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Eastern Promenade, Portland

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4.8/5 based on 440 reviews on the web
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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  • Great place to walk/run. There is also a small playground. Beautiful view of Casco Bay. You can walk down below and head to the old port from there. 
  • Maybe there are more scenic walks, but I appreciated this mini-excursion, conveniently close to downtown hotels, shops and restaurants. This visit, with but one full day for tourng, I couldn't cover m...  read more »
  • Took a long morning walk along the promenade. Great views of the waterfront, harbor operations, ferry terminal, etc. saw the small gauge railroad but did not ride it since it was early in the morning,...  read more »
  • Amazing place. Beautiful. Wish we had this in NYC. It's a great place for a walk, or even a bike ride. Grab a bite to eat in Portland a definitely check his area out. We had lunch here and it was well worth it vs. Waiting an hour for a seat at the restaurant.
  • Amazing place to come relax or get some exercise. Everything from beach and boat ramp to playground, sports fields and courts, scenic outlook, and wide open fields exist along the promenade. Plenty of free parking along side the road.
  • The Eastern Prom is a place that everyone should experience first-hand. Visitors need to see it because it offers a view that I can only describe as a moving postcard. Even people who live in Portland should make it a point to go see it regularly. I've lived on or near the Maine coast my whole life and the view from the top of the hill is something that never fails to remind me what a beautiful state I live in.
  • Beautiful place for some informal outdoor fun. Great location for running or biking from the old port area.
  • Great spot for your kids to play and take a stroll. Nice view of the ocean.
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