Fore River Trail

Available Activities

Length 1 mile


METRO Bus Route 5


Trail Access
The Fore River Trail is accessed on Hobart Street off outer Congress Street. Parking is available along Hobart Street.


The Trail Sponsored By

Fore River Trail

Funded with restoration funds from the Julie N oil spill in Portland Harbor in 1996, this trail opened on the fifth anniversary of the spill, September 27, 2001 . Interpretive signage along the trail describes the area’s fragile ecosystem and the damage caused by the spill. The gravel and boardwalk trail runs along the Fore River and rail tracks, through wooded and marsh areas east to Thompson’s Point. To the west, a short walk along Congress Street sidewalks will connect you to the Stroudwater Trail and the Fore River Sanctuary.