Dog Friendly Activities in Vermont

Don’t leave Fido in the hotel room when you’re on vacation. Get out and play! No matter where you’re headed in Vermont, 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 Dog Mountain
Dog Mountain Dog Mountain is THE meeting place for dogs with their people. Located in the breathtakingly beautiful Northeast Kingdom of St. Johnsbury, Vermont, this 150-acre farm has been transformed into a doggy playscape complete with swimming ponds, hiking trails, an art gallery full of dog-related artwork and the only Dog Chapel in existence. The Chapel, built by Vermont folk artist and children's book author Stephen Huneck, is visited by thousands annually to reflect and post message and photos of pets that have passed on. The Chapel walls are covered in layers of heartfelt notes. Dog Mountain hosts a number of annual events, including Memorial Day Celebration, August Dog Party, and October Dogfest. See Details
Pet Friendly Gondola SkyRide
Gondola SkyRide Bring Fido to see the top of Mt. Mansfield in Stowe, VT. the Gondola SkyRide at Stowe Mountain Resort is a dog-friendly lift offering its canine passengers the chance to see the world from above! Leashed pets can join in on the sky-high fun; however, they are not allowed at the restaurant on the summit. Dogs are only allowed on the Gondola SkyRide during the summer months. There is an admission price per person. See Details
Smugglers' Notch State Park Named for a narrow pass through the Green Mountains, Smugglers' Notch State Park provides incredible views along a variety of dog-friendly trails in Stowe, VT. Ponds, streams and waterfalls can be found throughout the park. Campground facilities provide a place to rest and relax surrounded by breathtaking natural vistas. Historic structures dot the park and a provide a sense of times past. Leashed dogs are permitted throughout the park. The park is open mid-May through mid-October. See Details
Stowe Mountain Auto Toll Road Bring your canine companion along as you wind your way to the summit ridge of Mount Mansfield on the historic, dog-friendly Stowe Mountain Auto Toll Road in Vermont. Enjoy the scenic views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains from the comfort of your car. Bring a picnic or do some hiking to stretch your legs and paws! The road is open mid-May through mid-October, weather permitting. There's a fee per vehicle and extra passengers. See Details
Mills Riverside Park Off Leash Area Bring Fido out for an afternoon at Mills Riverside Park's off-leash area in Jericho, VT. Enjoy 216 acres of meadow and wooded hillside where your pup can be both on and off leash. There is swimming and water-play in the Browns River, accessible from the off-leash area. Please note the signs that indicate where your pet can be off leash. The area is not fenced. A trail map is available on the website. See Details
The Vermont Country Store Rockingham The Vermont Country Store is a dog-friendly shop in Bellows Falls, VT. Fido can join you as you check out all of the classic clothing, home goods, and other products on sale inside. The only place you aren't allowed to take your pooch is the food preparation area. See Details
The Vermont Country Store The Vermont Country Store in Weston, VT is pet friendly. Fido can join you as you check out all of the classic clothing, home goods, and other products on sale inside. The only place you aren't allowed to take your pooch at the county store is the food preparation area. See Details
Kingdom Trails Lyndonville, VT's Kingdom Trails are pet friendly. KTA offers more than 100 miles of quality non-motorized, multi-use, all four seasons, and all level of ability trails. Leashed dogs are welcome on the trails Monday through Thursday. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess left behind by pups. See Details
Vermont Teddy Bear Factory Dogs are welcome on Vermont Teddy Bear Factory's grounds in Shelburne, VT. When you turn into the driveway, you are greeted by a large, lush campus that stretches for acres. As you approach the front of the building, you are welcomed by maple trees, picnic tables, Adirondack chairs and its signature rainbow-colored silo and timber frame style-building. Leashed, well-behaved dogs are allowed inside the store. See Details
Switchback Brewing Co. Switchback Brewing Co. is a dog-friendly brewery and taproom in Burlington, VT. Since they don't serve food inside, your pooch can join you both inside the taproom and outside on the patio. Their brews include ales, lagers, IPAs, porters, and a variety of seasonal beverages. See Details
Shaw's General Store Leashed dogs are welcome at Shaw's General Store in Stowe, VT. This pet-friendly, family-owned and operated, eclectic Vermont country has served Vermonters and visitors since 1895. Items for purchase include apparel, accessories, footwear, puzzles, games, toys and Vermont gifts, including authentic, pure Vermont maple syrup products. See Details
Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shop Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shop in Waterbury, VT is pet friendly. While dogs are not allowed to tour the Ben & Jerry's factory, they are welcome to join you at the Scoop Shop, which is entirely outdoors. Share a cone with your furry friend at the nearby picnic tables. After your frozen treat, tour the flavor graveyard where bygone flavors are commemorated. See Details
Base Camp Outfitters Base Camp Outfitters and Mountain Meadows Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Center is a pet-friendly attraction in Killington, VT. Dogs are welcome in the store, on the Disc Golf Course and Mountain Bike Trails in the summer, and on the snowshoe and cross-country ski trails in the winter. See Details
Watson Upper Valley Dog Park Watson Upper Valley is a 1.5-acre, full fenced off-leash dog park in White River Junction, VT. The space features double-gated entry and separate areas for small and large dog areas. There's gravel and some grassy areas, agility equipment, picnic tables, water access, and waste stations. Convenient parking is close by. See Details
Stowe Recreation Path Stowe Recreation Path is a dog-friendly trail in Stowe, VT. Bring Fido for a walk on the 5.3-mile recreational paved path. it criss-crosses the West Branch of Little River and includes breathtaking mountain views and access to restaurants, lodges and local businesses. Dogs welcome on leash. See Details
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park in Woodstock, VT is dog friendly. This gorgeous landscape of maple trees, hemlocks, covered bridges and old stone walls is a beautiful place to explore with your on-leash pet. See Details
Mile Around Woods Leashed dogs are welcome on the loop through the Mile Around Woods in North Bennington, VT. Further west (look for the open fields), dogs may be off-leash. During the summer, please ensure that dogs stay out of the endangered grassland birds' nesting site (it's well-marked), and to pick up after Fido at all times. See Details
Percy Farm Corn Maze Percy Farm Corn Maze is a pet-friendly attraction to visit with your pooch in Stowe, VT. You can take on the corn maze with your dog a couple of months of the year during the fall season. While you're there, you can check out the goats and feed the calves. Dogs are welcome at the farm as long as they're leashed. See Details
West River Trail The West River Trail 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 Townshend! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the West River Trail. 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 See Details
Hermit Thrush Brewery Hermit Thrush Brewery is a pet-friendly establishment in Battleboro, VT. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners inside the taproom. Brewing up an array of sour ales, this popular Brattleboro brewery is a great hangout spot for you and your pooch. See Details