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Eastern Promenade

Portland, ME 04101
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Ranked #5 of 66 Attractions in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Biking Trails
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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is a nice stroll along the waterfront. There's the little polar express train that runs along side the promenade. You can hop on at the train museum and take a 40 min tour for $10 We opted to just walk as the day was beautiful, but the train would be a good option in the rain. You end up... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It is one of the most beautiful places my husband and I have ever been. We came in the fall and the colors are so bright and bold. Were from california and this was our first stop In Maine. The trail is perfect for any one and follows along the water. Dont miss it.

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Milan, Italy
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568 reviews 568 reviews
101 attraction reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

one should also not miss the western one. a lovely area with some gorgeous ancient buildings .we spent quite some time touring the streets around the promenade

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New York, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Great trail that was easily accessible from our hotel. Beautiful views, nicely paved, clean and well maintained.

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Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
20 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

We were on a cruise ship and able to walk off the ship and start the trail. Beautiful scenery all along the way. Beautiful waterways as well to see. The only strange part was it ended at an industrial area, and then to get to yet old town area which is also amazing, you walked through the down town area,... More

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Portland, Maine
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159 reviews 159 reviews
77 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

many travelers, tourists, and or visitors yearn to find a more rooted and authentic place to round out any visit. as a bit of a local I can say that here we have a place that will give you that slice- of- life feeling that you seek. as you sit atop the hill, possibly with an improvised picnic, you see... More

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Waterford, Maine
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Conceived of by the Olmsted Brothers design firm in the 1800's, this is a legacy of our cities early planners. Sit and bring a picnic. Try to time with a sailing regatta in the bay.

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Oneonta, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

High on a bluff overlooking Portland Harbor, Eastern Promenade is a residential area on one side and the other is a park-like walkway of about 1/2 mile with outstanding views. Expect pedestrians, families having lunch, sunbathers, all with a magnificent view of sailboats, commercial ships, lobsters boats et al, in Casco Bay.

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Cornish Maine
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

It is one of the places that makes me proud of my town of Portland, I visit it a couple of times a week and have been for over five years. The hill top covered with grass and trees with many places to sit and admire the view of the bay, the islands, the boats, the birds -- a place... More

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

A must-see stop in Portland, ME. Get out and walk around. Take in the views. Pack a picnic and sit out on the sprawling lawn. Watch the sailboats sail by. Snap lots of pics. We went daily on our 4 day trip to Portland.

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