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Parks & nature in Portland

Park
“Home of Portland Headlight, the most photographed lighthouse in the world. Many walking trails, and old forts to go through with a small beach area and photo ops aplenty as this is on a rocky coastline with Portland Headlight as the main attraction. This park offers sledding in the winter time, concerts and a childrens garden. Open sunrise to sunset.”
83 locals recommend
Museum
“Cool historic place with amazing views from the top. Climb up stone curved steps to each floor on the way to the top. ”
54 locals recommend
Beach
“An easily accessible beach with great views and within walking distance to Scratch Baking in South Portland for the best bagel you'll ever eat.”
51 locals recommend
Park
“The Eastern Promenade is accessible on foot or by bike via the Portland Trails network which goes around back cove. The Eastern Promenade is home to East End Beach (a rocky beach) and a large park set on a hill overlooking the ocean. A great place to fly kites, picinic or just relax and enjoy the view.”
41 locals recommend
Island
“Great place for a hike. It's about an hour walk/hike around the island with some great views.”
59 locals recommend
Park
“Cute little light house with a park next to it. Great place to sit and contemplate. ”
43 locals recommend
Park
“Deering Oaks is a beautiful place for a walk any time of the year. During the summer they host the Portland Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings.”
47 locals recommend
Trail
“Beautiful Walk along the former working waterfront. Great views of Casco Bay. Quintessential Portland. ”
24 locals recommend
Park
“Maine's most famous lighthouse, Portland Headlight is located in this free park. This spot is picturesque and wonderful for picnics, walks and exploring the historic forts.”
22 locals recommend
Farm
“UFF brews kombucha, cider and a variety of other fermented drinks. Tastings are inexpensive and their are a variety of pre-packaged options to take back home.”
14 locals recommend
Park
“Take a walk or go for a jog in Portland's beautiful, quiet West End neighborhood capped off by the Western Promenade overlooking the working waterfront. The West End has been called one of the best preserved Victorian neighborhoods in the country.”
15 locals recommend
Park
“This is a wonderful place for a walk, wild turkey sighting and has a nice gift shop. ”
15 locals recommend
Park
“Close walk to the north. Cross Stevens Ave for a longer walk in Evergreen Cemetery”
12 locals recommend
Dog Run
“Bike path 5.6 miles from Scarborough town line through South Portland and you can make your way over the Casco Bay Bridge to Portland. ”
10 locals recommend
Forest
“Part of the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust property. This is a wonderful and diverse beautiful woodland, with a stream waterfall. Great for dragonfly watching. Its our favorite for winter skating on the river along the hiking trail. ”
6 locals recommend
Co-Working Space
“Portland has an incredible trails system including many trails through and around our neighborhood. Many of the trails were built and continue to be maintained by one of our dear friends who works for this great organization. (and, *shameless plug alert* your host Peter, built some of the stone work of the East End trails). go for a walk ! ”
3 locals recommend