Pet-Friendly Lodging in Maine

If you’re like most pet owners, you want to take your furbaby with you when you travel. Well, here’s some good news. We offer pet-friendly lodging in Maine (dogs only). In fact, we welcome your four-legged friends with open arms. Let them run free on our expansive lawn and play along the shore of Tripp Lake. We gladly offer dog blankets, water bowls, and disposable bags. While state regulations prevent your puppy from joining you in our dining hall, we do offer them their own dining deck just off the dining hall. And, with 3 dog-friendly hiking trails nearby, you and Fido can get all the exercise you need.



Actually, the entire state of Maine is pet friendly, with a few restrictions. So, let’s take a look at where, when, and what you can do with your pet in Maine.

White dog lying on the beach while the owner is swimming in the lake

Dog Beaches

If you want to strut your pup along a wide swath of sandy beach, you may need to travel a bit, but not too far. Less than an hour’s drive away in Scarborough, you will find three lovely salt-water beaches that welcome dogs to roam with their owners. Of course, for everyone to peacefully coexist, a few rules and regulations apply as to when and where you can treat your pet to a stroll on the beach.

  1. Ferry Beach
  2. Higgins Beach
  3. Pine Point Beach

Small dog running near the lake during the fall

Dog-Friendly Hikes

Maine is particularly attractive to hikers, with numerous trail heads geared to experts and novices alike. And many hikers prefer to hike with a four-legged companion. Whether on leash or by voice-command, well-trained dogs are welcome to accompany their owners at these three nearby pet-friendly sites.

  1. Auburn River Walk at Bonney Park, Auburn, ME
  2. Mt. Apatite, Auburn, ME
  3. Sebago Lake State Park, Casco, ME

You’ll find more hiking trails in this post  9 Easy to Moderate Hikes Near Poland Maine – several are dog-friendly. Also, be sure to check out this video of our black lab, Gabby, and me trail running at Range Pond State Park in Poland during the springtime.

Doggy Culinary Tour

Dogs make great companions, willingly trotting along wherever we go. So why not take them along on a Maine Foodie Tour. In Portland, join a “Doggy and Me” tour and take a leisurely walk around town, stopping in at pet-friendly locations that offer healthy tips and treats for pets and their owners. Cyndi’s Dockside Restaurant in Poland is a local pet-friendly restaurant where you can also grab a bite to eat. Here are a few more pet-friendly restaurants.

White labrador outside getting a treat at sunset

Canine Festivals

September seems to be dog month around Maine. From Animal Welfare fundraisers to Weinerfest, which celebrates the height-challenged dachshund, as dogs strut their stuff throughout the month. Barks in the Park, held at the Gardiner Waterfront Park, is an all-day event with costume contests, games, demonstrations, and naturally, treats.

Hound dog sleeping on a comfy cushion

Pet-Friendly Lodging

As always, it’s best to review what restrictions may be in place when you plan a trip to Maine with your dog. The Wolf Cove Inn in Poland, Maine, is definitely pet friendly. Although we kindly ask our guests to abide by these simple pet policies.

  • Please leash your pet while in the common areas inside the Inn.
  • Take your pet with you when you leave your room for an outdoor adventure.
  • Respect other guests who may be uncomfortable around pets and leash yours when outside as necessary.
  • Well-trained dogs are welcome to remain in your room while you are at breakfast. But we do prefer you bring mischievous puppies to dine on the doggy dining deck.
  • Limit: 2 dogs.
Eagles Nest Cabin Bed with a view

You and your pup can relax and stretch out in any one of our four pet-friendly accommodations.

Our guests’ pups have enjoyed participating in their owners’ elopements and weddings too!


Many of us consider our pups to be part of the family, we understand, so bringing them with you for an outdoor getaway in Maine is ideal. Contact us if you have any questions or concerns, and we will help you enjoy pet-friendly lodging in Maine to the fullest.


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