EAST COAST GREENWAY ALLIANCE
The East Coast Greenway is a proposed path from Calais, Maine, to Key West, Florida, which will link 25 major cities along the eastern seaboard. The Kennebec River Rail Trail is part of this greenway. Over 20% of the greenway has now been established. This is a grand vision that is being realized today by all sorts of groups and people.
From the Greenway.org site:
“The East Coast Greenway route in Maine passes through an amazing diversity of natural and cultural history along its 381-mile route. From coastal communities and historic mill cities to Down East blueberry barrens and the gateway to the Canadian Maritimes, Greenway travelers will experience some of the best Maine has to offer.
At the Canadian border, travelers begin the journey in Calais. The most northerly portions recently moved onto the 85-mile Down East Sunrise Trail. The route through Maine continues south and west, taking advantage of frequent completed trail segments. At Ellsworth, travelers can select an alternate coastal route or the spine route, which heads through Bangor. The two routes meet up again north of Portland. The route is on trails through Portland, and soon thereafter follows the Eastern Trail, a developing trail that will soon be traffic-free from South Portland to Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Detailed information on the Greenway in Maine can be accessed here courtesy of the Maine Department of Transportation, a longtime supporter of the East Coast Greenway.”