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…

From the Archives: Fall 2004

The Presumpscot Preserve: Bigger and Better than Ever Maine Conservation Corps crew hard at work. A summer of hard work by a six-person Maine Conservation Corps team, PT Trails Construction Manager Jaime Parker, Stillman Restoration/Design Landscape Designer David Buchanan, and a host of volunteers has resulted in lots of infrastructure improvements to the magnificent Presumpscot…

From the Archives: Spring 1995

Fore River Bridge Photos by Jefferey Stevensen Project manager extraordinaire George Potter reports that on December 1, 1994, with the help of Reed and Reed Contractors, Portland Trails’ 90-foot pedestrian bridge was lowered into place over the Fore River at Stroudwater Crossing, effectively creating a new 85-acre city park. After more than four years of…

Race Day (Maine Magazine)

Why Mainers hit the roading running by Dr. Lisa Belisle, January 2017   Most road races start early in the morning, and the Trail to Ale 10K is no exception. The sky is gray and a light mist clings to the crowd gathering on Portland’s Eastern Promenade. Several runners sprint over from the porta- potties,…