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.
The Eastern Trail continues to build recognition and popularity, both locally and nationally. In 2022 the trail was inducted into the Rail-Trail Conservancy’s national Rail-Trail Hall of Fame.
Today, to complete this vision, we are aggressively developing plans and funds to finish the trail through several active campaigns, including a critical 1.6-mile gap between South Portland and Scarborough, crossing the Saco River in Saco and Biddeford, and a 19 mile section between Kennebunk and South Berwick.
Your support will help us get there.
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