Merrymeeting Trail MERRYMEETING
Topsham  ❖  Bowdoinham  ❖  Richmond  ❖  Gardiner
In this update newsletter:


Midcoast Council of Governments has selected VHB to conduct the corridor study for the proposed Merrymeeting Trail.  The overall goal for creating a Corridor Study is to develop a comprehensive plan for implementing the creation of a regional rail-trail that will serve as a recreational and transportation linkage. The Corridor Study will allow us to identify possible alternatives for phasing the trail’s construction and ultimately allow us to pursue funding for the construction of the Merrymeeting Trail. The Corridor Study will be complete by the end of September 2010. We are able to do the corridor study thanks to the following funding:


The Merrymeeting Trail now has its own website thanks to Victor Langelo, Topsham Resident. Please visit us at and sign-up for our E-newsletter.


The Town of Richmond has applied to Maine Department of Transportation’s Quality Community Program for construction funding. This funding will be used to construct a segment of the Merrymeeting Trail, which will serve to connect the village area. Good luck to Richmond!!!

Midcoast Council of Governments has submitted a pre-application for a TIGER II Planning Grant to do the preliminary design report.

Midcoast Council of Governments has applied for a Community Building Grant from Maine Community Foundation to support the creation of the organization structure(s) for the trail.

Project Participants & Supporters

The following groups are working to make the vision of the Merrymeeting Trail a reality: