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Eastern Promenade, Portland

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The Eastern Promenade is a historic promenade, 68.2acre public park and recreation area in Portland, Maine. Construction of the Promenade began in 1836 and continued periodically until 1934. The 1.5mi park was designed by the Olmsted Brothers design firm and experienced its greatest expansion from the 1880s to the 1910s. The Promenade rings around the Munjoy Hill neighborhood and occupies the farthest eastern portion of Portland's peninsula. The Promenade is home to many historical sites, including a mass grave and the mast of the USS PortlandRecreationThe Eastern Promenade includes a number of recreational facilities, including a paved trail in length, the East End Beach, and sports facilities including baseball fields, basketball courts and tennis courts. The Eastern Prom Trail is popular with bicyclists. The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum is also located on the Eastern Promenade. The railway is a popular tourist attraction in the area and transported 30,000 people across the Promenade in 2009-2010. As of September 2010, the railway was considering moving due to financial concerns.
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  • Well worth the climb, if you approach from the water side. USS Portland relics are here and a beautiful memorial overall.  more »
  • What a beautiful place for walking. We were visiting Portland while we were on a cruise. Instead of turning left at the cruise terminal, we turned right and found ourselves on this lovely promenade. I...  more »
  • What a great morning walk on a cloudy misty day. Although we had an umbrella the Eastern Promenade is a beautiful walk by the sea.  more »
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  • Perfect place to go on a walk, especially on sunny days. A slightly inclined hill overlooks the bay, which is usually filled with sailboats or other candid water vehicles. There is more than enough space for parking, as well as sitting down. I would recommend bringing a blanket to sit down on and enjoy a leisurely activity.
  • Great views, good community park if you're looking for your little ones to meet new friends. Located near several hotspots, so it is busy most of the time. Lots of street parking. Some of the playground items have been there for many years and the protective covering on some of the sharp metal surfaces are starting to to wear off and peel.
  • Really nice walk with a dedicated walking/bike path. There are great ocean views, many benches to take these in, and a cute trolly that runs right along the path. There is also a big playground on top of the hill by the moment. I wish I lived nearby here!
  • Yasssss!!! I'm downgrading it to 4 stars from 5 because it has become too busy. Still, probably the best public park on the east coast!!! Bring a picnic lunch and sit watching the sailboats moor or play with your dog. Great view!
  • The Eastern Prom' has some of the best water views in Portland. Tonight is our 4th of July fireworks, there's going to be over 20,000 on the prom tonight, can't wait!

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You'll discover a number of hotels in Portland's waterfront area--one of the city's liveliest neighborhoods--that offer proximity to a selection of restaurants and bars. If bed and breakfasts are more your style, look to the city's West End, where a number of establishments sit alongside fine 19th-century mansions. Those interested in staying in Munjoy Hill can find a number of vacation rentals there.
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