Portland’s Eastern Promenade stretches just over two miles along the coastline in one of the city’s most beautiful outdoor spaces. Overlooking the activity of Casco Bay and adjacent to grassy Fort Allen Park, the trail (known to locals as “East Prom”) offers some of the best views of the surrounding natural scenery. You can also catch glimpses of the many lobster boats and schooners.
Much of the 68-acre walking area features views of the islands off of Portland’s coast. In addition to hiking the trail, bird watching, biking and picnicking are options for enjoying the outdoors here. The promenade starts in Portland’s Old Port, an area lined with historic piers and cobblestone streets. Parallel paved and dirt paths take you along the waterfront. You’ll pass many sports fields and recreation areas for baseball, tennis and basketball before the trail ends at East End Beach.
The Eastern Promenade is located on Munjoy Hill on the northeastern end of the peninsula in Portland. It can be accessed at the intersection of Commercial and India streets. Metro lines 1 and 8 can take you there. Benches and picnic tables can be found throughout. The park is dog friendly, and parking is available.