Pet-Friendly Activities in Asheville, N.C.

Bring your dog to Asheville, North Carolina! The Blue Ridge Mountains are the perfect playground for your four-legged friends. With miles of mountain trails to explore, watering holes for splashing, and plenty of delicious things to sniff, you and your pet will be living the dream.

Before you pack up the car, be sure to book a pet-friendly hotel, cabin or bed and breakfast in Asheville. Map out some dog-friendly hikes to mountaintops or waterfalls. And check out the articles below for more pet-friendly things to do.

You and your dog will love exploring the lush grounds surrounding Biltmore, America’s largest home. Sniff out new local flavors at a farmer’s market or dog-friendly restaurant patio. Discover public art and sidewalk sounds in Asheville’s walkable downtown. And end the day with a pint of craft beer from one of the many pet-friendly craft breweries that Asheville has to offer.

In dog-friendly Asheville, N.C., expect to find welcome signs, waiting bowls of fresh water and plenty of ear-scratches for your visiting pup.

Read this handy guide to vacationing with your dog in Asheville for more details about dog parks and green spaces, leash laws, kennels and how to plan a fun (and safe!) trip with your pooch. “Bone” voyage!

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