Maine Fishing Trails and Maps

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Calais Waterfront Walkway

1.5 mi
State: ME

Eastern Trail

24 mi
State: ME
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Narrow Gauge Pathway

5.4 mi
State: ME
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Papermill Trail

4 mi
State: ME

Saint John Valley Heritage Trail

16.9 mi
State: ME
Crushed Stone

Stillwater River Trail

1.8 mi
State: ME
Dirt, Grass

Whistle Stop Rail-Trail

15.8 mi
State: ME
Dirt, Gravel, Sand

Penobscot River Walkway

0.3 mi
State: ME
Asphalt, Concrete

Sanford-Springvale Rail Trail

5.9 mi
State: ME

Old Narrow Gauge Volunteer Trail

1.25 mi
State: ME
Ballast, Dirt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Calais Waterfront Walkway provides a path for a short stroll along the Saint Croix River on the border between Calais and Canada, but it’s also the start of something much longer. The 1.5-mile...
ME 1.5 mi Gravel
The Eastern Trail connects the historic towns along Maine’s southern coast from the woods near Kennebunk to South Portland’s harbor lighthouse; 24 miles of the route follows off-road rail-trail and...
ME 24 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
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...
ME 1.65 mi Asphalt
There’s plenty of room for backcountry experiences on the Narrow Gauge Pathway (also known as Carrabassett River Trail) nestled between Sugarloaf Mountain and the 36,000-acre Bigelow Preserve. The...
ME 5.4 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt
The Papermill Trail celebrates the heritage of mills in the development of the town of Lisbon and the surrounding area while providing an easy, pleasant trail experience for users of all abilities....
ME 4 mi Asphalt
History seems to appear around every corner in Fort Kent and Saint Francis for travelers getting underway on the Saint John Valley Heritage Trail. The gravel trail rolls along the south bank of the...
ME 16.9 mi Crushed Stone
The Stillwater River Trail hugs the west bank of its namesake river through Orono, between Bennoch Road in the north (near the cemetery) and Main Street at the southern end. The trail passes through a...
ME 1.8 mi Dirt, Grass
Closure Notice: Due to storm damage, a large section of the Whistle Stop Rail Trail is closed and impassible due to washouts. Please avoid the section of the trail between the trailhead on Depot St....
ME 15.8 mi Dirt, Gravel, Sand
The Penobscot River Walkway runs for just 0.5 mile through Bangor's scenic Waterfront Park between Union Street and the intersection of Railroad and Front streets. The trail hugs the riverbank and...
ME 0.3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Sanford-Springvale Rail Trail (also known as Railroad Trail) traverses the woods on either side of Sanford’s scenic Springvale community in southern Maine. Founded by a mill owner in the 17th...
ME 5.9 mi Gravel
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...
ME 1.25 mi Ballast, Dirt

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Eastern Promenade Trail

Eastern Promenade Trail

November, 2023 by thejake91739

At only 2.1 miles, Eastern Promenade Trail packs a great deal of interest into its short length.

Starting near the Highway 295 bridge you'll be blessed with sensational views of the bay. Next, as you make your way past Fish Point, you'll be rewarded with the sight of massive cruise ships, vintage narrow gauge trains, and historic buildings.

What brought the greatest pleasure to me on this October Sunday morning bike ride were the throngs of people walking their dogs! It was like being at the National Dog Show! I had to stop at East End Beach which is essentially a dog park to watch the dogs happily play and cavort. This trail was most heavily populated with the dog walkers, joggers, and other pedestrians. We bicyclists were few and far between.

Be sure to combine this with the Back Cove Trail loop for nearly 8 miles of riding and get more bang for your buck!

(But do not bother combining it with another connecting trail - the Bayside Trail, which doesn't go along a bay and is about as appealing as riding down an alley)

Back Cove Trail

Back Cove Trail

November, 2023 by thejake91739

Back Cove Trail is short, but sweet. The hard packed dirt is perfect for a jog, walk, or quick bike ride.

I started at 8:00 on an exceptionally still, brisk, mid October Sunday morning. The water was like glass and provided a perfect reflection of the downtown Portland skyline.

Other photo ops of the cove, wildlife, and beautiful classic homes were revealed to me as I made my way around the loop.

At only 3.6 miles, be sure to combine this with the also interesting Eastern Promenade Bike Trail for a total of nearly 8 miles between the two.

(Don't bother including the Bayside Trail which also connects to Back Cove and Promenade. It doesn't go by a bay and is about as appealing as riding down an alley)

Eastern Trail

Eastern Trail - Biddeford to Kennebunk

November, 2023 by thejake91739

Imagine having a country estate in the woods of Maine and being afforded the opportunity for long, leisurely strolls down your own private lane. That's the feel of the Eastern Trail experience from Biddeford to Kennebunk.

