trail-trimming2A big thanks to the merry band of volunteers (Bill, Mike, Curt, Jim, Brad & Chris) who gathered to trim weeds along the trail today at the southern end of Hallowell. They cleaned up over half a mile of trail. Looks good.




The 2014 Rail Trail Half Marathon, 5K & Half Marathon Relay race was a great success…and what fabulous weather.  You can see the race results here:

Race Results

Trail Clean up

Thanks to the volunteers who have been out weed whacking and mowing along the trail.  It looks good.  Remember if you see people trimming weeds and they happened to be wearing ‘official’ looking safety vests, well, don’t be fooled.  These are volunteers.  If you would like to help out then sign up here to be on our volunteer mailing list.  thanks.  Looks like another fine day on the trail.

Do you like to get outdoors to walk, bicycle, run or in-line skate?

Then join us on the trail!

The 6.5 mile Kennebec River Rail Trail welcomes locals and visitors alike for walking, running, cycling, skateboarding, rollerblading, and dog walking. The trail parallels the existing rail bed along the Kennebec River, and stretches from Augusta Maine’s Waterfront Park, through the towns of Hallowell and Farmingdale, to its conclusion in the city of Gardiner, Maine.

The Friends of the Kennebec River Rail Trail was formed as a non-profit in 1996 to assist in the construction, maintenance and promotion of the 6.5 mile long rail trail from Augusta to Gardiner Maine. As a non-profit, the Friends of the Kennebec River Rail Trail relies on its members for financial support and volunteering to assist in the maintenance of the trail as well as financial contributions from business and foundations.

We welcome your support, both financial gifts and donations of time for doing volunteer work on the trail. For more information, please contact us at:

eastCoastGreenWay_logoFriends of the Kennebec River Rail Trail
PO Box 2195
Augusta, ME 04338
Memeber of the East Coast Greenway
From Augusta to Gardiner Maine