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Welcome to The Eastern Trail in Southern Maine
Southern Maine's Multi-Use Greenway


 

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.

The vision to create the Eastern Trail started in the early 1990's, led by John Andrews and several others. More on that early history here.

Today, to complete this vision, we are aggressively developing plans and funds to both close a critical 1.6-mile gap between South Portland and Scarborough and then add 19 miles between Kennebunk and South Berwick.

Your support will help us get there.

Be an active part of our effort to build, enjoy, and sustain this wonderful resource.

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Latest News

"Taste of the Town" Gala to benefit the Close the Gap campaign - April 7 at Camp Ketcha

Join us for a unique and delicious event to benefit the Eastern Trail Alliance’s “Close the Gap” campaign!  Sample signature dishes from local establishments, bid on exciting items in our silent auction, then dance the night away to music by the Time Pilots! A cash bar will be serving local beer and wine.
Saturday, April 7, 7:00pm - 10:30pm at Camp Ketcha in Scarborough.

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Eastern Trail has come a long way

Published online by the Biddeford-Saco-OOB Courier/Mainely Media, January 25, 2018

Legislative Lowdown by Rep. Martin Grohman
When I first moved to Biddeford 18 years ago, the path that is now the Eastern Trail was just a four wheeler track. I lived on Mountain Road and I was fortunate to have access from my backyard. But the trail was arguably kind of sketchy and quite swampy. There was no formal access point for people not as lucky as me to have direct access. If I headed out there to snowshoe or mountain bike, I practically never saw anyone else.

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Eastern Trail raises $4.1M to 'Close the Gap'

By Juliette Laaka on January 4, 2018 - The Forecaster

SCARBOROUGH — The Eastern Trail Alliance reached a $4.1 million fundraising goal to complete a nearly 2-mile section of trail, including building a bridge to traverse the Nonesuch River.

The fundraising campaign spanned five years and included donations large and small. Carole Brush, ETA executive director, said in December alone the organization pulled in $100,000 in donations and grants.

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Eastern Trail completes $4.1 million ‘Close the Gap’ campaign

The money will be used to build two bridges in Scarborough that will complete 16 miles of off-road trail from downtown Saco to Bug Light Park in South Portland.

BY KELLEY BOUCHARD  STAFF WRITER   Published 12/30/2017

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