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Attractions

The Blowing Rock
Blowing Rock, NC

This immense cliff overhangs Johns River Gorge, 3,000 feet below. Due to a unique formation of the rocky walls of the gorge, the northwest wind sweep... Read More

"Pets are allowed in personal vehicles as they board the ferries. A dog can get out and walk on the main deck of the ferry, but must be leashed at all... Read More

"Pets are allowed in personal vehicles as they board the ferries. A dog can get out and walk on the main deck of the ferry, but must be leashed at all... Read More

NC Ferries welcome pets on board. Many routes allow passengers to ride for free. But the Swan Quarter to Ocracoke route does not due to heavy volume.

"Pets are allowed in personal vehicles as they board the ferries. A dog can get out and walk on the main deck of the ferry, but must be leashed at all... Read More

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Beaches

Kill Devil Hills Beach
Kill Devil Hills, NC

Policy:Between May 15 and September 15 no dogs shall be permitted on the public beach between the hours of 9 AM and 6 PM. At all other ti... Read More

Kitty Hawk Beach
Kitty Hawk, NC

Policy:From the Friday before Memorial Day until the day after Labor Day between the hours of 10 AM and 6 PM dogs must be on a leash not ... Read More

Nags Head Beach
Nags Head, NC

Policy:Dogs are allowed on the beach year round with a leash.Directions:

Ocracoke Island
Ocracoke, NC

Policy:Dogs are allowed on the beach year-round if they are restrained on a 6 ft. leash. Pets are prohibited on designated swimming beach... Read More

Southern Shores Beach
Southern Shores, NC

Policy:Dogs must be leashed at all times when off the owner's property. No animals are allowed on the beach May 15th to September 15th. F... Read More

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Breweries / Wineries

This original location of this brewery has a room, pet friendly patio out front. They serve food along with their microbrews.

Enjoy local brews at the pet friendly tables out front. Check out the website for a calendar of live music and other events.

This colorful brewery has pet friendly space out front.

This brewery in an historic warehouse serves beer on tap. They have visiting food trucks.

This family-owned tasting room features house-made & guest ciders, local beers & a light menu.

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Off-Leash Dog Parks

It's a sport bar! It's a dog park! And you can even board you pup and get him bathed.

It's a sport bar! It's a dog park! And you can even board you pup and get him bathed.

This 1 acre, fenced dog park features a separate small dog area, wood chips surface, benches and drinking water.

Azalea Dog Park
Asheville, NC

This fenced dog park features a separate small dog area, drinking water, swimming, shade, gazebo and benches.

Watauga Dog Park
Boone, NC

This 3.5 acre, fenced dog park features a separate small dog area. Fees are $50 annually or $3 for a day pass. Passes can be picked up at the Watauga ... Read More

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Parks & Nature

Ridge upon ridge of endless forest straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. World renowned... Read More

Cape Hatteras National Seashore is a 72-mile stretch of the Outer Banks from Nags Head to Ocracoke Island. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are a... Read More

Featuring one of North Carolina's highest peaks, Elk Knob State Park has an amazing trail system that offers views from the summit.

The seashore is a 56 mile long section of the Outer Banks running from Ocracoke Inlet on the northeast to Beaufort Inlet on the southeast.

The dramatic victory that occurred here ended British authority in the colony and greatly influenced North Carolina to be the first colony to vote for... Read More

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Shopping

Carolina Premium Outlets
Smithfield, NC

Outlet shopping at it's best, with 80 stores in a beautiful open-air setting. Leashed dogs are allowed in the common areas.

Black Mountain Yarn Shop
Black Mountain, NC

A sweet little yarn shop in historic downtown Black Mountain, NC. We carry some of the finest yarns from local artists as well as yarn from all over t... Read More

Mast General Store
Asheville, NC

This General Store has been selling a wide range of goods since 1883. You are welcome to shop with your dog.

REI
Asheville, NC

This outdoor retailer welcomes dogs to shop with you.

Grove Arcade
Asheville, NC

This elegant shopping center welcomes you to explore the historic building with your dog. You'll also find restaurants with pet friendly dining areas ... Read More

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