9 Dog-Friendly Day Trips To Take Near Baltimore

April 20, 2016

Living with pets is great.

They’re nearly always in a good mood, don’t stack the sink with dishes, and never sneak spoonfuls from your Nutella stash. Let’s face it—pets are the low key best friends and roommates you’ve always wanted! However, as low-maintenance as pets can be, it’s still important to get out once in a while and go on adventures together. After all, a day spent watching Netflix isn’t nearly as gratifying to your pooch as it is for you. Check out these dog-friendly day trips near Baltimore to get both of you out of the house!

Downs Park

Everyone can use a beach day, your favorite furry friend included. For a sandy day within the city limits, Downs Park is a spectacular option. There’s a park, a stretch of beach, and plenty of water for pups to enjoy. You’ll have to shell out a few dollars for parking, but it’s well worth a day of easy breathing and scenic harbor views.

Canton Waterfront Park

There’s no sand to compliment this waterfront park, but the breeze and open grassy areas are more than enough to make a day of it. If you do research ahead (or just get lucky) you might stumble upon a concert or seafood convention.

Baltimore Adventures

Does your pooch have a mariner’s soul? Take him on a fishing day trip with Baltimore Adventures to give him a taste of the open ocean. You’ll want to run it by your boat guide first, and ensure that your dog is patient enough for the journey.

Cromwell Valley Park

This 426-acre park is an outdoor oasis. Its open fields, walkable woods, and cultivated gardens make for a perfect lazy day with the pooch. Cromwell Valley Park is an ideal picnic location—just make sure to pack something tasty for your dog, too!

Oregon Ridge

A short drive from Baltimore will take you to Oregon Ridge, an idyllic park with a whole slew of things to do. With plentiful hiking trails, creeks, open spaces, and even a swimming beach, this a great all-in-one day trip destination. You and your dog will love getting lost together on this park’s extensive network of trails.

Liquid Earth

For a dog-friendly day trip that’s close to home, look no further than Fells Point’s own Liquid Earth. Okay, so a visit to this decadent vegetarian joint is unlikely to eat up a full day, but your pooch will appreciate the outing nonetheless. Sit on their lovely patio and enjoy a delicious and healthy meal in good company.

City Cafe

This cafe downtown takes dog-friendliness a step further by supplying visiting pooches with a fresh bowl of water and a special baked doggie treat. Dig into brunch as your dog chows down at this neighborhood gem fit for foodies and furry friends alike.

Wisp Resort

As Maryland’s only four-season ski resort, Wisp Resort is the best option for an extended doggy day trip. For a nominal fee, smaller dogs are permitted to stay in the room with their owners. Your pooch can prance through the snow when it’s cold and explore the lush mountain when the sun’s out.

Turf Valley

Another overnight option, Turf Valley is the best place to treat yourself with your pup in tow. You’ll love the spa treatments, the 36-hole green, and the range of massage options. Your pup will love being greeted with a treat, trotting along the trails, and chasing his/her tail in the ample open space.

There you have it: nine great destinations for a dog-friendly day trip near Baltimore. When you live at 1305 Dock Street, you can add “morning walks on the promenade” as an honorary #10. Our waterfront apartments are luxurious and pet-friendly. Get in touch with us to secure one of our 103 units before they’re all gone!

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