Maine

MAINE DOG-FRIENDLY HIKES

Abbott Mountain Shapleigh, ME 1,078′
Acadia Mountain Mount Desert, ME 681′
Adams Mountain Stoneham, ME 1,690′
Albany Mountain Albany, ME 1,930′
Bald Mountain Rangeley, ME 2,470′
Bald Mountain Woodstock, ME 1,692′
Bald Mountain Dedham, ME 1,261′
Bald Mountain Camden, ME 1,280′
Bald Pate Mountain Bridgton, ME 1,150′
Bald Peak Mount Desert, ME 971′
Bald Rock Mountain Camden, ME 1,100′
Baldpate Mountain – East Peak Grafton, ME 3,780′
Baldpate Mountain – West Peak Grafton, ME 3,662′
Barker Mountain Newry, ME 2,594′
Beech Hill Rockport, ME 533′
Beech Mountain Mount Desert, ME 839′
Big Bald Peak Denmark, ME 1,932′
Big Spencer Mountain T2 R3 Wels, ME 3,206′
Big Squaw Mountain T2 R6, ME 3,196′
Bigelow Mountain (Avery Peak) Dead River, ME 4,088′
Bigelow Mountain (South Horn) Wyman, ME 3,805′
Bigelow Mountain (West Peak) Dead River, ME 4,145′
Black Mountain Rumford, ME 2,350′
Blue Hill Blue Hill, ME 934′
Blueberry Mountain Stoneham, ME 1,781′
Bond Mountain Newfield, ME 941′
Boundary Bald Mountain Bald Mountain, ME 3,640′
Boundary Peak Oxbow, ME 3,855′
Burnt Hill Carrabasset Valley, ME 3,609′
Burnt Meadow Mountain Brownfield, ME 1,575′
Burnt Mountain Nesourdnahunk, ME 1,793′
Butters Mountain Mason, ME 2,246′
Cadillac Mountain Bar Harbor, ME 1,530′
Caribou Mountain T1 R7, ME 3,650′
Caribou Mountain Mason, ME 2,840′
Cedar Swamp Mountain Mount Desert, ME 942′
Champlain Mountain Bar Harbor, ME 1,058′
Coburn Mountain Upper Enchanted, ME 3,717′
Conners Nubble Bar Harbor, ME 591′
Crocker Mountain Carrabasset Valley, ME 4,228′
Day Mountain Mount Desert, ME 583′
Deer Hill Stow, ME 1,367′
Dorr Mountain Bar Harbor, ME 1,270′
Doubletop Mountain T3 R10, ME 3,489′
Douglas Mountain Sebago, ME 1,382′
Durgin Mountain Mason, ME 2,404′
Eagles Crag Mount Desert, ME 702′
East Kennebago Mountain Tim Pond, ME 3,791′
East Royce Mountain Batchelder’s Grant, ME 3,114′
Elephant Mountain Township C, ME 3,772′
Elliot Mountain Mount Desert, ME 456′
Flying Mountain Southwest Harbor, ME 284′
Fort Mountain T6 R10, ME 3,867′
French Mountain Rome, ME 716′
Gilmore Peak Mount Desert, ME 1,030′
Goose Eye Mountain Riley, ME 3,870′
Gorham Mountain Bar Harbor, ME 525′
Great Hill Bar Harbor, ME 552′
Great Pond Mountain Orland, ME 1,030′
Hawk Mountain Waterford, ME 1,061′
Jackson Mountain North of Weld, ME 3,568′
Jockey Cap Fryeburg, ME 600′
Kennebago Divide Seven Ponds, ME 3,775′
Kibby Mountain T2 R7, ME 3,654′
Little Deer Hill Stow, ME 1,090′
Little Jackson Mountain North of Weld, ME 3,470′
Lord Hill Stoneham, ME 1,257′
Low Aziscohos Mountain Lincoln Plantation, ME 3,190′
Mahoosuc Arm Grafton, ME 3,765′
Mansell Mountain Mount Desert, ME 949′
Morrison Hill Farmington, ME 712′
