Other Dog Activities in Maryland

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

Pet Friendly Ayers Creek Adventures
Ayers Creek Adventures Family owned and operated kayak, canoe, SUP, and eco tour outfitter. Located just minutes from Ocean City MD, Assateague Island National Seashore, and historic downtown Berlin, MD. Dogs welcome to paddle with their owners in a kayak, canoe or SUP. See Details
Pet Friendly HomeStead Gardens
HomeStead Gardens HomeStead Gardens is a home and garden center that welcomes pets. See Details
Sandy Point State Park Dogs are welcome to join their owners at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis, Maryland. Another Maryland park along the stunning Chesapeake Bay, this one is known for beaches and picnic areas with great views across the water and the coast. The park is also popular among dog walkers because of the numerous trails located here, including the Symbi Trail, starting at one of the picnic areas and leading you through pine forests. There are also four miles of trails that border the Corcoran Tract, where you may find other animals going about their days and a variety of different plant life. Dogs are allowed to join their owners in the day use areas of the park during the off-season between October 1 to April 30​. Unfortunately, pets are not allowed during the summer months. If you're planning on bringing your pet with you, make sure they are on a leash and you clean up any mess after them. The park is open from January 1 to October 31 from 7am to sunset and November 1 to December 31 from 7am to 5pm. See Details
Bengie's Drive-In Theatre Bengie's Drive-In Theatre is a dog-friendly outdoor cinema in Middle River, MD. Your canine companion is welcome to join you for a movie night at Bengie's provided s/he is leashed at all times, never left unattended, and is picked up after. The field crew can direct you to a Fido-friendly potty area. Bring a water bowl for Fido and fill it using the water fountain or purchase a bottle of water, as outside food and drinks are only allowed with a permit. Typically, two feature films are shown, and sometimes three on Fridays and Saturdays. The snack bar offers snacks, treats, and souvenirs. The box office accepts only cash, but the snack bar accepts Visa and MasterCard. See Details
Montpellier Farms Family Park Farm with pumpkin patch, corn maze farm market and other special events.

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We do allow friendly and leashed dogs entrance to the park. Dogs must be on a leash at all times. YES, dogs are welcome inside our corn maze as well! Please be mindful of our visitors and guests.
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Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard A dog-friendly winery, Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard is a great place to stop for a relaxing wine and cheese pairing. Famous for award-winning Bordeoux-style wines. See Details
Scenic View Orchards Scenic View Orchards' market has wonderful fresh fruits, veggies, baked and canned goods, and even fresh meat they raise and butcher. Several other orchards in Maryland advertise family fun, but do not include FIDO in your family and tell you to leave them at home. Those are Webers, Butler's, Milburn, Larriland and Homestead Farm (not to be confused with Homestead Gardens). Too bad. See Details
Greenbrier State Park Greenbrier State Park is a dog-friendly destination in the Appalachian Mountains. Pets are allowed in day-use area and lake from the day after Labor Day to the Friday before Memorial Day. Pets are allowed in the Cedar and Dogwood camp loops, on trails outside the day-use area, and in the day-use areas and lake. If you're planning on bringing your pooch with you to the park, make sure they're on a leash under six feet and all mess is cleaned up after them. Greenbrier State Park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
Pack Place K9
A safe, convenient, affordable facility where your dog can have fun, learn and exercise. A unique health club type center with everything needed to keep your dog healthy.
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Calvert Cliffs State Park Calvert Cliffs State Park is pet-friendly. Dominated by craggy cliffs and coves, you can take your pooch wherever you like around this pretty park. There are 13 miles of trails to explore the designated wild lands area with your dog. Don't forget to check out the quarter mile beach along Chesapeake Bay as well, where you may discover some interesting fossils. If Fido finds a bone, it may well be from thousands of years ago. Calvert Cliffs State Park is open every day of the week from sunrise to sunset. See Details
Swallow Falls State Park Dogs are allowed at Swallow Falls State Park, where the Youghiogheny River cuts through the mountains to create some of Maryland's most breathtaking scenery. Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and Harvey Firestone all camped here in 1921, so you can tread in their footsteps as you explore the area. One of the main attractions of the park, which can be accessed by a pet-friendly trail, is Muddy Creek Falls, a crashing 53-foot waterfall. Additionally, there is a trail of just over a mile in length that weaves through hemlocks in the woods of the park. You can bring Fido with you wherever you like at the park, as long as you clean up any mess that they make after them and they are on a leash for the duration of their visit. Swallow Falls State Park is open every day of the week from 8am to sunset. See Details
Potomac Paddlesports Pets are welcome on-leash at this friendly store with an informative, helpful staff. See Details
Seneca Creek State Park Dogs are allowed at Seneca Creek State Park, made up of 6,300 acres that extend along 14 scenic miles of Seneca Creek towards the Potomac River. There's an astonishing 50 miles of hiking trails around this park for you and Fido to enjoy, spreading out through a variety of woodland. The main hub of the Schaeffer Farm Trail System can also be found within the park, extending into most of the upcounty area with lots of loops that link the Seneca, Muddy Branch, and Potomac watersheds. One of the main attractions of the park is the 90-acre Clopper Lake, surrounded by forests and fields. Dogs are welcome throughout the park on a leash if owners clean up any mess that they leave behind. The park is open from 8am to sunset from March to October and 10am to sunset from November to February. See Details
Cunningham Falls State Park Cunningham Falls State Park is dog-friendly. Located in the picturesque Catoctin Mountains, the park is split into two different sections: William Houck Area and Manor Area. You can bring Fido with you to many of the campgrounds, on the trails, and in all of the day-use areas if they are on a leash under six feet and all mess is cleaned up after them. There are numerous trails in the park that weave around the forests and waterfalls. Cunningham Falls State Park is open 8am to Sunset from April to October and 10am to sunset from November to March. See Details
Patapsco Valley State Park Patapsco Valley State Park is pet-friendly. You are welcome to bring Fido with you to enjoy the 32 miles of recreational land along the banks of Patapsco River. There are over 200 miles of trails around the park that can be explored by dogs and their owners, with 70 of those miles identified as maintained trails. Dogs are allowed to join their owners around most of the park, but they are prohibited in the campground of the Hilton Area of Patapsco Valley State Park and in the Pickall Area. If you're bringing Fido with you, don't forget to keep them on a leash and to clean up any mess that they leave behind. Patapsco Valley State Park is open every day of the week from 9am until sunset. See Details
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to telling the stories of the Chesapeake Bay and the people who have shaped their lives around it. Leashed dogs are allowed on its grounds during regular business hours, with the exception of festival dates.

