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 Eastern Shore Brewing Company
Eastern Shore Brewing Company Bring Fido for a pint or flight of award-winning beer at the oldest brewery on Maryland's Eastern shore in St. Michaels, MD. Both the inside and outside seating at Eastern Shore Brewing Company is pet friendly. Enjoy year-round favorites like their Back Creek Blonde, or check out one of their seasonal brews on the rotating tap list. See Details
Pet Friendly Idiom Brewing Co.
Idiom Brewing Co. Idiom Brewing Co. is a pet-friendly brewery in Frederick, MD. Dogs are welcome inside the brewery and around the umbrella-shaded tables that are dotted throughout the outdoor area. Their recipes have been honed over many years, and their promise is to continue to innovate by utilizing new and/or experimental hops, local ingredients and unique flavor profiles, in an attempt to stretch the limits of your imagination, and that of your palate. See Details
Swallow Falls State Park Dogs are allowed at Swallow Falls State Park from the day after Labor Day until Memorial Day weekend. Dogs are not permitted during the summer. 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. See Details
Deep Creek Lake State Park Dogs are welcome at Deep Creek Lake State Park, a 3,900-acre man-made lake surrounded by 1,800 acres of stunning woodland. There are a web of hiking trails that weave around the area adjacent to the lake for dogs and their owners to enjoy. Most visitors like taking to the water and enjoying recreational activities. Fido can join you on Browning, Beckman and Garrett Camp Loops, all trails, boat ramps, the parking area with access to the trails, along the shoreline, the lake, and day-use areas. Unfortunately, pets are not permitted on the swimming beach, docks, or fishing piers. Deep Creek Lake State Park is open every day of the week from sunrise to sunset. See Details
Ocean City Fishing Pier Dogs can join you as you fish from Ocean City Fishing Pier in Maryland. Visit and fish the only dog-friendly pier in Ocean City that extends into the Atlantic Ocean. They are located on and over the beach and easily accessible from the Inlet Parking Lot. There is a fee to enter and a separate fee for fishing. 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
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
Black Flag Brewing Black Flag Brewing is pet-friendly. It's the first production brewery and taproom in Columbia with 16 taplines. Food trucks will be available on certain days of the week. Located on Snowden River Parkway behind Lincoln Tech's large parking lot, this pet-friendly brewery is a popular hangout spot. Black Flag Brewing is open Wednesday to Thursday from 3pm to 10pm, Friday from 3pm to 11pm, Saturday from 12pm to 11pm and Sunday from 12pm to 8pm. See Details
New Germany State Park New Germany State Park is dog-friendly. Sandwiched between Big Savage Mountain and Meadow Mountain, you can bring Fido with you to marvel at the stunning landscape of this park. Dogs and their owners will find diverse forests, a small lake, and ten miles of multi-use trails to explore it all on. Pets are welcome in Hemlock camp loop, some of the cabins, the day use area, and on the lake. Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed on groomed trails during cross-country ski season and on the sandy beach portion of the swimming beach. New Germany State Park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. 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
Antietam Creek Vineyards Antietam Creek Vineyards in Sharpsburg welcomes Fido on a leash as long as he is well-behaved and respectful of other pups. This former dairy farm has been re-imagined by the current world traveling owners. Located in the foothills of South Mountain, 60 miles from Washington DC and 70 miles from Baltimore, this 55-acre, dog-friendly, rural space offers sweeping views of hills and fields, permanently protected from development. See Details
Casselman River Bridge State Park Dogs are allowed at Casselman River Bridge State Park in Grantsville, Maryland. The centerpiece of this 4-acre park is the bridge, a historic landmark constructed in 1813. Dogs and their owners can walk over it, as people have for over 200 years. You can gain access to the park every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
1623 Brewing Company Fido is welcome to join you for a craft brew at the dog-friendly 1623 Brewing Company in Eldersburg, MD. This family-owned, destination brewery crafts high quality beer hosts food trucks throughout the week and live music outside during the warmer months. Flights of beer are available so you can sample several. They also have water bowls and treats available for Fido! 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
Muskrat Park Muskrat Park is pet-friendly. Bring your pooch to this waterfront park to enjoy views, walks and more together. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. See Details
Montpellier Farms Family Park Farm with pumpkin patch, corn maze farm market and other special events.

From FAQ- PETS 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
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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Alecraft Brewery AleCraft Brewery is pet-friendly. They welcome dogs inside and out if they are on a leash. This local brewery promotes home brewing as well as serving up a nice selection of their own brews. There are ten different types of beer on tap and they rotate regularly. Food trucks can often be found in the car park to satisfy the hunger of customers. AleCraft Brewery is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11am to 10pm. See Details
Palmer State Park Palmer State Park is pet-friendly. This 555-acre park has two miles of scenic Deer Creek running through the center. There's plenty to see at this state park along the banks of the creek, including a number of undeveloped trails that weave around the woodland. You can access the park every day of the week from sunrise to sunset. See Details
Chaos Mountain Brewing Chaos Mountain Brewing is pet-friendly. Nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia, they offer 16 different craft beers on tap at any given time, including easy drinking session beers, Belgian style ales, rotating seasonals and limited release barrel aged brews. Food trucks are onsite most days, however, if there is not one scheduled on a given day, patrons are more than welcome to bring in their own food with them. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome in the taproom. Chaos Mountain Brewing is open Wednesday to Thursday from 4pm to 9pm, Saturday from 1pm to 9pm and Sunday from 1pm to 6pm. 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
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
Windmill Creek Vineyard & Winery Bring Fido to enjoy a wine tasting and bring your own picnic to enjoy some solitude in the outdoor seating area overlooking the meadow of wildflowers under a canopy of giant mulberry trees. See Details