Moxie Mountain Caratunk, ME 2,930′
Mt. Abraham Mt. Abraham, ME 4,050′
Mt. Abram Greenwood, ME 1,990′
Mt. Agamenticus York, ME 691′
Mt. Battie Camden, ME 800′
Mt. Blue Avon, ME 3,187′
Mt. Carlo Riley, ME 3,565′
Mt. Coe T3 R10, ME 3,795′
Mt. Cutler Hiram, ME 1,232′
Mt. Katahdin (Baxter Peak) Mt. Katahdin, ME 5,267′
Mt. Katahdin (Chimney Peak) Mt. Katahdin, ME 4,910′
Mt. Katahdin (Hamlin Peak) Mt. Katahdin, ME 4,756′
Mt. Katahdin (Pamola) Mt. Katahdin, ME 4,919′
Mt. Katahdin (South Peak) Mt. Katahdin, ME 5,240′
Mt. Megunticook Camden, ME 1,385′
Mt. Phillip Rome, ME 755′
Mt. Redington Redington, ME 4,010′
Mt. Tire’m Waterford, ME 1,104′
Mt. Tom Fryeburg, ME 1,073′
Mt. Will Newry, ME 1,726′
North Brother T6 R10, ME 4,151′
North Bubble Mount Desert, ME 872′
Norumbega Mountain Mount Desert, ME 852′
Observatory Mountain Lincoln Plantation, ME 2,530′
Old Speck Mountain Grafton, ME 4,180′
Ossipee Hill Waterboro, ME 1,058′
Parkman Mountain Mount Desert, ME 941′
Peary Mountain Brownfield, ME 958′
Pemetic Mountain Bar Harbor, ME 1,247′
Penobscot Mountain Mount Desert, ME 1,196′
Picket Mountain Newfield, ME 850′
Pine Hill Lovell, ME 1,250′
Pleasant Mountain Denmark, ME 2,006′
Province Mountain Newfield, ME 1,176′
Ragged Mountain Camden, ME 1,310′
Randall Mountain Parsonsfield, ME 1,110′
Rattlesnake Mountain Casco, ME 1,035′
Red Rock Mountain Mason, ME 2,141′
Round Mountain Albany, ME 1,827′
Sabattus Mountain Lovell, ME 1,253′
Saddleback Mountain Sandy River, ME 4,116′
Saddleback Mountain – The Horn Madrid, ME 4,041′
Sargent Mountain Mount Desert, ME 1,373′
Sawyer Mountain Limington, ME 1,200′
Schoodic Mountain T9SD, ME 1,069′
Snow Mountain Alder Stream, ME 3,960′
Snow Mountain Upper Cupsuptic, ME 3,784′
South Brother T3 R10, ME 3,970′
South Bubble Mount Desert, ME 768′
South Crocker Mountain Carrabasset Valley, ME 4,050′
South Turner Mountain Mt. Katahdin, ME 3,122′
Spaulding Mountain Mt. Abraham, ME 4,010′
Speckled Mountain Stoneham, ME 2,906′
Speckled Mountain Peru, ME 2,183′
Spruce Hill Batchelder’s Grant, ME 2,500′
St. Sauveur Mountain Mount Desert, ME 690′
Starks Mountain Fryeburg, ME 1,037′
Stone Mountain Brownfield, ME 1,624′
Streaked Mountain Hebron, ME 1,770′
Sugarloaf Mountain Carrabassett Valley, ME 4,250′
Sunday River Whitecap Newry, ME 3,335′
The Beehive Bar Harbor, ME 540′
The Owl T3 R10, ME 3,736′
The Roost Batchelder’s Grant, ME 1,374′
Trout Brook Mountain T6 R9, ME 1,767′
Tumbledown Mountain North of Weld, ME 3,090′
Tumbledown Mountain – West Peak North of Weld, ME 3,068′
Tunk Mountain T10SD, ME 1,157′
White Cap Mountain Seven Ponds, ME 3,856′
Whitecap Mountain Rumford, ME 2,214′
Wiggin Mountain Parsonsfield, ME 1,305′

