Category Archives: Places to go

Giant’s Stairs, Harpswell, ME

Giant’s Stairs in Harpswell is a dog friendly scenic walk along Maine’s rocky coast.  At less than a mile, this cliff walk skirts the rugged coastline on a footpath through fragrant beach roses with breathtaking views of Casco Bay, and scenic overlooks perfect for watching the crashing surf and wildlife.  If you’re feeling adventurous, the […]

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Dog Friendly Day Trips

Summer is a great time to get out and spend the day with your dog exploring new places and revisiting old ones.  The following are just a few of our favorite dog friendly picnic spots in Maine and Massachusetts.  Please click on the highlighted name for more details to plan your visit, including directions, weather […]

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Mitchell Field, Harpswell, ME

Mitchell Field in Harpswell, Maine is scenic spot with a dog friendly beach.  To be honest we stumbled on Mitchell Field by accident while looking for a place to picnic after enjoying some of the trails in the area.  We were pleasantly surprised by this approximately 120 acre park that offers trails, open fields and […]

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Babson Boulder Trail, Gloucester, MA

Congratulations to all the 2017 graduates including dogs who mastered puppy kindergarten, to humans who earned their college degrees, and everyone in between!  Before setting out to conquer the world, we suggest taking a hike at Dogtown Woods in Gloucester, Massachusetts.  There recent graduates will find solid advice along the Babson Boulder Trail. Dogtown Common […]

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Dog Mountain, St. Johnsbury, VT

Dog Mountain in St. Johnsbury, Vermont is the most dog friendly place we’ve ever visited!  Home of the Stephen Huneck Gallery, Dog Mountain is 150 acres on a mountain top with trails, ponds, and fields for dogs and their humans to enjoy year round.  There are over two miles of trails through wildflower fields, dense […]

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Maine and New Hampshire Dog Beaches

Here at Living with a Golden, we are all about getting out and enjoying life with our dogs.  There’s no better way to celebrate Summer than visiting the Dog Friendly Beaches in New Hampshire and Maine!  Before heading out here’s a quick reference guide on the Dog Beach Rules for Maine and New Hampshire beaches. […]

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Pine Point Beach, Scarborough, ME

Of the three dog friendly beaches in Scarborough, Maine, Pine Point Beach at Hurd Park offers the most options for dogs, but be aware of the pipping plover restrictions.  Scarborough has very specific rules as to where dogs are allowed during the spring and summer in order to protect the endangered pipping plover shorebirds.  However, […]

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