Dog Parks in Maine – On & Off Leash Locations

Looking for a place to take your favorite furry friend?  Look no further!  Here is a HUGE list of dog parks in Maine- you’re sure to find one near you!  Locations include fenced or where your dog can run free (F), places where you need to have your dog on a leash (L), and privately owned lands open to the public (P).  Did we miss a dog park?  Please let us know and we’ll add it to the list!

Quick Jump – Select a Region Below:

  • The County (Fort Kent, Caribou, Presque Isle, Houlton)
  • Highlands (Bangor, Moosehead, Millinocket, Lincoln, Dover-Foxcroft)
  • Downeast & Acadia (Eastport, Machias, Ellsworth, Bucksport, Bar Harbor)
  • Midcoast (Belfast, Camden, Rockland, Damariscotta, Bath, Brunswick)
  • Kennebec Valley (Jackman, Bingham, Skowhegan, Waterville, Augusta, Gardiner)
  • Western Mountains & Lakes (Rangeley, Farmington, Bethel, Winthrop, Lewiston, Auburn)
  • South & Casco Bay (Portland, Freeport, Yarmouth, Old Orchard Beach, Kennebunk, Kittery)

The County

Eagle Lake

  • Deboullie Public Reserved Land, Eagle Lake (L): Pets must be on a leash not exceeding four feet in length and must not be left unattended. Pet owners may be assigned picnic or campsites in a less congested area of the park.
  • Eagle Lake Public Reserved Land, Eagle Lake (L): Pets must be on a leash not exceeding four feet in length and must not be left unattended. Pet owners may be assigned picnic or campsites in a less congested area of the park.

Fort Kent

  • St. John Valley Trail, Fort Kent (L): Pets must be on a leash not exceeding four feet in length and must not be left unattended. Pet owners may be assigned picnic or campsites in a less congested area of the park.  The trail runs from Fort Kent to St. Francis

Houlton

  • Phair Junction Trail, Houlton (L): Pets must be on a leash not exceeding four feet in length and must not be left unattended. Pet owners may be assigned picnic or campsites in a less congested area of the park.

Presque Isle

  • Aroostook State Park, Presque Isle (L): Pets must be on a leash not exceeding four feet in length and must not be left unattended. Pet owners may be assigned picnic or campsites in a less congested area of the park.

Highlands

Bangor

  • Essex Woods Park, Watchmaker Street, Bangor (F): This dog park has a separate small dog area and drinking water.
  • Waterfront Park, Front Street, Bangor (L): Dog-lovers flock to this popular Bangor park on the banks of the Penobscot River. Enjoy a stroll along the boardwalk. While not a dog park, this beautiful space is a hotspot for many of the locals and Fido, too.

Brownville

  • Katahdin Iron Works, Brownville (L): State Park, Pets must be on a leash not exceeding four feet in length and must not be left unattended. Pet owners may be assigned picnic or campsites in a less congested area of the park.

Dover-Foxcroft

  • Peaks-Kenny State Park, Dover-Foxcroft (L): Pets must be on a leash not exceeding four feet in length and must not be left unattended. Pet owners may be assigned picnic or campsites in a less congested area of the park.

Greenville

  • Lily Bay State Park, Greenville (L): Pets must be on a leash not exceeding four feet in length and must not be left unattended. Pet owners may be assigned picnic or campsites in a less congested area of the park.

Hampden

  • I-95 MM 176 N Rest Stop, Hampden (L)
  • I-95 MM 178 S Rest Stop, Hampden (L)

Lagrange

  • Medford Trail, Lagrange (L): Pets must be on a leash not exceeding four feet in length and must not be left unattended. Pet owners may be assigned picnic or campsites in a less congested area of the park.

Medway

  • I-95 MM 243 N Rest Stop, Medway (L)
  • I-95 MM 243 S Rest Stop, Medway (L)

Moosehead Junction & Big Moose Townships

  • Little Moose Public Reserved Land, Moosehead Junction & Big Moose Townships (L): Pets must be on a leash not exceeding four feet in length and must not be left unattended. Pet owners may be assigned picnic or campsites in a less congested area of the park.

