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The ultimate guide to enjoying Maine with your pets!

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WELCOME Maine, New England’s largest and northernmost state, is known around the world as one of the best places to vacation ... hence the name “Vacationland”. Maine is famous for mouth-watering lobster, picturesque lighthouses (more than 60!), over 3,400 miles of beaches (more coastline than California!), the Maine State Animal the mighty moose, the first national park established east of the Mississippi River ... Acadia National Park, L.L.Bean (who doesn’t love a trip to “Beans”!), delicious blueberries (our very own Wild Blueberry Land) and, of course, majestic mountains. Maine’s equally proud to be known as one of the most pet-friendly states in the US! Even President Obama brought the “first dog” (Bo) to Maine for the family vacation. Maine towns have made numerous pet-friendly lists ... One Green Planet and the TravelChannel voted Bar Harbor the 2nd and 3rd most pet-friendly town in the US respectively, pettravel.com

listed Maine as a pet-friendly state and FidoFriendly Magazine selected Portland as one of the “50 Best of the Best in the Dog World”. Maine’s so pet-friendly it boasts a monthly newspaper, Downeast Dog News, written entirely about the dog community (visit: downeastdognews. com). petMAINE, Maine’s only statewide travel guide written exclusively for people traveling with their pets, offers information about pet-friendly lodging, restaurants, activities, and communities ... plus, an all-inclusive list of the state’s best pet-friendly parks, beaches and trails! The Boston Globe is quoted as saying petMAINE “is a must-have for folks who can’t bear to leave Rover at home.” We hope you enjoy our state and our guide and find it a valuable resource in making your stay in Maine with your pets even better!

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PET PARK ETIQUETTE Miss Manners would be pleased— most of Maine’s dog parks are peaceful places. So too are its dog-friendly beaches. This is mostly due to the fact that park and beach pet etiquette is well-known, well publicized, usually well posted and encouraged by all throughout the state. If you are visiting the Pine Tree State, however, are a first-time pet park/beach stroller, or simply missed the memo about how to navigate through public pet spaces with your animal, the following tips might prove useful. The two most important things to remember are that these places are shared properties— and the goal when visiting is to have fun! Both require that you pay attention to your companion at all times, and that you get along with other pets and their owners. • According to Maine statute, anyone who uses a dog park does so at their own risk. (This is true for any recreational area in Maine open to the public.) • Also according to Maine law, any damage or injury caused by a pet is the responsibility of the owner. • Disposing of your dog’s waste swiftly is a must! (Some parks have disposable

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bags available, others do not. Always bring your own, just in case.) Dogs must be supervised at all times, even when they are off-leash. If your dog becomes aggressive or hyper-active or in some other way disruptive, it’s your responsibility to remove him or her from the park. Dogs must be leashed while entering or exiting the park. Most parks require that dogs carry proper identification, license and rabies tags. Female dogs in heat are typically prohibited from parks. Although tough to prohibit, “mounting” by dogs should be broken up immediately when it occurs. Dogs should be discouraged from digging holes and burying objects. Some parks have sources of water for pets. Bring a bottle for your dog to be on the safe side. Better yet, bring water to share.

These same guidelines apply to Maine’s pet-friendly beaches. What’s most important at these sites is to observe regulations regarding when during the day and during the year dogs are allowed off-leash.

STATE PARK RULES Please observe the following rules when on state-controlled land such as the state parks. Pets must be on a leash not exceeding four feet in length and must not be left unattended. No pets are allowed on beaches.

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Pet owners must immediately clean up fecal deposits left by their pets. No pets are allowed in Sebago Lake State Park Campground or Baxter State Park. For more information, go online to www. maine.gov/doc/parks/programs.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Pet-friendly ‌ Southern Maine 6 Published by RFB Advertising LLC & Downeast Dog News Publisher: Wendi Smith Editor: Dan Marois Sales: Wendi Smith, Jennifer Rich, Pat Demos Design: Katie Grant, K Grant Design kgrantdesign.com RFB Advertising LLC & Maine Pet News LLC 266 Meadow St. Rockport, ME 04856 (207) 230-0260 info@gotravelmaine.com www.gotravelmaine.com www.downeastdognews.com Mobile: finditinme.com All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. Disclaimer: All reasonable efforts have been made to verify the information contained herein at the time of publication. The copyright holder assumes no responsibility and disclaims all liability for errors, omissions or for the suitability, whether stated or implied, of the park, beach or trail for use by human or canine. Rules, restrictions, hours of operation, city ordinances and state laws are subject to change. Phone numbers and/or Web addresses have been provided to obtain and verify current information. Note: Admissible into Canada FREE OF DUTY under tariff item 98080000.000. Land exempt from Federal Sales Tax. Volume 5

Greater Portland 10 Midcoast Maine 12 Acadia & Downeast

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Western Maine 20 Cabin Retreats 22 Lodging 24 Staycations 27 Maine Weddings 28 Kennels, Daycares & Pet Sitters 30 Rescue Providers 32 Dog Doings Calendar

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Restaurants 34 Pet Stores & Maine-made Products 36 Veterinary Care 38 Golfing with Your Dog

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THE YORKS

The seacoast area is awash in history and the group of villages known as “The Yorks” has been fortunate enough to preserve its fair share of it. York Village, York Harbor, York Beach and Cape Neddick have their own personalities and each has something different to offer. For outdoor lovers, York offers walks, kayaking, parasailing and scuba diving, plus whale-watching trips. There are bathhouses at Long Sands Beach and Short Sands Beach, which has a playground and basketball courts. York Harbor Beach is sandy and sheltered. Walk the two-mile Boat Harbor Trail, and don’t miss the Cliff Walk flanked by 19th-century homes, beaches and views. Cross York Harbor’s Wiggly Bridge, the smallest suspension bridge in the world, this leads to the Stedman Woods bird sanctuary and walking trails. Mount Agamenticus, 692 feet, provides horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking and views. As each year passes, the area becomes more of a destination for weddings, family reunions, or just a place to get away. Many of the lodging facilities have “pet-friendly” rooms or there are a few businesses in the local area where visitors can board their pets. Many residents and visitors enjoy the 6

pet-friendly beaches with their dogs, even during the summer months. From May - September, dogs are allowed on the beach from sunrise until 8:00am for exercise off leash, but under the owner’s control. From 6:00pm until sunrise, dogs are allowed back on the beach as long as they are leashed. Nubble Lighthouse is one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world and is a popular spot for residents and visitors alike. It has a small park with benches that make it a peaceful place to rest and reflect. Once a summer-season-only resort area, York has become a year-round vacation destination. The Museums of Old York maintain numerous historic buildings including Jefferds’ Tavern, the John Hancock Wharf, the Old Goal (America’s oldest jail), the Emerson-Wilcox House. This museum is located in the heart of York Village and offers lectures and special events throughout the year. It is open for tours in the summertime. Lobstering, fishing, boat building and farming were the foundations of the economy until the late 1800s when the southern Maine coast began to attract summer visitors in large numbers.

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PET-FRIENDLY SOUTHERN MAINE Ogunquit is often considered one of the best beaches in Maine and New England. The 3.5 miles of fine white sand with natural dunes make it a picture perfect spot for your Maine visit. Dogs are permitted on Ogunquit Beach only from October 1st to March 31st. You can find some other beaches in York and Wells that allow dogs during the summer, but usually before 8 AM and after 6 PM. You can easily walk around the downtown village of Ogunquit to find unique restaurants, lots of accommodation choices, and pleasant shopping experiences. Ogunquit began to lure fine artists to the area in the late 1880’s, when they

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found an artist’s paradise at Perkins Cove. By the end of the 19th century, Ogunquit had become a well-established artist colony that thrives today with art galleries and studios and Ogunquit’s very own Museum of American Art. If you are looking for an easy to moderate hiking with your family and four-legged friend, Mount Agamenticus is for you. There are many options for shorter and longer hikes, good signage at trail heads, and lots of opportunities to be alone in the wood and one with nature. After dark, Ogunquit comes alive with dance clubs, bars, lounges and night spots with entertainment.

PET FRIENDLY! OCEAN VIEWS LODGING & DINING BEACH, CLIFF WALKS WWW.YORKHARBORINN.COM

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THE LODGE AT KENNEBUNK When in southern Maine, or the Kennebunks, the place to stay is The Lodge at Kennebunk; known as the affordable alternative. If you are considering vacationing or traveling with your family pet (dog, cat or even a monkey) the Lodge at Kennebunk is the place to stay (yes, that is correct, a chimpanzee stayed there). The Lodge at Kennebunk is situated on 8 acres and is centrally located within a ten minute drive from the Kennebunk beaches, 20 minutes from Ogunquit and 1/4 mile from The Eastern Trail.

All these places are wonderfully petfriendly. The Eastern trail is the perfect place to walk, or run, alone or with your pets because it extends for miles and no motorized vehicles are allowed. We know how important your four-legged family members are and welcome them at our hotel. We have a certain number of guestrooms designated as “pet-friendly� to accommodate those traveling with their pets. We recommend you call ahead at (207) 985-9010, and ask about our pet policy and availability.

Quiet 8 acre setting convenient to highway. Minutes to Kennebunkport Shopping, Dining and Beaches.

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PET-FRIENDLY GREATER PORTLAND PORTLAND

“Dog-friendly,” when applied to a town or city, is a subjective term. Experts base their rankings either on the quality of dog-friendly accommodations, parks, beaches, etc., or on the quantity of those same amenities. In Maine—where we care about “how life should be” not just for us but also for our dogs—we consider both. Although residents regard the state overall as an

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exceptionally dog-friendly place, four areas truly stand out on the dog-ometer: Portland, Rockland, Bar Harbor and Rangeley. In Portland, a woman walks into a convenience store to buy a cup of coffee and the clerk offers free dog biscuits for her German shepherd. Pet owners desperate to find their lost dogs tack posters on city telephone poles. A

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PET-FRIENDLY GREATER PORTLAND shopper in a mall parking lot calls the police to report that someone has left two dogs in a hot car. These are normal occurrences in dog-friendly Portland, which FidoFriendly Magazine has selected as one of the “50 Best of the Best in the Dog World.” Ask dog walkers at any of the city’s plentiful dog parks and you’ll find out why this coastal city more than deserves the honor: There are lots of dogs in Portland. By one calculation (developed by the American Veterinary Medical Association) the city’s dog census is close to 17,000. Portland area shelters are welcoming destinations for thousands of rescue dogs coming to Maine from other states, including Alabama, Georgia and Indiana. Annual dog events abound in Greater Portland and draw hundreds of attendees and animals. These include the Woofminster Amateur Dog Show & Cover Challenge and Paws in the

Park, which this year marks the 100th anniversary of the Animal Refuge League—more evidence in itself of Portland’s dog-friendliness. One of the country’s first-ever selfserve dog washes opened in Portland seven years ahead of the curve. CNN and YouTube have both featured it. So, whether you’re vacationing in Portland or moving here, you’ll find it to be one of Maine’s (and New England’s) most welcoming cities for you AND your pets! Photo by Appleton Images

Located in the village of Freeport, Maine, the Candlebay Inn is a quaint, dog-friendly bed and breakfast within walking distance to outlet stores and restaurants.

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PET-FRIENDLY MIDCOAST MAINE

1959 with a wide selection of gifts and souvenirs. Through a well marked soft pine trail, you can find yourself enjoying a stroll on the two mile long Cliff Trail. This is a leisurely hour long hike that takes you through wooded areas and to an ocean side 150’ high cliff along the way. Most fitness levels can handle the trail though there are two short steep inclines. Harpswell • Bailey Island • Orrs Island Ma

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The glaciers of the Ice Age formed nearby Harpswell with one of the most distinct geographic landscapes in Maine. On the west is a single peninsula, Harpswell Neck, a thin finger of granite, pine and rolling meadows. To the east, Harpswell consists of three islands Great, Orr’s and Bailey, each joined by bridges. With its 216 miles of coastline, you’ll find a scenic ride through coves, inlets and woodlands in Harpswell. For dramatic coastal scenery, take a walk on the Giant’s Stairs. The rock formations here are a geologist’s dream, but even a layman can appreciate the gigantic forces that shaped this coastline going back 500 million years. Connecting Orr’s Island to Bailey Island near Harpswell is the Cribstone Bridge, with its remarkable engineering design of rock and concrete designed to withstand the toll taken by ocean waters and tides flowing freely through it. It is the only remaining granite cribstone bridge in the world. The Land’s End Gift Shop has been a popular shopping spot here since

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PET-FRIENDLY MIDCOAST MAINE BOOTHBAY HARBOR

There are miles of hiking trails just waiting to be discovered that offer everything from relaxed strolls to challenging hikes in Boothbay Harbor. Spend a peaceful afternoon amid stunning gardens or at a tranquil park, or exploring the seaside village and all its charm. With a long history of fishing, ice cutting, shipbuilding, and lumber as local industries in the 18th and 19th century, Boothbay is the largest boating harbor north of Boston and is sometimes called the boating capital of New England. Take a tour of one of the lighthouses in the area or sign up for an excursion on one of the sightseeing tours. Particular favorites are the dolphin and whale watching excursions or the puffin cruises that seek out the unusual looking birds. The Boothbay Railway Village offers rides on an authentic steam locomotive that winds its way around a recreated Maine coastal village. You’ll learn about the technology of steam engines and automobiles and you might even score a ride in one of the Railway’s Ford Model Ts. Here you’ll also find the Maine Botanical Gardens, where the landscape is spectacular with many varied gardens to view. The gardens change with the season so multiple visits bring new floral experiences each time. Dogs are allowed in the parking areas at the gardens and on an adjacent dog trail.

CAMDEN

Camden is known for its small town charm filled with ocean front views, unique shopping experiences and popular eateries specializing in Maine seafood. Camden’s slogan is “Where the Mountains Meet the Sea,” paying tribute to its location between rolling hills and the Atlantic Ocean. Camden has received numerous accolades where Down East Magazine called it the Best Harbor and Prettiest Village, Budget Travel called it one of America’s Top 10 Coolest Small Towns and Forbes Magazine called it one of America’s Top 10 Prettiest Small Towns. Be sure to see Camden’s Village Green, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., one of America’s most prominent landscape architects. He wanted the design to be a simple, unadorned place, with a long sweeping lawn visible from downtown, along with tree plantings, gardens, and shrubs of varying heights to screen neighboring buildings. It is a great spot to relax and refresh. You can also hike at nearby Camden Hills State Park where an array of trails rewards you with spectacular panoramas of the area. During the summer, pick wild blueberries and snack your way to the top of the trail. In the glorious fall, pick apples at a nearby orchard. Rent bikes and leaf peep on two wheels in the brisk fall air, or take the bikes by ferry to an island and pedal the perimeter.

