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The Eastern Trail is being featured in more and more videos on the Internet. Some that we have found are listed below with links, as a courtesy to help you find and enjoy these videos.
Southern Maine trail inducted into hall of fame
Published in October 2022 by NewsCenter Maine
2022 Eastern Trail Promotional Video
Published in July 2022 by the Eastern Trail Alliance
The video was developed in part to help with generating support for the public voting related to the Eastern Trail’s nomination to the Rail-Trail Conservancy’s Rail-Trail Hall of Fame (see separate story here).
The Eastern Trail Alliance | Southern Maine | South Portland to Kittery
Published on December 5, 2017 by Bulldog Media of Maine
The Eastern Trail is both a trail and a vision. The Eastern Trail has 22 off-road miles from Bug Light (in South Portland) to Kennebunk, as well as a scenic on-road route that mostly follows quiet country roads. Experienced bike riders and hikers can enjoy a beautiful journey from South Portland’s Bug Light Park on Casco Bay (near Portland) to Kittery’s Piscataqua River.
Cyclists gear up for 13th annual Maine Lighthouse Ride.
Published on September 26, 2016 by WMTW-TV
WMTW News 8’s Courtney Sturgeon ventures out to Spring Point in South Portland, where cyclists are gearing up for the 13th annual Maine Lighthouse Ride! The ride benefits the Eastern Trail, and cyclists can choose from four routes ranging from 25 to 100 miles. Running time 3:25.
Close the Gap
Published on September 10, 2016 by Betsy Hanscom
“I asked my thirteen-year-old grandson to make a video to create awareness about the Eastern Trail and the opportunity to close a 1.6 mile gap in it. This is his take on it.
About ninety thousand people a year enjoy the Eastern Trail for commuting and recreation. The “gap” in it forces people onto roads with little room for pedestrians and cyclists — making it dangerous. The need for two bridges and leveling the ground has made the cost of completion an estimated $3.8 million – a lot for anyone to think about – especially a young teen. All but $600 thousand has been raised and small to large donations will help.
Once completed, the trail will go from Bug Light in South Portland to Saco, Maine without interruption. It’s a beautiful trail. Your help in the way of donations and spreading the words would be greatly appreciated by thousands.”
Eastern Trail Featured on WCVB Channel 5 Boston
Published on July 18, 2016 by WCVB-TV
The news segment ran on Monday, July 18th. You can view the segment online here (the part about the Eastern Trail starts at the 3:39 mark).
We are thrilled to have spent a day on the Eastern Trail with WCVB Channel 5 Boston and Chronicle on WCVB Channel 5! The Boston television crew explored southern Maine and featured a few cool things to do when in town. The TV crew interviewed the Close the Gap Campaign Communication Director Diana Ichton Nelson with several of the ETA Trustees coming along for the ride. Running time 5:41 (ET segment 1:40)
Close the Gap – Connecting South Portland to Scarborough on Maine’s Eastern Trail
Published on June 9, 2016 by Eastern Trail Alliance
The Eastern Trail is a vital multi-use trail of state-wide significance in Maine. The trail extends 65 miles from South Portland to Kittery, and travels by scenic woods, tidal marshes, and classic Maine villages. Since its creation sixteen years ago, the trail has provided millions of people with a recreational and transportation resource that connects them to the beautiful Maine landscape.
Gap MapClick on image to see larger viewBut a key piece of trail is missing in Scarborough. A 1.6-mile “gap” interrupts off-road travel between South Portland and Saco. The construction of this critical trail segment, which includes two bridges will close this gap and provide 16 continuous off-road miles reaching from South Portland’s Bug Light to Downtown Saco. The cost to close this gap is $3.8 million dollars.
This video shows an aerial drone view of the area to be connected. Running time 3:20
Eastern Trail Alliance & Great Maine Outdoor Weekend
Published on July 11, 2016 by Maine Outdoor Coalition
Have you checked out the Eastern Trail yet? Managed by the Eastern Trail Alliance, it’s a 65 mile recreation/transportation greenway connecting Casco Bay to Portsmouth, New Hampshire! Learn more about the trail and the fun events (moonlight walks, running races, snowshoe hikes!) they host year round and especially during the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend. Running Time 4:17
The Early Vision of the Eastern Trail – February 1998
Published on May 23, 2016 by Eastern Trail Alliance
This is the first ever recorded ETA event in February 1998 before a Scarborough Council Meeting. At the meeting, speakers outline the vision to build a greenway trail in southern Maine. Speakers include Tom Daley, Scarborough Land Conservation Trust; Dave Pineo, South Portland Engineer; Sue Ellen Bordwell, Maine coordinator for the East Coast Greenway Alliance; Dick Roberge, Old Orchard Beach; and John Andrews, Saco Bay Trails. Running Time 35:24
Eastern Trail in Three Minutes
Published on Aug 3, 2014 by Bill Bottling
Time-lapse video of a ride on Eastern Trail from Cascade Road in Old Orchard Beach, Maine to the Nonesuch River on the Scarborough/South Portland border. Running Time 3:15
Eastern Trail. Kennebunk to Scarborough, Maine. Virtual Cycling.
