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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 did the walk on a drizzly day while snow still lingered in places. Even with that the walk proved enjoyable and the views of the harbor made it worthwhile. We walked as far down as the location the...  more »
  • Until the age 0f 9, I lived in the general area of the Eastern Promenade of Portland, Maine. I love the area. I visit at any opportunity. It's an area offering much for any age group of a family, hist...  more »
  • There is a small path that runs along the coast and a tourist train track. It's a walk that I recommend, nice view, soothing and very significant (initially nice houses then downhill you can walk along the coast and enjoy a small beach and then continue the walk leading to the port and the shopping streets).
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  • The elevation provides a pleasant unobstructed view over Casco Bay. There are some paved paths and more than a few benches.
  • One of my favorite outdoor spaces in any city. What is there not to love? Sloping green hills, beautiful vistas, Casco bay, sail boats, Fort Gorges, walking trails. Love all of it!
  • Absolutely stunning views of Casco Bay, paved walking trails to the Old Port area and Baxter Boulevard, plenty of parking most of the year, public boat launch and beach
  • Lovely little park. We played for hours! Met some fun people to play with. Would definitely go back.
  • 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.