The mission of the Eastern Trail Alliance is to build, maintain, and promote the use of the Eastern Trail, a recreation and transportation greenway from Casco Bay to the Piscataqua River in Kittery, Maine. We do this by inspiring individuals and private and public organizations to partner with us to support this incomparable resource.
We are friends of the Eastern Trail, working together in a variety of ways to develop the fantastic resource between Portsmouth, New Hampshire and South Portland, Maine. We are citizens of Southern Maine, frequent visitors, hikers, bikers, horseback riders and outdoor enthusiasts. We are family members, commuters, municipal employees, and just plain interested folk.
Click here to meet our team – the dedicated trustees and staff who work closely with members, sponsors, volunteers and so many others who share the vision of the Eastern Trail.
Listed below are some key online resources that describe who we are, what we’ve done, and what we are currently doing to build and promote the Eastern Trail:
- Our latest brochure (PDF format)
- Our latest E-Newsletter
- Get a sense of the the trail by viewing photos and videos featuring the promotion, use and enjoyment of the Eastern Trail. View our page presenting ideas for getting out on the trail.
- Read about the history of the Eastern Trail, and of the Eastern Trail Alliance.
- View our E-newsletters, both current and archived copies
- The 2017 Eastern Trail Alliance Annual Report (PDF format)
- The Eastern Trail Purpose and Need Statement (PDF format)
Meet the Team:
|Bob Hamblen, President||Saco
Retired City Planner
|Eric Wright, Vice-President||Saco
Town & Country Federal Credit Union
|Ralph Hiltz, Treasurer||Saco
|Deb Erickson-Irons, Secretary||York
Healthcare Management and Public Health Professional
Kennebunk Savings Bank
Asst. Manager, Rodgers Ski and Sport | Avid triathlete/outdoor enthusiast
|Tom McCullom||South Berwick
South Berwick representative to the ETMD | Retired Professional Land Surveyor
Foreside Financial Services
Retired Biology Teacher
|John Andrews||President Emeritus (1937-2017)
Founder of the Eastern Trail
|Bob Hamblen||President Emeritus
Retried Saco City Planner
|Bob LaNigra||Vice-President, Secretary.
Running enthusiast; Organizer of annual Snowy Egret Race
Mayor of Scarborough Marsh
Owner, Wildfire Human Powered Vehicles
|Larry Glantz||Cape Elizabeth
Eastern Trail web site administrator
Accomplished Trail Rider, Electrician, Musician
Bicycle Coalition of Maine
|Rev. John Balicki||Former Maine DOT Bike/Ped Coordinator|
|Eric Cote, Esq.||Saco City Councilor|
|Diane Doyle||Doyle Enterprises|
|Judy Haley||Co-founder, Southern Eastern Trail Alliance (SETA)|
|Alix Hopkins||Author of “Groundswell”; Founding Executive Director of Portland Trails|
|Don Lauzier||Vice President Saco & Biddeford Savings Bank|
|Burnham Martin||National Park Service, Rivers and Trails Program|
|Nathan Smith, Esq.||Founding member of Portland Trails, ETA advisory on easement issues|