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 Climbing to the top of Mt. Mansfield, 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 is a fee per vehicle and extra passengers. See Details
Mills Riverside Park Off-Leash Area Enjoy 216 acres of meadow and wooded hillside where your pup can be both on and off leash. Please note the signs that indicate where your pet can be off leash. See Details
The Vermont Country Store Rockingham The Vermont Country Store in Weston 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 is the food preparation area. The Vermont Country Store in Weston is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30am to 7:00pm and Friday through Sunday from 8:30am to 8:00pm. See Details
The Vermont Country Store Weston The Vermont Country Store in Weston 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. The Vermont Country Store in Weston is open every day of the week from 8:30am to 7:00pm. See Details
Kingdom Trails 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. There is a $15 entrance fee. 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. As they don't serve food inside, your pooch can join you both inside and out. Their brews include ale, pale ale, kellar beers, and a number of seasonal beverages. See Details
Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shop 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 pet-friendly. Dogs are welcome on the Disc Golf Course and Mountain Bike Trails in the summer and on the snowshoe and cross-country ski trails in the winter. Base Camp Outfitters is open every day of the week from 8:30am to 6:00pm. See Details
Watson Upper Valley Dog Park Watson Upper Valley is a 1.5 acre, full fenced off-leash dog park. Double gated and separated into small and large dog areas. Gravel and some grass areas. Water on site. Picnic table and dog waste stations on site. Plenty of free parking available. Membership not required but encouraged to help us ensure the park stays up and running. Open Dusk to Dawn, weather pending. Please visit our website for up to date park status: See Details
Stowe Recreation Path Pets are welcome on-leash on this five-mile public recreation trail. 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 Off-leash dogs are welcome on the 1-mile loop trail that runs through the woods. See Details
Percy Farm Corn Maze Percy Farm Corn Maze is a pet-friendly place to visit with your pooch. You can take on the corn maze with your dog once a year. While you're there, you can check out the goats and feed the calves. The fee for taking on Percy Farm Corn Maze is $6 for adults, and $3 for students, children, and seniors. Children under the age of 7 and active military personnel can visit for free. 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
Orvis Orvis is a clothing store in Manchester, VT. Leashed pups are welcome to join you in the store, as long as they are under control. They specialize in fly fishing and hunting apparel and gear. Orvis is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 6pm, Saturday from 9am to 6pm, and Sunday from 10am to 5pm. See Details
Winslow Farms Winslow Farms is a dog-friendly family farm in Pittsford, VT, that opens in the fall and continues into the Christmas season. From September through Halloween, the farm features a 5-acre pick your own pumpkin patch and a renovated dairy barn full of fall products. When you're ready to pick out your Christmas tree, they offer a large selection of all sizes of choose and cut trees on weekends. See Details
Niquette Bay State Park Trail Niquette Bay State Park Trail is pet-friendly. This 3.2 mile trail is accessible to most levels of canine and human hiker. If you come during peak season at the end of April, you'll see a selection of lovely wildflowers. The park is open from 8am to 7pm. See Details
Mendon Mini Golf & Snack Bar Bring Fido to this dog-friendly, Vermont-themed mini-golf course. Enjoy the snack bar and Hershey's ice cream. There's even an ice cream sundae available just for dogs! Bring your family for some fun and food in a safe, outdoor environment. See Details
Pinnacle Meadows Trail Pinnacle Meadows Trail is pet-friendly. This beautiful trail offers easier access to Stowe Pinnacle than other pathways. The best time to visit is during fall, where you'll be treated to a beautiful natural display as the trees turn a variety of colors. Peak foliage change begins in mid-September and continues through October. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners on the trail, as long as they are cleaned up after. See Details
Oakledge Park Park for people and dogs. Everything from cooking, biking, playing fetch, relaxing picnicking on lake Champlain See Details