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Maine

Blueberries and moose, lobsters and local brews: The Greenway helps you sample Maine's best — including the Eastern Trail featuring Scarborough Marsh.

Total Miles, Spine Route

336

Miles of Protected Greenway

125

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Current Progress

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 towns and Downeast blueberry barrens. The 87-mile Down East Sunrise Trail is the longest continuous stretch of the Greenway to date. At Brunswick, northbound travelers can select our complementary 150-mile coastal route, which heads through Camden and Rockland, or the spine route, which continues through Augusta and Bangor, both converging near Ellsworth. 

Please be aware of three route notices:

  • For Maine’s policies for visitors traveling from out-of-state during the COVID-19 pandemic, please click here for a list of "Keep Maine Healthy FAQs."

  • 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.  

Contacts in Maine

Travel to/from & within Maine

Note: Please check with each provider for the latest service information/disruptions due to COVID-19:

Traveling by train? 

Quick tips when using Amtrak with your bike: Do your research in advance; each train line features different bike rack equipment and loading procedures. Check Amtrak for the latest and when in doubt: call the station if you have questions. Click for more: https://www.amtrak.com/bike

Designated Trails in Maine

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

  • Eastern Trail/South Portland Greenbelt, South Portland; 6 mi

  • Eastern Trail, Scarborough-Old Orchard Beach-Saco; 8.2 mi

  • Eastern Trail, Biddeford-Arundel-Kennebunk; 6.2 mi 

Complementary Route

  • Belfast Harborwalk & Passagassawakeag River Footbridge, Belfast; 1.1 miles

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Strolling on packed snow on the Downeast Sunrise Trail in Maine
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Greenway from Machias to Ellsworth

Greenway Guidance

While the East Coast Greenway Alliance is constantly improving the safety of the Greenway route through its advocacy efforts, many of the current on-road connections, including those on the Greenway’s interim routes, have little or no special provisions for bicyclists or pedestrians. Long-distance travel via on-road sections of the Greenway is recommended for experienced cyclists only. Many lengthy traffic-free segments of the Greenway are suitable for families and cyclists, walkers and runners of all ages and abilities. 

The current on-road routing is housed on low-traffic roads whenever possible. We aim to be as clear as we are able about the conditions riders can expect by including alerts for known stressful sections on our online mapping tool at map.greenway.org. Directional signage may or may not be present along the route. Users are advised to review state traffic laws, research current road conditions and discuss plans with people familiar with area roadways.

This website provides information for the public about trails and roads for traveling the interim route of the East Coast Greenway and their general suitability for long-distance cycling and walking. The East Coast Greenway Alliance and those involved with the development and publication of this website do not assume any liability for injuries, damage or loss to persons using this information or the routes suggested. People using this information are responsible for their own safety and should take appropriate precautions. 

Trips of Interest

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Itinerary • Portland, ME, to Newburyport, MA

New England Coastal Ride

Two-day cycling tour recommended by Molly Henry

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Itinerary • Boston to New Hampshire

Border to Boston Trail

Explore trails from Boston to New Hampshire with rides from 17-75 miles recommended by David Read

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Itinerary • One-Week Bike Trip

Boston to Cape Cod Loop

Sample the best of southern New England. From Boston, travel west and south to Providence, R.I., down the Narragansett Bay and east to Cape Cod, then ferry back to Boston.

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Partners in Maine

Our partners include but are not limited to:

News and features of interest

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January 11, 2021

2020 new Greenway segments

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December 21, 2020

A trail transformation

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June 11, 2020

Get to know the Greenway: Kristine Keeney

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