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Eastern Promenade
Eastern Promenade

Eastern Promenade

Free admission
Daylight hours
Portland, Maine

The basics

A favorite open space for locals and visitors alike, the Eastern Promenade has parallel dirt and paved paths that hug the shoreline—offering changing perspectives of landmarks like Fort Gorges and lobster boats bobbing in Casco Bay. Recreational fields draw organized sports teams, as well as casual frisbee or soccer games; and abundant grassy areas are perfect for picnics. The trail is a popular stop on guided bike or driving tours of Portland’s waterfront, which often include other shoreline highlights—like the Head Light and Spring Point Ledge lighthouses and war memorials at Fort Allen Park.

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Things to know before you go

  • The Eastern Promenade makes an easy excursion for cruise ship passengers docking at Portland’s port.
  • Restroom facilities along the trail are very limited.
  • Much of the trail is paved, making it wheelchair- and stroller-accessible.
  • Leashed dogs are welcome on the trail and surrounding parks.
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How to get there

The Eastern Promenade wraps around Munjoy Hill on the northeastern end of Portland’s peninsula. It connects with the Bayside Trail at its western end and the intersection of Commercial and India streets at its southern point, which is serviced by Metro lines #1 and #8.

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When to get there

The trail is always open and free to the public. Aim to go on a clear, sunny day for the best views.

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Downtown Portland Attractions

A handful of Portland highlights are within easy walking distance of the Eastern Promenade’s southern trailhead. Delve into local history along the historic Commercial Street fishing wharf or inside the ornate 19th-century Victoria Mansion. Get inspired with a stroll among art galleries and studios in the city’s trendy Arts District, and see where the city’s famous resident poet lived at the Wadsworth-Longfellow House.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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