The State of Maine will take a look at new, useful purposes for old state-owned rail-beds that are not in use. 

According to WABI, Gov. Mills signed a law that has the Maine Department of Transportation look at how those unused rail-beds could have a new life.

Great idea! Let's see…already made, extensive, well-built trails that run through various parts of Maine…whatever could be done with that?  

I see so many recreational opportunities there for these, biking, hiking, cross-country skiing; maybe some could connect areas for snowmobilers or ATV riders…there is so much possibility. I would think the hard part is the money to take an old rail-bed and reimagine it. While a lot of the work is done, it would still require a lot of work. 

I am looking forward to what comes of this idea.

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