Looking Back on 30 Years

Portland Trails celebrated its 30th anniversary this year! That’s three decades of transforming Greater Portland through trails, people-powered transportation, conservation, and placemaking. We’ve loved taking the time to reflect on all we’ve accomplished together over the years. That’s why we are highlighting five newsletter articles from our archives that tell the stories of the people…

From the Archives: Winter 1999

Connections! by Rob Rosenthal It doesn’t look like much now, but the long-awaited connector under Tukey’s Bridge between the back Cove Trail and the Eastern Prom Trail will most likely be completed by late spring 2000 – maybe earlier! In the next few months, plans for what may be the most important link in Portland’s…

From the Archives: Winter 2015

People Power Keeps Bayside and East Bayside Abuilding by Rucha Modak   Volunteers from East Bayside businesses help build a trail connection on Anderson Street this November. As the year comes to a close, Portland Trails is leaping forward with new projects for 2016. The GORP party last summer celebrated all things PT, including an…

From the Archives: Fall 2013

Forging into Westbrook! by Aurelia C. Scott Follow the thwack of hammers and good-natured shouts that rise from a thicket of hemlock and pine off Route 22 and you’ll find PT’s trail staff and crew hefting lumber and measuring distances. They’re on their way into Westbrook along the expanding Stroudwater Trail. They’re moving so fast…