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Maine

Blueberries and moose, lobsters and local brews: The Greenway helps you sample Maine's best — including the 87-mile Sunrise Trail, former logging roads.

Total Miles, Spine Route

335

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 cities, and Down East blueberry barrens. The 87-mile 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.  

Contacts in Maine

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

  • South Portland Greenbelt, South Portland; 6 mi

  • Eastern Trail, Scarborough-Saco-Old Orchard Beach; 11 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

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 • New York City, NY

Day Tour of the Big Apple

1-day cycling/walking tour recommended by Eric Weis

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Itinerary • Bolton, Connecticut

A Trail for All Seasons: Hop River Trail

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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Partners in Maine

Our partners include but are not limited to:

News and features of interest

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January 14, 2019

Meet the newest sections of Greenway, designated in 2018

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January 15, 2019

From our executive director: Saluting 2018, embracing 2019

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August 15, 2018

A long walk to Canada

2018 New England Bike-Walk Summit

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April 30, 2018

Bringing new voices to the table: Strong partnerships featured at New England Bike-Walk Summit

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April 2, 2018

From our executive director: Taking stock of our progress, focusing on New England this spring

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February 20, 2018

Leaders to transform New England communities through safe biking, walking, and greenways

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