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Address: Portland, ME
Phone Number: 207-775-2411
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Activities: Running, Birdwatching
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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Perfecto!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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411 reviews 411 reviews
266 attraction reviews
342 helpful votes 342 helpful votes
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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458 reviews 458 reviews
70 attraction reviews
224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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163 reviews 163 reviews
77 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Waltham, Massachusetts
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93 reviews 93 reviews
24 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Always make sure to do a walk around the Back Cove Trail....known to locals as "The Boulevard". Easy and mostly flat trail around the cove with a beautiful view of Portland in the distance and the ocean. Great people watching as well.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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99 reviews 99 reviews
55 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This trail is a nice 3.5 mi loop around Back Cove in Portland. It is basically flat the whole way minus when you have to ride/walk along the interstate for a small stretch (the only real downside of the trail because of the car noise). Other than that, it is a relaxing path with some great views of the Portland... More 

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Well worth the walk or bike ride, doable for everyone, however you must pass right next to the water treatment plant which is horrendously smelly and noisy. I dreaded the return trip.

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Portland, Maine
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Back Cove Trail, in the heart of Portland, is a beautiful nature walk during which walkers/runners/cyclists can see various types of waterfowl and vegetation. The 3.5 mile trail is well maintained and can be taken at your own pace.

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