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Westbrook River Walk

Formerly an industrial site, the Westbrook River Walk is a remarkable transformation from the city's industrial roots to a charming escape from the bustling urban landscape along the shores of the Presumpscot River near the heart of downtown Westbrook.
Trail Activity
Length
1.2 miles, One Way
Difficulty
Easy
Town
Westbrook
Surface
Gravel/Crushed Stone, Boardwalk/Bog Bridging, Pavement
Pets
Permitted
Fees
No

Description

This urban walkway follows the south bank of the Presumpscot River behind the buildings that make up downtown Westbrook. Linking a series of ballfields and park, the Westbrook River Walk parallels both slack water sections and waterfalls that once formed the nucleus of Westbrook's early mill history.

Saccarappa Falls, just west of Bridge Street, is easily viewed from the numerous benches on the boardwalk that the trail passes over. These falls, like so many others throughout Maine, provided power for the shoe and clothing mills. A number of the old mill buildings still stand on the far bank, as are a variety of ruins associated with those former industries. Another interesting feature of the River Walk is the foot bridge which crosses the Presumpscot River. Attached to the side of an existing railroad bridge, this perch is a great place for bird watching and viewing kayakers.

Trail Manager

For more information contact: 

City of Westbrook

City of Westbrook
2 York Street
Westbrook, ME 04092
Phone: (207) 854-9105
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Trail Tips

Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
Make a small campsite, preferably where there is no vegetation.
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Trailhead Information

From I-95, take Exit 48 and go straight on Larabee Road. Turn right onto ME Business ME Route 25 (Brighton Avenue) and proceed into downtown Westbrook. Parking and the trailheads are all accessible from the numerous cross-streets of ME Business Route 25 (Main Street) in downtown Westbrook. If the lots are full, parking may also be available on the streets.

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