Blueberries and moose, lobsters and local brews: The Greenway helps you sample Maine's best — including the 87-mile Sunrise Trail, former logging roads.
The East Coast Greenway begins its journey in Calais, Maine, at the Canadian border. The route through Maine continues south and west through coastal communities, historic mill cities, and Down East blueberry barrens. The 87-mile Down East Sunrise Trail, on former logging roads in the Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge, is the longest continuous stretch of the Greenway to date. At Ellsworth, northbound travelers can select our complementary 150-mile coastal route or the spine route, which heads through Bangor.
Two route notices:
The Down East Sunrise Trail is unpaved and is only suitable for bicycle riding with wide tires. An on-road alternative route is available for that portion of the route.
In Portland, a water taxi service (Portland Sea Taxi, $30 for up to 6 people and their bikes, 207-879-2562) is available between the taxi dock at 72 Commercial Street (between the Maine State Pier and Flatbread Company) and Bug Light Park in South Portland. Water taxi operates from 7 am-8 pm; reservations recommended.
Mileage counts reflect the portion of each trail that is part of East Coast Greenway.
Calais Waterfront Walkway, Calais; 1 mi
Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge Trail, Baring; 8.5 mi
Downeast Sunrise Trail, Washington and Hancock Counties; 85 mi
Kennebec River Rail Trail, Augusta-Hallowell-Farmingdale-Gardiner; 6.5 mi
Rotary Centennial Trail, Benton; 1.9 mi
Brewer Riverwalk, Brewer; 0.4 mi
Lewiston Riverside Trail, Lewiston ME; 1.25 mi
Lisbon Trail, Lisbon; 3.3 mi
Topsham Trail, Topsham; 0.5 mi
Androscoggin River Bicycle Path, Brunswick; 2.6 mi
Beth Condon Memorial Pathway, Yarmouth; 1.9 mi
Martin’s Point Bridge, Yarmouth-Portland ME; 0.4 mi
Eastern Promenade/Connector/Back Cove Trail, Portland; 2.3 mi
South Portland Greenbelt, South Portland; 6 mi
Eastern Trail, Scarborough-Saco-Old Orchard Beach; 11 mi
Belfast Harborwalk & Passagassawakeag River Footbridge, Belfast; 1.1 miles
Two-day cycling tour recommended by Molly Henry
1-day cycling/walking tour recommended by Eric Weis
Enjoy a fat-tire ride or cross-country ski in winter, bike or hikein warmer weather. As recommended by Barbara Amodio.
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