This lovely riverfront trail sits on fascinating and historic ruins. In the late nineteenth century, Riverton Trolley Park welcomed throngs of people from the city who paid five cents to take the trolley from Portland. The park featured an outdoor amphitheater, croquet court, boat rides, a trout pond, a “casino” building by John Calvin Stevens, and scenic pathways. While little remains of its previous glory, the park is still a beautiful place for a walk or a snowshoe. This short loop trail winds through a densely wooded area, by river frontage and an open field. The terrain is somewhat hilly and uneven, with lots of rock features and glimpses of the old ruins. The trail connects with Riverside Golf Course for cross-country skiing in winter, and is adjacent to the Presumpscot River Trail boat launch. It’s also a great place to go for a walk after visiting one of Industrial Way’s great breweries!
This trail is sponsored by Adopt-A-Trail partner Allagash Brewing Company