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“Nice Run, Nice View Easy Access”
Review of Back Cove Trail

Back Cove Trail
Ranked #28 of 150 things to do in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Portland's most popular and well-known trail offers view of the city skyline.
Portland, Maine
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31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Nice Run, Nice View Easy Access”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

This is one of the top places to do a short, easy run in Portland. Parking is almost always available (Wednesday nights in summer are tough due to a weekly race). Nice scenery, and if you are lucky there is a T'ai chi man there most days doing his thing just off the trail.

Visited November 2012
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Portland, Maine
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118 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great spot to run, walk, ride bikes, etc...”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

Love the Back Cove Trail. Awesome place to run, walk, ride bikes, walk your dog, walk with the kids, whatever! There's lots of parking areas along the trail so you can start wherever you like. It alternates between going along a busy road, along a bridge, through a field, next to the ocean, etc... lots of variety. And it's a little over 3 miles around, so great exercise. Win!

Visited July 2012
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South Portland, Maine
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Amazing- right in the heart of the city”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

It's a well-maintained walking path around the Back Cove that invites, walkers, cyclist, leashed dogs and provides distance information, water fountains and a view to remember. Great in all seasons.

Visited January 2013
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Cumberland Center, Maine, United States
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90 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“the best run in Portland”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

A great running/walking trail around back bay. It does get a little wet and sloppy in a couple of places in the winter time. In the summer-it's one of the best routes. a perfect 5K!

Visited December 2012
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Windham, Maine
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38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Always something happening”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

This is the place the locals go for a quick run or walk. The main trail is just over the 5K length. THere is a rec area, gardens and a small side trail that goes under the bridge towards Portland's West End. There are plenty of festivals, races and other activities here. Always hopping (sometimes literally)

Visited November 2012
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