Pets are only allowed within Acadia National Park with certain restrictions. They must be restrained at all times on a leash no longer than six feet in length. This protects dogs from becoming lost and from other hazards, such as porcupines and sick, injured, or rabid animals. Leashes also help protect park resources, including wildlife and vegetation.
Pets should not be left unattended. Summer sunshine poses a threat to pets left in vehicles. On a bright, sunny day, even in temperatures as low as 60° F, temperatures inside a vehicle can reach dangerous levels. On an 85-degree day, the temperature inside a car - even with the windows cracked - can reach over 100 degrees within 10 minutes. Please remain mindful of this at all times.
Pet owners are responsible for removing pet waste from campgrounds, picnic areas, parking lots, roads, and other developed areas. In campgrounds, wastes must be removed from all areas within 200 feet of established campsites, and in Blackwoods and Seawall Campgrounds, all areas within the campground loops.
Service animals are an exception to these rules and may accompany their owner to all park locations. If you are looking for kennels where you can leave your pet for a short time, local chambers of commerce can provide that information.
With the exception of the park's carriage roads, the use of dog sleds, dog carts, and skijoring with dogs is permitted on all closed motor roads and fire roads under the following conditions:
(Information from the U.S. Acadia National Park web site)
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