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Storm Damage

On Wednesday, September 30, according to the National Weather Service in Gray, the area between Augusta to Gardiner received between 5.5 and 6.5 inches of rainfall.  This was a near record level amount of water from one storm.  The Trail suffered a few washouts.  There are two major areas of damage to be aware of between trail mile markers 4.75 and 5.25.  The trail Board of Supervisors working with the municipalities and MDOT are inspecting the damage and accessing the repair process needed.  Please proceed with caution.  Thanks



The Race was a grand success, in spite of the rain! This year the 2015 Annual Rail Trail Half Marathon, Half-Marathon Relay and 5K was on Sunday June 28th, 2015.

More info about the race:

CtCPopServedThe Kennebec River Rail Trail Annual meeting in 2014 was a great gathering with a fascinating presentation by Victor Langelo on the new Merrymeeting Trail. This is an in-the-works project , long term works, to build trails for hiking, walking and biking from Topsham all the way up through Bowdoinham and Richmond and finally to connect with our very own River trail in Gardiner. This will be a 25 mile trail system through 4 towns and many beautiful stretches along the Kennebec River. This entire river corridor, now being called the Capital to Coast Trail, was just recently officially designated a Trail of Statewide Significance.

There is much to be done to make this all a glorious reality. If you love biking and hiking and if you are interested you can see more at the website: http://merrymeetingtrail.org/

Do you like to get outdoors to walk, bicycle, run or in-line skate?

Then join us on the trail!

The 6.5 mile Kennebec River Rail Trail welcomes locals and visitors alike for walking, running, cycling, skateboarding, rollerblading, and dog walking. The trail parallels the existing rail bed along the Kennebec River, and stretches from Augusta Maine’s Waterfront Park, through the towns of Hallowell and Farmingdale, to its conclusion in the city of Gardiner, Maine.

The Friends of the Kennebec River Rail Trail was formed as a non-profit in 1996 to assist in the construction, maintenance and promotion of the 6.5 mile long rail trail from Augusta to Gardiner Maine. As a non-profit, the Friends of the Kennebec River Rail Trail relies on its members for financial support and volunteering to assist in the maintenance of the trail as well as financial contributions from business and foundations.

We welcome your support, both financial gifts and donations of time for doing volunteer work on the trail. For more information, please contact us at:

eastCoastGreenWay_logoFriends of the Kennebec River Rail Trail
PO Box 2195
Augusta, ME 04338
Memeber of the East Coast Greenway
From Augusta to Gardiner Maine