Subcategories:

Eastern Trail Alliance

P.O. Box 250, Saco 207-284-9260 
The Eastern Trail Alliance is an organization that works for the expansion, upkeep and promotion of the Eastern Trail. The Eastern Trail is the southern Maine section of the East Coast Greenway, a large network of trails that will connect Calais, Maine with Key West, Florida.  Currently in Maine, it is a transportation/recreation greenway connecting Kittery and southernmost Maine to Casco Bay in South Portland.  The Eastern Trail has a growing span of off-road sections, as well as a scenic on-road trail that mostly follows quiet country roads.  Bike riders and hikers enjoy the beautiful journey from South Portland's Bug Light Park on Casco Bay (near Portland) to Kittery's Piscataqua River.  The Eastern Coast Greenway was started in the mid 1980's using the Eastern railroad corridor.     a 65 mile section of the East Coast Greenway. For a brochure from the Eastern Trail Alliance click here. Downloadable guide to the Eastern Trail Alliance Trail click here.
<< Less
The Eastern Trail Alliance is an organization that works for the expansion, upkeep and promotion of the Eastern Trail. The Eastern … More >>
Eastern Trail Alliance, P.O. Box 250, Saco , ME

Ferry Beach State Park

95 Bayview Road, Saco 
Enjoy 1.7 miles of trail for hiking, biking and guided nature programs. You will see tupelo (black gum) trees, which are rare at this latitude, while hiking in this 100-acre area. There is a sandy beach, picnic area and changing rooms are also available for your convenience.
<< Less
Enjoy 1.7 miles of trail for hiking, biking and guided nature programs. You will see tupelo (black gum) trees, which are … More >>
Ferry Beach State Park, 95 Bayview Road, Saco, ME

SACO BAY TRAILS (SBT)

 
We are a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization. Our goal is to acquire permanent public access to recreational hiking trails in the Saco Bay area. We work with private landowners, community and commercial organizations and government agencies. We are governed by a 12-member board of trustees and rely on volunteers for trail maintenance and administrative duties.sa
<< Less
We are a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization. Our goal is to acquire permanent public access to recreational hiking trails in the … More >>
SACO BAY TRAILS (SBT), , ,

SBT – Ferry Landing Trail

Off Route 9, Saco 
This 0.8 mile trail starts on Ferry Road and features three unique tupelo trees that are usually found in southern climates. There are benches available to rest on as you view the trees and take in your serene surroundings.
<< Less
This 0.8 mile trail starts on Ferry Road and features three unique tupelo trees that are usually found in southern … More >>
SBT – Ferry Landing Trail, Off Route 9, Saco, ME

SBT – Middle Goosefare Trails

 
The Middle Goosefare Trails are a pleasant place to rest after driving along Route 1. A short 0.5 mile walk through the woods will take you away from the hustle and bustle of traffic and allow you to relax in nature. The rippling of the Philips Spring Brook and lunch in the Pine Grove will certainly refresh any weary traveler.
<< Less
The Middle Goosefare Trails are a pleasant place to rest after driving along Route 1. A short 0.5 mile walk … More >>
SBT – Middle Goosefare Trails, , ,

SBT – Saco Beach Loop

95 Bayview Road, Saco 
The four mile Saco Beach Loop can be followed by linking several existing trails: Ferry Beach State Park, Plymouth-Vines Trails, Atlantic Way, and the beach on Saco Bay. A  six mile (10K) loop trail can be created by including the Ted Wells Memorial Trail. Public streets are used to connect these trails and are included in the overall lengths.
<< Less
The four mile Saco Beach Loop can be followed by linking several existing trails: Ferry Beach State Park, Plymouth-Vines Trails, … More >>
SBT – Saco Beach Loop, 95 Bayview Road, Saco, ME

SBT – TED WELLS MEMORIAL TRAIL

Royal Street, Ocean Park 
This trail was formally known as the White Dot Trail because of the trail markings used by Ted Wells when he was blazing it.  After his passing, Saco Bay Trails rebuilt the trail and named it after him. It is approximately a 0.5 mile long walking trail and is open from dawn to dusk. Stop by the sign-in box to obtain a trail guide with information about the ecosystem of this area and have fun locating the native plants.
<< Less
This trail was formally known as the White Dot Trail because of the trail markings used by Ted Wells when … More >>
SBT – TED WELLS MEMORIAL TRAIL, Royal Street, Ocean Park, ME

