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WELCOME Maine, New England’s northernmost state, is renowned as one of the best places to vacation. Famous for mouth-watering lobster, more than sixty picturesque lighthouses, over 3,400 miles of beaches, the Maine State Animal the mighty moose, the first national park established east of the Mississippi River ... Acadia National Park, L.L.B e a n, delicious blueberries and, of course, majestic mountains, it’s natural beauty is unparalleled and has been luring people here for years. Maine’s equally proud to be known as one of the most pet-friendly states in the US! Former President Barack Obama brought the then “first dog” (Bo) to Maine for the family vacation. Maine’s so pet-friendly it boasts a monthly newspaper, Downeast Dog News, written entirely about the dog community (visit: downeastdognews. com).

Maine towns top numerous pet-friendly lists ... One Green Planet and the TravelChannel voted Bar Harbor the 2nd and 3rd most pet-friendly town in the US respectively. pettravel.com listed Maine as a pet-friendly state and FidoFriendly Magazine selected Portland as one of the “50 Best of the Best in the Dog World”. petMAINE, Maine’s only statewide travel guide written exclusively for people traveling with their pets, offers information about pet-friendly lodging, restaurants, activities, and communities ... plus, an all-inclusive list of the state’s best pet-friendly parks, beaches and trails! The Boston Globe is quoted as saying petMAINE “is a must-have for folks who can’t bear to leave Rover at home.” We hope you enjoy our state and our guide and find it a valuable resource in making your stay in Maine with your pets even more enjoyable!

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Dog Doings Calendar

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Rescues

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Crossing the Border

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Southern Maine

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Greater Portland

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Boothbay Harbor

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Rockland – Camden

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Bar Harbor – Acadia

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Western Maine

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Lodging

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Camping

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Restaurants

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Best of the Best

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Kennels, Daycares, Sitters

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Veterinary Care

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Comfortable Cabin Retreats

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Tick Prevention

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At the Beach

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Maine Coon Cat

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Weddings

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Dog Parks, Beaches & Trails

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Published by RFB Advertising LLC & Maine Pet News LLC Publisher: Wendi Smith Editor: Jenn Rich Design: Abbey Newkirk, ANDesign Please address inquiries to: Publisher, RFB Advertising LLC & Maine Pet News LLC 266 Meadow St. Rockport, ME 04856 (207) 230-0260 info@gotravelmaine.com www.gotravelmaine.com www.downeastdognews.com Mobile: finditinme.com All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. © 2017 petMAINE is a trademarked name Copy Disclaimer: All reasonable efforts have been made to verify the information contained herein at the time of publication. The copyright holder assumes no responsibility and disclaims all liability for errors, omissions or for the suitability, whether stated or implied, of the park, beach or trail for use by human or canine. Rules, restrictions, hours of operation, city ordinances and state laws are subject to change. Phone numbers and/or Web addresses have been provided to obtain and verify current information. Note: Admissible into Canada FREE OF DUTY under tariff item 98080000.000. Land exempt from Federal Sales Tax. Volume 6

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DOG DOINGS CALENDAR DOCK DOGS

GREATER BANGOR BARK HOPS & HOUNDS FOR LIFE Eliot • June 17 Bangor • June 3 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

FAMILY FREE FUR ALL BOOTHBAY

June 4 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 and more. Admission is free with a donation of pet food. FMI: railwayvillage.org

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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, Tito’s Handmade Vodka Drinks, contests, prizes, entertainment, shopping and more! This event will benefit and feature many Rescue and No-Kill Shelters with on-site lovable, adoptable dogs.

BARK IN THE PARK

Portland • June 23 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 1-800-381-1516.

Scarborough • June 23-25 Pet Life will again host the high flying action of DockDogs® the independent governing and sanctioning body for dock jumping and dock diving canine performance sports. The exciting and crowd drawing action will be taking place at Pet Life in Scarborough, 200 Expedition Drive. FMI: petlifestores.com or dockdogs.com

FUN DOG DAY

Oxford Hills • June 25 Responsible Pet Care of Norway is holding Fun Dog Day at the Oxford Fairgrounds on Sunday, June 25th 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.

WINE & WHISKERS

Northeast Harbor • July 25 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

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BOATYARD DOG TRIALS

Rockland • August 13 Annual event during the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show, August 11-13 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. Visit: maineboats. com/boatshow

SAVE A STRAY 5K & FESTIVAL

Freeport • August 26 This is the Coastal Humane Society’s 5k, walk and festival for the shelter pets. Live music, food trucks and much more. Held at LL Bean Campus. FMI: saveastray.coastalhumanesociety.org

PET ROCK IN THE PARK

Portland • August 27 Join Portland Veterinary Specialists and the Animal Emergency Clinic of Portland from 11am- 4pm at Deering Oaks Park for our annual Pet Rock in the Park. Featuring LIVE music, animal demonstrations, food vendors, pet products, services, animal shelters and rescue organizations. To benefit various charities including Emma’s Foundation for Canine Cancer.

BARKS IN THE PARK

Gardiner • September 9 Four-legged friends and their owners celebrate with special demonstrations and events. FMI:gardinermainstreet.org

WIENERFEST

Belfast • September 10 Held at Steamboat Landing Park, 11am - 3pm. A celebration of dachshunds, those “little dogs with big personalities” and the people who love them. FMI: pawsadoption.org/ events

STRUT YOUR MUTT

Kennebunk • September 10 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.

WHISKER WALK & FAMILY FUN DAY

Rockland • September 16 (tentative, check website) Pope Memorial Humane Society’s Event in Harbor Park 9am – 2pm FMI: humanesocietyofknoxcounty.org

PET FAIR & FAMILY DAY

Ellsworth • September 23 Held at the Woodlawn Museum. A day for pet friendly people and PETS! Representatives from non-profit rescue groups, a chance to meet some of the pets looking for forever homes at the SPCA of Hancock County, Live Music, Crafters, Food, Sno-cones for the pups, Games & prizes for Children & DOGS, supported by Local Businesses…AND MORE!! RAIN OR SHINE! You can bring your well-behaved, leashed pet with you. spcahancockcounty.org

BANGOR HUMANE SOCIETY’S PAWS ON PARADE

Bangor • September 30 The walk begins at the public parking lot on the Bangor Waterfront and continues around the waterfront. The event features a variety of sponsors, vendors, and highlights such as a pet costume contest and shelter dog runway show. Dogs must be registered prior to the parade. FMI or to register, bangorhumane.org or call (207)942-8902.

