Service Animals

A dog wearing an orange vest and bark ranger badge looks over its shoulder

Photo by Ashley L. Conti/Friends of Acadia

Service animals are allowed in all park facilities and on all park trails unless closed by order of the superintendent. National Park Service policy defines a service animal as a dog that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability. The tasks performed by the animal must be directly related to the person’s disability. Emotional support, therapy, comfort or companion animals are not considered service animals.

Service animals must be leashed at all times. Some park trails are very steep and require the use of iron rung ladders. These trails should be avoided when hiking with animals:

  • Precipice
  • Beehive
  • Ladder Trail to Dorr Mountain
  • Cadillac Mountain West Face (from Bubble Pond)
  • Beech Cliff (from Echo Lake)
  • Perpendicular Trail (Mansell Mountain)

Last updated: June 29, 2021

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