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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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  • We stopped at the East End (Munjoy Hill) for a photo op. There were two food trucks located at the monument, along with any number of families playing at the park, and people reading on benches. A won...  more »
  • As far as beach's near downtowns of cities, this is a great one. 1 mile walk down a path to city center. Bars, bike rentals, galleries, and general interest sites. Good for a swim and plenty of grassy...  more »
  • Growing up in Portland I spent a great deal of time on the Promenade. Amazing history with battlements still intact and the mass grave and the mast of the USS Portland. Featuring almost 70 acres, you ...  more »
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  • 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!
  • Beautiful walk with paved path and view of water. Tennis, basketball courts and plenty of mowed grass fields. Gazebo. Street side parking. Fun place to hang out in the sun
  • Loved the paved trail. Right next to the brisk water and lovely people. My family had a great 3 mile walk to the little restaurants and back. We saw two fellow mtb'rs doing a urban ride.
  • Beautiful open green space overlooking the water. There are tennis courts, a basketball court, a playground for children, and plenty of grass everywhere to run around or picnic on.