Since the trail opening celebration in Fall 2012, we have been awaiting the completion of rail construction on the Mountain Division Corridor from South Windham to Westbrook in order to open this segment for pedestrian use on the inactive railbed. In the interim, the trail has included a 5-mile paddle down the Presumpscot River while rail construction has been underway. Construction is NOW COMPLETE and owner, Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) has authorized use of this corridor for pedestrian use, while the railbed remains inactive.
In Spring 2015, the Presumpscot Regional Land Trust, along with members of the Sebago to the Sea Trail Coalition, will be installing signs, making improvements to the bridge over Mallison Falls and updating maps. Once the work is complete, we will publicly announce its official opening. So please check back here for updates.
Please note: due to the ground cover on the inactive railbed (rock ballast), MDOT has asked that we designate this segment for pedestrians (as it is not suitable for biking).
The long-term goal of the Mountain Division Alliance is to construct a paved trail alongside the railbed in this corridor making it one day suitable for multiple uses. Fundraising for this effort is still underway.
The Sebago to the Sea Trail is now established as a contiguous trail from Sebago Lake to the Casco Bay connecting Standish, Windham, Gorham, Westbrook, Portland and Falmouth! Please note that while the Presumpscot Regional Land Trust, and members of the Sebago to the Sea Trail Coalition complete trail and sign work on the Mountain Division Corridor from South Windham to Westbrook (work scheduled for Spring 2015), it is advisable to use the existing maps for Sections 4 and 4A and follow the paddling route for that section—clearly marked at landings along the section as detailed in the maps.