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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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People on the Trail

 

"People on the Trail" is a regular feature on this site where we meet interesting people on the Eastern Trail.  Our great photographer and trail use photo-journalist, Jim Bucar, has been taking photos for years showing how so many people use and enjoy the trail. 

We try to add new pictures and stories to this collection from time to time. Keep an eye out for new additions!!

Go here to see our "People on the Eastern Trail" images

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Eastern Trail Alliance News

Hinckley Connector trail in South Portland gets go-ahead

KRYSTEANA SCRIBNER | THE FORECASTER | Posted August 8, 2019

SOUTH PORTLAND — Almost 10 years after it was first proposed, city councilors on Tuesday finally approved establishing a trail from Broadway to Highland Avenue.

The trail along a walking path used for years by the public will be formally known as the Hinckley Connector.

Eastern Trail Alliance News

Everyone can benefit from simple trail rules

Eds. note: The following Letter to the Editor appeared online in the Portland Press Herald on July 12

Editor,

The weekend of June 29, representatives of the Eastern Trail, along with Bicycle Coalition of Maine and AARP, had a wonderful walk and bike ride on the Scarborough portion of the Eastern Trail. It was a pleasure seeing so many people on the trail walking and riding their bikes.

Eastern Trail Alliance News

Trail etiquette for all users

Eds. note: The following Letter to the Editor appeared online in the Journal Tribune on June 11

Editor,

The weekend of June 29, representatives of the Eastern Trail, along with Bicycle Coalition of Maine and AARP had a wonderful walk and bike ride on the Scarborough portion of the Eastern Trail. It was a pleasure seeing so many people on the trail walking and riding their bikes.

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