Acadia National Park
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- ArianaAug. 11, 2021Dog friendlu
lots of dogs! our puppy had a blast on the Jordan pond trail, the carriage roads, and walking around the summit of Cadillac mtn after we drove to the top.
- DianeAug. 1, 2021Not always easy but worth it
Plenty of hikes to enjoy with my dog, loved the relaxed carriage trails. No official bluildings are open to the dogs, to get our pass I was told to leave my dog with a stranger so I could go inside to purchase pass. Not happening!! There is a drive through entrance where you can purchase the pass, Sandy Beech which doesn’t allow dogs. Can be confusing but we loved our time there
- MarilynJul. 18, 2021Shop Harbor Trail
Don’t miss the hidden gems of the Southwest and Northeast Harbor. The trails are dog friendly and much less populated than the loop trails. Winston is a therapy dog on vacation and there were many opportunities for him to give and receive love with other hikers here.
- ErinJun. 15, 2021Perfect for any dog owner wanting to go hiking with their dog
I 10/10 recommended Acadia National Park for any dog owner looking to go hiking with their dog. The day we visited we did Bar Island Trail, Jordan’s Pond, and Cadillac Mountain. They were all super dog friendly and Cookie(my dog) who’s a 28-pound sheltie loved being able to climb on rocks and dip her paws in the water.
- CandaceJun. 7, 2021See the rangers at visitor center
As usual, park rangers were the best! For great tips on where to hike with the dog on a very hot and humid day. We did the Acadia Mountain trail after taking a dip in Echo Lake. It was a very technical trail, not for small dogs or those who are fearful of uneven surfaces or heights. There was a significant amount of rock climbing. We had a blast!
- MichelleAug. 31, 2020Beautiful
we loved the summit of mount Cadillac and loop road has amazing views
- KimNov. 17, 2019Pup Paradise
Hubby & I love hiking & exploring with our golden retriever so naturally Acadia has been at the very top of my bucket list for years so finally getting to visit this past week was a dream come true. First off I'd like to say that I think it's awesome that there are portions of Acadia that you can visit free of charge, we did just that, in addition to paying the $30 for the day, more than worth it and when we visit again next year I'll be sure to buy the multi day pass. We stopped at multiple points throughout the drive through the park but my favorites were Thunder Hole & Cadillac Mountain. As much as I love hiking I gravitate to areas that are in close proximity to water, perhaps its because I'm an Aquarius but I find a sense of calm near any body of water and Acadia provided that tenfold. Thunder Hole was very cool to see but I'll be sure to plan my next visit around high tide to see it in full effect and feel its power. Cadillac Mountain was breathtaking, I got goosebumps seeing the sun set from its peak and will plan for the sunrise next time. You could easily spend weeks in this park and still have hundreds of things left to see, truly the 8th wonder of the world and the most beautiful place I've ever experienced.
- SidneySep. 22, 2019Wonderfully Dog Friendly
Not only was it great that dogs are welcome all over the park, but so many of the trails are great for dogs! My 85 lb GSD loved hopping up on the rocky terrain and summiting many peaks around the park. With moderate level hiking it was a good workout without being risky or dangerous for four legged friends.
- KirstenSep. 21, 2019Great dog friendly trip!
We really enjoy traveling with our dogs and loved this park! We have two active 30# Aussies/mixes that regularly hike with us. We did the following hikes (listed easiest to most difficult):
(1) OCEAN PATH - Easy, gravel path with gorgeous shoreline views. 3 mile out and back.
(2) SHIP HARBOR - Easy, gravel path with rocky shoreline Midway through. 1.5 mile figure 8 loop.
(3) GREAT HEAD - Slightly more challenging hike due to some mild rock scrambling in the first 1/3 of the hike. Great views of Sand Beach and the shoreline. 1.8 mile loop.
(4) JORDAN POND LOOP + BUBBLES/EAGLE LAKE/CONNERS NUBBLE - Jordan Pond loop is easy. The addition of South Bubble, Eagle Lake, Conners Nubble and North Bubble makes it moderate. The dogs had to scramble a bit up South Bubble and needed assistance once. The terrain is rocky and varies from flat to hilly, but the views are with it. 7.5 mile figure 8 loop.
(5) ACADIA MT./SAUVER - Moderate to slightly difficult hike with rocky terrain, elevation change and scrambling. The doggos did better than us. Would recommend going counter clockwise. 4 mile loop.
- CourtneyJun. 11, 2019Best Dog Friendly Vacation
This place is a dog (and human) dream! We did the Jordan Pond trail loop, thunder hole, otter cliffs, bass harbor lighthouse, and Cadillac mountain! Don’t forget to become a bark ranger and get a cool tag!
- JessicaJun. 9, 2019So Awesome!!
My fiancé and I got engaged here definitely the perfect view!!!
- RiaSep. 6, 2018Great hikes. Super dog friendly
Bar Harbor village is very dog friendly. Each store we went to, they allowed dog inside. They gave him treats. He even got free vanilla ice cream. We hiked around Jordan pond which is a nice hike. Only bad thing that dogs can't swim in it.
- LaurenApr. 16, 2018Perfect vacation when you don't want to leave the pup behind.
We traveled here in April during the off season. A large majority of Park Loop Road that brings you through Acadia was closed at the time however, some of the road was open where you could access Sand Beach, Thunderhole and hike to Otter Cliff. There weren't many people there during that time so it was quiet and the weather was beautiful. June 15 - September 8 no dog are allowed on Sand Beach. So many hiking options throughout the Park. Check out the visitor center on Cottage Street for good recommendations on dog friendly paths.
- GretchenMore than a year agoMy Dog Loved Acadia
We went last summer and stayed at the Blackwoods Campground. The businesses in Bar Harbor were very dog friendly and our pup, Zeke, loved hiking up Cadillac mountain. Can't wait to return this fall!
- TaraMore than a year agoexcellent
Everything around Acadia is dog friendly. Out dog is 3.5 years and this is her 4th visit.
- VinceMore than a year agoIt doesnt get any better than this
We have been coming here for family vaction for 9 years and the past six with our dog. There are a number of dog friendly accomodations as well as dog friendly restaurants and stores. The best part is that any well-behaved firndly dog, gets treated like a celebrity!
- Randi LassMore than a year agoThe Pinnacle of Dog Friendly
So many choices for you and your dog. If you ever tire of seeing Acadia by foot, both you and your dog are welcome on their free buses they pretty much give you access to everywhere you'd want to go. Breathtaking place which I don't think I could ever tire of.
- ChristinaMore than a year agoa little tough for the little dog
we brought our 2 chihs. it was a lot of walking for them and they were exhausted afterwards lol. but the scenery was beautiful and worth carrying the pups back up the rocks
- SmithewiczMore than a year agoAcadia is a dog's best friend
My family which includes 2 high energy dogs, Arrow and Eli have been visiting Acadia for years. Acadia is a wonderful park to hike in. It is a great place to tire fido out with the kind of exercise he or she lives for. The park rangers often carry treats and are generally "pro-fido". Bar Harbor is a lovely place to go shopping or strolling with your hound. Shop owners will allow your pal in their stores sometimes and many storefronts sport a full dish of water near their entrance for their four-legged visitors. We LOVE Acadia and the island it is on!
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