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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

Everyone can benefit from simple trail rules

Eds. note: The following Letter to the Editor appeared online in the Portland Press Herald on July 12

Editor,

The weekend of June 29, representatives of the Eastern Trail, along with Bicycle Coalition of Maine and AARP, had a wonderful walk and bike ride on the Scarborough portion of the Eastern Trail. It was a pleasure seeing so many people on the trail walking and riding their bikes.

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Eastern Trail Alliance News

Trail etiquette for all users

Eds. note: The following Letter to the Editor appeared online in the Journal Tribune on June 11

Editor,

The weekend of June 29, representatives of the Eastern Trail, along with Bicycle Coalition of Maine and AARP had a wonderful walk and bike ride on the Scarborough portion of the Eastern Trail. It was a pleasure seeing so many people on the trail walking and riding their bikes.

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Construction closes section of South Portland Greenbelt through at least July

BY KRYSTEANA SCRIBNER | THE FORECASTER

SOUTH PORTLAND — A sewer project along the Greenbelt Walkway is expected to restrict access to part of the popular trail for most of the summer — if not longer.

The $1.5 million Greenbelt Trunkline Sewer Replacement initiative, which began Monday, June 17, will reduce the size and frequency of combined sewer overflow and is a requirement of the city’s stormwater permit.

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People on the Trail

 

A new addition for our feature 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 from time to time. Keep an eye out for new additions!!

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

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