|Type:||Day Hike - Out and Back|
|Distance (Total):||0.6 miles / 1.0 km|
|Hiking Season:||- All Year Long|
|Things To See:||- Historic Site - River|
|Rating:||Trail has not been rated.|
|Nearby Town:||Portland, Maine, United States|
This extension of the Fore River Trail is a fascinating juxtaposition between Portland 's past and present. The path meets the Fore River Trail at the location of the turning basin for the historic Cumberland and Oxford Canal . Not much remains of the hustle and bustle of the 19 th century; with only subtle overgrown land-forms indicating old wharfs and roads.
Thompson's Point is now the center of much of the light-industry, as well as the train and bus station for the city. Walking between warehouses, parking lots and the tidal inlets, one is presented with interesting, if not pristine, views. The trail is still under construction, currently ending at the tip of the point, overlooking the Portland Jetport, I-295, and the Fore River Estuary.
Description courtesy of Portland Trails