Traveling with your dog can be an amazing experience and Frederick County is one of the most dog-friendly places around! For dogs who are in constant motion and for dogs who sleep 23 hours a day, there is a lot to love here.


Pet-Friendly Parks


Hiking with Dog

Frederick County’s sprawling parks are great places to enjoy the outdoors with man’s best friend. From the paved paths of Baker Park in Downtown Frederick to the scenic mountain terrain of Catoctin Mountain Park and the Appalachian Trail, there is something to challenge even the most active dog and owner. 


Pup Cups and Calf Feeding


Dogs eating ice cream


Dogs are welcome when you visit South Mountain Creamery near Middletown. Enjoy a pup cup with Fido and bottle feed the calves (calf feeding reservations are required). Head over to Rocky Point Creamery after a walk on the C&O Canal towpath for a celebratory ice cream with your pup. 


Tasty Brews and Wagging Tails 


Idiom Brewery


Many craft breweries are dog friendly and some even have events throughout the year geared toward welcoming you and your best friend. Monocacy Brewing Company features expansive outdoor green space under the shade of 100-year-old trees, where your canine companion can chew a stick while you sip a beer. 

Show off your pup on a walk along Carroll Creek Park in Downtown Frederick before ordering drinks at Steinhardt Brewing.


Go Shopping Along With Your Furry Friend 



Many shops throughout Frederick warmly welcome pets with water bowls and treats. Luv Pup and the Trail House carry pet-themed merchandise. 


Places to Stay 

Frederick County is home to more than 15 pet-friendly hotels! Utilize our guide to pet-friendly accommodations in Frederick County!