Situated on 18 waterfront acres in the historic town of St. Michaels, Maryland, the Museum offers exhibits, demonstrations, boat rides on the Miles River, and annual festivals that celebrate Chesapeake Bay culture, boats, seafood, and history.

The Museum's floating fleet of historic Chesapeake Bay watercraft is the largest in existence and its small boat collection includes crabbing skiffs, workboats, and log canoes. The Museum's working boatyard highlights restoration of the Bay's traditional vessels. The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a fully accredited member of the American Association of Museums.
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Running Hare Vineyard Located just outside the Nation's Capital, Running Hare Vineyard brings a little piece of Napa and Tuscany to rural Maryland. This functioning farm/brewery is the first of its kind in the state, featuring a host of craft beer and wine that are available to sample. Leashed dogs are welcome on the property. Call ahead for hours at the outdoor Wine Tasting Pavilion and Beer Garden. See Details
Point Lookout State Park Point Lookout State Park is dog-friendly. Located on the southernmost tip of a peninsula formed by Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River, this is one of Maryland's most popular state parks, so be prepared to share the space with lots of other visitors. The park's peaceful beaches and coastline are a far cry from the old use of the area, a prison camp for Confederate soldiers during the Civil War. Dogs are allowed in Malone Circle, Tulip Loop, Green's Point Loop and Hoffman's Loop in the campground, on the paved portion of the causeway, on the beach north of the causeway to entrance of Tanner's Creek on Bay side, and on the beach south of causeway on the Bay side. They are also allowed in boat launch areas to board vessels and in all day-use areas after Labor Day to Memorial Day weekend. Pet owners are reminded to keep their dogs on a leash for the duration of their visit and to clean up any mess that they leave behind. Point Lookout State Park is open every day of the week from 6am until sunset. See Details
Crisfield Boat Rentals Come to beautiful Crisfield, Maryland and enjoy a day on the water with your dog! Go fishing, crabbing, and explore over 2,900 acres of saltmarsh, over 30 miles of water trails, and miles of isolated pristine beaches that you can ONLY get to by boat.
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South Mountain State Park Dogs are welcome to join their owners at South Mountain State Park in Maryland. This 40-mile long multi-use state park weaves through the South Mountain ridge from the Pennsylvania line to the Potomac River. You are invited to bring your pooch with you to check out the stunning views from overlooks littered around the trails in the park. South Mountain State Park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
Pocomoke River State Park Dogs are welcome at Pocomoke River State Park. Located within 15,000-acres of woodland at Pocomoke State Forest, this is a great spot to take Fido to get away from it all. The forest is made up of loblolly pine and cypress swamps, spread out over two sections: Milburn Landing and Shad Landing. The river meanders through the middle of the trees between the two sections, giving wildlife lovers the pleasure of spotting river otters at work. You may also spot bald eagles soaring in the sky above the park. There are a number of multi-use trails, ideal for taking your pooch on a walk. Pets are allowed in day-use areas after Labor Day up until Memorial Day weekend, as long as they are on a leash and all mess is cleaned up after them. Pocomoke River State Park is open every day of the week from sunrise to sunset. See Details
TA Baltimore This gas station has a Country Pride, O'Deli's and a Travel Store. This location also 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. See Details
North Point State Park Dogs are welcome at North Point State Park in Edgemere, Maryland. Located on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, this spot is truly a place of natural beauty. As well as the beautiful coastal views, you can take a look at the original trolley station, now used as a covered picnicking area, and working fountain from the Bay Shore Amusement Park that used to draw lots of visitors between 1906 and 1947. Wildlife lovers will enjoy the varied animals that call the park their home, including muskrats, beavers, foxes, otters, osprey, great blue herons, and bald eagles. Additionally, dogs who love walkies will be able to take a wander on The Defenders Trail, which was used by soldiers during the War of 1812, that passes through the park.​​ Leashed pets are allowed in day-use areas after Labor Day to Memorial Day weekend, as long as all mess is cleaned up after them. North Point State Park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
Saints Row Brewing Saints Row Brewing is a family owned and operated nano-brewery located just outside of the historic town of Rockville. Dogs are welcome to join you inside the brewery while you sample some of the beers on tap, including the Galaxy Froot Triple IPA, the Schokolade Mein Schokolade, and the Holy Envy Sour. You can join the folks at Saints Row Monday through Friday from 4pm to 10pm and Saturday from 12pm to 5pm. See Details