The Eastern Trail is a scenic ~65 mile bike route (mostly not paved) that starts at the Piscataqua River in Kittery and ends in South Portland, Maine. The Portland section of this trail incorporates the South Portland Greenbelt Pathway. We’ve mapped out a 5.4 mile one-way route, starting at Bug Light Park. This nearly 9 acre park has expansive views of Portland Harbor and the city’s skyline. It is also home to the Portland Breakwater Lighthouse, built in 1875, it is one of Maine’s most elegant lighthouses. The route heads south along the South Portland Greenbelt. At just over two miles, cross both Waterman Dr. and ME 77, then continue on the path. This is where the Eastern Trail becomes part of East Coast Greenway. After about a half mile, take a left on Chestnut St, which will bring you onto a short on-road section of residential streets. A right on N. Kelsey St. and then a quick left brings you back onto the trail. Cross at Broadway & Evans St. After 1.5 miles, you’ll enter Wainwright Athletic Complex, where restrooms are available. Run through this section until Gary Maietta Way which will bring you to the 5.4 mile point.
- 5.4 miles one-way
- 82 ft.
- Bug Light Park
- Parking at Bug Light Park
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