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WEB/SNOW CAMS

Northern Outdoors (The Forks)

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Twin Pine Camps (Katahdin view)

Shin Pond Village (Northern Katahdin)

5 Lakes Lodge (Katahdin area)


OUR LANDOWNERS: Please respect all landowners wishes while riding. Snowmobilers in Maine are the guests of Maine landowners who allow access. It is every snowmobiler's responsibility to protect that access by acting responsibly.

STAY OFF PLOWED ROADS: Snowmobilers who illegally snowmobile on plowed paper company roads threaten access for everyone,
and endanger themselves and the employees operating vehicles on those roads. Do not ride on these plowed roads, and do not park your vehicles and trailers on these roads.

STAY OFF THE BLUEBERRY BARRENS AND OTHER CROPLAND: Snowmobilers who illegally ride on blueberry barrens or other cropland are creating problems for the landowners, potential damage to their crops and threatening recreational access for everyone. Stay on marked trails.

BORDER CROSSINGS: Increased concern and security at our borders calls for strict attention to the law. For information about crossing our border with Canada, see the Border Guide supplied by the United States Border Patrol. (.pdf format, viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader - a free download ).

ATVs and other motorized vehicles: It is against the law to operate an ATV (or a dune buggy, 4 wheel drive vehicle, motorcycle or any other motor vehicle) on a snowmobile trail funded by the Club/Municipal grant program at any time of the year, unless the landowners have granted permission to do so.

WHEN CROSSING RAILROAD TRACKS be careful not to spin snow onto the tracks. Over time this snow builds up creating a ramping effect that has caused train derailment. These rail lines are privately owned and can be closed, which would fracture the trail system. Stop and look both ways at all railroad crossings.

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Snowmobile Trail Conditions Path left behind the Chapman groomer Trail 74
The season is underway in many areas - see reports below for conditions, and local cautions - ride safely, have a good time!

Note to clubs: if you have requested that the MSA link and share conditions from your club web or Facebook page, it's helpful if someone drops us a quick email when you do update. Thanks!

Reports reflect observations of MSA family and business members who clear, sign, groom and ride the trails of Maine. Local chambers of commerce, businesses and snowmobile clubs are a good source for additional information on trails in their area.

Trail Reports are provided to the public courtesy of the members of the Maine Snowmobile Association. Reports are accepted from MSA family and business members, groomers/projects. Please include your name and the name of your MSA club when submitting the report. If you post trail conditions on your club or supporting business web site and wish to have your updates posted and linked from this page, drop us an email with your request.

Photo by Sue Maynard - The groomed trail left behind by the drag - Chapman Ridge Runners, Trail #74.

