The goal of the Merrymeeting Trail project is to use the existing railroad corridor owned by the Maine Department of Transportation to create a 25-mile regional rail-with-trail from Topsham through Bowdoinham and Richmond to Gardiner.
This trail would be an amazing asset for these communities — creating a natural, multi-use connector that runs through villages, forests and fields, and along beautiful rivers. It would attract visitors to the region and encourage local economic activity.
The Merrymeeting Trail would connect to the Kennebec River Rail Trail and Androscoggin Bike-Ped to form the Capital to Coast Trail System stretching from downtown Augusta to the waterfront in Bath. This contribution to town connectivity is a major part of it’s classification as a “trail of statewide significance.”
For more information about the Merrymeeting Trail, please visit www.merrymeetingtrail.org.