AUCTION FOR THE ANIMALS

November 30 • Rockport 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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RESCUES Bath

Old Dogs New Digs olddogsnewdigs.com; woof@ olddogsnewdigs.com Buddy Up Animal Society buddyupanimalsociety.org; info@buddyupanimalsociety.org

Auburn

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

Augusta

Animal Rescue of Kennebec (A.R.K.) arkofmaine.org; arkofmaine@ gmail.com Kennebec Valley Humane Society pethavenlane.org; (207)6263491 Maine Greyhound Placement greyhoundplacement.com; (207)626-2893

Bangor

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

Souly Maine Pet Rescue soulymainepetsrescue.rescueme.org; soulymainepetsrescue@comcast.net

Brunswick

Coastal Humane Society coastalhumanesociety.org; (207)725-5051 See our ad on page 11 Passion for Pets Rescue passionforpetsrescue.org; (207)798-1262

Camden

PAWS Animal Adoption pawsadoption.org; (207)236-8702 See our ad on page 11

Cumberland

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

Edgecomb

Lincoln County Animal Shelter lincoln.coastalhumanesociety. org; (207)882-9677 See our ad on page 11

Underhound Railroad underhoundrailroad.org; underhoundtara@underhoundrailroad.org

Freeport

Tall Tails Beagle Rescue talltailsbeaglerescue.org; (207)797-5392

Fryeburg

Harvest Hills harvesthills.org; (207)9354358

Gorham

The Pixel Fund thepixelfund.org; contactus@ thepixelfund.org

Harpswell

Puppy Love puppyloveme.org; info@puppyloveme.org

Kennebunk

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

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Kennebunkport

Lucky Pup Rescue luckypuprescue.org; luckypuprescue@yahoo.com See our ad on page 9

Thomaston

Westbrook

Topsham

Fetching Hope Rescue fetchinghope.com; fetchinghoperescue@gmail.com

Pope Memorial Humane Society humanesocietyofknoxcounty. org; (207)594-2200

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

New Boston (NH)

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

Beagles of New England States (BONES) bonesbeagle.org; (508)473-2228

Trenton

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

Norway

Wayland (MA)

Almost Home Rescue almosthomerescue.net; INFO_AHR@yahoo.com

Lincoln

Northport

So. Portland

Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland arlgp.org; (207)854-9771

Windham

Maine Lab Rescue mainelabrescue.com; info@ mainelabrescue.com

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

Warren

Responsible Pet Care members.petfinder. com/~ME44/index.htm; (207)743-8679

Catahoula Rescue of New England nehoularescue.com; sln2310@ yahoo.com See our ad on page 8

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Waterville

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

German Shepherd Rescue of New England gsrne.org; (978)443-2202

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

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

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CROSSING THE BORDER Maine opens its doors to thousands of Canadian tourists each year, warmly welcoming vacationers who come to enjoy the state’s quiet woods, pristine waterways and bountiful shopping. Border crossings between the U.S. and Canada are generally easy, but with a pet in tow the passage can become a bit more complicated. For example, in order to bring a dog into Maine from Canada, the pet’s owner has to: • Provide proof that the animal has been vaccinated for rabies at least 30 days prior to entering the country (puppies younger than three months and cats are exempt from this regulation). • Dogs 15 months and older who have been previously vaccinated for rabies, but for whom the vaccination has expired, may cross into the US immediately upon receiving a booster vaccination, as long as they received their first rabies vaccination after they were 3 months old. • Animals crossing the border into the U.S. are subject to inspection. If they look unhealthy for any reason, or especially if they appear to be carrying an infectious disease that could be transmitted to humans, they may be detained, quarantined or refused entry. As for going in reverse, from the U.S. into Canada, the rules are similar. Dogs are allowed into Canada if the owner carries a signed rabies certificate or a signed veterinary certificate declaring that the dog is originating from a country recognized by Canada as being rabies-free. (The U.S. is not considered rabies-free.) Dogs under three months are exempt. 10

Travelers may bring pet food and treats for their personal use into Canada, if they meet all of the following requirements: • No more than 20 kg (44 pounds) may be transported. • The pet food or treats must be of US origin, commercially packaged, and unopened. • The pet food or treats must be in the possession of the traveler at the time of entry from the US. • The animal that will eat the imported products must accompany the traveler at the time of entry. • The imported product must be fed only to the animal that accompanied the traveler into Canada. Other Canadian regulations to keep in mind: Service dogs are exempt from documentation requirements as long as their owner accompanies them. (Even service dogs need a rabies certification to enter the U.S.) Pit bulls are not allowed into the province of Ontario, there are no exceptions for tourists. Other Canadian areas, like Montreal and Quebec have “dangerous dog” restrictions The best advice is to check with officials at the specific crossing station you plan to use. There are 24 of these along the 611mile U.S.-Canadian border.

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PET-FRIENDLY SOUTHERN MAINE The Yorks are famous for its long sandy beaches, and 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 off leash, but under the owner’s control. From 6:00pm until sunrise, dogs are allowed back on the beach as long as they are leashed.

Nubble Lighthouse is one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world and is a popular spot for residents and visitors alike. It has a small park with benches that make it a peaceful place to rest and reflect. Once a summer-season-only resort area, York has become a year-round vacation destination. The Museums of Old York maintain numerous historic buildings including Jefferds’ Tavern, the John Hancock Wharf, the Old Goal (America’s oldest jail), the Emerson-Wilcox House. This museum is located in the heart of York Village and offers lectures and special events throughout the year. It is open for tours in the summertime.

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Lobstering, fishing, boat building and farming were the foundations of the economy until the late 1800’s when the southern Maine coast began to attract summer visitors in large numbers. 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.

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You can easily walk around the downtown village of Ogunquit 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 hike 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 wood and one with nature.

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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 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.

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PET-FRIENDLY GREATER PORTLAND There’s fine dining, outstanding art, New England architecture, live theater, lush parks, great shopping experiences, professional sports teams, and a working waterfront. Yes, Portland and the surrounding towns have it all. 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. The Old Port, with its brick laden streets and eclectic selection of shops and specialty retailers, is just waiting to be explored.

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. Bon Appétit magazine named Portland as “America’s foodiest small town,” and the New York Times calls it “one of the best places to eat in the Northeast.” Many area hotels are known for providing extra special services for your pet family member. Annual dog events abound in Greater Portland and draw hundreds of attendees and animals. These include the Woofminster Amateur Dog Show & Cover Challenge and Paws in the Park—more evidence in itself of Portland’s dog-friendliness.

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PET-FRIENDLY BOOTHBAY HARBOR There are miles of hiking trails just waiting to be discovered that offer everything from relaxed strolls to challenging hikes in Boothbay Harbor. Spend a peaceful afternoon amid stunning gardens or at a tranquil park, or exploring the seaside village and all its charm.

lar with many varied gardens to view. The gardens change with the season so multiple visits bring new floral experiences each time. Dogs are allowed in the parking areas at the gardens and on an adjacent dog trail.

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.

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Take a tour of one of the lighthouses in the area or sign up for an excursion on one of the sightseeing tours. Particular favorites are the dolphin and whale watching excursions or the puffin cruises that seek out the unusual looking birds. The Boothbay Railway Village offers rides on an authentic steam locomotive that winds its way around a recreated Maine coastal village. You’ll learn about the technology of steam engines and automobiles and you might even score a ride in one of the Railway’s Ford Model T’s. Here you’ll also find the Maine Botanical Gardens, where the landscape is spectacu-

Come dine with us in our Bier Garten or in the NEW Pavilion Outpost at Boothbay Craft Brewery & Watershed Tavern. Barley has created a dog menu for all his buddies to enjoy!

