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THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO ENJOYING MAINE WITH YOUR PETS!

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Southern Maine 8 Greater Portland 12 Midcoast 14 Downeast & Acadia

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Western Maine 24 Maine Highlands 25 Camping 26 Lodging 28 Restaurants 30 Doggie Doings 32 Best of the Best

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Kennels, Daycares, Sitters

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Veterinary Care 40 Cross Country Skiing

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Rescue Organizations

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Day Hikes 46 Dog Park Etiquette & At the Beach

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But, ask most Mainers and they’d say they didn’t need a survey to tell them that... just look around and you can see it for yourself. Maine boasts more than 75 dog-friendly beaches, over a thousand pet-friendly lodging facilities, dog parks in many larger towns and cities, and miles and miles of pet-friendly hiking trails. Maine towns top numerous petfriendly lists. One Green Planet and the TravelChannel voted Bar Harbor the 2nd and 3rd most petfriendly 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”. During the summer months, businesses in these towns, as well as others, put out water dishes to help keep pets hydrated. According to one TripAdvisor survey, “49% of pet owners said they plan to travel with their pets in the next 12 “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” JOSH BILLINGS

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Maine’s slogan, “The Way Life Should Be” holds true for pets as well as people. According to The Safewise Report Maine is ranked #1 as the “Most Pet-friendly State in America.” months.” With Maine hosting tens of millions of visitors each year, we want to make our guests know their pets are welcome here too. 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 in-depth list of the state’s best pet-friendly parks, beaches and trails to visit! Maine is also home to a monthly newspaper, Downeast Dog News, written entirely about the dog community (visit: downeastdognews.com). 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 find petMAINE a valuable resource in making your stay in Maine with your pets even more enjoyable!

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SOUTHERN MAINE

The southern Maine region is the most popular area for visitors coming to the state as it is only an hour’s drive from Boaston, the hub of New England. For many others, it is only a two to three hour ride to hit our southern border. Our southern Maine region is a tourist’s delight with a mix of rocky coastline and some of the most inviting sandy beaches in all the state. The towns and villages alolng the southern coast are filled with history and unique shopping experiences. There’s no shortage of diverse dining experiences from gourmet to casual takeout food, cozy coffee shops and lively brew-pubs with outside pet-friendly seating.

THE YORKS One of southern Maine’s petfriendliest communities is The Yorks. It’s famous for long sandy beaches, and a safe, family-friendly beach-town atmosphere. 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 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 8

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 Gaol (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.

OGUNQUIT Neighboring 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

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to find unique restaurants, lots of accommodation choices, and pleasant shopping experiences. 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 trailheads, and lots of opportunities to be alone in the woods and one with nature.

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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.

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 pet-friendly. The Eastern trail is the perfect place to walk, or run, alone or with your pets because it

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

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GREATER PORTLAND

The biggest challenge facing the visitor to Maine’s Greater Portland area is deciding what to do first. Should you take a delightful harbor cruise to see the lighthouses dotting Casco Bay? Go on a shopping spree to the malls, designer outlets, craft and pottery stores?. FidoFriendly Magazine selected Portland as one of the “50 Best of the Best in the Dog World.” Portland’s major artery, Congress Street, will bring you to museums, art galleries, antique shops, studios and theaters. You’ll find that walking around Portland is leisurely leading you from the downtown area to the lure of the waterfront and to nearby parks. Both historic and hip, the Port is where you can admire Maine’s largest working waterfront, enjoy live entertainment

at popular pubs, or browse through shopping boutiques for everything from organic dog biscuits to imported spices to fine apparel. As for where to stay, if you prefer to lodge somewhat outside of Portland proper, the surrounding towns of Cape Elizabeth, South Portland, Falmouth, Freeport, Yarmouth, Westbrook and Scarborough all boast an assortment of comfortable accommodations. Many now welcome pets so you don’t want to leave Fido at home! There are at least a dozen restaurants in Portland and the surrounding areas that allow dogs at sidewalk café settings, outside decks, and on porches. Some quaint retail shops are known to allow pets if you ask before you enter.

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THE BOATING CAPITAL OF NEW ENGLAND

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MIDCOAST To the Maine visitor who prefers boating to beach bumming, there is no better region to explore than the Midcoast. The shoreline along this area—from Brunswick and Harpswell to Belfast and Bucksport—is dramatic, and reflective of Maine’s rich maritime history. Unlike the sandy seashores of Southern Maine, this region features a rougher, rockier coastline more in keeping with Hollywood’s picture of the Pine Tree State. Comprised of thousands of peninsulas, inlets, coves, harbors and islands, Midcoast is a magnet for shipping, sailing and boat building. Excursion boats of all shapes and sizes, from windjammers to working lobster boats, offer passengers, and often their pets, close encounters with whales, seals, seabirds and lighthouses.

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Here you will find quaint fishing villages to explore, historic sites, museums—the Maine Maritime Museum is especially engrossing— and of course plenty of lovely shops, restaurants and wineries to investigate. And although early settlers to the Midcoast area focused primarily on building Maine’s fishing and boatbuilding industries, they also built dozens of majestic sea captains’ mansions, many of which are open for touring. Throughout the Midcoast region, summer means strawberry, blueberry and lobster festivals and there are farmers’ markets cropping up in almost every town. Camden and Rockland are the sites of two of the larger of these.

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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.

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CAMDEN-ROCKLAND AREA According to Heidi Vanorse of the Loyal Biscuit pet supply stores, this coastal area is a great place for visitors with dogs. “There are lots of places along the coast to run and

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Just a stone’s throw from Rockland are plenty of dog-friendly places to hike in neighboring communities such as Thomaston, Camden, Hope and Lincolnville. Many local hotels and even a few restaurants allow dogs. There are doggie day cares where you can leave your pet for the day if you plan on visiting the local museums, like The Farnsworth or the Owls Head Transportation Museum, and attractions. 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.

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DOWNEAST & ACADIA

Mount Desert Island, Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor and Cadillac Mountain—these are the breathtakingly beautiful destinations that call most visitors to the Downeast region of Maine. Natives and visitors alike know, however, that there is more to see and do in this area, a lot more!

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.

