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 the disconnected segments.
The Scarborough Saco section includes Scarborough Marsh, home to many species of bird and other wildlife. Fans of early flight might also delight in knowing that this segment ends near the former Portland airport, where Charles Lindbergh frequently landed.
The trail runs nearly 8.5 miles between Scarborough and Saco, with new segments expected to be complete around Saco in November 2011. For trail updates, visit the Eastern Trail Management District
Connect with the Eastern Trail KennebunkBiddeford
. Connect with the Eastern Trail South Portland Pathway.
You can access the Eatern Trail in numerous places along its route, including Maine's Audubon Nature Center, 0.25 mile west of the trail on Pine Point Road. Additional parking is available at Blue Point Road, Black Point Road, the end of Spring Hill Road and Clark Street.
My better half and myself were vacationing in Saco. Spent some time riding roads to get to this section and then again to get to the South Portland Pathway but was well worth it. Nice trail not real busy. 34 miles round trip
Since Dec./2010,trail completed to Saco,behind Thornton Academy,to Clark St.,like the above says.Bike/ped bridge was installed across rte.1,Saco,Oct 27,2011.Trail now 8.6 miles,Clark St to Black Point Rd,Scarborough.ETMD,MDOT,currently working to conect ...
This is a great trail for geocaching on bikes. The ride is flat and easy terraine for most bikes. The geocaches are varied and interesting, without much bush whacking.