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A Maryland Road Trip With Your Dog

A Maryland Road Trip With Your Dog

 

This Maryland road trip for dog lovers offers scenic routes, pet-friendly stops, and coastal adventures.

 

Start: Wharves of Choptank Visitor & Heritage Center

Finish: Bill Burton Fishing Pier State Park

Distance: 1 day, 4 stops, 46 miles

 

Dogs standing by waters edge
Photo Credit: Deena Kilmon
STOP 1

Wharves of Choptank Visitor & Heritage Center

3 Crouse Park Ln, Denton, MD 21629

Explore the sweet town of Denton and enjoy the walking trail and kayak ramp at Wharves of Choptank Visitor & Heritage Center. Keep the outdoor adventures going at Tuckahoe State Park, where you’ll find shady trails for long or short hikes. Horses are also welcome on parts of the property and there are marked trails for your bigger four-legged friends! 

 

 

Dog sitting outside of the Easton Visitor Center
Photo Credit: Easton Visitor Center
STOP 2

Easton Visitor Center

11 S Harrison St, Easton, MD 21601

Head south to the dog-friendly Easton Visitor Center. Stop in for a drink of water and a snack and get some info on where to go next with your pup! Don’t forget to pick up your free pack of doggie treats to go! The treats are made right in town by Luke’s Doggie Diner.

 

 

Dog sitting with owner outside on brewery patio
Photo Credit: Deena Kilmon
STOP 3

4 Dogs Brewing Co.

219 Marlboro Ave #52B, Easton, MD 21601

The patio at 4 Dogs Brewing Co. is extremely dog-friendly, and the owners are happy to serve up a treat and a bowl of water as soon as you get there. All of their merch is dog-themed. Why not buy your pooch a new collar and leash as mementos of your trip?

 

 

Dog hiking along rocky beach at state park
Photo Credit: Deena Kilmon
STOP 4

Bill Burton Fishing Pier State Park

29761 Boling Broke Point Dr, Trappe, MD 21673

Pack up your pup and head to Bill Burton Fishing Pier State Park, a hidden gem on the Choptank River between Talbot and Dorchester Counties. There is a trail that allows for loads of sniffing fun near the water. If your pup needs less interaction with people, take the higher trail that goes through the woods. Bring a long leash so you can let your dog swim without breaking the park’s leash rule.


Feature Photo Credit: 4 Dogs Brewing Co.

About the Author

Deena Kilmon is an artist and writer based in Talbot County, Maryland.  She serves as Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Easton Economic Development Corporation. When she is not at work, she very much enjoys exploring the region with her spouse, two daughters, and her "grand-dogs" Tater and Old Bay. Kilmon is a Leadership Maryland alumna and a graduate of The University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. Follow on Facebook & IG @ddkilmondesigns and @discovereaston. Tater, the star of this article, is a rescue from Baywater Animal Rescue. Click here to follow Tater online.

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