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The Portland, Maine neighborhood of East Bayside-India Street is a mixed residential and commercial region located northeast along the Portland Peninsula. This neighborhood has businesses such as shops, restaurants, and other services concentrated on the north and south borders along the water. Residents can easily reach shops and eateries on foot. The area is highly walkable with plenty of destinations in the area including museums, marinas, and shopping areas. 

Portland's climate is described as continental. Area residents that walk their dogs regularly will find that winters are cold and snowy with occasional high winds with snow and moisture from the coast, making winters particularly hostile. Dry, warm winter coats and footwear are required when traveling on foot during this season. Summers are beautiful with warm temperatures and pleasant for walking your dog. Spring can be rainy so take an umbrella for yourself and if your dog doesn't like getting wet, a rain slicker for your pooch too.

Terrain in East Bayside (India Street)
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Mostly Flat
Mostly Hilly
Some areas of East Bayside are hilly, although inclines are gradual and usually not difficult to climb on foot. The area has some new developments like apartments and townhouses but many of the neighborhood's single-family homes and apartments are older with historic architecture. 

Back Cove is located on the north border and Portland Harbor on the south. The waterfront is a predominant feature of the terrain with piers and marinas harboring small and large watercraft. 

A freeway along the north side of the community between residential areas and the waterfront hampers pedestrian travel in the area and limits access to the cove. There are many commercial corridors and areas in the neighborhood and traffic in the area is a factor when walking down busy streets, parking lots, and crossing at intersections. Keep your dog leashed when traversing the neighborhood and watch for vehicles entering and leaving businesses and near thoroughfares.

Greenways in East Bayside (India Street)
Neighborhoods in Portland have an average of:
40 Greenways
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Several greenways are located in the East Bayside neighborhood. The Bayside Trail runs for one mile along an area accessing local breweries and cafes and connects grocery stores and schools in the area. This trail also accesses the Back Cove Trail and the Eastern Promenade Trails. The Back Cove Trail runs along the bay for 3.6 miles and provides views of the Portland skyline, benches to rest, water fountains, and restrooms. This trail also connects to the Eastern Promenade Trail under Tukey’s Bridge. This trail is generally flat, although there is a slight rise in one location along the interstate. Dogs need to be on a leash on greenways in the area. 

The Top of the World Park and Sumner Stairs provide a unique, elevated park in the area with views of the nearby neighborhood areas. Dogs are not allowed on the nearby playgrounds, but can enjoy them from paved trails and adjacent sidewalks.

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