The residents of Downeast Maine often claim to be the “real Mainers”. They welcome visitors with true down-home hospitality, in locales such as the twin cities of Bangor and Brewer, Bucksport, Ellsworth, Trenton, Southwest Harbor, Northeast Harbor, Deer Isle, Blue Hill, Stonington, Machias, Calais, Eastport, Lubec and Prospect Harbor.

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.

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DOWNEAST & ACADIA

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. Downtown businesses care enough for Fido to keep water bowls filled outside their door. The area is well known for its pet-friendliness … many activities (like day cruises) allow pets and pet-friendly hotels pepper the island.

ACADIA Acadia National Park scores high marks for dog-friendliness. Dogs are allowed on most of the 120 miles of hiking trails and 45 miles of carriage trails, as long as they are on a leash not more than six-feet long. Dogs are not allowed on sand beaches, in

public buildings or on park ranger tours. Specific trails where dogs are not allowed for safety reasons include the Ladder Trail, the Precipice, Beehive, South Bubble Ridge, Jordan Cliffs and Beech Cliffs Ladder Trail. One exception to Acadia’s leash rule is a privately owned section of the park near Seal Harbor, called Little Long Pond, where dogs can run and play off-leash, as well as swim in the pond. A dog owner’s gem and tail-wagging favorite, local canine fanatics call Little Long Pond the dog park of Acadia. FMI, go online to www.acadia. national-park. com or call (207) 2883338 or (800) 358-8550.

Completely renovated in May 2018! Enjoy a wealth of amenities in a convenient location when choosing the Gold Award Winning Comfort Inn® in Ellsworth, ME. Our pet-friendly, non-smoking hotel is ideally located near many of the area’s top attractions, which include: Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, Blue Hill Bangor and Schoodic Peninsula., Hotel Amenities • Choice Hotels Gold Award Winner • Bus & Truck Parking • Exercise Room • Guest Laundry • Free Coffee • Business Center • Interior Corridors • Iron & Ironing Board • Outdoor Parking

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WESTERN MAINE

BETHEL & BRIDGTON 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. 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 Bethel. There are places that offer mining excursions in search of mica, beryl, quartz, and tourmaline, Maine treasures that are plentiful in the area. Lakes and rolling hills surround Bridgton, which 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. 24

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.

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. 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. Year round, 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 fishing. If hitting the links is what you’re looking for you’ll find that in Rangeley as well. Winter brings Nordic and alpine skiing, snowmobiling and ice fishing. Expect the foliage season to peak from late September to mid-October. Thousands of acres of woodland provide you with rolling hills filled with breathtaking colors and beauty.

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At 5,267 feet, there’s Mt. Katahdin, the northern finish line to the Appalachian Trail. Spectacular views and challenging trails draw hikers to its summit every year to make a pilgrimage to the highest point in Maine. There’s Baxter State Park, with almost 210,000 acres of wilderness, complete with unspoiled lakes, ponds, streams, rivers, and waterfalls for people and pets to enjoy. The Park has year round campsites available with areas for lean-tos and tents as well as bunkhouses and cabins. Availability is limited so check ahead for information. www.baxterstateparkauthority.com Snowmobiling and boating round out the other seasons in the park.

400 miles of shoreline. It serves as home to 80 islands.

MAINE HIGHLANDS

If you want to get away from it all and really get away, consider a trip to the Maine Highlands with our pet. About a five-hour drive from Portland, you’ll find yourself in the ultimate wilderness where woodlands outnumber houses and distances can be traveled without seeing a soul.

The Allagash Wilderness Waterway was established by the Maine Legislature in 1966 to preserve, protect, and enhance the natural beauty, character, and habitat of a unique area. It is a magnificent, 92-mile-long ribbon of lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams winding through the heart of northern Maine’s vast commercial forests. Guided excursions are available in the Maine Highlands for whitewater rafting, canoeing or kayaking deep into the wilderness, fresh water fishing, mountain biking, rock-climbing or hunting. Visit Lincoln, Greenville or Millinocket to shop or to connect with the local town experience. Area residents have been welcoming visitors for ages and they know how to make you feel at home. We recommend you call ahead and make sure your excursion or lodging is pet-friendly if you plan to bring Fido along.

You’ll love a visit to Moosehead Lake. This gigantic lake is approximately 40 miles long and 10 miles wide with over

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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CAMPING For more than 8 decades Maine has been able to call itself “Vacationland.” The best of the outdoors is offered here in Maine, and no matter the reason or the season, there will never be a shortage of outdoors to enjoy in Maine. Maine’s reputation as the great outdoors allows campgrounds to offer every style of camping available today and there are several. It simply depends on one thing, you and what you are looking to get out of your Maine camping experience. When beginning your search, it may be smart to start with a quick review of camping styles to see which suits your specific needs. Bring along your pet and enjoy your Maine camping vacation with your entire family! Pets are often an important part of camping families. Many campgrounds in Maine allow pets. Some campgrounds just allow small dogs, while other campgrounds allow dogs of all sizes as well as other pets. Management has to be sensitive to non-pet owners’ comfort levels when formulating their rules for their properties. Please call ahead to be sure the campground you 26

choose has a pet policy that works for you. You are better off knowing in advance than arriving and finding your pet is unwelcome or will incur extra charges of which you weren’t previously aware. Here are some examples of rules you might expect: 1. Say yes to the leash! Keep pets on a short leash at all times. 2. Make sure your pet has some type of identification on him in case he should stray away from camp. 3. Carry proof of vaccinations. 4. If you leave, take your pet with you. 5. Pick up after your pet and properly dispose of all pet waste in trash receptacles. 6. You are responsible for your pet’s behavior. 7. For health and safety reasons pets are not allowed in pool and playground areas. Happy Camping! Kathy Dyer, Executive Director, Maine Campground Owners Association CampMaine.com

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Alouette Beach Resort Old Orchard Beach see ad on page 9 Beach Walk Oceanfront Inn Old Orchard Beach see ad on page 9 Captain Jefferds Inn Kennbeunkport see ad on page 10 Hid n’ Pines Campground Old Orchard Beach see ad on page 29 Lodge at Kennebunk Kennebunk see ad on page 11 Neptune Beach Hotel & Suites Old Orchard Beach see ad on page 9 Shorelands Guest Resort Kennebunk see ad on page 10 Sea View Inn Old Orchard Beach see ad on page 29 York Harbor Inn York Harbor see ad on page 9 Waves Oceanfront Resort Old Orchard Beach see ad on page 29

