Enjoying Acadia With Your Pet
Exploring Acadia with your pet can be an exciting and rewarding experience. Natural areas pose unique challenges and risks. Please take a moment to review these guidelines to keep your pet, other visitors, and wildlife safe.
Service animals may accompany their owners to all park locations and programs.
Where to Go (and Where Not To)
There are 100 miles (161 km) of hiking trails and 45 miles (72 km) of carriage roads in the park where pets are permitted. Some places, though, are not safe for dogs to go.
There are 100 miles (161 km) of hiking trails and 45 miles (72 km) of carriage roads in the park where pets are permitted.
Dispose of Pet Waste Properly
Help keep Acadia clean by collecting and disposing of all pet waste properly. Be sure to carry the poop bag off the trail. Public garbage cans are located throughout the park.
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Acadia National Park is one of the few national parks across America that allows dogs. Learn why it's so very important for your furry friend to stay on leash, whether this is your first visit, or you come here together every day for years and years.
Last updated: August 30, 2023