Other Dog Activities in North Carolina

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

Pet Friendly Biltmore Estate
Biltmore Estate Leashed dogs allowed to explore the extensive grounds and roam through the more than 250 acres of landscaped gardens at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. Fido is also welcome to join you at several restaurants with dog-friendly, outdoor seating in Antler Hill Village. Please note that dogs are not permitted inside any buildings. Open daily throughout the year. Hours vary by season and admission rates vary by month; visit website or call for specific information. See Details
Pet Friendly Doggos Dog Park & Pub
Doggos Dog Park & Pub Dogs are welcome at this 21+ indoor dog park that sells beer and wine. The owners and staff are dog lovers and incredibly accommodating. Bringing your pup for the first time? Make sure you head over to their website and register for a day pass before you arrive. Reply back to the confirmation email with proof of your vaccines, and you're good to go. Everything is supervised, and while there is accountability for over aggressiveness, dogs can play freely with others. Stay and play in a 10,000 square feet pet-friendly facility. There's even a cool down area for dogs who need to take a moment of reflection. Humans can enjoy the indoor or outdoor bar during the visit. Please note that Doggos is a cashless business. See Details
Justus Orchard Justus Orchard has been a great spot for picking apples for over one hundred years. This pet-friendly orchard offers you and Fido the chance to meet the owners dog, Izzy, while you're picking your own fruit on-site. Justus Orchard is open every day of the week during picking season from 8:30am to 6:00pm. See Details
Lake Lure Adventure Company Whether you're a water sports expert or novice, non-stop action is waiting for you at Lake Lure Adventure Company in Lake Lure, NC. Dogs are allowed to accompany you on the pontoon boats, kayaks, and stand up paddle boards. Strap your four-legged sidekick into a doggie life vest and enjoy the views from the lake with Fido! Each of the certified instructors will be more than happy to show you the ropes to ensure your lake experience is a safe one. Dogs are allowed to play in the water as long as they are closely monitored. Rates (gas included) start as low as $85 per hour for pontoons and $20 per hour for kayak and paddle boards. If Fido isn't afraid of getting wet, dog-friendly Lake Lure Adventure Company is not to be missed. See Details
New Belgium Brewery Dogs are welcome to join their owners at New Belgium Brewing Company in Asheville, NC. The second location of this popular beer manufacturer is a pretty spot to take Fido for a cold one. Situated next to the river, Fido is welcome to join you on the outdoor patio and around the firepit. The popular beers you can try in the tap room include Voodoo Ranger, Fat Tire, and Citradelic. New Belgium is open Monday through Saturday from 11:00am to 8:00pm and Sunday from 11:30am to 8:00pm. See Details
Banner Elk Winery Banner Elk Winery is a dog-friendly winery nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Fido is welcome to join you inside the tasting room or outside for a tasting or a tour. Enjoy stunning views and award-winning wines while you explore the property. Open seasonally. Check their website or call before visiting. See Details
Rolling Thunder River Company Dogs are welcome to join their owners on a couple of the tours that Rolling Thunder River Company has to offer. They serve up two pet-friendly boating adventures, the Nantahala River Trips and the Toccoa River Trips. Depending on what you're looking for, you can take to the waters on a raft or canoe with your pooch. Rolling Thunder River Company is open every day of the week from 9am to 6pm. See Details
Nantahala Outdoor Center Dogs are allowed to join their owners at Nantahala Outdoor Center in North Carolina. People and pooches flock from all around the world to check out everything they have to offer at this outdoor center, including tonnes of outdoor activities. Feel free to plod along the hiking trails with your four-legged friend. Generally, guests enjoy hanging out by the river when their furry friends are around. It is shallow enough beside Big Wesser Riverside for pups to get their paws wet and cool off! Nantahala Outdoor Center is open Sunday through Thursday from 10am to 6pm and Friday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm. See Details
Hatchet Brewing Company Beer lovers can enjoy a brew or two in the company of their four-legged friend at the popular Southern Pines Hatchet Brewing Company. This dog-friendly brewery doesn't serve food, but there is a rotating calendar of food trucks in the parking lot each weekend. See Details
Southern Distilling Company Southern Distilling Company produces award-winning bourbons, whiskeys and other spirits in Statesville, NC. You can taste their craft liquors at their dog-friendly tasting room. Southern Distilling Company is home to the tallest steel and copper column sill system in the state! See Details
The Dog Bar The Dog Bar is Charlotte's one and only dog-friendly, off-leash bar, located in the historical North Davidson Street neighborhood, known as The Arts District or NODA. This unique concept was created and opened in 2005 by owner and operator, J.P. Brewer. Brewer also owns Club K-9 of Charlotte and Club K-9 of Pineville and is heavily involved with dog rescue and fundraising. See Details
Lucky Dog Bark & Brew Charlotte Lucky Dog Bark & Brew is a dog-friendly sports bar with an indoor/outdoor dog park in Charlotte, NC. It is a 21-and-up establishment, so they only welcome furry children. You can let your pooch run off leash safely while you socialize in a sports bar atmosphere. They also offer other amenities, such as dog bathing salon, doggie day care and overnight boarding. See Details
