Dog Friendly Activities in Bar Harbor, ME

There are 15 dog friendly activities in Bar Harbor. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Bar Harbor.

Pet Friendly Acadia National Park
Acadia National Park Acadia National Park has been a popular destination for dog owners for generations. Whatever you love to do in the great outdoors, you'll find an opportunity at this stunning, dog-friendly park in Bar Harbor, ME. Whether you are into camping, hiking, or kayaking, Acadia is the place for you and Fido! You can even get involved in geocache, check out the wildlife, fish, skijor, and more. With over 158 miles of hiking trails, 45 miles of carriage roads, and three campgrounds open to pets, you may never have enough time to explore every corner of this park, but even a glimpse will last in your mind for a lifetime. See Details
Pet Friendly Bark Harbor
Bark Harbor This cute small pet boutique carries leashes, collars, toys, treats and other dog (and cat) goodies. Stop in for some lobster print collars, leashes, and more. See Details
Island Explorer Explore all Acadia has to offer aboard the Island Explorer bus in Bar Harbor, ME. This free, pet-friendly shuttle will take you into Acadia National Park, the Jordan Pond House, along Loop Road, and to many other popular areas. Fido must be leashed while on the bus. See Details
Downeast Windjammer Cruise Lines and Bar Harbor Ferry Set sail aboard the Schooner Margaret Todd for a cruise among the islands of Frenchman Bay with your favorite canine companion. Visitors to the schooner are greeted by Maggie, the most popular crew member, who happens to be a black Newfoundland. Three sailing times allow visitors to pick the best environment for them. The morning sail is generally a mellow, relaxed trip while the afternoon sail is a bit more lively thanks to the afternoon sea breezes. The romantic sunset sail offers breathtaking views of Frenchman Bay, often to the accompanying tunes of live folk musics. No matter what sail you choose, Fido is welcome to join the adventure! See Details
Acadian Nature Cruises Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome aboard the Acadian! Bring your furry companion along for a two-hour, narrated cruise of Frenchman Bay. Search the skies for eagles and migrating birds or scan the water for porpoises, seals, and other marine animals. While the Acadian does have a heated cabin, it is highly recommended that you dress warmly and ensure your pet is dressed warmly as well. See Details
Bar Harbor Shore Path Bar Harbor Shore Path is dog-friendly. More than a century old, this level walking path follows the shore of Frenchman Bay from the centrally located Town’s Ells Pier to Wayman Lane along the East shore. It passes one of Bar Harbor’s oldest inns. The coastal sights are great too, including views of the Porcupine Islands, Balance Rock, Egg Rock Light and the Schoodic Peninsula. Dogs are welcome on a leash on the path. It can be accessed all day. See Details
Witch Hole Pond Loop Witch Hole Pond Loop is pet-friendly. There are 150 miles of trails throughout Acadia National Park, and this trail is one of the most accessible for pups and their owners. Witch Hole Pond Loop is one of Acadia's famed carriage roads that’s perfect for a winter excursion. This five mile loop is rated as easy and can be completed in a couple of hours. See Details
Sea Dawg Gift Shop Visiting Bar Harbor? Don't forget to pick up a souvenir from Sea Dawg Gift Shop. Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome to join you in this quirky, pet-friendly gift shop to pick out the perfect remembrance of your trip or find a funny gift for a friend. See Details
Ocean Path Trail Ocean Path Trail is pet-friendly. For an easy yet beautiful way to see Acadia, hike this trail through old-growth forests that hug the Maine coastline. At just over 2 miles in length, this easy walk through the woods is great for all levels of hiker. Leashed dogs are welcome. See Details
Gorham Mountain Loop Gorham Mountain Loop is pet-friendly. If Fido is looking for a challenge, this hike cuts across the mountains and offers views of both the coastline and the surrounding peaks. Take a break at the 525-foot-high summit and soak in the spectacular autumn display. Leashed dogs are welcome on the trail, too. See Details
Jekyll & Hyde Shop Jekyll & Hyde Shop carries clothing, handmade jewelry, optics, cutlery, stuffed animals, wonderful puppets, hats, scarves, dog recipe book "For the Love of Dogs", and unusual items from all around the world. They specialize in certified Maine tourmaline crafted in silver and gold by local artisans and Maine sea glass jewelry. Pets are always welcome in Jekyll & Hyde. See Details
Sargent Mountain Loop Sargent Mountain Loop is pet-friendly. It runs alongside the water and across two of the highest peaks on Mount Desert Island, the largest island off the coast of Maine. Dogs are welcome, as long as they are leashed and all mess is cleaned up after them. See Details
Bar Island Trail For 1.5 hours before and after low tide, a gravel bar is exposed connecting the town of Bar Harbor and Bar Island. On the island, the dog-friendly Bar Island Trail gradually ascends through the forest on an old road to various open sections with views of Bar Harbor and Frenchman Bay. Exercise caution and be aware of the tides, as the ocean otherwise covers the bar. If you walk over to the island and lose track of time, it is 9 hours until the bar emerges again. This hike is 1.9 miles round trip. See Details
