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Walk, Eat, Stay: Keeping Company With Your Dog in Baltimore

Now that the weather is warming up, you and your dog want to get outside! We’ve compiled a list of great places for walks, eateries that allow your best friend to join you, and pet-friendly places to stay in Baltimore and nearby vacation spots.


The Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail (formerly North Central Rail Trail) is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this “rail-trail” is now a great place to walk the dog in Cockeysville!

Cylburn Arboretum has 207 acres of walking trails, grass pastures, many gardens, a mini museum, and a greenhouse. Leashed dogs are welcome throughout the arboretum. Humans must clean up after their canine companions.

Cromwell Valley Park encompasses 380 acres comprised of pasture, cultivated gardens, open fields, woods, hedgerows, orchards and wooded piedmont hills. The diversity of this habitat makes it an excellent area for wildlife (such as the Red-tailed hawks, Great Horned owls, rabbits, deer mice, white-tailed deer, and red fox) which you can view on any of the seven pet-friendly hiking trails in the park.

Lake Roland is large wilderness park, which includes a beautiful lake and plenty of walking paths. Paw Point is a member’s-only fully-fenced dog park where dogs can be unleashed for play, including swimming.

Double Rock Park in Parkville offers more hiking than regular trail walking with many spots along the way for the dog to take a quick dip if water is their thing.

Did you know that, according to Google, the number one dog breed searched in Maryland is the Bichon Frise?


These restaurants allow outside dining with your dog.


Delicious food plus great waterfront views to enjoy with your dog in Harbor East.

Blue Pit BBQ & Whiskey Bar

Located in Hampden, Blue Pit serves tasty BBQ, over 100 American whiskeys, and a large selection of beer. The award-winning patio offers plenty of dog-friendly seating, complete with water bowls and dog treats. Make sure you check out the BARCS Adoptable Dogs photos decorating the inside bar area. (FYI the restaurant is name after the owner’s pit bull.)

La Cuchara

Inspired by French, Spanish, and Basque cuisine with a creative selection of small plates. There are twelve dog-friendly tables where you are welcome to dine with your small dog.


Baltimore Area

Hyatt Regency at 300 Light Street

The hotel welcomes two pets with a combined weight of 75 lbs for an additional fee of $100 for stays of 1 to 5 nights.

Admiral Fell Inn in Fells Point

Two pets of any size are welcome for no additional fee. Both dogs and cats are allowed. All room types permit pets and well-behaved pets may be left in the room unattended.

The Hotel at Turf Valley

Two dogs up to 75 lbs for an additional fee of $75 per stay are allowed. Dogs may not be left alone in guest rooms. Dog treats are provided at check in, and there is a dog-friendly nature trail on the property.


The Barefoot Mailman on 35th Street Ocean City

You may bring one pet of any size for an additional fee of $10 per night or $50 per week. Additional pets are $5 per night or $25 per week. Treats and goodie bags are provided for pets at check-in. There is a dog walk area on the property and a number of nearby parks.

La Quinta Inn & Suites Ocean City

The hotel allows two pets of any size for an additional fee of $20 per pet, per night (up to $40 per pet, per stay). Well-behaved pets may be left in the room unattended. Crates are available upon request. There is a pet relief area in front of the hotel.

Homestead Bed & Breakfast in Rehobeth

Two pets of any size are welcome for an additional fee of $30 per pet for one night, and $15 per pet for each additional night. Well-behaved pets may be left unattended. Four-legged guests receive treats, bowls, towels, and a sheet at check-in. There is a designated relief area with waste stations on the property.

Meris Gardens Bethany

This 14-room motel allows two dogs of any size for an additional fee of $20 per pet, per night. Bowls, mats, and towels are provided. There is a designated pet relief area with waste station on the property.

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