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Pet friendly RV pull through sites too. 301 Adams Pond Road, Boothbay ME Online for reservations: boothbaycraftbrewery.com or call (207)633-3411

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PET-FRIENDLY ROCKLAND-CAMDEN 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 swim,” she says, “and although it’s not an official dog park, you can always find a playmate for your pooch at Snow Marine Park in the South End (and the great ocean view is a plus).” 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,” Vanorse adds, “and Harbor Hounds is a doggie day care where you can leave your pet for the day if you plan on visiting the local museums and attractions.

Rent bikes and leaf peep on two wheels in the brisk fall air, or take the bikes by ferry to an island and pedal the perimeter. Then, if Fido gets dirty while you’re off playing tourist, you can always bring him to our self-serve dog wash.”

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PET-FRIENDLY BAR HARBOR-ACADIA BAR HARBOR Bar Harbor is the best-known and largest town in the northeast section of Mount Desert Island and leads to one of the entrances to Acadia National Park. Four million visitors are inspired by a visit to Acadia National Park in Maine every year. The Park is comprised of 49,000+ acres of rock-bound coast on Mount Desert Island, a portion of the Schoodic Peninsula on the mainland, and offshore islands. There are 100 miles of hiking trails and 45 miles of carriage roads in the park where pets are permitted with certain restrictions and guidelines. For a great view of the Bar Harbor area, take Shore Path, which starts near the town pier and continues along the eastern shore. Bar Island, which you can walk to at low tide, gives you a spectacular view when you look back toward Bar Harbor with the towering mountain in the background. Bar Harbor is home to College of the Atlantic where you can visit the George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History that investigates, interprets, and displays the natural world of Maine. You can walk, hike, and bike just about anywhere, which makes the Bar Harbor area

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

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 acadia.nationalpark.com or call (207) 288-3338 or (800) 358-8550.

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

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SUMMER WINTER 207.288.5154 520.760.0479 YEAR ROUND CELL - 520.906.9435 BOX 974, BAR HARBOR, ME 04609

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BETHEL Situated in the Androscoggin River valley surrounded by some of the highest mountains in Maine, Bethel was first settled in 1768. Now a quiet resort town, it is full of quaint shops and tranquil streets where visitors can enjoy a casual stroll to experience its New England village charm. Year round recreation abounds with the likes of hiking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and golf in the spring and summer. The fall foliage in the area is among the best in Maine. The Bethel area offers many choices for accommodations and eateries. You’ll find many B&B Inns that offer an intimate, home like setting and there are plenty of choices from among the locally run restaurants, lounges and pubs. The Sunday River complex offers hotels and lodges with accommodations such as health and fitness centers, saunas, swimming pools and spa services. Camps, cottages, vacation rentals and campgrounds round out the available places to stay. Grafton Notch State Parks offer wonderful opportunities to commune with nature. Nearby and convenient access will bring you 26

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.

BRIDGTON 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. 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.

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For accommodations, you’ll find excellent choices including cottages, motels, inns and extended vacation rentals.

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

Expect the foliage season to peak from late September to mid-October. Thousands of acres of woodland provide you with rolling hills filled with breathtaking colors and beauty. With the snows and dropping temperatures come Nordic and alpine skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and ice fishing. If you snowmobile, you’ll appreciate the more than 150 miles of groomed snowmobile trails. These trails are part of the local Interstate Trail System that connects with the New Hampshire and Canadian systems. Or visit Rangeley State Park with its 690 acres of woodland and lakes for all year outdoor fun (see the state park rules on page 50). Whatever season you visit the Rangeley Lakes Region you’ll find excellent pet-friendly accommodations, including cottages, inns, motels, B&Bs, campgrounds and condos. Your visit will be complete with the great variety of restaurants, shops, galleries, and attractions such as museums, covered bridges and entertainment centers.

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PET-FRIENDLY LODGING STATEWIDE:

Lafayette Properties Statewide, see ad on page 29

SOUTHERN MAINE:

Grand Harbor Inn Camden, see ad on page 22 Granite Inn Rockland, see ad on page 21

Alouette Beach Resort Old Orchard Beach, see ad on page 15

Linekin Bay Resort Boothbay Harbor, see ad on page 28

Beach Walk Oceanfront Inn Old Orchard Beach, see ad on page 15

Lord Camden Inn Camden, see ad on page 22

Captain Jefferds Inn Kennbeunkport, see ad on page 13

Pine Grove Cottages Lincolnville, see ad on page 20

Hid n’ Pines Campground Old Orchard Beach, see ad on page 31 Lodge at Kennebunk Kennebunk, see ad on page 14 Neptune Beach Hotel & Suites Old Orchard Beach, see ad on page 15 Shorelands Guest Resort Kennebunkport, see ad on page 15 York Harbor Inn York Harbor, see ad on page 12

GREATER PORTLAND:

Point Lookout Northport, see ad on page 21 Wiscasset Woods Lodge Wiscasset, see ad on page 16

BANGOR / ACADIA /DOWNEAST: Acadia Sunrise Motel Trenton, see ad on page 24

Ryan’s Real Estate Mount Desert Island, see ad on page 25

MAINE HIGHLANDS:

The Birches Rockwood, see ad on page 30

Falmouth Inn Falmouth, see ad on page 16

MIDCOAST:

16 Bay View Hotel Camden, see ad on page 22 Bay Leaf Cottages Lincolnville Beach, see ad on page 21 Country Inn at Camden/Rockport Rockport, see ad on page 21 Flagship Inn Boothbay, see ad on page 17

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CAMPING

It is with great pride that for over 80 years 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. 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 choose has a pet policy that works for you. You are better off know-

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ing 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.