Moosehead Lake

  • Moosehead Lake Public Reserved Land, Golden Road, Moosehead Lake (L): Pets must be on a leash not exceeding four feet in length and must not be left unattended. Pet owners may be assigned picnic or campsites in a less congested area of the park.

Northeast Piscataquis

  • Nahmakanta Public Reserved Land, Northeast Piscataquis (L) Pets must be on a leash not exceeding four feet in length and must not be left unattended. Pet owners may be assigned picnic or campsites in a less congested area of the park.

North Penobscot

  • Scraggly Lake Public Reserved Land, North Penobscot (L): Pets must be on a leash not exceeding four feet in length and must not be left unattended. Pet owners may be assigned picnic or campsites in a less congested area of the park.

Northwest Piscataquis

  • Chamberlain Lake Public Reserved Land, Northwest Piscataquis (L): Pets must be on a leash not exceeding four feet in length and must not be left unattended. Pet owners may be assigned picnic or campsites in a less congested area of the park.
  • Gero Island Public Reserved Land, Northwest Piscataquis (L): Pets must be on a leash not exceeding four feet in length and must not be left unattended. Pet owners may be assigned picnic or campsites in a less congested area of the park.

 

 

Downeast & Acadia

Bar Harbor

  • Hadley Point Beach, Bar Harbor (L): Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Brooksville

  • Holbrook Island Sanctuary, Brooksville (L): Pets must be on a leash not exceeding four feet in length and must not be left unattended. Pet owners may be assigned picnic or campsites in a less congested area of the park.

Cutler

  • Cutler Coast Public Reserved Land, Cutler (L): Pets must be on a leash not exceeding four feet in length and must not be left unattended. Pet owners may be assigned picnic or campsites in a less congested area of the park.

East Hancock

  • Duck Lake Public Reserved Land, East Hancock (L): Pets must be on a leash not exceeding four feet in length and must not be left unattended. Pet owners may be assigned picnic or campsites in a less congested area of the park.

Eastport

  • Shackford Head State Park, Eastport (L): Pets must be on a leash not exceeding four feet in length and must not be left unattended. Pet owners may be assigned picnic or campsites in a less congested area of the park.

Edmunds Township, Pembroke, Dennysville

  • Cobscook Bay State Park, 40 South Edmunds Rd, Edmunds Township, Pembroke, Dennysville (L): May 15-Oct 15, restrooms, Great campground. They are very dog-friendly. There is a beach, trails, trees, benches, and drinking water. Pets must be on a leash not exceeding four feet in length and must not be left unattended.

Hancock

  • Donnell Pond Public Reserved Land, Hancock (L): Pets must be on a leash not exceeding four feet in length and must not be left unattended. Pet owners may be assigned picnic or campsites in a less congested area of the park.

Lubec

  • Quoddy Head State Park, Lubec (L): Pets must be on a leash not exceeding four feet in length and must not be left unattended. Pet owners may be assigned picnic or campsites in a less congested area of the park.

Seal Harbor

  • Little Long Pond Off Leash Area, Peabody Street, Seal Harbor: Dogs may be unleashed only in the leash free zone at Little Long Pond, which is privately owned but generously shared with the public.  This area has a pond for dog swimming.  Acadian National Park requires leash in all other areas of the park.

Somes Sound

  • Acadia National Park, Hwy 198 or 3, Somes Sound (L): Pets are allowed on most hiking trails and Carriage Roads, as long as they are on a leash no longer than 6 feet. They are allowed at the campgrounds as long as they are not left unattended. Dogs are not permitted on beaches or the 4 ladder hiking trails on the mountain cliffs.

