Maineiac Outdoors with Carey Kish
Posted: April 26, 2014
Ten miles of hiking fun on the Forest City Trail
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I first heard of the Forest City Trail three years ago when it was completed for the 20th anniversary of Portland Trails. And while I’d walked along many parts of its 10-mile route, it took until just a couple weeks ago to make the entire “through-hike” from one end to the other across the city in one push.
I wrote about that experience in last week’s Maine Sunday Telegram Outdoors section: “A tour of nature in the heart of the city.”
Check it out, then make plans for your own big walk through Portland. The Forest City Trail is a great way to see the city’s many wild places and green spaces and get a really good feel for what makes Portland such a great place to live and play.
Meantime, here are a few images from the Forest City Trail to whet your appetite. Enjoy!
The Forest City Trail extends for 10 continuous miles across the City of Portland. Carey Kish photo.
On the FCT along the winding Stroudwater River. Carey Kish photo.
Hiking through Stroudwater, one of several urban neighborhoods along the FCT. Carey Kish photo.
The FCT runs along the historic Cumberland & Oxford Canal in the Fore River Sanctuary. Carey Kish photo.
Crossing the salt marshes of the Fore River Sanctuary. Carey Kish photo.
Jewell Falls, Fore River Sanctuary. Carey Kish photo.
The duck ponds in Evergreen Cemetery. Carey Kish photo.
In the Presumpscot River Preserve. Carey Kish photo.
Presumpscot River Falls marks the northern end of the Forest City Trail. Carey Kish photo.
Getting back to the trailhead was easy!
Pack your rucksack and lace up your boots for a full day’s hiking adventure on the Forest City Trail! Carey Kish photo.