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Newport to Maine drive with pets

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Pet-friendly stops from Newport to Maine

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Here's a sample itinerary for a pet-friendly drive from Newport to Maine with your dog or cat. If you're planning a road trip to Maine, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Find the best dog parks, pet-friendly accommodations and hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members and GoPetFriendly. Scroll down to see all the pet-friendly stops along the way.

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 Day 1

11:00 am  start in Newport
drive for about 1.5 hours

12:28 pm  Rockland (Massachusetts)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:28 pm
drive for about 1 hour

2:39 pm  Newburyport
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:39 pm
drive for about 1 hour

4:40 pm  Kennebunkport (Maine)
stay overnight at Yachtsman Lodge Kennebunkport
leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 3.5 hours
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 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Yachtsman Lodge Kennebunkport
drive for about 59 minutes

11:59 am  Brunswick (Maine)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:59 pm
drive for about 56 minutes

1:55 pm  Waterville
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:55 pm
drive for about 1 hour

4:02 pm  arrive at Maine
stay at Balsam Woods Campground

day 2 driving ≈ 3 hours
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What are pet-friendly stops along the way?

Rockland (Massachusetts)
    Ames Nowell State Park  (1 mention)
    The Inn at Old Derby  (1 mention)
    Annie's Clean Critters  (1 mention)
    VCA South Shore (Weymouth) Animal Hospital  (1 mention)
    VCA Roberts Animal Hospital Inc  (1 mention)
    South Paws Doggie Daycare  (1 mention)
    Bite Me! Biscuits  (1 mention)
    North Main Street Veterinary Clinic  (1 mention)
    The Secret Garden  (1 mention)

    Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm  (1 mention)
    Salisbury Beach State Reservation  (1 mention)
    Maudslay State Park  (1 mention)
    Seabrook  (1 mention)
    Ramson Kennel  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Newburyport:
        Carry Out CafĂ©

Kennebunkport (Maine)  (22 answers)
    Scalawags Pet Boutique  (1 mention)
    Kylie's Chance Scenic Lobster Cruises  (1 mention)
    Gooch's Beach  (1 mention)
    Middle Beach  (1 mention)
    Arundel Beach (aka Colony Beach)  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Kennebunkport (Maine):
        The Clam Shack
    pet-friendly hotels around Kennebunkport (Maine):
        Yachtsman Lodge Kennebunkport
        Captain Jefferds Inn
        The Colony Hotel
        Lodge at Turbat's Creek
    questions about Kennebunkport (Maine):
        family vacation

Brunswick (Maine)  (4 answers)
    Sunray Animal Clinic  (1 mention)
    River Dog Professional Dog Walking Service  (1 mention)
    Pet Quarters  (1 mention)
    Androscoggin Animal Hospital  (1 mention)
    Bath-Brunswick Veterinary Associates Inc  (1 mention)

    Loyal Biscuit Company - Waterville  (1 mention)
    Fort Halifax  (1 mention)
    New England Animal Hospital  (1 mention)
    Fairfield Kennels  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Waterville:
        Grand Central Cafe

Where's the best place to stay in Maine?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Maine.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Balsam Woods Campground.

Here are some more pet-friendly hotels people talk about:

Want to research more popular hotels in Maine? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Maine?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Maine. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Leigh Ann from asked:
We want to drive from Maine to San Antonio, TX  (2 answers)

profile  Emily from Shaker Heights, Ohio asked:
A week in Maine- where are the best places to go?  (2 answers)

profile  Kathryn from asked:
Moosehead Lake  (2 answers)

profile  Nelson Perez from asked:
3 Days in Maine, where can we find a house that will fit 8?  (2 answers)

profile  Sara from asked:
Southern Maine, near NH. Great Easy Lake, Acton ME  (2 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Maine.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Maine to Newport drive with pets, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Newport? Try searching for places within 5 hours of Newport.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Newport to Maine. Or get a full Newport to Maine flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Newport well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Newport!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 267 miles
driving time of 5 hours, 6 minutes
32 Newport travel answers
1 Rockland (Massachusetts) travel answer
1 Newburyport travel answer
22 Kennebunkport (Maine) travel answers
4 Brunswick (Maine) travel answers
1 Waterville travel answer
46 Maine travel answers


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