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Dog Friendly Activities in Scarborough, ME

There are 4 dog friendly activities in Scarborough, and 78 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 Higgins Beach
Higgins Beach Higgins Beach is a dog-friendly beach in Scarborough, ME. Dogs are allowed on and off-leash at Higgins Beach at different times depending on the season. During Peak Season, no dogs are allowed from May 15 to Labor Day 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., but leashed dogs allowed from sunrise to 9 a.m., or after 5 p.m. to sunset. Look for posted red signs indicating restricted areas. From April 1 to Labor Day, dogs are not allowed in the restricted beach area between Champion Street and the Spurwink River. During the off-season from Labor Day to May 14 dogs on-leash are allowed between 1-3 p.m. 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
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
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
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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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
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
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
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
Portland Head Light The Portland Head Light is a pet-friendly lighthouse in Cape Elizabeth, ME. 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