Dog Friendly Activities in Maine

Don’t leave Fido in the hotel room when you’re on vacation. Get out and play! No matter where you’re headed in Maine, we can point you towards the nearest off-leash dog park, the most popular dog beach, a really great hiking trail, and lots of other places to play with Fido.

Pet Friendly Acadia National Park
Acadia National Park Acadia National Park has been a popular destination for dog owners for generations. Whatever you love to do in the great outdoors, you'll find an opportunity at this stunning, dog-friendly park in Bar Harbor, ME. Whether you are into camping, hiking, or kayaking, Acadia is the place for you and Fido! You can even get involved in geocache, check out the wildlife, fish, skijor, and more. With over 158 miles of hiking trails, 45 miles of carriage roads, and three campgrounds open to pets, you may never have enough time to explore every corner of this park, but even a glimpse will last in your mind for a lifetime. See Details
Pet Friendly Casco Bay Lines
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
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
Boothbay Railway Village Bring Fido out to the Boothbay Railway Village in Boothbay, ME! Ride an authentic steam and diesel train, tour the vintage village, and see 60+ antique autos and model railroads at this dog-friendly attraction. Well-behaved and leashed dogs are welcome to visit the Museum throughout the season, including all special events. Be sure to keep them leashed and utilize the provided waste stations. 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 in Ogunquit, ME. There is sun and shade, wood chips on the ground, and water available from the end of March through November. Local pups and visiting pooches are all welcome. See Details
Quoddy Head State Park Dogs are welcome at Quoddy Head State Park in Lubec, BE. This beautiful spot on America's eastern most peninsula is home to a candy-striped lighthouse, lovely picnic spots, and five miles of pet-friendly scenic trails. There are a number of trails to choose from, some taking you along the coastline to views of the awesome cliffs that jut out into the water, and others inland through the peaceful woods adjacent to the coastline. You can bring Fido with you to explore this gorgeous park on a leash under six feet. Visitors are reminded to clean up any mess that their pets leave behind to preserve the beauty of the park. See Details
Fort Foster Park Located on Gerrish Island in Kittery Point, pet-friendly 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. Leashed dogs are welcome, and day passes are available for purchase at the gatehouse. See Details
Little Long Pond Leash-Free Area The Little Long Pond Off-Leash Area near Acadia National Park is a designated place for dogs in Seal Harbor, ME. The private piece of land is managed by the Rockefeller family. The property is not fenced-in, so keep an eye on Fido. Hike the trails and carriage roads and make your way to the water for a serene moment surrounded by beautiful mountains. Be sure to bring waste bags and water for your pup! See Details
Wells Beach Wells Beach is a pet-friendly spot for Fido in Wells, ME. 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 15, dogs are only permitted on the beach from 6:00 PM until 8:00 AM 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
Island Explorer Explore all Acadia has to offer aboard the Island Explorer bus in Bar Harbor, ME. This free, pet-friendly shuttle will take you into Acadia National Park, the Jordan Pond House, along Loop Road, and to many other popular areas. Fido must be leashed while on the bus. See Details
Jordan Pond Located at beautiful Acadia National Park in Seal Harbor, ME, Jordan Pond is considered one of the most picturesque areas in the entire park. Leashed dogs are welcome on the pet-friendly Shore Trail that loops around the pond, but they are not permitted in the water. See Details
Camden Hills State Park Enjoy the beauty of nature with Fido on 30 miles of dog-friendly hiking trails in Camden Hills State Park in Camden, ME. Bring food and a blanket to enjoy at the picnic area before or after exploring the beauty of the rocky shoreline. Dogs must be leashed on the trails. 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
Long Sands Beach Long Sands Beach is a lovely pet-friendly beach in York, ME. Pets are welcome after 6 pm and before sunrise, May 20th through September 20th. Enjoy taking a stroll with Fido on 1.5 miles of sandy beach. Pets must be leashed and cleaned up after during your visit. 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
Wiggly Bridge The pet-friendly Wiggly Bridge welcomes Fido to join you for a stroll at this famous attraction in York, ME. Experience the wiggle of the walking bridge while enjoying scenic views of the river and surrounding foliage in this popular coastal town. Remember to leash and clean up after your pets, and note that the bridge is accessible year round, but it's not maintained for winter use. 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