people have brought their dogs to services at Hopewell. Welcoming pets is part of the church’s commitment to honoring the Earth and all its creatures. See Details
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park is dog-friendly. The park can be found on top of a high cliff that overlooks Pennyrile Lake near Dawson Springs. Dogs are welcome on the many trails that weave around the park, as long as they are on a leash under six feet in length. The shortest trail is the Thompson's Hollow Trail that leads you to a picnic area; and the longest trail is Pennyrile Nature Trail, 13.5 miles of moderate pathway that will take you on a guided tour of the scenic pine woodland in the area. There are a number of other trails that lead to various overlooks and interesting landmarks. Pet owners are reminded to clean up any mess that their animals make while visiting the park to preserve the cleanliness of the water and surrounding area. Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park is open every day of the week from 6am to 11pm. See Details
TA Walton Has a Country Pride, Taco Bell Express and a Travel Store.
This location has a dedicated area for pets that need some exercise or a rest break. Waste bags and trash receptacles are also available for easy cleanup. TA and Petro Travel Stores also carry a variety of pet care product.
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Henderson Brewing Co. Claiming to be "Brewers of Fine Beers," Henderson Brewing Co. is dog-friendly! Leashed dogs are welcome to join their beer-loving owners at Henderson's first craft brewery. Taproom brews and snacks are available to guests four days a week. Henderson Brewing Co. is open Thursday from 4pm to 10pm, Friday from 4pm to 12am, Saturday from 12pm to 12am, and Sunday from 12pm to 10pm. See Details
Verona Vineyards At Rabbit Hash Verona Vineyards At Rabbit Hash is dog-friendly! Open since 2014, Verona Vineyards at Rabbit Hash welcomes visitors for free wine tastings every weekend. The Verona Vineyards at Rabbit Hash is open Saturday through Sunday from 12pm to 7pm. See Details
Braxton Brewing Company Braxton Brewing Company is pet-friendly. At Braxton, a garage is more than a garage. It’s a place where they brew delicious beers for visitors. Leashed dogs are welcome to experience the fun, too. Please note that dogs cannot go to the rooftop area. See Details
Nolin Lake State Park Dogs are allowed to join their owners at Nolin Lake State Park, where you can wander the 9.2 mile trail together. Bring your pooch with you to enjoy the trail and check out the small waterfall along the way. If you get peckish along the way, you can stop at one of the many picnic tables and relax with a Scooby Snack. Pet owners are reminded to keep their pups on a leash under six feet for the duration of their stay and to clean up any mess they make after them. See Details
Pivot Brewing Pivot Brewing, located in Lexington, KY, is a dog friendly brewery and cidery where Fido is welcome to join you for a drink. Enjoy a selection of rotating craft beers and cider made fresh on site. They do not serve food (besides some snacks) but there are nearby restaurants that will deliver or you are welcome to bring your own food. See Details
West Sixth NuLu Bring your dog to the NuLu Taproom of West Sixth Brewing's open-air courtyard patio while you drink craft beer. Food is available next door from Emmy Squared. See Details
Baldwin Farms Baldwin Farms 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. Baldwin Farms is open for the holiday season starting Friday after Thanksgiving, every day of the week from 11am to 6pm or until trees are gone. See Details
Jeptha Creed Distillery Jeptha Creed Distillery has a pet friendly Patio. The dogs can't go inside but you can order flights from the outside bar to try the products. The patio even has an axe throwing area and Bags. Jeptha Creed Distillery is open Tuesday through Thursday from 11am to 6pm, Friday to Saturday from 11am to 10pm, and Sunday from 12pm to 5pm. See Details
SUP Kentucky SUP Kentucky is pet-friendly. Well-behaved dogs who have tried SUP before are invited to relax on a paddleboard while their owner does all the hard work, as long as they won’t bark too much at the tour guides. SUP Kentucky is mobile, offering a few different excursions across the state. Contact them for details on their next available tour date. See Details
Barren River Lake State Resort Park Barren River Lake State Resort Park is dog-friendly. Located among some of the state's prettiest surroundings, the man-made reservoir is 10,000 acres in size and has a shoreline of over 141 miles. The lake is popular among anglers and recreational boat owners. There are a few trails in the park that can be used by pooches and their owners, including a paved bike and hike trail at 2.5 miles. For those of you who are looking to check out some of the nature in the area, you may want to take a wander on the Connell Nature Trail or Peter's Creek Trail. You'll also discover some pet-friendly lodging options in the area too. The park is open all day, every day. See Details
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Cumberland Gap National Historical Park is dog-friendly. The park is described as the first great gateway to the west. There are many miles of trails and scenic features around the park to explore with your pooch. You'll also discover lots of limestone caves and other interesting geological formations at this park. Dogs are welcome to join their owners throughout, as long as they are on a leash and all mess is cleaned up after them. See Details
Taylorsville Lake State Park Dogs are welcome at Taylorsville Lake State Park in Mt. Eden, Kentucky. There's a 24-mile trail system winding around various sections of the park that's pet-friendly, so you and Fido can discover every nook and cranny of this interesting park together. The centerpiece of the park is Taylorsville Lake, a huge man-made reservoir, hugely popular among anglers and recreational boat users. Pet owners are reminded to keep their pooch on a leash for the duration of their visit and to clean up any mess that they leave behind. See Details
Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park is dog-friendly. You and your pooch can enjoy the wooded hills and think about the pioneers who once braved the wilderness of Kentucky in search of a better life for them and their families. There are two hiking trails that span a total of 8.5 miles in length in the footsteps of those that wandered here over the years. Dogs are welcome to join their owners on a leash under six feet, as long as all mess is cleaned up after them. Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park is open Wednesday from 10am to 6pm, Thursday from 10am to 8pm, Friday to Saturday from 10am to 9pm, and Sunday from 10am to 6pm. See Details