Dog Friendly Activities in Rhode Island

Don’t leave Fido in the hotel room when you’re on vacation. Get out and play! No matter where you’re headed in Rhode Island, 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 Cliff Walk
Cliff Walk The Cliff Walk in Newport is a dog-friendly public trail with beautiful views of the Newport shoreline and historic Newport. The trail is roughly 3.5 miles in length and is a great way to see the landscape of the area. Leashed dogs are allowed on the trail as long as they are cleaned up after. See Details
Pet Friendly Brenton Point State Park
Brenton Point State Park Dog-friendly Brenton Point State Park in Newport, RI, offers visitors expansive views of the bay and the ocean along with picnic tables, walking trails, and gardens. Dogs are welcome to join their humans, but must be leashed at all times. See Details
Rocky Point State Park Rocky Point State Park is a dog-friendly park located in Warwick, RI. What is now a passive park used to be home to a ferry pier along with popular rides and attractions. You and Fido can walk around this nostalgic area, but pets must remain on a leash. See Details
Mohegan Bluffs Walk along the dog-friendly Block Island Heritage Trail with your pup to the stunning Mohegan Bluffs in New Shoreman, RI. Rising approximately 200 feet above the sea and stretching on for nearly three miles, the bluffs will provide you with unforgettable views and photo opportunities. There is a staircase to make the ascent and descent easier for humans and canines alike. Just make sure your pup is leashed at all times. You can find a trailhead at Spring Street & Mohegan Trail. See Details
Block Island Ferry Based at Point Judith in Narragansett, RI, the dog-friendly Block Island Ferry offers both traditional ferry service (a 55 minute voyage), as well as high speed ferry service (a 30 minute cruise). The Block Island Ferry is the only vehicle ferry service to Block Island. They transport passenger vehicles, commercial trucks as well as shipping freight. Pets are permitted on board the ferry but must remain on a leash or in a carrier at all times. Pets are not permitted on the seats or benches inside the cabins. Call ahead or visit website for schedules and fares. See Details
Lincoln Woods State Park Lincoln Woods State Park in Lincoln, RI, is one of Blackstone Valley's great treasures. A short ride from Providence, Pawtucket, and Cumberland, it is a popular getaway for northeastern Rhode Islanders. Visitors can enjoy walking their leashed dogs with certification papers at this park in the day-use areas. Pets must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet, and are prohibited from all state bathing beaches from April 1st through September 30th. See Details
Antique Yacht Collection For a view of Newport from the sea, set sail with Fido on a private boat charter with Antique Yacht Collection. Take a dog-friendly morning mimosa cruise, an evening sunset sail or a half- or full-day charter. The Antique Yacht Collection specializes in 2-hour, 4-hour, and full day private boat charter for up to six people. Bring your pooch (or several); there is no limit to the number or size of dogs, and they can even stop and let them jump in the water. See Details
Point Judith Lighthouse The trails surrounding Point Judith Lighthouse are pet-friendly. While the lighthouse itself isn't directly accessible, you can view it and the awesome scenery surrounding it along the coastline. There are benches to stop off at and admire the view, as well as a grassy area to walk pups or picnic together. See Details
Compass Rose Beach Dogs welcome ON-leash. Picnic area adjacent to beach See Details
Escobar Farm and Corn Maze Dogs are welcome at Escobar Farm and Corn Maze. The corn maze is dog-friendly and every year is designed in a different style. The fee for visiting the maze is $8 for ages 12 and up and $6 for children from 5 to 11. Children under the age of 5 are admitted free of charge. Although the opening times of the maze vary year upon year, it is usually open from August to November. See Details
Mulberry Vineyards Mulberry Vineyards is pet-friendly. Located in the historic town of Chepachet, dogs are welcome to join you for a taste of the area. The tasting hours of this popular vineyard are on Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 4pm. See Details
Chase Farms Chase Farms is a dog-friendly, preserved green space in Lincoln, RI. Bring Fido for hiking - there is a 1.7-mile loop trail that takes you around the farm - or for some romping in the fields. Afterwards, your pup can cool off in the pond. See Details
South Kingstown Dog Park Two fenced-in areas for small (under 30 lbs.) and large (over 30 lbs.)dogs. Grassy areas and trees for shade. See Details
John H. Chafee Nature Preserve Dog friendly hiking trails to a beach. Seasonal seal watching. See Details
Barrington Dog Park at Haines Park Pets are welcome to play off-leash at this large, fenced dog run with waste bags and drinking water. No separate small dog area. See Details
Fort Adams State Park Large state park with acres of open space, a beach, 2-mile walking path, picnic areas, boat launches, public sailing docks, and special events. See Details
Goddard Memorial State Park Goddard Park attracts thousands of visitors each year as Rhode Island’s most popular Metropolitan Park. The park offers a beautiful natural environment with spacious lawns, fields, and forested areas with a variety of trees from all over the world, including 62 deciduous and 19 evergreen species. Visitors can make use of a nine hole golf course, an equestrian show area, 18 miles of bridle trails, 355 picnic tables, 11 game fields, and a performing arts center for weddings, concerts, picnics and special events. Leashed dogs are welcome on most trails. See Details
The Container Store The Original Storage and Organization Store is dog-friendly! The Container Store's Cranston, RI location is dedicated to helping you organize your home, office and life through storage and organization solutions, and innovative custom closets and shelving in the Cranston area. See Details
Ragged Island Brewing Ragged Island Brewing is dog-friendly! Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners while they taste craft beers at this Portsmouth brewery. Ragged Island's taproom is open Thursday - Friday from 4pm – 8pm, Saturday 1pm – 6pm. See Details
Bottles A dog-friendly liquor store! Perfect!!! See Details
Blackstone River Bikeway The Blackstone River Bikeway is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Cumberland! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Blackstone River Bikeway. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Rustic Tri View Drive In Open every summer since 1951! The Rustic Drive In allows all well-behaved, Non-Aggressive Dogs. They must remain leashed at all times and are not allowed in the restrooms or snack bar area. There is an area to walk them and a doggie sundae available at the soft serve ice cream shop!
Great place to enjoy a movie with your furry friend!
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Books on the Square Books on the Square is a cozy shop that sells both new and used books and welcomes all well-read (and not so well-read) pooches! See Details
King Park Bring Fido to King Park to play alongside the harbor. Located at the south end of Newport Harbor, King Park features a boat ramp, roughly a quarter mile of grass and trees, park benches, a picturesque gazebo, a picnic area, small beaches and more. Dogs must be leashed during their visit to King Park. See Details