The Eastern Prom
The East End beach is popular for sunning, swimming and kayaking. Facilities include a public boat launch, a boat mooring field, public toilets and changing areas.
- The 2.1 mile Eastern Prom Trail is Portland’s finest harbor side stroll. It starts in downtown Portland and connects to the Back Cove Trail and Bayside Trail. The Narrow Gauge Railroad runs along the edge of the Eastern Promenade with special trains all season.
- The Eastern Promenade is dog friendly, with an off leash area next to Fort Allen Park and East End Beach (subject to Portland City allowed times). See Portland doggy rules.
- Public transportation - Metro buses #1 and 8 to Eastern Promenade.
- A history of the park is available at Master Plan for the Eastern Promenade.
In Portland, Maine, atop Munjoy Hill, the Eastern Promenade and Fort Allen Park comprise a 68-acre grassy reserve sloping down to the peaceful waters of Casco Bay. The picturesque New England views here are some of the most beautiful in the world. Visitors look out over Casco Bay and her many islands and often photograph the ferries, rag-haulers, stinkpotters, lobsterboats, trawlers, tugs, tankers, and container ships that frequent the bustling Portland harbor.
There are tennis and basketball courts, baseball fields, a playground, and multi-use trails that snake alongside the shoreline. It’s a popular spot for picnics, frisbee, kite flying, walking, running, biking, winter sledding, marathons, fundraising walks, swimming events and band concerts. All add life and joy to the park.
The Friends of the Eastern Promenade was founded in 2006 to preserve the park’s historic public landscape, protecting the environmental integrity and enhancing its recreational use. We invite you to to learn more about the Eastern Promenade and to join us in preserving this jewel on the Hill.