Ellsworth Rail with Trail Connector

Organization: City of Ellsworth, ME

Year: 2009

Amount: 5000

Status: Project complete

Type: Bike path/trail

Address: Ellsworth, ME

A $5,000 grant will help the City of Ellsworth, Maine, connect two sections of rail trail on either side of town, creating an enjoyable route for bike commuters, recreational riders, and tourists. This path will also serve as a safe, appealing re-route for the East Coast Greenway, connect destinations within the downtown area (including a proposed multi-modal transportation and recreation center), and link to the 86-mile Downeast Sunrise Trail as well as miles of beautiful cycling roads in Acadia National Park. Bikes Belong's grant will add to city and state funds designated for path-construction costs.