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Bailey from Saratoga says, "let's go kayaking!"

Grab your leash and head out to explore some of New England's most beautiful sandy beaches.  Kennebunk and Kennebunkport, Maine beaches are pet friendly year round with some restrictions during summer months.  Click the links below for more information.

If sand between your paws is not your thing, head to Rogers Pond or to the Kennebunk Dog Park for some off leash fun.  Or, strut your mutt down Ocean Avenue in Kennebunkport or on Summer Street in Kennebunk.  Take in the sights, sounds and smells of life in Maine!

Beach & Off Shore
Goose Rocks Beach

A little off the beaten path, we love to take our dogs to this beautiful beach for the soft sand and serene views.

If your dog is looking for some serious play action, then you'll want to head to Gooch's.  Pooches love Gooch's!

Kennebunk Beaches

The Kennebunkport Marina is a full-service, year round marina conveniently located on Ocean Avenue (halfway between Dock Square and The Colony Hotel). The Marina offers powerboat, kayak and canoe rentals providing you with a variety of ways to enjoy Maine's picturesque coastline. The Kennebunkport Marina store offers a wide variety of boating and fishing accessories and the one-bedroom Captain's Cottage is available for rent. New in 2014...Scalawags has selected a few of our favorite dog toys, treats and gifts for the Marina store. Now you can shop for your pooch dockside or in Dock Square. Tell Cuddy we sent you!

If you enjoy kayaking and your dog does too, Kayak Excursions in Kennebunkport offers rentals and tours. You and your best friend can explore Southern Maine's beautiful coastline on your own in state-of-the-art equipment or you can sign up for one of their many guided tours. They even offer free kayak delivery! Kayak Excursions is pet friendly as long as you and your pooch are both comfortable with the adventure. Need gear? Kayak Excursions will hook you up with everything you need but please make sure your dog is prepared too. Scalawags offers PFDs, sunscreen, collapsible water bowls and other paddling essentials. Click here for more information about kayaking in Southern Maine.

Coastal Maine Kayak

Conveniently located right in Lower Village Kennebunk (from Kennebunkport, just go over the bridge and take a left toward Federal Jacks), Coastal Maine Kayak offers equipment rentals as well as many guided tour options. Coastal kayaking, eco tours, sunset tours, overnight excursions are just a few of the options offered. They will even design a custom tour for individuals or groups. Coastal Maine Kayak is also your go-to place for instructional programs such as safety and rescue clinics and Maine preparatory guide courses.  Please visit their website or stop by the shop for more information and to schedule your tour! If you would like to bring your dog on an excursion, please make sure he/she is comfortable in the water and around boats. Coastal Maine Kayak will be happy to discuss your needs during the reservation process.

Parks & Trails

Delight yourself and your canine companion with a walk along this one-mile trail through pinewoods and saltwater tidal marshes. You never know what you will see!

The Carson Trail
Kennebunk Dog Park

We're so lucky to have such a nice dog park within our community. It is the perfect place to exercise your dog any time of the day, year round. Stop by and check it out! 
The Kennebunk Dog Park logo was designed and donated by local wildlife and pet portrait artist, Carol Santora.

Great for daily walks! Roger's Pond came highly recommended by the late Gleeson and Issi, canine innkeepers at The Hounds Tooth Inn. There is a picnic pavillion within the park and it is only a short walk to downtown Kennebunk shops and restaurants.

Rogers Pond
Kennebunk Land Trust

The Kennebunk Land Trust has over 3,400 acres of forest, fields and waterways throughout Kennebunk, Arundel and Lyman. Many of the Land Trust's Preserves offer trails for hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and limited mountain biking. Click here for property maps including trail access and parking information.

The Kennebunkport Conservation Trust has an extensive trail system and plans for considerable expansion. Trails vary in length, width, topography and use. Some are conducive to bird watching and viewing wildlife, others for hiking, biking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. All trails are limited to non-motorized vehicles. Visit the Trust's website for the most up-to-date trail information.

Out & About
whale watch

Looking for an adventure? Take a scenic whale watching or lobster cruise in The Gulf of Maine aboard Nick's Chance or Kylie's Chance. Don't forget your camera!

Hydi Drive

Need transportation around KPT but don't want to deal with parking? Call Hydi Drive Professional Driving Service. They offer shuttle service around the area as well as airport transportation. Take your pup for a ride to Scalawags in style in Hydi Drive's seven passenger stretch golf cart limousine!

carriage ride

Treat yourself to a scenic carriage ride through Kennebunkport.  Your trip along our quaint streets will take you by some of the area's most notable historic inns.

The Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport welcomes well-behaved, leashed dogs on trolleys designated safe for dogs. Dogs are also on the grounds and in public buildings.

Meet Cuddy...

Cuddy takes his role as "Assistant Manager" very seriously and when on duty, enthusiastically welcomes all visitors to the Marina with a happy dance (and usually a toy). 

Local Tide Charts

 1. Fresh water
 2. Waste bags
 3. Sunscreen and bug repellent for you and your dog!
 4. Sunglasses and hat for you (and your dog if he is really cool)
 5. Ball, flying disk or other interactive toy 
6. Cell phone
 7. Camera
 8. Clean towels
 9. First-aid kit
10. Parking permit! 

Beach Flag System
If you have a suggestion for a fun pet-friendly activity in The Kennebunks, please send an email to info@scalawags.us. Thanks!
    Scalawags LLC
    3 Dock Square
    P.O. Box 818
    Kennebunkport, ME 04046
    Hours: 10-5pm S-Th, 10-6pm F-Sa

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