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Featured PET-FRIENDLY CAMPGROUNDS Boothbay Craft Brewery/ Watershed Tavern (RV sites) 301 Adams Pond Rd. Boothbay 207-633-3411 boothbaycraftbrewery.com See our ad on page 17 Hid’n Pines Family Campground 8 Cascade Rd., Old Orchard Beach 207-934-2352 mainefamilycamping.com See our ad below Maine Campground Owners Association CampMaine.com See our ad below

Oceanfront Camping @ Reach Knolls 670 Reach Road, Brooklin 207-359-5555 reachknolls.com Searsport Shores Ocean Campground 216 West Main St., Searsport 207-548-6059 maineoceancamping.com Skowhegan Kennebec Valley KOA 18 Cabin Rd RT2, Canaan 207-474-2858 skowkoa.com

207-934-2352 mainefamilycamping.com Old Orchard Beach, ME

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

Portland Lobster Company 180 Commercial St, Portland

SOUTHERN MAINE: Bob’s Clam Hut 315 US Route 1, Kittery Point

The Flatbread Company 72 Commercial Street, Portland

Rollover Cafe 358 Mile Rd., Wells Cape Pier Chowder House 84 Pier Rd, Cape Porpoise Charlie Bennett 200 Sea Rd, Kennebunk

Sebago Brewpub 164 Middle Street, Portland Standard Baking Co. 75 Commercial St, Portland

Harraseeket Lunch & Lobster Main St., South Freeport Johnny Rockets 1 Freeport Village, Freeport Linda Bean’s 88 Main St., Freeport

Bartley’s Restaurant Dockside by the Bridge, Kennebunkport

MIDCOAST: Bagaduce Lunch 19 Bridge Rd., Brooksville

Costello’s 278 Mills Rd., Kennebunkport

Bay Leaf Cottages & Bistro 2372 US Rt. 1, Lincolnville Beach

Huots Seafood Restaurant 29 Eastern Ave, Saco

Fat Boys Drive In 111 Bath Rd, Brunswick

The Clam Shack 2 Western Ave., Kennebunk

Boothbay Lobster Wharf 97 Atlantic Avenue, Boothbay

GREATER PORTLAND: Bad Dog Deli 680 US Route 1, Scarborough

Este’s Lobster House 1906 Harpswell Neck Rd, Harpswell

Lobster Shack 225 Two Lights Rd, Cape Elizabeth Beals Old Fashioned Ice Cream 12 Moulton Street, Portland El Rayo Taqueria 101 York St, Portland Gilbert’s Chowder House 92 Commercial Street, Portland Gritty McDuff’s 396 Fore St, Portland Novare Res Bier Cafe 4 Canal Plaza, Suite 1, Portland 32

Five Islands Lobster Co. 1447 Five Islands Rd., Georgetown Graffam Bros. Seafood Shack 211 Union St., Rockport Holbrook’s Wharf Lobster Cundy’s Harbor Rd., Harpswell Mama D’s Mercantile 50 Union St, Boothbay Harbor Coveside Marina & Restaurant 105 Coveside Rd, South Bristol Red’s Eats 41 Main St, Wiscasset

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Shaw’s Fish & Lobster Wharf Route 32, New Harbor

Stewman’s Lobster Pound at the Bar Harbor Regency 123 Eden Street, Bar Harbor

Sprague’s Lobster 22 Main St., Wiscasset The Lobster Dock 49 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor Young’s Lobster Pound 2 Fairview St.

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

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

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

Downtown Lobster Pound 297 Main Street, Bar Harbor Cottage Street Bakery & Deli 59 Cottage St, Bar Harbor Fish House Gril 1 West Street Bar Harbor George’s Restaurant 7 Stephens Ln, Bar Harbor Jack Russell’s Steakhouse & Brewery 102 Eden St, Bar Harbor Jordon Pond House Restaurant Park Loop Rd., Bar Harbor Mainly Meat Barbeque 369 Hghwy 3, Bar Harbor Mama DiMatteo’s 34 Kennebec Place, Bar Harbor McKays Public House 231 Main Street, Bar Harbor Siam Orchid 30 Rodick Street, Bar Harbor

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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

Kindred Spirits Veterinary Clinic Orrington, (207) 825-8989, kindredvet.com See our ad on pg. 38

Kindred Spirits Veterinary Clinic Orrington, (207) 825-8989, kindredvet.com See our ad on pg. 38

Androscoggin Animal Hospital Topsham, (207) 729-4678 androscogginanimalhospital.com

Androscoggin Animal Hospital Topsham, (207) 729-4678 androscogginanimalhospital.com

BEST GROOMER Coastal Creations 80 Central St. Bucksport (207) 479-0248 coastalcreationspetsalon.web.com Green Acres Kennel Shop Bangor, (207) 945-6841, greenacreskennel.com Doggz Inn Auburn, (207) 333-3640 sites.google.com/site/thedoggzinn

BEST PET STORE

Two Salty Dogs 22 McKown St., Boothbay Harbor (207) 633-7387 twosaltydogs.net Loyal Biscuit Rockland, Camden/Rockport, Belfast & Waterville, (207) 594-5269 loyalbiscuit.com See our ad on pg. 20 Green Acres Kennel Shop Bangor, (207) 945-6841, greenacreskennel.com

Country Air Dog Grooming Kenduskeag, (207) 561-9677, Find Us On Facebook

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BEST PET PRODUCT

BEST DAYCARE/BOARDING

Mutt Nose Best Natural Pet Products Hermon (207) 262-8773 muttnosebest.com

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

Loyal Biscuit / Tug Me Toy Rockland, Camden/Rockport, Belfast & Waterville, (207) 594-5269 loyalbiscuit.com See our ad on pg. 20

Carden Kennels Bangor, (207) 942-2161 cardenkennels.com See our ad on pg. 38

Loyal Biscuit / Fidelis Treats (207) 594-5269, loyalbiscuit.com See our ad on pg. 20

BEST SHELTER

Coastal Dog Edgecomb, (207) 882-6700 thecoastaldog.net

BEST PET FRIENDLY LODGING

Lincoln County Animal Shelter 27 Atlantic Highway, Edgecomb (207) 882-9677 lincoln.coastalhumanesociety.org See our ad on pg. 11 Coastal Humane Society Brunswick, (207) 725-5051 coastalhumanesociety.org See our ad on pg. 11 Bangor Humane Society Bangor, (207) 942-8902 bangorhumane.org

Flagship Inn 200 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor (207) 633-5094 boothbaylodging.com See our ad on pg. 17 Spruce Point Inn Boothbay Harbor (207) 633-4152 sprucepointinn.com Country Inn Camden/Rockport Camden/Rockport, (207) 236-2725 countryinnmaine.com See our ad on pg. 11

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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 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? 36

• Is the kennel heated and/or air conditioned? According to the ASPCA, here are a few things to avoid ... Overcrowding | Limited access (pet guardians should be allowed to visit their pet at any time) | Unwillingness to meet your pet’s needs | Poor customer service | Pets left unattended. If boarding, don’t forget to label what you leave with indelible ink, including bedding (nothing that can be shredded), toys, food if your dog has a special diet, medications, proof of vaccinations, and contact information, including how to reach your veterinarian in case of emergency. Sometimes though, kennels and daycares may not be the right fit (if your pet isn’t spayed or 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.

