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Brewer Riverwalk

A scenic, paved pathway along the Penobscot River shoreline that passes by the Children's Garden and offers views of Bangor. 
Trail Activity
Accessible Adventure Walking
Length
0.6 miles, One Way
Difficulty
Easy
Town
Brewer
Surface
Pavement
Pets
Permitted
Fees
No

Description

Great for walking, dog walking, and evening strolling, the recently extended Brewer Riverwalk hugs the shoreline of the Penobscot River. The trail is paved, lighted, and features numerous benches and scenic river overlooks.

The paved trail is suitable for strollers, wheelchairs and others with limited mobility. It is ten feet wide and of a mostly level grade. There is a short section of a moderate ascent from the northern parking lot to the trail; the southern parking lot is on grade with the trail.

The river and shoreline (at low tide) can be accessed by a set of granite steps, which also serves as a hand-carry boat launch.

The half-acre Children's Garden, located midway along the trail, features themed plantings, short walking paths, a waterfall, and an area for events such as weddings or performances. 

Other Information

The City of Brewer began developing the waterfront in the early 2000s, starting with a large shoreland stabilization project and the creation of the Children’s Garden. The first half of the current Riverwalk running from Hardy Street to the Joshua Chamberlain Bridge opened to the public in 2013. Now the second phase of the Riverwalk is completed, doubling the length of the trail. The new phase runs from Penobscot Street to the Joshua Chamberlain Bridge. There is a tunnel under the bridge joining the two phases of the trail. There are future plans to further extend the Brewer Riverwalk to the south.

Trail Manager

Visit the City of Brewer online for more information or contact:

City of  Brewer

City of Brewer
318 Wilson Street
Brewer, ME 04412
Phone: (207) 989-5199
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Trail Tips

Dispose of Waste Properly
Wash your dishes at least 200 feet away from water sources, use biodegradable soap sparingly, and scatter the dishwater.
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Trailhead Information

The trail can be accessed from both ends. Trail parking is also available on either end: on the southern end there is limited parking available in front of the Masons Brewpub, on the northern end parking is by the Veteran's Park.

For northern parking: From US-1A and the Joshua Chamberlain Bridge, turn left onto North Main Street, then go three blocks and take a left on Betton Street. Go 430 feet to where Betton Street curves to the right, the parking lot is on the left.

For southern parking: From US-1A and the Joshua Chamberlain Bridge, turn onto South Main Street and then right onto Hardy Street. Drive roughly 100 yards to the parking area in front of Mason's Brewing Company. Park only in those spots reserved for trail users. 

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kendoi
May 23, 2020
This new Paved riverside lighted walkway now extends thru a tunnel under the Joshua Chamberland Bridge (Wilson St) then connecting back to Penobscot st where there is a small parking area.
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