Published on April 27, 2013 by Ratbas
No audio. Covers two sections (Kennebunk to Biddeford and Saco to Scarborough). Please watch the ad that plays at the beginning. That helps to pay for bike repairs and camera equipment. Check my page for over 100 hours of ride footage. Running Time 1:13:19
Eastern Trail Alliance Meeting March 2013 at the North Berwick Community Center
Published on Apr. 22, 2013 by ChooseToBeHealthy
This is a video of the Eastern Trail Informational Meeting held Tuesday, March 26, 2013 in North Berwick. A large and enthusiastic crowd attended this meeting to present and discuss options for moving the Eastern Trail forward in North Berwick. More information about the meeting here. The meeting included a slide show covering Vision, Successes, and Challenges. It also included an Eastern Trail Experts Panel that included Eastern Trail Founder, President Emeritus John Andrews; Eastern Trail Alliance President Bob Hamblen, Saco Planner; and Eastern Trail Management District President Tad Redway, Arundel Planner. Running time 55:16
Eastern Trail allows for year-round recreation
Published on Jan. 27, 2013 by WMTW-TV
The Eastern Trail is open year-round and allows everyone to enjoy winter activities, in addition to running or biking. Joe Yuhas, ETA Trustee and leader of many activities on the trail, tells about winter activities and those coming up in the summer as well.
Eastern Trail with a Side of Mount A
Published on Sept. 4, 2012 by tuxedolouise
Video of a ride on some of the prettiest sections of the the off-road Eastern Trail, offering great views of the trail as well as some key new Eastern Trail features, including the bridge over the Maine Turnpike, the Scarborough Marsh and the bridge over the Dunston River, and the John R. Andrews bridge over Rt. 1 in Saco.
Trail bridge dedicated to longtime Eastern Trail advocate
Published on May 16, 2012 by WLBZ-tv
John Andrews was honored for his commitment to the project during a ceremony to celebrate a roughly 4.4 mile section of trail connecting Old Orchard Beach and Saco that was recently completed. A cornerstone of that new stretch of trail is a bridge over busy Route 1, which will be named in his honor.
Out & About~Maine. The Eastern Trail.
Uploaded by mindcandyxtc on Feb. 18, 2012
My girlfriend and I out hiking the new Eastern Trail that runs from Portland to Kittery.This video is of the new Eastern Trail Bridge over RT1.
Running Time 5:22
Out & About~Maine. The Eastern Trail.
Uploaded by mindcandyxtc on Jan 2, 2012
My girlfriend and I out hiking the new Eastern Trail that runs from Portland to Kittery. This video is from The Scarborough Marsh to the Cascade Road in Saco.
Running Time 7:12
Running Eastern Trail, Kennebunk, ME Part I
Uploaded by kristentaschereau on May 13, 2012
Running Time 1:39
In this series, Kristen introduces the 12 mile (round trip) Kennebunk-Arundel-Biddeford section of the Eastern Trail. The Eastern Trail is the Southern Maine section of the East Coast Greenway, a 65 mile network of trails connecting Kittery to South Portland.
Trail Run: 1-2 loops of this section for a total of 12-24 mile training run at 10 minute mile pace
Trail Directions: This section of the trail can be accessed from either Kennebunk or Biddeford. Access from Kennebunk is located Kennebunk Elementary School , 177 Alewive Road. Access from Biddeford is located behind Southern Maine Medical Center off W. Cole Road.
Biking Eastern Trail at Scarborough Marsh
Uploaded by wea1021 on April 30, 2009
A short ride on the Scarborough Marsh section of the Eastern Trail. It’s about 3 miles of level, easy riding.
Running Time 0:52
Eastern Trail Bridge and Trail Segment, Scarborough
Uploaded by CongresswomanPingree on August 23, 2011
Town of Scarborough’s presentation to Congresswoman Chellie Pingree’s office requesting for federal funding for their project “Eastern Trail Bridge and Trail Segment, Scarborough”.
Running Time 2:54
Birding on the Eastern Trail – Scarborough Marsh Little Egret Info
Uploaded by Mainebirding on August 23, 2011
A Little Egret was discovered in Scarborough Marsh in Scarborough, Maine on June 29, 2011 by Doug Hitchcox. The bird has been observed by many birders along the Eastern Trail in the marsh on June 29, 30 and July 1.
Running Time 1:11