VIDEO: Enjoy a water playground right in your own backyard – boat & swim, bike & hike. August is the perfect month to get on the Presumpscot River!

Trails and boat launches along the Presumpscot River are as little as a 15-minute drive from downtown Portland. Zack Anchors, Owner of Portland Paddle, and Board Member at Friends of the Presumpscot River (FOPR), talks about this river's environmental success story, and how improved water quality and FOPR's efforts to bring back migratory fish have greatly increased recreational opportunities on the Presumpscot River. August is a great time to come play on the river and celebrate 25 successful years of restoring our river. Check out the trails, boat launches and the cool swim spots at Presumpscot Preserve, Walton Park and Riverbank Park. Enjoy!