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

It is with many fond memories and heavy hearts that we share the passing of John Andrews, the “Founder of the Eastern Trail” and an ETA President Emeritus. John was, indeed, an inspiring man of vision and untiring spirit - more information here.


The Eastern Trail is a 65-mile section of the East Coast Greenway, a transportation-recreation greenway connecting Kittery, in southernmost Maine, to Casco Bay in South Portland!

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.

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

Wassailing in the Woods - Sunday December 3

Sunday, Dec. 3rd, 4 - 5:30 pm. Scarborough Marsh - Route 9 Pine Point Road - Eastern Trail Parking lot - Scarborough Marsh (map)


Eastern Trail Alliance News

Will You Please Complete Our Economic Impact Survey?

Will you help us document the impact and value of the Eastern Trail?  Please consider downloading, completing our online Economic Information Survey, and mailing your responses to us. Read on:



Southern Maine just might have more than its fair share of gorgeous beaches. But when it comes to walking — really walking for miles across packed sand without needing to dodge chairs and umbrellas and small children making a sprint for the ocean — Pine Point beach deserves a spot at the top of the list.

[Read on in this article for an excellent section on the Eastern Trail]


MLR Rider makes New York Times article

Two years ago, we were contacted by a rider who was writing a book about losing weight.  The ride had already sold out, but he wanted to be part of the event, and promised if we "snuck him in" he would mention the MLR in his book.

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