 

Midcoast

Bath

  • Bath Dog Park, Washington Street and Rose Street, Bath: 3+ acres, partially fenced, portable restrooms, This dog park is partially fenced; it has a north and south fence, the Kennebec River and pier to the east, and partial wood fence to the west.  The dogs can swim in the river.  There are benches and a walking trail (be sure to bring water for your dog).

Belfast

  • Belfast Dog Park, Walsh Field Recreation Area, Route 52, near Hwy 1, Belfast (F): 1.5 acres, This dog park has a separate small dog area, water, and benches. There is still an effort to raise funds for all of these amenities.

Camden

  • Merryspring Off Leash Dog Area (Merryspring Nature Center, 30 Conway Road, Camden, ME: This is not a dog park but a nature center; be respectful of wildlife and other patrons. Dogs are allowed off leash to walk and play with their owners.

Georgetown

  • Reid State Park, Georgetown (L): Pets must be on a leash not exceeding four feet in length and must not be left unattended. Pet owners may be assigned picnic or campsites in a less congested area of the park.

Islesboro

  • Warren Island State Park, Islesboro (L): Pets must be on a leash not exceeding four feet in length and must not be left unattended. Pet owners may be assigned picnic or campsites in a less congested area of the park.

Lincolnville

  • Camden Hills State Park, Lincolnville (L): Pets must be on a leash not exceeding four feet in length and must not be left unattended. Pet owners may be assigned picnic or campsites in a less congested area of the park.

Owls Head

  • Crescent Beach, Owls Head (L): From June 15 to Sept. 10 dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach before 10am and after 5pm.

Palermo

  • Lake St. George State Park, Palermo (L): Pets must be on a leash not exceeding four feet in length and must not be left unattended. Pet owners may be assigned picnic or campsites in a less congested area of the park.

Rockport

  • Jean H. Kislak P.A.W.S. Community Dog Park, Camden Street, Rockport (F):  Open daily sunrise to sunset, **Special Notice** Please note, that during certain times during the day, P.A.W.S. shelter staff will be bringing some of the Shelter dogs to the dog park for training and exercise. During these times the dog park will be closed to the general public.  The shelter staff will make every effort to utilize the park outside of peak use times.  A notice will be posted at the park also. Thank you for your understanding as we work to prepare our homeless animals for their forever homes.

Round Pond

  • Round Pond Public Reserved Land, Round Pond (L): Pets must be on a leash not exceeding four feet in length and must not be left unattended. Pet owners may be assigned picnic or campsites in a less congested area of the park.

Searsport

  • Moose Point State Park, Searsport (L): Pets must be on a leash not exceeding four feet in length and must not be left unattended. Pet owners may be assigned picnic or campsites in a less congested area of the park.
  • Sears Island, Searsport (L): Dogs are allowed on the beach
  • The Dog Aquarium, 216 West Main Street, Searsport (P): This dog park is fenced and has grass and trees. This is a campground for visitors, campers, and travelers. You can contact owners Astrig and Steve Tanguary at relax@campocean.com or 207-548-6059

Thomaston

  • Thomaston Dog Park, Thomaston (F):  End of Dwight Street, Thomaston.  The park is open daily from dawn until dusk.  A complete list of park rules is posted at the entrance to the park, which is located at the end of Dwight Street, off of Route 1 on the east side of the Sunrise section of the Village Cemetery.

 

 

Kennebec Valley

Augusta

  • Edwards Mill Park, 1 Water Street, Augusta (F): 4,900 sqft (small dogs) and 9,600 sqft (large dogs), This dog park has a separate small dog area and benches.  Be sure to bring water for your dog.

Hallowell

  • Hallowell Dog Park, Vaughan Field Park, Lincoln and Middle St, Hallowell (F): Pets must be on a leash not exceeding four feet in length and must not be left unattended. Pet owners may be assigned picnic or campsites in a less congested area of the park.

Jackman

  • Holeb Public Reserved Land, Jackman (L): Pets must be on a leash not exceeding four feet in length and must not be left unattended. Pet owners may be assigned picnic or campsites in a less congested area of the park.

