Yesterday afternoon, we did something we have been meaning to do for the last few years but never got around to doing. We hiked the Fore River Sanctuary trail to Jewell Falls, Portland's only natural waterfall. The preserve encompasses 85 acres and along with the falls is the site of the former Cumberland and Oxford Canal. The two mile, round trip walk(a part of the Portland Trails, system of 30 multi-use trails around the city), took us along pathways and over bridges, where salt and freshwater marshes meet. It is a section of the city that I never explored in my youth or as an adult. I do really wonder how I missed it! On more than one occasion, we had to stop and remind ourselves that we were not in the North Maine Woods, but close to the heart of the state's largest city. It was quite a cool experience and a very green one!