FIDO Friendly October 09, by Carol Bryant
This state leads the way in Fido friendliness.
"Dirigo" Maine's state motto, is Latin for "I lead." And Fido-friendly travelers will see that Maine is one state that "leads" the pack in acceptance and friendliness of both humans and canines.
Have dog, will travel is my personal mantra and probably one of your favorites as well.
Never before have I experienced such hospitality, graciousness, Fido-friendly beaches and parks and parks, and a general sense of dog equality as during b week-long stay in southern and mid-coastal Maine...
My favorite Fido traveler and I spent the majority of our trip on the midcoast of Maine in the picturesque, quaint town of Belfast. Located in Waldo County and named one of the "Coolest Small Towns in Maine" by Budget Traveler, this town has it all: off leash dog park, Penobscot Bay, Fort Knox and quaint shops. I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the Comfort Inn Ocean's Edge. The staff was hospitable, the amenities divine, and Fido has his own private patio with easy access to grassy areas and Penobscot Bay.
A few short miles from the hotel we found the Belfast Dog Park. Dexter, my 10 month old, life loving Cocker Spaniel, renewed his spirit and basked in the freedom of being off leash...The park was clean, wide and spacious, and Fido friendly water fountains freely dispensed relief to my play-weary pooch.
Jim's comment: Nice job by Barry and his team at the Comfort Inn for treating these travelers so well. And great press for Belfast and the fine Dog Park we are so lucky to have. Bear is Proud! And look what this type of press generates for reponses!