Brewer, Maine is a city along the Penobscot River, one of the most powerful rivers in New England. This powerful river allowed for many businesses in the city’s early days, and has contributed to the growth of this vibrant city. Now residents and visitors can enjoy this scenic river by use of the many parks and pathways. These green spaces combined with the three veterinary clinics in town, make it a breeze to give your pup the happy, healthy lifestyle they deserve!
One of the best ways to enjoy the Penobscot River, is by taking a stroll along the Brewer Riverwalk. This paved pathway follows the river, and features a small park where you can enjoy the Children’s Garden, a waterfall, and even watch the concerts happening right across the river in the town of Bangor. There are benches and grassy areas where you can kick back and relax with your canine companion. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans as long as they get picked up after.
If you’re just in town for a visit, you don’t need to go far for dog friendly accommodations! The Vacationland Inn welcomes two pets up to 50 lbs for a small extra fee. Be sure to call ahead to ensure a pet friendly room!
With all these dog-friendly places to check out, Brewer is sure to get your pup’s tail wagging!
The busy Downtown area of Brewer is proud home to some lovely parks and green spaces to escape to. One of the town's favorites is the Maple Street Park. This 6 acre park used to be a junkyard, but was turned into a beautiful park for all to enjoy. This park features athletic fields, and a ⅓ mile walking path that’s perfect for a jog or a leisurely stroll with your pooch. The park welcomes leashed dogs, just don’t forget the waste bags! After all that fresh air a exercise, head over to Mason’s Brewing Co right nearby. This restaurant has an outdoor biergarten seating area that welcomes dogs, and offers gorgeous views of the river.
This Brewer neighborhood has some great urban parks to enjoy on your morning walk with Fido! Sunset Park is a 2 acre park on Parkway South that offers basketball courts and large grassy areas to sniff and play on. For a more natural feel, just a short trot east, you can find Sherwood Forest Park. This 10 acre wooded park can be found on Friar Tuck Lane, and features a loop trail that winds through the forest. The trail in this park attracts outdoor enthusiasts for hiking, trail running, and dog walking. Dogs are allowed in both of these parks, as long as they stay leashed and leave only paw prints!
Across the Penobscot River lies Brewer’s sister town of Bangor. This neighboring town offers even more places to take your playful pooch for some exercise! In Downtown Bangor, directly across the bridge from Brewer, is the famous Waterfront Park. This park has something for everyone, including the family dog. The park features walkways along the river, benches and picnic areas. You may even be able to catch a concert here in the summer! Leashed dogs are welcome, so get ready to make some furry friends. When your stomach is growling, head over to Pompeii Pizza! This mobile woodfire pizza place is located along the Bangor waterfront, where you can dig into some pizza outside with your best pal.
In this neighborhood of Bangor, just a 6 minute drive from Brewer, you can find the woofderful Cascade Park. This scenic park is often used for weddings, and features a waterfalls, fountains, a gazebo, and a bridge. You may even be able to spot an eagle from this park! If you and your pup want some fresh air and exercise, you can make use of the trails that go over hills and through a variety of pine trees. Dogs are allowed off leash, as long as they stay under voice control. Why not bring a picnic and spend the day here? Don’t forget the dog treats and water for your parched puppy!
In the Stillwater Avenue neighborhood of Bangor, you can find another puppy paradise, the Bangor Dog Park. Just 10 minutes from Brewer, this dog park is worth the drive! The park give dogs a safe place to enjoy some off-leash freedom and pawsitive socialization. Here you can find three separate fenced off areas, for large, medium, and small breeds. There is a water spigot, some toys available, and waste receptacles. The adventure doesn’t have to end there! The surrounding Essex Woods has a trails through the trees that welcome leashed dogs. If you want to stay a while, check into the Quality Inn Bangor. They welcome two pets of any size for a small additional fee.