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Androscoggin River Bicycle Path

Features

  1. ADA Accessible
  2. Bicycle Path
  3. Park Benches
  4. Parking
  5. Restrooms
  6. Walking Path

Overview


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.

Amenities available:

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

Restrictions:
  • 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.