Pittsfield

  • I-95 MM 147 N Rest Stop, Pittsfield
  • I-95 MM 147 S Rest Stop, Pittsfield

Sidney

  • I-95 MM 117 S Rest Stop, Sidney

Solon

  • Kennebec Valley Trail, Solon (L): Pets must be on a leash not exceeding four feet in length and must not be left unattended. Pet owners may be assigned picnic or campsites in a less congested area of the park.

Waterville

  • Waterville Dog Park, West River Road, Waterville (F): 1 acre, This dog park has a separate small dog area, trees, and benches.  Be sure to bring water for your dog.

 

Western Mountains & Lakes

Angel Falls

  • Four Ponds Public Reserved Land, Angel Falls (L): Pets must be on a leash not exceeding four feet in length and must not be left unattended. Pet owners may be assigned picnic or campsites in a less congested area of the park.

Lewiston

  • Robin’s Garden and Dog Park, 55 Strawberry Avenue, Lewiston (F): Open dawn to dusk, 1 acre, Big gazebo for shade, and trees. Mostly covered with wood chips. Lots of big rocks to sit on near shade trees. This dog park has a separate small dog area, chairs, and trees (be sure to bring water for your dog to drink.) Directions: Go to Strawberry lane, follow to end and the park is on the right at end of street.

Newry

  • Grafton Notch State Park, Newry (L): Pets must be on a leash not exceeding four feet in length and must not be left unattended. Pet owners may be assigned picnic or campsites in a less congested area of the park.
  • Mahoosuc Public Reserved Land, Newry (L): Pets must be on a leash not exceeding four feet in length and must not be left unattended. Pet owners may be assigned picnic or campsites in a less congested area of the park.

Norway

  • Roberts Farm Preserve, Roberts Road, Norway (L): Dunham & Noyes Trails are for dog walkers. Dogs should stay on leash. Both trails are great for snowshoeing as well.  This new preserve overlooks Norway Lake in the Oxford Hills area.

Phillips

  • Mt. Blue State Park, Phillips (L): Pets must be on a leash not exceeding four feet in length and must not be left unattended. Pet owners may be assigned picnic or campsites in a less congested area of the park.

Rangeley

  • Bald Mountain Public Reserved Land, Rangeley (L): Pets must be on a leash not exceeding four feet in length and must not be left unattended. Pet owners may be assigned picnic or campsites in a less congested area of the park.
  • Rangeley Lake State Park, Rangeley (L): Pets must be on a leash not exceeding four feet in length and must not be left unattended. Pet owners may be assigned picnic or campsites in a less congested area of the park.

Stratton

  • Dead River Public Reserved Land, Stratton (L): Pets must be on a leash not exceeding four feet in length and must not be left unattended. Pet owners may be assigned picnic or campsites in a less congested area of the park.

Wyman

  • Bigelow Preserve Public Reserved Land, Wyman (L): Pets must be on a leash not exceeding four feet in length and must not be left unattended. Pet owners may be assigned picnic or campsites in a less congested area of the park.

 

South & Casco Bay

Berwick

  • Berwick Bark Park, 410 Portland Street, Berwick (F): Managed by Berwick Bark Park 207-475-2028, 7a-7p, 30,000 sqft, restrooms, This dog park has a separate small dog area, benches, drinking water, trees, and a concession stand.

Biddeford

  • Biddeford Beach, 205 Main Street, Biddeford (L): Dogs are allowed on Biddeford area beaches before 9 am and after 8 pm.
  • Biddeford Dog Park, Rotary Park, 550 Main Street, Biddeford (F): This dog park has a separate small dog area and benches. Be sure to bring water for your dog.