AROOSTOOK COUNTY

Aroostook County:2/11: Caribou Rec reports "ITS 85 there is logging operations throughout this section of trail, Ashland's section is going the old way due to logging, between Portage and Eagle Lake there are numerous roads that have been plowed due to logging. Fort Kent, Frenchville and Madawaska are reporting very good conditions. Oxbow is reporting very good conditions and have been grooming all week. Shin Pond is reporting that they have groomed their section of 85 to Camp Violette Road and to 71D intersection, they also have been grooming on a regular basis and are reporting very good conditions. 71D is groomed and Grand lake Seboeis is marked and safe to cross.
ITS 83 this trail is shaping up real nice with all projects able to groom. Presque Isle has been down to the Presque Isle stream and it is safe to cross. Caribou has groomed their section in the Thibodeau road and Fowler road section it is still a little rough, use 83B as an alternate.
ITS 81 This trail has a lot of fields in the Central part of the county and they have been fighting with limited snow conditions all season long, they will try and do what they can with what they have to work with. In Van Buren there is a logging operation as you travel North of Ouellette's trading post.
Madawaska is reporting good conditions on their section. ITS 85/81 from Masardis to the connection with Patten/Shin Pond clubs are in good shape. Riders please use caution south of Owlsboro Road north of Patten, look for signs, this is due to the ice bridge failing. The fields in the Eastern section of the County are a little bare so please use caution.
ITS 86 Houlton and Oxbow are reporting that this trail is in very good condition.
ITS 92 From Fort Kent to St. Francis through to Allagash is in great shape, Trail 92A to Carter brook is groomed and in very good condition. 92B also known as the Lincoln trail will not be open this year.
ITS 90 Portage is reporting that their section is in great condition. Caribou is still not going all the way to 105 from town as there is logging operations. Caribou has groomed to the 87 intersection (also known as the Alaska to Maine Sign) and they came in from the trail 88 section to the woods. The remainder of 90 through Caribou and Fort Fairfield is in good shape. Some of the woods sections are still in need of snow.
ITS 88 All of this trail has been groomed since the new snow and projects are reporting good condition. Presque Isle's section of 88 which is also known as the CP line is in much better condition since the snow. ITS 105 From Mapleton all the way to Van Buren has been done and is in good shape. Trail 105 from Houlton South is in good shape. Van Buren, New Sweden, Washburn have been grooming this day and night.
ITS 120 The logging operation seems to be done and the trail from Allagash to Eagle Lake is in very good condition.
RT. 89 Caribou has checked the river and is now safe for snowmobiles to cross, Caribou has opened all the way to trail 100. There is about a 1.5 mile section that did not get done due to a beaver dam, sleds are safe to cross, not the groomer.
Rt. 100 Caswell has been out and met up with limestone and has made it all the way to the intersection of trail 94, Van Buren has been out and reporting good conditions. The old 100 trail that meets up with Caribou's trail 89 has been groomed.
Trail 71-D the lake crossing has not been officially marked or checked, sledder's have been crossing for a week with no issues, and this will be the only trail connection to Libby's Camps from the north this year. The trail that was used last year on the Oxbow Road is plowed and SNOWMOBILES SHOULD STAY OFF.
Trail 71-A from Oxbow to Ashland on the West side of the Aroostook river, the river has been marked and has 6 plus inches of ice please stay where it is marked. Ashland will be out once the temps drop. This may be a better choice to travel between Oxbow and Ashland at this time. The route is different than last year so follow the new signs. All of the Oxbow local trails have been groomed and are in very good condition. Oxbow is reporting that this trail is in good condition.
Easton has been out, they are reporting that the fields do not have a lot of cover so please proceed with caution. All other trails in the Easton area are groomed and in good condition.
Chapman Ridge Runners have been out and are reporting good conditions
Trail 81 in the New Sweden has been groomed and is in good condition. Watch for signs there is a new trail access for North Star Variety. " View full report, social events, etc at web site linked above.

Benedicta:2/11 : "Hi Gang, In speaking with Groomer Coordinator Stuart Kelley, I am told that ALL Snowgang trails will be open and groomed by the weekend despite "low snow" conditions being in place at this time. With this in mind, my report is as follows:
ITS#83 - Sherman/Whetstone Falls - Groomed, with fair/good conditions. We have three logging operations on this trail in a 12 mile stretch, SLOW DOWN and follow signs closely!!
ITS#81- Sherman/Benedicta/Mattawamkeag Cutoff- Groomed, with good conditions. Roads are excellent, snow cover is marginal in fields and woods.
Municipal Trail#70 - Benedicta/Whetstone Falls -I suspect this trail will be groomed on Fri. if not before. Roads will be good, woods will have "low snow"!!
** Club trails will all be done by the weekend!!
NOTE: Deer and moose are using ALL trails to get around - give them the right of way. Remember, it is illegal to chase, or in any way, harass these animals!!
NOTE: Some ice is still not safe to be on. Please check with your "locals" for existing conditions, as ice depths vary from lake to lake. Ride safe and the the right," - Jim Splan, Reporter at Large, Benedicta Snowgang

Frenchville:2/10: Frenchville SC - "Groomer was VERY happy to groom fresh snow and fill low spots. Says trails are "Primo"!!! (Still icy in corners, so please still be careful.)"

Madawaska-St John River Valley:2/10: http://www.facebook.com/SnowmobileNorthernMaine - "There is GREAT RIDING in EXTREME NORTHERN MAINE....."


GREATER KATAHDIN REGION

Katahdin Area Jo Mary Riders:2/10 : "On Wednesday, 2/10, the Jo Mary Riders groomed the following trails:
109 North Connector, Black Pond, Parkway including the Scenic Loop, Russell Point, 109 to 111 x-over, Four Mile x-over (acting as the 111 off of the 109), 111 Connector, B Pond, Greenwood Mtn./Gauntlet Loop
The "Downtown" trail and 109 south will be groomed tonight. All trails are in great shape with just a couple of minor issues due to low snow conditions." - Jo Mary Riders, Jo Mary Riders Facebook page.

