Posted on December 27, 2017 and last updated on December 27, 2017

Riverside Golf Course, Portland


  • Preserve Size: Not sure
  • Trail Mileage: 4.5 miles
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: Presumpscot River

This is a winter (snow) only place — a riverside golf course owned by the city that is converted into a rather lovely nordic skiing area in season. It’s free, too. The trails are groomed for classic and skate skiing, and the course (roughly 4.5 miles) forms a big, pretty loop (that you can cut off to make shorter). It can be quite busy here on a nice weekend day. There’s also a little skating rink and big sledding hills popular with kids. 

Directions: You can park at several lots and start your ski at different points along the track. All of the lots are off Riverside Street.


Let me know if you have any trail updates or corrections!