The Eastern Prom is a large grassy park that slopes down to Casco Bay. The views from up here are some of the nicest in the area!! It's a great place for a picnic, to sit with a book, toss a frisbe, of just watch the ferry boats come and go. At the bottom of the hill is a smal city beach. At high tide it's quite small but mid or low tide makes for nice beach going. Even in the off season it's a nice small stretch of sand for a walk. This is one of my favorite places just to go and be reminded why I live here.
Located on Hog Islan in portland Harbor. Fort Gorges was built to suppliment forts Preble and Scammel. Construction of the fort took place between 1858 and 1865. It was named for Sir Ferninado Gorges , colonial proprietor of Maine. It was used until the 1940s and is now on the National Register of Historic places . It is only accessable by private boat.
Fort Allen Park on the Eastern Promenade is dedicated to veterans of World War I. This offers a beautiful view of Casco Bay along with some of the city's finest architecture.
Most of the area is residential neighborhood. It has little commerce, or shopping, and it is a quiet area that is fairly close to the water and harbor. The walk along the streeets is worth the trek