Earlier this Summer we walked the Eastern Trail from Kennebunk to Arundel. Today we are reviewing the Biddeford to Arundel stretch of this dog friendly walking trail in Maine. The Biddeford to Kennebunk section offers 6 miles (one way) of scenic easy walking. But on a hot summer day, we prefer to limit our walk to just three miles, and are therefore walking from Biddeford to Arundel.
The path from Biddeford to Arundel consists of hard packed dirt and stone dust. This is a welcome relief from hot pavement for our dogs' paws on a warm summer day. Another aspect we like is with the exception of one stretch, the majority of the path is wood-lined, thus making it shady and comfortable. Following former sections of the Eastern Railroad, the Biddeford to Arundel stretch takes you past scenic wetlands and woodlands. Be aware one stretch does parallel active railroad tracks, so if your dog is skittish around loud noises this may not be the tranquil walk you envisioned.
Free parking is available at the Southern Maine Medical Center. Follow the signs past the employee parking and you will find the designated Eastern Trail parking area and Trail Head. Dogs must remain on leash.