One of my favorite things about living in the Portland area is that there are so many great places to take my dog Sandy, so that she can get some fresh air and exercise. While we have explored so many different dog friendly places in the area since we moved here almost four years ago, I know that there are still a lot of spots we have yet to discover. So here a list of some of the best dog friendly places in the area, which includes some of our favorite spots, but also a few that we plan on visiting for the first time this spring. After all, the weather is beautiful this time of the year... so why not take your pooch out for some fun at one of these spots! How many of them will you check off your list this spring?

Eastern Promenade/East End Beach - Portland

Willard Beach - South Portland

Bradbury Mountain - Pownal

Mackworth Island - Falmouth

Hinckley Park - South Portland

Fore River Sanctuary - Portland

Fort Williams Park - Cape Elizabeth

Quarry Run Dog Park - Portland

Two Lights State Park - Cape Elizabeth

Higgins Beach - Scarborough