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Southern Maine's Multi-Use Greenway

It is with many fond memories and heavy hearts that we share the passing of John Andrews, the “Founder of the Eastern Trail” and an ETA President Emeritus. John was, indeed, an inspiring man of vision and untiring spirit - more information here.


 

The Eastern Trail is a 65-mile section of the East Coast Greenway, a transportation-recreation greenway connecting Kittery, in southernmost Maine, to Casco Bay in South Portland!

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.

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

Taking stock of Eastern Trail’s value

By Michael Kelley, Staff Writer  |  Scarborough Leader Online | July 21, 2017

Three environmentally-focused groups are coming together to connect with strollers, bicyclists and runners on the Eastern Trail to gauge what the trail, and the Scarborough Marsh, which the trail cuts through in Scarborough, means to them and educate passersby about the value of the marsh.

This summer, through funding from Friends of Scarborough Marsh and support from the Eastern Trail Alliance, interns from Maine Audubon have staffed an information table along the Eastern Trail Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

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Inaugural John Andrews Memorial 5K - A Great Success!

On May 20th, we held the inaugural John Andrews Memorial 5K Walk/Run sponsored by O’Reilly’s Cure Restaurant and Bar. This event was held to honor John Andrews, Eastern Trail founder, mentor and friend, who passed away in February 2017. Over 100 people came out to run, walk, volunteer, cheer and otherwise support the event and honor John's memory. We were especially honored to have members of John's family be with us.

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Thompson family donates $25,000 to help complete Eastern Trail in Scarborough

The children of Dr. Philip Thompson made the contribution to the Eastern Trail Alliance to celebrate his 100th birthday.

By Kelley Bouchard | Staff Writer | Published in the Portland Press Herald 5/17/2017

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Memorial gift boosts funds for Eastern Trail

By Melanie Sochan on May 11, 2017 SCARBOROUGH

What’s an appropriate gift for a beloved father’s 100th birthday? For one family, it was the decision to donate $25,000 to the Eastern Trail Alliance’s Close the Gap Project.

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