Events on the Eastern Trail – 2020


Happy people enjoying the Eastern Trail!

Go here for Resources to Help with Safe Use of the Eastern Trail During the Covid-19 Virus

There are many fun events that take place on a regular basis on the Eastern Trail! You can also find additional events on our online ETA Calendar.

Help us develop new activities on the trail:

  • Consider leading an activity on the trail — a walk, a bicycle ride, OR a birding expedition. Please contact us with your idea!
  • Consider hosting an event on the trail that takes advantage of its fine resources. Such events need to fill out a Event Request Application.

Events on this page are organized with Trailwide events first, then specific sections:  So. Portland-Scarborough-OOB-Saco, Biddeford-Arundel-Kennebunk, and Eliot, South Berwick, Berwick, Kittery, North Berwick, Wells.  At times we will also list other interesting Maine, New England region and national trail events here.

Trailwide Events:

  • Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 6pm to 7:30pm – GapTracks Project Presentation. Join us for a free Zoom meeting as we learn more about The GapTracks Project, led by Dr. Noah Perlut, documenting the wildlife community in the GAP of the Eastern Trail and Nonesuch River before, during and after trail construction. Register here
  • Maine Lighthouse Experience was held September 5-12, 2020. Our premier ride event of the year took a new form this year. More information here.

Upcoming So. Portland-Scarborough-OOB-Saco Section Events:

  • Monday, November 30 – Eastern Trail Full Moon Walk (Cold Moon), 6 – 7 pm, Scarborough Marsh. Join the Eastern Trail for a full moon walk in Scarborough Marsh.  The walks will leave from the Pine Point parking area. Groups will be limited in size to 15 people and masks/social distancing is required. Registration required – go here to register online. Contact 207-284-9260 or No flashlights or pets, please.

Upcoming Biddeford-Arundel-Kennebunk Section Events:

  • No events scheduled at this time.

Upcoming Eliot, South Berwick, Berwick, North Berwick, Wells Section Events:

  • No events scheduled at this time.

Here are some exciting group trail events planned for 2020:

  • Maine Lighthouse ExperienceOur Biggest Event took place September 5-12, 2020. This is our premier trail and fundraising event for the year.
  • Lunch and Loop Rides are back for 2020. More information on our plans, and on past rides can be found on the Loop and Lunch Rides web page. These are intended to acquaint participants with the beauty of the Eastern Trail and increase two-wheeled camaraderie, and usually range from three to five bike rides. To allow riders to enjoy Maine’s seasonal changes, ride organizers Russ Lamer and Bob LaNigra hope to lead them from Spring through Fall.
  • Happy people enjoying the Eastern Trail!ET Moonlight treks are scheduled throughout the year, often every month -— walking in the summer, snowshoeing and skiing as possible in the winter.

Other Maine, New England Region and National Trail or Related Events:

  • No events scheduled at this time.

In addition to the events shown above:

  • Check our separate Events Calendar, which lists all activities that we know about that take place on, or are otherwise related to, the Eastern Trail.
  • Check our page Ideas for Getting Out on the Eastern Trail, which lists great ideas and resources for getting out on the Eastern Trail.
  • Eastern Trail Ambassador Program. Do you enjoy being out on the trail? Meeting people? Learning about the History of the area and sharing what you’ve learned? Perhaps looking for an activity to do with your children, spouse or best buddy? Want to become more involved with the Eastern Trail and your community? Then we invite you to become an Eastern Trail Ambassador! Read more:  Details flyer and Poster.

Happy people enjoying the Eastern Trail!Click here for a great set of pictures from a past Sunset/Moonrise Walk on the Eastern Trail (pictures taken by ETA volunteer Jim Bucar). Watch the ETA calendar for similar upcoming events.