GREATER PORTLAND: Best Western Merry Manor Inn Portland see ad on page 29 Falmouth Inn Falmouth see ad on page 12 Fireside Inn & Suites Portland see ad on page 29

Boothbay Harbor Inn Boothbay Harbor see ad on page 29

Tugboat Inn Boothbay Harbor see ad on page 29

Country Inn at Camden/ Rockport Rockport see ad on page 19

Wiscasset Woods Lodge Wiscasset see ad on page 12

East Wind Inn Tenants Harbor see ad on page 18 Fireside Inn & Suites Belfast see ad on page 29 Fisherman’s Wharf Inn Boothbay Harbor see ad on page 29 Flagship Inn Boothbay see ad on page 16 Grand Harbor Inn Camden see ad on page 20 Granite Inn Rockland see ad on page 19 Linekin Bay Resort Boothbay Harbor see ad on page 28 Lord Camden Inn Camden see ad on page 20 Maine Summer Dog Union see ad on page 20 Pine Grove Cottages Lincolnville see ad on page 17 Point Lookout Northport see ad on page 19

BANGOR / ACADIA / DOWNEAST: Atlantic Eyrie Lodge Bar Harbor see ad on page 21 Best Western White House Inn Bangor see ad on page 29 Ellsworth Comfort Inn Ellsworth see ad on page 22 Fireside Inn & Suites Bangor see ad on page 29 Wonder View Inn Bar Harbor see ad on page 29

MAINE HIGHLANDS: The Birches Rockwood see ad on page 25

KENNEBEC MOOSE RIVER VALLEY: Fireside Inn & Suites Waterville see ad on page 29 Senator Inn & Spa Augusta see ad on page 29

MIDCOAST: 16 Bay View Hotel Camden see ad on page 20 Bay Leaf Cottages Lincolnville Beach see ad on page 19 Boothbay Craft Brewery Boothbay see ad on page 16

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DINING

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: 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 Huots Seafood Restaurant 29 Eastern Ave, Saco Rollover Cafe 358 Mile Rd., Wells The Clam Shack 2 Western Ave., Kennebunk

GREATER PORTLAND: Azure Cafe 123 Main St., Freeport Bad Dog Deli 680 US Route 1, Scarborough Beals Old Fashioned Ice Cream 12 Moulton Street, Portland El Rayo Taqueria 101 York St, Portland

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Federal Spice 225 Federal St., Portland Gilbert’s Chowder House 92 Commercial Street, Portland Gritty McDuff’s 396 Fore St, Portland Harraseeket Lunch & Lobster Main St., South Freeport Johnny Rockets 1 Freeport Village, Freeport Linda Bean’s 88 Main St., Freeport Lobster Shack 225 Two Lights Rd, Cape Elizabeth 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

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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 Gril 1 West Street 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

DINING

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 Perry’s Lobster Shack 1076 Newbury Neck Rd., Surry 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 Young’s Lobster Pound 2 Fairview St., Belfast

WESTERN MAINE: Bald Mountain Camps Resort 125 Bald Mountain Rd, Oquossoc The Gingerbread House 55 Carry Road, Oquossoc Café Di Cocoa 125 Main St., Bethel

"Doggy and Me" are 6-legged tours for you and your favorite pet! Enjoy treats and eats at local shops and restaurants along with helpful tips for nutrition, fun canine facts and local stories along the way. Tours are super fun, limited in size, last 1.5-2 hours, traverse 1/4-1/2 mile and benefit Maine animal welfare societies and refuge leagues. Foodie Tours without dogs also available.

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DOGGIE DOINGS GREATER BANGOR BARK FOR LIFE

HOPS & HOUNDS

Bangor • June 2 A noncompetitive mini Relay for Life walking event at Hollywood Casino Raceway in Bangor. It’s where teams of co-workers, families, community members, workout buddies and friends all gather with their canines to support those battling cancer, celebrate those who have beaten the odds, and honor those who have lost their fight. FMI: relayforlife.org/barkbangor

Eliot • June 16 12pm – 5pm at Raitt Homestead Farm Museum. Hops & Hounds is a family-friendly, dog-loving day of fun to not only celebrate the dogs we love, but raise shelter and adoption awareness all while enjoying food trucks, beer, contests, prizes, entertainment, and more! facebook. com/hopsandhounds

RESCUE DAY AT THE RAILWAY Boothbay • June 3 Held at the Boothbay Railway Village from 10am – 4pm. A full day of activities including the opportunity to adopt a dog! Demonstrations, vendors, barrel train rides, locally made pet products, local rescues and more. Admission is free with a donation of pet food or items for the rescues. FMI: railwayvillage.org

FUR BALL Portland • June 15 The party of the year! 6pm at AURA, Portland. The Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland’s largest fundraising event supports the more than 4,000 pets that they care for every year. Food, drinks, music, raffle, a silent and live auction. Tickets on sale: arlgp.org/furball

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BARK IN THE PARK Portland • June 22 Bring your dog to a SeaDogs game – start the game with a parade around the ball field led by Slugger, then enjoy the game in the bleacher section. Tickets are available at the Planet Dog Company Store at 211 Marginal Way in Portland, planetdog.com, or by calling 1-800381-1516.

FUN DOG DAY Oxford Hills • June 24 Responsible Pet Care of Norway is holding Fun Dog Day at the Oxford Fairgrounds on Sunday, June 24th from 10:00 to 3:00, rain or shine. There will be contests and games for dogs and their people. 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.

