Hiking in Maine
There are numerous places to hike in Maine.
Here are a few that allow dogs. Please follow all dog regulations
Camden Hill State Park is a great place to start offering 30 miles of hiking trails. There are nice trails for every fitness level. Only a small portion of the park is next to the ocean, a peaceful sunrise spot. During the winter snowshoeing, cross country skiing and snowmobiling are popular. The warming hut on the multi purpose road may be booked over night. Backpacking is also allowed at the lean-tos on Bald Rock Mt. A car camping campground is available.
Acadia National Park, it really speaks for it’s self. It is one of our most visited parks and yes, it is one of the few that allow dogs. many of the trails are steep, windswept and dangerous. They are not all dog appropriate. Speak to park staff about the trails.
The Appalachian Trail in Maine, with over 280 miles of trail past lakes, over mountains and lean-tos. With so much information on the AT available, the only really important thing to know is NO DOGS IN BAXTER STATE PARK, not in your car, nowhere.
Merry Spring Nature Center in Rockport has a dog play area.
If you like hostel style accommodations, and want to meet some thru-hikers The Appalachian Lodge is the place to stay. The owners Paul and Jaime Renaud are thru-hikers and run this business out of love. They also run a shuttle service to many points on the Appalachian Trail including Baxter Park, the Katahdin trail heads. Unfortunately, they no longer allow dogs. Another thing they are involved with is TRAIL WORK. If you stay with them please give them a little thank you.