Historic East Waterboro is a village in the town of Waterboro, Maine. Captain John Smith settled here in 1768, and the town thrived in the agriculture, cattle and dairy industry early on. Today, this pup-friendly town strives to keep its small-town rural community spirit with its weekly town meetings in Waterboro. Also in this small town, you will find one animal hospital dedicated to individual pet needs, offering top-notch services at their clinic or at your home.
Friendship Park is the place to head with Fido in tow! This park boasts open space for your pup to exercise on a long leash, and a playground for the kiddies.
In the nearby town of Biddeford, Maine, just east of East Waterboro, you will find two dog-friendly restaurants to bring your pup. The Bufflehead Restaurant and Market serves New England’s best seafood on the beach and offers outdoor tables for you and your pup. Afterwards, head to Elements Books Coffee Bar, where you can relax, read and enjoy a local brew or cup of java at their outdoor tables.
East Waterboro is a great rural village for both you and your fur-ever friend!
The town of Hollis, bordering East Waterboro to the northeast, offers great fun for your pup at California Fields Wildlife Area. It features a fenced dog walking area for pups of all sizes, and well-maintained hiking trails for humans and dogs alike. These trails are used by equestrians with separate trails for ATV’s. This is the premier spot where sporting dog clubs train. There is a stream stocked with trout for fishing fun, and large open areas where locals come to fly their kites. Picnic tables are plentiful, and restrooms are on-site. Remember to pack water and clean up bags.
Northeast of East Waterboro, you will find the town of Limington. Discover Little Ossipee River Trails with its pet-friendly 2,200 acres here. Hike the miles of trails of this preserve which follow along the Saco river. Some areas may be steep, so plan ahead. Better for the smaller or elderly pups is Jagolinzer Preserve with its 20-acres and scenic loop trail that passes the old dam and the Saco River. There is no leash law, but your pup must be under voice control. Be sure to pack a nice picnic basket, water and clean-up bags to keep these areas unsoiled.
Lyman Town Park at Bunganut Pond is a pup-friendly destination in the town of Lyman, southwest of East Waterboro. Fido will love a day full of play on their expansive open fields. There are also sand volleyball courts and horseshoe pits where you can join in or watch from the sidelines. For the more adventurous pup, there are miles and miles of hiking trails through the woods, suitable for any fitness level. Bring a backpack full of burgers to grill on their charcoal pits and eat at the on-site picnic tables along water’s edge. Restrooms and water are provided.
The small town of Alfred lies directly to the southwest of East Waterboro. Alfred Park is the place to be for family-friendly fun. Bring Fido to play on its open sports fields on an extended leash. There is a playground for the kiddies, restrooms and water fountains. The park is entirely fenced in so children are safe to run around. It is a great place for a picnic lunch for you and your fur-iendly friend. For an overnight getaway with your pup, head to Walnut Grove Campground where dogs are welcome on leash and a pool is on-site to cool down.
Lake Arrowhead is a town located in the town of East Waterboro. It connects to the Little Ossipee River which covers 564 acres. This beautiful region is perfect for you and your pup to spend the day swimming, fishing for lake trout, or hiking up to the top of Ossipee Mountain. The 1000’ climb will reward you with a spectacular scenic view from this summit’s fire tower. Or try Waterboro Barrens Woodland Preserve where butterfly watching is coveted. This is a perfect place for a picnic lunch, and be sure to pack water and clean up bags to keep Lake Arrowhead sparkling. Leashes required.