Brunswick

  • Merrymeeting Dog Park, 10 Water Street, East end by the river, Brunswick (F): This dog park has a separate small dog area, benches, and some shade. Be sure to bring water for your dog. Directions: You can park at the end of Water Street and walk (1/4 mile) down the bike path past the second bridge. This is a big and beautiful new park in Memory of Jake Horigan and funded by the citizens of Brunswick and surrounding towns and maintained by the Town of Brunswick.

Cape Elizabeth

  • Cape Elizabeth Poor Farm, Spurwink Ave, Cape Elizabeth, ME: It seems dogs can be unleashed in these ungroomed areas. “The Cape Elizabeth Poor Farm, Lions’ Field excluding the Little League field”
  • Crescent Beach State Park, Cape Elizabeth, ME (L): Pets must be on a leash not exceeding four feet in length and must not be left unattended. Pet owners may be assigned picnic or campsites in a less congested area of the park.  Open to dogs during the off season.  Dogs can run without a leash. Open fields and beach.  During warm-weather months, this park has an admission fee and may not allow dogs off-leash.

Falmouth

  • Mackworth Island, Falmouth (L): Pets must be on a leash not exceeding four feet in length and must not be left unattended. Pet owners may be assigned picnic or campsites in a less congested area of the park.

Freeport

  • Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport (L): Pets must be on a leash not exceeding four feet in length and must not be left unattended. Pet owners may be assigned picnic or campsites in a less congested area of the park.

Kennebunk

  • Mother’s Beach / Middle Beach / Gooch’s Beach, Beach Avenue, off routes 9 & 35, Kennebunk (F)  Dogs are welcome on the Kennebunk beaches all day from Labor Day to June 15 and before 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m. from June 15 to Labor Day. Owners must pick up after dogs and have their dogs under voice control at all times.
  • Kennebunk Land Trust Preserves, various locations, Kennebunk.  (F/L/P):  Dogs are welcome on Kennebunk Land Trust properties. Responsible dog owners will please clean up and remove from premises all pet waste. Be respectful of the environment and of other users, not all walkers are dog lovers. Pets who chase wildlife, or who jump up on or intimidate strangers, are best kept on a leash.  Below are the properties included in the Kennebunk Land Trust:
    • Kennebunk Wildlife Management Area
    • Alewive Woods Preserve
    • Clark Preserve
    • Mousam River Wildlife Sanctuary
    • Sea Road Preserve
    • Wonder Brook/Murphy Preserve
    • The Secret Garden
    • Butler Preserve
    • Madelyn Marx Preserve
  • Kennebunkport Conservation Trust, various locations, Kennebunkport (F/L/P):  Dogs are allowed on leash in preserves.  At Goose Rocks Beach, dogs are required to be on Leash, pet waste bags must be brought onto the beach, pet waste must be picked up immediately and disposed of properly, and dogs must be kept at least 200 feet from any Endangered Species Protected Area.  From April 1 to September 30, if under voice and sight control, dogs may be off leash between 6 am and 7:30 am, however, no dog may be off leash in the West End Plover Protection Area. From June 15 to September 30, dogs are not permitted on the beach from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM.  From October 1 through March 31, if under voice and sight control, dogs may be off leash during daylight hours, except for the hours of 12‐2 PM when they must remain on leash.  Below is a list of properties that are part of the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust:
    • Emmons Preserve
    • Edwin L. Smith Preserve
    • Tyler Brook
    • Goose Rocks Beach
  • Arundel Beach (Colony Beach), Off Ocean Avenue, near the Colony Hotel, Kennebunkport (L)  Dogs are allowed on Arundel Beach. Leash and pick-up laws apply.  Pets must be on a leash not exceeding four feet in length and must not be left unattended. Pet owners may be assigned picnic or campsites in a less congested area of the park.

Kittery

  • I 95 MM 3 N Rest Stop, Kittery (L): This rest stop is not fenced in but has a designated area for dogs to walk on and supplies bags, trash cans and free water. Has vending machines and more.

