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Down East Sunrise Trail

A multi-use corridor connecting eastern Maine and the

Head of the East Coast Greenway
from Calais to Key West

East Coast Greenway

Events *** Request a permit for group events on the Sunrise Trail here ***

Down East Sunrise Trail Announcements

The only permitted use is walking.

The trail will reopen on May 15, 2015 unless we post an earlier opening.

Up to date announcements are posted to Facebook at Down-East-Sunrise-Trail

Weather and Trail Conditions Updates Here

Sunrise Trail Coalition Meeting

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Location: Helen's Restaurant, Machias or TBA


Minutes from prior meetings

Contact: Jim Fisher (jfisher@hcpcme.org) if you wish to participate by telephone.

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Downeast Salmon Federation 2015 Smelt Fry

Sunday, April 18th 1:00 - 6:00 PM

Wreaths Across America Hall

Columbia Falls

(Click on Poster to see a bigger copy)


Smelt Fry 2015

Sunrise Trail - First Annual
Cross County Ski Tour

Held on Saturday, February 14, 2015

Sunny and cold with plenty of snow.

Special thanks to Flexit Cafe and Bakery
for catering this event

Ski Tour

Downeast Sunrise Trail Relay held on July 25, 2014

First ever non-stop run from Ellsworth to Eastport. Press Account Here!

Relay Team Pace Cadets

Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce Publishes 2014 Regional Guide with a map of the Down East Sunrise Trail. Prepared by Studio 3: Branding and Graphic Design Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce Guide

Sunrise Trail Publishes Autumn Newsletter

- News from the President
- Recap of Trail History and Future Plans
- Kickoff for 2014 Membership Drive - Join for 2014

Old Bike
Help the Sunrise Trail look ahead with your observations.

Take our short User Survey here.
Bike Survey


Sarah at the Gateway
  • Photo Journal Article by Susan Shaw, Have you heard about the Sunrise Trail?

  • A Brief Diversion - Navigating (or Not) a Trail in MA
    John Bonner puts a humorous spin on a the roadblocks (trailblocks?) he encounters while travelling a trail near his home in MA. His 8-minute documentary/mockumentary channels equal parts of Sir Richard Attenborough and Monty Python. Check out his video here: http://vimeo.com/59953351


Maine Bureau of
Parks and Lands
Trail Section Maps



Washington Junction to Cherryfield

Ellsworth - Cherryfield

Cherryfield to Machias

Cherryfield - Machias

Machias to Ayers Junction

Maine Department of Transportation Maps

Machias - Ayers Junction


MaineDOT East Coast Greenway Map

Sunrise Trail Brochure A+B
(3.6 MB PDF)

Sunrise Trail Brochure Side A
(269 KB JPG)

Sunrise Trail Brochure Side B
(363 KB JPG)






2010 Annual Meeting
Award to Charlie Corliss

Charlie Corliss Award

Sample Sign
Sunrise Trail Offers new business signage options

Permitted Uses
Trail Use Policy


We encourage special events on the trail. Be sure to fill out an event request form.

3,000 photos along the Down East Sunrise Trail. Click bottom-left arrow in slide for continuous show.
Video of Sunrise Trail Ribbon Cutting
September 21, 2010
January 31, 2009 Winter Ribbon Cutting

Down East Sunrise Trail and East Coast Greenway!

The trail is open for public use from Washington Junction in Hancock to Ayers Junctions in Pembroke. All inquires should be
directed to Charlie Corliss, Trail Coordinator, at 546-2730 or by email charlie.corliss@maine.gov for the Down East Sunrise
Trail. Trail information is also available at www.sunrisetrail.org. Information about the Key West to Calais East Coast Greenway
is available at www.greenway.org.


The purpose of the STC shall be to promote outdoor recreation, health and fitness, and economic development in Hancock
and Washington Counties in the State of Maine through education and the development of an integrated on- and off-road
four-season, shared-use trail system.

The Sunrise Trail Coalition is a publicly supported non-profit charitable 501 (c) 3 organization
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Jim Fisher, Webmaster
Hancock County Planning Commission
395 State Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605
(207) 667-7131

Thanks to Our Many Business Sponsors

Downeast ATV

207-907-9421 / reservations@downeastatv.com

Crow Athletics

Crow Athletics


Cathance Shores LLC

William J. Gies II, Manager

Telephone: (207) 454-2480

wjgiesii@aol.com or interest@cathanceshoresllc.com

North Street Cafe

North Street Cafe -
109 North St, Cherryfield, ME 04622 Cherryfield

Friend and Friend

Friend and Friend
227 State Street Ellsworth, ME 04605

Bar Harbor Bank and Trust

Bar Harbor Bank and Trust

Cotton Farms

151 Centerville Rd
Columbia Falls, ME 04623
(207) 483-4090

College Avenue Dental Associates

College Avenue Dental Associates
Orono, ME
379 College Avenue, Orono, ME 04473
(207) 866-5591

Downeast Scenic Railroad

Down East Rail Heritage Preservation Trust

Emera / Bangor Hydroelectric

Emera / Bangor Hydroelectric

Pat's Pizza Ellsworth

Pat's Pizzza Ellsworth

Bar Harbor Road
Ellsworth, ME 04605


Performance Edge Auto and ATV

Performance Edge Auto and ATV
786 HWY 1, Hancock, Maine
(207) 422-8953

Window Panes

207.288.9550 / 800.519.4889


Carter Enterprises

P O Box 242 Machias, Maine 04654


International MotelInternational Motel

626 Main Street,Calais ME 04619

Rose Bicycle
Rose Bikes
9 Pine Street Orono ME 04473
207-866-3525 / Toll-free  (800) 656-3525 

Talbot House Inn
The Talbot House Inn

P.O. Box 294
509 Main Street East Machias, ME 04630
(207) 259-1103
(207) 217-2620

Volkes Driving Range
Volkes Driving Range

24 Vokes Dr, Trenton, Maine 04605
(207) 667-9519

City of Ellsworth

1 City Hall Plaza
Ellsworth, ME 04605 
(207) 667–2563 / (207) 667–4908

Maine Sea Coast Mission

Maine Sea Coast Mission
127 West Street, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609 
(207) 288-5097

Bangor Savings Bank

Bangor Savings Bank
(877) 226-4671