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Featured PET CAREGIVERS Barker Brook Kennels 120 Sunday River Rd, Bethel 207-357-BARK(2275) barkerbrookkennels.com

Haggett Hill Kennels 93 Dodge Rd., Edgecomb 207-882-6709 haggetthillkennel.com

Betty McBrien, Insured Pet Sitter 30 mile radius of Camden 207-701-8491

Harbor Hounds 311 Park St., Rockland 207-593-7913 harborhoundsmaine.com See our ad on page 38

Canine Inn at Blake Vet 66 Atlantic Highway, Northport 207-789-5700 blakevet.com See our ad on page 41 Carden Kennels Country Club for Pets 880 Ohio St., Bangor 207-942-2161 cardenkennels.com See our ad on page 38 Damariscotta Veterinary Clinic 530 Main St., Damariscotta 207-563-3934 damariscottavetclinic.com Cat Boarding Only

Lucky Paws Pet Sitting Services 2938 Western Ave, Newburgh 207-234-7298 barkdannasofmaine.com Paw Print Lodge at Stillwater Farm 579 Alford Lake Rd., Hope 207-763-4444 pawprintpetlodge.com Pleasant Hill Kennels 81 Pleasant Hill Rd., Freeport 207-865-4279 pleasanthillkennels.co See our ad below

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

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

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

www.pleasanthillkennels.co

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∙ Full service veterinary care from the heart. Daycare & Boarding Supervised Playgroups Large Outdoor Play Yards

∙ Voted best Veterinary Clinic in Bangor 7 years running. ∙ Now accepting new patients.

Individualized Attention (207) 593-7913 311 Park St. Rockland, Maine

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Mark Hanks, DVM Chris Barry, DVM

857 River Road Orrington, ME (207)825-8989 www.kindredvet.com

Daycare offered Monday through Friday Boarding dogs and cats with special areas for small dogs, senior dogs, and multiple pets in the same family. Full service grooming Just 4 minutes from Bangor International Airport! CARDENKENNELS.COM • 207-942-2161 • CCC4PETS@GMAIL.COM 38

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When your pet needs specialized care‌

Portland Veterinary Specialists (207) 780-0271

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

Working in partnership with primary veterinarians, our extensive team of board certified veterinary specialists and experienced staff offers compassionate and expert care for the most challenging conditions. For more information please visit

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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 page 41 Animal Wellness Center 95 Northern Ave., Augusta 207-623-1177 mainehomeopathicvet.com Atlantic Veterinary Care 11 Coastal Marketplace, Damariscotta 207-563-8387 atlanticveterinarycare.com See our ad on page 41 Blake Veterinary Hospital 66 Atlantic Highway, Northport 207-789-5700 blakevet.com See our ad on page 41 Brewer Veterinary Clinic 111 Pierce Rd., Brewer 207-989-6531 brewervetclinic.com Damariscotta Veterinary Clinic 530 Main St., Damariscotta 207-563-3934 damariscottavetclinic.com

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Kindred Spirits 857 River Road, Orrington 207-825-8989 kindredvet.com See our ad on page 38 Maine Veterinary Medical Center 1500 Technology Way (Enterprise Business Park) Scarborough 207-885-1290 mvmc.vet See our ad on page 5 Midcoast Animal Emergency Clinic 191 Camden Rd./Route 90, Warren 207-273-1100 midcoastaec.com See our ad on page 41 Portland Veterinary Specialists 739 Warren Ave., Portland 2255 Congress St., Portland 207-780-0271 portlandvetspecialists.com See our ad on page 39 Scarborough Animal Hospital 29 First St., Scarborough 207-883-4412 scarboroughanimalhospital.com

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After-Hours Pet Care For All

ATLANTIC VETERINARY CARE

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

207-273-1100

191 Camden Road Warren, Maine 04862

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COMPASSIONATE CARE 24 HOURS A DAY Dr. Marta Agrodnia, DVM, DACVS 739 Warren Avenue, Portland 207 878 3121 AnimalEmergencySpecialtyCare.com

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

small animal medicine surgery ~ dentistry

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COMFORTABLE CABIN RETREATS Maine is often considered one of the most dog friendly states in America. Over 100 locations offer cabin retreats for your four legged friends. Locations include such notable seaside areas as Bar Harbor, Rockport, Camden, Boothbay Harbor, Portland, Old Orchard Beach and Ogunquit. Inland locations near mountains and lakes include Greenville, Bethel, Belgrade, and Carrabassett Valley. There’s even a pet-friendly cabin retreat on the famous Monhegan Island.

Willard loves dogs so much that he has started hosting foster dogs on his property from local shelters in hopes of finding them a permanent home. Here are a few suggestions for creating comfortable retreats with your pets:

Cabin rentals usually require advanced reservations to accommodate pets and most have an additional fee added to the overnight stay. Some have weight restrictions and other guidelines. It is best to check in advance so that there are no surprises on arrival. Some of the coastal cabin retreats, especially near Bar Harbor, even offer ferry boat tours and windjammer boat excursions that allow your dog to go on the adventure. John Willard, owner of The Birches Resort in Rockwood for over 40 years, has always been committed to dog friendly lodging. “We never have any problems, though we ask that owners have dogs under leash and voice control at all times,” he said. “We have lots of shore frontage and over 40 miles of trails in 11,000 acres for our guests to explore.”

• Always bring a doggie bag with you on your excursion. The bag should include food, treats, and a retractable water dish. Include any special toys that your dog likes to play with. • Most retreat locations require dogs be on a set leash, not a retractable one. Standard leashes are six feet in length though some facilities, lodging, and parks require four feet lengths. • Be sure to take along any medications that your dog might be taking. If you are going to be in a location for an extended period, it might be wise to find a list of local veterinarians. • It almost goes without saying, but travelers should take care of disposing of their dog waste in appropriate bags or at waste stations. • For a positive experience, follow all guidelines and regulations at lodging establishments and public places.

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 42

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TICK PREVENTION

Maine boasts some beautiful trails and scenery and hiking is a great activity to enjoy with your dog. No matter how you choose to spend your time outdoors please be aware that one of Maine’s least pleasant residents is the tick! Ticks carry many diseases including but not limited to Lyme disease. One of the newest tick-borne diseases to gain publicity is the Powassan virus (POW). POW is carried by deer ticks and unlike Lyme disease, which can take 24-48 hours to transmit; Powassan can be transmitted in under an hour. Powassan tends to be transmitted more in early spring and fall and Lyme disease is more common in the summer months. Powassan is a serious disease that can cause long-term neurological problems. This does not mean that you have to spend your time inside, just be aware of the most common places ticks can be found and how to take precautions to reduce your chances of a tick bite. Ticks typically hang out on long grasses, bushes and brush. You can reduce your risk of being infected by ticks by wearing insect repelling clothing treated with Permethrin. Light colored clothing will also help you spot the ticks easier. Ticks work their way from the bottom up. They do not fly or jump. Wearing long pants tucked into

your socks, long sleeves and a hat can prove to be helpful. There are also non-chemical, homeopathic remedies to explore such as the use of many different essential oils, Rose Geranium being one of the most effective. Ticks like to attach behind ears, in hair, body folds, groin and underarms. When you get home be sure and remove your clothing and tumble dry them on dry heat for at least 10 minutes (if damp additional time is needed), hop into the shower and do a full body check. Speak with your veterinarian about preventative treatments available for your dog. Options vary from topical treatments and chewables to natural sprays and homeopathic remedies. If you find an attached tick remove it immediately with fine tipped tweezers or a tick spoon/key. Be careful not to puncture the tick and do not twist it as you may leave in the mouthparts leaving infectious fluids behind. It is not recommended to remove unattached ticks with bare hands as you could be infected through mucus membranes or cracks in your skin. Your risk of infection will depend on what type of tick bit you and how long it was attached. If you do become ill or develop a rash after a tick bite seek medical assistance.

