Pikesville, Maryland gets its name from an explorer who then became an American soldier, named Zebulon Pike. This city is located northwest of Baltimore, right outside the Baltimore city limits.
You'll find two delightful, dog-friendly restaurants to visit in this pawesome city. The first restaurant is called Noodles & Company. This restaurant, as you might have guessed, serves every type of pasta imaginable, offering a wide variety of international cuisines. They have several pet-friendly tables where you can dine with your furry friend. Something to keep in mind, though, is that your pup needs to be on a leash. This restaurant also doesn't offer table service, so you'll need to make sure your pal is secured when you order.
Not in the mood for noodles? Head to Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, which is more on the classy side, making it the pawfect place for a dinner date with your dog! They have a vast menu, but they (obviously) specialize in scrumptious steak. The outdoor seating area has 20 tables available for you and your pooch to dine together; no need to call ahead. We can't think of a better way to end your adventure in Pikesville!
Treat your pal to a day at the dog park and the dog beach -- and it's all just 25 miles away from Pikesville! The Downs Memorial Park Dog Beach sits along the coast and is an off-leash beach which has a park where you and your pooch can enjoy walking the trails. There are 5 miles of trails throughout the park, and your pup needs to be leashed in this area. There are plenty of trees for shade, but you will need to bring your own water and supplies for cleaning up. The beach is sandy and the water is easy for your pup to get in and swim around with other dogs. Something to keep in mind is that the entire park/beach is not fenced in. Although most of it is, you will need to keep a careful eye on your pooch so they don’t get out or get lost.
This dog-friendly neighborhood is located only 10 miles from Pikesville, Maryland, and is home to a very nice dog park. The Locust Point Dog Park at Latrobe Park is an off-leash dog park that is completely fenced in. There are rocks and trees for your pooch to jump on and play on with other canine friends. The surface where your pup will explore is Astroturf. There is also a water fountain and plenty of seating. Something to keep in mind is the park is reserved for smaller furry friends every day from 9am to 10am and 3pm to 4pm.
This pawesome neighborhood is located 14 miles from Pikesville, Maryland and is home to the Cromwell Valley Park. This park welcomes canine friends as long as they stay on their leash for the entire visit. There is a lot of wildlife to be seen in this park, and your pooch will love to sniff all of the exciting new scents here! This park stretches over 380 acres with open woods, a stream, gardens and pastures to explore. There is plenty of shade from the trees and walking paths for you and your pooch to enjoy. Want to enjoy a fun-filled day in nature? Grab your pup's leash and head on out!
If you and your pooch are looking for a great place to spend the day together, you won't want to miss this neighborhood, located about 10 miles from Pikesville. The Canton Dog Park is an off-leash dog park that is completely fenced in. There are two separate areas: one for smaller dogs and one for larger dogs. There is plenty of parking nearby. Seating and shade trees are available, along with a water fountain for thirsty pups. Keep in mind that there is a membership required to visit this park, and that the park's surface is mainly dirt and gravel.
The best treat for your pal on those dog days of summer is a cool dip in the water! That's why you should head to Lake Roland Park, just a short drive from Pikesville. This is a large park in the wilderness that has a nice area to for your pooch to swim in. Keep in mind that you will need a code to get access to the swimming area. Also, the swimming area has very nice rocks, but they can be a bit slippery for your pooch when wet, so be careful. There are also trails that you and your pooch can walk on; Fido will just need their leash for the walk. This is a great place to bond with your furry friend! Don't forget the cleanup supplies and towels!