Dog Friendly Activities in York, ME

There are 7 dog friendly activities in York. 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 York.

Pet Friendly Short Sands Beach
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
Pet Friendly Long Sands Beach
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
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
Nubble Lighthouse Bring Fido to Nubble Lighthouse for a walk to see beautiful views from rocky shores, between Long Sands and Short Sands beaches. Nubble Light Gift Shop is open daily from 9am – 7pm from the first of May - October. See Details
York Beach Beer Company At York Beach Beer Company dogs are allowed on the patio only and must be leashed. This brewery is BYOF - Bring Your Own Food. They focus on session style beers to compliment the location right off of York Beach. They also carry some of their favorite beers from SoMe as well as ciders from North Country Hard Cider, and a variety of wines. See Details
SoMe Brewing Company Dogs are permitted on the patio at SoMe Brewing Company, a craft brewery in York Maine offering 12 beers on tap through flights and large tasters. Hard cider & wine are also available. Outside food is welcome. See Details
Fort Foster Park Located on Gerrish Island in Kittery Point, Fort Foster Park offers three small but sandy beaches, an extensive trail system, restroom facilities in season, picnic areas, and old military fortifications to explore. The park features an excellent view of the entrance to Portsmouth Harbor, including Whaleback Light, Portsmouth Harbor Light and Fort Constitution. The park is open from 10am to 8pm seven days a week from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Purchase season and day passes directly from their website. 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
Seapoint Beach Locals love to bring their dogs to play at this rocky, pet-friendly beach. Kittery resident parking only. Dogs are not welcome between the hours of 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM from June 15th through September 10th. See Details
South Mill Pond Dog Park South Mill Pond has a fenced in, double gated enclosure, where dogs of all sizes can play together. There is a surrounding unfenced off-leash area that borders the west end of the pond as well.


Dogs in park must be spayed or neutered. From the city center take Pleasant street and bear right at parking lot. Dog park is in center of park at South Mill Pond.
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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
Bass Beach Leashed dogs are welcome before 9am and after 7pm during the summer months. See Details
Your Local Guide to Portsmouth NH 'Your Local Guide to Portsmouth NH' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Neil. Please contact host prior to booking so accommodations can be made if bringing a dog along. You and your pooch will meet with your local tour guide host to chat about the area and your interests. You will then take a walk around the town, learning about and discovering places along the way such as local establishments, the landscape of the town, theater and entertainment, current events, water and outdoor activities, and more. The experience lasts 1 hour and can accommodate up to 4 guests ages 18 and up. If you have teens or kids under 18, they can come along and are not required to pay. Rates start at $25 per person. 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
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
Longhill Dog Park The Longhill Dog Park is located at the Longhill Memorial Park off Longhill Road in Dover, New Hampshire. There is parking available at the park or in 10 overflow spaces in the adjacent Middleton Building Supply parking lot.

There is no cost to use the dog park! In order to help fund future maintenance, when you renew your dog's license, there is a choice to make a designated contribution to the park.

Rules
1. Dogs must be licensed and vaccinated.
2. Dogs must be spayed or neutered.
3. No dogs with communicable diseases.
4. No unusually aggressive dogs.
5. No choke chains, prong, spiked, or shock collars.
6. Never leave dogs unattended (out of sight or voice control).
7. Dogs must be leashed until they are in the entrance area.
8. Dog waste must be picked up and disposed of by owner/handler.
9. No more than 2 dogs per adult.
10. No glass or human food.
11. Absolutely no alcohol or drugs.
12. Children under 12 must be supervised by an adult.
13. Owner waives liability to the city for any injury or damage incurred at the park.
14. Owners/handlers are liable for damage or injury inflicted by their dog(s).
15. No dogs on athletic fields at any time.
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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
Granite State Whale Watch Your pet is welcome to join you on this scenic whale watch, as long as they are leashed and it is not their first time at sea. 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
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
Amesbury Riverwalk The Amesbury Riverwalk 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 Amesbury! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Amesbury Riverwalk. 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
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
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