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Boothbay • Boothbay Harbor • Capitol Island • East Boothbay • Edgecomb Monhegan • Newcastle • Southport • Trevett • Westport • Woolwich

We’re ready to welcome you and your four-legged family members. Experience one of Maine’s most welcoming pet-friendly communities. In the Village you’ll find specialty pet stores to browse and merchants offering a cool, well-deserved drink of water; how about a pet massage? Maybe you’d like to head out on the water together—no problem— many captains welcome leashed and well-behaved pets aboard. When it’s time to settle in for the night—no matter your preference— we’ve got that perfect, and perfectly comfortable, spot to curl up in for a great night’s rest.

Find a complete list of pet friendly businesses or request your FREE Visitor Guide at BoothbayHarbor.com

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Railway Village

Where History Moves You

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Family Free FUR All Saturday, June 4 • 10 – 4 p.m. Check out our website for details! This event is sponsored by:

Vintage Village & Antique Autos

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Festivals , Events and More!

www. RailwayVillage.org On Route 27, Boothbay, Maine

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Year ‘round Designated Pet Suites May - October Designated Pet Cottages Available

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BAR HARBOR

Bar Harbor is the best known and largest town in the northeast section of Mount Desert Island and leads to one of the entrances to Acadia National Park. Four million visitors are inspired by a visit to Acadia National Park in Maine every year. The Park comprises 49,000+ acres of rock-bound coast on Mount Desert Island, a portion of the Schoodic Peninsula on the mainland, and offshore islands. There are 100 miles of hiking trails and 45 miles of carriage roads in the park where pets are permitted with certain restrictions and guidelines. For a great view of the Bar Harbor area, take Shore Path, which starts near

the town pier and continues along the eastern shore. Bar Island, which you can walk to at low tide, gives you a spectacular view when you look back toward Bar Harbor with the towering mountain in the background. Bar Harbor is home to College of the Atlantic where you can visit the George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History that investigates, interprets, and displays the natural world of Maine. You can walk, hike, and bike just about anywhere which makes the Bar Harbor area a destination not to be missed on your visit to Maine.

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EASTPORT

At the Port of Eastport you can see the fishermen bring in their catch of lobsters, scallops, clams, mussels, crabs, mackerel and halibut to the Breakwater pier, where visitors can fish without a license. Keep an eye open for whale-spotting from shore, or take a halfday whale-watch trip. The walkable downtown is a National Historic District, with 29 restored buildings. It’s a very satisfying walk, up one side of Water Street and down the other, with views over the Bay and plenty of opportunities to stop for a cup of coffee and a meal. Whether you arrive in Eastport by car, boat or plane, you’ll find

Family owned and operated, offering the best of Downeast hospitality at a great price.

a variety of accommodations in the area, from motels and B&Bs to campgrounds. Be sure to bring your passport as you can travel to nearby New Brunswick, Canada by car-ferry or road to experience their history and culture. The Eastport Pirate Festival takes place each September when the town celebrates everything about pirates. Competitions, food, and special events will have you sipping the ale and talking like a pirate. Visit the West Quoddy Lighthouse in neighboring Lubec, Maine to see the eastern lighthouse in the United States.

The Acadia Sunrise Motel offers our guests & their pets beautiful views of Acadia National Park. Conveniently located close to Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, Ellsworth and Downeast Maine.

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Situated in the Androscoggin River valley surrounded by some of the highest mountains in Maine, Bethel was first settled in 1768. Now a quiet resort town, it is full of quaint shops and tranquil streets where visitors can enjoy a casual stroll to experience its New England village charm. Year round recreation abounds with the likes of hiking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and golf in the spring and summer. The fall foliage in the area is among the best in Maine. The Bethel area offers many choices for accommodations and eateries. You’ll find many B&B Inns that offer an intimate, home like setting and there are plenty of choices from among the locally run restaurants, lounges and pubs. The Sunday River complex offers hotels and lodges with accommodations such as health and fitness centers, saunas, swimming pools and spa services. Camps, cottages, vacation rentals and campgrounds round out the available places to stay. Grafton Notch State Parks offer wonderful opportunities to commune with nature. Nearby and convenient access will bring you to areas around the Appalachian Trail for hikes and bird watching. And you can literally find gems in 20

Bethel. There are places that offer mining excursions in search of mica, beryl, quartz, and tourmaline, Maine treasures that are plentiful in the area.

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Bridgton is surrounded by lakes and rolling hills and is a haven for outdoor recreation. Long Lake, Highland Lake and Moose Pond are well known stops for boating, canoeing, kayaking, fishing and other water sports. You’ll find plenty of public beaches and public access to these Maine treasures. If hiking is your interest, take a jaunt to the top of Pleasant Mountain where you’ll get a choice view of the natural beauty of the surrounding area. You’ll enjoy a stroll downtown where you’ll find gift shops, antique and craft stores, restaurants and specialty shops. Walk through Pondicherry Park, a 66 acre nature preserve in the center of town. The wood chipped pathway leads you deep into the park where there are signs of beaver, deer, mink, woodpeckers, and spotted salamanders. For accommodations, you’ll find excellent choices including cottages, motels, inns and extended vacation rentals.

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PET-FRIENDLY WESTERN MAINE RANGELEY & OQUOSSOC

This resort area of 99 percent forest and water provides ideal vacations in all four season of the year. With more than 110 clear lakes, ponds, and streams, thousands of acres of untamed timberland filled with wildlife and plant life you’ll always find an adventure waiting for you and your pet. As new flowers and vegetation make their appearance, one of the highlights of spring is the start of open water fishing. In lakes, ponds, rivers and streams you can fish for prized land locked salmon, trout, bass and perch. For bird watching visit the Audubon Society’s 100-acre bird sanctuary on Hunter Cover. During summer, there is no lack of outdoor sports and activities to pick from and an abundance of places to recreate with you furry family member. The hills provide miles of scenic hiking trails including a rugged section of the Appalachian Trail. You have plenty of water sports such as canoeing, kayaking, water skiing and more fishing. If hitting the links is what you’re looking for you’ll find that in Rangeley as well. Expect the foliage season to peak

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from late September to mid-October. Thousands of acres of woodland provide you with rolling hills filled with breathtaking colors and beauty. With the snows and dropping temperatures come Nordic and alpine skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and ice fishing. If you snowmobile, you’ll appreciate the more than 150 miles of groomed snowmobile trails. These trails are part of the local Interstate Trail System that connects with the New Hampshire and Canadian systems. Or visit Rangeley State Park with its 690 acres of woodland and lakes for all year outdoor fun (see the state park rules on page 4). Whatever season you visit the Rangeley Lakes Region you’ll find excellent pet-friendly accommodations, including cottages, inns, motels, B&Bs, campgrounds and condos. Your visit will be complete with the great variety of restaurants, shops, galleries, and attractions such as museums, covered bridges and entertainment centers.

Ideally located on the shore of Mooselookmeguntic lake, our resort is a amazing place to bring your pet, and relax. Enjoy everything from swimming, boating, hiking, long peaceful walks, or just relaxing on the dock or by the fire with your pets!

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PET-FRIENDLY CABIN RETREATS Maine is often considered one of the most dog friendly states in America. A popular website dedicated to finding the best resources for traveling and vacationing with dogs in Maine lists nearly 1000 lodging establishments that are pet friendly. “Many of our hotels are pet friendly,” said Don Haggett, Director of Sales for Lafayette Hotels, from his office at the Merry Manor in South Portland. “Millions of Americans travel with their pets and by accepting pets it opens up this segment of traveling public to us.” The same website references 100 locations that offer cabin retreats for your four legged friends. Locations include 207.236.2929 info@pinegrovemaine.com Pet Friendly!

Charming, efficiency cottages with private decks, BBQ grills, on 3 pine-covered acres. Studios, 1 or 2 bdrms; heat/AC, free WiFi, cable, 1 w/jacuzzi and fireplace. 2 Miles to beach. Located in Lincolnville - 4 miles north of Camden Village. www.pinegrovemaine.com

such notable seaside areas as Bar Harbor, Lincolnville, Rockport, Camden, Boothbay Harbor, Portland, Old Orchard Beach and Ogunquit. Inland locations near mountains and lakes include Greenville, Bethel, Belgrade, and Carrabassett Valley. There’s even a pet friendly cabin retreat on the famous Monhegan Island. Cabin rentals usually require advanced reservations to accommodate pets and most have an additional fee added to the overnight stay. Some have weight restrictions and other guidelines. It is best to check in advance so that there are no surprises on arrival. Some of the coastal cabin retreats, especially near Bar Harbor, even offer ferry boat tours and windjammer boat excursions that allow your dog to go on the adventure. You’ll be surprised to find that there’s a carriage tour in Bar Harbor that allows your dog to be in the horse drawn buggy when it is hired for a private tour. John Willard, owner of The Birches Resort in Rockwood for over 40 years, has always been committed to dog friendly lodging. “We never have any

THE BIRCHES RESORT on Moosehead Lake, Maine’s largest lake

Pet Friendly Lodging, Outdoor Recreation, and Dining Bring your furry or feathered family member to enjoy 11,000 acres of wilderness trails and over half a mile of prime shore frontage. We offer many types of accommodations ranging from tent or RV sites, lodge rooms, rustic log cabins, or large homes. All are on the water! The Birches Resort, Rockwood, Maine www.Birches.com // info@birches.com, 207-534-7588 // Like us on Facebook

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PET-FRIENDLY CABIN RETREATS problems, though we ask that owners have dogs under leash and voice control at all times,” he said. “We have lots of shore frontage and over 40 miles of trails in 11,000 acres for our guests to explore.” Willard loves dogs so much that he has started hosting foster dogs on his property from local shelters in hopes of finding them a permanent home. Pet owner, Kathleen Nation from Monmouth, has had great experiences in Maine traveling with her rescue Setter Hound and two Leonbergers that she describes as “small horses.” She’s enjoyed accommodations at the York Harbor Inn in York Harbor, the Recompense Campground in Freeport, and at the Lily Bay State Park in Greenville. Nation offers a few suggestions for creating comfortable retreats with your pets: • Always bring a doggie bag with you on your excursion. The bag should include food, treats, and a retractable water dish. Include any special toys that your dog likes to play with. • Most retreat locations require

dogs be on a set leash, not a retractable one. Standard leashes are six feet in length though some facilities, lodging, and parks require four feet lengths. Be sure to take along any medications that your dog might be taking. If you are going to be in a location for an extended period, it might be wise to find a list of local veterinarians. Many pet friendly accommodations might already have a listing available for guests. It almost goes without saying, but travelers should take care of disposing of their dog waste in appropriate bags or at waste stations. Follow all guidelines and regulations at lodging establishments and public places. Guidelines are put in place to insure that all visitors have a positive experience while traveling with their pets. All it takes is one irresponsible dog owner to make a terrible experience for others.

Featured PET-FRIENDLY CAMPGROUNDS Hid’n Pines Family Campground/ Powder Horn Family Camping Resort Cascade Rd., Old Orchard Beach (207) 934-2352/4733 mainecampgrounds.com mainefamilycamping.com

Oceanfront Camping @ Reach Knolls 670 Reach Road, Brooklin (207) 359-5555 reachknolls.com

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PET-FRIENDLY LODGING STATEWIDE:

MIDCOAST CONTINUED:

Lafayette Properties Statewide, see ad on page 25

Flagship Inn Boothbay, see ad on page 16

SOUTHERN MAINE:

Grand Harbor Inn Camden, see ad on page 17

Alouette Beach Resort Old Orchard Beach, see ad on page 8 Beach Walk Oceanfront Inn Old Orchard Beach, see ad on page 8 Captain Jefferds Inn Kennbeunkport, see ad on page 8 Lodge at Kennebunk Kennebunk, see ad on page 9

Granite Inn Rockland, see ad on page 16 Lord Camden Inn Camden, see ad on page 17 Pine Grove Cottages Lincolnville, see ad on page 22

BANGOR / ACADIA /DOWNEAST:

Neptune Beach Hotel & Suites Old Orchard Beach, see ad on page 8

Acadia Sunrise Motel Trenton, see ad on page 19

Shorelands Guest Resort Kennebunkport, see ad below

The Colony at Hull’s Cove Hulls Cove, see ad on page 18

York Harbor Inn York Harbor, see ad on page 7

MAINE HIGHLANDS:

GREATER PORTLAND:

The Birches Rockwood, see ad on page 22

Candlebay Inn Freeport, see ad on page 11

WESTERN MAINE:

Falmouth Inn Falmouth, see ad on page 11

Bald Mountain Camps Resort Oquossoc, see ad on page 21

MIDCOAST: 16 Bay View Hotel Camden, see ad on page 17

A short walk to beach

Bay Leaf Cottages Lincolnville Beach, see ad on page 16 Country Inn at Camden/Rockport Rockport, see ad on page 16

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Walking Path at the Best Western White House Inn

Lafayette the Wonder Moose Wonder View Inn

Bar Harbor - Wonder View Inn Bangor - Best Western White House Inn & Fireside Inn & Suites Belfast - Fireside Inn & Suites Waterville - Fireside Inn & Suites Augusta - Senator Inn & Spa Boothbay Harbor - Boothbay Harbor Inn, Fisherman’s Wharf Inn & Tugboat Inn Portland - Best Western Merry Manor Inn & Fireside Inn & Suites Old Orchard Beach - Sea View Inn & Waves Oceanfront Resort (w/ seasonal restrictions)

Boothbay Harbor Inn

Belfast, Maine

Fireside Inn - Portland

Rocky, one of our office mascots. Fisherman’s Wharf Inn

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PET-FRIENDLY STAYCATIONS So, you want to take a break from the daily grind but you can’t get away? Maybe you just don’t have the time or, most importantly, you have a dog that you really don’t want to leave behind. Here are a few options to have the ultimate staycation in Maine.

