Dog Friendly Travel Spots in North Carolina
Now that the weather is warming up it is the perfect time to take your dog out into the world and explore. Here are some places in NC that are dog friendly and a ton of fun!
1. Lucky’s Dog Bar-Charlotte, NC
Lucky’s Dog bar is a similar concept to a cat cafe. You bring your dog and they can socialize with other dogs and you can get a drink and hang out. They have toys and obstacle courses for the dogs.
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Dogs are allowed at Fort Fisher on a leash year round. There is plenty of room for your pup to run around and swim with other doggies. There are pet waste clean up stations nearby, too.
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The park is 30 miles north of Winston-Salem and is located approximately 2 miles from Danbury in Stokes County. This place is beautiful, the hiking can be kind of intense so if you have an older pup maybe bring water or map out your hike so it won’t be strenuous.
Stroll through the streets of Charlotte for 75 minutes with your dog while you learn some spooky history.
The dogs are only allowed on one of the three float trips on the French Broad River. You will still be able to explore the River Arts District and the Biltmore Estate.
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6. SkyTop Orchard – Zirconia, NC
You can spend the day with your pup in an orchard while you pick your own apples, grapes, pears and even pumpkins. They also have daily made donuts which a lot of people say are delicious. There is a play area, ponds and a bamboo forest for your pet to explore. There are also barnyard animals to check out!
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7. Eno River State Park – Durham, NC
Eno River is one of the most best spots in NC to get some outdoor time in with your dog. You can either hike, go fishing or just relax with your pet.
Battery Park has a variety of books and drinks, and is pet friendly. Dogs eat and drink for free at Battery Park Book Exchange!
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This is a non-profit located on the Catawba River. The site says : “Alongside mountain biking and running trails, a climbing center, zip-lines, flatwater kayaking, high rope courses, and a canopy tour, the facility’s most unique feature is a multiple-channel, customized whitewater river for rafting and paddling enthusiasts of all abilities. Dogs are allowed on the grounds, outdoor restaurant, hiking trails (on-leash), kayaks, and stand-up paddle boards, but cannot join you on the zip line, ropes course, or whitewater rafts.”
10. Chimney Rock State Park – Chimney Rock, NC
Chimney Rock is just 25 miles from Asheville. The park has tons of hiking and outdoor grounds for the dogs to run around.