This page will organize information about current conditions on the Eastern Trail.
The information below will provide a combination of known conditions provided by trail user reports, reports from the municipalities that maintain the trial in their area, and other sources. User reports are very helpful, and we urge you to submit condition reports when appropriate.
We will try to keep this page updated. Please also check the Eastern Trail Facebook page for condition updates
Trail condition reports on this page are organized with Trailwide conditions first, then specific town sections: South Portland, Scarborough, Old Orchard Beach, Saco, Biddeford, Arundel, Kennebunk, Wells, North Berwick, Berwick, South Berwick, Eliot, and Kittery.
General Trail Conditions
While the all of the snow pack is likely melted by now, trail surface conditions will vary during the spring — please use caution by walking your bikes or horses through any sections where the surface is wet and might be a little soft. Riding on sections in this condition poses safety concerns and may cause trail damage. Take your time, and of course, please be mindful of other trail users.
Also, please remember to clean up after your pets. You may notice that some waste has been revealed by the retreating snow. If you have an extra bag to collect some of these leftovers, we would really appreciate you doing so. As always, the best way to alert us with any trail concerns is to fill out the form below, and contact the local municipality. Be patient with the municipalities’ response time, as they no doubt have long to-do lists this time of year.
A trail user in South Portland recenty posted this on the ET Facebook page: “On the Trail west of where Broadway and Rt 1 cross, a short section (about 50 feet) is no longer paved. There is large loose gravel. If you have skinny tires, you will likely have to get off and walk. This appears temporary and part of some scheduled maintenance.”
The response from the South Portland Department of Parks & Recreation: “Our Water Resources Department is performing a maintenance update to a section of their system that runs along the trail itself.Â We opted for winter work based upon scheduling needs.Â Once the weather allows for asphalt plants to provide the materials to repave the area it will be restored to original conditions.Â Â We have been attempting to get the word out and also redirect people safely around the project – at this time they can pass at their own risk”.
Unitil will be performing regular gas pipeline maintenance along the Eastern Trail between Bass Lane in Arundel and West Cole Road/SMHC in Biddeford for an hour or so on either April 16 or April 17. These dates could change, depending on the weather. Please heed closure notices posted on the trail. and look for updated closure notices on this website or on the ET Facebook page. We apologize for any inconvenience, and we’ll see you on the trail after this maintenance is completed.
See Unitil Gasline maintenence notice in the Biddeford section above, and also the Kennebunk section below
Unitil will be performing regular gas pipeline maintenance along the Eastern Trail between Alewive Road (Route 35) in Kennebunk and Limerick Road in Arundel. This section will be CLOSED for two days, most likely starting April 16. These dates could change, depending on the weather. Please heed closure notices on the ET on those days, and check for updates on this webpage or on the ET Facebook page. We apologize for any inconvenience, and we’ll see you on the trail after this maintenance is completed.