and leashes, are in good working order for the swap. Seaside Adventures – With more coastline than California (3478 miles), Maine is a prime area for seaside excursions with a dog. You will find many dog friendly options at hotels, motels, cabins and campgrounds, Find a New Place to Walk Consider branching out a bit and take often very close to the thundering your dog for a walk in a new place and ocean. Most areas have nearby trails area. Sometimes the grass is greener and parks to enjoy as well. In as much on the other side of the fence, and it is as you will enjoy the refreshing salt air fun to check out new outdoor walking and rising tides, your dog will enjoy the excursions. You’ll find that a new special experience away from the daily place to explore is fun for your dog and routine. Always seek out rules and regulations about dog friendly access. refreshing for you as well. Be respectful for the safety of your dog Spa Day and other visitors. Pamper yourself and your dog with a mani/pedi session. Both dog and Concerts Can Be Fun Outdoor concerts are part of the owner will have freshly trimmed nails summer scene throughout the state when you both go back to your normal and many are fine in having dogs in the routines. Just like humans, nail trimming is an essential part of a dog’s grooming audience. Bring along a picnic for you, routine. As many of you know, your dog’s and your dog, and enjoy music in the nails can be one of the most sensitive open air. It’s a good idea to stay far from areas, so offer a gentle massage on loud speakers; the sound might irritate the area before trimming. Doggie treats your pet’s ears. would be a great follow up to the spa A Dog Movie Film Festival experience. Invite family, friends, and their pets to a movie marathon. Prepare special Dog Clothing and Accessory Swap Invite friends and their dogs to your snacks for owners and their pets and house, and ask them to bring clothing, create a comfortable space for movie Pick out movie titles, in accessories, and dog gear they no viewing. advance, based on the interests and longer want. Once everyone arrives, ages of your guests. Personal favorites each person can choose an item for the dog and owner. This provides great include Lady and the Tramp, Air Bud, social time for owners and their pets. Lassie Come Home, and Benji. Others If items remain after the swap, donate may prefer Marley & Me, Beethoven, them to your local animal shelter. Be Turner & Hootch, or Best in Show. sure that any items, such as harnesses

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MAINE WEDDINGS Maine is a great place for a wedding, especially in the summer months. Imagine the wedding memories that can be created with your vows exchanged on lawn and garden backgrounds, outdoor terraces, elaborate balconies, or seaside ceremonies near a picturesque beach. Since weddings should be celebrated with friends and family, consider including your pets in the ceremony. There are many ways to have them directly involved or at least there in spirit. Consider the following suggestions adapted by the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters. Should you include your dog in the ceremony? Before giving your pet a starring role at your wedding, as ring bearer or flower carrier, think about whether this will be an enjoyable experience for him. Will your pet feel comfortable around your guests? Is he obedient and well behaved? There’s no guarantee that your pet will behave exactly how you want him to on the day of the wedding. Even the most outgoing and friendly pet can be overwhelmed by a crowd of guests. . Are pets allowed where you are having your wedding? In Maine, you are apt to find more pet friendly facilities than anywhere else in the country. However, it is a must to check with your facility before the ceremony to see if pets are allowed.

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Dressing up your pet? Do it safely. Planning on dressing your pooch in a tux? Make sure it fits properly and doesn’t create any discomfort for your pet. Keep the accessories simple—a bowtie or flower attached to the collar is a fun way to deck out your pet. Ensure that

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MAINE WEDDINGS any accessories won’t come loose and pose a choking hazard. Be sure to check if any flowers or plants being used at your wedding are toxic to your pet. Inform Your Guests Tell your guests that pets will be part of the wedding ceremony, in advance.

This way, guests with allergies can plan accordingly. Notify Your Photographer Prepare your photographer to capture your pet in action. Your photographer can also help you brainstorm fun photo ideas with your pets for after the ceremony. Book a Pet Sitter for Your Wedding Day You have enough to worry about on the day of your wedding without worrying about your pet. Hire a pet sitter to be responsible for bringing your pet to the ceremony, taking him home after, or watching him during the reception. You will enjoy your day so much more knowing that your best friend is being well taken care of. So what if you can’t have a pet at the wedding? Not to worry. Consider having a framed photo of your pet near the guest book to remind everyone about your special family member as they sign the register. As wedding favors, create a card telling your guests that you have honored them with a gift to a local animal shelter or rescue league. Be sure to include your furry friends in the wedding photos as a souvenir of the special place they have in your life. Remember, too, that being creative at your wedding can be especially fun. A more adventurous bride could arrive at a wedding on horseback or be escorted by a donkey or llama. One Maine wedding even changed the wedding vows from “I do” to “We do” to incorporate the love shared by the bride, groom and their pet Terrier. Photos by Sam Waxman

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KENNELS, DAYCARES & PET SITTERS If you’ve come to Maine with your pet, but you want to take a day trip or a hike somewhere that doesn’t allow them to come along, what do you do? Especially if your outing will keep you away overnight, you may need to find a boarding kennel, daycare or pet sitter. According to one expert, kennel designer Kay Key, suggests you ask the following questions. Does the kennel smell? • Is the kennel constantly noisy? • If the kennel accepts dogs that are not neutered or spayed, are they kept separate? • Can you see where your dog will be staying? • Is the kennel in good repair? • Are there newspapers, paper shavings or gravel on the floor? • Is there bedding in both the sleeping area and the run? • Is proof of vaccination required? • Is the kennel heated and/or air-conditioned? According to the ASPCA, here are a few things to avoid ...

Overcrowding | Limited access (pet guardians should be allowed to visit their pet at any time) | Unwillingness to meet your pet’s needs | Poor customer service | Pets left unattended. If boarding, don’t forget to label what you leave with indelible ink, including bedding (nothing that can be shred), toys, food if your dog has a special diet, medications, proof of vaccinations, and contact information, including how to reach your veterinarian in case of emergency. Sometimes though, kennels and daycares may not be the right fit (if your pet isn’t spayed or neurtered; or if they don’t like being around other animals, etc.). In those cases individual pet sitters are a wonderful option. Some lodging places in Maine will offer a list of preferred kennels, daycares and pet sitters in their area so be sure to ask for recommendations when booking your stay.

207-865-4279 • 81 Pleasant Hill Rd., Freeport, ME 04032

Daycare, Boarding and Grooming with Love, Care & More! Spacious indoor/outdoor pens Professional grooming services Individual care and playgroups

Over 1/2 acre of outdoor play areas Flexible pick up and drop off hours Please come for a free tour!

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Featured PET CAREGIVERS Barker Brook Kennels

Haggett Hill Kennels

Bee’s Pet Sitting

Hoof N’ Woof Pet Sitting Services

120 Sunday River Rd, Bethel 207-357-BARK(2275) barkerbrookkennels.com 998-3358 www.beespetsitting.com

Betty McBrien, Insured Pet Sitter 50 mile radius of Camden 207-701-8491

Canine Inn at Blake Vet

66 Atlantic Highway, Northport 207-789-5700 blakevet.com

See our ad on page 41

Carden Kennels Country Club for Pets 880 Ohio St., Bangor 207-942-2161 cardenkennels.com

Damariscotta Veterinary Clinic 530 Main St., Damariscotta 207-563-3934 damariscottavetclinic.com

93 Dodge Rd., Edgecomb 207-882-6709 haggetthillkennel.com Waldoboro 207-557-2202 fkinney22@yahoo.com

Kamp K9

30 County Rd., Scarborough 207-839-WOOF (9663) mykampk9.com

See our ad on back cover

Paw Print Lodge at Stillwater Farm 579 Alford Lake Rd., Hope 207-763-4444 pawprintpetlodge.com

Pleasant Hill Kennels

81 Pleasant Hill Rd., Freeport 207-865-4279 pleasanthillkennels.co See our ad page 30

Cat Boarding Only

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RESCUE PROVIDERS Maine has a number of humane society shelters where residents can go to adopt a dog, a cat or sometimes a rabbit, gerbil or bird. But there are other organizations dedicated to finding good homes for animals, among them a number of volunteer-run nonprofits. Not only do Maine shelters and rescues take in local animals, but hundreds of animals find there way here because they’re rescued by organizations in the South that partner with various animal welfare groups in Maine and New England states where the changes of being adopted are significantly greater. Although most will not allow visitors to take a pet home with them if they are here on vacation, they remain a good source of information, especially about particular breeds. They are also excellent contacts if you would like a referral to an animal rescue organization “back home.” Furthermore, if you have a few minutes to visit a shelter or rescue while here on vacation, please remember they’ll never turn away an offer of assistance or a donation so please consider giving! For more information about nonprofit rescue dog providers, consider contacting one of the following Mainebased organizations. Brunswick, Puppy Love, puppyloveme.org, 207-833-5199 32

Cherryfield, The Ark Maine Animal Shelter, thearkpets.org, 207-546-3484 Cumberland, Homeless Animal Rescue Team (HART), hartofme.com, 207-829-4116 Freeport, Tall Tails Beagle Rescue, talltailsbeaglerescue.org, 207-797-5392 Fryeburg, Harvest Hill Animal Shelter, harvesthills.org, 207-935-4358 Kennebunkport, Lucky Pup

Rescue, luckypuprescue. org, 207-967-6058 Milo, Penquis

Animal Welfare Sanctuary, trcmaine.org/ paws, 207-619-3526 New Boston (NH), Beagles of New England States (BONES), bonesbeagles.org, 508-473-2228 So. Portland, Almost Home Rescue, AHR_Operations@yahoo.com, almosthomerescue.net Topsham, Coastal Maine Great Dane Rescue, coastalmainegreatdanerescue.com, 207-729-0679 Warren, Catahoula Rescue of New England, nehoularescue.com, 207-273-1320 Wayland, German Shepherd Rescue of New England, Inc., gsrne.org, 978-443-2202

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DOG DOINGS CALENDAR FAMILY FREE FUR ALL Boothbay June 4, 2016

Held at the Boothbay Railway Village. A full day of activities including the opportunity to adopt a dog! Agility demos, vendors, barrel train rides and locally made pet products and more. Admission is free. FMI: railwayvillage.org

SEASHORE TROLLEY DOG DAY Kennebunk June 4, 2016

Dog-related non-profits and businesses come together with info, prizes and services. Dogs know it’s “all about them” and they have a great time with their people. FMI: visit www.trolleymuseum.org.

DOCK DOGS

Scarborough June 24-26, 2016

Pet Life will again host the high flying action of DockDogs® the independent governing and sanctioning body for dock jumping and dock diving canine performance sports. The exciting and crowd drawing action will be taking place at Pet Life in Scarborough (at the corner of Payne Rd and Haigis Pkwy). FMI: Visit www. petlifestores.com or dockdogs.com

enjoy the game in the bleacher section. Or hang out in the shade with a wading pool, treats, and puppy games. Tickets are available at the Planet Dog Company Store at 211 Marginal Way in Portland, at www. planetdog.com, or by calling 1-800347-1516.

WINE & WHISKERS Northeast Harbor July 26, 2016

Held at the Asticou Inn. Wine & Whiskers is a fabulous evening to benefit the SPCA of Hancock County. Silent and live auction items, including amazing ski vacations and dinners at local restaurants. All the proceeds from the event will help support our shelter operation. www.spcahancockcounty.org

BOATYARD DOG TRIALS Rockland August 14, 2016

Annual event during Maine magazine’s Boats, Homes & Harbors Show, August 11-14 at the Harbor and Buoy Parks (Park Drive). Pre-selected dogs compete in just-for-fun events that include obstacle courses, boat boarding trials and more! Interested canines must apply by June 15, 2016. Visit www.maineboats.com/ boatshow for more information or email byd@maineboats.com.

FUN DOG DAY

PET FAIR & FAMILY DAY

Responsible Pet Care of Norway is holding Fun Dog Day at the Oxford Fairgrounds on Sunday, June 26 from 10:00 to 3:00, rain or shine. There will be contests and games for dogs and their people. Also, a dog show that honors the family dog. We will have demonstrations throughout the day and experts on-hand to answer questions. There will be vendors and food. This is a fun day for the whole family and the family dog. Follow us on Facebook for more information as the events are planned.

Held at the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor. Pet parade, pet show, animal-related activities, blessing of the animals, pet-related booths, amazing bake sale, food and entertainment. This late-summer event is designed for animal and family fun. You can bring your well-behaved, leashed pet with you. www.spcahancockcounty.org

Oxford Hills June 26, 2016

BARK IN THE PARK Portland July 16, 2016

Bring your dog to a SeaDogs game – start the game with a parade around the ball field led by Slugger, then

Bar Harbor August 20, 2016

PAWS FOR A CAUSE Freeport August 27, 2016

This is the Coastal Humane Society’s 5k, walk and festival for the shelter pets. Live music, food trucks and much more. Held at LL Bean Campus. FMI: pawsforcause.coastalhumanesociety.org

BARKS IN THE PARK Gardiner September 10, 2016

Four-legged friends and their owners celebrate with special demonstrations and events. FMI: visit www.gardinermainstreet.org or call 207.582.3100.

WIENERFEST

Belfast September 11, 2016

Celebrating those dogs that universally inspire a smile —dachshunds. Steamboat Landing Park, 11am - 3pm. FMI: Visit www.friendsofbelfastparks.org

STRUT YOUR MUTT Kennebunk September 11, 2016

22nd Annual benefit event that consists of a two-mile scenic seaside stroll with your favorite canine along Mother’s Beach (Beach Avenue). Contests, prizes, raffle e items and more. Proceeds go to the Animal Welfare Society’s Sadie Fund, which helps pay for medical treatment for homeless animals. For more information visit www.animalwelfaresociety.org or call 207-985-3244.

WHISKER WALK & FAMILY FUN DAY Rockland September 17, 2016

Knox County Humane Society’s Event in Harbor Park 9am - 2pm FMI: Visit humanesocietyofknoxcounty.org.

