Bike Trails in Maine

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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 ...
  • Calais Waterfront Walkway

    Rail-Trail

    State: ME
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    At the heart of town, the 1.4-mile Calais Waterfront Walkway follows the route of the former Maine Central Line, though the original rail bed dates to the Calais Railway, chartered in 1832—the first charter issued by the state of Maine. Crews ...
  • 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 ...
  • Ellsworth Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: ME
    Length: 1.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Ellsworth Rail-Trail runs just over 1 mile between North Street (SR 179) north of town to Birch Avenue in Ellworth. Alongside the path runs an active line on which Downeast Scenic Railways offers tours. Plans call for the trail to be ...
  • 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 ...
  • Michael Michaud Walking and Biking Trail

    State: ME
    Length: 1.65 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    When the Bangor Aroostook Railroad extended its line through Millinocket, it opened up development and the town prospered, primarily due to the paper industry. In recent years, the area has become a four-season tourist destination, due to its ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Penobscot River Walkway

    Rail-Trail

    State: ME
    Length: 0.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

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  • Presque Isle Bicycle and Pedestrian Walkway

    Rail-Trail

    State: ME
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Gravel

    The Presque Isle Bicycle and Pedestrian Walkway follows the course of the former Canadian Pacific Railway through its charming namesake town. The paved trail parallels the river for a short distance in Bicentennial Park on the north end before ...
  • 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 ...
  • Rotary Centennial Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: ME
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

    The Rotary Centennial Trail crosses two towns—Benton and Winslow—in central Maine, about 50 miles southwest of Bangor. The scenic wooded trail follows a former rail bed along the eastern shore of the Kennebec River. At its southern end, a rail ...
  • Sipayik Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: ME
    Length: 1.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    On the Pleasant Point Reservation abutting coastal New Brunswick, this paved rail-trail was built to keep Passamaquoddy youngsters off busy State Route 190, which connects Pleasant Point with Eastport and runs through the middle of the reservation. The ...
  • 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 ...
  • University of Maine Bicycle Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: ME
    Length: 2.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The University of Maine Bicycle Path is a valuable link for non-motorized transportation, connecting campus with Old Town. Much of the trail passes through a scenic wooded corridor, following the path of a long-disused railway. The trail offers ...