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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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The Westin Portland Harborview
The Westin Portland Harborview
4 out of 5
157 High St, Portland, ME
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $332 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 29
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! (966 reviews)
"Westin property clean, centrally located in Portland"

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

The Westin Portland Harborview
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 $346 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum and Cross Insurance Arena. Casco Bay Lines Ferry ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (622 reviews)
"Great location. Walkable distance to lots of attractions. There're a lot of excellent restaurants around. Food was great. The hotel room is a little small but very clean and new. We also bring our dog with us which made the vacation much more enjoyable."

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

AC Hotel by Marriott Portland Downtown/Waterfront, ME
Hilton Garden Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront
Hilton Garden Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront
3 out of 5
65 Commercial St, Portland, ME
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $354 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 29
Located in Downtown Portland, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Casco Bay Lines Ferry Terminal and Merrill Auditorium. Cross Insurance Arena and Wadsworth-Longfellow ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (956 reviews)
"Great location, clean, friendly service"

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

Hilton Garden Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront
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Adorable Portland Getaway on the Eastern Promenade
Adorable Portland Getaway on the Eastern Promenade
Portland, ME
The price is $277 per night from Aug 31 to Aug 31
Adorable Portland Getaway on the Eastern Promenade
The Westin Portland Harborview
The Westin Portland Harborview
4 out of 5
157 High St, Portland, ME
The price is $332 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 29
The Westin Portland Harborview
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 $346 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
AC Hotel by Marriott Portland Downtown/Waterfront, ME
Hilton Garden Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront
Hilton Garden Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront
3 out of 5
65 Commercial St, Portland, ME
The price is $354 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 29
Hilton Garden Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront
Portland Harbor Hotel
Portland Harbor Hotel
4 out of 5
468 Fore Street, Portland, ME
The price is $344 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 29
Portland Harbor Hotel
Portland Regency Hotel & Spa
Portland Regency Hotel & Spa
3.5 out of 5
20 Milk Street, Portland, ME
The price is $369 per night from Aug 24 to Aug 24
Portland Regency Hotel & Spa
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 $341 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 29
Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront
Hampton Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront
Hampton Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront
2.5 out of 5
209 Fore St, Portland, ME
The price is $383 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 1
Hampton Inn 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
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.