BANGOR HUMANE SOCIETYʼS PAWS ON PARADE Bangor September 24, 2016

The walk begins at the public parking lot on the Bangor Waterfront and continues around the waterfront. The event features a variety of sponsors, vendors, and highlights such as a pet costume contest and shelter dog runway show. Dogs must be registered prior to the Parade. FMI:or to register, go to www. bangorhumane.org or call 207-9428902

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PET-FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS RESTAURANTS

Many restaurants with outside seating (especially areas with picnic tables) may allow you to have your pet sit with you … and we’ve tried our best to make sure our list is accurate, however, things may change over time and you should always double-check at the restaurant!

SOUTHERN MAINE:

Bartley’s Restaurant Dockside by the Bridge, Kennebunkport Bob’s Clam Hut 315 US Route 1, Kittery Point Cape Pier Chowder House 84 Pier Rd, Cape Porpoise Charlie Bennett 200 Sea Rd, Kennebunk Costello’s 278 Mills Rd., Kennebunkport Huots Seafood Restaurant 29 Eastern Ave, Saco Rollover Cafe 358 Mile Rd., Wells The Clam Shack 2 Western Ave., Kennebunk

GREATER PORTLAND:

Bad Dog Deli 680 US Route 1, Scarborough Beals Old Fashioned Ice Cream 12 Moulton Street, Portland El Rayo Taqueria 101 York St, Portland Gilbert’s Chowder House 92 Commercial Street, Portland Gritty McDuff’s 396 Fore St, Portland Lobster Shack 225 Two Lights Rd, Cape Elizabeth Harraseeket Lunch & Lobster Main St., South Freeport

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Johnny Rockets 1 Freeport Village, Freeport Linda Bean’s 88 Main St., Freeport Novare Res Bier Cafe 4 Canal Plaza, Suite 1, Portland Portland Lobster Company 180 Commercial St, Portland Sebago Brewpub 164 Middle Street, Portland Standard Baking Co. 75 Commercial St, Portland The Flatbread Company 72 Commercial Street, Portland

MIDCOAST:

Bagaduce Lunch 19 Bridge Rd., Brooksville Bay Leaf Cottages & Bistro 2372 US Rt. 1, Lincolnville Beach Boothbay Lobster Wharf 97 Atlantic Avenue, Boothbay Coveside Marina & Restaurant 105 Coveside Rd, South Bristol Este’s Lobster House 1906 Harpswell Neck Rd, Harpswell Fat Boys Drive In 111 Bath Rd, Brunswick Five Islands Lobster Co. 1447 Five Islands Rd., Georgetown Graffam Bros. Seafood Shack 211 Union St., Rockport Holbrook’s Wharf Lobster Cundy’s Harbor Rd., Harpswell Mama D’s Mercantile 50 Union St, Boothbay Harbor Red’s Eats 41 Main St, Wiscasset Shaw’s Fish & Lobster Wharf Route 32, New Harbor Sprague’s Lobster 22 Main St., Wiscasset The Lobster Dock 49 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor

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PET-FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS Waterman’s Beach Lobster 343 Waterman’s Beach Road, South Thomaston Young’s Lobster Pound 2 Fairview St.

BANGOR/ACADIA/DOWNEAST: Bar Harbor Beer Works 119 Main St, Bar Harbor Cafe This Way 14 1/2 Mt Desert Street, Bar Harbor China Joy Restaurant 195 Main St, Bar Harbor Cottage Street Bakery & Deli 59 Cottage St, Bar Harbor Downtown Lobster Pound 297 Main Street, Bar Harbor Fish House Grill 1 West Street Bar Harbor George’s Restaurant 7 Stephens Ln, Bar Harbor Jack Russell’s Steakhouse & Brewery 102 Eden St, Bar Harbor Jordon Pond House Restaurant Park Loop Rd., Bar Harbor Mainly Meat Barbeque 369 Hghwy 3, Bar Harbor Mama DiMatteo’s 34 Kennebec Place, Bar Harbor McKays Public House 231 Main Street, Bar Harbor Siam Orchid 30 Rodick Street, Bar Harbor Stewman’s Lobster Pound at the Bar Harbor Regency 123 Eden Street, Bar Harbor The Dog and Pony Tavern 4 Roderick Place, Bar Harbor Trailhead Café 37 Cottage Street, Bar Harbor

Quiet Side Café & Ice Cream Shop 360 Main St, Southwest Harbor, ME

WESTERN MAINE:

Bald Mountain Camps Resort 125 Bald Mountain Rd, Oquossoc Café Di Cocoa 125 Main St., Bethel Roosters Roadhouse 159 Mayville Rd, Bethel S. S. Milton 43 Main Street, Bethel The Gingerbread House 55 Carry Road, Oquossoc The Hitching Post Diner 160 W Bethel Rd, Bethel

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PET STORES & MAINE-MADE PRODUCTS No visitor to Maine leaves without souvenirs to take home to the family and friends left behind. If some of your memento recipients are of the fourlegged variety, there are plenty of Mainemade and Maine-themed gifts and treats guaranteed to delight any pet. You can find many of these items at shops throughout the state; Mainemade. com lists dozens of outlets for everything from cat f e e d i n g boxes to doggie boots to organic biscuits to memory-foam bedding. Some of the more popular Mainemade producers are: • All natural and organic treats in refillable tins, Fidelis Biscuit Co. • Braided durable and washable tugs for seriously intense

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tugging, Tug Me Toy. Peanut butter, grain-free treats from Zelda’s Biscuit Bakery, Wiscasset. Seaweed pet products from VitaminSea, Buxton. Decorated dog collars and leads from the Belted Cow Company, Yarmouth. • Pet p i l l o w s , l e a s h e s and leash bags from the Classic Hound, South Portland. Lobster treats (yes, lobster!) from Friendship Lobster Treats, Friendship. “Woofie pies” made with carob, not cocoa, from Mamie’s of Maine, Alfred. All-natural grooming products from Mutt Nose Best, Bangor.

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PET STORES & MAINE-MADE PRODUCTS If you’re in the market for a more highend product, you’ll have to shop online at Dofähn, a new North Yarmouth business managed by CEO and founder Ray Paré. Billed as a provider of “designer dog accessories,” Dofähn’s mission is to make one’s home “look gorgeous because you have pets, not in spite of them,” says Paré. Everything the Sanford native sells is 100 percent Maine designed and Maine-made, from the doggie collars to the bandanas to the blankets and bowls (some for humans, too). Beds and pillows are put together by a community of Maine stitchers who work from home,

using kits compiled by Grandpa’s Garden in Topsham. All the pottery items come from artist Lacey Goodrich of Laceypots in Portland. The dog lover (“I have a passion for dogs that goes back to childhood,” Paré says) is particularly excited about a new feature on the company’s website that allows customers to design their own dog beds, and have the customized, finished product shipped within days. When doing so, according to Cesar’s Way, “the secret is to coordinate the colors and patterns for your dog’s bed “into your overall color scheme.”

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VETERINARY CARE No pet owner ever wants to experience an animal medical emergency, especially while on vacation and away from the family vet. If that should happen however, there are scores of on-call veterinarians throughout Maine available to come to the rescue.

Featured VETERINARIANS Animal Emergency Clinic of Mid-Maine 37 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston 207-777-1110 aec-midmaine.com

Animal Emergency Clinic & Surgical Care

739 Warren Ave., Portland 207-878-3121 animalemergencyclinicportland.com See our ad on page 39

Animal Wellness Center 95 Northern Ave., Augusta 207-623-1177 mainehomeopathicvet.com

Atlantic Veterinary Care

11 Coastal Marketplace, Damariscotta 207-563-8387 atlanticveterinarycare.com See our ad on page 39

BayView Animal Hospital

231 S. Gouldsboro Rd., Gouldsboro 207-963-2491 bayviewanimal.com

Blake Veterinary Hospital

66 Atlantic Highway, Northport 207-789-5700 blakevet.com See our ad on page 41

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111 Pierce Rd., Brewer 207-989-6531 brewervetclinic.com

Damariscotta Veterinary 530 Main St., Damariscotta 207-563-3934 damariscottavetclinic.com

Maine Veterinary Medical Center 1500 Technology Way (Enterprise Business Park) Scarborough 207-885-1290 mvmc.vet See our ad on page 59

Midcoast Animal Emergency Clinic 191 Camden Rd./Route 90, Warren 207-273-1100 midcoastaec.com See our ad on page 41

PenBay Veterinary Associates 599 Commercial St. (Rt.1), Rockport 207-594-8300 penbayvets.com See our ad on page 41

Portland Veterinary Specialists 739 Warren Ave., Portland 2255 Congress St., Portland 207-780-0271 portlandvetspecialists.com See our ad on page 40

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VETERINARY CARE Featured VETERINARIANS Ridge Runner Veterinary Services

Scarborough Animal Hospital

River Road Veterinary Hospital

Your Pet’s Next Best Friend Veterinary Clinic

559 South Main St., Winterport 207-223-2596 Ridgerunnervet.com Find us on Facebook 210 River Rd., Orrington 207-825-2105 riverroadvet.com

29 First St., Scarborough 207-883-4412 scarboroughanimalhospital.com

1511 State Highway 102 Town Hill/Bar Harbor, ME 207-244-9300 Find us on Facebook

Dr. Marta Agrodnia Diplomate, ACVS

207-878-3121

ATLANTIC VETERINARY CARE

We take the time to listen, and treat your pets as if they were our own. Providing health and wellness to your pets in the Midcoast since 2012. We provide:

• Full Service Veterinary Care • • Holistic & Acupuncture Treatments• • State of the Art Digital Imaging • • Ultrasonic Dentistry • • In House Laboratory and Diagnostics • 207-563-8387 • avc@tidewater.net 11 Coastal Marketplace • Damariscotta, ME atlanticveterinarycare.com

A 24 hour, 7 day a week facility providing all your pets emergency and surgical needs. 739 Warren Ave., Portland, ME 04103 www.animalemergencyclinicportland.com

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When your pet needs specialized care‌

Portland Veterinary Specialists (207) 780-0271

Internal Medicine, Ultrasonography, Endoscopy, Oncology, Surgery, Ophthalmology, Cardiology, Dermatology, Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine, Radioactive Iodine Therapy for Hyperthyroid Cats. CT scanner on site. 739 Warren Ave, Portland ME 04103 2255 Congress St, Portland ME 04102

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Drs. Bjorn Lee, Kate Pierce, Lindsay Church and our staff will treat your pet like one of their own. • Full medical and surgical services including digital X-rays and ultrasound • Dental disease prevention and treatment • In-House laboratory and pharmacy • Prescription food, flea & tick prevention, skin care products and much more

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GOLFING WITH YOUR DOG

You’ve heard of dances with wolves. How about golfing with dogs? It might sound like a bit of an oxymoron— especially if your pet likes to chase balls—but not to the couple that manages the Belgrade Lakes Golf Club. Several years ago, Kyle and Margie Evans instituted a policy of allowing canines on their course and as a result, they’ve gained national notoriety and a loyal following. Kyle Evans told a WCSH-TV news team last summer, “It’s part of making the experience more pleasant for our players. We started doing this informally and it attracted a lot of attention.” Golf Magazine listed Belgrade Lakes among the top 100 public courses shortly after it opened, and Golf Digest gave the course a five-star rating. How did the Belgrade golfers come up with the idea of allowing dogs to trail along with players? “One time we found a dog left in a car in the parking lot,” said Margie, “and I said, ‘Oh, no, get me the car keys, bring that dog into the pro shop.’ After that we realized that some people [visiting Maine] wanted to play golf, but didn’t want to leave their animals at their hotels.” While her own pet Duncan, a Bernese mountain dog, woofed in the background, she continued, “Being pet-friendly has been a very positive experience. We’ve never had a 42

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complaint. That may be because most of our golfers are traveling, and they would not have brought their dogs if they weren’t well behaved.” While the Evanses report having had no problems with their pet policy, they do require that all dogs be under voice command and that they stay off the fairways. When scheduling tee times, the course managers say they also make sure to put lots of space between those with and those without dogs. And of course, pet owners have to clean up after their canine companions. The only requirement put on the dogs is that they have to have enough stamina to go the four miles it takes to play 18 holes. “A tired dog is better behaved,” Margie said. There are no particular breeds that take better than others do to the Belgrade links. The Evanses say they have seen every type, from little pugs to German shepherds, Labradors and great Danes. Some animals opt to sit out the game in a golf cart, while others like to run and even swim in the ponds. Ball chasers are not much of an issue, says Margie, since most owners of hyperactive dogs know to leave them at home. “Our guests are really respectful,” she says. Most will know right away whether their canine should be on the course. “If it’s not working, they’ll go home after two holes,” she said.

