Brace yourselves for winter…in a pair of snowshoes! by Alicia Asnault SNOWSHOE POPULARITY IS SNOWBALLING AS PEOPLE ARE INTRODUCED TO the many benefits of this winter activity. Snowshoeing is fun, easy, and a great way to get your body moving and your blood pumping in the winter. With a pair of snowshoes, you can…Details
From The Forecaster, January 2, 2018. Article here. PORTLAND — A sewer separation project off Brighton Avenue has closed an access point to the Fore River Sanctuary trail network. Access to the trails via Hillcrest Avenue will not be reopened until the end of February. Hillcrest Avenue extends from the intersection of Brighton Avenue and Capisic…Details
by Rachael Alfond This year, Portland Trails made big strides with community collaboration and placemaking, conservation, and active transportation projects, and made significant trail improvements and upgrades. Community Collaboration and Placemaking Portland Trails supported three mini-grants this year focused on expanding placemaking efforts and empowering neighborhoods to activate local spaces. In collaboration with the South…Details
Check out this great video from Maine Life Media about the collaboration beer partners, MaineToday and Foundation brewed for Portland Trails. We are so grateful to have creative (and delicious!) neighbors.
Check out photos of the Weekender Release Party from MaineToday here.
Foraging on the Portland Trails? Who knew! By Aurelia C. Scott, chart and images by Denise Brautigam “Hey!” I glared at the thorny, arching canes. “That hurt.” They took no notice. So I reached out, plucked a fruit, and popped it in my mouth. Not quite ripe, but identifiably raspberry. Foraged on a Portland Trail.…Details
One outdoor enthusiast’s adventure by paddleboard on the Sebago to the Sea Trail by Tom Tero The 28-mile Sebago to the Sea Trail begins at Sebago Lake and ends at Casco Bay, following the the Presumpscot River, and crossing a number of trails in the Portland Trails network. The idea for the trail was…Details
There’s nothing like Portland Pie and craft beer in the morning after a 10K run. This 18th annual fall fundraiser for Portland Trails gets more than 1,500 people out on the trails, with an after-party on the Eastern Promenade. #trailtoale2017
Because our Future Depends on It by Laura Newman, School Ground Greening Coalition Update: This summer, one of SGGC’s activities, “School Ground Community Design Workshop” was listed in the International School Grounds Alliance Activity Guide. You can check out the full guide here. “I love putting my feet in the soil…it makes me feel closer to…Details
Identifying invasive plants on the trails. by Emily Wiederkehr Rothschild and Phyllis Chinlund THERE’S BEEN A LOT of recent buzz around invasive plants. In December, the State of Maine approved regulations to ban the commercial sale of 33 species of common invasive plants. These regulations beg the questions: What is an invasive species, and why…Details
People powered commuting gets locals from here to there with lots of benefits along the way. by Tom Tero According to city-data.com, over 30,000 people commute into Portland every weekday, a number that has grown significantly in the last two decades. As the pie chart from the same site shows, the vast majority of commuters are…Details