The York County Physical Activity Guide
This guide was created with physical activity opportunities and resources for the whole family and covers York County, Maine.
Rural Active Living Assessment (RALA)
RALA is a tool that was developed by the Maine Rural Health Research Center at the University of Southern Maine to help assess the “friendliness” of a community for things like biking, walking, and playing, especially for youth. Choose To Be Healthy has conducted these assessments in all 9 towns in Southern York County: Berwick, Eliot, Kittery, Lebanon, North Berwick, Ogunquit, South Berwick, Wells, and York. If you would like to see a summary from any of these towns, please contact Sue Patterson
The Eastern Trail Alliance
The Eastern Trail is a 65 mile section of the East Coast Greenway, a transportation-recreation greenway connecting Kittery, in southernmost Maine to Casco Bay in South Portland! The Eastern Trail has a growing span of off-road sections, as well as a scenic on-road trail that mostly follows quiet country roads. Bike riders and hikers can enjoy a beautiful journey from South Portland’s Bug Light Park on Casco Bay (near Portland) to Kittery’s Piscataqua River.
The ETA is in the process of developing plans to extend the trail from Route 35 in Kennebunk through Wells and the Berwicks. For more information on the Eastern Trail Alliance visit www.easterntrail.org.
Gateway to Maine: Outside
The Gateway to Maine effort encourages people to enjoy the natural beauty and health benefits of connecting with nature in southern Maine. The 2010 Adventures in Nature Series and Gateway to Maine: Outside website are cooperatively sponsored by: Great Works Regional Land Trust (GWRLT), Kittery Land Trust (KLT), York Land Trust (YLT), The Center For Wildlife (CFW), White Pine Programs (WPP), Mount Agamenticus Conservation Program (Mt.A.) and Choose to Be Healthy (CTBH). Support for these programs also comes from local organizations and individuals. To plan your next outdoor adventure, visit www.gatewaytomaineoutside.org