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GET FIT WITH YOUR DOG If spring weather has inspired you to shape-up, consider a training buddy… your dog. Regular exercise can improve your health, waistline, and mood, while benefits for him include mental and physical stimulation that can prevent destructive behavior, depression, and weight gain. Since breeds vary in size and energy level, check with your vet about any restrictions. Then put together a regimen, change it up occasionally to discourage boredom, and have fun getting in shape with your fur friend. Start simple by walking your dog 10 minutes daily for three weeks, then steadily increase to a half hour, six days a week. If you’re already exercising and your dog is able, walk 45 minutes, threeto five-times weekly. And jogging up a hill or stair climbing will take that walk to another level. Interested in utilizing a professional trainer? There are in-home fitness programs that offer virtual and customized group classes for people and their dogs. “It’s really fun to workout with dogs,” says Patti, mom to Weimaraner, Lucy, and Aspen, a White Sheppard/English Setter mix. After shedding thirty pounds, Patti trained for 5K’s and the “Tough Mudder” with Lucy and Aspen; it snowballed into Nerdy Dog, which focuses on canine exercise blended with obedience, and for their humans—strength, health, and a leaner shape. If you’re a nature lover, hone your muscles like Patti; she and her pets hike through area woods, and she’s also fond of a local obstacle course. No obstacle course nearby? Jog or walk a trail, stop every few minutes for lunges, squats, jumping jacks, and push ups, all while your dog is in a “sit.” Achieve similar

results in your yard; between each exercise, play fetch with your dog. For the yoga enthusiast—or those with Zen aspirations—explore the discipline with your canine. Animal Planet offers a series of dog yoga videos like “The Art of Doga,”. Yoga is a soothing outdoor experience, and it’s a good indoor exercise when inclement weather threatens. To get a boot camp workout, try the $0.99 iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch app, “Thank Dog! Mobile,” available at http://thankdogmobile.com/. It gives you 20 hour-long sessions with voice instructions and videos. For the bicycler who wants to include his pal, attach a specially made leash and connector; you have full control of the bike while your dog safely runs with you. If you prefer a unique exercise, consider Canine Freestyle—duo dancing that combines movement, choreography, and obedience. It’s a competitive sport that requires practice, meaning regular activity for you and your dog. Be aware of pet etiquette when working out in public places. Steer clear of playground areas when occupied; not all children care for dogs or know how to approach. If you like the additional resistance that sand and beach jogging offers, stay away from sunbathers, follow leash rules, and clean up after your buddy. However you tone up with your pal, be mindful of both of your limitations. Exercise during the coolest time of day, take breaks and have plenty of water available. With regular workouts, you and your canine can spring into shape! By Susan Spisak

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CROSSING THE BORDER Maine opens its doors to thousands of Canadian tourists each year, warmly welcoming vacationers who come to enjoy the state’s quiet woods, pristine waterways and bountiful shopping. Border crossings between the U.S. and Canada are generally easy, but with a pet in tow the passage can become a bit more complicated. For example, in order to bring a dog into Maine from Canada, the pet’s owner has to provide proof that the animal has been vaccinated for rabies. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the government agency tasked with monitoring pet imports and exports, dogs must have received their rabies vaccination at least 30 days prior to entering the country. Puppies younger than three months and cats are exempt from this regulation. Also according to the CDC, animals crossing the border into the U.S. are subject to inspection. If they look unhealthy for any reason, or especially if they appear to be carrying an infectious disease that could be transmitted to humans, they may be detained, quarantined or refused entry. Although this may not apply to dog and cat owners, the CDC website cautions against bringing your pet into the U.S. if they are traveling on certain types of bedding. They warn, “Do not use straw, hay, grass, or other natural bedding,” since these materials may harbor various plant pests. As for going in reverse, from the U.S. into Canada, the rules are similar. Dogs are allowed into Canada if the owner carries a signed rabies certificate or a signed veterinary certificate declaring that the dog is originating from a country 44

recognized by Canada as being rabiesfree. (The U.S. is not considered rabiesfree.) Dogs under three months are exempt. Other Canadian regulations to keep in mind: • Service dogs are exempt from documentation requirements as long as they are accompanied by their owner. (Even service dogs need a rabies certification to enter the U.S.) • Identification microchips are not required but are a good idea, in case the animal gets lost while visiting. • Pit bulls are not allowed into the province of Ontario. Another consideration when crossing the U.S.-Canadian border in either direction is your pet’s food. Canada allows the traveler to bring dog food (up to 20 kilograms or roughly 44 pounds) into the country from the U.S. if the food was commercially produced in the United States or Canada, remains in its original packaging, accompanies the traveler and the pet, and is fed only to the traveler’s animal. When bringing pet food from Canada into the U.S., experts recommend carrying only unopened bags that state the food was made in the U.S. Also, products containing sheep, lamb or goat may not be brought into the United States. Although the border crossing rules for pets in Canada and the U.S. are similar and fairly loose, they can change without notice, and some travelers have had trouble getting back into their home country with their pet. The best advice is to check with officials at the specific crossing station you plan to use. There are 24 of these along the 611-mile U.S.Canadian border.

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DOG PARKS, BEACHES & TRAILS ALFRED

Massabesic Experimental Forest: BC Jordan Trail

Ida Jim Road On- and off-leash. No vehicles past gates. Open for hunting in fall. USDA Forestry Service nrs.fs.fed.us/ef/locations/me/massabesic/. (603) 868-7632

BIDDEFORD

Biddeford Pool

On-leash. No dogs allowed 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 25 through September 15. City of Biddeford www.biddefordmaine.org (207) 284-9307

Biddeford Dog Park

Rotary Park, 550 Main St. Fenced areas for small and large dogs. Recreations Department Town of Biddeford www.biddefordmaine.org (207) 283-0841

Clifford Park

Pool Street On-leash. City of Biddeford www.biddefordmaine.org (207) 284-9307

Fortune Rocks Beach

On-leash. No dogs allowed 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 25 through September 15. City of Biddeford www.biddefordmaine.org (207) 284-9307

Hills Beach

On-leash. No dogs allowed 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 25 through September 15. City of Biddeford www.biddefordmaine.org (207) 284-9307

KENNEBUNK

Gooch’s and Kennebunk Beaches

Ocean Avenue On-leash. No dogs allowed 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., June 15 through September 15. Kennebunk Town Office 207 985-3675

Kennebunk Beaches

Beach Avenue, off Routes 9 and 35 On-leash. A 1-1/2 mile stretch of beaches that includes Gooch’s, Middle and Mother’s Beach. No

dogs allowed 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., June 15 through the day after Labor Day. $250 fine for uncontrolled dog. Owner must keep a hold of leash at all times. Kennebunk Town Office www.kennebunkmaine.org (207) 985-3675

Kennebunk Dog Park

36 Sea Road Off-leash. Fenced dog park. Open to the public dawn to dusk. Dogs must be sociable, current on all vaccinations and licenses and leashed when not in designated off-leash areas. Dogs must be under voice control when off-leash. Animal Welfare Society www.animalwelfaresociety.org/ srv_dogpark. (207) 985-3244

KENNEBUNKPORT Colony Beach

Dyke Street On-leash. No dogs allowed 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., June 15 through September 15. Town of Kennebunkport www.kennebunkport.com (207) 967-4243 ext. 110

Goose Rocks Beach

Dyke Street On-leash. No dogs allowed 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., June 15 through September 15. Town of Kennebunkport www.kennebunkport.com (207) 967-4243 ext. 110

Seashore Trolley Museum

Log Cabin Road On-leash. Dogs are welcome to ride the rails and explore the museum campus with their owners. 207-9672712. trolleymuseum.org

KITTERY

Crescent Beach

On leash. No dogs allowed 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 15 through September 10. Kittery Town Hall (207) 439-0452

Fort Foster Park

On-leash. Pooper scooper rules apply. Town of Kittery (207) 439-0452

Fort McClary State Historic Site From U.S. State Route 1,

take State Route 103 east for two miles. The fort is on the right. On-leash. See State Park rules on page 4. Maine Bureau of Parks & Lands www.state.me.us/doc/parks (207) 439-2845

Sea Point Beach

On leash. No dogs allowed 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 15 through September 10. Kittery Town Hall (207) 439-0452

OGUNQUIT

Dogs are not allowed on Ogunquit beaches from April 1 through September 30 to protect the nesting of Piping Plover birds. For more information, go online to townofogunquit.org or call (207) 646-5139.

Ogunquit Dog Park

Spring Hill Rd. off Berwick Rd., one mile west of Village, near the Transfer Station. Open 7 a.m. to dusk. Opened January 2011, separate fenced areas for small dogs. Wood chips, benches, lights, and trees. No water available. www.ogunquitdogpark.com.

Foot Bridge Beach

Littlefield Park, Ledge Road Marginal Way Moody Beach Ogunquit Beach

OLD ORCHARD BEACH

Old Orchard Beach City Beach On-leash. No dogs allowed 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. year-round. Town of Old Orchard Beach www.oobmaine.com (207) 934-5714 x 224

Old Orchard Beach Dog Park

Memorial Park at First Street Off-leash. A fenced dog park located in Memorial Park. Open dawn to dusk. Dogs may be off-leash inside the fence. Dogs must be under voice control when off-leash. Town of Old Orchard Beach www.oobmaine.com (207) 934-5714 ext. 224

SACO

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DOG PARKS, BEACHES & TRAILS lic. Generally, beaches are open to public use, but dog owners should read all signs and be respectful of landowner’s wishes. Saco has a pooper-scooper law.

Bayview Beach

On-leash. Read posted signs on beaches. Town of Saco eisweb.woodardcurran.com/saco (207) 284-6641

Camp Ellis Beach

On-leash. Read posted signs on beaches. Town of Saco eisweb.woodardcurran.com/saco (207) 284-6641

Eastern Trail

Kitttery to Casco Bay On-leash. The Eastern Trail www.easterntrail.org (207) 284-9260

Ferry Beach State Park

On-leash. Park is open 9 a.m. to sunset. See State Park rules on page 5. Town of Saco eisweb.woodardcurran.com/saco (207) 284-6641

Ferry Landing Trail

Ferry Road, near Camp Ellis On-leash. Dawn through dusk. 4-ft. maximum leash length. Town of Saco eisweb.woodardcurran.com/saco (207) 284-6641

Kinney Shores Beach

On-leash. Read posted signs on beaches. Town of Saco eisweb.woodardcurran.com/saco (207) 284-6641

Log Cabin Trail

Lincoln Road On-leash. Open dawn to dusk. 4-ft. maximum leash length. Town of Saco eisweb.woodardcurran.com/saco (207) 284-4655

Sylvan Trail

Flag Pond Road On-leash. Open dawn to dusk. 4-ft. maximum leash length. Town of Saco eisweb.woodardcurran.com/saco (207) 284-4655

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The Atlantic Way, Plymouth and Vines Trails

On-leash. Open dawn to dusk. 4-ft. maximum leash length. Town of Saco eisweb.woodardcurran.com/saco (207) 284-4655

Ted Wells Memorial Trail

Royal Street On-leash. Open dawn to dusk. 4-ft. maximum leash length. Town of Saco eisweb.woodardcurran.com/saco (207) 284-6641

SANFORD

Gowen Park and Number One Pond

Main Street (State Route 109) in the center of town On-leash. Open sunrise to 9 p.m. Carry out all waste. Sanford Trail Development Committee. www.sanfordmaine.org (207) 490-7547

Holdsworth Park

Main Street (State Route 109) in Springvale Village On-leash. Open sunrise to 9 p.m. Carry out all waste. Sanford Trail Development Committee. www.sanfordmaine.org (207) 490-7547

Mousam Way Trail

Accessible from Gowen and Holdsworth Parks. On-leash. Open sunrise to 9 p.m. Carry out all waste. Town of Sanford www.sanfordmaine.org (207) 324-9130

Rail Trail

Village of Springvale On-leash. Open sunrise to 9 p.m. Sanford Trail Development Committee www.sanfordmaine.org (207) 490-7547

Urban Walks

On-leash. Open sunrise to 9 p.m. Sanford Trail Development Committee. www.sanfordmaine.org (207) 490-7547

SHAPLEIGH

Recreational/Ballfield Walkway Route 11 by sports fields On-leash. Shapleigh Recreational Committee. www.shapleigh.net (207) 636-2844 x 415

Shapleigh Conservation Trail

Park on Square Pond Road off Route 11. Off-leash. Leash required if dog has the potential to run deer. Dog must be under voice control when off-leash. www.shapleigh.net (207) 636-2844 x 415

SOUTH BERWICK

Vaughan Woods State Park

Brattle Street On-leash. See State Park rules on page 5. Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands www.state.me.us/doc/parks (207) 384-5160

WELLS

Drake’s Island Beach

On-leash. No dogs allowed 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., June 15 through September 15. Town of Wells. (207) 646-9354

Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge

321 Port Road. On-leash. Open dawn to dusk. Headquarters open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. (207) 646-9226

Wells Harbor Community Park

Harbor Road. On-leash. No dogs allowed 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., June 15 through September 15. Town of Wells. (207) 646-9354

Wells Recreation Park

Route 9A On-leash. Be aware that children and adults use the park and trails. Town of Wells (207) 646-9354

YORK

No dogs allowed on York beaches from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., May 20 through September 20. Dogs may be off-leash from sunrise to 8 a.m. if the dog is under voice control. Owner must carry leash in hand. For more information, go online to

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Cape Neddick Beach Harbor Beach Long Sands Beach Short Sands Beach Wiggley Bridge/Steadman Woods Beach Mount Agamenticus Agamenticus Road

On- and off-leash. 15-foot maximum leash length. Dogs may be off-leash if under voice control. Owner must carry leash in hand. Do not leave dogs unattended. Town of York. (207) 361-1102

Sophier Park

Nubble Road On-leash. Town of York (207) 363-1040

GREATER PORTLAND CAPE ELIZABETH

Crescent Beach State Park

Bowery Beach Road On- and off-leash. See State Park rules on page 5. Dogs may be off-leash on your campsite, if well behaved and under voice control. Parking is available. Open dawn to dusk or 6:30 p.m. Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands www.state.me.us/doc/parks (207) 779-5871

Fort Williams Park

From State Route 77 in South Portland, take Cottage Road east onto Shore Road and Cape Elizabeth. The park is on the left. On-leash. Open dawn to dusk. Town of Cape Elizabeth capeelizabeth.com/tFort.html (207) 799-2661

Cape Elizabeth Land Trust

Spurwink Ave. Several trails, not fenced. Dogs welcome on all listed properties except as restricted on State Park Lands, off-leash in “ungroomed” areas, on-leash elsewhere or if prone to chasing wildlife. www. capelandtrust.org, 207-787-6054.

