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Stroudwater Trail

This lovely wooded trail follows the bank of the Stroudwater River from Portland's historic Stroudwater Village to Westbrook.
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2.20 miles, One Way
Dirt/Forest Floor, Gravel/Crushed Stone


The Stroudwater Trail connects the Portland peninsula to the Westbrook City Line. This  trail is heavily wooded with both flat and hilly sections. The surface is gravel and packed earth. Benches have been provided at scenic outlooks. The west end of trail between Blueberry Road and Hutchins Drive is closed in winter as it crosses through one of Portland’s few remaining deer yards and provides valuable deer habitat during the winter months. The trail crosses under the Maine Turnpike behind the UNUM campus and continues east along the river at a flat slope, with boardwalks traversing wet areas. Near the River’s Edge Drive trailhead, the gravel trail ascends up a steep grade via stairs to reach Congress Street.

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Visit Portland Trails online for more information and a trail map or contact:

Portland Trails

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

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Respect other trail users and be courteous when passing.
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Trailhead Information

There are three trailheads, each with parking for 5-9 cars. From outer Congress Street look for Portland Trails’ sign 0.1 miles west of Westbrook Street at River’s Edge Drive. Larger parking areas are available at Blueberry Road and Hutchins Drive, located further west on Congress Street, beyond the I-95 overpass. METRO Bus Route 5 will take you to the River’s Edge trailhead.

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April 20, 2020
Walked two sections of Stroudwater trail today. We started on Blueberry Rd and walked to the end of the trail by the overpass (closed.) Then we returned to the car and drove to River's Edge and hiked a couple of miles before returning to the parking lot there. All in all it was a nice trail, well maintained, and only small sections of it were muddy.
August 05, 2019
If you start the trail in Portland at Rivers Edge Drive, the trail is temporarily closed behind Unum near the highway overpass. You cannot continue to Westbrook.
June 03, 2019
Shaded and in the woods the majority of the time, this trail follows the winding Stroudwater river. Very wide trail and smooth- good for walking/biking/jogging.
May 08, 2014
This is a great lunchtime walk for people working on outer Congress St or towards the Mall. I always see some kind of wildlife and the canopy keeps the trail comfortable even on hot days.
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