Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Bar Harbor, ME

There are 7 dog-friendly hiking trails in Bar Harbor. 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 Bar Harbor.

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 Bar Harbor Shore Path
Bar Harbor Shore Path Bar Harbor Shore Path is a pet-friendly trail in Bar Harbor, ME. More than a century old, this level walking path follows the shore of Frenchman Bay from the centrally-located Town’s Ells Pier to Wayman Lane along the East shore. Dogs are welcome to explore with you on a leash while you enjoy amazing coastal sights, including views of the Porcupine Islands, Balance Rock, Egg Rock Light and the Schoodic Peninsula. See Details
Witch Hole Pond Loop Witch Hole Pond Loop is pet-friendly. There are 150 miles of trails throughout Acadia National Park, and this trail is one of the most accessible for pups and their owners. Witch Hole Pond Loop is one of Acadia's famed carriage roads that’s perfect for a winter excursion. This five mile loop is rated as easy and can be completed in a couple of hours. See Details
Ocean Path Trail Ocean Path Trail is pet-friendly. For an easy yet beautiful way to see Acadia, hike this trail through old-growth forests that hug the Maine coastline. At just over 2 miles in length, this easy walk through the woods is great for all levels of hiker. Leashed dogs are welcome. See Details
Gorham Mountain Loop Gorham Mountain Loop is pet-friendly. If Fido is looking for a challenge, this hike cuts across the mountains and offers views of both the coastline and the surrounding peaks. Take a break at the 525-foot-high summit and soak in the spectacular autumn display. Leashed dogs are welcome on the trail, too. See Details
Sargent Mountain Loop Sargent Mountain Loop is a pet-friendly trail in Bar Harbor, ME. It runs alongside the water and across two of the highest peaks on Mount Desert Island, the largest island off the coast of Maine. Dogs are welcome, as long as they are leashed and all mess is cleaned up after them. See Details
Bar Island Trail For 1.5 hours before and after low tide, a gravel bar is exposed connecting the town of Bar Harbor and Bar Island. On the island, the dog-friendly Bar Island Trail gradually ascends through the forest on an old road to various open sections with views of Bar Harbor and Frenchman Bay. Exercise caution and be aware of the tides, as the ocean otherwise covers the bar. If you walk over to the island and lose track of time, it is 9 hours until the bar emerges again. This hike is 1.9 miles round trip. 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
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
First Light Hikes First Light Hikes is a pet-friendly business leading small guided explorations in Franklin, ME. Owners and their four-legged adventure companions are invited to partake in a sunrise or morning hike in Acadia National Park. The guides, Denise and Roger, have their own furry companion who may join you for the hike. Note that dogs must be leashed per the national park regulations. See Details
Lamoine State Park Lamoine State Park is a pet-friendly public area in Lamoine, ME. This oceanfront park is hugely popular among tourists looking to get a taste of Maine, and it's a lot quieter than many parks in the area. You and Fido will still get great access to natural beauty: Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, rockbound islands, and a number of lighthouses are located in the vicinity of the park. Dogs are welcome on a leash under six feet from October 1st through March 31st. See Details
Bass Harbor Lighthouse Bass Harbor Lighthouse is a pet-friendly landmark in Bass Harbor, ME. Grounds are open year-round and there is a rocky trail that encompasses the lighthouse along the water. Be sure to wear appropriate non-slip shoes and pack waste bags and water for your pup. See Details
Bubbles Divide Trail This dog-friendly, 1.5-mile hike is a quick way to access the iconic North Bubble, South Bubble, and Bubble Rock. Visitors can take two short spur trails to reach each summit with expansive views of Jordan Pond and the surrounding mountains. Managed by Acadia National Park.

The hike starts at the Bubbles Divide parking lot. Dogs must be leashed.
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