Strolling along Eastern Promenade on Waterfront in Portland, Maine - Encircle Photos

Strolling along Eastern Promenade on Waterfront in Portland, Maine

Encircling the East End shoreline of Casco Bay is the Eastern Promenade. The well-groomed trail stretches for 2.1 miles at the base of Munjoy Hill. This is a favored place for runners, cyclers, walkers and couples out for a romantic stroll. At the elbow of the headland is Fort Allen Park. This nine acre high ground was chosen in 1775 to install a battery to defend the city. Today, it displays old artillery from the USS Portland (a cruiser used in WWII) and the USS Maine (its sinking in Cuba prompted the Spanish-American War). The views of the bay from the 1890 bandstand are outstanding.

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Fish Point, Eastern Promenade Trail, Portland, ME 04101

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