Katahdin Area Trail Update :2/9: "Areas of our system received 6" of snow last night and it is still snowing. Jo-Mary heading towards Wildwoods in the 6" range (per Wildwoods) and also Sno Rovers Area. Over the last week and incremental small storms, steady grooming and cold temps have substantially improved our system. We are hearing from riders that some of the best riding in the state runs from west of the interstate starting at Wildwoods which is located to our south, north through the Katahdin region, Shin Pond, Mattagamon and up as far as Ashland/Ox Bow area. The Twin Pines Snowmobile Club has an aggressive grooming schedule for Vacation week. We are grooming central street on Wednesday night and will be evaluating our capacity to groom behind the hotels today. The Pole Line is improved and Wild Kingdom Trail is pretty good, but has a couple of washouts to pay attention to."- Twin Pines SC, New England Outdoor Center, www.facebook.com/snowmobilinginmaine/, neoc.com/snowmobile-trail-report-maine/We have sled rentals, food (breakfast, lunch and dinner) at the River Driver's restaurant & gas for sleds. 207-723-5438

Bowlin-Matagamon-Shin Pond SC:2/3: "It is SNOWING! predicting 3-7 inches of snow and yes rain on top of that But the good news is we groomed south to the plowed road (2 miles from Whetstone Bridge) Craig groomed ITS85 North to Camp Violette Road and to 71D intersection. We will watch the weather and be back grooming when the temps are cold enough - Thursday or Friday night. What I want sledders to know is that we still have good riding for the amount of snow we have. Call ahead to the area you ride and ask what conditions are like! As always feel free to call or email Terry anytime at 207-528-2900 or shinpondvillage@fairpoint.net or text Blaine at 207-944-5092." - Terry


GREATER MOOSEHEAD REGION

Rockwood:2/11:"We groomed RT 66 to Jackman, to ITS 88 connector at Moose River bridge and to Pittston trail last night. Tonight we are grooming all in town trails and Friday night we will be grooming ALL of our trails again, enjoy"- BRRSC, Mark
2/9: "Finally we got a little new snow, about 4 inches of fluffy stuff. Steve groomed in from demo road yesterday with Tucker. We will be going out today or tomorrow to go over entire trail system . Trails should be in very good shape for the weekend. I would say 95 % of our trail system and surrounding trails are in excellent shape, some woods trails are rough, but over all trails are worth the ride up here. Hope to see you on the trails this weekend. Moosehead Lake is safe to cross where stakes are marking the trail." - Blue Ridge Riders snowmobile club, Facebook page

Kokadjo:2/10: "The groomer was out last night and again today. 85/86, B-Pond and Old B-Pond have all been groomed and are ready to ride. Hoping the cold weather holds. Safe riding." - Kokadjo Roach Riders. View reports of individual trails at web site linked above.

Greenville :2/9:"It's snowing! Unfortunately it's looking like we'll end up with only 3-4" but beggars can't be choosers.
We are sending out 3 machines today to try to pack this new snow down before the wind really picks up and blows it off the trails. Our plan is to groom 85S Greenville to Blanchard. 86W Greenville towards 88N. 110E Greenville to Gulf Hagas.
The groomers will be out during the daylight today so expect to meet one if you're out riding in the area."Moosehead Riders SC, Moosehead Riders Facebook page .

Shirley:2/7: "All of our Shirley Bog Trail Busters trails are in good shape despite the little snow. They are holding over very well. We have no bare spots in Shirley. Connecting town trails are thin. The groomer has been on vacation and will be out dragging this week. All of our new signs and way-finding kiosks are up and look great. So take a ride on the Shirley trails this week. Check out our Web site!" - Shirley Bog Trail Busters

Rockwood :2/5: "Around 4 inches of snow fell recently with warm temps after left us with a nice hand-packed base for riders to enjoy. We have seen many riders today and they all seem to be enjoying the trails. From the Birches North and West seem to be the very best for planning your routes as the trails to Jackman, North to Pittston Farm, and over to Northeast Carry are being groomed right now. One group of riders just returned from a round trip to Millinocket and really enjoyed their trip. It looks like we can expect to see more snow during the beginning of next week so stay tuned for more info!"The Birches Resort , Facebook Page

