Kennebec River Rail Trail
Kennebec River Rail Trail
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Trail is paved from Gardiner to Augusta, Maine.
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1-2 hours
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MegClouse
Boothbay, ME10 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
A fun easy ride - we loved getting out and trying something new. My tips are all based on starting in Gardiner.

We parked at the Gardiner waterfront park and rode a short distance until we found the trailhead sign. For ease you could park in the Hannafords lot smack dab in front of the path.

We rode the approx 4+ miles to Hallowell. It was mid September and the trail was half sun half shade. I highly suggest riding through Hallowell until you get to their pretty waterfront park, full of colorful Adirondack chairs lined up for river sitting.

There are several restaurant choices, most with nice outdoor seating. We ate lunch and rode back to our car. A couple hours of our day that was really nice! On the way home we stopped at The Ice Cream Shop in Randolph and sat at a picnic table on the river.

The paved ride is easy enough for any outfit and flip flops if you want. I was hoping for river swimming access but didn’t see any accessible areas on our route for a swim.
Written 19 September 2022
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Anne H
Scottsdale, AZ47 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
This is a beautiful bike path that is about 13 miles round trip and runs from Augusta to Gardiner. From the Augusta side, you come upon a cute little town called Hallowell which has lots of nice little shops and restaurants. I got to se the sturgeons jumping and sat in the cute little multi colored Adirondack chairs in the river in Hallowell.
Written 14 September 2022
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Dan D
Mechanicsburg, PA2 contributions
May 2021
Part of the East Coast Greenway, a 6.5-mile-long paved trail links the state capital of Augusta with the river towns of Hallowell, Farmingdale, and Gardiner.
Written 31 May 2021
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Jeepen31
Hillsborough, NH35 contributions
Sep 2019
Enjoyed this ride. The rail trail has a few hills, nothing serious though. This is a multi use trail and there were several people out the day I road. Runs along the river, nice views. Many choices for food or drink along the way.
Written 5 March 2020
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Marcia A
South China, ME446 contributions
Oct 2019
The trail goes from Augusta to Gardiner follows the Kennebec River. Beautiful views and great for walking & biking. They have benches along the way to take a break.
Written 7 November 2019
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Judith B
Crystal River, FL46 contributions
Jun 2019
Nice peaceful paved trail to walk or ride you ur bike..we enjoyed the day and stopped n Hallowell for lunch
Written 8 October 2019
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ChuckCIII
Fort Myers, FL77 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
We had a beautiful Fall bike ride on this trail overlooking the Kennebec River. Very nice trail and very scenic.
Written 27 September 2019
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pbrod9
White Plains, NY27 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
My wife and I road this rail trail on a Monday and it was not crowded at all. For a small section you do ride on the Main Street in town but there is a bike lane in the street and the drivers give way to bike riders. The trail is well maintained and was a pleasure to ride. The ride is 13 miles round trip with 200 feet of elevation. There are a few small hills. If we are in the area we would ride this trail again.
Written 22 September 2019
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robyns411
Gardiner, ME22 contributions
Oct 2018
This trail is a very well marked trail with mile markers along the route. Great for families & pets!
Written 18 September 2019
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Donna D
Gardiner, ME47 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
This trail starts in Gardiner and goes to Augusta along side of the Kennebec River. Beautiful views and great for walking, biking, running.
Written 8 July 2019
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