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Northeast Harbor • July 24 Held at the Asticou Inn. This festive event includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and LIVE music. Silent and live auction items. All the proceeds from the event will help support the operation of the SPCA of Hancock County. Tickets are $125 and reservations are required. FMI: spcahancockcounty.org

Gardiner • September 8 10am – 2pm. Four-legged friends and their owners celebrate with special demonstrations and events. FMI:gardinermainstreet.org

BOATYARD DOG TRIALS Rockland • August 12 Annual event during the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show, August 10-12 at the Harbor and Buoy Park (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. Procession of canine competitors at 10:15 on the show grounds and the official trials will begin at 10:30 a.m. on the waterfront. Admission to the trials is included in the price of a show ticket. Visit: maineboats.com/boatshow

SAVE A STRAY 5K & FESTIVAL Freeport • August 25 This is the Coastal Humane Society’s 5k, walk and festival for the shelter pets. Live music, demonstrations, food trucks and much more. Held at LL Bean Campus. FMI: saveastray. coastalhumanesociety.org

ALES FOR TAILS Portland • August 25 Held at Thompson’s Point, Portland. This dog-friendly beer festival has tails wagging every year! This annual sell-out event features breweries from across the state pouring their hand-crafted ales to support pets in need. arlgp.org

PET ROCK IN THE PARK Portland • August 26 Join Portland Veterinary Specialists from 11am- 4pm at Deering Oaks Park for our annual Pet Rock in the Park. This dog-friendly event features LIVE music, animal demonstrations, food vendors, pet products, service vendors, animal shelters and rescue organizations. To benefit the Animal Cancer Foundation.

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WIENERFEST Belfast • September 9 Held at Steamboat Landing Park, 11am - 3pm. A celebration of dachshunds and the people who love them. Costume contest, parade, doxie derby, hot dog contest and more. The event benefits PAWS Animal Adoption Center. FMI: pawsadoption.org/events

STRUT YOUR MUTT Kennebunk • September 9 Annual benefit event that consists of a two-mile scenic seaside stroll with your favorite canine along Mother’s Beach (Beach Avenue). Proceeds will go to the Animal Welfare Society’s Sadie Fund, which helps pay for medical treatment for homeless animals. FMI: animalwelfaresociety.org or call (207)985-3244.

BANGOR HUMANE SOCIETYʼS PAWS ON PARADE Bangor • September 29 25th year! 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. FMI or to pre-register: bangorhumane.org or call (207)942-8902.

WHISKER WALK & FAMILY FUN DAY Rockland • October 6 Pope Memorial Humane Society’s Event in Harbor Park. You do not need a dog to participate because this family event has something for everyone. FMI: humanesocietyofknoxcounty.org

AUCTION FOR THE ANIMALS November 29 • Rockport Silent and Live Auction. This event will be held at 5:30pm at the Samoset Resort and will benefit PAWS Animal Adoption Center. FMI: pawsadoption.org/events

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2017 BEST OF THE BEST

BEST VETERINARIAN PRACTICE

BEST TRAINER

Boothbay Animal Hospital 285 Wiscasset Rd. Boothbay (207) 633-3447 boothbayanimalhospital.com

Mr. Dog Training 270 State St., West Bath (207) 798-1232 mrdogtraining.com

Taylor Brook Animal Hospital 33 Millett Dr., Auburn (207)784-1726; taylorbrookanimalhospital.com

Gooddogz Greater Portland (207)671-2522 gooddogztraining.com

Auburn Animal Center 308 Center St., Auburn (207)784-2000 auburnanimalcenter.com

FITdogMAINE 119 Bishop St., Portland bex@fitdogmaine.com fitdogmaine.com

BEST GROOMER

BEST PET STORE

The Muddy Paw 46 Bay St., Winslow (207)872-2100 Find us on Facebook

Two Salty Dogs 22 McKown St., Boothbay Harbor (207) 633-7387 twosaltydogs.net

The Doggz Inn 65 Washington St., Auburn (207)333-3640 sites.google.com/site/thedoggzinn

Loyal Biscuit Rockland, Camden/Rockport, Belfast, Waterville (207)594-5269 loyalbiscuit.com See our ad on pg. 17

Coastal Creations 80 Central St., Bucksport (207)479-0248 coastalcreationspetsalon.wordpress. com

Planet Dog 211 Marginal Way, Portland (207)347-8606 planetdog.com See our ad on pg. 63

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BEST DAYCARE/BOARDING

Mountain Dog Cookie Co. Scarborough www.facebook.com/MountainDogCookieCo/

The Coastal Dog 144 Middle Rd., Edgecomb (207)882-6700 thecoastaldog.net

Belted Cow Co. 247 Portland St., Yarmouth (207)846-3364 beltedcow.com

Renaissance Dogs 127 Main Rd., Holden (207)989-9977 renaissancedogs.com

Sew Fetch Collars Machias www.facebook.com/Sewfetchdogcollars/

Happy Tails 119 Bishop St. Portland (207)797-2488 happytailsportland.com

BEST SHELTER

BEST PET FRIENDLY LODGING

Animal Refuge League 217 Landing Rd., Westbrook (207)854-9771 arlgp.org See our ad on pg. 45

Lincoln County Animal Shelter 27 Atlantic Highway, Edgecomb (207)882-9677 lincoln.coastalhumanesociety.org See our ad on pgs.41 & 43

Coastal Humane Society 30 Range Rd., Brunswick (207)725-5051 coastalhumanesociety.org See our ad on pgs. 41 & 43

Flagship Inn 200 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor (207) 633-5094 boothbaylodging.com See our ad on pg. 16

Inn by the Sea 40 Bowery Beach Rd., Cape Elizabeth (207)799-3134 innbythesea.com

Cod Cove Inn 22 Cross Rd., Edgecomb (207)882-9586 codcoveinn.com

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KENNELS, DAYCARES & 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 the ASPCA, here are a few things to avoid when selecting a boarding facility ... 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. 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? If boarding, don’t forget to label what you leave with indelible ink, including bedding, toys, food if your dog has a special diet, medications, proof of vaccinations, and contact information,

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Over 1/2 acre of outdoor play areas Please come for a free tour!

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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 neutered; 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.

