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Dog Friendly in Erie

Erie is Pet-Friendly

If you like to travel with your pup, Erie is pet-friendly! Many of our partners offer great places to stay, eat and play with your furry friend. Here’s the scoop on pet friendly hotels, dog friendly attractions and restaurants.

Dog Friendly Hotels

Erie County has many lodging options that are pet-friendly. Visit our Stay page and look for the special paw print icon next to their listing! Because hotel guidelines vary, make sure to check with the hotel and review their pet policy. Visit our Stay page and look for the paw print symbol. 
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Dog Friendly Beaches and Attractions

Presque Isle State Park is Erie’s top attraction for beaches and outdoor recreation, and a great place to let your leashed pup splash around! Pets are allowed on the unguarded beaches that are not marked as designated swimming areas.  All dogs must be on leashes no longer than six feet and visitors are reminded to help keep the park clean and pick up after your pet. Beaches are guarded from Memorial Day to Labor Day. On beaches inside designated guarded zones, leashed dogs are permitted along the tree line area only. Click here to view a park map.  

Some of the best unguarded beaches for dogs:

  • In between Barracks Beach and Beach 6 is a long stretch of unguarded beach popular with pet owners
  • Waterworks Beach (between Beach 6 and 7)
  • Mill Road Beaches (just past Beach 8)
  • Between Beach 10 and Gull Point

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In addition to the sandy beaches, the 13.5 mile-long Karl Boys Multi-Purpose Paved Trail is a popular place for walking your dog. The trail follows the entire perimeter of Presque Isle State Park with scenic views of Presque Isle Bay and Lake Erie throughout. In addition to the trails, pets are welcome in all picnic areas.

Asbury Woods - Asbury Woods is a dog-friendly greenspace with 205 acres of fields, forests, and wetlands. Leashed dogs are welcome on the Greenway Trail, Guided Trail, Touvell Trail, and at Brown's Farm Barn. Pets are not permitted during events and festivals.

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Dining with Dogs

Grab a meal or sip on your favorite drink with your faithful companion by your side. Several local restaurants welcome well-mannered, leashed dogs. Pull up a chair, grab a pint of Railway Hefe Weizen and watch the trains go by at The Brewerie’s pet-friendly Track Side Garden or enjoy a foot-long hot dog with your favorite fur dog at Sara’s just outside Presque Isle. Man’s best friend is also welcome outside AND inside Black Monk Brewery. To view all of our pet-friendly restaurants, click here and look for the paw print icon.

Bark in the Park

During the 2022 season, the Erie SeaWolves Double-A Minor League Baseball team will host its popular Bark at the Park Nights on June 22 and August 31. At these events, guests can bring their well-mannered, leashed dogs to UPMC Park for a ballgame and special promotions. Each game will feature dog-themed in-game entertainment and dogs will have the comforts of a designated "Poop Zone" to handle their business. All fans who bring their four-legged pals must sign a waiver at the gate prior to entry. After each Bark at the Park Night at UPMC Park, dogs and owners are invited down to the field to run the bases. This unique experience of running the bases on a professional baseball field is something you and your dog will never forget! For the comfort of all ballpark guests, select seating sections will be designated as dog-free areas.

 

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Fall Harvest at Port Farms

Happy Fall Y’all! Celebrate 125 years of Port Farms during the Fall Harvest season from September 17th – October 30th. Grab your friends and family and enjoy a variety of fall themed activities for every age. With over 25 attractions here at the farms, our guests create long-lasting memories worth repeating. General admission includes hay wagon rides, 8-acre corn maze, slide mountain, ball zone, game garden, pedal carts, animal exhibits, mindbender mazes, trike track, tire fort and so much more! PLUS, this year we have added tons of new events that are included with admission! Learn more and purchase tickets: https://portfarms.simpletix.com

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UPMC Hamot - See What Makes Us Different

UPMC Hamot is a 423-bed hospital in Erie, PA, offering a full complement of inpatient and outpatient services, and serves as a regional referral hub and Level II Trauma Center.

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Mazza Vineyards and the South Shore Wine Company

Local wine is great for holiday entertaining, plus it makes a great gift! Stop by to try (and pick up) award-winning wines at Mazza Vineyards and the historic South Shore Wine Company, both located in North East, PA.

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Millcreek Mall

The Millcreek Mall features more than 160 stores, restaurants, and fun for the whole family on Upper Peach Street, Erie’s most popular shopping district! Shopping in Erie means no sales tax on clothing or shoes. Choose from a variety of hotels located on the Mall property and just minutes away at the intersection of Peach Street and Interstate 90.

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Direct Daily Flights to Charlotte and Chicago.
Erie International Airport is serviced by American Airlines and United Airlines with daily flights to Charlotte and Chicago with connections across the country and around the world. Book your flight today at www.aa.com or www.united.com

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Dobbins Landing

Located on the southeast shore of Lake Erie, the Port of Erie has been promoting industrial, commercial, and recreational opportunities on the waters of Lake Erie since 1959.

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U Pick 6 Craft Beer Pubs & Restaurants

Erie’s own local craft beer pubs are a must-visit! With 4 great locations, just pick one that’s convenient for you! A casual, family friendly dining experience with something for everyone! To view our menu, check out what’s on tap, or get to directions to our pubs, learn more now!”

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Outdoor Dining at the Bayfront Grille

The Bayfront Grille Restaurant at the Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel is excited to announce that our Bayside Patio is open for Lunch and Dinner. Please check Open Table for reservations or contact the restaurant directly at 814-454-2005.

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John Russell Brewing Company Brew House & Restaurant

Local Craft Beer Brewery & Pub in Erie, PA! Featuring a large selection of craft beers, a wood-fired brick oven featuring fresh dough specialty pizzas & our open-view brewing environment makes for a unique experience! Reservations // Call 814.866.BEER (2337)
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:: Craft Beers on Tap & Beer To-Go
:: Indoor & Outdoor Dining & Bar
:: Online Ordering & Takeout
:: Beer To-Go
:: Conveniently located of I-90 on Peach Street

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The Cork 1794

The Cork 1794 is the perfect spot for a date night or special occasion! Indoor and outside seating available with amazing food.

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The Cove Bay-Side Restaurant & Tavern

Join us today! The Cove Bay-Side Restaurant & Tavern is sure to give you an unforgettable and care-free dining experience. Enjoy a nautical atmosphere with a beautiful view of Presque Isle Bay.

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