MAINE’S PINE TREE TRAIL
AS PASSED BY THE
STATE OF MAINE
AN ACT Designating a Certain Road as "Pine Tree Trail."
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine, as follows: "Pine Tree Trail" designated. The road leading from Portland through Auburn, Lewiston, Winthrop, Augusta, Belgrade, Oakland, Waterville, Pittsfield, Newport, Bangor, Orono, Old Town, Lincoln, Mattawamkeag, and Macwahoc, Route A from Macwahoc to Houlton by way of Haynesville Route B-from Macwahoc to Houlton by way of Island Falls, from Houlton to Mars Hill,-Route A from Mars Hill to Fort Kent by way of Presque Isle, Caribou, and Van Buren-Route B-from Mars Hill by way of Ft. Fairfield, Limestone and Van Buren, is hereby designated as the "Pine Tree Trail." Approved March 29th 1937
Modern Route: Rte. 100 from Portland to Augusta, Rte. 11 Augusta to Benton,- Rte. 100 from Benton to Bangor, Rte. 2 from Bangor to Old Town, Rte. 2A to Rte. 2 in Old Town. Rte. 2 from Old Town north to Macwahoc, Rtes. 2 & 2A north from Macwahoc to Houlton, Rte. 1 from Houlton to Mars Hill, Rtes. 1 & 1A (old Rte. 165) north from Mars Hill to Van Buren, then continued to Fort Kent on Rte. 1. and vice versa if you're starting your trip on the trail from Fort Kent!
MAP & ATLAS SECTIONS OF MAINE'S PINE TREE TRAIL.
Hartford Courant Jan. 1st, 1939
* The Kittery to Portland section of Route 1 is listed on the Rand McNally & State Farm Road Atlases, & various Maine road maps as PINE TREE TRAIL from 1938-1940's. (EXAMPLE SHOWN ON State Farm RED,WHITE & BLUE MAP SECTION & Gulf Map w/turnpike), adding 60+ miles to the 500 mile section of Trail from Portland to Fort Kent. Kittery is also mentioned as the southern starting point on the trail in newspapers from that era. It is unknown how this happened; can you solve the "Kittery Mystery?"