Great annual meeting this year
At the annual Friends of the Kennebec River Rail Trail meeting on October 21, several new board members were brought in. We discussed the many big plans afoot for the trail, including finishing the two ends of the trail in Augusta and Gardiner, plans for a new park on the trail, and in a while, we might be designated a trail of statewide significance along with entire Kennebec river valley. Exciting stuff.
Normal maintenance is ongoing, fixing fences, clearing brush, generally keeping the trail in lovely shape. This is done mostly by volunteers. If you would like to lend a hand drop us a note and we will let you know what is happening…or check back here for latest news.
Do you like to get outdoors to walk, bicycle, run or in-line skate?
Are you looking for a way to get or stay fit, meet your neighbors on a walk, reduce use of motorized vehicles, and support local businesses?
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