Androscoggin River Bicycle Path
- ADA Accessible
- Bicycle Path
- Park Benches
- Walking Path
Description: The Bike Path is a 2.6-mile 14-foot wide paved bicycle/pedestrian path along the Androscoggin River. The path offers scenic overlooks of the Androscoggin River while providing a pedestrian and bicycle connection between in-town Brunswick and the Cook’s Corner area. Located north of Route 1, the path can also be accessed from Topsham via bicycle/pedestrian lanes over the Merrymeeting Bridge. The Bike Path is built upon land owned by the Town of Brunswick and Maine Department of Transportation.
Location: The Androscoggin River Bicycle Path is located north of Route One. The access points are located at:
1.In town Brunswick: this entrance to the Bike Path is located at the east end of Water Street, just past the Water Street Boat Landing
2.Cook’s Corner, Brunswick: this entrance is located at the end of Grover Lane; Driving northeast, Grover Lane is the first left from Old Bath Road, just after crossing over U.S. Route 1
3.Topsham: the Bike Path also connects to Topsham via the Merrymeeting Bridge. Access to the path is located on Elm Street in Topsham.
Hours of operation: The Bike Path is open 24 hours a day year-round; the parking area at Water Street is open ½ hour before sunrise to ½ hour after sunset.
Primary uses: Walking, bike riding, jogging, rollerblading, dog walking. A soccer field is also located near the Water Street entrance. The Merrymeeting Dog Park was constructed along the Bike Path in 2012.
•Parking available at both ends of the Bike Path
•Granite benches, wooden benches in various locations
•Privies located approximately ½ mile from each end of the Bike Path
•Emergency phones at 3 locations along path (parking lot at Water Street; at the approximate midway point and alongside the path, 200’ from the Grover Lane entrance)
•Dog waste cleanup bag dispensers and receptacles
- Type 1 and Type 2 Motorized bikes are permitted. Type 3 Motorized bicycles are NOT permitted.
- Dog must be leashed at all times. Dog owners must clean up after their dogs and horses are prohibited along the path.