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Back Cove Trail

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Address: Portland, ME
Phone Number: 207-775-2411
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Activities: Birdwatching, Running
Description: Portland's most popular and well-known trail offers view of the city...
Portland's most popular and well-known trail offers view of the city skyline.
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Great little walk with kids

Did this with a 4 and 8 year-old. Beautiful, easy and very worthwhile. Bring a blanket as well as a windbreaker. Have brunch and the Inn afterwards.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Did this with a 4 and 8 year-old. Beautiful, easy and very worthwhile. Bring a blanket as well as a windbreaker. Have brunch and the Inn afterwards.

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

If you don't jog or own a dog (most people we saw fit one or both of those categories), you'll still enjoy a walk around windy Back Cove. There are benches here and there around the walk in case you want to stop and enjoy the view, and, as others have said, it's pretty flat, so it's great for those... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Portland's Back Cove (not Back Bay, which people who move here from Massachusetts always call it) has a 3.5 mile trail around it with a mostly flat grade, making it popular for people of all running abilities. Many of other trails connect to it, so you can make longer runs and mix and match. Portland Trails has a great map... More 

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falmouth, maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

ITs the place to walk about portland, it isn't downtown; it is around back cove. There are several lots you park in and walk the 4 mile path. When the tides low back cove is down right blech. Just mud flats with a view of the interstate, some interesting houses and a bit of the portland skyline. When the tides... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

It was a great trail and at the end of it, the views were spectacular! Its great for someone, who isnt too active and there are many trail options around!

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The Capisic Brook Trail skirted Capisic Pond, a 4-acre (1.6 ha) freshwater pond created by the Capisic Pond Dam on Capisic Brook just below Capisic Street as Capisic Brook flowed toward the Fore River and Casco Bay. Access to the trail and to the 18-acre (7.3 ha) Capisic Pond Park was at the end of Macy Street off Capisic Street.... More 

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The Back Cove Trail is our daily walking spot...it is a trail along Back Cove and it winds around the cove completely...about 3.70 miles, with quarter mile markers all the way around. It is mostly flat, but there are some hilly spots as you approach the bridge on Route 295. Along the way, are benches for resting or viewing. Whether... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Eastern Promenade has a wonderful view of casco bay. You can watch the Casco Bay ferries come and go, the sailboats out in the bay and taked the nice walk along the bottom of the hill that goes from the Eastern Promenade to the Old Port. In the summer there are concerts in the gazebo on the prom. The... More 

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Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

walk or run along this 3.5 mile track without fear of traffic. it is an unbroken trail. fine city views. enjoy the smells from the baked bean factory.

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Western Md
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Ample parking, easy 3.5 mile walking trail. Pretty dismal along the interstate, but lovely homes and waterfowl for the rest. Could choose to double back and avoid the roadway. Interesting example gardens for landscaping with native plants. Good explanations. Fun exercise stations like overhead bars to swing your way along on. Downside.: Simple to find after the first trip, but... More 

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Address: Address: Portland, ME
Phone Number: 207-775-2411
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland

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