Congratulations to the Eastern Trail, RTC's 2022 Rail-Trail Hall of Fame inductee!

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Maine's Eastern Trail | Photo courtesy Eastern Trail Alliance

In 2007, RTC began recognizing exemplary rail-trails around the country through its Rail-Trail Hall of Fame. We select inductees on merits such as scenic value, high use, trail and trailside amenities, historical significance, excellence in management and maintenance of facility, community connections and geographic distribution.

Hall of fame rail-trails receive a variety of honors, including special signage to place along their trails, a Trail of the Month feature and a highlight in Rails to Trails magazine. View Hall of Fame gallery.

2022 Rail-Trail Hall of Fame Inductee

Maine's Eastern Trail

Congratulations to the Eastern Trail, RTC's 2022 Rail-Trail Hall of Fame inductee, selected by national vote this summer. 

While the 24-mile pathway ends at Kennebunk and is the most-used portion of the Eastern Trail—attracting nearly 250,000 bike and pedestrian users in 2021—a signed bike route continues south to Kittery, near the New Hampshire border. Combined, the off- and on-road portions of the corridor span 65 miles.

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