Dog Friendly Activities in Georgia

Don’t leave Fido in the hotel room when you’re on vacation. Get out and play! No matter where you’re headed in Georgia, we can point you towards the nearest off-leash dog park, the most popular dog beach, a really great hiking trail, and lots of other places to play with Fido.

Pet Friendly Driftwood Beach
Driftwood Beach Driftwood Beach in Jekyll Island, GA is dog-friendly. This sandy area is covered in beautiful pieces of driftwood, perfect for Fido to hide under when it's hot. Dogs must be on a leash, but they can still have fun wandering in the calm surf and on the golden sand. See Details
Pet Friendly Jekyll Island Dolphin Tours
Jekyll Island Dolphin Tours Dogs are welcome to join you for a private tour with Jekyll Island Dolphin Tours, to see one of Georgia's Golden Isles. You can experience a sunset tour and get up close and personal with dolphins and other sea life in their natural habitat. Sunset tours depart an hour before sunset and wind around the waterways of the Golden Isles. Make sure you contact them first to see if there's room on board for your pooch. See Details
Engelheim Vineyards Engelheim Vineyards in Ellijay, GA, is dog-friendly. Fido can join you at this vineyard that focuses on growing outstanding grapes to produce the highest quality wines. This vineyard also hope to honor the original residents of Engelheim, the Cherokee Nation. The Engel family planted their first vines in 2009 and harvested their first vintage in 2011; Engelheim Vineyards has been going strong ever since. See Details
Oliver Bentleys Historic Dog Walk Tour See Savannah in a dog-centric way on the Oliver Bentleys Historic Dog Walk Tour. Designed and tailored specifically for you and your dog, this tour gives you and your pup the opportunity to sniff out Savannah's historical sites while you hear more about this beautiful city. There is a limit of two dogs per human, and all dogs must be leashed. This dog-friendly walking tour runs approximately 90 minutes and is about a one mile stroll through historic Savannah. As an added bonus, every dog on the tour receives a complimentary bag of Oliver Bentleys own original recipe Ollie B. Biscuits. Tours are by reservation only. Please note the afternoon tour is not offered June through September due to high temperatures. See Details
Bonaventure Cemetery While a cemetery might not be the first place you think of to visit with your dog, Bonaventure Cemetery is considered a must-see by Savannah locals and visitors alike. This beautiful final resting place is open daily and there is no admission fee to stroll the grounds. Keep your dogs leashed at all times and make sure to clean up any doggie messes. The dog-friendly Bonaventure Cemetery is over 170 years old, and features few modern amenities. Comfortable shoes, sunscreen, and bug spray are recommended. See Details
Rock City Bring your furry best friend to the dog-friendly Rock City in Lookout Mountain, GA, for a mountain adventure. Any leashed pets are welcome to walk the Enchanted Trail or to dine on the terrace at Café 7 with you. There’s even a pet menu! The Enchanted Trail takes you through the 14-acre property where you will see over 400 different species of flora, panoramic views of seven states (on clear days), a waterfall, and more. Dogs must be leashed at all times and cleaned up after. See Details
Providence Canyon State Park Dogs are welcome at Providence Canyon State Park. You can bring Fido with you to enjoy more than ten miles of trails that delve into Georgia's 'Little Grand Canyon'. The colorful canyons are an unusual natural phenomenon that are well worth the visit. If you don't fancy too much walkies, you can enjoy the picnic areas as well. Visitors are warned to be careful of the trails in certain weather as the ground can erode and become treacherous. See Details
Fort Pulaski National Monument Fort Pulaski National Monument offers dog owners the chance to experience many interesting and exciting activities year-round. Fort Pulaski itself is a large-scale outdoor exhibit. The main structure, together with outlying works including demilune, drawbridges, ditches, and dikes, is a fine example of historic military architecture. Leashed pets are welcome to enter the fort and explore the hiking trails within the monument. Leashed dogs are also are allowed to walk along the shoreline; however, they should not enter the water, as there is always a very strong current. Pets are not allowed in public buildings. Fort Pulaski National Monument is open year round. See Details
Chattahoochee River National Recreational Area Chattahoochee River National Recreational Area is a 10,000 acre open space along a 48 mile winding stretch of the river in Sandy Springs, GA. Leashed dogs are welcome to accompany you on a visit to this large forested park offering popular outdoor pursuits such as hiking, biking, rafting and fishing. Take Fido for a stroll along a woodland trail and reward him with a swim in the Chattahoochee River. Please pick up after you pets to ensure the trails remain clean and enjoyable for all visitors. See Details
Cool River Tubing Cool River Tubing offers a variety of options for dog-friendly tubing trips down the Chattahoochee River in Helen, GA. Pets are welcome to tube with the human members of the family for no additional fee. Open seasonally; be sure to check their website for current hours of operation. See Details
Fort McAllister State Park Fort McAllister State Park is the ultimate pet-friendly historic attraction in Richmond Hill, GA. Leashed dogs are welcome in the museum, on the historic fort grounds, and on Red Bird Creek trail. There is an admission price per person and parking pass fee. See Details