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DOGS AT THE BEACH

Maine vacations usually involve some time at the beach. If your beach day includes Fido, here are ten things you need to know to keep your dog safe at the beach. 1. Not all dogs can swim. That’s right, the doggie paddle does not come naturally to every dog. In fact, certain breeds like Corgis and Pugs don’t swim at all. 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. Never throw your dog in the water and expect him to swim. 2. Drinking salt water is a bad idea. This is logical, and yet Buster continues to try to lap up the ocean. The more I want him to stop – the more he wants to drink. In the event you have more luck with your dog, pack plenty of water to keep you both hydrated.

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3. Invest in a life vest. Waves, current, and rip tides can quickly exhaust your dog, and that can be deadly. Life vests made specially for dogs come in all sizes. When you’re making your selection, look for one that fastens at three points and has a handle on the back, making it easy for you to lift your dog out of the water. 4. Use sun screen. You’re not the only one that needs to be concerned with sun burn. Get a sun screen specially formulated for dogs and apply it to your dog’s nose and ears 30 minutes before hitting the beach. 5. Beware of submerged dangers. Sharp rocks, shells, coral, and jellyfish can injure your dog. And, because dogs often don’t indicate when they’re in pain, you’ll need to watch his body language and carefully check him for cuts and scrapes.

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6. Calm water is best. Surf boards, jet skis, and big waves can frighten your dog. Find a quiet place to play with your pup, or locate a local dog beach were surfing and boating are not allowed. 7. Head for cover. The sun and the sand are fun, but it’s nice to have a place to take a break in the shade and out of the wind. Consider bringing an inexpensive tent to give you and your dog a comfortable place to relax.

10. Rinse thoroughly. When you’re done playing, take time to rinse salt, sand, and microscopic organisms from your dog’s coat. Also, be sure to dry your dog’s ears as moisture in the ear canal can cause ear infections.

8. Don’t overdo it. Running on sand is strenuous, so don’t expect your dog to be able to fetch as long as he might at the dog park. And, start slow, giving him time to warm up to avoid a muscle pull. 9. Cold water can hurt. Remember, if your dog has arthritis or other joint issues, swimming in cold water can irritate the condition. Stick to shallow water and bays where the water is warmer.

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MAINE COON CAT

The Pine Tree State is one of only three states in the U.S. with a cat as one of its official state animals. Yet ask any Mainer and they’ll tell you that neither Massachusetts’ tabby nor Maryland’s calico felines can hold a candle to the Maine Coon cat. Beloved for its appearance, size and temperament, the Maine Coon is popular not just in its native locale, but across the country. Google the name and you’ll find links for sites with addresses everywhere from Texas to California to Tennessee. “People ask for Maine Coon cats and kittens all the time,” according to Laura Edgar, a volunteer for HART, an all-volunteer animal rescue organization based in Cumberland. “They’re awfully pretty,” she says. “They go out very fast.”

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Kerry Ellen, a Maine Coon breeder with Sebago Mist Coons, agrees. “They have a wonderful temperament,” she says. “And they can be the same size as a small dog.” Buyers, she notes, like the size aspect; males can weigh in at 20 pounds or more while females typically top out at 10-12 pounds. Aside from size and temperament, the typical “look” of a Maine Coon includes fluffy tufts in the toes and ears; long body fur, especially on the hind quarters or “britches”; a neck “ruff” of fur that some say resembles an Elizabethan collar; a nose that looks more like a muzzle; eyes that are green, gold or copper; and a lustrous tail that is both “plumy” and “shaggy”. This last anatomical description comes from That Yankee Cat: The Maine Coon, a popular 1981

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book by Marilis Hornidge. “The Maine Coon’s tail is his pride and joy,” she writes. “The tail is a banner and is carried as such.” As for color, the Maine Coon comes in a wide variety of hues including tabby, orange, orange and white, tortoise, red-silver, black and white. “The colors they don’t come in are lavender, chocolate and seal,” says Kerry. As for the legends that surround the Maine Coon, there are many, beginning with myths about the name. Hornidge, among others, scoffs at the notion that they came by their moniker as the result of a cross species liaison between a cat and a raccoon. (“A physical impossibility,” she notes.) Other stories suggest that the Maine Coon is a hybrid born of a bobcat breeding with a

domestic cat. The theory that carries the most credence is that the name was taken from a sea captain named Coon brought long-haired cats to North American in the 1700s. Although the Maine Coon would probably take umbrage at the thought, some fans of the popular feline refer to them as “the dogs of the cat world,” given their propensity for friendliness toward humans. “Maine Coons seek out and enjoy the company of people,” according to the website of Maine Coon Adoptions. “They are big, gentle, good-natured goofs.”

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WEDDINGS... PETS INCLUDED

Maine is a great place for a wedding, especially in the summer months. Imagine the wedding memories that can be created with your vows exchanged on lawn and garden backgrounds, outdoor terraces, elaborate balconies, or seaside ceremonies near a picturesque beach. Since weddings should be celebrated with friends and family, consider including your pets in the ceremony. There are many ways to have them directly involved or at least there in spirit. Consider the following suggestions adapted by the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters. Should you include your dog in the ceremony? Before giving your pet a starring role at your wedding, as ring bearer or flower carrier, think about whether this will be an enjoyable experience for him. Will your pet feel comfort48

able around your guests? Is he obedient and well behaved? Even the most outgoing and friendly pet can be overwhelmed by a crowd of guests. Are pets allowed where you are having your wedding? In Maine, you are apt to find more pet friendly facilities than anywhere else in the country. However, it is a must to check with your facility before the ceremony to see if pets are allowed. Dressing up your pet? Do it safely. Planning on dressing your pooch in a tux? Make sure it fits properly and doesn’t create any discomfort for your pet. Keep the accessories simple—a bowtie or flower attached to the collar is a fun way to deck out your pet. Ensure that any accessories won’t come loose and pose a choking hazard. Be sure to check if any flowers or plants being used at your

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wedding are toxic to your pet. Inform Your Guests- Tell your guests that pets will be part of the wedding ceremony, in advance. This way, guests with allergies can plan accordingly.

Remember, too, that being creative at your wedding can be especially fun. A more adventurous bride could arrive at a wedding on horseback or be escorted by a donkey or llama.

