In this week's edition of Portland Rambles, we take a trip to the edge of the Peninsula. The Eastern Prom hovers over Casco Bay and may just be the view that seals the deal for many who call Portland home. As a kid I remember looking up at the Prom from the Ferry and imagining what it might be like to live in one of those beautiful homes or even in the towering apartment complex that looked both out of place and enticing at the same time.
While I don't live on the edge of the Prom yet (hey, a girl can dream!) it never ceases to impress no matter the season. When I need a reminder of how lucky I am to add this city to the many I have called home over the years, I find myself at the crest of this hill where it's nearly impossible to be in a bad mood.
The path that runs along the base of the park is maintained by Portland Trails and connects with a city-wide system of trails and green spaces that make up this wonderful urban land trust. Along the path you'll find public art installations and hidden gems - seemingly secret rocky outcroppings to call your very own - perfect for exploring, sea glass hunting, and certainly for dreaming.