Dog Friendly Activities in South Portland, ME

There are 7 dog friendly activities in South Portland. 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 South Portland.

Pet Friendly Willard Beach
Willard Beach Willard Beach is a dog-friendly public beach in South Portland, ME. 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. See Details
Pet Friendly Hinckley Park
Hinckley Park Hinckley Park is a pet-friendly 40-acre recreation area in South Portland, ME. Dogs must be leashed between the hours of 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM year-round. The park includes two scenic ponds surrounded by a 3/4 mile walking trail and additional wooded trails nearby to explore. See Details
Bug Light Park Bug Light Park is a pet-friendly recreation area with over eight acres in South Portland, ME. Bring Fido along for a stroll or picnic near the water. Off-leash dogs are allowed as long as they are kept within 100-feet of you and under voice control. Pet waste must be bagged and properly disposed of in a trash receptacle. See Details
Fore River Brewing Fore River Brewing is a pet-friendly brewery in South Portland, ME. Described as being like going back in time, this brewery offers wooden and classic decor, making it the perfect place to enjoy a pint or a flight. Fido can join you inside the warm tasting room or outside on the patio. The beer list includes IPAs, red ales, sours, stouts, and more. They also offer food trucks occasionally; check their social media for details. See Details
Duluth Trading Company Duluth Trading Company is a pet-friendly clothing store with a location in South Portland, ME. Bring your leashed pup to enjoy a complimentary treat, and check out their selection of men's workwear, women's apparel, accessories and more. They even have a dog section featuring toys and pet supplies. 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
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
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
Gooch's Beach Gooch's Beach in Kennebunk, ME is pet friendly at specific times throughout the year. 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
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 Fido is welcome to stroll on a leash with you through the Visitor Center, three public exhibits, and an observation gallery. The museum is open seasonally from May through October. There is an admission fee, but dogs are welcome for free. 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
Mackworth Island Mackworth Island is a pet-friendly 100-acre state park in Falmouth, ME. It is a great place to walk dogs oceanside, taking in the sites or observing birds in the sanctuary. The island-walk circles the island and is about 1.5 miles long. Be sure to keep your pup on a leash at all times. See Details
Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge The Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge is a pet-friendly place in Wells, ME. Bring Fido out for a walk in nature, among the 50 miles of beautiful coastline. The terrain is diverse with sandy beaches, rocky seashores, and lush forests. Be sure to clean up after your pup and keep them leashed while exploring. See Details
Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park features pet-friendly trails for you and Fido to explore along Maine's legendary coast in Freeport. Enjoy a hike on the popular Casco Bay Trail for a relatively easy adventure offering great views. Dogs are welcome on trails but not on the beaches. See Details
Bayview Beach Bay View Beach in Saco, ME, 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 September 30 on beaches in Saco where piping plovers or least terns are present or have traditionally nested. The rest of the year, dogs are allowed all day off-leash and under voice control. See Details
Portland Discovery Land and Sea Tours Bring Fido on a pet-friendly Portland Discovery Land and Sea Tour in Portland, ME. Tours include sights like the Portland Harbor, historic downtown, 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
Fort Williams Park Leashed dogs are welcome to enjoy Fort Williams Park with their humans in Cape Elizabeth, ME. Located adjacent to the famous Portland Head Light, this pet-friendly 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
Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. Bring Fido out for an afternoon at the pet-friendly Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. in Portland, ME. The round trip train ride is approximately 40 minutes long and showcases 3 miles of waterfront, including Casco Bay, lighthouses, marinas, forts, parks, and a beach. Leashed dogs are welcome on the train in Coach Class. During warmer months, open-air passenger cars are offered for unobstructed views and excellent airflow. Dogs are not allowed on the Polar Express rides. See Details
Doggy and Me Tour by Maine Foodie Tours Doggy and Me Tour by Maine Foodie Tours is pet-friendly attraction in Kennebunkport, ME. Bring Fido to check out the cuisine that Kennebunkport and Lower Village has to offer for dogs. Enjoy five stops to sample doggie treats and good eats! Profits from this fun tour will be donated to the Animal Welfare Society of West Kennebunk. Maine Foodie Tours' Doggy and Me Tour takes place every Saturday from May to October. See Details
Two Lights State Park Two Lights State Park is located on Maine's legendary rocky coast in Cape Elizabeth, ME. It is pet-friendly, allowing leashed dogs 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
South Portland, ME, US