Pets

Puppy Pals ProTip

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Learn where to go and what to do with our resident Bark Ranger, Drift!

 
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Guidelines

 
  • Pets must be restrained on a leash no longer than 6 feet (2 m).
  • Pets should not be left unattended. Summer sunshine poses a threat to pets in vehicles.
  • Pet owners are responsible for removing pet waste from campground, picnic areas, parking lots, roads, and other developed areas.
 

Pet-Friendly Areas

 
  • There are 100 miles (161 km) of hiking trails and 45 miles (72 km) of carriage roads in the park where pets are permitted.
  • Blackwoods, Seawall, and Schoodic Woods campgrounds permit pets.
  • On Isle au Haut, pets are permitted for day hiking only.
 

Restricted Areas

 
  • Most lakes in the park are public water supplies. Pets and people may not swim in them.
  • Sand Beach (June 15-September 8) and Echo Lake (May 15-September 15) are off-limits to pets.
  • Public buildings
  • Ranger-led programs
  • Wild Gardens of Acadia (Sieur de Monts)
  • Duck Harbor Campground

Park Trails closed to pets

  • Precipice
  • Beehive
  • Ladder Trail to Dorr Mountain
  • Beech Cliffs Trail
  • Perpendicular Trail (Mansell Mountain)
  • Jordan Cliffs Trail between Penobscot East Trail and the carriage road

Park Trails not recommended for pets

  • Acadia Mountain
  • Flying Mountain
  • Giant Slide
  • Cadillac Mountain- west face
  • Pond Trail - east side
  • Norembega Goat Trail
  • Bubbles-Pemetic Trail
  • Penobscot Mountain (Spring) Trail
  • Upper Beachcroft Trail
  • Upper Gorge Trail
 
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Service Animals

 

Service animals are an exception to these rules and may accompany their owner to all park locations.

 
Dog on carriage road.
Dog on carriage road.

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Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 177
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Phone:

(207) 288-3338
General information and questions. The phone is answered weekdays 8 am - 4:30 pm.

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