Bar Harbor Cellars Bar Harbor Cellars in Bar Harbor, ME is dog friendly. Bring Fido to a table on the outdoor patio while you enjoy a beverage from this small production winery. Built on 100-acre Sweet Pea Farm, Bar Harbor Cellars is only minutes from downtown Bar Harbor. See Details
Acadia Outfitters Looking for an adventure? How about a canoe ride with your dog? Dogs are welcome to join you on a rental from Acadia Outfitters. Humans and dogs are strongly encouraged to wear personal flotation devices. See Details
Little Long Pond Leash-Free Area The Little Long Pond Off-Leash Area near Acadia National Park is a designated place for dogs. The private piece of land is managed by the Rockefeller family. The property is not fenced-in so keep an eye on Fido. See Details
Jordan Pond Located at beautiful Acadia National Park in Seal Harbor, ME, Jordan Pond is considered one of the most picturesque areas in the entire park. Leashed dogs are welcome on the pet-friendly Shore Trail that loops around the pond, but they are not permitted in the water. See Details
Wildwood Stables Carriage Tours Enjoy the rare treat of an authentic carriage ride along winding, car-free roads. Pets are welcome to come along on private rides. See Details
Carriages of Acadia Travel down Acadia's historic roads accompanied by your dog on a tour with Carriages of Acadia in Seal Harbor, ME. Choose from three dog-friendly horse-drawn carriage excursions and sit back and relax as your driver tells you about the park while you enjoy the ride. The 1-hour Day Mountain Tour circles Day Mountain and provides beautiful views of the trailside vistas. Mr. Rockefeller's Bridge Tour is a fully-narrated 2-hour ride taking you to see some of the most remarkable bridge work in America. The 2-Hour Day Mountain Summit Tour takes you to the top of Day Mountain and gives you the opportunity to dismount and enjoy amazing views of the Cranberry Isles, the Schoodic Peninsula, and Isle au Haut. There are also private carriage charters available. Fido must be leashed throughout the ride. See Details
Sea Princess Scenic Nature Cruises Soak up amazing views of the Great Harbor of Mount Desert and Somes Sound Fjord aboard one of the pet-friendly Sea Princess Scenic Nature Cruises in Northeast Harbor, ME. Small, leashed dogs that can be held on your lap are welcome aboard. Morning trips are narrated by a Ranger from Acadia National Park. Visitors will be treated to views of Bear Island Lighthouse, harbor seals, and osprey. A 50-minute stopover on Little Cranberry Island allows visitors the opportunity to explore the 200-year old lobster fishing village while enjoying tea and the famous Island Gingerbread. See Details
Lamoine State Park Lamoine State Park in Maine is dog-friendly. This oceanfront park is hugely popular among tourists looking to get a taste of Maine, and it's a lot quieter than many parks in the area. You and Fido will still get great access to natural beauty: Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, rockbound islands, and a number of lighthouses are located in the vicinity of the park. The park season is between May 15th to October 15th. Dogs are welcome on a leash under six feet. Lamoine State Park is open every day of the week from 9am until sunset. See Details
Bass Harbor Lighthouse taken from the visitmaine website: "Built in 1858, this is one of the most picturesque and frequently photographed Maine lights. It sits atop a rugged, pink rock cliff surrounded by dark evergreens. Located on the southern end of Mt. Desert Island, it's a cylindrical tower attached to the keeper's house by a short, enclosed passageway. Grounds are open year round." There are so trails and rocks for dogs to climb down on and a few bluffs for great photos. Make sure you are wearing sneakers and not sandals as the rocks are a bit slippery with the dust and dirt on them, and those close to the water are slippery as well... PS a Coast Guard family lives in the keeper's house and asks that their privacy be respected. The light is visible from the end of Lighthouse Road in Bass Harbor or by cruise or plane.. There are 2 rest rooms located in the parking lot BUT there are no sinks in either. Please make sure to bring your own fresh water for you and your dog. See Details
Beal and Bunker Mail Boat Ferry Take a trip out to one of the remote, beautiful islands off the Maine coast on one of these pet-friendly ferries. They provide year-round commuter, mail and freight services to Great Cranberry, Little Cranberry, and Sutton Island from the Northeast Harbor town pier. Enjoy the fresh air and spectacular views aboard their reliable and well maintained boats. Bicycles, pets, and freight okay. No cars (though a barge for cars is available by appointment). Adults are $24 round-trip. See Details
Little Tunk Pond Little Tunk Pond is pet-friendly. Bring your pooch to this 55 acre outdoor space that includes woodlands, abandoned fields, and a sand beach on the pond. There's public access to the beach, where swimming is allowed, off a short trail from the car park. Leashed dogs are welcome, as long as they are cleaned up after to preserve the cleanliness of the lake. See Details