Notify Your Photographer - Prepare your photographer to capture your pet in action. Your photographer can also help you brainstorm fun photo ideas with your pets for after the ceremony. Book a Pet Sitter for Your Wedding Day You have enough to worry about on the day of your wedding without worrying about your pet. Hire a pet sitter to be responsible for bringing your pet to the ceremony, taking him home after, or watching him during the reception. You will enjoy your day so much more knowing that your best friend is being well taken care of. So what if you can’t have a pet at the wedding? Not to worry. Consider having a framed photo of your pet near the guest book to remind everyone about your special family member as they sign the register. As wedding favors, create a card telling your guests that you have honored them with a gift to a local animal shelter or rescue league. Be sure to include your furry friends in the wedding photos as a souvenir of the special place they have in your life.

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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. If you are visiting Vacationland, however, are a first-time pet park/beach stroller, or simply missed the memo about how to navigate through public pet spaces with your animal, the following tips might prove useful. The two most important things to remember are that these places are shared properties— and the goal when visiting is to have fun! Both require that you pay attention to your companion at all times, and that you get along with other pets and their owners. • According to Maine statute, anyone who uses a dog park does so at 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; others do not. Always bring your own, just in case. • Dogs must be supervised at all times, even when they are off-leash. • 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.

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

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.

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DOG PARKS, BEACHES & TRAILS ALFRED

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

BIDDEFORD

Biddeford Pool

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

Biddeford Dog Park

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

Clifford Park

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

Fortune Rocks Beach

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

Hills Beach

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

KENNEBUNK

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

Kennebunk Beaches

Beach Avenue, off Routes 9 and 35 On-leash. A 1-1/2 mile stretch of beaches that includes Gooch’s, Middle and Mother’s Beach. No dogs allowed 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., June 15 through the day after Labor Day. $250 fine for uncontrolled dog. Owner must keep a hold of leash at all times. Kennebunk Town Office www.kennebunkmaine.org (207) 985-3675

Kennebunk Dog Park

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

KENNEBUNKPORT Colony Beach

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

Goose Rocks Beach

OGUNQUIT

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

Ogunquit Dog Park

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

Foot Bridge Beach

Littlefield Park, Ledge Road Marginal Way Moody Beach Ogunquit Beach

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

OLD ORCHARD BEACH

Seashore Trolley Museum

Old Orchard Beach Dog Park

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

Fort Foster Park

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

Fort McClary State Historic Site

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

Sea Point Beach

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

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

Memorial Park at First Street Off-leash. A fenced dog park located in Memorial Park. Open dawn to dusk. Dogs may be off-leash inside the fence. Dogs must be under voice control when offleash. 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

Camp Ellis Beach

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

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DOG PARKS, BEACHES & TRAILS Eastern Trail

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

Ferry Beach State Park

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

Ferry Landing Trail

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

Kinney Shores Beach

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

Log Cabin Trail

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

Sylvan Trail

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

The Atlantic Way, Plymouth and Vines Trails On-leash. Open dawn to dusk. 4-ft. maximum leash length. Town of Saco eisweb.woodardcurran.com/saco (207) 284-4655

Ted Wells Memorial Trail

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

SANFORD

Gowen Park and Number One Pond

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

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Holdsworth Park

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

Mousam Way Trail

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

Rail Trail

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

Urban Walks

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

SHAPLEIGH

Recreational/Ballfield Walkway

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

Shapleigh Conservation Trail

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

SOUTH BERWICK

Vaughan Woods State Park

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

Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge

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

Wells Harbor Community Park

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

Wells Recreation Park

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

YORK

No dogs allowed on York beaches from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., May 20 through September 20. Dogs may be off-leash from sunrise to 8 a.m. if the dog is under voice control. Owner must carry leash in hand. For more information, go online to 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 off-leash. 15-foot maximum leash length. Dogs may be off-leash if under voice control. Owner must carry leash in hand. Do not leave dogs unattended. Town of York. (207) 361-1102

Sophier Park

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

WELLS

Drake’s Island Beach

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

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GREATER PORTLAND CAPE ELIZABETH

Crescent Beach State Park

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

Fort Williams Park

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

Cape Elizabeth Land Trust

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

Portland Head Light Park (Bug Light) & Breakwater

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

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

Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park

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

PEAKS ISLAND

Peaks Island Land Preserve

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

PORTLAND Baxter Pines

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

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

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

Northwest of northwestern Avenue. Offleash. 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

Capisic Brook

Hall School Woods

Bayside Park

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

Dougherty Field

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

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

Harbor Walk

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

Jack Path

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

Longfellow Park

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

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DOG PARKS, BEACHES & TRAILS Old Orchard

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

Payson Park

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

Pine Grove Park

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

Portland Arts & Technology School Dog Run

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

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Spring Point Shoreway

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

Stroudwater River Trail

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

University Park

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

Valley Street Park

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

Western Promenade

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

POWNAL

Bradbury Mountain State Park

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

SCARBOROUGH Ferry 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

Higgins 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 from sunrise to 9 a.m. Town of Scarborough www.scarborough.me.us (207) 730-4000

Pine Point Beach

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

SOUTH FREEPORT Bliss Woods

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

SOUTH PORTLAND Clark’s Pond Trail

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

Greenbelt Walkway

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

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Hnckley Park

Highland Avenue and Scamman Street. Off-leash. Open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., yearround. 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., yearround. Dogs must be leashed on the Greenbelt Walkway which runs through this park. City of South Portland www. southportland.org (207) 767-7601

Thomas Knight Park

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

Wilkinson Park

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

Willard Beach and Fisherman’s Point

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

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

WESTBROOK

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

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

Belfast Dog Park

Animal Refuge League Nature Trail

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 Offleash. 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

Walsh Field, near Routes 1 and 52. Off-leash. Fenced park on 1.4 acres. Separate area for small dogs. City of Belfast. www.cityofbelfast.org/parks. shtm (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.

BRUNSWICK

Merrymeeting Dog Park

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

CAMDEN

Camden Harbor Park

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

Camden Hills State Park

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

Maiden Cliff

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

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DOG PARKS, BEACHES & TRAILS 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. to 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

Tanglewood 4-H Camp and Learning Center

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

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MONHEGAN ISLAND

PALERMO

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

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

Monhegan Island

Palermo Preserve

ROCKLAND

Rockland Boardwalk

MONTVILLE

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

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

Rockland Breakwater/Marie Reed Park

Frye Mountain Loop-Georges River Highland Path

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

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

Owls Head Light State Park

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

Owls Head Transportation Museum Trails

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

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

Jean H. Kislak Community Dog Park

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

Union Street Pathway

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

SEARSMONT

Gibson Trails-Georges River Highland Path

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

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SEARSPORT

WALDOBORO

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

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

Moose Point State Park

Mosman Memorial Park

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

Sears Island

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

STOCKTON SPRINGS

Fort Point State Historic Site

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

THOMASTON

Thomaston Dog Park

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

Thomaston Town Forest, Baker Woods and Oyster River Bog sections-Georges River Highland Path On-leash. Carry out all waste. Georges River Land Trust www.grlt.org/trails.html (207) 594-5166

WARREN

Payson Park

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

Osborn Finch Wildlife Sanctuary

BANGOR/ACADIA/DOWNEAST ACADIA

Little Long Pond Leash-Free Area

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

BANGOR

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 On-leash. 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 On-leash. Town of Bar Harbor (207) 288-5103

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

BARING

Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge

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

BROOKSVILLE

Maude E. and Eugene Snow Natural Area

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

BROOKSVILLE CONT.

