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Welcome to The Eastern Trail in Southern Maine
Southern Maine's Multi-Use Greenway


 

The Eastern Trail is both a trail and a vision. The Eastern Trail has 22 off-road miles from Bug Light (in South Portland) to Kennebunk, as well as a scenic on-road route that mostly follows quiet country roads. Experienced bike riders and hikers can enjoy a beautiful journey from South Portland's Bug Light Park on Casco Bay (near Portland) to Kittery's Piscataqua River.

The vision to create the Eastern Trail started in the early 1990's, led by John Andrews and several others. More on that early history here.

Today, to complete this vision, we are aggressively developing plans and funds to both close a critical 1.6-mile gap between South Portland and Scarborough and then add 19 miles between Kennebunk and South Berwick.

Your support will help us get there.

Be an active part of our effort to build, enjoy, and sustain this wonderful resource.

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Latest News

Warning - Bear sighted near trail in Arundel

The bear from last fall is back in the Arundel area - he/she once again appears to be using the trail as as pathway to easily gain access to people's back yards. It seems to be traveling on the trail between Kennebunk and Arundel.

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Eastern Trail Alliance News

2018 ETA Annual Meeting is May 16

ETA Annual Meeting
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

6:00 – 8:00 PM
Vinegar Hill Music Theatre

53 Old Post Road, Arundel, Maine

 

“The Health and Economic Benefits of the Eastern Trail”

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"Taste of the Town" Gala was a Huge Success

What a success - over 200 people joined us on April 7 for this unique and delicious event to benefit the Eastern Trail Alliance’s “Close the Gap” campaign!  They sampled signature dishes from local establishments, bid on exciting items in our silent auction, and danced the night away to music by the Time Pilots! Most importantly, they all were contributing, or otherwise helping, to raise funds to Close the Gap in South Portland.

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Eastern Trail has come a long way

Published online by the Biddeford-Saco-OOB Courier/Mainely Media, January 25, 2018

Legislative Lowdown by Rep. Martin Grohman
When I first moved to Biddeford 18 years ago, the path that is now the Eastern Trail was just a four wheeler track. I lived on Mountain Road and I was fortunate to have access from my backyard. But the trail was arguably kind of sketchy and quite swampy. There was no formal access point for people not as lucky as me to have direct access. If I headed out there to snowshoe or mountain bike, I practically never saw anyone else.

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