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Media Contacts:
Second Annual Maine XC Ski, Snowshoe, or Hike SponsorsMolly Henry, ECGA Regional Coordinator
Phone: (610) 348-4931

Eileen Bader, Frenchman Bay Conservancy
Phone: (207) 422-2328


ELLSWORTH, ME – The East Coast Greenway Alliance, Frenchman Bay Conservancy, and Down East Sunrise Trail Coalition are hosting their second annual winter event. Everyone is invited to cross-country ski, snowshoe, or hike the Sunrise Trail, starting from Washington Junction in Ellsworth, Maine, on Saturday, February 13 at 10:00 AM. Refreshments around a bonfire to follow! This free event is part of Great Maine Outdoor Weekend.

Participants will get a taste of the planned 2-mile extension of the Sunrise Trail, which will connect Washington Junction with downtown Ellsworth. The project is slated to go into construction this summer and is part of the 2,900-mile East Coast Greenway, a developing trail network linking communities from Maine to Florida.

The East Coast Greenway Alliance (ECGA) is the non-profit organization leading the development of the East Coast Greenway (ECG), a 2,900 mile trail route from Calais, Maine, to Key West, Florida. Based in Durham, NC, the Alliance promotes the vision of connecting local trails into a continuous route; provides strategic assistance for states, counties, and municipalities that build local trail sections; officially designates trails as part of the ECG trail system; posts signage; and makes maps and guides to facilitate use of the Greenway. The ECG passes through 15 states, connects 25 major cities along the Eastern Seaboard, and creates a safer environment for active-transportation users of all ages and abilities.

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