Portland Head Light Park (Bug Light) & Breakwater

Capisic Pond Park

1000 Shore Road On-leash. No dogs allowed in buildings. Town of Cape Elizabeth www.portlandheadlight.com (207) 799-2661

Capisic Street Off-leash. Dogs must be under voice control when off-leash.City of Portland Parks and Recreation. www. ci.portland.me.us/voter/doggie.asp (207) 874-8793

Two Lights State Park

Deering Oaks Park

7 Tower Drive C On-leash. See State Park rules on page 4. Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands www.state.me.us/doc/parks (207) 799-5871

FREEPORT

Winslow Memorial Park

Staples Point Road. On-leash. Town of Freeport. www.freeportmaine. com (207) 865-4743

Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park

426 Wolfe’s Neck Road. On-leash. See State Park rules on page 4. Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands www.state.me.us/doc/parks (207) 865-4465

PEAKS ISLAND

Peaks Island Land Preserve

Peaks Island. On-leash. More than 140 acres of land for recreation. Carry out all waste. www.preservepeaks.org

PORTLAND Baxter Pines

Route 25 (Brighton Avenue) to Route 9 north (Stevens Avenue). Park and parking at the New Street intersection.On-leash. 25-ft. maximum leash length.Portland Trails www.ci.portland.me.us/voter/doggie.asp (207) 874-8793

Bayside Park

On-leash. 25-ft. maximum leash length. Portland Trails www.ci.portland.me.us/voter/doggie.asp (207) 874-8793

Capisic Brook

off Capisic Street On-leash. Portland Trails trails.org/map_files/capisic_page_ description.html (207) 775-2411

Route 1 and Route 25 On-leash. 25-ft. maximum leash length. No dogs allowed on ball fields, playgrounds, or in duck pond. Portland Trails www.ci.portland. me.us/voter/doggie.asp (207) 874-8793

Dougherty Field

Route 25 to Douglas St.On-leash. 25-ft. maximum leash length. Portland Parks and Recreation www.ci.portland.me.us/voter/doggie.asp (207) 874-8793

East End Beach

Cutter Street On- and off-leash. Dogs must be on-leash sunrise through 5 p.m. Must be under voice control when off-leash. No dogs allowed Memorial day through Labor Day. City of Portland Parks and Recreation www. ci.portland.me.us/voter/doggie.asp (207) 874-8793

Eastern Promenade Park

Cutter Street On- and off-leash. Dogs allowed off-leash 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. April 15 through October 15, and 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. October 16 through April 14 within the perimeter bounded by the Portland House property, the water side of the Eastern Prom, and Cutter Street following around the curve of the parking lot (excluding Fort Allen Park). City of Portland Parks and Recreation www.ci.portland.me.us/voter/doggie.asp (207) 874-8793

Evergreen Cemetery

Northwest of northwestern Avenue. Off-leash. Dogs must be under voice control when off-leash. City of Portland Parks and Recreation www. ci.portland.me.us/voter/doggie.asp (207) 874-8793

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DOG PARKS, BEACHES & TRAILS Hall School Woods

23 Orono Road Off-leash. Dogs must be under voice control when off-leash. City of Portland Parks and Recreation www. ci.portland.me.us/voter/doggie.asp (207) 874-8793

Harbor Walk

Cutter Street. On-leash. Portland Trails, trails.org/map_files/harborwalk_page_description.html (207) 775-2411

Jack Path

North Street and Washington Avenue (behind Jack School) Off-leash. Dogs must be under voice control when off-leash. City of Portland Parks and Recreation www.ci.portland.me.us/voter/ doggie.asp (207) 874-8793

Longfellow Park

On-leash. 25-ft. maximum leash length. City of Portland Parks and Recreation www.ci.portland.me.us/ voter/doggie.asp (207) 874-8793

Old Orchard

Cutter Street Off-leash. Dogs must be under voice control when off-leash. No dogs allowed between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Portland Trails www.ci.portland.me.us/voter/doggie.asp (207) 874-8793

Payson Park

Baxter Boulevard. On-leash. No dogs allowed on ball fields. Portland Trails www.ci.portland. me.us/voter/doggie.asp (207) 874-8793

Pine Grove Park

Harpswell Road Off-leash. Dogs must be under voice control when off-leash. City of Portland Parks and Recreation www.ci.portland.me.us/voter/ doggie.asp (207) 874-8793

Portland Arts & Technology School Dog Run

196 Allen Avenue Off-leash. Dogs must be under voice control when off-leash. City of Portland Parks and Recre-

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Presumpscot River Preserve Overset Road. On-leash. Portland Trails. trails.org/map_files/presump-rivertrail_description.html (207) 775-2411

Quaker Park

On-leash. 25-ft. maximum leash length. City of Portland Parks and Recreation. www.ci.portland.me.us/ voter/doggie.asp. (207) 874-8793

Quarry Run Dog Park

off-leash. City of Portland Parks and Recreation. www.ci.portland.me.us/ voter/doggie.asp (207) 874-8793

Western Promenade

From Congress Street (near U.S. Route 1) to Danforth Street. On-leash. 25-ft. maximum leash length. Portland Trails www.ci.portland.me.us/voter/doggie.asp (207) 874-8793

POWNAL

Bradbury Mountain State Park

1026 Ocean Avenue Off-leash. Eight acres at site of old landfill. Open dawn to dusk. A separate area is available for small dogs. City of Portland Parks and Recreation. www.ci.portland.me.us/voter/ doggie.asp. (207) 874-8793

528 Hallowell Road/H9 On- and off-leash. See State Park rules on page 4. Dogs may be offleash on campsite, if well behaved and under voice control. Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands www.state.me.us/doc/parks (207) 688-4712

Riverton Park

SCARBOROUGH

Riverside Street. Off-leash. Dogs may be off leash if under voice control. Portland Trails www.ci.portland.me.us/voter/doggie.asp. (207) 874-8793

Spring Point Shoreway

Rules under reconsideration. Please check www.sopodog.com for updated information about this location. Portland Trails www.ci.portland.me.us/voter/doggie.asp. (207) 874-8793

Stroudwater River Trail

Route 9 (Stevens Street) to Congress past Westbrook Street and Stroudwater River bridge. Right on gravel road. On-leash. Portland Trails www.ci.portland.me.us/voter/doggie.asp (207) 775-2411

University Park

Harvard Street. Off-leash. Dogs must be under voice control when off-leash. City of Portland Parks and Recreation www.ci.portland.me.us/voter/doggie.asp (207) 874-8793

Ferry Beach

On- and off-leash. No dogs allowed 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 15 through September 15. Dogs may be offleash and owner must have voice control and carry leash sunrise to 9 a.m. Town of Scarborough www.scarborough.me.us (207) 730-4000

Higgins Beach

On- and off-leash. No dogs allowed 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 15 through September 15. Dogs may be offleash and owner must have voice control and carry leash from sunrise to 9 a.m. Town of Scarborough www.scarborough.me.us (207) 730-4000

Pine Point Beach

On- and off-leash. No dogs allowed 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 15 through September 15. Dogs may be offleash and owner must have voice control and carry leash sunrise to 9 a.m. Town of Scarborough www.scarborough.me.us (207) 730-4000

Valley Street Park

Valley Street Off-leash. Fenced dog park. Dogs must be under voice control when

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DOG PARKS, BEACHES & TRAILS Scarborough Beach State Park On-leash. No dogs allowed on beach April 1 through October 31. Carry out waste. Black Point Resource Mgt. LLC scarboroughbeachstatepark.com (207) 883-2416

SOUTH FREEPORT Bliss Woods

South Street Off-leash. Must be under voice control. Open dawn to dusk. Working forests where timber operations may occur. New England Forestry Foundation www.newenglandforestry.org (978) 952-6856

SOUTH PORTLAND Clark’s Pond Trail

Intersection of Clark’s Pond Parkway and Westbrook Street (Route 9). Enter through far end of Home Depot parking lot. Off-leash. Open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., year-round. Dogs must be under voice control when off-leash. Morning hours are quiet times. Trail follows along side a pond for 1.2 miles one way, but it is not a loop. South Portland Land Trust www.splandtrust.org/cptrail.htm (207) 767-7601

Greenbelt Walkway

Access at Bug Light Park On-leash. Owners will be fined for dogs not on leash. City of South Portland. www.southportland.org (207) 767-7601

Hinckley Park

Highland Avenue and Scamman Street. Off-leash. Open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., year-round. Forty acre park with two ponds in a wooded setting. The park does not have physical boundaries. Keep dog in sight at all times. Dogs must be under voice control when off-leash. City of South Portland. www.southportland.org (207) 767-7601

Legere Park

Between C Street, Waterman Drive and E Street. Off-leash. Open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., year-round. A large field ideal for playing Frisbee or ball. Dogs must be under voice control

when off-leash. City of South Portland www.southportland.org (207) 767-7601

Mill Creek Park

Between C Street, Waterman Drive and E Street. Off-leash. Open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., year-round. This 10 acre park does not have physical boundaries. Keep dog in sight at all times. Dogs must be under voice control when off-leash. City of South Portland www.southportland.org (207) 767-7601

Portland Breakwater Light (Bug Light Park)

Terminus of Breakwater Drive Off-leash. Open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., year-round. Dogs must be leashed on the Greenbelt Walkway which runs through this park. City of South Portland www.southportland.org (207) 767-7601

Thomas Knight Park

Intersection of Waterman Drive and Ocean Street. Off-leash. Open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., year-round. The park does not have physical boundaries. Dogs must be under voice control when off-leash. City of South Portland www.southportland.org (207) 767-7601

Wilkinson Park

End of New York Avenue Off-leash. Open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., year-round. Dogs must be under voice control when off-leash. No dogs allowed on playing fields. City of South Portland www.southportland.org (207) 767-7601

Willard Beach and Fisherman’s Point

Willow Street parking lot Off-leash. Dogs are allowed on the beach 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., May 1 through September 30. and 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., October 1 through April 30. Dogs must be under voice control when off-leash. Rules for this area are under discussion in local government. Please read posted signs. City of South Portland www.southportland.org (207) 767-7601

WESTBROOK

Animal Refuge League Nature Trail Stroudwater Street On-leash. Open dusk to dawn. Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland www.arlgp.org (207) 854-9771

Westbrook River Walk

Main Street. On-leash. Carry out all waste. City of Westbrook www.westbrookmaine.com (207) 854-0676

YARMOUTH

Pratt Brook Park

North Road, just south of Elm Street Off-leash. Dogs must be under voice control when off-leash and leash must be carried in owner’s hand. No dogs allowed on cross-country ski trails in winter. Town of Yarmouth www.yarmouth.me.us (207) 846-2406

Royal River Park

Route 1 to Main Street west. Right on Elm Street On- and off-leash. Dogs must be on-leash 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 15 through November 15, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. November 16 through April 14. Dogs must be on-leash at all times on paved pathway and during any concert, race or posted special/public event. Dogs must be under voice control when off-leash. Town of Yarmouth. (207) 846-2406

MIDCOAST MAINE BATH

South End Dog Park

Lower Washington Street Off-leash. 11 acre park with trails and bocce ball court.

BELFAST

Belfast City Park

Northport Avenue (High Street) On-leash. Dogs must be leashed and under control at all times. City of Belfast. www.cityofbelfast.org/parks. shtm (207) 338-3370 ext. 27

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DOG PARKS, BEACHES & TRAILS Belfast Dog Park

Walsh Field, near Routes 1 and 52. Off-leash. Fenced park on 1.4 acres. Separate area for small dogs. Friends of Belfast Parks www.fobp.org (207) 338-1704

BRUNSWICK

Merrymeeting Dog Park

Water Street, off of bike path. Offleash, fenced park with large and small dog areas. www.barkmaine. org. Maintained by Brunswick Parks & Recreation Department.

CAMDEN

Camden Harbor Park

Hill overlooking harbor across from library. On-leash. Open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Town of Camden town. camden.me.us (207) 236-3353

Camden Hills State Park

280 Belfast Road. On- and off-leash. See State Park Rules on page 4. Dogs may be off-leash on your campsite, if well behaved and under voice control. Check with ranger. Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands www.state.me.us/doc/parks (207) 236-3109

Maiden Cliff

Part of Camden Hills State Park On-leash. See State Park rules on page 5. Steep trails may not be suitable for some dogs. Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands www.trails.com/tcatalog_trail. asp?trailid=MTU068-029

Merryspring Park

Conway Road. On- and off-leash. Dogs may be off-leash in North Meadow only. On-leash on trails and in parking lot. Only service dogs permitted in the gardens or formal lawns. Carry out all waste. Merryspring Nature Park www.merryspring.org (207) 236-2239

Ragged Mountain

Trail-Georges River Highland Path Access points in Camden, Union, and Rockport. On-leash. Carry out all waste. Georges River Land Trust www.grlt.org/trails.html (207) 594-5166

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Route 1. On-leash. Open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Town of Camden town.camden. me.us (207) 236-3353

JEFFERSON

Georges River Land Trust www.grlt.org/trails.html (207) 594-5166

M-N-Ocie Memorial Forest

Center of town off of State Routes 32 and 126. On-leash. See State Park rules on page 4. Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands www.state.me.us/ doc/parks (207) 549-7600

North Ridge Road, Off-leash. Dogs must be under voice control. Open dawn to dusk. Working forests where timber operations may occur. New England Forestry Foundation www.newenglandforestry.org (978) 952-6856

KNOX/MONTVILLE

OWLS HEAD

Damariscotta Lake State Park

Lieutenant Clair Hall Thurston,Jr. Memorial Forest

Route 220 south of Knox Corner Off-leash. Dogs must be under voice control. Open dawn to dusk. Working forests where timber operations may occur. New England Forestry Foundation www.newenglandforestry.org (978) 952-6856.

LIBERTY

Lake Saint George State Park From State Route 220, take State Route 3 west for one mile. The park is on both sides. Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands. www.state.me.us/ doc/parks (207) 941-4014

LINCOLNVILLE

Tanglewood 4-H Camp and Learning Center

From Route 1, left on Ducktrap Road to Tanglewood Road On-leash. See State Park rules on page 4. www.umaine.edu/umext/ Tanglewood4H/ (207) 789-5868

MONHEGAN ISLAND Monhegan Island

Birch Point Beach State Park Dublin Road to Ballyhac Road. Entrance on left. On-leash. Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands www.state.me.us/doc/parks (207) 941-4014

Owls Head Light State Park

North Shore Drive to Main Street to Lighthouse Road. On-leash. See State Park rules on page 4. Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands www.lighthouse.cc/owls

Owls Head Transportation Museum Trails

Two miles south of Rockland on Route 73 On-leash. No dogs allowed in museum or on event grounds. Owls Head Transportation Museum www.ohtm.org (207) 594-4418

PALERMO

Palermo Preserve

Gore Road. On- and off-leash. Must be under voice control when offleash. Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association www.sheepscot. org. (207) 586-5616

Take Mohegan Boat Line from Port Clyde (southern end of Route 131). Fare charged for dogs. On-leash. For the safety of wildlife, it may be best to leave your dog at home visiting this unique island community. www.monheganwelcome.com (207) 596-0376

ROCKLAND

MONTVILLE

Rockland Breakwater/Marie Reed Park

Frye Mountain Loop-Georges River Highland Path From Route 3 take Route 220 north to Walker Ridge Road. On-leash. Carry out all waste.

