A celebration next week will mark the opening of a new bicycle and pedestrian trail as part of the Eastern Trail.

The five-mile section of trail runs from West Cole Road in Biddeford, through Arundel, and connects with Emmons Road in Kennebunk, along a historic rail corridor. It is the third major section to open of the Eastern Trail, which includes a 5.7-mile paved section in South Portland and a six-mile section connecting Scarborough and Old Orchard Beach through the Scarborough Marsh. 

The Eastern Trail Alliance is planning an additional 1.2 miles to extend this portion of the trail over the Maine Turnpike, which is expected to be completed in 2011.

The multi-use trail will be open to the public after the ceremony at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30. The ceremony will take place at the beginning of the trail off of West Cole Road in Biddeford.