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Capisic Brook Trail

Capisic Park is a public park within the City of Portland system. This tranquil 18-acre nature preserve surrounds Portland’s largest fresh-water pond.
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0.50 miles, One Way
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The Capisic Park Trail runs from one end of Capisic Park to the other, following the length pf Capisic Pond. The moderately sloping dirt path through woods and fields from Macy Street (off Capisic Street) to Lucas Street (off Brighton Avenue). Several undeveloped side trails offer exploration of the pond and surrounding wetlands. Benches are provided along the trail. A very popular birdwatching area--the park provides a refuge for migrant and nesting birds, particularly warblers in the Spring.

The park is owned and managed by the City of Portland, with assistance from Portland Trails and the Friends of Capisic Pond. Open dawn to dusk.

Other Information

Capisic Pond Park is one of the City of Portland's designated "off-leash" areas, where dog owners can walk dogs without a leash, as long as the dog in under voice control.

Trail Manager

For more information visit Portland Trails online or contact:

Portland Trails

Portland Trails
305 Commercial Street
Portland, ME 04101
Phone: (207) 775-2411

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Trail Tips

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Follow the Maine Forest Service fire regulations and check the current fire danger level before you go camping.
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Trailhead Information

Brighton Avenue (ME Route 25) offers access to park entrances on Rockland Avenue, Lucas Street, and Capisic Street.  Parking is available at the south end of the park, on the north side of Capisic Street by the bridge. METRO bus route 4.

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May 06, 2019
This is a very nice trail frequented by bird watchers looking for warblers and orioles. After recent recovery efforts the brook is attracting egrets and herons and has a large turtle population.
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