Eastern Trail (Scarborough - Saco)

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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 Kennebunk–Biddeford. Connect with the Eastern Trail South Portland Pathway.

Parking and Trail Access

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.


Beautiful and varied stretch of trail

   August, 2014 by keithmalcolmmonk

This segment of the ET is long enough to make for an excellent bike ride with varied environments or you can do smaller segments. The northernmost part between Black Point Rd. and Eastern Rd. is the most scenic as it passes through Scarborough Marsh with ...read more

Saco to South Portland ET

   August, 2013 by stubc

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 read more

Eastern Trail, Maine

   January, 2012 by brucewakefield

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 ...read more