Rockland Boardwalk

From Harbor Park to Sand Beach On-leash. Rules posted at entrances. Rockland Harbor Park Center. www.ci.rockland.me.us (207) 236-2478

Samoset Road. On-leash. 1-mile walk on granite breakwater. Watch for crevasses. May not be appropriate for all dogs.www.lighthouse.cc/ rocklandbreakwater

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Rockland District High School, 400 Broadway. On-leash. City of Rockland. www.msad5.org (207) 596-6620

ROCKPORT

Beauchamp Point

Between Mechanic Street and Calderwood Lane. On-leash. Town road high above rocky shore. Carry out all waste.Town of Rockport www.town.rockport.me.us (207) 236-0806

Jean H. Kislak Community Dog Park

Camden Street, behind P.A.W.S. adoption center. Two fenced arces with separate areas for large and small dogs.

Union Street Pathway

Union Street. On-leash. Town of Rockport. town.rockport.me.us (207) 236-6971

SEARSMONT

Gibson Trails-Georges River Highland Path

Route 173 west to Ripley Corner Road. On-leash. Carry out all waste. Georges River Land Trust www.grlt.org/trails.html (207) 594-5166

SEARSPORT

Moose Point State Park

U.S. Route 1, 1.5 miles south of the center of town. On-leash. See State Park rules on page 4. Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands www.state. me.us/doc/parks. (207) 548-2882

Mosman Memorial Park

Water Street. On-leash. Open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Searsport has pooper-scooper law.Town of Searsport (207) 548-6372

Sears Island

Island Road. Walk from gate. On-leash. 4-ft. maximum leash length. Carry out all waste. Maine Department of Transportation www.state.me.us/doc/initiatives/SearsIsland/SearsIsland.shtml (207) 624-8200

STOCKTON SPRINGS

BANGOR

Route 1 in Stockton Springs On-leash. See State Park rules on page 4. Maine Bureau of Parks & Lands. www.state.me.us/doc/parks (207) 567-3356

12 Watchmaker St. www.bangordogpark.org

Fort Point State Historic Site

THOMASTON

Thomaston Dog Park

Dwight Street, off Rte 1, across the street from the Academy Building / Thomaston Library, between the traffic lights at Knox Street and High Street. thomastondogpark.org

Thomaston Town Forest, Baker Woods and Oyster River Bog sections-Georges River Highland Path

Bangor Dog Park

BAR HARBOR

www.ci.bar-harbor.me.us

Village Green

Main and Park Streets. On-leash. Town of Bar Harbor

Agamont Park

On waterfront between Main and West Streets and Newport Drive On-leash. Town of Bar Harbor (207) 288-4098

Bar Harbor Woodlands

On-leash. Carry out all waste. Georges River Land Trust www.grlt.org/trails.html (207) 594-5166

136 County Road. On-leash. Bags provided for waste. An off-leash dog park is planned for Summer 2008. Private campground www.barharborkoa.com (207) 288-3520

WARREN

Hadley Point Beach

Route 90 On-leash. Town of Warren maine.gov/local/knox/warren (207) 273-2622

Shore Path

Payson Park

WALDOBORO

Osborn Finch Wildlife Sanctuary

Dutch Neck Road. On-leash. Pemaquid Watershed Association www.pemaquidwatershed.org (207) 563-2196

BANGOR/ACADIA/ DOWNEAST ACADIA

Little Long Pond

Leash-Free Area Near Seal Harbor. Off-leash. Private land allows dogs off-leash. 6-ft. maximum leash length when on the Acadia National Park property while accessing the leash-free area. Friends of Acadia/U.S. National Park Service. www.friendsofacadia.org (207) 288-3338

Highway 3. On-leash. Town of Bar Harbor. (207) 288 4098 Main Street from Agamont Park On-leash. Town of Bar Harbor (207) 288-5103

Village Green in Downtown Bar Harbor On-leash. Town of Bar Barbor (207) 288-4098

BARING

Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge Charlotte Road. On-leash. Dogs must remain on the trails at all times. www.fws.gov/northeast/ moosehorn. (207) 454-7161

BROOKSVILLE

Maude E. and Eugene Snow Natural Area

Young’s Point Road. Do not park on road. On- and off-leash. Forty acres with shorefront on the Bagaduce River. No dogs allowed on Nab Island. Dogs must be under voice control when off-leash. (207) 326-9711

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The Brooksville trails listed below are part of the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands. See state park rules on page 5. FMI, go online to www. state.me.us/doc/parks/programs or call (207) 326-4012.

Aaron Trail Cape Rosier Road Backshore Trail Indian Barr Road Bakeman Farm Trail Cape Rosier Road Beaver Flowage Trail Lawrence Hill Road Fresh Pond Trail Lawrence Hill Road, Cape Rosier Road, and Otis Gray Road. Goose Falls Trail Lawrence Hill Road Holbrook Island Sanctuary Lawrence Hill Road

BUCKSPORT

Riverfront Walk

Hatch Cove Preserve

Route 166, just north of the British Canal. On- and off-leash. Ten acres of fields on the east side of road and 20 acres on the west side. Dogs must be under voice control when off-leash. The Conservation Trust www.theconservationtrust.net (207) 326-9711

Hatch Natural Area and Fredrick D. Foote Family Natural Area Battle Avenue. On-leash. Courtesy requested. Carry out all waste. Castine Town Office www.castine.me.us (207) 326-4502

Rene Henderson Natural Area

East side of Route 166A. On and off-leash. Eagle Trail and Garden Club Trail. Dogs must be under voice control when off-leash. The Conservation Trust (207) 326-9711

Wadsworth Cove Beach

Main Street. On-leash. Carry out all waste. City of Bucksport www.bucksportbayhealth.org (207) 469-7951

Wadsworth Cove Road. On-leash. Courtesy requested. Carry out all waste. Town of Castine www.castine.me.us (207) 326-4502

Bucksport School Trails

Witherle Woods Preserve

Miles Lane. On-leash. Carry out all waste. City of Bucksport www.bucksportbayhealth.org (207) 469-7951

Battle Avenue. On-leash. Courtesy requested. Carry out all waste. Maine Coast Heritage Trust www.mcht.org (207) 244-5100

CALAIS

CUTLER

Calais Waterfront Walkway

Pike’s Park. On-leash. Town of Calais. www.visitmaine.com/region/town_ calais.php. (207) 454-2211

CASTINE

Dyce’s Head Lighthouse

Battle Avenue. On-leash. Courtesy requested. Carry out all waste. Castine Town Office (207) 326-4502

Fort George

Battle Avenue. On-leash. Courtesy requested. Carry out all waste. Castine Town Office www.castine.me.us (207) 326-4502

Cutler Reserve Land UnitBold Coast Trail

Route 191 through Cutler Village On-leash. See State Park rules on page 4. Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands. www.state.me.us/doc/parks (207) 827-1818

Western Head Trail

Route 191, 4 miles east of Cutler village. On-leash. On-leash. See State Park rules on page 4. www.state.me.us/doc/parks (207) 259-3693

DEDHAM

Bald Mountain Trail

Route 46 to Johnson Road. Four miles on Dedham Road to Fire Road 62. Park on ledges. On-leash. See State Park rules on page 5.

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DEER ISLE

The Deer-Isle locations listed below are part of the Island Heritage Trust. For more information, go online to www.islandheritagetrust.com or call (207) 348-2455. Carry out waste.

Causeway Beach

Route 15, over Causeway Bridge on right. On- and off-leash. Must be under voice control when off-leash. Carry out all waste.

Edgar M. Tennis Preserve Sunshine Road. On-leash.

Mariners Park

Route 15 to Sunshine Road. Park on right. On- and off-leash. Must be under voice control when off-leash.

Settlement Quarry

Route 15 over Causeway Bridge to Oceanville Road. On-leash.

EASTPORT

Shackford Head State Park

State Route 190, west of downtown. On- and off-leash. See State Park rules on page 5. Dogs may be off-leash on your campsite, if well behaved and under voice control. www.state.me.us/doc/parks (207) 941-4014

ELLSWORTH Birdsacre

High Street. On- and off-leash 200 acres of land with trails. On-leash near entrance and complex. Offleash under voice control on trails. Carry out all waste. Stanwoood Wildlife Sanctuary www.birdsacre.com (207) 782-5238

Black Mansion Trails/Woodlawn Museum

Rt. 172 towards Blue Hill to Black House Drive. On-leash. Fields, orchards, gardens and two miles of wooded trails on grounds of museum estate. Woodlawn Museum www.woodlawnmuseum.com (207) 667-8671

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23 State Park Road. On- and offleash. See State Park rules on page 4. Dogs may be off-leash on your campsite, if well behaved and under voice control. www.state.me.us/doc/ parks (207) 667-4778

FRANKFORT

Swan Lake State Park

Route 141 in Swanville to Frankfort Road. On- and off-leash. Dogs may be off-leash on your campsite, if well behaved and under voice control. www.state.me.us/doc/parks (207) 525-4404

LUBEC

East Stream Trail

Commissary Point Road. On- and off-leash. Must be under voice control when off-leash. Carry out all waste. Cobscook Community Learning Center www.thecclc.org (207) 733-2233

Horan Head

Straight Bay Road. On- and off leash. Must be under voice control when off-leash. www.state.me.us/ifw (207) 434-5927

Morong Cove

Thompson Road. On- and off-leash. Must be under voice control when off-leash. Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife www.state.me.us/ifw (207) 434-5927

Quoddy Head State Park

973 N. Lubec Road. On-leash. See State Park rules on page 4. Dogs may be off-leash on your campsite, if well behaved and under voice control. www.state.me.us/doc/parks (207) 733-0911

Roosevelt Campobello International Park

On-leash. No dogs allowed in any buildings. Roosevelt Campobello International Park. www.fdr.net/ englishii/22park_walking_trails.html (506) 752-2922

NORTH BROOKSVILLE

length. Carry out all waste. Town of Stockton Springs (207) 567-3404

Young’s Point Road. On-leash. The Conservation Trust. www.theconservationtrust.net (207) 326-9711

WEST BROOKSVILLE

Maude E. and Eugene Snow Natural Area

NORTHEAST HARBOR Northeast Loop

12 Summit Road. On-leash. Twomile loop. Carry out all waste. Town Trotters. (207) 276-5184

ORLAND

Craig Brook Fish Hatchery/ Great Pond Mountain

Hatchery Road. On-leash. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. fws.gov/northeast/mainefisheries (207) 469-2803

ORONO

The Black Bear Route

University of Maine. On- and offleash. Dogs must be under voice control when off leash. Town of Orono. www.orono.org (207) 866-5065

PERRY

Sipayik Trail

Treatment Plant Road. On-leash. Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant Point www.wabanaki.com (207) 853-2600

Ferry Landing Natural Area Jones Point Road On-leash. The Conservation Trust www.theconservationtrust.net/ wst_page3.html (207) 326-9711

WHITING

Commissary Point

Commissary Point Road. On- and off-leash. Must be under voice control when off-leash. Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. www.state.me.us/ifw (207) 434-5927

WESTERN MAINE AUBURN

Alexander Harkins Preserve

19th Street, On-leash. Management plan under development. Androscoggin Land Trust www.androscogginlandtrust.org (207) 782-2302

Auburn Land Lab Trails & Holly Cooney Wellness Circuit

Fort Knox State Historic Site

Holbrook Road. On-leash. 1.2 mile loop on public and private land. Open dawn to dusk. Leave no trace Auburn Land Lab - School landlab.auburnschl.edu (207) 783-4563

ROQUE BLUFFS

Mount Apatite Recreation Area

PROSPECT

Route 174. On-leash. See State Park rules on page 4. www.state.me.us/ doc/parks. (207) 469-7719

Roque Bluffs State Park

Roque Bluffs Road. On-leash. See State Park rules on page 5. www.state.me.us/doc/parks (207) 255-3475.

STOCKTON SPRINGS Fort Point State Park

Fort Point Road. On-leash. See State Park rules on page 4. themaineshop. com/parks/fortpt (207) 941-4014

Garfield Road. On-leash. Open dawn to dusk. No dogs on the ball fields. City of Auburn www.auburnmaine. org (207) 784-0191

Spring Road Circuit

Holbrook Road. On-leash. Public and private land. Open dawn to dusk. Leave no trace. Auburn Land Lab Auburn School Department landlab.auburnschl.edu (207) 783-4563

Sandy Point Beach

Steamboat Wharf Road On-leash. 4-ft. maximum leash

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GUILFORD

Route 2 East. On-leash. Open sunrise to sunset. Bethel Chamber of Commerce www.bethelmaine.com/ recreation-activities. (207) 824-2282

Route 23 to Route 15. Parking near Guilford/Sangerville Bridge. On- and off-leash. Private land. Dogs must be under voice control when off-leash. Town of Guilford www.guilfordmaine.org (207) 876-2202

Mount Will

BRIDGTON

Bald Pate Mountain

State Route 107 South On- and off-leash. Dogs must be under voice control when off-leash. 480-acre preserve. Maps on web site. Pick up all waste. Loon Echo Land www.loonecholandtrust.org (207) 647-4352

FARMINGTON

Troll Valley Hiking & Mt. Bike Trail System

Rt. 2, at the lodge at Troll Valley On-leash. Only one dog per site. Some breeds not allowed. Privately owned by Troll Valley Campground. www.thecommunityconnector.org/directory/printl/1458 (207) 778-3656

FARMINGTON, JAY AND WILTON

Jay-Farmington Rail Trail

Oak Street. On-leash. See State Park rules on page 4. Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands www.state.me.us/doc/parks (207) 287-4956

FRYEBURG

Jockey Cap Trail

State Route 5 to Route 302 east Off-leash. Carry out all waste. Private and town ownership. www.fryeburgmaine.org/new_visit (207) 935-2306

Mount Tom

Old Mountain Road/Menotomy On-leash. See State Park rules on page 5. Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands. (207) 287-3821

GRAFTON

Mahoosuc Maine Public Reserve Land

Success Pond Road. On-leash. See State Park rules on page 5. Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands www.state.me.us/doc/parks (207) 778-8231

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HIRAM

Mount Cutler Trail

Mountain View Road. Off-leash. Open sunrise to sunset. Town of Hiram maine.gov/local/ oxford/hiram (207) 625-4663

LEEDS

Monument Hill Trail

North Road. Off-leash. Must be under voice control when off-leash. Great views of Mt. Washington from a fairly easy trail. Roadside parking is available. Open dawn to dusk. Leeds Historical Society (207) 524-2324

LEWISTON

Kennedy Park

Park and Pine Streets. On-leash. 16-ft. maximum leash length unless otherwise posted. Dogs not allowed in playground. City of Lewiston www.ci.lewiston.me.us/administration/kennedypark (207) 513-3000

Railroad Park

End of Beach Street off Lincoln Street. On-leash. No dogs allowed 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dogs must be kept in area farthest from planned playground and closest to river. City of Lewiston (207) 513-3000

Robin’s Garden & Dog Park

55 Strawberry Ave. Opened July 2010. Fenced, separate small dog area, gazebo, chairs, trees. No water, open sunrise to sunset. www.gahumane.org, 207-783-2311.