Ogunquit

  • Ogunquit Dog Park, Spring Hill Road, Ogunquit (F): open 7am to dusk, no restrooms, 1.5 acres.  This dog park has a separate small dog area, wood chips, benches, lights, and trees. Be sure to bring water for your dog.  Donations and volunteers are appreciated to make this dog park even better.

Old Orchard Beach

  • Old Orchard Beach, Old Orchard Beach: open before 10a, after 5p, 7 miles, On leash or voice controlled dogs are allowed on the beach before 10am and after 5pm.
  • Old Orchard Beach Dog Park, Heath Street, Old Orchard Beach (F): This dog park has a separate small dog area, benches, drinking water, and lights.

 

Portland

  • Baxter Woods, Hartley Street, Portland: Your pet is bound to make new friends at this friendly, off-leash park. A great place to take a walk and soak up some fresh air.
  • Capisic Pond Park Off Leash Dog Area, Lucas and Brighton Street, Portland: 18 acres, This as all other parks listed is a legal off leash park. Your dog must be very good under voice control at this park as there are a lot of distractions. There is a very beautiful trail next to the freshwater pond.
  • Eastern Promenade Park and East End Beach, Eastern Promenade, Portland: 5a-9a and 5p-10p April 15-Oct 15, 5a – 10p Oct 16- April 14, Beach is closed to dogs from Memorial Day to Labor Day, seasonal restrooms, The off leash area is in Eastern Promenade Park 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 the area known as Fort Allen Park. The East End Beach is down the promenade at the bottom of the grassy hill and is closed to off leash dogs from Memorial day to Labor day.
  • Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave, Portland: 7a-4:30p, 150 acres, The off-leash area is at the far side of the pond (the pond is not clean water for swimming, some of the other water is fine.) So it is best to park near the pond; you can pick up a map in the office as you enter. You can also park on neighboring city streets and find back ways into the park. Beware of coyotes, mosquitos, and snapping turtles.
  • Hall School Woods off Leash Dog Area, 23 Orono Road, Portland: This is a legal off leash area in the woods near the school.
  • Jack School off Leash Dog Area, 195 North Street, Portland: The off leash area is behind the school.
  • Pine Grove Park, Ray Ave, Portland
  • Portland Arts & Technology School off Leash Dog Area, 196 Allen Avenue, Portland
  • Quarry Run Dog Park, Ocean Avenue, Portland (F): The old landfill is capped and now used for a dog park. This dog park has a separate small dog area and lots of trees. There is a 1.5-mile trail surrounding the capped landfill. Be careful of holes and the quarry pits as well as the water. This was an old landfill so any water up here may not be clean for swimming.
  • Riverton Trolley Park, Bridgton Road, Route 302, Portland: This is a trail that goes through a wooded area and then near an open field. Around this area, there is cross-country skiing in the winter.
  • Tamarlane Apartments Dog Park, 46A Tamarlane, Portland (P) (Open for residents of Tamarlane Apartments and resident visitors only): This dog park has trees, benches, lights and drinking water (no separate small dog area).
  • University Park Off Leash Dog Area, Harvard Street off Washington Avenue, Portland: There is street parking at Harvard Street or some parking near the Seventh Day Adventist Church on Allen.
  • Valley Street Dog Park, Valley Street, Portland (F): This park has benches, drinking water, shade, and decorative fire hydrants (no separate small dog area.)

Pownal

  • Bradbury Mountain State Park, Pownal (L): Pets must be on a leash not exceeding four feet in length and must not be left unattended. Pet owners may be assigned picnic or campsites in a less congested area of the park.

Saco

  • Ferry Beach State Park, Saco (L): Pets must be on a leash not exceeding four feet in length and must not be left unattended. Pet owners may be assigned picnic or campsites in a less congested area of the park.