 

MAINE DOG-FRIENDLY BEACHES

Dogs are not allowed on state beaches and you will have to wait until the off-season to take advantage of most of the town beaches.

Recommended Dog-Friendly Beaches
York Harbor Beach.  A big, convenient parking lot next to a wide sand beach in a sheltered cove.  You have to arrive early or come late in the summer but your dog can play here under voice control.
Old Orchard Beach.  A classic resort beach with plenty of white sand and a long fishing pier. No dogs allowed on the beach mid-day during the summer but you don’t have to get off the beach until 10:00 a.m.
Drakes Island Beach.  Wells is a dog-friendly place with several beaches. Drakes Island is a wonderful, secluded choice.

Downeast/Acadia

Bar Harbor – Acadia National Park
NO DOGS ON BEACH BUT ALLOWED ON TRAILS

Boothbay Harbor – Barrett Park
LEASHED DOGS ALLOWED ON BEACH

Grimes Cove Beach
LEASHED DOGS ALLOWED ON BEACH

Castine – Back Shore Beach
DOGS ALLOWED ON BEACH UNDER VOICE CONTROL OR ON A LEASH 

Dennysville – Cobscook Bay State Park
NO DOGS ON BEACH

Eastport – Shackford Head State Park
NO DOGS ON BEACH

Lamoine – Lamoine Beach
LEASHED DOGS ALLOWED ON BEACH

Lubec – Quoddy Head State Park
DOGS ALLOWED ON CARRYING PLACE COVE BEACH OUTSIDE PARK

Rogue Bluffs – Rogue Bluffs State Park
NO DOGS ALLOWED ON BEACH

Seal Harbor – Town Beach
DOGS ALLOWED ON BEACH OCTOBER 15 TO MAY 15

Stockton Springs – Sandy Point Beach
DOGS ALLOWED ON BEACH

Midcoast

Brunswick – Thomas Point Beach
NO DOGS ALLOWED ON THE BEACH DURING EVENTS

Georgetown
Reid State Park
NO DOGS ALLOWED ON BEACH

Owls Head – Birch Point State Park
NO DOGS ALLOWED ON BEACH

Phippsburg – Popham Beach State Park
NO DOGS ALLOWED ON BEACH

Town Beach
DOGS ALLOWED ON BEACH

Richmond – Peacock Beach State Park
NO DOGS ON BEACH

Greater Portland

Cape Elizabeth – Crescent Beach State Park
NO DOGS ON BEACH

Portland – East End Beach
CAN BE UNDER VOICE CONTROL FROM DAY AFTER LABOR DAY TO DAY BEFORE MEMORIAL DAY; NO DOGS IN SUMMER

Scarborough – Ferry Beach State Park
NO DOGS ON BEACH

Higgins Beach
DOGS ALLOWED ON BEACH EXCEPT MID-DAY DURING THE SUMMER

Pine Point Beach
DOGS ALLOWED ON BEACH EXCEPT MID-DAY DURING THE SUMMER

Scarborough Beach State Park
NO DOGS ON BEACH

Western Beach
DOGS ALLOWED ON BEACH EXCEPT MID-DAY DURING THE SUMMER

South Portland – Willard Beach
DOGS ALLOWED ON BEACH FROM OCTOBER THROUGH APRIL AND MAY THROUGH SEPTEMBER BETWEEN 6 AM AND 9 AM

Southern Coast

Biddeford – Beach Avenue
LEASHED DOGS ALLOWED ON BEACH EXCEPT DURING THE HOURS BETWEEN 9 AM AND 8 PM FROM MAY 25 TO SEPTEMBER 15

Biddeford Pool
LEASHED DOGS ALLOWED ON BEACH EXCEPT DURING THE HOURS BETWEEN 9 AM AND 8 PM FROM MAY 25 TO SEPTEMBER 15

Fortunes Rocks Beach
LEASHED DOGS ALLOWED ON BEACH EXCEPT DURING THE HOURS BETWEEN 9 AM AND 8 PM FROM MAY 25 TO SEPTEMBER 15

Hills Beach
LEASHED DOGS ALLOWED ON BEACH EXCEPT DURING THE HOURS BETWEEN 9 AM AND 8 PM FROM MAY 25 TO SEPTEMBER 15

Rotary Beach Park
LEASHED DOGS ALLOWED ON BEACH EXCEPT DURING THE HOURS BETWEEN 9 AM AND 8 PM FROM MAY 25 TO SEPTEMBER 15

