Dog Friendly Activities in Indiana

Don’t leave Fido in the hotel room when you’re on vacation. Get out and play! No matter where you’re headed in Indiana, 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 Indiana Dunes National Park
Indiana Dunes National Park Indiana Dunes National Park is a dog-friendly attraction in Porter, IN. Explore this beautiful nature center and dunes area with your leashed pet. Dogs are permitted on all beaches in the park except the West Beach swimming area. Before leaving, be sure to stop by the Visitors Center to have Fido certified as an official National Park B.A.R.K. Ranger! See Details
Pet Friendly RV Motorhome Hall of Fame and Museum
RV Motorhome Hall of Fame and Museum RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum is a pet-friendly, 100,000 square foot museum in Elkhart, IN, that features a variety of historical recreational vehicles from Airstream, Winnebago and other American makers. Well-behaved dogs on a leash are welcome throughout the grounds. See Details
Indiana Dunes State Park Indiana Dunes State Park consists of 2,182 acres of primitive, beautiful, historic and unique Hoosier landscape in Chesterton, IN. It lies at the north end of State Road 49 in Porter County, and includes more than 3 miles of beautiful beach along Lake Michigan’s southern shore. The national lakeshore beaches to the east of the park are pet friendly - Kemil Beach, Dunbar Beach and Lake View Beach. Dogs must be on a leash at all times, even when swimming in the lake. Handlers allowing pets to chase birds or otherwise harass wildlife are subject to a citation. Pet handlers are responsible for carrying waste off the beach. See Details
Linton's Enchanted Gardens "Soothing sounds of fountains and wind chimes erase the day's cares and many examples of garden art delight the eye," at dog-friendly Linton's Enchanted Gardens. Leashed dogs are welcome to wander the grounds and explore Linton's Shoppe, Garden Center, and Nursery, for interior decor, gifts, landscape design and installation, maintenance, and more. Dogs are allowed inside of Linton's buildings; however, they are not allowed at its Garden Cafe. Linton's Enchanted Gardens is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 7pm and Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 6pm. See Details
Monon Trail Bring your dog along to explore the Monon Trail, a converted railway that winds for 26 miles through Indianapolis, connecting Sheridan, Carmel and other smaller communities along the way. The paved, dog-friendly trail welcomes Fido on a leash, as long as they are cleaned up after. The trail can be accessed from sunrise to sunset. See Details
Clifty Falls State Park Dogs are welcome at Clifty Falls State Park. You and Fido will discover Clifty Canyon, offering stunning scenery that can be viewed on one of the hiking trails that weaves around the park. There are ten pet-friendly trails in total, varying from steep to easy and all offering a different adventure. Although the canyon is incredibly beautiful, the main attraction are the falls themselves. Every time you visit the park you'll notice that the falls offer a different view, sometimes the water crashes over and other times it trickles tranquilly. Dogs must remain on a leash under six feet for the duration of their stay and owners are reminded to clean up after their pets if they make a mess. See Details
Pokagon State Park Dogs are welcome at Pokagon State Park, where Native American heritage can be seen around every corner. Lake James and Snow Lake are next to the park and they provide great spots for pooches who love boating, swimming, and fishing. There are nine pet-friendly trails to enjoy in the area as well, varying from easy trails through pine trees, hardwood forest, and rolling land to rugged pathways through swamps and forests. Pokagon State Park is open every day of the week from 8am to 4pm. See Details
Spring Mill State Park Dogs are welcome at Spring Mill State Park. Back in the day, pioneers built gristmills, a wool mill, a saw mill, and a distillery in the area using the water flowing from cave springs to power them. You and Fido can enjoy wandering together around the regenerated forest on the eight pet-friendly trails in the park, some of them leading to caves in the Spring Mill State Park and Cave River Valley Natural Area. Spring Mill State Park is open every day of the week from 7:30am to 11pm. You can bring your pooch on a leash under six feet as long as you clean up after them. See Details
Mounds State Park Dogs are welcome at Mounds State Park. This popular park is constructed around the sites of ten unique earthworks constructed by the prehistoric Adena-Hopewell people. The largest is the Great Mound, which is said to have been constructed all the way back in 160 B.C. and was once used for religious ceremonies. Fido is welcome to explore these amazing landmarks with you on one of the many hiking trails dotted around the park. Mounds State Park is open every day of the week from 7am to 11pm. See Details
Lanthier Winery Lanthier Winery is home to a dog-friendly tasting room and patio. They are located in an 18th century building with a stunning garden. The Cellarmaster of Lanthier Winery, Chris Lanthier, has handcrafted numerous award winning wines over the years, and you can enjoy sampling 15 different varieties in the tasting room. While you're there, be sure to check out the colorful gardens and do a tour of the building. Lanthier Winery is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. See Details
Mallow Run Winery Mallow Run Winery is pet-friendly. Dogs are welcome at this winery to keep their owners company while they sample delicious wine. Hungry patrons can enjoy items from the visiting food trucks. They are open every day of the week from 12pm to 6pm. See Details
