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Dog-Friendly Asheville - NC Arboretum, Biltmore Estate, and E.W. Grove

Western North Carolina is known for its dog-friendly atmosphere, beautiful parks and trails, here are just a few.

THE NORTH CAROLINA ARBORETUM (Requires membership or pay per vehicle)
North Carolina Arboretum

Situated in Asheville, NC, the North Carolina Arboretum spans 65 acres of meticulously cultivated gardens and an extensive network of dog-friendly hiking and biking trails extending 10 miles. Adjacent to the Bent Creek Experimental Forest, these trails offer varying difficulty levels, and leashed dogs are welcome on all of them. It's important to note that dogs are restricted from entering buildings and certain garden areas. . Get directions from your location.


THE BILTMORE ESTATE (Requires membership or pay per visit)
Biltmore Estate in Asheville

The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC, encompasses a vast and picturesque landscape, featuring meticulously designed gardens and scenic trails. 


Walled Garden: Enclosed by brick walls, this garden showcases a vibrant display of seasonal flowers and plants. The changing colors and varieties make it a visual delight throughout the year.

Italian Garden: Inspired by classical Italian gardens, this area features symmetrical designs, fountains, and statues, creating an elegant and serene atmosphere.

Shrub Garden: Known for its diverse collection of shrubs, this garden offers a peaceful retreat with meandering pathways.


Bass Pond Trail: This trail takes you around the Bass Pond, offering scenic views of the water and surrounding greenery. It's a relatively easy walk suitable for visitors of all ages.

Lagoon Trail: Leading to the Lagoon, this trail provides a tranquil stroll through wooded areas, and you may encounter various bird species along the way.

Azalea Garden Trail: Known for its breathtaking azalea blooms in spring, this trail winds through lush landscapes, offering vibrant colors and fragrant blooms.


The Conservatory is a haven for plant enthusiasts, featuring a diverse collection of exotic plants and flowers. It provides a tropical escape regardless of the season.

Biltmore House: While not a trail or garden, the Biltmore House itself is a magnificent architectural and historical centerpiece. Visitors can explore the gardens surrounding the house and enjoy panoramic views of the estate.


Rose Garden: Home to a variety of roses, this garden offers a fragrant and visually stunning experience during the blooming season.

Bass Pond: A serene water feature surrounded by lush greenery, the Bass Pond is a picturesque spot for relaxation.

Visitors to the Biltmore Estate can enjoy a harmonious blend of natural beauty, meticulously designed gardens, and well-maintained trails, providing a captivating experience in every season. Get directions from your location.

Grove Park Area in Asheville

Nestled on 2.9 acres, Grove Park proves to be an excellent spot for leisurely lunches, drawing daily visitors who find solace in reading and relaxation. Adorned with open shelters, expansive flowering trees, and an exquisite turn-of-the-century stone sitting wall, this park offers a serene escape. Get directions from your location.


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