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Back Cove Trail

Portland, ME
+1 207-775-2411
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My childhood neighborhood

Great area along Back Cove to walk, bike or relax. The path is well maintained and you have... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
ladyme1
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Portland, Maine
A gem among a city

Such a great amenity in the City. Comfortable, perfect length and varied views make this a perfect... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
markA9526JF
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Portland, Maine
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Portland's most popular and well-known trail offers view of the city skyline.
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Portland, ME
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+1 207-775-2411
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"mile loop"
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"portland skyline"
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"great place to walk"
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"flat walk"
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"hannaford grocery store"
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"old port"
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"exercise"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great area along Back Cove to walk, bike or relax. The path is well maintained and you have continuous water and city views.

Thank ladyme1
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Such a great amenity in the City. Comfortable, perfect length and varied views make this a perfect walk. Could be improved surfaces but maybe that will happen eventually if more people communicate with the city.

Thank markA9526JF
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

This walk has it all, great view, loads of birds, and wonderful archeticture to look at. The houses are amazing, love the old sea captain homes. The widow walks are very cool. There is so much history here. I also love all the amazing places...More

1  Thank SteveAugusta_Maine
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

My wife and I rented bikes at the wharf in Portland, rode around the peninsula and over the bridge to the Back Cove Trail. Nice, picturesque loop. The total ride was only about 10 miles. Great trip for a little exercise.

Thank JEH-BV
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

I was looking for a 5km morning jog on a trip to Portland. This trail was perfect for that around the bay.

Thank zeppJFM
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

It's probably about 4 miles around the trail and offers a very enjoyable walk, run, or bike ride. Great views of the cove.

Thank Ken Q
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

You can start at the Old Port and bike a few miles on pavement to get to the Back Bay Trail. It is a hard gravel surface ( fine for road bikes) that is a little over 3 miles around Back Bay. There are other...More

Thank scubadude01
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

One of my friends who grew up in Portland told us to go here and it was a great path. The bay goes up and down with the tides and gave us a great view of the city. It was nice to hang out with...More

Thank Sara M
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

We take this 3-4 mile walk each time we visit. It's a great way to walk off your restaurant enjoyment and if you need a bathroom, you can go to the Hannaford grocery store nearby.

2  Thank Nellie F
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

I rented a bike along the promenade and joined this trail under the bridge. The trail encircles a small lake and is about about 3 1/2 miles long--narrow in some places. Beautiful homes and a combination of hardwood trees along with riparian settings make this...More

Thank beeedell
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