2/2: Please share with other riders this timely warning from the Moosehead Marine Museum regarding snowmobilers on Moosehead Lake that are venturing near the steamboat Katahdin at her winter mooring:
"The Katahdin weathers the winter at dockside with water circulators to prevent ice from forming around her hull and damaging it. As such, especially in a year with very little ice on the lake, it is never safe for snowmobiles to ride close to the boat.
Yesterday we noticed a snowmobile track very close to the Kate. Upon closer inspection it appears that a sled passed within 10 - 15 feet of her hull. This is very unsafe. Please help us spread the word that snowmobiles should remain at least 50 feet away. We want everybody to be safe while enjoying our beautiful lake!"

Greenville: Cozy Moose Cabins


ROUTE 201 CORRIDOR

The Forks:2/11: "We received between 3 and 5 inches of snow on Monday night, depending on the exact location. The low end down along the Kennebec River and upper amounts once you get out of the valley. With this new snow our trail conditions have improved greatly. We groomed all trail sections on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, and plan to groom right through the weekend.
In general, sections of trail on unplowed roads are very good and woods trails are rough. The Forks Trail System is about 80% roads and 20% woods trails. There is very enjoyable riding out there but it is still low snow conditions for mid-February. Watch out for unexpected hazards.
ITS 86 FROM BERRY'S STORE HEADING EAST TOWARD GREENVILLE/ROCKWOOD TO THE ITS 88 JUNCTION. Intown is very rough, but passable. We can't groom intown until we get more snow. Once out of town just a couple miles, things improve greatly. Boise Road section is good. Half mile Power Line section near Moxie Pond is rough. Couple wet spots through there that are easily gotten around. There is a 2 mile section of plowed road due to logging, around Moxie Pond and on the Shirley Road section. There is a hard packed snow surface on the plowed road. Rest of the way up to ITS 88 intersection is in fine shape.
ITS 87 HEADING SOUTH TOWARD BINGHAM. Divide Road section to Northern Outdoors is good. ITS 87 heading south from Northern Outdoors to Pleasant Pond and over to the Moores Bog area has 3 separate 1 mile sections of woods trails that are rough. Other than that it is good going. There are also 2 separate 1 mile sections of plowed road due to logging. There is a hard packed snow surface on the plowed roads. Go slow through there and watch for trucks. Caratunk Spur is groomed. The 3 mile spur trail up to the Moxie Mountain Lookout is groomed... Nice views of the Bigelow Range and Sugarloaf/USA.
PLEASANT POND TRAIL. Closed for the entire season due to logging.
BALD MOUNTAIN TRAIL FROM ITS 86 HEADING SOUTH TO ITS 87. Nice ride all the way through.
KENNEBEC RIVER TRAIL. Is open all the way through and groomed. Last mile on the north end can't be groomed until we get more snow, so it's rough but passable.
For day riders, the FREE PARK & RIDE LOT is open. The lot is very large, well plowed and can accommodate large trailers. There is groomed access to all trails from the lot. It is located right on Route 201 just 1/4 mile south of Northern Outdoors. Food, trail maps, 91 octane gas are available at Northern Outdoors." - Jim Yearwood, Forks Area Snowmobile Club, Northern Outdoors site, Facebook page

Solon:2/10 "New snow has arrived! Please use caution as there is thin cover in a few spots. Groomers will be out at any hour working on the trails so please be on the lookout! Ride safe " - SSH. Solon Snow Hawks

Jackman:2/8 Bishop's Motel web site reports "Accuweather is predicting 3-6 inches of snow starting tonight through Tuesday. This new snow added to our base will really help the trails. We will report back as soon as we know more.
NORTH TO CANADA:open and icy
CLUB TRAIL: open and icy
PITTSTON FARM: open and icy
SOUTH TO PARLIN POND : open and icy" - See more trails, lodging info at web site linked above

Anson-North Anson :2/4: "Just returned from conducting a trail inspection of our local trails. Trails have deteriorate over the last 5 days to poor condition. Current temperature is 50 degrees with 1'' -2'' of slush on the trails. The rr bed ( ITS 84) has an ice base and we will groom when temps allow. Trail to New Portland hill and Starks have bare spots and water on the trail surface. These two trails are close to grooming, pending colder temps and more snow. Carrabassett river crossing is still closed, please use ALT ITS 84. Ride with extreme caution!" - Michael Fairbanks, Assist. Trailmaster, Anson North Anson SC

