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 in Berlin, 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 Watermark Journey - Cruises on the Bay
Watermark Journey - Cruises on the Bay Cruise with your four-legged friend aboard a dog-friendly Watermark Journey - Cruises on the Bay yacht in Annapolis, MD! Friendly, leashed dogs 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). Cruise fees vary by person and tour. Fido rides free. See Details
Northside Park North Side Park is a beautiful park in Ocean City, MD, with dog-friendly walking trails throughout the park. Dogs must be leashed at all times. 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
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
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. 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
Cruises on the Bay by Watermark Baltimore Cruise with your four-legged friend aboard a dog-friendly Watermark yacht in Baltimore, MD! 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). Cruise fees vary by person and tour. Fido rides free. See Details
Swallow Falls State Park Dogs are allowed at Swallow Falls State Park from the day after Labor Day until Memorial Day weekend. Dogs are not permitted during the summer. Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and Harvey Firestone all camped here in 1921, so you can tread in their footsteps as you explore the area. One of the main attractions of the park, which can be accessed by a pet-friendly trail, is Muddy Creek Falls, a crashing 53-foot waterfall. Additionally, there is a trail of just over a mile in length that weaves through hemlocks in the woods of the park. You can bring Fido with you wherever you like at the park, as long as you clean up any mess that they make after them and they are on a leash for the duration of their visit. 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. There are a web of hiking trails that weave around the area adjacent to the lake for dogs and their owners to enjoy. Most visitors like taking to the water and enjoying recreational activities. Fido can join you on Browning, Beckman and Garrett Camp Loops, all trails, boat ramps, the parking area with access to the trails, along the shoreline, the lake, and day-use areas. Unfortunately, pets are not permitted on the swimming beach, docks, or fishing piers. Deep Creek Lake State Park is open every day of the week from sunrise to sunset. 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
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
Seneca Creek State Park Dogs are allowed at Seneca Creek State Park, made up of 6,300 acres that extend along 14 scenic miles of Seneca Creek towards the Potomac River. There's an astonishing 50 miles of hiking trails around this park for you and Fido to enjoy, spreading out through a variety of woodland. The main hub of the Schaeffer Farm Trail System can also be found within the park, extending into most of the upcounty area with lots of loops that link the Seneca, Muddy Branch, and Potomac watersheds. One of the main attractions of the park is the 90-acre Clopper Lake, surrounded by forests and fields. Dogs are welcome throughout the park on a leash if owners clean up any mess that they leave behind. The park is open from 8am to sunset from March to October and 10am to sunset from November to February. See Details
Calvert Cliffs State Park Calvert Cliffs State Park is pet-friendly. Dominated by craggy cliffs and coves, you can take your pooch wherever you like around this pretty park. There are 13 miles of trails to explore the designated wild lands area with your dog. 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. Calvert Cliffs State Park is open every day of the week from sunrise to sunset. See Details
Haunted Harbor Tours Haunted Harbor Tours is a dog-friendly walking tour in Annapolis. 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 a $20 ticket price, which is a steal if you like a good scare. The tour is ninety minutes in length and are held at 8pm and 10pm daily. See Details
Black Flag Brewing Black Flag Brewing is pet-friendly. It's the first production brewery and taproom in Columbia with 16 taplines. Food trucks will be available on certain days of the week. Located on Snowden River Parkway behind Lincoln Tech's large parking lot, this pet-friendly brewery is a popular hangout spot. Black Flag Brewing is open Wednesday to Thursday from 3pm to 10pm, Friday from 3pm to 11pm, Saturday from 12pm to 11pm and Sunday from 12pm to 8pm. See Details
New Germany State Park New Germany State Park is dog-friendly. Sandwiched between Big Savage Mountain and Meadow Mountain, you can bring Fido with you to marvel at the stunning landscape of this park. Dogs and their owners will find diverse forests, a small lake, and ten miles of multi-use trails to explore it all on. Pets are welcome in Hemlock camp loop, some of the cabins, the day use area, and on the lake. Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed on groomed trails during cross-country ski season and on the sandy beach portion of the swimming beach. New Germany State Park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
Sail Selina II Boat Tours Sail Selina II Boat Tours welcomes canine companions! Sail Selina II asks that pets wear booties or be in a carrier, such as a bag or basket so that the ship's varnished surfaces do not get damaged. There is a $100 fine if Fido gets loose. The tour group's sailing schedule, rates, and other offerings vary by trip, so dog owners should check its website for further information and to book. 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
Worthington Dog Park Bring your pet for some off-leash fun at this 2.7-acre fenced dog park. A permit is required for use. Water features are shut off in cold seasons, so bring your own. See Details
Point Lookout State Park Point Lookout State Park is dog-friendly. Located on the southernmost tip of a peninsula formed by Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River, this is one of Maryland's most popular state parks, so be prepared to share the space with lots of other visitors. The park's peaceful beaches and coastline are a far cry from the old use of the area, a prison camp for Confederate soldiers during the Civil War. Dogs are allowed in Malone Circle, Tulip Loop, Green's Point Loop and Hoffman's Loop in the campground, on the paved portion of the causeway, on the beach north of the causeway to entrance of Tanner's Creek on Bay side, and on the beach south of causeway on the Bay side. They are also allowed in boat launch areas to board vessels and in all day-use areas after Labor Day to Memorial Day weekend. Pet owners are reminded to keep their dogs on a leash for the duration of their visit and to clean up any mess that they leave behind. Point Lookout State Park is open every day of the week from 6am until sunset. 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
Antietam Creek Vineyards Antietam Creek Vineyards in Sharpsburg welcomes Fido on a leash as long as he is well-behaved and respectful of other pups. This former dairy farm has been re-imagined by the current world traveling owners. Located in the foothills of South Mountain, 60 miles from Washington DC and 70 miles from Baltimore, this 55-acre, dog-friendly, rural space offers sweeping views of hills and fields, permanently protected from development. See Details
Casselman River Bridge State Park Dogs are allowed at Casselman River Bridge State Park in Grantsville, Maryland. The centerpiece of this 4-acre park is the bridge, a historic landmark constructed in 1813. Dogs and their owners can walk over it, as people have for over 200 years. You can gain access to the park every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
1623 Brewing Company Fido is welcome to join you for a craft brew at the dog-friendly 1623 Brewing Company in Eldersburg, MD. This family-owned, destination brewery crafts high quality beer hosts food trucks throughout the week and live music outside during the warmer months. Flights of beer are available so you can sample several. They also have water bowls and treats available for Fido! See Details