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Dogs on Harpswell Trails

Widgeon Cove Trail (Curt Chipman photo)

During this time of increased use, please leash your dog on weekends and whenever trails are crowded. Please clean up all dog waste.

We are glad to be able to provide trails and preserves for both people and their four-footed friends.

If you are a dog owner, we ask that you please respect others’ enjoyment of our beautiful trails and shoreline. Please understand that some people don’t like dogs and some are afraid of dogs. Please keep your dogs under control so they do not approach or bother others.

Some trails and preserves in Harpswell do not allow dogs, others require dogs to be on leash at all times and others allow well-behaved dogs to be off leash during certain times of year or times of day. Please check the rules for each trail before you go.

Please always pick up and remove your dog’s poop.

Town of Harpswell trails

Town of Harpswell policy is that dogs must be under control (voice or leash).

The following trails are owned and managed by the town:

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust trails and preserves

This trail does not allow dogs:

These trails and preserves require dogs to be on leash at all times:

These trails and preserves require dogs to be on leash during bird nesting season (April 15-July 31) and under owner control (voice or leash) the rest of the year:

These trails and preserves require dogs to be under owner control (voice or leash):

Other trails

Bowdoin College’s Schiller Coastal Studies Center requires dogs to be on leash at all times.