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Annual event raises funds for work of the Eastern Trail Alliance

Scarborough Leader | May 24, 2019 | By Garrick Hoffman Contributing Writer

SCARBOROUGH – Nearly 170 runners and walkers gathered Saturday morning to help raise money for the Eastern Trail Alliance and honor its founder, John Andrews, with his eponymous, third annual race, the John Andrews Memorial 5K.

Beginning at O’Reilly’s Cure Restaurant and Bar – the chief sponsor for the race – participants ran and walked an off-road section of the Eastern Trail out-and-back on the scenic Scarborough Marsh.

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Loop and Lunch Rides Announced for 2019

Since the summer of 2013, Russ Lamer has led "loop and lunch rides" on the Eastern Trail.  Each has offered a loop ride on either the off-road or on-road sections of the trail (or both!), as well as a refreshing restaurant lunch along the route.

Russ has announced the 2019 ET LOOP & LUNCH ride dates and routes.

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Wildlife thrives on candid camera along the Eastern Trail

UNE professor Noah Perlut will use the data to assess the impact of a planned 1.6-mile trail extension.

BY DEIRDRE FLEMING

SCARBOROUGH — In the spring of 2017, University of New England professor Noah Perlut downloaded the first videos from a game camera he’d hung low on a tree just off the Eastern Trail near the Nonesuch River in order to record the wildlife living nearby. Later, from his office, he looked at the images the camera captured over a two-month stretch. He was surprised at the first species he observed in the video, waddling through the woods: a pair of wood ducks foraging on the forest floor.

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New Partnership Addresses Next Generation of Eastern Trail Users

The Eastern Trail Alliance, Community Bicycle Center in Biddeford and Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine’s South Portland Club have joined forces to introduce pre-teens and teens to the wonders of the Eastern Trail by teaching the mechanics of bike repair and providing bikes on which to ride the trail.

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2nd Annual "Taste of the Town" Gala a Huge Success

On April 6th, friends and supporters of the Eastern Trail gathered at Camp Ketcha in Scarborough for the 2nd Annual Taste of the Town Gala.

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East Coast Greenway: Hike or bike your way from Maine to Florida

[Ed. Note: The Eastern Trail is specifically mentioned in this article that appeared in USA Today on March 22]

East Coast Greenway will connect trails from Maine to Florida
The 3,000-mile East Coast Greenway connects biking and walking paths and will eventually create a park from the Canadian border to Key West, Florida.

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Eastern Trail Selected As 2019 Beneficiary of Maine Marathon Races

Each year, the Gorham Savings Bank Maine Marathon/Half Marathon/Relay organizers select local charities to be the beneficiary of the race proceeds.

This year, the Eastern Trail Alliance has been chosen as one of the five selected local charities.  Several local newspapers have picked this story up (more information below).

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Arundel Conservation Trust linking to Eastern Trail (2 news articles)

January 16, 2019 - FROM JOURNAL TRIBUNE STAFF REPORTS

ARUNDEL - The Arundel Conservation Trust and the Eastern Trail Management District have signed an agreement that will connect the Eastern Trail to the planned trails on Arundel Conservation Trust’s Limerick Road property.

The connection is possible through the generous donation by Phil Labbe of an easement through his land that lies between the Eastern Trail and the Arundel Conservation Trust land.

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The best biking trail in every state

[Eds. Note: The Eastern Trail was selected in this article as the best biking trail in Maine (but of course!)]
If a two-wheeled jaunt through scenic landscapes is your idea of a great time, you probably can't get enough of a good bike trail. They can be a great way to see the sights and get a good workout in.

If you're looking for a new trail to explore, we've got you covered with the best bike trail in each of the 50 states, based on length of the trails, options for beginners and experts, and acclaim from bikers.

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2018 ETA Annual Appeal is live!

ETA members will soon receive our 2018 Annual Appeal in the mail. Our focus this year is on the “Blazing the Trail South” project. Each Annual Appeal donation will be placed toward the $30,000 we need in order to complete the survey for Kennebunk thru Wells to the North Berwick border.

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