Portland, Maine (ME) Trails & Maps

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  • Auburn Riverwalk

    Rail-Trail

    State: ME
    Length: 1.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Located in the heart of downtown Auburn, the Auburn Riverwalk features scenic views of the adjacent waterfront and the Lewiston skyline on the opposite shore. Start your journey in the north at the Great Falls of the Androscoggin River and the ...
  • Conway Branch

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 21 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Gravel

    The Conway Branch trail runs for 21 miles along an old rail corridor between State Route 113 in Conway and Polly's Crossing in Ossipee. The trail is popular with snowmobiles and rail car clubs; the tracks are active between Silver Lake and Boulder ...
  • Cotton Valley Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 7.3 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    On the banks of Lake Winnipesaukee in central New Hampshire, Wolfeboro bills itself as "America's Oldest Summer Resort." Vacationers have been escaping to this quaint village since passenger rail service began in 1872. By the early 1900s, seven ...
  • Dover Community Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 0.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    Although the Dover Community Trail currently runs less than a mile, the newly opened section (as of summer 2012) is an important first step in a trail that has been discussed for more than a decade. The paved trail follows the former Newington ...
  • East Branch and Zealand Valley Railroad Hike

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 18 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Dirt, Grass, Gravel, Sand

    Are you looking for a multi-day hike on beautiful rail-trails through pristine wilderness of the White Mountains? Look no further. At midpoint, the nearest road is 7 miles in either direction. Because of its isolation, this hike offers a quiet, ...
  • Eastern Promenade Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: ME
    Length: 2.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Portland is Maine's largest city, and the Eastern Promenade Trail along Casco Bay offers an ideal introduction to this coastal town and its trail network. The "East Prom" begins in Old Port, a charming waterfront district with cobblestone streets ...
  • Eastern Trail (Kennebunk - Biddeford)

    Rail-Trail

    State: ME
    Length: 6 miles
    Surface:

    Maine's Eastern Trail will eventually extend from the Piscataqua River in Kittery to Casco Bay in Portland. For now, various sections along the route are being constructed, and an on-road bicycling route is available for those wishing to link ...
  • Eastern Trail (Scarborough - Saco)

    Rail-Trail

    State: ME
    Length: 8.4 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Maine's Eastern Trail will eventually extend from the Piscataqua River in Kittery to Casco Bay in Portland. For now, various sections along the route are being constructed, and an on-road bicycling route is available for those wishing to link ...
  • Farmington Recreational Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 6 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Gravel, Sand

    The Farmington Recreational Rail-Trail runs for 6 miles between the towns of Rochester and Farmington. The trail parallels the Cocheco River and State Route 11 through a wooded corridor. The trail is popular with snowmobiles in winter.
  • Kennebec River Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: ME
    Length: 6.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    A stunning gateway to Maine's capital city, the Kennebec River Rail-Trail follows the railroad right-of-way that once connected Portland to Augusta. The trail parallels the inactive railroad tracks, which have been maintained in the hope they ...
  • Lake Winnisquam Scenic Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 5.3 miles
    Surface:

    The Town of Belmont has been notified that it will receive $282,720 in federal dollars for the construction of the first phase of the Lake Winnisquam Scenic Trail. The Lake Winnisquam Scenic Trail will be approximately five miles in length from ...
  • Mountain Division Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: ME
    Length: 10.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Named for the railroad line it parallels, the Mountain Division Trail will one day span 52 miles between Fryeburg and Portland. Two sections of the trail are currently open. A 6-mile segment between Standish and South Windham provides a gently ...
  • Nanamocomuck Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 12 miles
    Surface: Ballast

    The Upper and Lower Nanamocomuck Trails in White Mountain National Forest are accessible from Kancamagus Highway (SR 112) west of Conway. The trails are open for hiking in summer and cross-country skiing (ungroomed) in winter. The lower trails ...
  • Old Narrow Gauge Volunteer Nature Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: ME
    Length: 1.25 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Dirt

    The Old Narrow Gauge Volunteer Trail occupies a portion of the old Kennebec Central Railroad right-of-way in the town of Randolph, ME. As of 2012, the trail runs for 1.25 miles between Water Street in Randolph (beginning by the IGA) and into ...
  • Papermill Trail

    State: ME
    Length: 2.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The paved Papermill Trail follows the Sabattus River from Mill Street south to its confluence with the Androscoggin River. At its northern end, the trail parallels Mill Street then Upland Road to the trail's northern terminus at Village Street ...
  • Ramblin Vewe Farm Trails

    State: NH
    Length: 5 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Grass

    The Ramblin' Vewe Farm Trails are part of the Ramblin' Vewe Farm Trust property, a non-profit organization that protects and preserves the farm, while conserving the heritage of working farms and rural landscapes. Part of their mission is to ...
  • Riverton Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: ME
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Concrete, Dirt, Sand

    The scenic Riverton Rail Trail—also known as “Sandy Road” by residents of Portland’s Riverton neighborhood—follows the former corridor of the Portland-Lewiston Interurban Railroad, which stopped carrying passengers in 1933. The trail connects ...
  • Sanford Railroad Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: ME
    Length: 4.8 miles
    Surface: Cinder, Dirt, Gravel

    The Sanford Railroad Trail goes by two other names: the Deering Pond Trail or just plain "Railroad Trail." The trail runs for nearly 5 miles between the town of Lebanon and the University of Southern Maine in Sanford. The trail is popular with ...
  • South Portland Pathway (Eastern Trail)

    Rail-Trail

    State: ME
    Length: 5.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    An exemplary urban transportation corridor, the 5.7-mile South Portland Parkway (2.1 miles of which are rail-trail) makes an excellent starting point for a bike tour of Portland. The trailhead at Bug Light Park offers easy access and plenty ...
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