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Welcome to Kennebec Messalonskee Trails


Mushroom Day Update

Our Annual Mushroom Education Event, usually scheduled for end September early October, will not take place this year. Good luck with your mushroom hunting! If you are new to the art of identification, we recommend purchasing and using at least two guides. Then get very familiar with a few species.

About Kennebec Messalonksee Trails

Our mission is to promote, build, and maintain recreation and fitness trails along our waterways connecting the communities of Waterville, Winslow, Benton, Fairfield, and Oakland. This mission is a multi-faceted effort to improve the health of our community, embrace our historic river heritage, provide a model of regional cooperation, and attract attention to the aesthetic and economic values represented by our clean and reborn rivers.

The trails are designed for walking, running, cycling, and cross-country ski usage and showcase some of Maines most beautiful scenery, surprisingly hidden right amidst our neighboring towns.  Not far from bustling College Avenue, just a minute's walk from downtown Waterville, just a quick turn off the Benton-Winslow bridges, and right behind the Alfond Center, are breathtaking vistas and paths of solitude, quiet and beauty.  KMTrails seeks to make these spots readily accessible to all citizens of Central Maine.

We are a catalyst organization, overseeing, coordinating, assisting, and inspiring town governments, organizations, businesses and citizens to cooperate in the sizeable task of creating a community-building network that will be a source of pride and benefits for generations to come.

Eventually, the trails will run along the eastern shore of the Kennebec from Mill Island Park in Fairfield to the Two Cent Bridge linking Winslow and Waterville. Crossing the Two Cent Bridge, they will continue through the new Head of Falls development, north back to Fairfield. These trails will form a circuit along both sides of the Kennebec River, providing unparalleled exercise and recreational opportunities and restoring regular traffic to the historic, rejuvenated Two Cent Bridge.

Additionally, trails will reach out from Head of Falls, through Waterville to North Street and the Alfond Center, onwards along the Messalonskee and all the way to Oakland. Currently, 18 miles of trails are under various phases of construction and planning.

KMTrails efforts have met with widespread support from the business leaders of the Greater Waterville area, as well as the City of Waterville, and Towns of Winslow, Benton, Fairfield and Oakland.

So take your time, explore our site, and share our vision by volunteering, contributing, or just voicing your support.

Kennebec Messalonskee Trails, Inc., a non-profit corporation incorporated in 2003. KMTrails has 501(c)(3) charitable status.