Map of bike paths / walking paths in the Portland area


Recreational trails for walking, running and cycling in Portland, Maine

Portland, Maine map area

Portland, Maine

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Back Cove Trail

Bayside Trail

Capisic Brook Trail

Eastern Promendade Trail

Eastern Trail

Fore River Parkway Trail

Mill Creek Park Trail

South Portland Greenbelt Parkway

Veterans Memorial Bridge Pathway

Western Promenade

Portland is located along the Atlantic Coast in Southern Maine. This area has several recreational trails for running, bike riding and walking.

South Portland Greenbelt Parkway

The South Portland Greenbelt Parkway is a set of paved pathways totaling 5.2 miles located in South Portland in Southern Maine. The trail goes past Wainright Field, through dense woodlands, past the wetlands alongside the Fore River, past residential neighborhoods and other local parks, then out to Bug Light Park with the lighthouse and views of the harbor and ocean.

Read more about the South Portland Greenbelt Parkway

Fore River Parkway Trail

The Fore River Parkway Trail is a system of paved pathways that follows the waterfront for oave a mile on the southwest side of Downtown Portland. The northwest end of the trail is located near the Portland Transportation Center along Fore River Parkway at Thompsons Point. the eastern end of the trail is along W. Commercial Street to the east of the Veterans Memorial Bridge.

Eastern Promenade

The Eastern Promenade is a 2.1-mile long paved path that follows the waterfront to the northeast of Downtown Portland. At its north end, the Eastern Promenade connects to the Back Cove Trail on the south end of Tukey Bridge. The trail goes past the Eastern Promenade athletic fields, East End Beach, Fish Point, Fort Allen Park, Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Station, marinas and the Portland Ocean Gateway pier. The southend of the trail is located at the intersection of Franklin Street and Commercial Street on the east side of Downtown Portland.

Back Cove Trail

The Back Cove Trail is a 3.6-mile long paved pathway that follows alongside Baxter Boulevard and wraps around Back Cove to the west of the Interstate 295 Bridge in Portland. The trail goes past Back Cove Park and Edward Payson Park. The Back Cove Trail connects to the Eastern Promenade and the Bayside Trail.

Eastern Trail

The Eastern Trail consists of two separate sections of paved and unpaved pathways located to the southwest of Portland. The southern section is 6 miles long and the other is 8.2 miles long. The Eastern Trail goes through the following communities: Kennebunk, Biddeford, Saco and Scarborough.

The Eastern Trail has paved and unpaved sections. The trail is open for bike riding, running and walking. There is a 3.3-mile gap in the trail through Biddeford and Saco where trails users will need to use local streets to reach the next section.

Read more about the Eastern Trail


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the recreational trails located in Portland, Maine.

Individual Maps for Recreational Trails in Maine

Here is a list of links to the individual maps for specific recreational trails in the State of Maine.