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“Playground with a view”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Eastern Promenade

Eastern Promenade
Ranked #5 of 143 things to do in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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Boston, Massachusetts
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228 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Playground with a view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2014

If your children need a place to let off some steam, the playground on Eastern Promenade is a fantastic choice. Large playground with a ballfield and an AMAZING view of the harbor. We sat and watched the boats and drank our coffee while the little one ran around and made friends. Surprisingly, we only met other tourists, no locals.

Note to parents: engage the brakes on your stroller before you walk away from it! We watched one set of parents chase their (empty) stroller down the steep hill.

Visited August 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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145 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great Portland Walk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2014

A nice walk along the ocean/beach and the outskirts of Portland with stunning views of the harbor. Great benches/grassy knolls to sit down and enjoy lunch.

Visited August 2014
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Hudson River Valley, New York
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great Views, easy walking”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2014

Spent a few hours on the promenade one day last week. Very nice views, great walking/biking paths. A great way to get a real perspective of the daily comings & goings on Casco Bay.

Visited August 2014
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Paris, France
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206 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“What a view!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2014

Really worth walking around and enjoying the view on a sunny day.
You walk up the hill and then get a complete view of the harbor side as well as a breathtaking view from the east side.

Visited August 2014
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Newton, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Pretty, but nothing to rave about”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2014

Decent bike trail, but nothing to rave about.

The waste water treatment plant at the end puts a damper on the experience.

Certainly it's nice to have a bike trail in a city, but if you're looking for the beautiful Maine coastline, which certainly exists in plenty of places, this isn't it - it's really just a nice-ish bike trail in an urban setting.

Visited August 2014
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