Lookout Brewing Company Lookout Brewing Company is dog-friendly! Grab a small batch craft brew and a tub of freshly popped popcorn and relax alongside your canine companion, as leashed and quiet dogs are welcome in its tasting room and on its outdoor patio. Lookout Brewing Company even offers water bowls and treats to visiting four-legged friends. Lookout Brewing Company is open Monday through Friday from 2pm to 9pm, Saturday from 12pm to 10pm, and Sunday from 12pm to 7pm. See Details
Overmountain Vineyards and Winery Tasting Room Dog-friendly Overmountain Vineyards and Winery Tasting Room in Tryon, NC, welcomes leashed dogs. Fido can accompany you inside the tasting room at this family-owned vineyard overlooking the Tryon foothills. You can purchase a sample tasting of their current-release wines, or buy them by the glass or bottle. They offer distinctive French-style whites and reds, which are all created primarily from 17 acres of their own estate-grown fruit. No outside alcohol is permitted and they don’t serve food, but you’re welcome to bring your own picnic to accompany the wine. They have bar stools and a few small tables inside, as well as a variety of covered/uncovered seating outside, such as a porch, two patios, a small pavilion, and grassy areas with seats. The tasting room is open year-round, with days/hours varying by season and event. See Details
Triple C Brewing Company Triple C Brewing Company is pet-friendly. Original brick walls, beer hall tables, and original windows give this taproom an authentic Historic South End neighborhood feel. Their most popular beers range from an easy-drinking blonde ale to a boozy barrel aged stout. Dogs are welcome on a leash in the patio area, as long as they are well-behaved and all mess is cleaned up after them. Triple C Brewing Company is open Tuesday to Wednesday from 4pm to 9pm, Thursday to Friday from 4pm to 10pm, Saturday from 12pm to 10pm, and Sunday from 12pm to 8pm. See Details
Almond Boat & RV Park Boat Rental Dogs are welcome to join their owners at Almond Boat & RV Park Boat Rental. You and your pooch can jump on a pontoon together in Bryson City, NC. Located on Fontana Lake, there are 42 miles of trails around the lake, so you and your poochy pawty can drop the anchor and go for a wander in the surrounding forest. See Details
Ginger's Revenge Ginger's Revenge is a dog-friendly craft brewery and taproom serving locals and visitors to Asheville, NC. Fido is welcome to accompany you beside an outdoor table which is the perfect place to hang out while enjoying a variety of delicious ginger beers. The team at Ginger's Revenge is dedicated to producing exciting and creative craft beverages from sustainably sourced ingredients. All of the ginger beers are made with 95% organic ingredients. Leashed, well-behaved dogs can join you inside the brewery as well as the outdoor seating space. See Details
Flytrap Brewing Flytrap Brewing is a dog-friendly brewery located in the Brooklyn Arts District of Historic Downtown Wilmington. This neighborhood brewery specializes in American and Belgian style ales and small-batch brews that are guaranteed to be at the peak of freshness. Enjoy a pint in the beer garden and then take some bottles or a crowler to-go. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you outside around the fire pits. See Details
Crank Arm Brewing Company Crank Arm Brewing Company is pet-friendly. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners inside and out at this craft brewery and tasting room in downtown Raleigh. Their taps include classics and seasonal specialties to keep the tastebuds guessing. Crank Arm Brewing Company is open Monday through Thursday from 2pm to 11pm and Friday through Saturday from 12pm to 11pm. See Details
Southern Appalachian Brewery Southern Appalachian Brewery is pet-friendly. You and Fido are welcome to sit inside the tasting room or outside on the patio. Enjoy a delicious brew, a soft pretzel and check the food truck and live music calendar! See Details
Free Range Brewing Free Range Brewing is pet-friendly. They allow dogs, but ask that they stay outside on the porch or in the back gathering space on a leash during the stay. Make sure they are under control and all mess is cleaned up after them. This brewery produces a delicious array of beers for patrons to try, including a number of beers on tap. One of their most interesting and popular beers is Jenny Crossed the Border, a Caroline Mescal-inspired saison. Food is also available from visiting food trucks. See Details
Whistle Hop Brewing Company Whistle Hop Brewing Company is a dog-friendly, train themed destination brewery and playground for all ages in the beautiful mountain setting of Fairview, NC. Drink outside the box with flavorfully hand-crafted ales and lagers. Their taproom and outdoor grounds are family and pet friendly.. They also offer a full wine, cider, craft soda and snack selection. See Details
Fishtowne Brew House Fishtowne Brew House is a dog-friendly brewery housed in a historic building in Beaufort, NC. Leashed dogs are welcome in the taproom and on the outdoor patio. There are 12 taps with year-round brews, seasonal selections, and beers from guest breweries. Food trucks are on site on select days. See Details
Swells'a Brewing Beer Company Nestled in the Outer Banks, Swells'a Brewing Beer Company is a dog-friendly brewery in Kill Devil Hills, NC. Fido is welcome both inside the taproom and on the outdoor decks. Bring your friends, grab a beer, and play some cornhole! They have a rotating menu of snacks and allow outside food. See Details