Maine: Mid-Coast

St. George Loops

St. George is one of the quieter spots along the Maine mid-coast. There’s no signature coastal town, but the roads in this area are quiet, pastoral, and great for running. Pass by farms and fields, with occasional water views. We’ve put together a couple of easy-to-follow loop options for running in St. George, starting on Port Clyde Rd, near the town offices.

Short Loop: This 7.2 mile loop is on quiet roads with little traffic, and features nice farm views.  From Rt. 131 & Wallston Rd., head west on Turkey Cove Rd for 3.3 miles to Ridge Rd. Here, the short run turns LEFT on Ridge, while the long run heads straight on Glenmere Rd. Head east on Ridge for 1.5 miles, and then LEFT, turning north, on Port Clyde Rd. (Rt. 131), back to the start.  MAP

Long Loop: This loop of up to 11.4 Miles continues all the way to Marshall Point Lighthouse. Follow the short loop above to the 3.3 mile mark (Ridge Rd.), and continue on Glenmere Rd. into Port Clyde for another 2.4 miles, to Marshall Point Rd. Here, the views make it worth the 1.4 mile out and back to the lighthouse. Returning on Marshall Point Rd., head north on Drift Inn Rd., follow for a mile and then merge with Port Clyde Rd. (Rt. 131), back to the start. It’s 10 miles without the lighthouse section.

 

Essentials
  • Short Loop: 7.2 miles; Long Loop: 11.4 miles (10 miles without lighthouse section)
  • Short loop: 250 feet; Long Loop: 462 feet
  • Port Clyde Rd, near the St. George town offices.
  • Parking in St. George