Blueberries and moose, lobsters and local brews: The Greenway helps you sample Maine's best — including the Eastern Trail featuring Scarborough Marsh.
The East Coast Greenway begins its journey in Calais, Maine, at the Canadian border. The route through Maine continues south and west through coastal communities, historic mill towns and Downeast blueberry barrens. The 87-mile Down East Sunrise Trail is the longest continuous stretch of the Greenway to date. At Brunswick, northbound travelers can select our complementary 150-mile coastal route, which heads through Camden and Rockland, or the spine route, which continues through Augusta and Bangor, both converging near Ellsworth.
Three route notices:
For Maine’s policies for visitors traveling from out-of-state during the COVID-19 pandemic, please click here for a list of "Keep Maine Healthy FAQs."
The Down East Sunrise Trail is unpaved and is only suitable for bicycle riding with wide tires. An on-road alternative route is available for that portion of the route.
In Portland, a water taxi service (Portland Sea Taxi, $30 for up to 6 people and their bikes, 207-879-2562) is available between the taxi dock at 72 Commercial Street (between the Maine State Pier and Flatbread Company) and Bug Light Park in South Portland. Water taxi operates from 7 am-8 pm; reservations recommended.
Note: Please check with each provider for the latest service information/disruptions due to COVID-19:
Between Boston & Portland:
Between Portland & Bangor: https://concordcoachlines.com/ (bicycles are typically stored below the coach if there is room)
Between Bangor & Calais: http://www.westbusservice.com/ (if space is available, there is a small fee for bikes)
Traveling by train?
Quick tips when using Amtrak with your bike: Do your research in advance; each train line features different bike rack equipment and loading procedures. Check Amtrak for the latest and when in doubt: call the station if you have questions. Click for more: https://www.amtrak.com/bike
Mileage counts reflect the portion of each trail that is part of East Coast Greenway.
Calais Waterfront Walkway, Calais; 1 mi
Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge Trail, Baring; 8.5 mi
Downeast Sunrise Trail, Washington and Hancock Counties; 85 mi
Kennebec River Rail Trail, Augusta-Hallowell-Farmingdale-Gardiner; 6.5 mi
Rotary Centennial Trail, Benton; 1.9 mi
Brewer Riverwalk, Brewer; 0.4 mi
Lewiston Riverside Trail, Lewiston ME; 1.25 mi
Lisbon Trail, Lisbon; 3.3 mi
Topsham Trail, Topsham; 0.5 mi
Androscoggin River Bicycle Path, Brunswick; 2.6 mi
Beth Condon Memorial Pathway, Yarmouth; 1.9 mi
Martin’s Point Bridge, Yarmouth-Portland ME; 0.4 mi
Eastern Promenade/Connector/Back Cove Trail, Portland; 2.3 mi
Eastern Trail/South Portland Greenbelt, South Portland; 6 mi
Eastern Trail, Scarborough-Old Orchard Beach-Saco; 8.2 mi
Eastern Trail, Biddeford-Arundel-Kennebunk; 6.2 mi
Belfast Harborwalk & Passagassawakeag River Footbridge, Belfast; 1.1 miles
Two-day cycling tour recommended by Molly Henry
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Sample the best of southern New England. From Boston, travel west and south to Providence, R.I., down the Narragansett Bay and east to Cape Cod, then ferry back to Boston.
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