Maine Island Trail celebrates 25 years

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Maine Island Trail celebrates 25 years

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:38 am

Carey Kish: Maine Island Trail celebrates 25 years

Maine can certainly claim its share of firsts over the course of its 193-year history, like the first ear muffs, steam-driven automobile and doughnut, even the first place in the country to see the sun rise, among so many others, which leaves little doubt as to why our state motto is Dirigo, Latin for "I lead" or "I direct."

For us outdoorsy types, a very notable first is the Maine Island Trail, the first recreational water trail in the United States. The 375-mile trail is composed of a string of islands and mainland sites extending from the Piscataqua River in Kittery to Cobscook Bay on the Canadian border. Established in 1988, the trail is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

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