Bar Harbor named one of best destinations for dog friendly vacations

BAR HARBOR —, a pet travel website, recently named Bar Harbor one of the Top U.S. Cities for Dog Friendly Vacations, according to its annual reader survey. Bar Harbor was one of eight communities to make the list.

“Our mission is to make traveling and vacationing with pets easier and more enjoyable,” said Amy Burkert, founder of “By highlighting destinations like Bar Harbor that have proven themselves to be dog friendly, we hope to connect people who love traveling with their pets to businesses and attractions that make the trip more fun.”

Here’s how GoPetFriendly describes Bar Harbor:

“Surrounded by a national park and perched on the sea’s rocky shore, Bar Harbor is a friendly fishing town with cosmopolitan amenities. Where millionaires once built their summer cottages, you’ll now find boutiques, galleries, inns, sidewalk cafés, specialty shops and guest houses — perfect for an afternoon of window shopping and people watching. If you’re feeling more ambitious, 165 miles of dog friendly hiking trails and carriage roads spiderweb through Acadia National Park’s 49,000 acres. And between Seal Harbor and Northeast Harbor, is a spectacular dog park with a pond for swimming and trails for off-leash exploring. For a different perspective, admire the coast from a dog friendly schooner cruise or go on a whale watch, and when you get back stop at the legendary Stewman’s for a lobster bake overlooking the ocean. When your feet and paws won’t carry you any further, take in the sites from the air-conditioned comfort of the free shuttle service. And, when it’s finally time to call it a day, rest your head where history and luxury meet at the dog friendly Balanced Rock Inn.”

Also making the list of top dog friendly destination are Bend, Ore.; Cape San Blas, Fla.; Carmel, Calif.; Nantucket, Mass.; Portland, Ore.; San Diego, Calif.; and Woodstock, Vt.

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