Dog Friendly Activities in Maryland

Don’t leave Fido in the hotel room when you’re on vacation. Get out and play! No matter where you’re headed in Maryland, 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 Assateague National Seashore
Assateague National Seashore Dogs are allowed on the beach, outside of the lifeguard-protected beach area, along the Maryland portion of Assateague National Seashore in Berlin. Pets are not permitted on the nature trails or anywhere within the Virginia portion of Assateague Island, and visiting pups must be on a six-foot leash at all times. See Details
Pet Friendly Quiet Waters Park
Quiet Waters Park Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis, MD offers two off-leash dog parks for your dog's enjoyment as well as a small dog beach. Dogs are also welcome to join you on the park's pet-friendly trails as long as they are leashed. The park holds many events throughout the year, and leashed pets are welcome at many of them. See Details
Watermark Journey - Cruises on the Bay Cruise with your four-legged friend aboard dog-friendly Watermark Journey - Cruises on the Bay in Annapolis, MD. Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome on most public cruises, except for special events, including extended cruises, live music cruises, City Lights Cruise, fireworks cruises, and Blue Angels & Thunderbirds cruises. Fees vary by person and tour, and Fido rides for free. See Details
Northside Park North Side Park is a beautiful recreation area in Ocean City, MD featuring dog-friendly walking trails for you and Fido to enjoy. This 58-acre park is home to athletic fields, a foot bridge, a playground, picnic shelter, two piers and over one mile of walking paths. Dogs must be leashed at all times and cleaned up after during their visit. See Details
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
Historic London Town and Gardens The dog-friendly Historic London Town and Gardens in Edgewater, MD, offers visitors the chance to explore history, archaeology, and horticulture throughout more than 20 acres of gardens and buildings. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans in exploring most of Historic London Town and Gardens, including the gardens and all the buildings except for William Brown House. See Details
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
Cruises on the Bay by Watermark Baltimore Cruise with your four-legged friend aboard a dog-friendly yacht in Baltimore, MD with Cruises on the Bay by Watermark Baltimore. Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome on most public cruises, except for special events, including extended cruises, live music cruises, City Lights Cruise, fireworks cruises, and Blue Angels & Thunderbirds cruises. Fees vary by person and tour, but Fido rides for free. See Details
Ayers Creek Adventures Ayers Creek Adventures in Berlin, MD is a dog-friendly, family-owned-and-operated kayak, canoe, SUP, and eco tour outfitter. They are located just minutes from Ocean City, Assateague Island National Seashore and historic downtown. Dogs are welcome to paddle with their owners in a kayak, canoe or SUP. See Details
Swallow Falls State Park From the day after Labor Day until Memorial Day weekend, Fido is welcome to join you in the day-use area and on the Canyon Trail at pet-friendly Swallow Falls State Park in Oakland, MD. Leashed dogs are also allowed in the campground and on the trails that connect with the state forest. See Details
Patriot Cruises Patriot Cruises offers a pet-friendly water tour of historic St. Michaels, MD. Leashed dogs are welcome to come aboard with you and enjoy the scenery on the water. You can even get a picture of Fido "steering" the ship. The tour docks right by the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, which is also dog friendly. 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 in Swanton, MD. Fido can join you on Browning, Beckman and Garrett Camp Loops, all trails, boat ramps, the Discovery Center parking area with trail access, and along the shoreline. Pets are not permitted on the sandy portion of the swimming beach from Memorial Day weekend until after Labor Day. 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
Rocks State Park Rocks State Park is a dog-friendly recreational area in Jarrettsville, MD. Sprawling over 855 acres of rocky forest land, this picturesque park is rustic and relatively untouched, providing a scenic getaway for dogs and their owners. Enjoying hiking with your leashed pup on 3.5 miles of trails that weave around the park and take you to scenic spots, such as Kilgore Falls. See Details
Cylburn Arboretum If you love your flowers & gardens and you love Fido, this is the place for you. Pet-friendly Cylburn Arboretum in Baltimore, MD has 207 acres of walking trails, grass pastures, many gardens, a mini museum and a greenhouse. Leashed dogs are welcome throughout the arboretum. Humans must clean up after their canine companions. See Details
Seneca Creek State Park Leashed dogs are allowed at Seneca Creek State Park, consisting of 6,300 acres that extend along 14 scenic miles of Seneca Creek towards the Potomac River in Gaithersburg, MD. There's an astonishing 50 miles of hiking trails around this pet-friendly park for you and Fido to enjoy, and one of the main attractions of the park is the 90-acre Clopper Lake surrounded by forests and fields. See Details
Calvert Cliffs State Park Calvert Cliffs State Park is a pet-friendly destination in Lusby, MD. Dominated by craggy cliffs and coves, you can take your pooch to explore over 13 miles of trails throughout this scenic park. 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. See Details
Haunted Harbor Tours Haunted Harbor Tours is a dog-friendly walking tour in Annapolis, MD. Aloysius Martin is the owner and operator and the soul tour guide on the Maiden Voyage Walking Tour. He only tells stories that are confirmed by court records, land records and the archives of newspapers and congress, making the interesting tales even more eerie to hear as you walk the streets together. Dogs get spooked for free, but humans have to pay an admission price for this 90-minute tour. See Details
Gathland State Park As you hike the Appalachian Trail, take a break to explore dog-friendly Gathland State Park at the Crampton's Gap Trailhead in Jefferson, MD. Leashed dogs are welcome throughout the historic park, so you and Fido can explore the War Correspondent's Arch, the South Mountain Battlefield, and a picnic at the pavilion. See Details
New Germany State Park New Germany State Park is a dog-friendly destination sandwiched between Big Savage Mountain and Meadow Mountain in Grantsville, MD. Enjoy diverse forests, a small lake and ten miles of multi-use trails to explore. Pets are welcome in Hemlock camp loop, some of the cabins, the day-use area, and on the lake, but not on groomed trails during cross-country ski season and on the sandy beach portion of the swimming beach. See Details