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Multi-Use Recreation Trails For Spring Days in Maine

If you are longing to get out in the fresh Maine air after this quite challenging winter, the Office of Maine Tourism has tipped us on some great multi-use recreation trails that are popular on spring days.

The 6.5 mile-paved Kennebec River Rail Trail is ideal for walkers, runners, bicyclists, roller bladers and leashed dogs. Following the river from Augusta to Gardiner, the Kennebec Rail Trail is mostly flat in appearance, but certainly three-dimensional to visitors as a wonderful outdoor recreational opportunity!

The one-and-a-half mile Auburn/Lewiston Riverwalk connects Auburn’s West Pitch Park, beside the Androscoggin River’s Great Falls, with Lewiston’s Simard-Payne Memorial Park.

The Presque Isle Bike Path in Arrostook County is a 4.5 mile former rail bed that goes through the city with views of the Presque Isle Stream.

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