I did it on a bike rather than on foot, but most of the friendly locals I encountered were walking or jogging to take advantage of the ideal weather and perfectly flat, smooth trail for a mid October afternoon outing.

Because of the natural trail surface and the spectacular fall color, I chose to take it nice and slow in order to savor my time there. I can't imagine doing this trail any other way since I found myself carefully peering into the woods on both sides taking in the sights.

My memories of this trail are of simplicity and peacefulness: a beaver pond here, a small creek winding through the woods there, the crossing of the Kennebunk River, a single track muddy path up to Alewive Road in Kennebunk after crossing over busy Highway 95, conversing with friendly local bicyclists, and of course the wooden rail fences lining much of the leaf carpeted trail through the gloriously colored woodlands.


Four Seasons Adventure Trail

Beautiful Ride

October, 2023 by debbiepch

Lots of bright yellow and gold foliage today on a wide flat trail. Some areas had washouts that were clearly marked. Overall it was a fantastic ride.

Ellsworth Trail

Perfect walking trail, short, but very pleasant

September, 2023 by kerwooddr

Plenty of places to park at either end of this out and back trail. No ATVs allowed, obviously. Just a bit short of three miles, roundtrip. Very easy walk, only downside is that it's very much on the short side, less that 1.5 miles each way, out and back. No facilities along the trail, though there are plenty of opportunities to walk a few dozen yards to visit local businesses and eateries. Dog friendly, on leash please, and a dog waste disposal can is about halfway along the trail. Would that all walking trails made that accommodation!

Four Seasons Adventure Trail

Scenic ride

September, 2023 by joann.nelson76

Scenic ride

University of Maine Bicycle Path

Simple, uncomplicated

September, 2023 by kerwooddr

Straight through out-and-back bike path to and from the Orono campus and Old Town ME. One emergency call box was out of order the day we walked the bike path. Only a few bikers, others were walking/jogging or running. About 1/3 in shade. Walk right, ride left!

Mountain Division Trail

Somewhat Disappointing

September, 2023 by tommikeleonard

This is a pretty and easy trail, but it is in real need of mainternance. The trail is in good shape from the South Windham start through the Gambo Road playing fields/parking. Once you cross over the river, the trail gets progressively worse. The biggest downfall is the amount of potholes' but there are also quite a few areas that are collapsing/leaning.

I am handicapped and ride a recumbent trike, so my perspective is a bit different than that of a mountain biker; but it would be nice if the DOT, or Gorham & Windham, put some money into maintaining the trail.

Kennebec River Rail Trail

Was a wonderful morning for a bike ride,

September, 2023 by justadditup

Was a wonderful morning for a bike ride,

Whistle Stop Rail-Trail


August, 2023 by backyard37_tl

We started in Livermore Falls and loved it! However, about 6 miles north, the trail is washed out and collapsed into a ravine. We tried to go around out on Main Street and up Macomber, but Macomber St was also washed out about 1/2 way up the hill and the road was closed. Will have to go South from Farmington next time!

Lagrange to Medford Trail

Rode my minibike the full length and back. Pretty area. I had a great time.

August, 2023 by joeemcneil82

Rode my minibike the full length and back. Pretty area. I had a great time.

Southern Bangor and Aroostook Trail

ATV road that allows bicycles

August, 2023 by cspeary

One thing to always keep in mind about most trails in ME and NB-they are maintained by ATV/Dirt bike/snowmobile clubs for those machines, and they also allow bicycles. If you are expecting something like the GAP, ECT, or OECT, you will be disappointed. It was more like the C and O Canal Trail, but rougher. Expect large, loose rock, deep pot holes, and ATV traffic. We rode it as part of Day 1 of a 4 day, 220 mile loop through ME and NB. I rode it with a touring bike, 40 mm gravel tires, tubed, and a moderate load. If I ever ride it again, it will be with a gravel bike with 50 mm tires (min. width), tubeless, at low pressure. I made it, but the ride can be jolting in places. We rode on a mid-summer weekday, but I imagine the motorized traffic is much heavier on a nice weekend day. The access behind the Hannaford grocery is not a rail trail. It is a rough ATV trail with all of the above issues plus alot of up and down with tight curves. I recommend starting where the trail crosses B Rd. or, as we did, where it crosses Gogan Rd. The back roads here have almost no traffic, but there is no parking at either road crossing (we rode from a friend's house in Hodgdon). There is not much for food along the trail. The Blue Moose is closed some weekdays, so we went to the Cooperage which is a converted gas station that required a good climb off the trail on a road. Food was good. The scenery on the trail is not great, basically a green tunnel except around the bogs and some fields. The trail ends a few miles southeast of Presque Isle, so we took an ATV trail and roads into town. The ATV trail is OK, just on a side slope paralleling a field. The roads had little traffic, but were steep, at least for us flatlanders. I recommend this trail IF you have the proper bike, outfitted for rough rock, and some experience riding in these conditions.

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