LISBON

Beaver Park

Cotton Road. On-leash. Dogs only allowed on road and hiking trails, not in the picnic areas or beaches. Open dawn to dusk. Day-use fee of $1 for residents, $3 for non-resi-

dents. Town of Lisbon www.lisbonme.org (207) 353-9075

Beaver Park Road

37 Cotton Road On-leash. Town of Lisbon www.lisbonme.org/parkdept.htm (207) 353-3000

Ricker Farm Trail

Mill Street. On-leash. Lisbon Trails www.lisbon.org. (207) 353-3000

LIMINGTON

Jagolinzer Preserve

Off Route 25 at the western edge of Limington (near Cornish town line) On-leash. Watch for bear and coyote. Carry out all waste. Francis Small Heritage Trust, Inc. www.FSHT.org (207) 637-3510

Sawyer Mountain Highlands

2.5 miles south of junction of Routes 25 and 117. On-leash. Watch for bear and coyote. Carry out all waste. Francis Small Heritage Trust, Inc. www.FSHT.org (207) 637-3510

LOVELL

The reserves listed for Lovell are part of the Greater Lovell Land Trust. Please observe all posted rules. Dogs must be under voice control when off-leash. For more information, including directions, go online to www.gllt.org or call (207) 925-1056.

Bishop’s Cardinal Reserve Chip Stockford Reserve Heald & Bradley Reserve Kezar River Reserve Sabattus Mountain Sucker Brook Outlet Reserve Wilson Wing Moose Pond Bog Preserve

MECHANIC FALLS

True Farm Living Forest

Abandoned road across from Edwards Road. Off-leash. Dogs must be under voice control. Open dawn to dusk. Working forests where timber operations may occur. New England Forestry Foundation neforestry.org/forestry/forestdetail.asp?id=78

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Grafton Notch State Park

1941 Bear River Road. On-leash. See State Park rules on page 5. Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands www.state.me.us/doc/parks (207) 824-2912

NORWAY

Railroad Trail

Danforth Street. On-leash. Read rules posted. Trail under construction. 1-1/4 mile loop already in place. Healthy Oxford Hills, Stephens Memorial Hospital (207) 743-5933 ext. 776

OXFORD

Page Family Community Forest

Paine Road. Off-leash. Must be under voice control. Open dawn to dusk. Working forests where timber operations may occur. New England Forestry Foundation www.newenglandforestry.org (978) 952-6856

Rangeley Lake State Park

South Shore Road. On-leash. See State Park rules on page 4. Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands www.state.me.us/doc/parks (207) 864-3858

Rangeley Lakes Trails Center Saddleback Mountain Road On-leash. Check posted signs for specified trails. Privately owned. rangeleymaine.com/hiking.shtml (877) 864-3881

RANGELEY AREA

The trails listed for the Rangeley area are on-leash unless marked otherwise. Check posted signs for specified trails. For detailed information, including directions to trails, go online to www.rangeleymaine.com/ hiking.shtml or call (877) 864-3881.

Angel Falls

17.6 miles south of Oquossoc.

Aziscoos Mountain

POLAND

Enter trail on Route 16, 17.7 miles west of Rangeley.

Empire Road. On-leash. See State Park rules on page 5. Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands www.state.me.us/doc/parks (207) 998-4104

Bald Mountain Trail

Range Ponds State Park

POLAND SPRING

Preservation Park Recreational Trails 115 Preservation Way On-leash. Open dawn to dusk. Poland Spring Bottling Company (207) 240-0078

RANGELEY

Bald Mountain

Bald Mountain Road. Follow marked trail to top of mountain.

Bemis Stream Trail

Start from Route 17, 5.2 miles south of South Shore Drive intersection.

Cascade Stream George Trail Route 4 south of Rangeley.

East Kennebago Mountain

Ten miles east of Rangeley on Route 16.

Bald Mountain Road. On-leash. Appalachian Trail recommends that dogs be leashed at all times as a matter of courtesy to other hikers and to minimize stress to wildlife. Appalachian Trail appalachiantrail. org (207) 778-4111

Forest Legacy Trail

Orgonon Hiking Trails

Enter on west side of Route 4 at the foot of Dodge Pond Hill between Rangeley and Oquossoc.

Dodge Pond Road. On- or off-leash. Must be under voice control when off-leash. www.wilhelmreichmuseum.org (207) 864-3443

Access by water across from Haines Landing or Route 16. 10.1 miles from Route 4 and Route 16 intersection in Oquossoc.

Hunter Cove Wildlife Sanctuary

Mountain Pond

Enter trail from Edelheid Road at utility pole #13.

Piazza Rock

Enter Appalachian Trail where it crosses Route 4 approximately 9 miles south of the center of Rangeley.

Round Top Trail

Trailhead is 2 miles on Dodge Pond Road from Route 4.

Smalls’ Falls

12 miles south of Rangeley on Route 4.

Spencer Pond

Follow Route 17, 12.7 miles from the intersection of Routes 4 and 17 in Oquossoc (9.1 miles from State Park Road).

West Kennebago Mountain

Take Route 16 west from Oquossoc.

SALEM TOWNSHIP Mount Abraham

Rapid Stream. On-leash. See State Park rules on page 4. Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands www.maine.gov/ doc/parks (207) 287-2631

SANDY RIVER PLANTATION

Appalachian Trail

The intersection of the Appalachian Trail and Route 4. On-leash. www.appalachiantrail.org (304) 535-6331

SEBAGO

Dennett Memorial Forest

Intersection of the Dyke Mountain Road and Hanson Road Off-leash. Must be under voice control. Open dawn to dusk. Working forests where timber operations may occur. New England Forestry Foundation www.newenglandforestry.org (978) 952-6856

Sebago Lake State Park

State Rt. 35 & 302 on the Casco town line. On-leash. See State Park rules on page 4. No dogs allowed in campground. Maine Bureau of Parks

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TURNER/HEBRON/ LEEDS

Androscoggin River Trails

From State Route 121, take Route 11 south. Off-leash. Dogs must be under voice control when off-leash. Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands www.state.me.us/doc/parks (207) 287-3061

Keene-Whitman Memorial Forest

East Hebron Road. Off-leash. Must be under voice control. Open dawn to dusk. Working forests where timber operations may occur. New England Forestry Foundation www.newenglandforestry.org (978) 952-6856

WATERFORD

Hawk Mountain

Mill Hill. On-leash. Open sunrise to sunset. Carry out all waste. Town of Waterford www.waterfordme.org (207) 583-4403

Mount Tire’m

Plummer Hill Road. On-leash. Open sunrise to sunset. Carry out all waste. Town of Waterford www.waterfordme.org (207) 583-4403

WELD

Pine Tree State Arboretum

Hospital Street, On-leash. Carry out all waste. Open dawn to dusk. Pine Tree State Arboretum www.pinetreestatearboretum.org (207) 621-0031

AUGUSTA, GARDINER AND HALLOWELL Kennebec River Rail Trail

Water Street. On-leash. Off-road bicycle and pedestrian walkway that connects neighborhoods within the Gardiner, Farmingdale, Hallowell and Augusta corridor. www.krrt.org

BENTON

Benton Riverfront

Park Walk Junction of State Routes 139 & 100 On- and off-leash. (207) 453-7191

FAIRFIELD

Mill Island Park

Island Street. On-leash. Riverfront walk. Maps available at Fairfield Town Office. www.fairfieldme.com (207) 453-7911

HINCKLEY

Good Will-Hinckley Walking and Mountain Bike Trails

Route 201. On-leash. 2500 acre campus. Trail map available at museum and guided programs available. Good Will Home Association www. gwh.org (207) 238-4250

Mount Blue State Park

MANCHESTER

KENNEBEC & MOOSE RIVER VALLEY

Scribner Hill Road. Off-leash. Dogs must be under voice control. Open dawn to dusk. Working forests where timber operations may occur. New England Forestry Foundation www.newenglandforestry.org (978) 952-6856

AUGUSTA

NORRIDGEWOCK

Between Capitol and Union Streets On- and off-leash. Dogs must be under voice control when off-leash. City of Augusta www.ci.augusta. me.us (207) 626-2352

Ferry Road. On-leash. Dogs are allowed, but children are the priority. Carry out all waste. Town of Norridgewock www.townofnorridgewock.com (207) 634-2252

299 Center Hill Road. On-leash. See State Park rules on page 5. Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands www.state.me.us/doc/parks (207) 585-2347

Capitol Park

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Allen-Whitney Memorial Forest

Oosoola park

NORWAY

Roberts Farm Preserve

Roberts Road. Managed by Western Foothills Land Trust. Dunham & Noyes Trails are for dog walkers, on-leash. www.wfltmaine.org, 207739-2124.

READFIELD

Luce Memorial Forest

Dan Luce Road. Off-leash. Must be under voice control. Open dawn to dusk. Working forests where timber operations may occur. New England Forestry Foundation www.newenglandforestry.org (978) 952-6856

WYMAN

Bigelow Preserve

Northern intersection of State Routes 16 and 27. On-leash. See State Park rules on page 4. Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands www.state.me.us/doc/parks (207) 778-8231 (978) 952-6856

MAINE HIGHLANDS BOWDOIN COLLEGE GRANT WEST

Elephant Mountain. Prong Pond Road. On-leash. $7 fee at toll gate. Open 24 hours. www.moosehead. net/hiking

DOVER-FOXCROFT

Peaks-Kenny State Park

Park Road. On-leash. See State Park rules on page 4. Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands www.state.me.us/doc/parks (207) 564-2003

GREENVILLE Lily Bay

13 Myrtles Way. On-leash. See State Park rules on page 5. Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands www.state.me.us/doc/parks (207) 695-2700

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DOG PARKS, BEACHES & TRAILS LITTLE MOOSE TOWNSHIP

MONSON

Little Moose (formerly Little Squaw) State Rt 6 & 15 north for 3 miles On-leash. See State Park rules on page 4. Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands www.state.me.us/doc/parks (207) 778-8231

MATTAWAMKEAG

Mattawamkeag Wilderness Park

1513 Wilderness Park Road On-leash. $3 per person day. Town of Mattawumkeag www.mwpark. com (207) 736-4881

Nahmakanta Maine Public Reserve Land

Golden Road. On- and off-leash. See State Park rules on page 4. Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands/ Appalachian Trail www.state.me.us/ doc/parks. (304) 535-6331

PRESQUE ISLE

Aroostook State Park

5 miles south of Presque Isle Center on U.S. Route 1. On-leash. See State Park rules on page 4. Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands www.state. me.us/doc/parks (207) 768-8341

AROOSTOOK BOWDOIN COLLEGE GRANT EAST Gulf Hagas

KI Road. On-leash. $7 fee at toll gate. Open 24 hours. www.northmainewoods.org/ki-jo (207) 435-6213

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INDEX

Accommodations

Waves Oceanfront Resort

OldOrchard Beach

25

16 Bay View

Camden

17

Wonder View Inn

Bar Harbor

25

Acadia Sunrise Motel

Trenton

19

York Harbor Inn

York Harbor

7

Alouette Beach Resort

Old Orchard Beach

8

Camps Resort

Oquossoc

21

Bayleaf Cottages & Bistro

Lincolnville Beach

16

Bald Mountain

Beach Walk Oceanfront Inn Old Orchard Beach

8

Best Western Merry Manor Inn Portland

25

Best Western White House Inn Bangor

25

Birches, The Rockwood 22

Veterinarians Animal Emergency Clinic

Portland

39

Atlantic Veterinary Care

Damariscotta

39

Blake Vet Northport 41 Maine Veterinary Referral Center

Scarborough

59

Midcoast Animal Emergency Clinic

Warren

41

PenBay Veterinary Associates

Rockport

41

Portland Veterinary Specialists

Portland

40

Boothbay Harbor Inn

Boothbay Harbor

25

Candlebay Inn

Freeport

11

Captain Jeffords Inn, The

Kennebunkport

8

Colony at Hulls Cove

Hulls Cove

18

Country Inn at Camden/Rockport, The

Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber

Boothbay Harbor 14

Rockport

16

Boothbay Railway Village

Boothbay Harbor 15

Falmouth Inn

Falmouth

11

Fireside Inn & Suites

Bangor

25

VStv 88 Rockport 58

Fireside Inn & Suites

Belfast

25

Fireside Inn & Suites

Portland

25

Fireside Inn & Suites

Waterville

25

Fisherman’s Wharf Inn

Boothbay Harbor

25

Flagship Inn & Suites

Boothbay Harbor

16

Grand Harbor Inn

Camden

17

Granite Inn Rockland 16 Lodge at Kennebunk, The

Kennebunk

9

Lord Camden Inn

Camden

Other Businesses

York Area Chamber of Commerce

York

8

Kennels Canine Inn Northport 41 Kamp K9 Scarborough 60 Pleasant Hill Kennels

Freeport

30

2

Retailers

17

Fish & Bone

Portland

Neptune Beach Hotel & Suites Old Orchard Beach

8

Pine Grove Cottages

Lincolnville Beach

22

Loyal Biscuit Co.

Rockland, Camden, Waterville, Belfast 36

Sea View Inn

Old Orchard Beach

25

Senator Inn & Spa

Augusta

25

Shorelands Guest Resort

Kennebunkport

24

Tugboat Inn

Boothbay Harbor

25

Planet Dog Portland 37

Restaurants Shaw’s Fish & Lobster Wharf Restaurant

New Harbor

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