Scarborough

  • Coach Lantern Apartments Dog Park, Coach Lantern E & W, Scarborough (P): private park open to residents and visitors of residents of Coach Lantern Apartments. This dog park has trees, benches, lights and drinking water (no separate small dog area).
  • Foxcroft Apartments Dog Park, 105 Foxcroft Drive, Scarborough (P): residents and visitors of residents of Foxcroft Apartments only. This dog park has trees, benches, lights and drinking water (no separate small dog area).
  • Scarborough Beach, Scarborough (L): Dogs are allowed on the beach off-leash and under voice control

South Berwick

  • Vaughan Woods State Park, South Berwick (L): Pets must be on a leash not exceeding four feet in length and must not be left unattended. Pet owners may be assigned picnic or campsites in a less congested area of the park.

South Portland

  • Bug Light Park, Madison Street, South Portland: The city may shrink the off-leash area at this park; this will still include some beach access.
  • Hinckley Park, Highland and Stillman, South Portland: This park is run by the city and is considering banning off-leash use.
  • Spring Point, Spring Point Drive, South Portland: This city may shrink the off-leash area at this beach.
  • Willard Beach, Beach Street, South Portland: The city is currently looking into tightening the dog use at this beach or including dog fees. 4 acres, open sunrise to sunset Oct- April and 7-9am and 7-9pm May- September, seasonal restrooms.

 

 

Waterboro

 

  • Waterboro Dog Park, Federal Street, Waterboro (F): Open dawn to dusk, 100ft x 150ft, This dog park has trees and soon hopes to have a separate small dog area, training area, and benches.  This is a carry-in-carry-out dog park, meaning bring your own baggies and take them with you. Friends of the Federal Street Dog Park support this dog park.

Wells

  • Burt Lake State Park Beach, 6635 State Park Drive, Wells (L): There is one designated spot where dogs can go into the water near campsite 42. The road leads to the beach and dog run. Pets must be attended and on a leash of 6 feet.
  • Wells Beach, Atlantic Ac, Wells (L): April 1 through June 15 – On a leash and under the charge of a responsible person. Please keep dogs away from Piping Plover nests.  June 16 through September 15 – Off beach from 8am-6pm. On beach from 6-8pm. Must be on a leash and under the charge of a responsible person.

West Kennebunk

  • Kennebunk Dog Park, 36 Sea Road, West Kennebunk (F): Open dusk til dawn, This dog park has a separate small dog area, benches, gazebo, drinking water, trees, and wood chips.

York

  • Long Sands Beach, Route 1A, York (L): Leashed dogs are allowed, with certain restrictions. During the summertime, from about Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, dogs are only allowed on the beach before 8am and after 6pm. During the off-season, dogs are allowed during all park hours. This beach offers a 1.5-mile sandy beach. Metered parking and private lots are available. The beach and bathhouse are also handicap accessible. People are required to clean up after their pets.
  • Short Sands Beach, Route 1A, York (L): Leashed dogs are allowed but check posted restrictions.
  • York Harbor Beach, 186 York Street, York (L): Dogs on the beaches will be required to be on a leash between the hours of 6 p.m. and sunrise. Dogs will be allowed to be unleashed between sunrise and 8 a.m. as long as the dog is under the voice control of its owner or responsible party. No domestic animals shall be present on the beaches between the hours of 8:00am. and 6:00 pm. from May 20th through September 20th.
  • Wiggly Bridge, 30 Lilac Lane, York (L): Take your pet for a stroll through the lovely environs of this famous York walking bridge.
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Angela enjoys exploring the many beautiful and unique natural places in Maine and sharing her outdoor experiences with others.When not out exploring Maine woods, trails, mountains and waterways Angela can be found plotting and planning her next adventure or buying another backpack.(Because you can never have too many).
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4 thoughts on “Dog Parks in Maine – On & Off Leash Locations”

  1. Kennebunk also has Gooch’s, Middle, and Mother’s beach as well as Parsons Beach. All are dog friendly both on & off leash (must be insert voice control) but have restricted summer hours. Kennebunk also has a lot of land preserves and trails that are dog friendly (on and off leash).

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