Jackman-Moose River:2/4: " In town had about 2 inches of snow yesterday but the higher elevations around 4+. It warmed up this morning in town but under 30 at Bald Mountain. If the temperatures drop tonight as we are told they would, and people stay off the trails under they can freeze up, could still be decent riding this weekend. Are you all doing your snow dance?" - Report of individual trails at Jackman Moose River Region Chamber of Commerce web site

Jackman:1/29:" Trails are open. They are good overall, just need a bit more snow in some areas. Continue to watch for water holes - we have marked most of them. The first 5 or so miles toward town in each direction are pretty rough due to lack of snow, once out there should be good riding " Border Riders Sportsman Club - View grooming reports for individual trails at website linked above

West Forks, Parlin Pond:1/28: "No new snow since our last trail report but conditions are still holding up. We had a warm up this week that didn't really affect conditions much if at all. The woods are rough and thin and the roads are still good to great.
We haven't had much to work with this season but I'd say all the clubs in the area are doing a great job of working with what we have.
There are riders giving us reports of 200 mile days with most of that being very good conditions. If you like perfect conditions all day than it's probably not for you but if you can deal with a few rough spots between great sections of trail, then come on up!
We will be grooming tonight, tomorrow, and Saturday hopefully with some snow in our near future. Enjoy the ride!"- Joe - Coburn Summit Riders

Madison:1/23" "We just groomed from Blackwell Hill rd to Ken's. ITS87 south. Still need a lot more snow. Be safe. :1/18: The gate on 27 up behind the Water Tower is now open. Beware of rocks, stumps, and skidder ruts espscially from 148 to Old County Road. :1/17: "This is what we've done so far: ITS 87 south of golf course has not been groomed -There is just not enough snow. ITS 87 north of the golf course has been paned out all the way to route 43 - Lots of rocks and stumps and water holes. We paned club trail 27 south as far as the Old County Road. We need a lot more snow to go any further. We paned club trail 46 which takes you to Western Ave and the boat landing in Madison. Club trail 27 north paned all the way to Rt 201- Pretty good trail, some water holes but over all pretty good. Club trail 24 has been paned- Lots of rocks though so be careful if you are out there. There is a lot of trails that needs more SNOW." - Abnaki Sno-Riders

Bingham: 1/23: "Currently, we have 8 inches of snow on the trails and 14 inches of snow in the woods. Temperatures in the teens and 20's during the day and throughout the week. Trails are groomed and riding is good, our guests are pleased with our current conditions. ITS 87 North is OK and passable with a few water spots that require you to take it slow north of Route 16. Out of town towards 16, the trail is good with some thin spots. Between 16 and Deadwater on 87 there are a few water spots that require you to take it slow, but they are passable and only over a short distance. The new 87 trail north of Deadwater is in excellent condition and makes for a great day trip to Greenville and back from Bingham.
ITS 87 South is great down to the Solon Dam. The railroad bed is in great shape and groomed. ITS 84 East towards Athens is in good shape and groomed. ITS 84 West towards Anson after crossing the Solon Dam is in good shape and groomed.
North Leaving Town Local club trails are as follows: Closest trail to town connecting ITS 84 and ITS 87 before crossing Rt 16 is in good shape and avoids some low coverage on ITS 87. This route is recommended to get north connecting to ITS 87 before crossing Rt 16. After crossing Rt 16 you will find a few bare spots and freezing up water spots. When you get to the next intersection it is recommended to go right to the plowed Townline Rd and take a left on the plowed road to continue north as you will run back into ITS 87 and avoid a short section on water spots as mentioned below.
Middle Club Trail or "Lookout Trail" connecting ITS 84 and ITS 87. This trail is in great shape and makes for a nice scenic route around town!North Country Rivers has availability for trailside cabins and snowmobile rentals. Patrick's Restaurant and Pub is open - Public Welcome! - Jim Murton, North Country Rivers, Facebook page 1-800-348-8871

