Located in the heart of the Maine Coast, the city of Belfast provides you with a rich variety of cultural and historical places. The city is not very big, but this is an undeniable advantage! Serving as a retreat for many tourists, Belfast has a reputation for being a place with the best dog park in the area — but you don't have to take the locals' word for it. See for yourself by visiting the city with Fido, and enjoy the atmosphere of a cozy hometown while you are on vacation. Need some medical help? Three veterinary clinics on the outskirts are always ready to help a pooch in need!
While you're here, consider bringing your pup to Belfast Dog Park at Walsh Field! Loved and adored by locals and visitors, this well-maintained and clean park is a number one destination for every pooch! The local crowd is friendly, and there are two separate areas for different breeds. There is plenty of room for your mutt to run, wrestle, play and exercise.
If you're looking for more of a casual, leashed stroll rather than a dog park, head to Heritage Park in the city center. This is a nice attraction for those who like on-leash long walks with their pooch in public parks, enjoying the atmosphere of a recreational area in the middle of the city.
Do stay in Belfast for a few days! The city has plenty of dog-friendly hotels dotted in the city center providing a range of options, from simple rooms and apartments to luxury suites. Some rentals don't charge any additional fees for pets!
Sweeping views of Camden and more than five acres of recreational areas full of outdoor activities are provided by Camden Hills State Park to the north of the city. This huge park is a pawesome destination for tourists seeking a retreat and families seeking an active adventure alike. Your furry family member is welcome to join you as well! Bring your pooch to explore several hiking and walking trails ranging from easy to moderate. Grab a bike and hit the trails, or conquer the tops of mountains to catch a glimpse at Cadillac Mountain, the highest peak of the Camden Hills. Keep in mind: your lovely mutt should be on their leash at all times here.
Downtown Bangor is generous on indoor and outdoor activities, shopping venues and restaurants. If you are traveling with your pooch and don't want to go farther than downtown, head east to Bangor Waterfront Park nestled on the banks of Penobscot River. This is not a dog park, but leashed pooches are welcome to take a stroll along the riverside alongside their masters at this nice retreat in the city center. You're welcome to have lunch in the picnic area, but if you're looking to grab some grub, you can head to any of the 10 pet-friendly restaurants in the city center. Pompeii Pizza, which provides terrific services and a friendly attitude to four-legged visitors, is just one, and it's located within walking distance of the park!
The northeastern part of Bangor is a quiet and alluring place for those who are looking for a retreat. Recreational areas and parks everywhere: Garland Street Park, Saxl Park and the adjacent Cascade Park are the main attractions in the area. If you traveling with your pup and can't decide where to go, Cascade Park is the ideal option. This is not a dog park, but the area is fenced and pooches are welcome to play and run off-leash as long as they are under control and supervised. This park is the pawfect place for long walks and exercise!
The area off I-95 in Bangor provides visitors with a range of different activities including outdoor and recreation venues. A great deal of shopping venues and eateries makes the place buzz with visitors of all kind seekings new places and new experiences. You're sure to find something you like here! Sure, your mutt probably isn't into shopping, but the shopping venues are located just a skip and a hop away from Essex Woods. Apart from being a public park, Essex Woods also has a medium-sized fenced area called Bangor Dog Park. This is where your mutt is welcome to go wild, playing off-leash and wrestling with other canine friends. He can also join you for some hiking on the trails. (Just be sure to keep him on leash.)
Located a short ride for Bangor, the City Forest features more than 600 acres of recreation area. Grab your pup (and their leash!) and head on down to enjoy breathtaking views of the wild nature and fascinating flora and fauna of the forest. This place is pawfect for an adventure; it has an extensive area to explore or have a picnic as well as miles of walking trails to hit. Challenge your pooch with moderate or difficult ones, or just have a nice adventure exploring the easy trails. The area is usually busy with visitors and families enjoying the natural beauty, especially on weekends, so keep that in mind.