Eastern Promenade

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Eastern Promenade showing a bay or harbor and general coastal views as well as a small group of people

Built on an old rail corridor along the easternmost portion of Portland’s peninsula, this waterfront trail offers stunning views of the harbor and Atlantic Ocean. 

Enjoy some of the most spectacular views in Portland from Eastern Promenade. The 68-acre (27-hectare) park was designed in 1905 by the Olmsted Brothers, the landscape firm behind New York's Central Park and the Boston Common. With its trail, beach, picnic areas and play areas, Eastern Promenade offers recreation opportunities in every season.

Walk, run or bike along the Eastern Promenade Trail. The 2-mile (3-kilometer) trail, which is built along an old rail corridor, winds along the coast above East End Beach. Follow it all the way to downtown Portland. The well-maintained trail is generally flat, making it accessible for most fitness levels.

Explore Fort Allen Park, located at the eastern end of the promenade. Wander around the remnants of Fort Allen, which protected the area during the Revolutionary War and War of 1812. Nearby, check out the granite bench honoring the Union Army in the American Civil War. See the mast of the USS Portland, a cruiser that served in the Pacific during World War II.

Head to East End Beach, which is located off Eastern Promenade and Cutter Street. Go swimming or kayaking or simply relax on the beach and enjoy views of Casco Bay.

Between basketball and tennis courts, baseball fields and a playground, Eastern Promenade offers recreation for visitors of all ages. In summertime, toss around a Frisbee in the fields or enjoy a picnic. During snowy winters explore the peaceful white expanse on snowshoes or cross country skis.

Bring your four-legged friend to Eastern Promenade. The park is great for dogs, with an off-leash area next to East End Beach and Fort Allen Park.

Find Eastern Promenade on the east end of Portland Peninsula. The park is on the northeastern slope of Munjoy Hill. Although it is just 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) from the hustle and bustle of downtown Portland, this charming neighborhood is known for its quaint seaside homes and scenic vistas.

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Hampton Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront
Hampton Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront
2.5 out of 5
209 Fore St, Portland, ME
The price is $253 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 11
Located in Downtown Portland, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Casco Bay Lines Ferry Terminal and Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Maine Jewish ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (976 reviews)
"Valet was only reasonable parking option but it wasn’t outrageous. All staff very nice and accommodating. Good shower water pressure. Close to waterfront, restaurants, convenience stores. Great view."

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

Hampton Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront
The Westin Portland Harborview
The Westin Portland Harborview
4 out of 5
157 High St, Portland, ME
The price is $259 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Located in Downtown Portland, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Portland Museum of Art and Cross Insurance Arena. Hadlock Field and University of Southern ...
4.3/5Excellent! (981 reviews)
"Our room was nice & clean. The roof top bar was nice. Only one elevator was operating! The check in staff very friendly & good valet staff good too thankful for Marty who drove the hotel van. The hotel location was not in a good spot… I did not feel safe"

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2021

The Westin Portland Harborview
Portland Harbor Hotel
Portland Harbor Hotel
4 out of 5
468 Fore Street, Portland, ME
The price is $297 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 18
Located in Downtown Portland, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cross Insurance Arena, Monument Square, and Maine Historical Society. Port City Music ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (982 reviews)
"Very friendly and efficient staff; hotel was clean, beds comfortable; breakfast was delicious.. Didn't like the smell coming from our a/c unit. They seem to allow a large number of rooms to have dogs, which I think may hav contributed to this unfortunate situation. We weren't able to use the a/c; ..."

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2021

Portland Harbor Hotel
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Sleek & Newly-renovated Third-floor Condo w/ Amazing Water Views - Walk to Bay!
Sleek & Newly-renovated Third-floor Condo w/ Amazing Water Views - Walk to Bay!
Portland, ME
The price is $123 per night from Oct 5 to Oct 5
Sleek & Newly-renovated Third-floor Condo w/ Amazing Water Views - Walk to Bay!
The Westin Portland Harborview
The Westin Portland Harborview
4 out of 5
157 High St, Portland, ME
The price is $259 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
The Westin Portland Harborview
Hampton Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront
Hampton Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront
2.5 out of 5
209 Fore St, Portland, ME
The price is $253 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 11
Hampton Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront
Portland Harbor Hotel
Portland Harbor Hotel
4 out of 5
468 Fore Street, Portland, ME
The price is $297 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 18
Portland Harbor Hotel
AC Hotel by Marriott Portland Downtown/Waterfront, ME
AC Hotel by Marriott Portland Downtown/Waterfront, ME
3.5 out of 5
158 Fore St, Portland, ME
The price is $241 per night from Oct 20 to Oct 20
AC Hotel by Marriott Portland Downtown/Waterfront, ME
Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront
Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront
3 out of 5
145 Fore Street, Portland, ME
The price is $207 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 19
Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront
Sleek Condo w/ a Private Patio - Less than Two Blocks from the Beach/Park
Sleek Condo w/ a Private Patio - Less than Two Blocks from the Beach/Park
Portland, ME
Sleek Condo w/ a Private Patio - Less than Two Blocks from the Beach/Park
Polished, Modern Condo w/ a Balcony - Walk to Eastern Promenade & Casco Bay!
Polished, Modern Condo w/ a Balcony - Walk to Eastern Promenade & Casco Bay!
Portland, ME
Polished, Modern Condo w/ a Balcony - Walk to Eastern Promenade & Casco Bay!
Luxury Modern Home with a View
Luxury Modern Home with a View
Portland, ME
Luxury Modern Home with a View
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.