The Kennebec River Rail Trail Annual meeting on Wednesday 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:
Friends of the Kennebec River Rail Trail
PO Box 2195
Augusta, ME 04338
Memeber of the East Coast Greenway
From Augusta to Gardiner Maine