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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

Arundel Conservation Trust linking to Eastern Trail

January 16, 2019 FROM STAFF REPORTS ARUNDEL

The Arundel Conservation Trust and the Eastern Trail Management District have signed an agreement that will connect the Eastern Trail to the planned trails on Arundel Conservation Trust’s Limerick Road property.

The connection is possible through the generous donation by Phil Labbe of an easement through his land that lies between the Eastern Trail and the Arundel Conservation Trust land.

Read more...

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The best biking trail in every state

[Eds. Note: The Eastern Trail was selected in this article as the best biking trail in Maine (but of course!)]
If a two-wheeled jaunt through scenic landscapes is your idea of a great time, you probably can't get enough of a good bike trail. They can be a great way to see the sights and get a good workout in.

If you're looking for a new trail to explore, we've got you covered with the best bike trail in each of the 50 states, based on length of the trails, options for beginners and experts, and acclaim from bikers.

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2018 ETA Annual Appeal is live!

ETA members will soon receive our 2018 Annual Appeal in the mail. Our focus this year is on the “Blazing the Trail South” project. Each Annual Appeal donation will be placed toward the $30,000 we need in order to complete the survey for Kennebunk thru Wells to the North Berwick border.

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People on the Trail

 

We continue with our new feature on this site, which we call "People on the Trail."  Our great photographer and trail use photo-journalist, Jim Bucar, has been taking photos for years showing how so many people use and enjoy the trail. 

We are adding new shots to this collection on a regular basis. Keep checking back for new additions!!

Go here to see our "People on the Eastern Trail" images

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