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Parks & nature in Portland

“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.”
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“Great views of Hussey Sound and Portland. Offers information on Portland’s history. ”
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“A great beach, scenic and quiet. Just across the bridge in South Portland, 10 minute drive. ”
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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.”
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“Gorgeous 2 mile flat, coastal hike around an island. Located one town over in Falmouth. ”
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“Portland Breakwater Light (also known as Bug Light) marks the eastern terminus of the Greenbelt Walkway and is a great destination for a waterside walk, picinicing and kite-flying. Bug light park is also a busy boat launching area, where you can sit and watch the ships, lobster boats, and sailboats go by all day long.”
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“Large grassy park with ponds. It's a nice quiet place to read a book. 5 minute walk ”
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“Beautiful Walk along the former working waterfront. Great views of Casco Bay. Quintessential Portland. ”
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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.”
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“UFF brews kombucha, cider and a variety of other fermented drinks. Tastings are inexpensive and their are a variety of pre-packaged options to take back home.”
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“This is a wonderful place for a walk, wild turkey sighting and has a nice gift shop. ”
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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.”
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“Close walk to the north. Cross Stevens Ave for a longer walk in Evergreen Cemetery”
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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. ”
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“Part of the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust property. This is a wonderful and diverse beautiful woodland, with a stream waterfall. Great for dragonfly watching. Its our favorite for winter skating on the river along the hiking trail. ”
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Coworking Space
“Portland has an incredible trails system including many trails through and around our neighborhood. Many of the trails were built and continue to be maintained by one of our dear friends who works for this great organization. (and, *shameless plug alert* your host Peter, built some of the stone work of the East End trails). go for a walk ! ”
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