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Vaughn Woods State Park

Dogs are allowed to join their owners on the trails at Vaughn Woods State Park in South Berwick. This pet-friendly public recreation area is a 165-acre forested tract along the banks of Salmon Falls River. There are 3 miles of hiking trails that loop through old-growth stands of pine and hemlock that can be used by dogs and their owners. You can stop en route for a bite to eat in the shade of the tall trees at one of the picnic areas. People bringing their pets with them should remember to keep them on a leash and clean up any mess they make. The park is open daily. Visit Website

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Vaughn Woods State Park has received a rating of 5.0 out of 5 bones by 2 canine critics on BringFido and 4.5 out of 5 by 31 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Esther
    Jun. 14, 2022
    Perfect for your Pups!

    The trails are very clean, easily marked, plenty of side trails to cut the main loop shorter if you need a break. Occasionally there's bench view-points where you can sit a spell. On River Run trail, you'll find a couple spots where your pup can dip their toes into the lake or a stream; just be courteous of plant-life, and wait for a well worn path.

    River Run has lots of hills and roots, good for your more energetic pups, Brindle trail is very easy going for about 99% of the time (great for the calming walk back or good for slower/older dogs.) We didnt see any trash bins at the parking lots for poop bags, so carry-in carry-out. It's 3$ per adult, honor system. The people (with or without pets) were respectful/friendly and everyone gave room as to not crowd when passing.

    I highly suggest you give this park a try! (Plus, over by the info board in the parking lot, inside a wooden box is a park passport stamp. Great for an added memory!)

  • Gina
    Aug. 1, 2019
    Nice Trails

    This is a great place to bring your dog on well-maintained trails! The paths are easy to follow and there are different routes you can take. I highly recommend the River Run trail into Bridle Path trail.

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