Dog Friendly Activities in Kennebunk, ME

There are 6 dog friendly activities in Kennebunk. 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 Kennebunk.

Pet Friendly Gooch's Beach
Gooch's Beach Gooch's Beach is pet-friendly. From June 15 to Labor Day, dogs are welcome before 9 am and after 5pm off-leash. The rest of the time dogs should wear a leash on the beach due to crowds. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind, too. See Details
Pet Friendly Kennebunk Beach
Kennebunk Beach Bring your pet with you on-leash as you enjoy this beautiful Maine beach. Pets not permitted in summers from 9am to 5pm. See Details
Kennebunk Dog Park Bring your pet to run and play off-leash at this West Kennebunk dog park, which is fully fenced with benches, trees, and mulch ground cover. See Details
First Chance Whale Watch Fido is bound to have a whale of a good time on the pet-friendly First Chance Whale Watch boat tour in Kennebunk, ME. Fido is welcome to join you on "Nick's Chance" in search of whales in the Gulf of Maine. Although it is not guaranteed that you will see whales, you may see Finbacks, Humpbacks, Minkes, Blue Whales, and Right Whales. If no whales are spotted, you'll receive a pass that will allow you to return and try again. There are light snacks on board and you are welcome to bring your own (no alcoholic beverages or glass containers). There is also a separate scenic tour on another vessel that will detail how Maine lobsters are caught. See Details
Wallingford Farm Wallingford Farm is a dog-friendly garden center on a 200 year old property in Kennebunk, ME. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you as you shop for plants and landscaping materials. They also well Christmas trees, wreaths, ornaments, and more. Pick up a fresh pie or some cookies from their bakery while you're there. See Details
Mother's Beach Bring your dog to join the seaside fun at this Kennebunk beach. Leashed dogs are welcome before 9am or after 6pm in summer, or anytime on-leash in the off-season. A permit to park at the beach is required from mid-June to mid-September. Daily, weekly and seasonal passes are available at Kennebunk Town Hall and at electronic kiosks at the beaches. See Details
Casco Bay Lines All aboard this working mailboat of Casco Bay Lines in Portland, ME! You and your furry friend will be able to see the islands of Casco Bay, including Little Diamond, Great Diamond, Long, Cliff, and Chebeague, as you ride onboard the dog-friendly boat bringing mail and freight to the islands. Just make sure Fido is leashed during this unique boat tour. Ticket fees vary for people and dogs. See Details
Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge This gorgeous wildlife refuge is a fantastic place to enjoy the beauty of nature with your leashed, four-legged companion. See Details
Seashore Trolley Museum You and Fido can hop aboard a restored streetcar at the Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport, ME. The world's oldest and largest electric railway museum offers dog-friendly rides on a 1.5-mile private railway. You can hop on and off to hike a nearby trail system and then complete the loop with a return ride to the Visitor Center. Fido is welcome to stroll with you through the Visitor Center, three public exhibits, and an observation gallery, where you can see the restoration work taking place. The museum is open seasonally from May through October. There is an admission fee, but dogs are welcome for free. See Details
Ogunquit Dog Park The Ogunquit Dog Park is fully fenced with double gates and a separate area for small dogs. There is sun and shade, wood chips on ground, and water available from the end of March through November. Dogs on vacation are all welcome. See Details
Rising Tide Brewing Company Rising Tide Brewing Company is pet-friendly. This artisan craft brewery offers beer in an airy tasting room, plus live music, food trucks and tours of the cool brewing area. Dogs are welcome to join their owners on the outside tar patio. The beers that are available include a copper ale, pilsner, lager, and many more cans for you to take home, too. Rising Tide is open Monday through Wednesday from 12pm to 7pm, Thursday through Saturday from 12pm to 9pm, and Sunday from 12pm to 7pm. See Details
Vaughn Woods State Park Dogs are allowed to join their owners on the trails at Vaughn Woods State Park. This pet-friendly public recreation area is a 165-acre forested tract along the banks of Salmon Falls River. There are three 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. Vaughan Woods State Park is open every day of the week from 9am until sunset. See Details
Bunker Brewing Company Bunker Brewing Company is pet-friendly. Leashed dogs are allowed to join the owners on the outdoor patio. The beers on draft include a IPAs, Porters, Gose, and Mexican Lager. They also offer a variety of cans to take home with you. Grab a bite to eat at one of the many food trucks that frequent the car park. Bunker Brewing Company is open Monday through Thursday from 12pm to 9pm, Friday from 12pm to 10pm, Saturday from 11pm to 10pm, and Sunday from 11pm to 9pm. See Details
Wells Beach Wells Beach is pet-friendly. From April 1 until June 15 dogs must be leashed and under control of a responsible person at all times. From June 15 until September 16 dogs are only permitted on the beach from 6pm until 8am and they must be leashed and under control of a responsible person. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind to preserve the cleanliness of the beach for others. See Details
Long Sands Beach This lovely York beach is a great place to spend the day. Leashed pets are welcome after 6 p.m and before sunrise, May 20th through September 20th. Dogs can play off-leash between sunrise and 8 a.m. in the off-season. See Details
Hinckley Park August 2021 - Concerns about unleashed dogs, dog waste and invasive species at Hinckley Park has prompted the South Portland City Council to enact a temporary leash requirement in the park.
The off-leash area in this South Portland park includes two ponds where your pooch can go for a swim. Be careful as the area is not fenced.
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Portland Discovery Land and Sea Tours Portland harbor and city tours, including area lighthouses and local wildlife (e.g., seals, osprey). Leashed, well-behaved dogs are welcome on both the boats and trolleys for no additional fee.

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Mount Agamenticus Your leashed pet is welcome on these well-marked trails with lovely mountain views. See Details
Wiggly Bridge Take your pet for a stroll through the lovely environs of this famous York walking bridge. Pets must be leashed at all times. See Details
Finestkind Lobstering Trip Enjoy the beauty of Ogunquit's shoreline as you learn more about the life of a lobsterman. Tour guides give you a better understanding of lobstering while also pointing out the many scenic points of interest along the coast. Well-behaved pets are welcome aboard on this trip! See Details
Scalawags Pet Boutique Located in Kennebunkport, Maine, Scalawags is a one-of-a-kind pet boutique offering fashionable dog clothes, dog collars and accessories, dog beds, healthy dog treats, dog toys, dog and cat supplies, pet lover gifts and so much more. Dogs love Scalawags because of all of the personal attention they get. There is always a fresh bowl of water to greet them and free treat samples are always in paws reach. Belly rubs and ear scratches are, of course, always free at Scalawags. See Details
Short Sands Beach This lovely York beach is a great place to spend the day. Pets are welcome before 8:00 am and after 6:00 pm, May 20th through September 20th. In the off-season, dogs are welcome any time. Pets must be leashed between 6:00 am and sunrise between May 20th and September 20th. See Details
Ogunquit Marginal Way Dog Walk Leashed dogs are allowed from October 1 to March 31. Dogs are NOT allowed from April 1 to September 30. See Details
Old Orchard Beach Dog Park fenced in area next to Mall Plaza and basket ball courts. Two benches See Details