Daycare & Boarding Supervised Playgroups Large Outdoor Play Yards Individualized Attention (207) 593-7913 311 Park St. Rockland, Maine small animal medicine surgery ~ dentistry

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FEATURED PET CAREGIVERS Betty McBrien, Insured Pet Sitter 30 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 pg. 37 The Coastal Dog 144 Middle Rd., Edgecomb 207-882-6700 thecoastaldog.net Damariscotta Veterinary Clinic 530 Main St., Damariscotta 855-445-0601 damariscottavetclinic.com Cat Boarding Only Haggett Hill Kennels 93 Dodge Rd., Edgecomb 207-882-6709 haggetthillkennel.com

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Harbor Hounds 311 Park St., Rockland 207-593-7913 harborhoundsmaine.com See our ad on pg. 37 Lucky Paws Pet Sitting Services 2938 Western Ave, Newburgh 207-234-7298 barkdannasofmaine.com Maine Summer Dog 156 Payson Rd., Union 207-785-2090 mainesummerdog.com See our ad on pg. 20 Paw Print Lodge 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 on pg. 36

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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. If you are relocating or are a current resident of Maine please consult this list for a veterinarian in your local area. Whether you are looking for full-time veterinary care or require an emergency visit please contact the practice for more information on what services they provide.

FEATURED VETERINARIANS Animal Emergency Clinic & Specialty Care 739 Warren Ave., Portland 207-878-3121 animalemergencyclinicportland.com See our ad on pg. 41

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

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

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

Blake Veterinary Hospital 66 Atlantic Highway, Northport 207-789-5700 blakevet.com See our ad on pg. 37

Brewer Veterinary Clinic 111 Pierce Rd., Brewer 207-989-6531 brewervetclinic.com Damariscotta Veterinary Clinic 530 Main St., Damariscotta 855-445-0601 damariscottavetclinic.com

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Portland Veterinary Specialists 739 Warren Ave., Portland 2255 Congress St., Portland 207-780-0271 portlandvetspecialists.com See our ad on pg. 39

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

Sunray Animal Clinic 73 Admiral Fitch Ave., Brunswick 207-725-6398 sunrayvet.com

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CROSS COUNTRY SKIING So, you want to go cross-country skiing? So does your pooch (sans skis, of course). Dogs simply love running on cross-country ski trails, especially the groomed ones. But not all cross-country ski areas welcome Fido. In fact, most don’t. So the question becomes where to go cross-country skiing with dogs. It’s sometimes hard to remember, but not everyone loves your dog as much as you do. Some cross country ski areas post their dog policy prominently on their website. We felt that the policy posted on the Memphremagog Ski Touring Trails’ website (mstf. net) captured the essence of what most of these policies say, and are reprinting with permission:

DOG POLICY: Dogs are allowed on Memphremagog Ski Touring Trails but inconsiderate dog owners are not. Your “always 42

friendly” pooch may not be seen as such by the 5 year-old they bound up to; unless your dog never gets rambunctious or hostile to other dogs, they should be on a leash. Also, PLEASE take the time to kick any dog mess OFF the trails. There it is in a nutshell. If you want you and your dog welcome in the future, make sure he’s a good citizen on the trails. Remember, you and your dog can be asked to leave at any time, even if you paid for a full day ticket, so obey any rules and use common courtesy. Here is a list of MAINE cross-country ski areas that welcome dogs: Bethel Village Trails: 1km dog trail Carter’s XC Ski Centers (Bethel and Oxford): “We do allow dogs on the entire trail system, but we charge a trail fee ($15) for the dogs. We sometimes make exceptions with small dogs: 2 for $15.00. Later in the

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Five Fields Farm: 20km dog trails Harris Farm XC Ski Center: 40km of dog trails. Allows dogs on any trails midweek, non-holiday only (“as long as the snow is not too soft”).

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season: $10.00. Most people love the idea of taking their dog out on all the trails and don’t mind paying.” Editor’s note: Dogs can do a lot of damage to groomed trails by leaving punching holes with each step, so it absolutely makes sense for XC areas to charge a fee to cover the extra work associated with allowing them.

Carrabasset Valley Narrow Gauge Recreation Trail: Allows dogs on 6 miles of groomed trail. Rangeley Lakes Trails Center: Allows dogs only on ungroomed snowshoe trails. Quarry Road Recreation Area: One short dog trail separate from main trail network. Article by easternslopes.com

YOUR BEST FRIEND IS WAITING FOR YOU! Coastal Humane Society and Lincoln County Animal Shelter provide love, shelter, and medical care to 3,500 animals every year, and place them in loving, adoptive homes like yours. Visit us in Brunswick or Edgecomb to find your new family member and give an animal in need a second chance!

Donate • Volunteer • Meet Adoptable Pets

coastalhumanesociety.org

Call 207-725-5051 (Brunswick) or 207-882-9677 (Edgecomb) for more information!

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Old Dogs News Digs

Underhound Railroad

olddogsnewdigs.com

underhoundrailroad.org

RESCUES

Buddy Up Animal Society

SEARSMONT

Miracle German Shepherd Dog Rescue of ME

buddyupanimalsociety.org

FREEPORT

Tall Tails Beagle Rescue

miraclegsdmaine.org (207)266-9676

AUBURN

talltailsbeaglerescue.org (207)797-5392

SKOWHEGAN

Greater Andro. Humane Society gahumane.org (207)783-2311

AUGUSTA

Animal Rescue of Kennebec arkofmaine.org

FRYEBURG

Harvest Hills

shsanimalshelter.com (207)474-6493

harvesthills.org (207)935-4358

SO. PORTLAND

GORHAM

The Pixel Fund

Kennebec Valley Humane Soc.

thepixelfund.org

pethavenlane.org (207)626-3491

HARPSWELL

Maine Greyhound Placement greyhoundplacement.com (207)626-2893

BANGOR

Bangor Humane Society bangorhumane.org (207)942-8902

BATH

Souly Maine Pet Rescue soulymainepetsrescue.rescueme.org

BRUNSWICK

Coastal Humane Society coastalhumanesociety.org (207)725-5051 See our ad on page 41 & 43

