SAVE THE DATE: Public forum on June 22

It’s finally here: Your opportunity to tell the State of Maine how much you want the Merrymeeting Trail!

MaineDOT’s public forum on the Merrymeeting Trail has been scheduled. Of all the steps in this long process, this is the most important one so far in terms of demonstrating the deep community support that exists for this project.


  • Thursday, June 22, 2023
  • 6pm
  • Via Zoom (link coming soon)

This is a critical step in the process to make the Merrymeeting Trail a reality! We need as many folks from our community as possible to tune in and share with MaineDOT and the Rail Corridor Use Advisory Council why you support the creation of the Merrymeeting Trail along the Lower Road rail corridor.

Here are some questions you could answer in your comments:

How would you and your family utilize the Merrymeeting Trail?

What benefits do you believe the Merrymeeting Trail would bring to your community?

Now that we know rail service is not viable on this line for the foreseeable future, why is it important to you to see this public asset used as a trail that will benefit our region?

MaineDOT’s website for the Lower Road Rail Corridor Use Advisory Council includes lots of useful data and resources that can help inform your comments, too.

We know that MaineDOT heavily values local support when deciding whether to pursue projects like this, so demonstrating the deep community support for the Merrymeeting Trail at this forum is essential. If you cannot attend on June 22, be sure to submit your comments via this online form.

Please don’t miss this opportunity to be heard!