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Welcome to Scarborough Trails

When you tour this great town of Scarborough by foot or bicycle, we hope you enjoy the scenery, the rocky coast, the beaches, the park system and most of all the wonderful trail system that we are creating for your enjoyment.  

Here you may view maps of our local trails in Scarborough, Maine. You can also print the maps to take with you on a trail walk. These maps are for your enjoyment and are not to scale. 

Also provided is the Parks Use Ordinance outlining the rules for using the parks and recreational facilities in Town. 

The future goal is to establish a trail network that someone from every age group will enjoy. We must look at the bigger picture as we continue to grow and establish other forms of transportation within our town. Our goal is to develop a trail network that ties most all recreational opportunities together, from the beaches to the parks to the open greenways.

We hope you find the information here of value. We also wish to know if you have suggestions for making this website more useful. 


Feature Article: Eastern Trail Alliance’s Fundraising Goal is in Sight



Help Us Close the Gap!

The Eastern Trail is a vital multi-use trail of state-wide significance in Maine. The trail extends 65 miles from South Portland to Kittery, and travels by scenic woods, tidal marshes, and classic Maine villages. Since its creation sixteen years ago, the trail has provided millions of people with a recreational and transportation resource that connects them to the beautiful Maine landscape.

But a key piece of trail is missing in Scarborough. A 1.6-mile “gap” interrupts off-road travel between South Portland and Saco. The construction of this critical trail segment, which includes two bridges, will close this gap and provide 16 continuous off-road miles reaching from South Portland’s Bug Light to Downtown Saco. The cost to close this gap is $3.8 million dollars.

A formal fundraising campaign, “Close the Gap” has already raised $3.1 million toward the goal of $3.8 million. The Maine DOT views completing this segment as the “highest priority” trail project in the state, and has committed $1.55 million towards its completion. In addition, the Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System (PACTS) has generously committed over $1.1 million towards the project. The balance of the funding for the project is being provided by generous individuals, as well as municipalities, corporate and non-profit partners, and in-kind services in the way of construction materials and labor.

We are facing a deadline: if we—with all the friends of the Eastern Trail— do not raise the remaining $700,000 by the end of the year, the state’s funds may well be diverted to other projects around the state. 

Visit the Eastern Trail GoFundMe page at https://www.gofundme.com/etclosethegap and help out -- even small donations add up quick.


Scarborough Municipal Building
Upper Level, Room 325

259 U.S. Route 1 / P.O. Box 360
Scarborough, ME 04070-0360
Hours:  M-F, 8 AM - 4 PM
Passport Hrs: T-Th, 9 AM - 3 PM
Phone: (207) 730-4150
Fax: (207) 730-4165
Email: comserv



Future Trails App!

Scarborough Community Services is working towards having a trails app developed specifically for the Town of Scarborough.

This project is currently in the research phase and may require grant funding or fundraising effort to come to fruition.

You may check on our project progress online: