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 Vermont, it is a 150 acre farm that 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 Starr Farm Dog Park
Starr Farm Dog Park Pets love to visit this fun, off-leash dog park, which is fully fenced with separate areas for large and small pets. Wading pool often providing in warmer weather. 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: http://www.uvdp.org/ 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 trails. 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. Open Mid-May through Mid-October. See Details
Island Line Rail Trail The Island Line Rail 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 Burlington! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Island Line Rail 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 TrailLink.com. See Details
Stowe Scenic Auto Road Enjoy the scenic views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains from the comfort of your car. Bring your canine companion along as you wind your way to the summit ridge of Mount Mansfield on this historic auto toll road. See Details
Oakledge Park Park for people and dogs. Everything from cooking, biking, playing fetch, relaxing picnicking on lake Champlain 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
Hubbard Park Off-Leash Dog Area Pets are welcome to run and play off-leash in the designated areas of this lovely Montpelier public park, though be careful as the park is not fenced. Dogs must be watched and under voice control at all times. See Details
Manchester Dog Park at Dana Thompson Park Your pet will love to run and play off-leash at this simple, fenced dog park inside Manchester's Dana Thompson Park. See Details
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. Hours are 9:30am to 4:00pm, daily, with the last ticket sold at 3:45pm. Admission is $29. See Details
Mills Riverside Park Enjoy 216 acres of meadow and wooded hillside that your pup can be both on and off leash. Please note the signs that indicate where your pet can be off leash. See Details
Moss Glen Falls Trail Leashed dogs are welcome on Moss Glen Falls Trail, a 2.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Stowe, Vermont that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from May until October. 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 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
The Alchemist The Alchemist Brewery is a dog-friendly 15-barrel, small production brewery specializing in fresh, unfiltered IPAs. Be sure to try their flagship Double IPA, the Heady Topper. Bring Fido Tuesday-Saturday from 11am - 7pm for a beer tasting. Dogs should be leashed and well-behaved at all times. See Details
Mt. Philo State Park Open Memorial Day Weekend - Columbus Day Weekend The 168-acre park is located atop Mt. Philo (968' elevation) and overlooks the Lake Champlain Valley and the Adirondack Mountains of New York. A narrow, steep road (not recommended for trailers) provides visitors access to the top of the mountain. This is Vermont's oldest state park, created in 1924. The mountaintop picnic area offers spectacular views of the lake, valley, and mountains to the west. Hiking trails lead from the summit to the base. See Details
Equinox Preserve There are several trails inside the Preserve with differing levels of difficulty that welcome dogs off leash. 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 South Londonderry! 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 TrailLink.com. See Details
Island Line Rail Trail The Island Line Rail 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 Colchester! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Island Line Rail 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 TrailLink.com. See Details
Sugarbush Farm You and your pup will find plenty to love about Sugarbush Farm as you spend time learning about the process of making maple syrup, explore the nature trails, sample the many varieties of cheese, and enjoy a day on a working farm. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans throughout most areas of the farm. See Details
Mile Around Woods Off-leash dogs are welcome on the 1-mile loop trail that runs through the woods. See Details
Toonerville Rail-Trail The Toonerville Rail-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 Springfield! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Toonerville Rail-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 TrailLink.com. See Details
Trails Around Middlebury The Trails Around Middlebury are an extensive system of trails. Dogs are welcome on leash, and be sure to pick up dog waste and carry out with you. Most of the trails have little elevation change (they are fairly flat and not strenuous). Trails wind through woods, fields, over streams, across bridges, and show a beautiful view of the Vermont countryside. See Details