B.J. Reece Orchards B.J. Reece Orchards is a pet-friendly, family-owned and operated orchard located in the North Georgia Mountains. Although Fido can't partake in all the activities on-site, B.J. Reece Orchards is home to U-pick orchards, a country bakery, petting farm, pony rides, and a number of other fun activities to get involved in. The opening times for the U-pick orchards vary year upon year, but the orchard is usually open between July and December. Make sure you call ahead to double check opening times before your visit. See Details
Savannah Cruzers Bring Fido along on a golf cart tour of Bonaventure Cemetery with Savannah Cruzers. Savannah Cruzers states, "this Victorian Garden is a retreat from the hustle of Downtown and a dream for lovers of art, nature, and history." Tours are approximately one to one and a half hours, and five seats are available per tour. Dog owners are responsible for the safety and care of dogs while riding in the open vehicle and while on foot. Fido must be leashed during the tour. Interested parties can call Savannah Cruzers for pricing and available tour times. See Details
Captain Derek's Dolphin Adventure Captain Derek's Dolphin Adventure is pet-friendly! Leashed dogs who have good sea legs are welcome to join in a Tybee Island expedition on the water. Enjoy either Daytime Dolphin Tour or the Sunset Dolphin Tour, which combines the thrills of the regular dolphin tours with a beautiful sunset. Tours are historically narrated by the first mate and captain and last from one hour to 90 minutes. Guests can also charter their own private tour with Fido! You are welcome to bring your own drinks (including alcohol) and snacks on board. No glass, please. Soft drinks and snacks are also available for purchase at their dock house. See Details
Captain Mike's Dolphin Tours Captain Mike's Dolphin Tours are dog-friendly! Spend an afternoon out on a boat with your furry best friend. As you cruise along the coast of Tybee Island, you and your pup will see Cockspur Lighthouse, Fort Pulaski, Tybee Lighthouse, and dolphins in the wild. Dogs must be well-behaved, leashed, and comfortable being out on the water. Also, there is a limit of one dog per owner, so call ahead to ensure there is room on the boat before you book online. See Details
Blue Ridge Cotton Company Blue Ridge Cotton Company is a dog-friendly clothing store, located in the mountain town of Blue Ridge, Georgia. Inside the store, you'll find an extensive pet section, including gifts, books, leashes in a variety of colors, treats, and more. Additionally, Blue Ridge Cotton Company donates one percent of every purchase to a number of animal charities in the local area: Tri-State Pet Rescue, Humane Society of Blue Ridge, Horse Creek Stable Rescue Sanctuary, Michael's Big Red Truck (rescue transport), Castoff Pet Rescue, Mountain Shelter Blairsville, Homeward Bound Pet Rescue, The Whiskers Project, Southeast Llama Rescue, and Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Fido will even have the chance to meet the store dog, Watson Agee, who you can see enjoying himself in some of the photographs above. See Details
Old Savannah Tours If you have a small dog and want to see Savannah from the comfort of a trolley, then the dog-friendly Old Savannah Tours might just be the tour for you. Dogs weighing 25 lbs or less are welcome to enjoy a tour of Savannah with you as long as they sit on your lap. There are many sightseeing tours to choose from, including a tour with on-and-off privileges allowing you to see as much of Savannah as you can fit into your day, on your own or with the tour group. Dogs are only allowed on trolley tours. See Details
Spikes Dog Park at Gas N' Go Make a pit stop at Gas N' Go during your road trip with Fido and he can stretch his legs at Spikes Dog Park. The small, partially fenced-in area isn't really a dog park destination, but it's a good spot for a bathroom break for your leashed dog. Take exit 117 on I-75. See Details
Anna Ruby Falls Anna Ruby Falls is a beautiful waterfall near Helen, GA. Located in the heart of the Chattahoochee National Forest, this picturesque spot can be accessed from a dog-friendly, half-mile trail within Unicoi State Park. Dogs are welcome on the trail, as long as they are leashed and cleaned up after. See Details
Atlanta BeltLine The Atlanta BeltLine is pet-friendly. This trail is one of the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment programs in the United States. It's also an urban explorer and pet owner’s dream. With local art, shops, and snacks speckled all about the beautiful path, the BeltLine is a pet-friendly walking connection to all of the best corners of the city. See Details
Southeast Clark Park Southeast Clark Park is a popular, dog-friendly park in Athens, GA. This 135-acre park features athletic fields, tennis, pickleball, 2 playgrounds, a dog park, walking paths (paved and multi-surface), and more. Fido is welcome on a leash throughout the park, and off leash in the dog park area. See Details
DogWoods at Coleman Camp Park DogWoods at Coleman Camp Park is an off-leash area with water features! The park has specific areas for large and small dogs. Pets must be leashed when entering or exiting the off-leash areas. Owners must clean up after their furry friends. DogWoods at Coleman Camp Park is open daily from 7am to 9pm. See Details
Skidaway Island State Park Located near historic Savannah, the dog-friendly Skidaway Island State Park is a part of Georgia’s intracoastal waterway. The park provides camping and picnicking surrounded by Spanish moss-draped live oaks. Trails wind through maritime forest and over salt marsh allowing visitors to watch for deer, fiddler crabs, raccoon, egrets and migrating birds such as colorful painted buntings. An observation tower provides another chance to watch for wildlife on the barrier island. Dogs must be leashed at all times and are not permitted in any buildings. See Details
River Street - Savannah Riverfront Area Take a walk down Savannah's River Street, for dog-friendly shopping, restaurants, tours, riverboat cruises and great views of the river. Dogs must be leashed at all times. Just ask before bringing your dog inside any stores or restaurants. See Details