When it comes to dog-friendly National Parks, Maine's Acadia National Park certainly ranks high on the list. It does still have restricted areas to pets just like any other, but this gorgeous island park on the state's southeastern coast offers plenty for dogs and their owners to enjoy throughout the year. If it wasn't enough that it happens to be the oldest park east of the Mississippi River, it's also jam-packed with gorgeous views from the rocky coastal sprawls that surround it to the heart of its forested interior. Whether you're looking to get some exercise or just take in some breathtaking views, it's one of the best places around to explore with your canine companion.
If this guide isn't example enough, just one visit to Acadia National Park will have you recognizing just how far above the rest of many other parks it truly is. With entertainment, sights, smells, tastes and even transportation of all types, almost all of which are dog-friendly, Acadia makes itself one of the best National Park destinations in the the country.