Dog Friendly Activities in Scarborough, ME

There are 4 dog friendly activities in Scarborough, and 72 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 Scarborough.

Pet Friendly Eastern Trail (Scarborough)
Eastern Trail (Scarborough) The Eastern Trail (Scarborough) 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 Scarborough! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Eastern Trail (Scarborough). 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 TrailLink.com. See Details
Pet Friendly Pleasant Hill Disc Golf and Pro Shop
Pleasant Hill Disc Golf and Pro Shop Pleasant Hill Disc Golf and Pro Shop is pet-friendly. This beautiful 18-hole Course is situated on 43 acres and features perfectly groomed wide-open fairways and makes great use of the trees for more technical shots. Dogs are welcome to wander between holes on a leash, as long as they are cleaned up after and don't attack any Frisbees. See Details
Scarborough Beach State Park Scarborough Beach State Park is dog-friendly during the off-season. The luscious golden sands of this beach draw visitors from all over to enjoy the water and the beach itself. Unfortunately, pets are only allowed on the beach from March 1 to November 1. Pets must be on a leash and under control at all times. Additionally, they must not be left unattended at any time during their visit. Please remember to clean up any mess that your pet leaves behind. There is an entrance fee for adults and children entering the park. See Details
Higgins Beach Dogs are allowed on and off-leash at Higgins Beach at different times depending on the season. Peak Season Dog Rules: No dogs are allowed from May 15 to Labor Day: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., leashed or voice command dogs allowed from sunrise to 9 a.m.; after 5 p.m. to sunset dogs ok only on a leash. Look for posted red signs indicating restricted areas. From April 1 to Labor Day, dogs are not allowed in a restricted beach area between Champion Street and the Spurwink River. Off-Season Dog Rules: From after Labor Day to May 14: dogs on-leash are allowed between 1-3 p.m. Dogs are allowed all other hours on voice control. 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) from 7:00 am to 9:00 am. In the off-season (September 30 to May 1st), dogs are welcome anytime. 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! See Details
Quarry Run Dog Park Quarry Run Dog Park 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
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
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
Drake's Island Drake's Island 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
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
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
Crescent Beach State Park Bring your pet to explore the rocks at this popular beach. They're welcome on-leash from October 1st to March 31. Check times as beach narrows greatly at high tide. 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. 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
Goose Rocks Beach This 3-mile beach is long and shallow with calm waters that make it great for smaller kids. There's tide pooling neaby, and your pet is welcome to join you on-leash except from 9am-6pm in summer. See Details
Valley Street Dog Park Valley Street Dog Park is a large fenced park where dogs can run and play without leashes. Features include benches, water station, and shaded areas. 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
Casco Bay Lines All aboard this working mailboat! 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 boat bringing mail and freight to the islands. Just make sure your dog is leashed during this unique boat tour. 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
Baxter Woods Baxter Woods is a forested retreat in the midst of residential neighborhoods where you and your dog can enjoy a stroll along the primary or secondary trails. Dogs must be leashed at all times and humans must clean up after their dogs. 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
Mountain Division Trail The Mountain Division 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 Windham! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Mountain Division Trail. 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 TrailLink.com. See Details
Wolf'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
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. See Details