Dog Friendly Activities in Brunswick, ME

There are 2 dog friendly activities in Brunswick, and 22 more nearby. 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 Brunswick.

Pet Friendly Merrymeeting Dog Park
Merrymeeting Dog Park The Merrymeeting Dog Park In Memory of Jake Horgan is a completely fenced 1.5 acre dog park with separate areas for small dogs and all dogs. Situated along the Androscoggin River Bicycle and Pedestrian Path, the park has beautiful views of the river and is open year round. It is maintained on a daily basis by the Brunswick Parks and Recreation Department groundskeepers. The park includes double-gated entries, benches, Dogipots, and signage. A water feature will be added in summer 2013. Parking is at the end of Water St. The dog park is 800 feet from the parking lot and is next to a public toilet facility. See Details
Pet Friendly Androscoggin River Bicycle & Pedestrian Path
Androscoggin River Bicycle & Pedestrian Path This is primarily an on-leash walk, but you are likely to come across a few well-behaved dogs off-leash. It is a paved “trail” that goes from the Cooks Corner area to Brunswick and is about 3.5 miles long (in one direction). People bike, Rollerblade, walk with baby carriages, jog, walk or run with their pets, and speed-walk here at all times of year. The road is plowed and sanded in the wintertime. See Details
Popham Beach State Park Dogs are welcome during off-season at the much-loved Popham Beach State Park. The main attraction of this state park is the luscious sandy beach that stretches along the mouth of the Kennebec River. There are plenty of pretty picnic spots at this park that you can enjoy with Fido, as long as they are on a leash under six feet and owners clean up any mess that they leave behind. Unfortunately, pets are not allowed on State Park beaches in Maine between April 1st and September 30th. Popham Beach State Park is open daily from 9am until sunset. See Details
Reid State Park Dogs are welcome to join their owners at Reid State Park in Georgetown, Maine. This pet-friendly park is popular among visitors because of the white sandy beaches. When you visit Griffith Head in the park, you'll discover a rocky headland that overlooks the rest of the park and a number of seascapes. There are a number of lighthouses in the area as well, including on Sequin Island and Hendricks Head. Unfortunately, pets are not allowed on State Park beaches in Maine between April 1 and September 30. You can bring Fido with you around the park if they are on a leash under six feet, as long as you clean up any mess after them. Reid State Park is open every day of the week from 9am until 5pm. See Details
Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park Casco Bay Trail carries visitors along Maine's legendary coast. Relatively easy hike with great views. Dogs are welcome on trails, but not on the beaches. See Details
Fort Williams Park Leashed dogs are welcome to enjoy Fort Williams Park with their humans. Located adjacent to the famous Portland Head Light, Fort Williams Park offers more than 90 acres of space where you and your pup can enjoy a picnic, walk along the paths, explore the cliff-side loop and rocky beach, and spend a day in the great outdoors. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Bug Light Park While not a dog park, this is a highly visited area by many of the local pups. Pets love the chance to play off-leash in the designated area of this park, which includes beach access. Be careful as the area is not fenced. See Details
South End Park Dogs and their people can romp off-leash on 11 acres in the South End Park located on Lower Washington Street. The park provides poop-and-scoop bags, has a dedicated parking lot, and is open year round. For people not into playing with pups, there's even a walking trail and Bocce ball. Dogs must be under voice control when off-leash. See Details
Ovens Mouth Preserve Dogs are welcome off-leash at Ovens Mouth Preserve as long as they remain in your sight and under voice control. Ovens Mouth Preserve offers nature-lovers hiking trails, quiet coves, and salt marshes. See Details
Robin's Garden & Dog Park Located next to the Greater Androscoggin Humane Shelter and Animal Emergency Clinic in Lewiston, ME, Robin's Gardens and Dog Park is an off-leash park with plenty of room for dogs of all sizes to play! This dog park offers separate areas for small and large dogs, along with gazebos and chairs in each of the play areas. Disposal bags and receptacles are also available in each area, making it easy to do the right thing by cleaning up after your pet. See Details
Pet Pantry Pet Pantry carries a wide variety of items from dog bakery items, pet supplies (dog and cat), & pet related gifts for people. Pets on leash are welcome to go inside and shop. See Details
L.L. Bean L.L. Bean is pet-friendly. Bring your dog to this outlet store to sniff out deals on classic garments made by a much-loved brand. L.L. Bean is open Sunday through Thursday from 10am to 6pm and Friday to Saturday from 10am to 7pm. See Details
Hedgehog Mountain Trail Head Hedgehog Mountain Trail Head is the starting point for a great network of pet-friendly trails. The pathways are marked and most loop back to the parking area. Rules state dogs may be off leash if under voice control. See Details
Doubling Point Lighthouse Doubling Point Lighthouse is pet-friendly. This lighthouse on the Kennebec River in Arrowsic, Maine was established in 1898, fifteen years after the founding of the Bath Iron Works, a major shipbuilder up the river. The trail to the lighthouse is pretty and well worth a visit with your leashed pup. The lighthouse can be accessed every day of the week from 8am to 6pm. See Details
