Walking Tours of Portland

Portland is a great city to see by foot or by bike. These self guided tours offer an adventurous way to explore some of Portland's Parks, Trails and Playgrounds.


Forest City TrAil

This trail was created to celebrate Portland Trail's 20th anniversary. This trail is a unique way to tour Portland on foot or bike. This 10 mile route will take you across Portland. It is made up of of 9 trails, 5 school campuses, 2 nature preserves and a historic cemetery. To find out more visit Portland Trails.

Forest City Trail Hike
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The Portland Freedom trail

The Portland Freedom Trail is a self-guided walking tour of 13 sites through downtown Portland. This walking tour shares the story of the Underground Railroad and the lives of members of Portland's African American community during that time. Download a copy of the Portland Freedom Trail map here.

Baxter Trail

Stretching from Back Cove to Evergreen Cemetery, the 2.5 mile Baxter Trail route memorializes the contributions of the Baxter family in creating our world-class park and trail system. Following existing trails and sidewalks, the trail passes through many parks and neighborhoods that were created or influenced by the Baxter family. Interpretive signage along the way tells the story of Mayor James Phinney Baxter, Governor Percival Baxter, and their families.

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Contact Us

  1. PARKS OFFICE

    212 Canco Road, Ste A

    Portland, Maine 

    PH:207-808-5400

    parks@portlandmaine.gov      

    Office Hours

    8:00 am - 4:30 pm Mon- Fri  

    PARKS DIRECTOR

    Alex Marshall                

    CITY ARBORIST

    Jeff Tarling

    trees@portlandmaine.gov

    PARK RANGER

    Timothy Stephenson

    Office: 207-808-5454

    Ranger Cell: 207-232-3721


    DURING NON-WORKING HOURS

    CONTACT PUBLIC SAFETY

    (207) 874-8575


    The mission of Portland Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department is
    to enhance the quality of life through people, parks and programming
    while creating lasting memories for the citizens of Portland and its visitors. 


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