Tails on The Trail
Five Tips for Traveling with Your Favorite Four-Legged Friend
Dogs make great travel and trail buddies, and in Transylvania County, we’re particularly fond of Fido and all his furry friends. But before you and your best canine buddy set off on a Brevard and Transylvania County adventure, here are a few tips to make sure that both of you have the safest and happiest experience possible:
Lead by Example.
While dogs are welcome on trails and at campsites in our public lands (and at many businesses in town), it is critically important, for your dog’s safety and that of others, that he stays on leash and under control. Officials in our public lands will enforce this rule.
Mind the Water.
Brevard’s plentiful water features, including its 250 waterfalls, are popular destinations for curious humans and canines. But for everyone’s safety, it’s important to keep a particular eye on your pup whenever the two of you are near the water’s edge, especially the waterfalls. Dogs are allowed in canoes and kayaks on guided trips, however, dogs are not permitted on tubes or to slide down Sliding Rock.
Pick It Up:
Dogs can be great helpers, but they need our help with housekeeping. Please clean up after your dog. It is one of the best and easiest ways to take care of our towns and wilderness areas and truly leave them better.
Give Your Pooch His Own Space.
While leashes are required in the wilderness, Brevard’s new 2.7-acre dog park gives your pup a safe place for play. The new park includes spaces for large and small dogs as well as walking trails, water fountains, and benches so you can chill while Fido makes new friends.
Find Fido His Perfect Spot.
A number of restaurants, shops, breweries, outfitters and a wide range of accommodations throughout Transylvania County are friendly to well-behaved canines. Please do not hesitate to reach out to individual businesses if you have any questions. Or stop by our dog-friendly Visitor Center for more information.