Support the Eastern Trail 2023

Dear Eastern Trail Supporter,

As late fall and colder weather arrives in Maine, it is the perfect time to reflect on the incredible resource we have right in our backyard–the Eastern Trail. It is with great enthusiasm and gratitude that I write to you today, asking for your continued support in our mission to preserve and enhance this vital community asset.

The Eastern Trail is more than just a path through nature: it is a lifeline connecting our communities and fostering a sense of togetherness. With its serene beauty, the trail offers countless ways to engage with the great outdoors–whether you prefer to walk in solitude, run with a friend, pedal through the changing seasons, or simply sit on a bench and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the natural world. It is a place where generations come together to celebrate the simple pleasures of life, from a child’s first bike ride to a grandparent’s leisurely stroll.

Beyond its physical attributes, the Eastern Trail plays an essential role in building and strengthening our communities. It connects us to our neighbors, encourages healthy lifestyles, and provides a sanctuary for reflection and rejuvenation. It’s where friendships are forged, stories are shared, and memories are made. In a world that often feels divided, the Eastern Trail is a unifying force, a common ground where we come together to celebrate our shared love for the natural beauty of Maine.

However, maintaining and improving this beloved trail requires resources and commitment. We rely on the generosity of individuals like you who understand the value of preserving this treasure for future generations. Your annual support allows us to continue enhancing the Eastern Trail, ensuring that it remains a place of wonder and connection for all who seek it.

I invite you to join me in this important endeavor by making a charitable donation to the Eastern Trail. Your contribution, no matter the size, makes a significant impact. Together, we can ensure that the Eastern Trail remains accessible and a source of inspiration for generations to come.

The Eastern Trail Alliance is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization (EIN/tax ID number: 01-0523949). Your donations are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.

Thank you for your ongoing support. We will continue to create a vibrant, connected, and healthy community through the Eastern Trail. We look forward to sharing the journey with you.


Randi Hogan, ETA Board President signature

Randi Hogan, President
Board of Trustees

Autumn on the Eastern Trail
View of trail in autumn
View of lake at sunset