Passion for Pets Rescue passionforpetsrescue.org (207)798-1262

CAMDEN

PAWS Animal Adoption pawsadoption.org (207)236-8702 See our ads pages 45 & 63

CHERRYFIELD

The Ark Animal Shelter thearkpets.org (207)546-3484

CUMBERLAND

Homeless Animal Rescue Team hartofme.com (207)829-4116

EDGECOMB

Somerset Humane Society

Puppy Love

Almost Home Rescue almosthomerescue.net

THOMASTON

Pope Memorial Humane Society

puppyloveme.org

humanesocietyofknoxcounty.org (207)594-2200

KENNEBUNK

TOPSHAM

Animal Welfare Society animalwelfaresociety.org (207)985-3244

KENNEBUNKPORT Lucky Pup Rescue

luckypuprescue.org See our ad on page 45

LINCOLN

Penobscot Valley Humane Society penobscotvalleyhumanesociety.org (207)794-3457

NORTHPORT

Maine Coast Animal Rescue blakevet.com (207)789-5700

NORWAY

Responsible Pet Care responsiblepetcare.org (207)743-8679

PENOBSCOT

Peace Ridge Sanctuary peaceridgesanctuary.org (207)722-3035

PORTLAND

Coastal Maine Great Dane Rescue coastalmainegreatdanerescue.com (207)729-0679

TRENTON

SPCA Hancock County spcahancockcounty.org (207)667-8088

WARREN

Catahoula Rescue of New England nehoularescue.com See our ad page 45

WATERVILLE

Humane Society Waterville Area hswa.org (207)873-2430

WESTBROOK

Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland arlgp.org (207)854-9771 See our ad page 45

Fetching Hope Rescue fetchinghope.com

Little Paws Big Hearts Pekingese Rescue

WINDHAM

littlepawsbigheartspekerescue. webs.com

mainelabrescue.com

Maine Lab Rescue

Lincoln County Animal Shelter lincoln.coastalhumanesociety.org (207)882-9677 See our ad on page 41 & 43

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ALES FOR TAILS

A DOG-FRIENDLY BEER FEST SATURDAY, AUGUST 25 | THOMPSON’S POINT

“...because all dogs deserve a safe and happy forever home” Non-profit, all breed rescue based in Southern Maine www.luckypuprescue.org

Education • Rehabilitation • Guardianship • Adoption Dedicated 501(c)3 rescue working with shelters and dog owners of both Catahoula Leopard Dogs & Australian Cattle Dogs along the East Coast. 30 Clements Point Rd, Warren, ME 04864 207.273.1320 | 207.975.2909 mehoularescue.com www.facebook.com/CatahoulaNewEngland

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DAY HIKES From brief hikes to challenging ones, Maine has it all. Here are a few to consider during your visit to Maine

BRADBURY MOUNTAIN STATE PARK – POWNAL CENTER Total route 1.3 miles Here’s a hike on a woodland loop that leads to the summit of a lone mountain. This is a quiet, attractive park in southern Maine, not far from several other trailheads. Woodland campsites here offer relative seclusion and the trails are rarely crowded. General location: Inland from North Yarmouth in Cumberland County.

RING AND BLUEBERRY BUFF TRAILS- YORK Total route 1.8 miles Here’s a climb through mixed woods past ledge outlooks to the 691-foot summit for distant views of the Atlantic coast. The town of York owns the crown of 180 acres. Trails are designated for various recreational 46

activities; a few are designated for hiking only. A lodge at the summit may be rented for family picnics, gatherings, and group programs. Special Features: There are wonderful views from ledges halfway up trail and there’s the mountain top lodge.

JORDAN POND PATH (JORDAN POND SHORE TRAIL) – NORTHEAST HARBOR Total route 3.3 miles On this hike you will have expansive views of Jordan Pond, the Bubbles, and Jordan Cliffs, as well as a chance to see ducks or watch kayakers. The graded gravel path on the east side of the pond is particularly easy, and the 4,000 feet of log bridges on the west side help smooth the way over what would otherwise be a potentially wet, rocky, and root-filled trail.

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BALD ROCK MOUNTAIN CAMDEN Total route 3.6 miles You’ll experience a day hike to the summit of a mountain overlooking the upper reaches of Penobscot Bay where the mountain meets the sea. The view is spectacular and usually not crowded. A shelter near the summit is suitable for an overnight stay though you need to check with park officials in advance. General location: Camden Hills State Park west of Lincolnville Beach and north of Camden in Knox and Waldo Counties in midcoast Maine.

MOUNT KATAHDIN VIA THE KNIFE EDGE- MILLINOCKET Total route 9.5 miles This is a challenging day hike to the top of Mount Katahdin along a granite ridge called the Knife Edge. This is one of the most spectacular hikes in the east, with views of Moosehead Lake, the Penobscot River, and the mountains and hills of Acadia National

Park and Camden Hills State Park. Mount Katahdin is the final stop on the northern section of the Appalachian Trail. General location: Mount Katahdin is in the southern part of Baxter State Park, in Piscataquis County central Maine. The trailhead is a 45-minute drive from the town of Millinocket.

MARGINAL WAY – OGUNQUIT Total route 1 mile This is a village hike along a mile-long section on the Atlantic Ocean. Marginal Way is probably the most popular village walk in Maine. The village of Ogunquit is a famous tourist town, full of curio shops and fine restaurants. The walk along Marginal Way will give you a leisurely jaunt. The ocean views here are spectacular. General location: The town of Ogunquit is about 18 miles north of the New Hampshire border, in York County.

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DOG PARK ETIQUETTE Most of Maine’s dog-friendly beaches are peaceful places. So too are Maine’s dog parks. 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. 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 his or her 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 bags available; 48

others do not. Always bring your own, just in case. • Dogs must be supervised at all times, even when they are offleash. • When off-leash, dogs must still be under voice control. • If your dog becomes aggressive or hyperactive 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. Some parks have sources of water for pets. Bring a bottle for your dog to be on the safe side. These

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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.

MAINE STATE PARK RULES: Please observe the following rules when on state-controlled land such as the state parks. For more information, visit www.maine.gov/doc/parks/ programs • Pets must be on a leash not exceeding four feet in length and must not be left unattended. • No pets are allowed on state park beaches. • 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.

THINGS TO REMEMBER AT THE BEACH: 1. Not all dogs can swim. Find some quiet water and give your dog a chance to show you if he can swim or not by encouraging him to follow you. 2. Drinking salt water is a bad idea. So, pack plenty of water to keep you both hydrated. 3. Invest in a life vest. Waves, current, and rip tides can quickly exhaust your dog, and that can be deadly. 4. Use sunscreen. Get a sunscreen specially formulated for dogs. 5. Beware of submerged dangers. 6. Don’t overdo it. 7. Cold water can hurt. 8. Rinse thoroughly.

