Fore River Sanctuary and Jewell Falls

Portland, Maine

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Within Portland city limits, this 85-acre nature sanctuary boasts a well-maintained trail network, varied wildlife habitat and Portland’s only natural waterfall, the oasis-like Jewell Falls. Portlanders introduced to Fore River Sanctuary’s Jewell Falls for the first time do a double take. Yes: it’s been in your backyard this whole time! While it isn’t the largest, most impressive falls in the state, its oasis-like quality makes it the perfect destination when you want a dose of nature without going far from downtown Portland.
Outdoors with Kids: Maine, New Hampshire,  and Vermont

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Outdoors with Kids: Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont

by Ethan Hipple and Yemaya St. Clair (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

Within Portland city limits, this 85-acre nature sanctuary boasts a well-maintained trail network, varied wildlife habitat and Portland’s only natural waterfall, the oasis-like Jewell Falls.

Portlanders introduced to Fore River Sanctuary’s Jewell Falls for the first time do a double take. Yes: it’s been in your backyard this whole time! While it isn’t the largest, most impressive falls in the state, its oasis-like quality makes it the perfect destination when you want a dose of nature without going far from downtown Portland.

© 2014 Ethan Hipple and Yemaya St. Clair/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Portland
Distance: 1
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Season: Dawn to dusk
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: 207-775-2411, trails.org/our-trails/fore-river-sanctuary
Local Maps: USGS Portland South quad; trails.org/our-trails/fore-river-sanctuary/
Driving Directions: Directions to Fore River Sanctuary and Jewell Falls

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Apr 2018