Location Tag: Dog Friendly

Stover’s Point Preserve

Our GPS didn’t read correctly, but the preserve is on Google Maps, and there are also directions on the link below. We really enjoyed the views from the beach, as it is an interesting area with active boating and fishing .  You can also see the cribstone bridge, which is one of a kind.  The […]

Marlboro Beach, Raccoon Cove

This is a sandy pebble beach with pretty views.  There were some people swimming, and it seems to be a somewhat active waterfront for fishing and clamming.  There is a parking lot, but no facilities.

Lamoine Beach State Park

We didn’t see anyone swimming, and we aren’t sure if you are allowed to or not.  There is a small sign saying “no swimming off dock” which implies that you can swim elsewhere.  There are beautiful expansive views, and picnic tables overlooking the water.   little shade, outhouses.  The water seems fairly clear, and there is a […]

Lamoine Beach Park

This is a lovely ocean beach, and reportedly popular for swimming. There aren’t any facilities, but they do provide picnic tables and grills with direct ocean views.  The beach is large, and a rough sand/gravel. This area is close to Lamoine State Park, but they are separate locations, and this one seems to be run […]

Lakewood Pond

The street sign for Lakewood Pond Road is blue and says “PVT” but the day use area is here and it is part of Acadia National Park, so you are allowed to be here.  There are two parking areas right by each other, one larger than the other.  This area is not staffed, and dogs seem to […]

Dog’s Eden, Little Long Pond Trails

  We only had our phones, so we just have a few pictures of this location, but luckily this website has a lot of good information: http://actoutwithaislinn.bangordailynews.com/2015/06/02/one-minute-hikes/1-minute-hike-little-long-pond-trails-on-mount-desert-island/ This area is used primarily for the walking trails, and as an off leash dog park.  This is private property that they are generous enough to allow people to […]

Swan Lake State Park

They have a medium sized pebble/sand beach and swimming area.  There is a shaded picnic area and playground.  This is a nice place to swim and close to Belfast which has great restaurants and shopping. Dogs are allowed but not on the beach. http://www.ohranger.com/me/swan-lake  

Sandy Point Beach

  We thought this was a great find, as the area is very picturesque and uncrowded.  There is a large sand beach on an ocean inlet, with cold, clear water.  There are osprey nests on the ruins of a dock, and it is fun to watch the birds.  There was no fee, no lifeguard, and no […]

Sand Beach, Branch Lake

On Google if you just enter “Sandy Beach” it will direct you to a road that doesn’t have public access.  To get to the park you will want to take the road marked “Boat Launch Drive,” which is off of Happytown Road.  Take the gravel road to end and follow signs for the beach.  Parking is alongside […]

Mt. Waldo Quarry Frankfort

People have died here and there is talk of shutting down access.  If you visit this location, please don’t jump.  This is a remote area, and it would be hard for emergency responders to help you. The entrance to the trail is at the very end of Mt. Waldo Road, which is across from a park […]