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SOUTHERN MAINE 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

Sea Point Beach

Kennebunk Dog Park

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.

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. 207-967-2712 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

KENNEBUNK

Fort Foster Park

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

Fort McClary State Historic Site

Gooch’s and Kennebunk Beaches

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

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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

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

From U.S. State Route 1, take State Route 103 east for two miles. The fort is on the right. Onleash. See State Park rules on page 4. Maine Bureau of Parks & Lands www.state.me.us/doc/parks (207) 439-2845

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

OGUNQUIT

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. Offleash. 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 Note that some Saco beaches are privately owned and others are public. 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

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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. Onleash. 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

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

Wells Recreation Park

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

The Atlantic Way, Plymouth and Vines Trails

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

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

Rail 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

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

Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge

Wells Harbor Community Park

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

Ted Wells Memorial Trail

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

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

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

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

WELLS Drake’s Island Beach

Shapleigh Conservation Trail

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

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Camp Ellis Beach

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 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 offleash 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 www.yorkmaine.org or call (207) 363-1000

Cape Neddick Beach Harbor Beach Long Sands Beach Short Sands Beach Wiggley Bridge/Steadman Woods Beach Mount Agamenticus Agamenticus Road. On- and offleash. 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

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CAPE ELIZABETH

PEAKS ISLAND

Crescent Beach State Park Bowery Beach Road. On- and offleash. 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 1000 Shore Road. On-leash. No dogs allowed in buildings. Town of Cape Elizabeth www.portlandheadlight.com (207) 799-2661

Two Lights State 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

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

Capisic Pond Park 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

Deering Oaks Park Route 1 and Route 25. On-leash. 25ft. 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

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

Dougherty Field

Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park

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Route 25 to Douglas St.On-leash. 25-ft. maximum leash length.

Portland Parks and Recreation

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

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

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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

Spring Point Shoreway

Higgins Beach

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

Payson Park

Stroudwater River Trail

On- and off-leash. No dogs allowed 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 15 through September 15. Dogs may be off-leash 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

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

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

Old Orchard

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 Recreation. www.ci.portland.me.us/voter/ doggie.asp (207) 874-8793

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 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

Riverton Park Riverside Street. Off-leash. Dogs may be off leash if under voice

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

Valley Street Park

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 off-leash and owner must have voice control and carry leash sunrise to 9 a.m. Town of Scarborough www.scarborough.me.us (207) 730-4000

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

Valley Street. Off-leash. Fenced dog park. 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

SOUTH FREEPORT

Western Promenade

New England Forestry Foundation

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

POWNAL

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

Bliss Woods

South Street. Off-leash. Must be under voice control. Open dawn to dusk. Working forests where timber operations may occur.

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

SCARBOROUGH

Greenbelt Walkway

On- and off-leash. No dogs allowed 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 15 through September 15. Dogs may be off-leash and owner must have voice control

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

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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

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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. cityofbelfast.org (207) 338-3370 ext. 27

Belfast Dog Park Walsh Field, near Routes 1 and 52.. Off-leash. Fenced park on 1.4 acres. Separate area for small dogs. City of Belfast. cityofbelfast.org (207)338-3370 ext. 27 All Belfast City Parks are pet-friendly as long as pets are on a leash. FMI contact the city of Belfast.

BOOTHBAY REGION The Boothbay Region Land Trust has many opportunities for you to get outside and explore with your dog. They recommend keeping pets on a leash from April 15th through August 15th. Here is a list of their dog friendly preserves:

Gregory Hiking Trail Linekin Preserve & Burley Loop Ovens Mouth Preserve Penny Lake Preserve Porter Preserve Lobster Cove Meadow

Wilkinson Park

Singing Meadows Preserve

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

FMI: www.bbrlt.org

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.

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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. Onleash. 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

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

JEFFERSON

Damariscotta Lake State Park 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

KNOX/MONTVILLE

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

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.

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

Tanglewood 4-H Camp and Learning Center

PALERMO

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

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

MONHEGAN ISLAND

Palermo Preserve

Monhegan Island

ROCKLAND

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

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

MONTVILLE

Frye Mountain Loop-Georges River Highland Path From Route 3 take Route 220 north to Walker Ridge Road.On-leash. Carry out all waste.Georges River Land Trust www.grlt.org/trails.html (207) 594-5166

M-N-Ocie Memorial Forest 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

OWLS HEAD

Birch Point Beach State Park

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CAMDEN

Rockland Boardwalk

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

Rockland Walking Trails 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

Dublin Road to Ballyhac Road. Entrance on left. On-leash. Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands

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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

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

WARREN

Payson Park

SEARSMONT

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

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

WALDOBORO

Gibson Trails-Georges River Highland Path

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 pooperscooper law.Town of Searsport (207) 548-6372

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

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

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

STOCKTON SPRINGS

BANGOR

Sears Island

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

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

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Bangor Dog Park 12 Watchmaker St. www.bangordogpark.org

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. Onleash. Town of Bar Harbor (207) 288-4098

Bar Harbor Woodlands 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

Hadley Point Beach Highway 3. On-leash. Town of Bar Harbor. (207) 288 4098

Shore Path Main Street from Agamont Park. Onleash. 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. 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.

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Lawrence Hill Road

Holbrook Island Sanctuary Lawrence Hill Road

BUCKSPORT

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

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

CALAIS

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

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 offleash. 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

Oceanville Road. On-leash.

Wadsworth Cove Beach

Shackford Head State Park

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

Witherle Woods Preserve Battle Avenue. On-leash. Courtesy requested. Carry out all waste.

