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Updated: May 15, 2009

Purchase's East Coast Dog Travel Guide

Maine Changed Sites

Bethel Changed Sites

Bethel, ME
Sudbury Inn 207-824-2174 151 Main Street
Dogs of all sizes are allowed during selected seasons. There is a $15 per night pet fee.

Kennebunk Changed Sites

Kennebunk, ME
Kennebunk Beaches Beach Avenue
Dogs are allowed with certain restrictions year round. Leashed and off-leash dogs are allowed on the beach before 9am and after 5pm. Dogs are not allowed on the beach during the hours of 9 am to 5 pm. There are a string of beaches, including Kennebunk, Gooch's and Mother's, that make up a nice stretch of wide sandy beaches. People need to clean up after their pets. The beaches are located on Beach Avenue, off Routes 9 and 35.

Old Orchard Beach Changed Sites

Old Orchard Beach
Old Orchard Beach, ME
Old Orchard Beach City Beach 207-934-0860
Leashed dogs are allowed on this beach only before 10 am and after 5 pm daily year round. People need to make sure they pick up their dog's waste with a plastic bag and throw it away in a trash can.

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Rindge Changed Sites
   Accommodations - RV Parks and Campgrounds

Rindge, NH
Woodmore Family Campground 603-899-3362 21 Woodmore Drive
Dogs of all sizes are allowed. There are no additional pet fees. Dogs must be quiet, well behaved, leashed, and cleaned up after. Dogs may not be left unattended. This RV park is closed during the off-season. The camping and tent areas also allow dogs. There is a dog walk area at the campground.

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Cape Cod Changed Sites

Provincetown, MA
Provincetown Town Beaches 508-487-7000 off Route 6
Dogs on leash are allowed year-round. During the summer, from 6am to 9am, dogs are allowed off-leash. Before you go, always verify the seasonal dates and times when dogs are allowed on the beach.

Marthas Vineyard Changed Sites
   Accommodations - Vacation Home Rentals

Edgartown, MA
Martha's Vineyard Vacation Homes 800-544-2044 Call to Arrange.
Some of the vacation homes are pet-friendly. There is a $100 pet fee, and a $150 security deposit for pet damage or additional cleaning. For stays of one week or longer there is no pet fee.

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Providence Changed Sites

Warwick, RI
Sheraton Providence Airport Hotel 401-738-4000 1850 Post Road
Dogs up to 80 pounds are allowed for a $50 per stay pet fee. Dogs may not be left alone in the room.

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Danbury Changed Sites
   Off-Leash Dog Parks

Ridgefield, CT
Bark Park Governor Street
There are two fenced parks, one for large dogs and one for small dogs. There is water at the park. From Route 35 take Main Street. Turn right on Governor Street and proceed near the end of Governor Street. The park is on the right. At the stop sign past the police station turn right and then left onto Hampton Park Road to the dog park. The dog park is next to Scalzo Field at the back of the park.

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Syracuse Changed Sites
   Off-Leash Dog Parks

Jamesville, NY
Jamesville Beach Park Off-Leash Area South Street at Coye Rd
There is a unfenced, shared use off-leash dog area in Jamesville Beach Park which accesses the Jamesville Reservoir. Proof of a current rabies vaccine may be required on site.Dogs on leash are allowed in the rest of the park except that they are not allowed in the beach areas during the summer beach season. During the winter dogs may use the beach areas on leash. There is a disc golf course in the park. Dogs must always be cleaned up after throughout the park. To get to the park from I-81 take Route 173 east to Jamesville, then head south on South Stree to the park.

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Northern Virginia Changed Sites

Alexandria, VA
Doggie Happy Hour 703-549-6080 480 King Street
The Hotel Monaco in Alexandria hosts a Doggy Happy Hour in the spring and summer. Dogs on leash are allowed at the outdoor tables in the courtyard. The happy hour is open to dogs of all sizes between April-October on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It runs from 5 pm - 8 pm. You don't have to stay at the hotel to visit the Happy Hour. The Doggy Happy Hour was begun at the Holiday Inn. Now it is a pet-friendly Hotel Monaco hotel where you can also stay with your dog while visiting Alexandria. They ask that dogs stay away from the bar area and keep their paws off the tables and chairs. Water and gourmet biscuits are served to your pets.

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Jekyll Island
Jekyll Island, GA
Jekyll Oceanfront Resort 912-635-2531 975 North Benchview Drive
This 15 acre resort is the largest oceanfront resort hotel in Jekyll Island. The resort is also home to the largest public golf course in Georgia. Amenities include an outdoor pool, playground and more. All guest rooms are non-smoking and have either one king bed or two double beds. Rollaways, cribs, microwaves and refrigerators are also available for a minimal fee. Or you can stay in one of the Villas, which are two-level townhouses that come with a separate bedroom, kitchen, dining area, living room, bathrooms, and private patio. There is a $25 per night per pet charge plus tax. Dogs up to 25 pounds are allowed.

Savannah Changed Sites
   Accommodations - RV Parks and Campgrounds

Richmond Hill
Richmond Hill, GA
Savannah South KOA 912-756-3396 4915 H 17
Dogs of all sizes are allowed. There are no additional pet fees. Dogs must be leashed and cleaned up after. The camping and tent areas also allow dogs. There is a dog walk area at the campground.

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Key West Changed Sites
   Outdoor Restaurants

Key West
Key West, FL
Half Shell Raw Bar 305-294-7496 231 Margaret Street
This casual beach Raw Bar offers outdoor seating. Dogs are allowed at the outer tables; they must be well mannered, leashed, and under their owner's control at all times.



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