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Dog Friendly Activities in Saco, ME

There are 5 dog friendly activities in Saco, and 74 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 Saco.

Pet Friendly Bay View Beach
Bay View Beach Bay View Beach in Saco, Maine is a dog-friendly beach. Dogs can stay and play here all day with their owners. Dogs must be leashed and under control of their owners from April 1 to Sept. 30 on beaches in Saco where piping plovers or least terns are present or have traditionally nested. Previously, dogs only had to be on leash on the beach from 9am to 5pm. The rest of the year, dogs are allowed all day off-leash and under voice control. See Details
Pet Friendly Ferry Beach State Park
Ferry Beach State Park Ferry Beach State Park is dog-friendly. You can bring Fido with you to enjoy this stunning golden sand beach and surrounding area. Visitors are reminded that no pets are allowed on State Park beaches between April 1 and September 30, they should always be on a leash under six feet, and all mess should be cleaned up after them. Along the shore and among the forest, you'll notice a stand of tupelo trees, also known as black gum, from the pet-friendly nature trail that weaves around the shoreline and among the swampy marshes. Ferry Beach State Park is open every day of the week from 9am until sunset. See Details
Saco Dog Park Pleasant dog park, new, fairly small in comparison to Portland Dog Parks. Tree stumps to sit on and some nice shade area. See Details
Saco Drive-In Theater Saco Drive-In Theater is a dog-friendly outdoor cinema in Saco, ME, that has been open since 1939. The theater plays first-run movies and classics. Leashed dogs are welcome on the property as long as they are cleaned up after. The theater requests that you do not bring dogs inside the snack bar. Friday and Saturday nights are very popular, so be sure to arrive early. Credit and debit cards are accepted, but cash is preferred. See Details
Camp Ellis Beach Camp Ellis Beach is pet-friendly. Located at the mouth of the Saco River, Camp Ellis Beach is short distance away from Ferry Beach State Park. The beach is smaller due to years of erosion but, is close to parking, making it perfect for either a quick stop. Leashed dogs are welcome on the beach. 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
Quarry Run Dog Park Quarry Run Dog Park in Portland, ME, has seven acres of fenced, off-leash play space for dogs and their humans to enjoy. Inside the large fenced area is a smaller fenced area for smaller dogs to play without stress. Outside of the park, there are acres of trails to explore with your leashed dog. Bring your own water and waste bags and be aware that it can get quite muddy after rain. 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
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
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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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
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
Gooch's Beach Gooch's Beach is pet-friendly: From June 15 to Labor Day, dogs are welcome before 9am and after 5pm under voice control or on a leash. From the day after Labor Day to June 14, dogs are permitted on the beach at any time, but must be under voice control or on a leash. 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
Drake's Island Drake's Island in Wells, ME, 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
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. See Details
Two Lights State Park Two Lights State Park is located on Maine's legendary rocky coast in Cape Elizabeth. Leashed dogs are welcome on the beach from October 1st through March 31st. Named after twin lighthouses constructed in 1828 down the road from the park, Two Lights State Park spans 41-acres of rocky headlands, including outcrops and grassy areas where you can have a picnic with a view. There are a number of pet-friendly trails that weave around the park, showing you and Fido the best of Maine's coastal beauty. See Details
Foundation Brewing Company Foundation Brewing Company is pet-friendly. This Maine brewery uses classic styles to brew a range of beers. Dogs are welcome to join their owners on the patio and inside the taproom itself, as long as they are wearing a leash. There's no food prepared inside, but food trucks frequent the car park from time to time. Foundation Brewing Company is open Monday from 12pm to 7pm, Wednesday through Saturday from 12pm to 7pm, and Sunday from 12pm to 5pm. See Details
East End Beach at Eastern Promenade Park Off-Leash Area Bring your pet for a bit of off-leash play in the designated areas of East End Beach and the Northwest Shore at this Portland city park. Off-leash hours are in the summer (Memorial Day to Labor Day) before 9am and after 5pm, and in the winter (Labor Day to Memorial Day) anytime during park hours (5am-10pm). See Details
Mackworth Island Mackworth Island, a legislated bird sanctuary, is a great place to walk dogs oceanside as you take in the sites. Open to visitors from dawn to dusk. Fido must remain on a leash at all times. 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
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
Definitive Brewing Definitive Brewing is pet-friendly. This relatively new brewery provides memorable tasting room experience for dogs and owners alike. They offer a wide variety of beers, including Kolsch (Contee), Session Ales, IPAs, Stouts and Sours. For beer nerds, their brewery consists of a 15 barrel brew house, six 30 barrel fermenters, two 15 barrel fermenters and two 30 bbl Brite tanks. Dogs are welcome throughout the brewery, as long as they are leashed and well-behaved. If you get peckish, check out one of the food trucks that regularly rock up in the car park. Definitive Brewing is open Monday through Wednesday from 12pm to 7pm, Thursday to Friday from 12pm to 8pm, Saturday from 11am to 8pm, and Sunday from 12pm to 6pm. See Details