Eastern Trail...

Walking the Eastern Trail in Arundel
Walking the Eastern Trail in Arundel

The Eastern Trail is the Southern Maine section (65 miles) of the East Coast Greenway, a large network of trails that will, when complete, connect Calais, Maine with Key West, Florida.  The trail runs between the Piscataqua River in Kittery and Casco Bay, in large part along the old Eastern Railroad Corridor, the use of which was discontinued in 1945. 
Eastern Trail crosses the Maine Turnpike
Eastern Trail crosses the Maine Turnpike
The trial includes a four mile section in Arundel, and passes through miles of quiet woodlands and wetlands.


This world class ten foot wide trail is enjoyed by thousands of users for hiking, biking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, birding and other nature studies.  The areas around the trail are inhabited by a wide variety of
Eastern Trail at the Kennebunk River
Eastern Trail at the Kennebunk River
wildlife including deer, moose, wild turkey, seals, turtles, bald eagles, snowy egrets and the great blue heron.


The trail is administered by the Eastern Trail Alliance, whose web site and brochure can be accessed using the links in the right column of this page.