Woof! 10 Beautiful Pet-friendly Places to Visit on Orcas Island

Dog is enjoying  a dog-friendly  beach and the breeze in his ears as he looks out to the ocean.

Orcas Island is a paradise for nature lovers and dog owners alike. From breathtaking hikes and scenic walks to dog parks and pet-friendly accommodations, there’s something for everyone on this island. And what better way to explore it than with your furry best friend by your side? Here is a list of 10 wonderful places to visit on Orcas Island that are pet-friendly. So grab your leash, pack some treats, and get ready for an adventure! Woof!

🐾 Farmers Market

The Orcas Island Farmers Market is a must-visit for anyone who loves fresh, locally grown produce – and the best part? Well-behaved dogs are welcome! Spend a morning browsing the stands, trying samples, and enjoying the lively atmosphere with your pooch.

🐾 Hike Moran State Park

If you and your dog love hiking, then you won’t want to miss Moran State Park. This 5,252-acre park features over 30 miles of trails, including the challenging Mount Constitution hike, which rewards hikers with stunning panoramic views of the island. Just make sure to keep your pup on a leash and pick up after them. Wag Wag.

🐾 Walk Crescent Beach

Crescent Beach is a beautiful spot to take a leisurely stroll with your furry friend. Enjoy views of the water and surrounding mountains as you walk along the sandy shore. Dogs must be on a leash, but there’s plenty of space to play and explore.

Dog with his ball at the Orcas Island Dog Park.

🐾 Orcas Island Dog Park (in Buck Park)

For off-leash fun, head to the Orcas Island Dog Park in Buck Park. This fully fenced park features a large grassy area for running and playing, as well as benches and shade for owners. There’s even a separate small dog area for those with pint-sized pooches.

🐾 Hike Turtleback Mountain

Another great hike on Orcas Island is Turtleback Mountain. This 1,576-acre park offers several trails of varying difficulty and length, with stunning views of the island and neighboring islands. Dogs are welcome, but must be kept on a leash.

🐾 Swim at Killebrew Lake 

If your dog loves to swim, then Killebrew Lake is the perfect spot. This small lake is surrounded by forest and features a sandy beach and shallow water for pups to splash around in. It’s a great place to cool off on a hot summer day.

Two dogs with their front paws perched on a log as they stand on their hind legs and take in the beautiful views on Orcas Island.

🐾 Walk the Deer Harbor Walking Paths

The Deer Harbor Walking Paths offer a scenic walk along the harbor and through the surrounding woods. Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash. Along the way, you’ll spot wildlife, stunning views, and maybe even some boats in the harbor.

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Pet-friendly Events on Orcas Island

Pet Parade Memorial Day Weekend

If you’re visiting Orcas Island over Memorial Day weekend, don’t miss the annual Pet Parade in Eastsound Village. This is a great way to show off your furry friend and mingle with other dog owners. The parade is open to all pets, big and small, and prizes are awarded for the most creative costumes.

Annual Mayor’s Race (Children’s House Fundraiser)

This fun event takes place in the heart of Eastsound Village and is a fundraiser for the Children’s House Preschool. Dogs and their owners can register to be in the running. Perhaps your pet will even run for mayor! It’s a great way to have some fun and support a good cause.

Experience The Best Of Orcas Island Hotels – Stay at The Village Inn at Eastsound!

Finally, for a pet-friendly place to stay on Orcas Island, look no further than the Village Inn at Eastsound. This cozy hotel offers several pet-friendly rooms, as well as a dog walking area and pet treats at check-in. It’s the perfect home base and the perfect choice for Orcas Island lodging while exploring all of the island’s pet-friendly activities.

Orcas Island offers an incredible array of pet-friendly activities and scenery. Whether you’re looking to hike, swim, or simply relax with your furry friend, this island has something for everyone. From the beautiful trails of Moran State Park to the off-leash fun of the Orcas Island Dog Park, you and your pup are sure to have a wonderful time. And with pet-friendly accommodations like the Village Inn at Eastsound, there’s no reason not to bring your four-legged friend along for the adventure. So start planning your trip to Orcas Island today!

So what are you waiting for? Book your stay at The Village Inn today and get ready for your Orcas Island adventure!