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
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
Ogunquit Dog Park The Ogunquit Dog Park is fully fenced with double gates and a separate area for small dogs. There is sun and shade, wood chips on ground, and water available from the end of March through November. Dogs on vacation are all welcome. 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
Quoddy Head State Park Dogs are welcome at Quoddy Head State Park. 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
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
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
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
Little Long Pond Leash-Free Area The Little Long Pond Off-Leash Area near Acadia National Park is a designated place for dogs. The private piece of land is managed by the Rockefeller family. The property is not fenced-in so keep an eye on Fido. 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
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
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 a picnic 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
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
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
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
Bark Harbor This cute small pet boutique carries leashes, collars, toys, treats and other dog (and cat) goodies. Stop in for some lobster print collars, leashes, and more. 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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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
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
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
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
Boothbay Railway Village Where history moves you! Ride an authentic steam and diesel train, tour the vintage village, and see 60+ antique autos and model railroads at the dog-friendly Boothbay Railway Village in Maine. Fido is welcome on a leash everywhere in the village, including on the train and inside all of the buildings. See Details