The Eastern Promenade in Portland, Maine is a scenic waterfront path to walk your dog. Dogs are allowed on the trail all day on-leash. From Memorial Day through Labor Day before 9:00 AM and after 5:00 PM, dogs are allowed off-leash in the area of the park bounded by Cutter Street to the lower sidewalk to the exit side of the Fort Allen roadway and back to Cutter Street, as well as the Mid-Slope Trail and East End Beach. Please note, during the Summer season although dogs are allowed on-leash on the trail between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM, no dogs are allowed on East End Beach during that time. In addition to having dog friendly beach access, what makes the Eastern Promenade a good place for dogs is that in many places the paved path is paralleled by stone dust trails, making it more comfortable for paws on warm Summer days.
This waterfront trail offers approximately 2.1 miles of easy walking with scenic views of Casco Bay and the ocean. On the National Register of Historic Places, the 68 acre park includes the site of Fort Allen, which was active during the American Revolution and War of 1812. The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad also winds its way parallel to the walkway, and is dog friendly to well-behaved dogs on-leash. Benches and picnic tables are scattered throughout the Eastern Promenade, and public restrooms are available at the boat launch located next to the beach. Parking is available in lots along the trail.