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Fore River Trail

Trail Details

  • Map/Directions: Google Map
  • Accessible by: Bus 5
  • Length: 1 mile.
  • Activities: Walking, biking, birding.

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 The gravel and boardwalk trail runs along the Fore River and rail tracks, through wooded and marsh areas east to Thompson’s Point. This is a great route to all the activities on Thompson’s Point from the Libbytown neighborhood and outer Congress St.

To the west, a short walk along Congress Street sidewalks will connect you to the Stroudwater Trail and the Fore River Sanctuary. Updates on the Fore River Trail in 2014-2016 have improved the trail surface for better commuter bicycle usage, though road bikes may not be suitable for the gravel path.

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