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There is nothing quite as exciting as discovering a little known perspective to a new travel destination. Such is the case with Portland Trails, one of the leading open space preservation groups on... Read More
There is nothing quite as exciting as discovering a little known perspective to a new travel destination. Such is the case with Portland Trails, one of the leading open space preservation groups on the Southern Maine Coast. This organization has done a remarkable job of preserving nearly three dozen tracts of land for public use. Families with children, in particular, will enjoy exploring the winding trails that make their way through the surprisingly deep woods environment of these lands. Often, it is hard to believe that you are only yards away from Portland's busy streets. One of the most remarkable properties is the Presumpscot River Preserve, located on Overset Road near the Presumpscot River. This preserve features a 2.5 mile trail that leads visitors through a deep ravine, far from the surrounding metropolis, along the scenic Presumpscot River, along upland areas, and across wooden pathways. If you're so inclined, much of this trail is accessible by mountain bikes – a perfect activity for families and others seeking to enhance their enjoyment of one of Portland's hidden wonders.
- Free Things to Do: "Check out the Portland Trails website for a detailed listing of their properties, including easy to follow directions for making your way to these hidden gems."