Bingham:1/16 : "The Bingham / Moscow area received about a foot of snow on Tuesday night. The groomer went out last night and got most of the trail system groomed. The groomer will be out on it's regular grooming schedule this weekend. Trails are in good shape on all roads, a little thin on off road sections, but thankfully, most of our trail system is on roads. Still some early season conditions, so use caution.
ITS 87 to The Forks is a few miles longer this year, but the trail is on mostly unplowed logging roads the whole way and it is in good shape. Seems to be a lot of moose on the northern section of the trail so keep an eye out for them.
ITS 84 East to Athens is the same trail as last year and it is all on unplowed logging roads, except for a 1.5mile section of plowed road near some camps.
The two club trails between ITS 84 and ITS 87 are in fine shape and they are the same as last year. There is a large wind tower project in the area and it has no impact to our trail system. The wind tower folks have been very snowmobile friendly in regards to our club. They have taken up some lodging space in town, but a lot of them leave on the weekends, so there are still plenty of rooms and cabins available at the local lodging establishments on the weekends. Restaurants are also open for all three meals on the weekends. Gas is available and accessible from the trail system at two different gas stations. " - Leo Hill, Gateway Recreation & Lodging


PISCATAQUIS-PENOBSCOT-SOMERSET

Guilford:2/9: "After receiving 6 to 10 inches of fresh snow the trails should be in good shape for the weekend. The tucker was out for 8 hours today grooming all the local trails and will finish up ITS 85 tonight. Breakneck ridge will be groomed before the weekend.
ITS 85- Mostly in great to excellent shape especially on the railroad bed sections.
Connector Trails:
THE FRENCH CONNECTION- For the most part in good to great shape.
BREAKNECK RIDGE- Great to excellent shape all the way through. We have official permission to run the Blanchard road from ITS 85 down through Blanchard and we'll try to groom the snow banks where we can. Proceed with caution as vehicles have the right of way on the road.
COVERED BRIDGE TRAIL- Good to great shape.
HARLOW POND TRAIL- Good condition overall. We have marked the pond with stakes but the Tucker has not crossed yet. The river is safe to cross with sleds as well where the trail is. Use caution if you venture anywhere else on the river." - Jacob Vainio, Four Winds SC

Newport:2/3: "Lots of inquiries about trail conditions so here goes. SVSC trails at this point are all closed (no grooming). ITS 85 (railbed) has melted down to dirt. The rest of our trails really never got enough snow to start grooming them AND still had/have some nasty water holes that just won't freeze. IF we get some cold and snow, we will try to get everything opened up. The lake is still up in the air with some good ice in places and some not so good. Someone put a car through in Durham Bridge area today so obviously not enough for vehicles. Be safe folks and think COLD and SNOW!!" -Mike Grass, Sebasticook Valley SC

Corinna:1/29: ""Hey everyone! We groomed the North end of town last night. Minimal snow until you get out of town and then it is nice and flat. With warming Temps and no snow get out there for one last ride until we can get some snow! Ride safe everyone!"- Corundel Raiders SC

Monson:1/29: "Another weekend coming and another pretty much snow less week behind us. We're projected to maybe get an inch today but it's not really enough to groom. Currently all trails are passable and in fair to pretty poor condition, but not from lack of effort. We just flat out need more snow. The rain next week doesn't look to help the situation either. Please bear with us, the snow will come and the trails will get alot better, it just matters when." Narrow Gauge Riders Snowmobile Club


GREATER BANGOR-GREATER LINCOLN

Bucksport:2/6: "If you venture out on the trails use caution. wet spots are under the snow and hidden things. These must be ridden before they will freeze. Then we can groom. So please use caution. Thanks" - Andy O., Family SC, web site

Enfield:1/29: "The Enfield trails and trail to Burlington were groomed last weekend up to ITS 81. Overall they were in good shape but the main power line section and portions between Caribou Rd and Vinegar Hill had a good number of water holes and mud. The warmer weather and rain this past Tuesday didn't help. Grooming operations are on hold unless things turn and we get some cold temps and snow to close out the season. For the die hard sledders our trails are still open but expect a bumpy ride and thin cover." - Cold Stream Sno-Riders

Springfield:1/24:"Headed out to fix a couple wash outs on the the trails. Still need some snow to be able to groom" -Quad County SC web site, Facebook page See where the groomer has been

Orrington:1/24: "Trail work continued today on Kings Mountain. Trail #7 will be open this year, after being closed for 2 years. Most water holes are freezing, more cold weather is needed. We do need more snow to start grooming."Orrington Trail Riders, web site