Maine Coast Heritage Trust www.mcht.org (207) 244-5100

CUTLER

Cutler Reserve Land Unit-Bold Coast Trail Route 191 through Cutler VillageOnleash. 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. Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands www.state.me.us/doc/parks (207) 287-2209

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

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EASTPORT

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

Lamoine State Park 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 offleash. Must be under voice control when off-leash. Carry out all waste. Cobscook Community Learning Center www.thecclc.org (207) 733-2233

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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

Maude E. and Eugene Snow Natural Area Young’s Point Road. On-leash. The Conservation Trust. www.theconservationtrust.net (207) 326-9711

NORTHEAST HARBOR Northeast Loop

12 Summit Road. On-leash. Two-mile 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

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PERRY

Auburn Land Lab Trails & Holly Cooney Wellness Circuit

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

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

Sipayik Trail

PROSPECT

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

ROQUE BLUFFS

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. themaineshop.com/parks/fortpt (207) 941-4014

Sandy Point Beach Steamboat Wharf Road. On-leash. 4-ft. maximum leash length. Carry out all waste. Town of Stockton Springs (207) 567-3404

WEST BROOKSVILLE

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 offleash. 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

Mount Apatite Recreation Area 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

BETHEL

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

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. Onleash. 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

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

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

Bishop’s Cardinal Reserve

Robin’s Garden & Dog Park

Sabattus Mountain

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

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.

GRAFTON

LISBON

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

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

Mount Tom

Mahoosuc Maine Public Reserve Land

GUILFORD

Guilford Memorial River Walk 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

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

Beaver Park

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

Ricker Farm Trail

Chip Stockford Reserve. Heald & Bradley Reserve

Kezar River Reserve 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

NEWRY

Grafton Notch State Park 1941 Bear River Road. On-leash. See State Park rules on page 5.

Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands

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

www.state.me.us/doc/parks (207) 824-2912

LIMINGTON

Railroad Trail

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.

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FRYEBURG

NORWAY

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

POLAND

Range Ponds State Park Empire Road. On-leash. Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands www.state.me.us/doc/parks (207) 998-4104

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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. 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.

Route 4 south of Rangeley.

East Kennebago Mountain Ten miles east of Rangeley on Route 16.

Forest Legacy Trail 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

Appalachian Trail

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

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Mountain Pond

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

Rangeley Lake State Park South Shore Road. On-leash. 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.

Enter trail from Edelheid Road at utility pole #13.

Piazza Rock

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 and Lands www.state.me.us/doc/parks (207) 693-6613

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.

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

Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands

Round Top Trail

Keene-Whitman Memorial Forest

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

www.state.me.us/doc/parks (207) 287-3061

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

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WELD

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

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

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

Bemis Stream Trail

SEBAGO

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

Bald Mountain Trail

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

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Appalachian Trail

Mount Blue State Park

Dennett Memorial Forest Intersection of the Dyke Mountain

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Capitol Park 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

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

MANCHESTER

DOVER-FOXCROFT

Memorial Forest.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

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

Allen-Whitney

NORRIDGEWOCK Oosoola park

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

NORWAY

Roberts Farm Preserve Roberts Road. Managed by Western Foothills Land Trust. Dunham & Noyes Trails are for dog walkers, on-leash. www.wfltmaine.org 207-739-2124.

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

DOG PARKS, BEACHES & TRAILS

KENNEBEC & MOOSE RIVER VALLEY

Peaks-Kenny State Park

GREENVILLE Lily Bay

13 Myrtles Way. On-leash. Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands www.state.me.us/doc/parks (207) 695-2700

LITTLE MOOSE TOWNSHIP

Little Moose (formerly Little Squaw) State Rt 6 & 15 north for 3 miles. Onleash. 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. Onleash. $3 per person day. Town of Mattawumkeag www.mwpark.com (207) 736-4881

MONSON

Nahmakanta Maine Public Reserve Land Golden Road. On- and off-leash. Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands/ Appalachian Trail www.state.me.us/ doc/parks. (304) 535-6331

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

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

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INDEX

Accommodations

Other Businesses

16 Bay View

20

Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce

23

Alouette Beach Resort

9

Bell’s Pet Photography

43

Atlantic Eyrie Lodge

21

Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber

13

Bayleaf Cottages & Bistro

19

Boothbay Railway Village

15

Beach Walk Oceanfront Inn

9

EZ-Pass Maine Turnpike

4

Best Western Merry Manor Inn

29

Maine Campground Owners Assoc.

27

Best Western White House Inn

29

Sprague & Curtis Real Estate

3

Birches, The

25

York Area Chamber of Commerce

10

Boothbay Craft Brewery

16

Boothbay Harbor Inn

29

Rescues & Shelters

Captain Jefferds Inn

10

Animal Refuge League

Comfort Inn-Ellsworth

22

of Greater Portland

45

Country Inn

19

Coastal Humane Society

41, 43

East Wind Inn

18

Catahoula Rescue of New England

45

Falmouth Inn

12

Lincoln County Animal Shelter

41, 43

Fireside Inn & Suites Bangor

29

Lucky Pup Rescue

45

Fireside Inn & Suites Belfast

29

PAWS Animal Adoption Center

45, 63

Fireside Inn & Suites Portland

29

Fireside Inn & Suites Waterville

29

Fisherman’s Wharf Inn

29

Flagship Inn & Suites

16

Grand Harbor Inn

20

Granite Inn

19

Hid N’ Pines Campground

27

Linekin Bay Resort

28

Lodge at Kennebunk

11

Lord Camden Inn

20

Maine Summer Dog

20

Neptune Beach Hotel & Suites

9

Pine Grove Cottages

17

Point Lookout 19 Sea View Inn

29

Senator Inn & Spa

29

Shorelands Guest Resort

10

Tugboat Inn

29

Waves Oceanfront Resort

29

Wiscasset Woods Lodge

12

Wonder View Inn

29

York Harbor Inn

9

Restaurants

Bay Leaf Cottages & Bistro

19

Boothbay Craft Brewery & Tavern

16

Maine Foodie Tours

31

Quarry Tavern 18 Shaw’s Fish & Lobster Restaurant

31

Wan-e-set Restaurant

18

Retailers

Fish & Bone Portland

2

Loyal Biscuit Co.

17

Peapod Jewelry 7 Planet Dog 63 Veterinarians

Animal Emergency Clinic Maine Veterinary Medical Center

64

Midcoast Animal Emergency Clinic

41

Portland Veterinary Specialists

39

Kennels

Canine Inn

37

Harbor Hounds 37 Pleasant Hill Kennels

62

41

Blake Vet 37

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