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

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

BUCKSPORT

Riverfront Walk

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

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DOG PARKS, BEACHES & TRAILS 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 off-leash. The Conservation Trust www.theconservationtrust.net (207) 326-9711

Hatch Natural Area and Fredrick D. Foote Family Natural Area

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

Rene Henderson Natural Area

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

Wadsworth Cove Beach

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

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CUTLER

ELLSWORTH

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

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

Cutler Reserve Land Unit-Bold Coast Trail

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) 3482455. Carry out waste.

Causeway Beach

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

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

Mariners Park

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

Settlement Quarry

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

EASTPORT

Shackford Head State Park State Route 190, west of downtown.

Birdsacre

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 off-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) 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

Horan Head

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

Morong Cove

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

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

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Quoddy Head State Park

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

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.

Roosevelt Campobello

STOCKTON SPRINGS

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

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

International Park

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

PERRY

Sipayik Trail

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

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

Fort Point State Park

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

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/recreation-activities. (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

AUBURN

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

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

FARMINGTON, JAY AND WILTON

Alexander Harkins Preserve

Auburn Land Lab Trails & Holly Cooney Wellness Circuit

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

Jay-Farmington Rail Trail

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

FRYEBURG

Jockey Cap Trail

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

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DOG PARKS, BEACHES & TRAILS Mount Tom

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

GRAFTON

Mahoosuc Maine Public Reserve Land

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

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 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

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Robin’s Garden & Dog Park

55 Strawberry Ave. Opened July 2010. Fenced, separate small dog area, gazebo, chairs, trees. No water, open sunrise to sunset. www.gahumane.org, 207-7832311.

LISBON

Beaver Park

Cotton Road. On-leash. Dogs only allowed on road and hiking trails, not in the picnic areas or beaches. Open dawn to dusk. Day-use fee of $1 for residents, $3 for non-residents. Town of Lisbon www.lisbonme.org (207) 353-9075

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

Beaver Park Road

NEWRY

Ricker Farm Trail

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

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

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

LIMINGTON

Jagolinzer Preserve

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

Sawyer Mountain Highlands

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

LOVELL

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

Grafton Notch State Park

NORWAY

Railroad Trail

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

OXFORD

Page Family Community Forest

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

POLAND

Range Ponds State Park

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

Bishop’s Cardinal Reserve Chip Stockford Reserve Heald & Bradley Reserve Kezar River Reserve Sabattus Mountain Sucker Brook

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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. Appalachian Trail appalachiantrail.org (207) 778-4111

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

Rangeley Lakes Trails Center

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

Bemis Stream Trail

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

Cascade Stream George Trail Route 4 south of Rangeley.

East Kennebago Mountain

Ten miles east of Rangeley on Route 16.

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

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

Mountain Pond

Enter trail from Edelheid Road at utility pole #13.

Piazza Rock

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

Round Top Trail

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

Smalls’ Falls

12 miles south of Rangeley on Route 4.

Spencer Pond

RANGELEY AREA

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

Angel Falls

17.6 miles south of Oquossoc.

Aziscoos Mountain

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

Bald Mountain Trail

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

West Kennebago Mountain

Take Route 16 west from Oquossoc.

SALEM TOWNSHIP Mount Abraham

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

SANDY RIVER PLANTATION

Appalachian Trail

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

SEBAGO

Dennett Memorial Forest

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

Sebago Lake State Park

State Rt. 35 & 302 on the Casco town line. On-leash. See State Park rules on page 4. No dogs allowed in campground. Maine Bureau of Parks 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. Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands www.state.me.us/doc/parks (207) 287-3061

Keene-Whitman Memorial Forest

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

WATERFORD Hawk Mountain

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

Mount Tire’m

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

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

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MANCHESTER

DOVER-FOXCROFT

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

Memorial Forest

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

Mount Blue State Park

KENNEBEC & MOOSE RIVER VALLEY AUGUSTA

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

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Allen-Whitney

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

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

Peaks-Kenny State Park

GREENVILLE Lily Bay

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

LITTLE MOOSE TOWNSHIP

Little Moose (formerly Little Squaw)

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

MATTAWAMKEAG

Mattawamkeag Wilderness Park

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

MONSON

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

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

Veterinarians

16 Bay View

22

Animal Emergency Clinic

41

Acadia Sunrise Motel

24

Atlantic Veterinary Care

41

Alouette Beach Resort

15

Blake Vet

41

Bayleaf Cottages & Bistro

21

Kindred Spirits Veterinary Clinic

38

Beach Walk Oceanfront Inn

15

Maine Veterinary Referral Center

5

Best Western Merry Manor Inn

29

Midcoast Animal Emergency Clinic 41

Best Western White House Inn

29

Portland Veterinary Specialists

Birches, The

44

Boothbay Harbor Inn

29

Captain Jefferds Inn

13

Country Inn

21

Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber 18

Falmouth Inn

16

Boothbay Railway Village

Fireside Inn & Suites Bangor

29

Maine Campground Owners Assoc. 31

Fireside Inn & Suites Belfast

29

Lynn Ericson Pet Portraits

49

Fireside Inn & Suites Portland

29

Silver Paw Pet Tags

49

Fireside Inn & Suites Waterville

29

York Area Chamber of Commerce

13

Fisherman’s Wharf Inn

29

Flagship Inn & Suites

17

Grand Harbor Inn

22

Canine Inn

41

Granite Inn

21

Carden Kennels

38

Hid N’ Pines Campground

31

Harbor Hounds

38

Linekin Bay Resort

28

Pleasant Hill Kennels

37

Lodge at Kennebunk

14

Lord Camden Inn

22

Neptune Beach Hotel & Suites

15

Pine Grove Cottages

20

Point Lookout

21

Ryan Estate Rentals

25

Sea View Inn

29

Senator Inn & Spa

29

Shorelands Guest Resort

15

Tugboat Inn

29

Waves Oceanfront Resort

29

Wiscasset Woods Lodge

16

Wonder View Inn

29

York Harbor Inn

12

Other Businesses

Bell’s Pet Photography

Kennels

Rescues & Shelters

Coastal Humane Society Catahoula Rescue of New England Lucky Pup Rescue PAWS Animal Adoption Center Retailers

39

49 19

11 8 9 11

Fish & Bone Portland

2

Loyal Biscuit Co.

20

Pet Life 64 Planet Dog 11 Restaurants

Bay Leaf Cottages & Bistro

21

Boothbay Craft Brewery & Tavern

17

Shaw’s Fish & Lobster Wharf

33

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