Over 40 percent of American families have at least one dog as a family member. More and more, owners want to take their beloved pets on the road and include them in recreational activities. Almost every dog likes to play with their family and many of those love the water. But not all of Maryland’s recreational areas are welcoming to furry friends. Here are some scenic, recreational waterways where your four-legged best friends are welcome. Most require the dogs be on a lead while on land and under voice control in the water. But all guarantee dog days of summer fun!