Pet Friendly Activities

Find hiking trails, outdoor activities, dining and restaurants, lodging, and…

Find hiking trails, outdoor activities, dining and restaurants, lodging, and ideas for traveling with your pet in Bryson City.

Pet Friendly Activities

Fun for Your Four-Legged Friend

Bring your dog to Bryson City, North Carolina! When visiting the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains, your four-legged friend can explore miles of mountain trails, rivers and streams for splashing, and all the good fresh air smells to sniff. Your pet will be living their best life! In dog-friendly Bryson City, expect to find welcome signs, waiting bowls of fresh water and lots of friendly pats on the head for your visiting dog.

Be sure to book a pet-friendly cabin, hotel or vacation rental in advance. To explore pet friendly lodging in Bryson City, visit our Pet-Friendly Places to Stay page.

Next map out some dog-friendly activities including mountain hikes. Bryson City is an incredible gateway to the Smoky Mountains, but what some people don’t realize is that most of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is not pet-friendly. Fortunately, there are a ton of great options outside of the national park to take your furry friend to! Use the handy search features on our Hiking and Trails page to find pet-friendly options.

Need pet boarding for daytime or overnight? Check out our local options.

Check out the local flavors at our pet-friendly farmer’s market (open May through October), or find a pet-friendly restaurant with outdoor seating. At the end of the day, visit a pet-friendly craft brewery or brew pub and grab pint of craft beer. You'll find all our pet-friendly restaurants and breweries with outdoor seating in the list below:

Enjoy a "Four Paw" Vacation in Bryson City

What is a vacation without your best furry friend? The mountains of Bryson City, full of great sticks, plenty of mud, squirrels and more, are sure to leave any pet’s tail wagging in excitement. While not everywhere in our backyard is Fido-friendly, there are a number of activities and areas pawfect…

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Take a look at webcams in Bryson City, including downtown, at the depot of the Great…