Trail Events

Events on the Eastern Trail - 2018

Happy people enjoying the Eastern Trail!

There are many fun events that take place on a regular basis on the Eastern Trail! You can also find additional events on our online ETA Calendar.

Events on this page are organized with Trailwide events first, then specific sections:  So. Portland-Scarborough-OOB-Saco, Biddeford-Arundel-Kennebunk, and Eliot, South Berwick, Berwick, Kittery, North Berwick, Wells.  At times we will also list other interesting Maine, New England region and national trail events here.

Upcoming Trailwide Events:

  • Maine Lighthouse Ride — Saturday, September 7, 2019. This is our premier event for the year, and we will once again cap the ride at 1200 registered riders! We sell out each year, so pleas register early. If you did not get to register and want to participate, please consider volunteering to help support the ride. More information here.

Upcoming So. Portland-Scarborough-OOB-Saco Section Events:

  • Saturday Oct. 20 - October Lunch and Loop Ride - Wear your wildest color or tweed! 9 am - 2 pm  Starting location is in Saco on Clark Street next to Thornton Academy where the Eastern Trail access is located. The route is riding the ET from Saco, across the Scarborough Marsh to Black Point Road. From there we ride a loop: Black Point Road then left on Highland Avenue, right on Pleasant Hill Road, Right on Fogg Road, and right back on to Black Point Road and take the ET back across the Marsh. We turn left Pine Point Road/route 9 to Pine Point then to Camp Ellis up Beach Street to Cia Cafe for lunch. After lunch it is a very short ride to Clark Street and our cars. Ride is approximately 35 miles. This is also wear your tweeds, or favorite sweater, or most colorful sweater to celebrate Fall. Requirements: 1) Wear a helmet, 2) Be able to average a speed of 13 to 15 mph, 3) Make sure you bring sunscreen, money for lunch and a bottle of water or two. Rides are capped at 25 to 30 riders. If you are interested in riding this final ride of the season please contact Bob LaNigra at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible. There is no rain date, so if the weather is wet, the ride is canceled.
  • Wednesday, October 24 - ET Full Moon Walk, 7 - 8:30 pm, Scarborough - ETA Parking lot - Pine Point Road - Scarborough Marsh (map). Join our Eastern Trail Director, Carole Brush, to watch the moon rise over the marsh, look for animals, learn about the trail, enjoy conversation and walk in the light of the full moon. Leave your devices behind and enjoy the peace of the trail. FMI please call 207-284-9260. Read about the Full Moons here.

Upcoming Biddeford-Arundel-Kennebunk Section Events:

  • Wed., Oct. 24 ET Full Moon Walk, 7 - 9 pm, Biddeford - Southern Maine Health Care back parking lot, 1 Medical Center Drive (map). Join our Eastern Trail Trustee, Joe Yuhas look for animals, learn about the trail, enjoy conversation and walk in the light of the full moon. Leave your devices behind and enjoy the peace of the trail. FMI please call 207-283-4487. No flashlights or pets please. Read about the Full Moons here.

Upcoming Eliot, South Berwick, Berwick, North Berwick, Wells Section Events:

    • No events scheduled at this time.

Here are some exciting group trail events planned for 2018 and 2019:

      • Maine Lighthouse Ride — Our Biggest Event takes place September 7, 2019. This is our premier event for the year, and once again will be capped at 1200 registered riders! Each year we sell out early, so register now! Three great ride options:
        • Century  (100-mile) 7:30 am (See all 9 lighthouses.)
        • 62-mile   (metric century) 8:15 am (8 lighthouses visible)
        • 40-mile   9:00 am (8 lighthouses visible)
      • Lunch and Loop Rides. To acquaint participants with the beauty of the Eastern Trail and increase two-wheeled camaraderie, the Eastern Trail Alliance will sponsor from three to five bike rides. To allow riders to enjoy Maine’s seasonal changes, ride organizer Russ Lamer will lead them from Spring through Fall. More information here.
      • Happy people enjoying the Eastern Trail!ET Moonlight treks are scheduled throughout the year, often every month -— walking in the summer, snowshoeing and skiing as possible in the winter.

Other Maine, New England Region and National Trail or Related Events:

      • No known events scheduled at this time.

In addition to the events shown above:

      • Check our separate Events Calendar, which lists all activities that we know about that take place on, or are otherwise related to, the Eastern Trail.
      • Check our page Ideas for Getting Out on the Eastern Trail, which lists great ideas and resources for getting out on the Eastern Trail.
      • Eastern Trail Ambassador Program. Do you enjoy being out on the trail? Meeting people? Learning about the History of the area and sharing what you’ve learned? Perhaps looking for an activity to do with your children, spouse or best buddy? Want to become more involved with the Eastern Trail and your community? Then we invite you to become an Eastern Trail Ambassador! Read more:  Details flyer and Poster.

      • Happy people enjoying the Eastern Trail!Consider leading an activity on the trail — a walk, a bicycle ride, OR a birding expedition. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your idea!
      • Consider hosting an event on the trail that takes advantage of its fine resources. An example of such an event is the Snowy Egret Run/Walk for the Marsh, held on the Trail each Memorial Day weekend. Such events need to fill out a Event Request Application.

Click here for a great set of pictures from a Sunset/Moonrise Walk held April 2012 on the ET (pictures taken by ETA volunteer Jim Bucar). Watch the ETA calendar for similar upcoming events.

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