Between the magical fairy houses hidden within the forest, the wooden swings that are strategically placed along the trail and the breathtaking scenic views of Casco Bay, Mackworth Island is easily one of our FAVORITE dog friendly parks to explore!
Mackworth Island is approximately 100 acres, connected to Falmouth by a causeway at the mouth of the Presumpscot River. You can walk the 1.5 mile loop trail or explore the rocky shore around the perimeter of the island, either way you get to enjoy the beautiful scenic views of Casco Bay!
We have brought the dogs here a few times over the last couple years and everytime we do we discover a new spot or a new feature that we never noticed before. The dogs LOVE it here because they get to go into the cold ocean and play in the warm sand. They have many toy options including, rocks, sticks and pinecones galore! Not to mention they always end up meeting new friends while along the way!
On one of our visits there in 2017 we took photos of Tavish, Jax and Ali in pirate costumes for a contest on Instagram! It was not easy getting the props to stay on the dogs-especially because we were near the water so that’s all they could think about! We were so excited that our hard work paid off when we found out we won the contest! Keep scrolling down to see the photos!
Having so many fun memories here is what made it the perfect location for our wedding photo session this week! Dave and I are going to dress back up in our wedding attire and have photos taken with all 4 dogs! Usually we take our own photos so it’s going to be fun having another professional take them!
Keep these tips in mind if you visit Mackworth Island:
*Dogs are allowed but must be leashed
*The limited parking fills up quickly during peak hours
*Owned by the State of Maine and there is a small fee to use it:
Maine Residents Adults $3.00, Nonresident Adults $4.00
Children age 5-11 $1.00, Under age 5 Free
For more information on park fees click here
* Click here for more information about Mackworth Island
* Click here to learn about the dark history of Mackworth Island
Keep reading to view more photos from our adventures at Mackworth Island!