SBT – The Atlantic Way, Plymouth and Vines Trails

Seaside Ave,  
These trails lead walkers into the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge. The trails are surrounded by marshland so don't be surprised if you come across deer or wild turkeys.  The Atlantic Way trail is 0.9 mile with an estimated roundtrip walking time of 40 minutes.  The Plymouth Trail is 0.45 mile with an estimated walking time of 15 minutes. The Vines trail is 0.38 mile with an estimated walking time of 10 minutes. The Plymouth and Vines Trails connect with the Atlantic Way for a more extensive hiking experience.  
<< Less
These trails lead walkers into the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge. The trails are surrounded by marshland so don't be surprised if … More >>
SBT – The Atlantic Way, Plymouth and Vines Trails, Seaside Ave, ,

SBT – The Log Cabin Trail

 
This 1.1 mile, 45 minute loop, meanders through a working wood lot that is also maintained to preserve the wildlife. The Log Cabin Trail is home to many different animals and native plants that can be seen in the ponds and in the forest. Parking is also available at the entrance to the trail.
<< Less
This 1.1 mile, 45 minute loop, meanders through a working wood lot that is also maintained to preserve the wildlife. The Log Cabin Trail … More >>
SBT – The Log Cabin Trail, , ,

SBT – The Sylvan Trail

Flag Pond rd, Saco 
The Sylvan Trail is 1.7 miles long, and even though it is close to the highway and civilization, it is not devoid of wildlife which include a family of porcupines, deer and birds. Hunting is allowed on these trails so visitors are advised to wear blaze orange during hunting season.
<< Less
The Sylvan Trail is 1.7 miles long, and even though it is close to the highway and civilization, it is … More >>
SBT – The Sylvan Trail, Flag Pond rd, Saco, ME

SBT -Horton Woods

 
Horton Woods is a 100 acre wildlife preserve with 2.25 miles of walking trails that are maintained by the city of Saco. There are many diverse forms of plants in this flourishing ecosystem. Dogs are welcome, however must be leashed and cleaned up after. There are many porcupines in this area as well as an abundance of other local plants and animals.
<< Less
Horton Woods is a 100 acre wildlife preserve with 2.25 miles of walking trails that are maintained by the city … More >>
SBT -Horton Woods, , ,

SBT -The Red and Blue Dot Trails

Free Street, Ocean Park 
These trails loop through the Ocean Park Association's Guild Park, an area of tall, majestic, rare old-growth hemlocks and white pines known locally as the Cathedral Pines. The Red Dot Trail is the main loop trail and goes for about a mile. The Blue Dot Trail is off of the Red Dot Trail and allows you to cross Hemlock Brook.
<< Less
These trails loop through the Ocean Park Association's Guild Park, an area of tall, majestic, rare old-growth hemlocks and white … More >>
SBT -The Red and Blue Dot Trails, Free Street, Ocean Park, ME

SBT -The Saco Heath Preserve

Route 112 Buxton Road, Saco 
The Saco Heath Preserve is 1,223-acres of peat woodlands. Visit one of Maine’s unique natural ecosystems by walking along a self-guided trail. The one-mile walk will take you along a woodland trail to the heath, where a boardwalk will lead you through a variety of peatland habitats.The trail begins as a woodland path with occasional boardwalks over wet areas. Visitors must stay on the marked trails.    
<< Less
The Saco Heath Preserve is 1,223-acres of peat woodlands. Visit one of Maine’s unique natural ecosystems by walking along a … More >>
SBT -The Saco Heath Preserve, Route 112 Buxton Road, Saco, ME

SLT – SEWELL WOODS

Ash Swamp Road, Scarborough 
There are several well-maintained walking trails that wind through this 35-acre softwood and hardwood forest made up of white pine, balsam fir, spruce, oak, maple, beech and birch trees. You’ll also see various kinds of vegetation and wildlife habitats along the way, as well as small waterfalls and a seasonal brook crossed by two steel bridges. These short (half-mile and 1-mile) gentle trails, along with a new half-mile path leading to Frith Farm across the road, are ideal for walking, hiking and bird watching as well as cross-country skiing and snowshoeing during the winter months. A large sign, a stone with a plaque and a kiosk mark the entrance to the trails. Download free, easy-to-read trail maps at www.scarboroughlandtrust.org.  Directions: From U.S. Route 1 (near Dunstan Corner), take Broadturn Road for 1 mile, then turn left onto Ash Swamp Road. Drive another 0.5 miles, go through the intersection of Hearn Road and go another 800 feet, where you will see a parking lot on the left near the Sewell Woods kiosk.
<< Less
There are several well-maintained walking trails that wind through this 35-acre softwood and hardwood forest made up of white pine, … More >>
SLT – SEWELL WOODS, Ash Swamp Road, Scarborough, ME