Dogs, owners get taste of spring at Sandy Point

Posted April 08, 2014, at 5:39 a.m.
Last modified April 08, 2014, at 10:53 a.m.

The signs of spring come in many forms in Maine. One of those signs is being able to walk without fighting your way through deep snow.

For dog owners, the long walks can start up again without having to risk having their best friends’ paws freezing to the landscape.

Sandy Point in Stockton Springs is a popular destination for local dog owners, who know each other and their dogs by first name.

On a recent afternoon, a group was leaving the beach as Steve Henkel and his dog walked down the road. After a short conversation, Bruce Skakle said, “I will go back to keep you company.”

The two men and their three dogs headed back to the beach to soak up more of the warm spring sun.