Life-Changing Access to Canco Woods

In this audio story, you’ll hear the stories of Burl Hall and Martha Haskell. They’re both residents of the senior living facility Woods at Canco, and they both spend hours every week on the nearby trails in Canco Woods. For the past few years, Jaime Parker (Trails and Transportation Manager for Portland Trails) has met…

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Around the Map in 365 Days

On January 1, 2019, Ann Hitzrot traced the dotted line on her Portland Trails map from Willard Beach to Bug Light in red permanent marker. She had spent her sunny New Year’s Day walking along the South Portland shoreline, the first step of her 2019 resolution to walk every trail on the Portland Trails map.…

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Stewardship Across Southern Maine

On a recent winter afternoon in the Presumpscot River Preserve near the falls, Daniel Bishop (Portland Trails’ Trail Steward & Volunteer Coordinator) and Sami Wolf (Falmouth Land Trust’s Stewardship Coordinator) formally marked the boundary between the two land trusts by hammering stakes into the ground. The trail runs seamlessly through both properties, but this boundary…

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The Joy of Last Place

When Lydia Savage crossed the finish line at the Trail to Ale 10K this year, she was certain of one thing: she was last. Over 1,000 runners and walkers had finished before her, most of them already celebrating with pizza and beer by the time she made it to the after-party. But Lydia wasn’t disappointed…

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