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.