Where to Stay, Work, Eat and Play with Your Dog in Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park
Despite the cabin fever many of us are dealing with, there’s a plus side to remote work. You get to spend more time with your furry friend (i.e. best co-worker ever) and you can work where your heart desires. The trouble is, when you want to get away, it can be a challenge to find a place that is both work-friendly and dog-friendly. You don’t want to book a trip only to have to leave your best companion behind! The solution? Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Bar Harbor has plenty of places to stay, work remotely and dine with your pup, while Acadia National Park was voted the most dog-friendly national park in New England by Outside Magazine.
We’ve pulled together a list of the best places to stay, work, eat and play with your dog in Bar Harbor and Acadia.
Places to stay with your dog in/around Bar Harbor
Hello, new office and favorite “co-woofer!” All these well-equipped lodges, hotels, inns and more offer Wi-Fi and will welcome you and your dog.
- Atlantic Eyrie Lodge
- Balance Rock Inn
- Bar Harbor Quality Inn
- Bar Harbor Regency
- Canterbury Cottage
- Comfort Inn Ellsworth
- Days Inn by Wyndham Bar Harbor
- Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina
- Isle View Motel
- Moorings Inn
- Quimby House Inn
- Ramada by Wyndham Ellsworth
- Ryan Estate Rentals
- Tide Watch Cabins
- West Street Hotel
- Wonderview Inn
Dog-friendly restaurants in Bar Harbor
Enjoy surf, turf and brews with your best bud. Oh, and don’t forget dessert!
- Atlantic Brewing & Mainely Meat BBQ – on the patio
- Beal’s Lobster Pier
- Chartroom Restaurant – outside deck
- Fish House Grill – outside deck
- Jack Russell’s Steakhouse & Brewery – on the patio
- McKays Public House – on the patio
- Looking Glass Restaurant - on the deck
- Paddy’s Irish Pub & Restaurant – on the patio
- Peakytoe Provisions
- Side Street Café
- Stewman’s Lobster Pound – on the patio
- West Street Café – on the patio
Where to walk and hike with your dog in Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor
Enjoy the outdoor beauty that Acadia and Bar Harbor offer with your dog. Please be sure to review the guidelines about enjoying the park with pets.
Photo by Samson Katt from Pexels
- Bar Island Trail
Low-tide walk to wooded island, accessible 1-1/2 hours on either side of low tide.
Trailhead: Bridge Street off West Street in Bar Harbor
Round-trip distance: 2 miles
- Schooner Head Path
Established path with views of ocean at Schooner Head Overlook, and of forest and mountains.
Trailhead: Schooner Head Overlook, east of Acadia Entrance Station on one-way park loop road
Round-trip distance: 5.4 miles all the way to Bar Harbor and back, but can turn around sooner
- Compass Harbor Trail
Established dirt path to former site of park founder George B. Dorr’s estate, with a scenic ocean view
Trailhead: 1 mile south of Bar Harbor on ME 3, small parking lot on the left after Nannau Wood, a private road
Round-trip distance: 0.8 mile
- Wonderland Trail
Evergreen forest trail to rocky coastline
Difficulty: Very easy
Trailhead: From Southwest Harbor head about 1 mile south on ME 102. Bear left onto ME 102A and follow for 4 miles to Wonderland Trail.
Round-trip distance: 1.4 miles
- Cadillac Summit Loop Trail
Incredible, 360-degree views from the top of Cadillac Mountain along a paved walkway
Trailhead: Top of Cadillac Summit Road
Round-trip distance: 0.3-mile loop