Portland Harbor/Casco Bay

Portland, Maine

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An enjoyable introduction to the multitude of paddling opportunities in Casco Bay. An excursion to historic Fort Gorges from the Eastern Promenade is a wonderful introduction to the many paddling opportunities within Casco Bay. The sweeping views overlooking the bay from the Eastern Prom allow you to sight your destination before launching, and the trip plies relatively protected waters, avoiding the major shipping lanes within Portland Harbor. Once at the fort, there are endless nooks and crannies to explore (with care) and excellent views of the city and the entire bay from the fort’s third-tier rampart.
Discover Maine

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Discover Maine

by Ty Wivell (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

An enjoyable introduction to the multitude of paddling opportunities in Casco Bay. An excursion to historic Fort Gorges from the Eastern Promenade is a wonderful introduction to the many paddling opportunities within Casco Bay.

The sweeping views overlooking the bay from the Eastern Prom allow you to sight your destination before launching, and the trip plies relatively protected waters, avoiding the major shipping lanes within Portland Harbor. Once at the fort, there are endless nooks and crannies to explore (with care) and excellent views of the city and the entire bay from the fort’s third-tier rampart.

©  Ty Wivell/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Sea Kayaking
Nearby City: Portland
Distance: 2.5
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 2–3 hours
Local Contacts: Maine Island Trail Association
Local Maps: USGS Portland East
Driving Directions: Directions to Portland Harbor/Casco Bay

Recent Trail Reviews

6/15/2008
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Beautiful body of water, with views of Portland and surrounding islands. These islands protect the harbor and bay from coastal waters of the Atlantic Ocean.



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