Sharing the Eastern Trail

The Eastern Trail is a multi-use recreational greenway and transportation corridor.  We are so proud of, and lucky to have, this great asset in southern Maine.  This is a multi-use trail for the use and enjoyment of walkers, cyclists, equestrians, birders and many others.

The Eastern Trail Alliance has organized the following information on specific shared use topics.

  • Safe Use of the Eastern Trail During the Covid-19 Pandemic. Go here for more information.
  • Use of Electric Bicycles (ebikes) –  Only certain kinds of “ebikes” (Class 1 and Class 2) are allowed on the Eastern Trail.  Go here for more information.
  • Hunting on the Eastern Trail –  Please be aware that hunting is permitted in Maine on many private and public lands, including part of the Eastern Trail and much land that abuts the Eastern Trail. Go here for more information.
  • Trail sharing etiquetteSince the path can be congested it’s important to follow the same rules as everyone else in order to have a safe and enjoyable time.
    • Be courteous
    • Know the rules of the trail you are using
    • Give a clear signal when passing
    • Be cautious and yield to crossing traffic
    • Always be predictable by riding in a straight line
    • If you are riding while it is dark, be sure to use lights
    • Only use half the width of the trail
    • Keep it clean (special thanks to the League of American Bicyclists for much of this trail sharing etiquette content)