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.
To reach the trail in Gardiner from I-295, take Exit 51 onto SR 9/SR 126/Cobbossee Ave./Lewiston Road. Go 1.8 miles east, and cross the bridge onto SR 9/SR 126/Water St. Go another 1.1 miles, and stay straight on Water St. Go 0.2 mile, and turn left onto Maine Ave. Go 0.2 mile, and turn left into the parking lot. The trailhead is at the north end of the lot.
Trail is open Dawn to Dusk everyday.
In Gardiner, park at the trailhead located on the north end of the Hannaford parking lot.
Additional Access Points:
Trail Junction: Greenville St., Hallowell
Kennebec Bike & Ski: 357 Maine Ave., Farmingdale
Trail Access: Pine Hill Drive, Farmingdale
Trail Access: Bowman Street, Farmingdale
Trail Access: Sheldon Street, Farmingdale