MARYLAND


National Parks With Hiking

Antietam National Battlefield
Dogs are allowed on the trails across the battlefield

Assateague Island National Seashore
Dogs are allowed on the beach but not on the trails

Catoctin Mountain Park
Dogs are allowed on the trails in this park

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historic Park
Dogs are allowed on the trails in this park

Greenbelt Park
Dogs are allowed everywhere in this park

Monocacy National Battlefield
Dogs are allowed on the trails on the battlefield

State Parks With Hiking
http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/

Several of the Maryland state parks restrict dogs to certain areas. The following parks do not allow dogs: Assateague, Calvert Cliffs, Cunningham Falls (except in the wildlands areas), Deep Creek Lake, Fort Frederick State Park, Greenbrier, Herrington Manor, Martinak, Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary, New Germany, the beach and trails at Point Lookout, Sandy Point, Smallwood, Swallow Falls (Memorial Day to Labor Day), Washington Monument

Big Run State Park
bigrun.html

Cedarville State Forest
cedarville.html

Dans Mountain State Park dansmountain.html 

Elk Neck State Park
elkneck.html 

Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area
fairhill.html
 

Gambrill State Park
gambrill.html
 

Garrett State Forest
garrett.html
 

Gathland State Park
gathland.html 

Green Ridge State Forest greenridge.html 

 Greenwell State Park
greenwell.html

Gunpowder Falls State Park gunpowder.html 

Janes Island State Park janesisland.html 

Monacacy River Natural Resources Management Area
monocacy.html 

Morgan Run Natural
Environmental Area
morganrun.html
 

North Point State Park
northpoint.html 

Patapsco Valley State Park
(no dogs in day use) patapscovalley.html
 

Patuxent River State Park patuxentriver.html 

Pocomoke River State Forest pocomokeforest.html 

Pocomoke River State Park pocomokeriver.html 

Potomac State Forest potomacforest.html 

Purse State Park
purse.html
 

Rocks State Park
rocks.html 

Rocky Gap State Park
rockygap.html
 

Rosaryville State Park
rosaryville.html
 

Savage River State Forest savageriver.html 

Seneca Creek State Park
(no dogs at Clopper)
seneca.html
 

Soldiers Delight Natural Environmental Area
soldiers.html 

South Mountain State Park southmountain.html 

St. Mary's River State Park stmarysriver.html 

Susquehanna State Park susquehanna.html 

Tuckahoe State Park
tuckahoe.html
 
   


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Submitted by Karl and Soapy
At Antietam National Battlefield, try the Snavely's Ford trail. Well maintained but empty even on a very busy day (140th battle anniversay commemoration weekend, Sep 2002). 2.5-mile loop is at extreme southern end of battlefield; start from Burnside Bridge/Georgians' Overlook parking. Easy walk follows Antietam Creek downstream from Burnside bridge before paralleling the route of the final Union advance back to the parking area. Trail is forested/shady with paw-friendly dirt or grass walking surface most of the way. Benches at several points along the way.
Submitted by Sharon
Travelers may want to take a day to stop at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis, Maryland. There is hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, children play areas, gated dog play areas for both big and small dogs. But, most important of all, there is a dog beach and there is a nice rinse off station to rinse your pooch after a rewarding swim in the South River! All of this for a $5.00 entrance fee to the park. So, grab a picnic lunch and make a day of it!
Submitted by Lucy and Yoda
Thank you so much for your books! I found the Ten Best Places near Baltimore list on line, and it changed our lives (Yoda and me and the rest of the family). We live near Robert E. Lee Park, but only knew about the peninsula at the south end, not the trail! Now all I have to do is say "Yoda - park!" and we are ready to go for a nice, long off-leash walk only 6 minutes from the house. Today Yoda, the kids, and I went to the beach below the bridge, and had a great morning in the water.
Sumbitted by Areti
Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis, Maryland
It offers two large fenced in areas for small/large dogs and a private dog beach.
Entry to the park is $5 per car or $25 per season.
Sumbitted by Ken
Just wanted to let you know that there are two beaches in Anne Arundel County Maryland that are for dogs only.  They are Downs Park and Quite Waters Park.  Both allow dogs to swim in the Chesapeake Bay.  Quite Waters is also located near historic downtown Annapolis.
 
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