[News Flash – The ETA is leading a major fundraising campaign aimed at the critical “missing trail link” addressed in this article. Go here to learn more]

WGME-TV (Channmel 13), May 6, 2016

SCARBOROUGH (WGME) — There’s a push to “close the gap,” at one of Maine’s most popular foot and biking trails.

The Eastern Trail extends for 65 miles from South Portland to Kittery, but a key piece is missing in Scarborough.

There is a 1.6-mile “gap,” which interrupts anyone trying to take the trail along one of its more populated stretches.

The cost to close the gap, which would include two bridges, is about $3.8 million. Almost $3 million of that has already been raised, but there’s still more work to be done, organizers say.

The trail includes scenic woods, tidal marshes and classic Maine villages, and it’s part of the larger East Coast Greenway, a series of trails and bike-friendly roadways stretching all the way to Key West, Florida.

View the TV news clip here.