Kennebunk
Gooch’s Beach
FROM THE DAY FOLLOWING LABOR DAY UNTIL JUNE 15 DOGS ALLOWED ANYTIME; OTHERWISE DOGS NOT ALLOWED ON BEACH BETWEEN 9 AM AND 5 PM

Middle Beach
FROM THE DAY FOLLOWING LABOR DAY UNTIL JUNE 15 DOGS ALLOWED ANYTIME; OTHERWISE DOGS NOT ALLOWED ON BEACH BETWEEN 9 AM AND 5 PM

Mother’s Beach
FROM THE DAY FOLLOWING LABOR DAY UNTIL JUNE 15 DOGS ALLOWED ANYTIME; OTHERWISE DOGS NOT ALLOWED ON BEACH BETWEEN 9 AM AND 5 PM

Parson’s Beach
FROM THE DAY FOLLOWING LABOR DAY UNTIL JUNE 15 DOGS ALLOWED ANYTIME; OTHERWISE DOGS NOT ALLOWED ON BEACH BETWEEN 9 AM AND 5 PM

Kennebunkport
Arundel Beach
FROM THE DAY FOLLOWING LABOR DAY UNTIL JUNE 15 DOGS ALLOWED ANYTIME; OTHERWISE DOGS NOT ALLOWED ON BEACH BETWEEN 9 AM AND 5 PM

Cleaves Cove Beach
FROM THE DAY FOLLOWING LABOR DAY UNTIL JUNE 15 DOGS ALLOWED ANYTIME; OTHERWISE DOGS NOT ALLOWED ON BEACH BETWEEN 9 AM AND 5 PM

Colony Beach
FROM THE DAY FOLLOWING LABOR DAY UNTIL JUNE 15 DOGS ALLOWED ANYTIME; OTHERWISE DOGS NOT ALLOWED ON BEACH BETWEEN 9 AM AND 5 PM

Goose Rocks Beach
FROM THE DAY FOLLOWING LABOR DAY UNTIL JUNE 15 DOGS ALLOWED ANYTIME; OTHERWISE DOGS NOT ALLOWED ON BEACH BEWTEEN 9 AM AND 5 PM

Kittery
Fort Foster Park
DOGS ALLOWED ON BEACH

Seapoint Beach
DOGS ALLOWED BEFORE 10 AM AND AFTER 5 PM

Ogunquit
Foot Bridge Beach
NO DOGS MAY 1 TO OCTOBER 15

Moody Beach
NO DOGS MAY 1 TO OCTOBER 15

Ogunquit Beach
NO DOGS MAY 1 TO OCTOBER 15

Old Orchard Beach
DOGS ARE ALLOWED ON THE BEACH ANYTIME EXCEPT MEMORIAL DAY TO LABOR DAY FROM 10 AM TO 5 PM

Saco
Bayview Beach
LEASHED DOGS ALLOWED ON BEACH

Wells
Drakes Island Beach
FROM 6/16 TO 9/15 NO DOGS ALLOWED ON BEACH FROM 8 AM TO 6 PM; BEFORE 8 AM AND AFTER 6 PM UNDER CHARGE OF RESPONSIBLE PERSON; ANYTIME FROM 9/16 TO 6/15

Wells Beach
FROM 6/16 TO 9/15 NO DOGS ALLOWED ON BEACH FROM 8 AM TO 6 PM; BEFORE 8 AM AND AFTER 6 PM UNDER CHARGE OF RESPONSIBLE PERSON; ANYTIME FROM 9/16 TO 6/15

York – Cape Neddick Beach
YES! DOGS ALLOWED ON BEACH

Harbor Beach
IN SUMMER NO DOGS ALLOWED ON BEACH FROM 8 AM TO 6 PM; ANYTIME OFF-SEASON

Long Sands Beach
IN SUMMER NO DOGS ALLOWED ON BEACH FROM 8 AM TO 6 PM; ANYTIME OFF-SEASON

Short Sands Beach
IN SUMMER NO DOGS ALLOWED ON BEACH FROM 8 AM TO 6 PM; ANYTIME OFF-SEASON

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