MID COAST-DOWNEAST

Beddington:2/11: "Yes! We are snowmobiling and having a good time. All our trails have been groomed: ITS 81 north to Gassapias Bridge, ITS 81 south to the Sunrise Rail Trail, ITS 84 north toward Milford, Township 22 Loop Trail south of Rt. 9, and Four Lake Rt. Trail north of Rt. 9. So let's get out here and ride while we can. Ride safe!
Come see us at the Snackbar on Rt. 9 in Beddington. Homemade pies and cakes. Pizza on Saturday. " - Reggie Archer, Check our Facebook page- Airline Riders SC, Routes 9 & 193, Beddington, 207 638-2301.

Cherryfield :2/7: "As of last night the sunrise trail has been groomed a big thank you goes out to Tommy West & Robert West for getting it done." -Narraguagus SC, Facebook page

Calais :2/6: "We received almost a foot of new snow yesterda which means fresh tracks today! ITS84 takes you right along the waterfront in Calais giving you a great view of our Canadian neighbors and easy access to gas, food and lodging in Calais." Sunrise Snowmobilers Facebook page

Downeast Sunrise Trail:: View the Sunrise Trail web site


NORTHWESTERN MOUNTAINS

New Portland :2/7 "Received some new snow and trails were groomed. Use caution when out riding. " - Brad Bucklin, Wire Bridge Sno-Travelers.

Kingfield:2/4: " Trails # 115 North & South as well as club trails are not good. We did receive about an inch of snow but has melted We will keep you posted! Think snow !" - S Boyce, Sno-Wanderers Club of Kingfield.

Eustis/Stratton :2/4: "Unforunately due to weather conditions grooming is suspended until we get more snow" - Arnold Trail SC

Lexington-Highland-Concord-Pleasant Ridge :1/19: "Trail to Pine Grove and Bingham via 1 mile trail groomed (Rowe Pond Trail) closed due to logging.
Trail up Sandy Stream Valley partially groomed, water hole up by mailboxes, should freeze up this week.
Trail to Carrabassett groomed.
Trail to Kingfield wet in some areas. Watch for trail change due to land owner issues, trail now goes beside road for a short distance.
Trail to Gilman Pond closed till pond freezes. " - C Horne, Lexington-Highlanders SC


RANGELEY/BETHEL/GREATER RUMFORD AREA/WESTERN MAINE

NOTE: Slippery Sliders SC of Roxbury has reported that ITS 117 will be closed for the foreseeable future due to active logging ops. Area of E Twp, and south. Heads up for trail closure signs so you don't end up in the middle of plowed areas/cutting operations.

Porter, Parsonsfield: 2/9: "Sacopee Valley Snowdrifters, we got 3-4 inches of light, powdery snow on 2/8/16. Due to melting and settling of the snow from the previous storm, we need another 12-16 inches of snow so that we can groom. Please do your snow dance as we need more snow for out Poker Rally on 2-28-16. Please check our webpage or our Facebook page for more information on trail conditions." -" - Sacopee Valley Snow Drifters web, Facebook page.

Newry:2/5: "We are having no luck with the snow gods, no snow on the trails, just water and ice" - Windy Valleys SC

Rumford:2/5: "We got 1" of new snow today. Not enough to make a difference. This brings the season's total snowfall to 23" versus a normal of 51" for this date. The low snowfall and warm weather have resulted in a snow depth of only 6". Our trails are passable but in poor condition. There are many exposed rocks, roots, stumps, water bars, and ice patches." - Rumford Polar Bears

Rangeley:2/1 : "Trails are open and range in condition from very nice to thin. The upper elevation and farther away from town the better the conditions. Given the unusual warm weather we are grooming when temperatures allow. More seasonal temps are forecasted to return later in the week. Be careful in the logging areas. With the low snow cover watch for hazards. Additional snow is in the forecast. Hopefully we will get some. Please be very careful.
As always, before you venture out on a lake and or a pond please make sure that you know it is safe! Trail conditions will be updated as they change.
ITS 89 Between R-1 (Depot Street) and Rev-It-Up has been closed officially to Snowmobiles and ATVs per the landowner." View conditions for individual trails at Rangeley Lakes SC web site

