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 along the Maryland portion of Assateague National Seashore, but are not permitted on the nature trails or anywhere within the Virginia portion of Assateague Island. Dogs must be on a six-foot leash at all times. See Details
Pet Friendly Downs Memorial Park Dog Beach
Downs Memorial Park Dog Beach Located off the perimeter trail in Downs Memorial Park, the Downs Memorial Park Dog Beach is a fantastic place for new dogs to learn to swim or veteran canine swimmers to enjoy some time in the water. Once you and your dog are done with the water fun, leash your pup up for a walk on the more than 5 miles of trails through the park. Downs Park is open 7 days a week from 7:00 a.m. to dusk. See Details
Matapeake Park Dog Beach Matapeake has a public beach with a clubhouse, and a nearby trail that winds around to the dog beach section. The trail itself is a nice short hike for the dog, yet is long enough that it’s adequately separated from the public areas. Dogs can run off leash, retrieve in the water, and sniff out the surroundings. See Details
Locust Point Dog Park at Latrobe Park Pets love this Baltimore off-leash dog park, which is fully-fenced with astroturf, trees, rock outcroppings, and a water slide for thrill-loving pups. While there are not separate areas for small and large dogs, the park is reserved for small and senior dogs only every day from 9:00 am-10:00 am and from 3:00 pm-4:00 pm. Please be a responsible pet owner and clean up after your pet. See Details
Quiet Waters Park Quiet Waters Park 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 trails as long as they are leashed. The park holds many events throughout the year, and leashed pets are welcome at many of them. If your dog gets dirty, take him or her to the Bark 'n' Bean Dog Wash and Coffee Shop, located right next to Quiet Waters Park. See Details
Terrapin Nature Park This hidden gem of a park has unlikely access through an industrial/business area. The entrance is gained off Log Canoe Circle. Park in the parking lot and follow the trail. The trail winds around the 270-acre nature park through woodlands, marsh, and tidal ponds. Take one of the side trails off to the left to get to the beach that runs along the shore of the Chesapeake that allows dogs on a leash. The views of the Bay are great and the surroundings tranquil. The beach isn't huge, but Rover will love the romp. See Details
Great Falls: Billy Goat Trail Pets are welcome to join you on-leash as you stroll through sections B & C of this lovely park which features waterfalls and rapids. See Details
Maryland City Dog Park Your pet will enjoy meeting other dogs at this fenced, off-leash dog park, which includes separate areas for large and small dogs as well as running water and benches. The dog park is located within Maryland City Park. See Details
Cabin John Dog Park Bring your pet down to this fenced, off-leash dog park for a chance to make friends and play. See Details
Private VIP Sail Annapolis By Water 'Private VIP Sail Annapolis By Water' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Susan. There is no better way to see Annapolis than by the water on this 54 foot sailing yacht. If you're planning on bringing your pooch, make sure you bring a life vest for your dog. The experience lasts 2.5 hours and can accommodate up to 6 guests ages 5 and up. Rates start at $330 per person. See Details
Cromwell Valley Park This 380-acre park is a stream valley park comprised of pasture, cultivated gardens, open fields, woods, hedgerows, orchards and wooded piedmont hills. The diversity of this habitat makes it an excellent area for wildlife (such as the Red-tailed hawks, Great Horned owls, rabbits, deer mice, white-tailed deer, and red fox) which you can view on any of the seven pet-friendly hiking trails in the park. Please note that dogs must be kept on a leash at all times, in all areas of the park. See Details
Canton Dog Park Pets love well-kept off-leash dog park. Canton Dog Park is fully-fenced with a separate area for small dogs and loads of room to play. The park also features shaded areas, nearby parking, and a water fountain outside the park for thirsty dogs. Please be a responsible pet owner and clean up after your dog. See Details
Come Sail With Us! 'Come Sail With Us!' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Steve. Join this group experience around Baltimore Harbor and the Patapsco river. Leashed dogs are welcome with prior approval. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 6 guests ages 18 and up. Rates start at $75 per person. See Details
Bayfront Park Leashed-dog friendly beach on the Chesapeake, also known as Brownie's Beach. Find fossilized shark teeth in the sand, play in the waves., or go for a swim. Cost from Memorial Day through Labor Day: $13/adult, $9/senior (55+), $9/child (up to age 11). Free during the offseason. See Details
Northside Park North Side Park is a beautiful park with walking trails throughout the park. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Double Rock Park Leashed pets are welcome to join their humans as they enjoy this park. See Details
Ocean City Dog Playground Ocean City has one dog playground divided into two sections. There is a small dog area for dogs 28 pounds and under, and a large dog area for over 28 pounds. Applications and passes may be obtained between 8:30am-5pm from the Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department front desk, located at 200 125th, Ocean City, Md 21842, Monday – Friday with the exception of legal municipal holidays. Access cards will allow you to gain entry to the appropriate dog area during the scheduled hours of operation. Prices: Ocean City Resident Annual Pass - $50 ($5 for each additional dog) Non-Resident Annual Pass - $100 ($5 for each additional dog) Ocean City Resident Half Year Pass - $30.00 (After July 1st) Non-Resident Half Year Pass - $60.00 (after July 1st) Seven Day Access Pass - $15.00 After payment, purchasers are provided an access card that provides access to the playground. If the card is returned at the end of the payment period, $5 is refunded. See Details
Federal Hill Park Take your leashed pet for a walk at this historic, lovely downtown Baltimore public park. See Details
Lake Roland Park Local dog owners love this large wilderness park, which includes a beautiful lake and plenty of walking paths. See Details
Olney Manor Recreational Park Bring your pet to play off-leash at this free, one-acre, fenced dog park. Includes separate area for smaller dogs. See Details
Paw Point Dog Park Paw Point is a fully fenced, 1.25-acre off leash swim and play park. Open year round, from sunrise to sunset, the park is equipped with benches and bag dispensers for cleaning up dog waste. There is a code controlled, double gated entrance and access to Lake Roland for dogs who enjoy the water. Paw Point is a membership-only park within Lake Roland. Each membership allows two licensed and vaccinated dogs entry to the facility. Everyone is welcome to enjoy Lake Roland, with their dogs free of charge as long as the dogs are leashed. The only area within Lake Roland that allows unleashed dogs is the membership-only Paw Point enclosure. See Details
Watermark Journey - Cruises on the Bay Cruise with your four-legged friend aboard a Watermark yacht! Friendly dogs on leashes are welcome on most public cruises, except for the following: Fireworks Cruises, Blue Angels & Thunderbirds Cruises, Live Music Cruises including WRNR Rock ‘N River Cruises, and Cruises to Festivals in St. Michaels (WineFest, OysterFest, Watermen’s Festival). Cruises start at $19 per adult and $6 for children. Fido rides free. See Details
Cylburn Arboretum If you love your flowers & gardens and you love Fido, this is the place for you. Cylburn Arboretum 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
Sunset Sail with Wine and Cheese 'Sunset Sail with Wine and Cheese' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Steve. Enjoy a beautiful sunset on the water. After a short safety briefing, head out into Baltimore Harbor to take in the sights of the city from the best vantage point. Dogs are welcome on private tours. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 6 guests ages 18 and up. Guests should be able to climb up and down three steps without a railing and have moderate balance on moving platforms. Rates start at $125 per person. See Details