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Back Cove Trail

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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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Runner's delight

This is an excellent spot for your exercise needs. Had several days of great runs on the crushed gravel path, which winds around the back cove. There is also an obstacle course... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Hudson, New York

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Needham, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

It was a little muddy looking when I went, but it was a nice place to sit and eat. The path was well-maintained and would be great for running or cycling.

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Hudson, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is an excellent spot for your exercise needs. Had several days of great runs on the crushed gravel path, which winds around the back cove. There is also an obstacle course, with walls, monkey bars and a cargo net.

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Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A trail for walking or biking that goes all around this cove (3.5 miles) makes for a terrific way to spend some time. The views are theoretically beautiful though it was very foggy on the day I was here but pretty nonetheless. Bike riders don't miss it!

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Charleston, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Wife and I had a good run around the back cove during the Maine half marathon despite the unseasonably warm temperature and lack of free beer.

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Portland, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My wife and I have walked the Back Cove trail a number of times. It's a bit of a long walk (I think about 3 miles) to make a full circle of the Back Cove, but it's worth it. It can be a bit cold and very windy in the non-summer months, but once you're moving you typically warm up,... More 

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Great place to walk, ride your bike or run. The path takes you around the back cove and you will see some nice neighborhoods and parks and get a different view of the backside of downtown Portland. It is usually quite busy, especially on weekends. It isn't a tourist attraction but it is one of the wonderful attributes that makes... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We did not want to walk/jog the entire trail (just over 3 miles I think). But we parked at Preble street and facing the water turned right. This lead us to a garden area where there were other little paths and native plants. With the water in the background it was very pretty even for being next to a major... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Wonderful, easy, mostly flat walk with a water view. Parking at the main entrance is usually available. Lots of biking and walking and dogs and a bunch of parks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

A great view of Portland, flora and fauna everywhere! Migratory birds find a home here. Ducks, hawks, egrets and herons thrive here! A true bird haven!

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

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