A Bar Harbor – Acadia National Park Dog-Friendly Vacation

This was received from a reader after a visit to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park in Maine. Here’s a way to have a great vacation with a dog relatively near Boston, Connecticut and New York.

My puppy and I just had a great vacation in Bar Harbor, and I thought I would send you an update.


http://www.cafethisway.com/ Cafe This Way..14 1/2 Mt. Desert Street, Bar Harbor ( open for breakfast and dinner)

http://www.theparksiderestaurant.com/ Parkside Restaurant 185 Main St. Bar Harbor

http://mckayspublichouse.com/index.php Mckays Public House 231 Main St. Bar Harbor

http://www.mamadimatteos.com/index.html Mama DiMatteo’s 34 Kennebec Place Bar Harbor

http://www.bhmaine.com/ Jack Russell Pub 102 Eden St. Bar Harbor

http://fishhouse-grill.com/ Fish House Grill 1 West St. Bar Harbor

http://www.chowdahs.com/ Chowdah’s 297 Main St. Bar Harbor

http://www.learyslanding.com/ Leary’s Landing 21 A Cottage St. Bar Harbor

http://www.siamorchidrestaurant.net/ Siam Orchid 30 Rodick St. Bar Harbor

http://www.stewmanslobsterpound.com/ Stewman’s Lobster Pound 35 West St. Bar Harbor

http://mooringsrestaurantandpier.com/ 131 Shore Road, Southwest Harbor

Mainly Meat Barbeque 369 State Route 3 across from Pirate’s Cove, North of Bar Harbor

Cafe Milagro 37 Cottage St. Bar Harbor

Adlemann’s Deli 224 Main St. Bar Harbor

Ocean Drive Dairy Bar 446 Main St. Bar Harbor

In addition, Gifford’s Ice Cream at the junction of Main and West Streets saw that I was giving my puppy some ice cream, and came running out with a bowl of vanilla soft serve just for her.

I didn’t come up with all of these myself. Bark Harbor at 150 Main St. #3 gave me the list. It also included the restaurants currently on your website. Cookie and I did indeed eat at many of them, and enjoyed ourselves very much. Most of them brought out a bowl of water for Cookie.


I stayed at Eden Village http://www.edenvillage.com/. They are at 986 State Highway #3, Bar Harbor. The cottages are dog-friendly, and spaced well apart. Dogs must be in a crate if left alone in the room. They have a 25 acres of ground, and on the backside of the property, they allow dogs to run off-leash.

I’d love to emphasis Little Long Pond off-leash area. It’s far more than the usual dog park. It’s so big that it includes all of Little Long Pond, which is huge. There were miles and miles of off-leash hiking, very pleasant, and full of locals.

Also, on the way back home, we stopped at the Sea Swirl in Mystic Ct. Location: Located at the junction of Routes 1 & 27 • 30 Williams Avenue, Mystic, Connecticut 06355 http://www.seaswirlofmystic.com/quotes.html It’s all outdoors, but much of it is covered, so that even in the rain it’s great. Very dog friendly, and the “Clam Bellies” are the best fried clams ever.

One Response to “A Bar Harbor – Acadia National Park Dog-Friendly Vacation”

  1. Barb says:

    How much for a room/cottage for a non-smoking, non-drinking, couple with a well behaved dog named Mudd. We have relatives in Ellsworth but we would like to spend an Saturday evening in Bar Harbor if we can find a low rate.

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