Category Archives: Places to go

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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Ferry Beach, Scarborough, ME

Ferry Beach in Scarborough, Maine is a good off-season Dog beach.  Scarborough has very specific rules as to where Dogs are not allowed during the spring and summer in order to protect the endangered Pipping Plover shorebirds.  Therefore, during the nesting season Dogs are very limited to where they can play on this beach, especially […]

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Higgins Beach, Scarborough, ME

Higgins Beach in Scarborough, Maine is a popular dog friendly beach, depending on when you visit.  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, if you follow the signs and obey the rules, you’re guaranteed to have […]

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Bay View Beach, Saco, ME

Bay View Beach in Saco, Maine is an excellent dog friendly beach because dogs are allowed all day!  Unlike most Maine Beaches where dogs are limited during the summer to the early morning hours or evenings, Saco beaches welcome dogs all day, as long as they are on-leash between the hours of 9:00 AM and […]

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Cape Neddick Beach, York, ME

Off the beaten path of the more popular tourist destinations in York, Maine, is dog friendly Cape Neddick Beach.  Also known as Passaconaway Beach, this no frills dog friendly beach, is a popular spot for local residents.  Located at the mouth of the Cape Neddick River, the beach is small with large rock outcroppings.  At […]

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Seabrook Beach, Seabrook, NH

Seabrook Beach is New Hampshire’s dog friendly hidden gem.  Dogs are required to be on-leash year round, and are limited to the hours of before 8:00 AM and after 6:00 PM from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  Before visiting please note that during the summer season, from Memorial Day through September 15, on-street parking is […]

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Dog Destinations Visited by YOU in March

In case you’re keeping score, Mother Nature won another round this past weekend with her April Fools’ snowstorm.  However, I’m pretty sure even she is getting tired of snow.  Time for spring adventures!  Based on the hits to Living with a Golden, during the month of March many of you already enjoyed a day at […]

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Ghost Trail, Salisbury, MA

The Ghost Trail in Salisbury, Massachusetts, is an easy dog friendly walk. Chances are you won’t see a ghost, but what you will see is a tree lined path with raised flower beds, benches and historic markers that winds its way through family neighborhoods and industrial parks.  Following a nineteenth century rail line, the trail […]

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Winter Hikes: Grant’s Meadow, Berwick, ME

Grant’s Meadow at Beaver Dam Heath is a tranquil dog friendly winter hike.  Located along the border of Berwick and North Berwick, Maine, the 145 acres of Grant’s Meadow Preserve offers a 3/4 mile hike that loops through uplands forest skirting the wetlands heath.  Maintained by the Great Works Regional Land Trust, the trail is […]

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