Monhegan Island trails About 12 miles of trails, often steep and strenuous, lead through wooded areas and over rocky ledges up to the highest ocean cliffs on the Maine coastline. Volunteers and experienced woodsmen work tirelessly to improve the trails but there will always be a slippery spot or a steep climb. Get a trail map at an Island shop before setting out with your leashed dog. Most of the Island is wild land, with woods and undergrowth so thick you can’t cut across from one trail to another without becoming lost. The trail map published by the Monhegan Associates, showing trails, their names, their numbers, and their difficulty, is reliable, cheap, and easily available. You can view it online but really should plan on purchasing one (for a nominal fee) to carry when you hike away from the Village. You’ll be charged boat fare for your dog and are expected to dispose of its waste as in a city. See Details
Portland Head Light The Portland Head Light is a pet-friendly lighthouse. Bring your dog to one of the most famous lighthouses in Maine. It isn't just the sight of the lighthouse that your pooch will enjoy, there's also an off-leash area for your pup to run freely. Dogs are welcome in the other outdoor areas of Fort Williams Park, as long as they are leashed. Bring some food and hang out for a while at one of the grills next to a picnic bench. See Details
Willard Beach Willard Beach is a public beach less than 5 minutes from Portland. In the summer months, dogs can run off leash (under voice control) in the off-season, October 1 through April 30, from 6:00 am to 9:00 am. Between May 1 and September 30, dogs are not allowed on the beach except between the hours of 7:00 am and 9:00 am and 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm. Willard Beach is a great sandy beach with cold, but inviting water for swimmers. Dogs love to play and romp on this scenic beach! Dog owners are required to have a leash in hand at all times. Off-leash dogs must be kept within 100 feet and under voice control.
Pet waste must be bagged and properly disposed of in a trash receptacle or carried out of the park.
Entry into sand dune vegetation by dogs and/or people is unlawful and strictly prohibited.
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Bradbury Mountain State Park Bradbury Mountain State Park is dog-friendly. Covering 730 acres of forested land in total, the park is home to 21 miles of hiking trails that can be used to explore the area. Bradbury Mountain is 485 foot high and offers wonderful views of the surrounding area from the top. Visitors recommend checking the area out during the fall season to witness the array of colors on the trees in every direction. Fido is welcome to join you on a leash under six feet, as long as owners clean up after them. Bradbury Mountain State Park is open every day of the week from 9am until sunset. See Details
Fort Popham State Historic Site Explore this extensive historic park with your pet, on-leash. Pets are not permitted on the beach or inside the fort itself. Dog owners can check out its official website for information on admission and seasonal changes. Fort Popham State Historic Site is open from 9am to Sunset. See Details
Paint Outdoors in Portland, Maine 'Paint Outdoors in Portland, Maine' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Jo-Ann. A well-behaved dog would be welcome with prior approval, as there could be many distractions throughout the workshop. You will get to paint plein air on the rocky shores of Portland. Your host will introduce you to beautiful landscapes and give your tips on painting outside with watercolors. Beginners through advanced painters are welcome. All materials are included. Painting locations may require some light hiking and extended periods of standing. The experience lasts 3.5 hours and can accommodate up to 4 guests ages 18 and up. Rates start at $95 per person. See Details
Auburn Riverwalk at Bonney Park Auburn Riverwalk at Bonney Park is pet-friendly. Located in the heart of downtown Auburn, Bonney Park is a hub for the new Riverwalk trail and a link to the Lewiston park system over the Trestle Bridge. Bring your dog along, but don't forget to clean up any mess that is left behind. See Details
Eastern Trail The Eastern Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in South Portland! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the South Portland Pathway. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit See Details
Abacus Abacus is a dog friendly store! Bring your dog while you shop and he might even get a treat from them! See Details
Olive Pit Brewing Company Olive Pit Brewing Company welcomes you and Fido to stop in for a refreshing beer in Lisbon Falls, ME. Self proclaimed "beer loving animal people", staff at this female-owned brewery donate a potion of their proceeds to an animal rescue organization each month and even named the establishment after the owners' beloved Pit bull, Olive Roo. Nobody likes drinking alone so your best friend is invited to sit beside a stool at the bar while you sample a pint of 'Wagworthy' Fruit Hefeweizen or 'Star Carr' English Nut Brown. From fruity to sour, light to dark, mild to hoppy, Olive Pit Brewing is on a mission to provide a full spectrum of beers to quench your thirst and satisfy your taste buds. See Details