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Dog Days of Summer

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Dog Days of Summer

No need to leave your dog behind when making your vacation plans this summer in Simcoe County. If you’re a dog owner, you’ll be thrilled to discover that Simcoe County has a wide range of Dog-Friendly spaces located within the region, from our beautiful parks & trails, patios & eateries, accommodations and everything else in between!

This blog post will help guide you through where to enjoy unforgettable experiences together with your furry friend!

Be sure to look out for paw prints on our website for additional dog-friendly spaces! 🐾


Simcoe County is home to an abundance of wonderful trails and parks. With your best companion in tow, we recommend going to Springwater Provincial Park, Earl Row Provincial Park, Scanlon Creek Conservation Area, Clearview Eco Park and Glen-Eton/Wildflower Park. These places are a great way to get outside and spend some quality time exploring the natural beauty and cultural history of trails in Simcoe County with your dog.

Simcoe County Forest

Enjoy your afternoon at a Patio and Eatery

The only thing that can make the sunshine and an ice cold beverage on an outdoor patio even better is being joined with man’s best friend. Some places that offer dog friendly patios are Quayle’s Brewery, Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery, Couchiching Craft Brewery Co. and Malones Pint House.

Stay Overnight

Whether you are looking for a romantic resort for a weekend getaway, a beachfront cottage for summer vacation to a charming and cozy bed & breakfast, we have you covered! No need to leave your pet behind, these accommodations welcome pets: Horseshoe Resort, Christie’s Mill and Spa, Emily’s Place B&B, The Champlain Waterfront Hotel. Now you can rest easy knowing your dog is in arms reach. Be sure to call ahead when booking!

Emily's Place B&B

Go Camping

Come to Simcoe County to connect and bond with nature at one of our many campgrounds. Unplug and connect with your family and loved ones. No need to leave your pup behind this time. Barrie KOA Holiday, Oro Family Campground, Heidi’s Campground, Holiday Park Campground and Georgian Bay Park are all dog-friendly campsites. This year, you can add your four-legged friend onto your camping checklist!

Visit Attractions

Pets deserve to experience all Simcoe County has to offer, too! Take your pet to visit Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre or Discovery Harbour for a day of non-stop tail-waggin’ fun! Learn about wildlife and history along side your furry companion.

Have Fun at the Farm

Purple Hills Lavender Farm: Credit @my2mutts

It’s true what they say – life is better on the farm and luckily for you and your best fur-friend, Simcoe County offers many wonderful farm experiences. ​Enjoy the incredible scenery and never-ending Instagram worthy photo-ops like pumpkin patches galore, lavender fields, sunflowers, corn mazes and all sorts of magical activities you won’t want to miss! Purple Hill Lavender Farm and Laura’s Farm Stand are a few places that you should check out that are dog friendly! Your dog will love it!

Cool off at the Beach

Simcoe County offers a range of dog-friendly beaches. From Wasaga Beach Provincial Park Area-Three, Innisfil Dog Beach and the breathtaking beauty of Awenda Provincial Park, the opportunities for fun-filled beach days with your dog are endless. Get ready for some tail-wagging adventures along the shores of Simcoe County!

Simcoe County is the perfect place for dog owners, providing a wide range of Dog Friendly Businesses that caters to both you and your canine companions. Grab your leash and get outside! Make experiences and memories that will last furever!

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