Bethel-Greenwood-Woodstock:1/20: "Got out last night from Bethel to check some of the trail. The Alder River flooded up into the pines between RT26 and the RR tracks, as it usually does early season. The swamps are all still wet, the water is high in general and not frozen solid yet.
Yesterday we saw a good freeze and productive day, in terms of the temps remaining low and windy, helping to freeze things up. Looks like we will have highs in the low 20's the rest of the week. It's going to take some time still, but we will get there.
The big storm this weekend may bring a little snow our way, but nothing compared to what it is shaping up to be down south. Still, we will take everything that we can get.
Officially, trails are not yet open so the gates are still closed. If you ride, use extreme caution near any water." - Greenstock Snowsports

Roxbury/Byron "Connector 117 from Byron to Rangeley is closed for this winter due to multiple logging operations blocking every way we have tried to go, so please cooperate with their requests. Thanks" :1/14: "16 West to Roxbury Pond was packed with the Tucker and Drag yesterday, still some water holes and need more snow, but it's a start. :Slippery Sliders SC

Naples:1/18: "Getting close. One more GOOD storm and we should be ready to start grooming. The groomers are anxious to get out in the woods."Muddy River Sno-Seekers Facebook, web page -

Andover:1/17: "6 inches of fluffy snow. powder riding at its best!" - Andover Snow Valley Sno-Goers

Hebron:1/16:" Let the riding begin... Trails are open, groomers are out but use caution because the base is thin. Surrounding towns have begun grooming as well. TS-89 on the Oxford Hebron line has logging activity otherwise trails are normal. Trail maps are available at The Storekeepers or call them for updated trail information: 207-966-2733. Think Snow!" - Beth Francis, Bouncing Bogies SC

Sebago:: Sebago Branch Duckers, more local info at Facebook page.


CENTRAL MAINE (Greater LA, Augusta, Waterville etc)

Augusta: 2/11: "Trails will be groomed for the week-end. There is still limited snow cover over much of the system. Go slow and take it easy."- Lindy Pelletier, North Augusta Trailblazers

Palermo:2/10:"A number of our trails were ridden today. Not groomed, some panned. They are rideable, BUT. There are rocks and wet spots. Hopefully the wet spots will freeze overnight, but the rocks won't go away. Ride with extreme caution, PLEASE!!"Palermo SC

Gardiner:2/10 : " 29A (powerline) and 29 east of Brunswick Ave. groomed last night. Trails ok, still a little boney. Trails will be fully groomed and widened by the weekend." - Brian Winchester, President, Gardiner Ridge Riders

Farmingdale:2/9: "WARNING!!! Trail 29 between Northern Avenue and the power line has a logging operation in progress. Avoid this section if at all possible. Many hazards in the trail. Groomed most everything west of the pike. Trails are ok at best. Need more snow. Use caution if venturing out." - Bob Dill, Barnstormers SC

Winthrop:2/5: "It's better than nothing!" - Hillandalers SC

West Gardiner :: "Trail Updates: Please stay off the trails until more snow. Trail closures: Rt. 32R Alternate - Libby Lane to back of shooting range and Collins Mills Dam trail to lake are both closed due to lack of snow. Stay tuned for updates." - Cobbosseecontee SC

Belgrade:: Belgrade Draggin Masters


SOUTH-SOUTH WESTERN MAINE

Cumberland/North Yarmouth:2/6: "Decent amount of snow fell yesterday. 4"-8" depending on the area and tree coverage. Mostly muddy still in spots and streams are open. Use your discretion on trails. Realize Smithwood Drive/102 power line in North Yarmouth still closed after Route 9. Please respect this CMP property by not riding after the "No Snowmobiling" signs. Wardens may be waiting for you." - Moonlite Sno-Skimmers Facebook page

Waterboro:2/6: "Current Trail Conditions: Trails are closed, gates are closed. Trails are mostly rocks and water. Ground is currently thawed" - Ossipee Mountaineers SC

Sanford-Springvale:2/5: "Groomer comments February 5, 2016: ALL CLUB MAINTAINED TRAILS ARE OFFICIALLY CLOSED!Our Trailmaster says: Well, we have a fresh 9 inches of snow -- so now it looks like winter. However, the problem is nothing is frozen and even with cold weather it will take at least a week to freeze things up. Do not venture out on the trails as you WILL sink out of site." Southern Maine Sno-Goers

Lyman:: "Until we get more the snow trails are closed." - Lyman SC


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