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Parks and nature in Portland

Top parks

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“Home of Portland Headlight, the most photographed lighthouse in the world. Many walking trails, and old forts to go through with a small beach area and photo ops aplenty as this is on a rocky coastline with Portland Headlight as the main attraction. This park offers sledding in the winter time, concerts and a childrens garden. Open sunrise to sunset.”
  • 84 locals recommend
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“Cute little light house with a park next to it. Great place to sit and contemplate. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
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“The Eastern Promenade is accessible on foot or by bike via the Portland Trails network which goes around back cove. The Eastern Promenade is home to East End Beach (a rocky beach) and a large park set on a hill overlooking the ocean. A great place to fly kites, picinic or just relax and enjoy the view.”
  • 41 locals recommend
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“Beautiful landscaping, nature and walking/running paths. There are also plenty of basketball, volleyball & tennis courts available for use. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
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“Maine's most famous lighthouse, Portland Headlight is located in this free park. This spot is picturesque and wonderful for picnics, walks and exploring the historic forts.”
  • 22 locals recommend
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“This is a wonderful place for a walk, wild turkey sighting and has a nice gift shop. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
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“Beautiful, historic area of Portland. Great to stroll and enjoy the architecture!”
  • 17 locals recommend
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“Take a walk or go for a jog in Portland's beautiful, quiet West End neighborhood capped off by the Western Promenade overlooking the working waterfront. The West End has been called one of the best preserved Victorian neighborhoods in the country.”
  • 15 locals recommend

Playgrounds

Playground
  • 3 locals recommend

Beaches

Beach
“Beautiful sandy beach with great views. Fun to chill and swim in the summer and take walks all years around.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Beach
“Gorgeous small local beach. Dog friendly. Has restrooms. Looks out over Casco bay. Good views of Fort Gorgeous. ”
  • 2 locals recommend

Trails

Trail
“Beautiful Walk along the former working waterfront. Great views of Casco Bay. Quintessential Portland. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Dog Run
“Bike path 5.6 miles from Scarborough town line through South Portland and you can make your way over the Casco Bay Bridge to Portland. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Trail
“A perfect scenic path to take to get downtown to Commercial and Exchange Streets.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Trail
“This is the Maine Audubon Society headquarters. Lots of trails all along the estuary. Sorry no Dogs but lots of birds. ”
  • 2 locals recommend