QUICK TRAIL FACTS
- Preserve Size: NA
- Trail Mileage: ~24 miles in network (as of spring 2017)
- Pets: yes
- Difficulty: easy
- Sights: Sebago Lake, ponds
This walking and biking trail theoretically goes from Sebago Lake to Portland, but a chunk of it is not yet complete. So you have to ride along a few roads or walk on abandoned railroad beds.
But there is a wonderful system already in place, particularly close to Sebago Lake. There you can ride along a mostly paved path from the lake to Windham. The trail passes through some bucolic farmland, and is flat, easy, and quite pretty. It is wheelchair accessible.
The trail connects to some trail systems closer to Portland, as well. Check out the Sea to Sebago maps. I suspect over time, the trail system will grow and improve.
Directions: So, you can catch the beginning of the paved trail at the Windham post office on Main Street. The trail doesn’t begin right from the parking lot; rather you head down the road about 40 feet, and you’ll see the paved trail heading west, toward Gorham and Sebago Lake. There is an unpaved section heading east, toward Portland, as well. This is gravel for 1.5 miles, and then becomes railroad track.
Or, you can pick up one end in Standish, at the Otter Ponds Adventure Camp ballfields and parking lot, off Route 35. Another possible starting point is Gambo Preserve in Gorham.