Woodland Park Dog Park Located in Portage Indiana at Woodland Park right next to the Skate park. Separate sections for large dogs (over 35 pounds) and small dogs (under 35 pounds) are available. See Details
16-Bit Bar + Arcade 16-Bit Bar + Arcade is a pet-friendly activity in Indianapolis, IN. Whether it's Donkey Kong, Duck Hunt, Street Fighter, or Tapper, you play for free if you're buying drinks. Leashed dogs can cheer you on by your side all night. See Details
Fort Harrison State Park Fort Harrison State Park is dog-friendly. Formerly the site of Fort Benjamin Harrison, the park features a Citizen's Military Training Camp, Civilian Conservation Corps camp, and a World War II prisoner of war camp. As well as being a wander back through time, there are plenty of trails you can actually wander on to enjoy the natural beauty of the park. Starting out at Delaware Lake picnic area and leading to Duck Pond, the easiest trail is the Harrison Trace Trail; at just over three miles in length on a flat asphalt surface it's ideal for any levels of walker. There are a number of moderate trails that weave around the wooded areas in the park, but the most difficult trail is Schoen Creek Trail. This hiking trail leads through prairies and grasslands. Dogs are welcome on all of the trails, as long as they are on a leash under six feet and you clean up any mess after them. The park is open every day of the week from 7am to 8pm. See Details
Ox Bow Park Ox Bow Park is a pet-friendly natural park with camping shelters, an observation deck, sports courts, disc golf, and nature trails. Your pooch can join you on the trails and throughout the park located on the banks of Elkhart River. The pretty park is a lovely place to have a stroll with your leashed pooch, as long as all mess is cleaned up to preserve the cleanliness of the trails and the waterways. The entrance fee is $3 per vehicle or $25 annual pass. See Details
Chain O' Lakes State Park Chain O' Lakes State Park is dog-friendly. If you like lakes, you'll love the nine lakes that join together at this destination. You and your pooch are welcome to explore the park by paddling through the lakes or on the eight forested trails that vary between 0.5 miles to 2.5 miles. There are a number of pet-friendly picnic areas dotted around as well. Dog owners are reminded to keep their pets on a leash for the duration of their visit and that they should always clean up after them. See Details
Charlestown State Park Dogs are allowed at Charlestown State Park, where you'll discover scenic vistas of the Creek valley and the Ohio River. Ornithologists could spend an age at this park trying to identify the 72 different types of bird that call this park their home, including bluebirds, black vultures and even a bald eagle. Dogs can hike the rugged terrain, consisting of Devonian fossil outcrops and areas of karst sinkhole topography. The pet-friendly hiking trails vary between 1.2 and 2.9 miles. Due to the wildlife in the area, pet owners are reminded to keep Fido on a leash for the duration of their stay. See Details
Fort Harrison State Park Dog Park Fort Harrison State Park is the only state park in Indiana to offer a dog park due to its urban nature. The dog park is located on the north side of the state park. There are three fenced play areas without size restrictions. Platoon Run boasts 3.6 acres with large shade trees, a water station, benches, waste stations, agility equipment, a shelter, and even a fireplace. Herrin Hill is a 1.3-acre play area that is mostly open with shade, a water station, benches, and waste stations. Brigade Landing is open seasonally and offers 5 acres complete with a pond, dog beach, and a wooded area. A dog park pass is required and can be purchased with cash or a debit/credit card at the park office. Vaccination records are required. See Details
Starlite Drive-In Starlite Drive-In is a dog-friendly, family-owned drive-in movie theater in Bloomington, IN that has been in operation since 1955. Open in the summer, your leashed Fido is welcome to join you at their world renowned natural grass Auto-torium. Try something tasty for a snack while you enjoy your film at the Car-feteria! See Details
Diana of the Dunes Dare Unleash your adventurous side and take on the Diana of the Dunes Dare. This pet-friendly hiking challenge follows the path of Chicago native Alice Mabel Gray, who left behind a career at the U.S. Naval Observatory to live in what is now Indiana Dunes National Park. This unusual lifestyle earned Alice the nickname Diana of the Dunes. Fido can tag along as you follow in Diana's footsteps, but dogs must be kept on a leash. See Details
Jasper Riverwalk Jasper Riverwalk is a dog-friendly trail which guides visitors along a scenic path following the Patoka River in Japer, IN. This 2.1 mile paved route is ideal for a casual stroll with Fido. See Details
Beasley's Orchard Beasley's Orchard is pet-friendly. You are allowed to shop with Fido at this adorable, country store themed orchard. Founded in 1946, this spot is a great place to sniff out delicious produce to take home with you. They are open Monday through Saturday from 9am to 6pm and Sunday from 12pm to 6pm. See Details
Bone Appetit Bakery Dogs welcome, free samples, bottomless water bowl. Over 20 flavors of premium natural dog treats including grain free and gluten free. See Details
Fountain Square Brewery Fountain Square Brewery is a dog-friendly brewery in Indianapolis. The people in charge of this brewery have a mixed background in Microbiology, Chemistry, and Automation. These different angles provide the jumping off point for the varied styles of beer they brew and the techniques they do it. They usually have around 5 beers on tap, which vary from IPA to pilsner. Dogs are welcome inside and out. See Details