If you like to travel with your pup, Erie is dog-friendly! Many businesses 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.
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.
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:
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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.
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.
During the 2023 season, the Erie SeaWolves Double-A Minor League Baseball team will host its popular Bark at the Park Nights on June 7 and August 30. 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.
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.
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!”
Treat your employees to a unique, country experience that is sure to inspire with all of the magic the farm has to offer! Located just outside of Erie, Port Farms offers a charming countryside venue for your next company retreat! Our unique space is located on 200 rural acres and includes everything you will need to host a successful work session, work event, or company picnic. Learn more about how we can help you plan the perfect event!
Erie Events manages a four facility entertainment complex that includes the Warner Theatre, Erie Insurance Arena, Bayfront Convention Center and UPMC Park. These four venues host a variety of events that include world-class entertainment, family friendly shows and sporting events.
Cart/Horse Distilling is a first-generation woman-owned distillery, pioneering the craft in Edinboro, Pennsylvania. Handcrafted care never goes out of style. We put that artistic attention into every bottle of our small batch spirits. Cart/Horse proudly produces rum, whiskey, vodka, gin, and several award-winning specialty liquors. Our robust cocktail menu uses the finest and freshest ingredients for each custom-built drink.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Cork 1794 is the perfect spot for a date night or special occasion! Indoor and outside seating available with amazing food.
The Mazza family welcomes you to explore 3 unique locations in Lake Erie Wine Country. Sip and savor award-winning wines at Mazza Vineyards and the historic South Shore Wine Company, both located in North East, PA, and be sure to visit their combination winery, distillery and brewery, Mazza Chautauqua Cellars/Five & 20 Spirits and Brewing, in nearby Westfield, NY.
Direct daily flights to Charlotte. Erie International Airport is serviced by American Airlines with daily flights to Charlotte with connections to many other destinations.
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