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 Compass Rose Beach
Compass Rose Beach Dogs welcome ON-leash. Picnic area adjacent to beach See Details
Pet Friendly Sachuest Beach
Sachuest Beach Sachuest Point Town Beaches are pet-friendly with restrictions. During peak season, which is Memorial Day to Labor Day, you can take leashed dogs to the beach from 5:00am to 7:45am. During off season, you can take them any time. The Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge sections are not pet-friendly, in order to preserve the local animal populations. 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
Napatree Point Conservation Area Dogs are welcome on the beach at Napatree Point Conservation Area during certain times of the year. They are prohibited from 8am to 6pm, May 2 through Labor Day. The rest of the year they are allowed, on-leash. Dogs are not allowed in roped off areas, as they are home to endangered species. Guests must clean up after Fido during their visit to Napatree. Waste bins are located at the entrance to the beach. See Details
Warwick City Dog Park Separate fenced areas for small and large dogs. Enter at Asylum road entrance and just follow the road. It will be on your right around the curve after you go over the 4th speed bump. See Details
Newport Dog Park Your pet will love the chance to run and play off-leash at this securely fenced dog park. See Details
Newport's Hidden History 'Newport's Hidden History' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by John. You and your pup will go on a historical journey through different Newport landmarks. Hear about pirates, Benedict Arnold, tunnels, revolutions and more! The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests of all ages. Rates start at $35 per person. See Details
Mohegan Bluffs Walk along the Block Island Heritage Trail with your pup to the stunning Mohegan Bluffs. 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
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
Create a Marine Botanical with Seaweed 'Create a Marine Botanical with Seaweed' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Mary. Contact host prior to booking about bringing Fido along. Your pooch will sit beside you at this workshop where you will learn about and get to experience seaweed pressing. Your host will provide all materials including trays of seaweed, rag paper, blotter paper, towels, nylon cloth, cardboard and weights. Small tools, such as tweezers, scissors, toothpicks and soft bristle brushes are also provided. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 10 and up. Rates start at $65 per person. See Details
Cliff Walk The Cliff Walk in Newport is pet-friendly. Hop on this 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 welcome, as long as they are cleaned up after. See Details
Block Island Beaches Of all the beaches down Corn Neck Road, the only one that did not allow dogs was the Fred Benson Town Beach, which is where the changing rooms, showers and concessions are. All other beaches allow leashed dogs, and are an easy walk from the Town Beach -- in fact, all the beaches are connected! This allows for a lot of options. Watch for signs, as when protected bird species are mating beach access may be limited for both dogs and humans. See Details
Pawtucket Dog Park Pawtucket Dog Park features a seperate enclosed area for both small and large dogs. The grassy field was formerly home to the Slater Park Lawn Bowling Club. Running water is available. See Details
Dexter Training Grounds Dexter Training Grounds is pet-friendly. The park is not fenced, but you will often find pups learning new tricks off-leash in the space anyway. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess left behind and make sure dogs are under voice control. 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
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! See Details
Providence: Improbable Narrative 'Providence: Improbable Narrative' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Peter. You and Fido will set out on a guided walking tour of Providence and see colonial sites, sculptures, hidden gardens are more. Hear some history of the area and why Roger Williams called Rhode Island a "lively experiment." Please keep in mind that dogs may not be allowed inside some shops that the tour visits. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 8 guests ages 13 and up. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Be prepared for the hills. Wear running or hiking shoes. Rates start at $25 per person. See Details
Learn to Scrimshaw from a Master 'Learn to Scrimshaw from a Master' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Brian. One pooch is welcome to join you with prior approval to this class where you will learn the history of the art of scrimshaw and create your own piece. Your host will show you examples of materials such as whale teeth and woolly mammoth ivory. You will then be taught how to sand, polish, and engrave an antique piano key ivory. The experience lasts 1.5 hours and can accommodate up to 6 guests ages 12 and up. Rates start at $98 per person. See Details
John H. Chafee Nature Preserve Dog friendly hiking trails to a beach. Seasonal seal watching. 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 This organization-heaven is very pet friendly. I routinely take my 50 lb here while walking around the plaza. See Details
Chase Farms Grassy fields and wide open spaces See Details
See Newport From a Mariners View 'See Newport From a Mariners View' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Charles. Tour Newport and see docks around the area, sights around Rhode Island's coastline and more. Small leashed dogs are welcome on board with prior approval from the captain of the ship. The experience lasts 1.5 hours and can accommodate up to 6 guests ages 21 and up. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Rates start at $50 per person. See Details
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