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Photo by Sue Maynard - The groomed trail left behind by the drag - Chapman Ridge Runners, Trail #74.
Benedicta:3/16: "Hi Gang,
ITS# 83 - Sherman/Whetstone Falls - Groomed,with good conditions!!
ITS# 81 Sherman/Benedicta/Mattawamkeag Cutoff - Groomed, with good conditions!!
Municipal Trail#70 - Benedicta/Whetstone Falls CLOSED due to logging!!
NOTE**** McAvoy Trail is closed for the season!
NOTE**** Deer and moose using all trails, give them the right of way - do not chase - it is illegal!!!" - Jim Splan, Reporter at Large, Benedicta Snowgang
Aroostook County:3/15: This is only a portion of the report. Please view the full report with more details, social events, etc at Caribou Rec web site.
ITS 92: This trail is in good condition.
ITS 90: This trail continues to be in great shape. There is a logging operation about 2 miles from the Woodland road crossing near Caribou. It is marked watch for log trucks. Fort Fairfield is reporting good conditions. Portage is reporting a small logging operation near the Beaver Brook Bridge please use caution.
ITS 120 This trail is in great condition.
ITS 83 reporting good conditions. The logging operation is now in effect and the reroute is now open please watch for signs and plan accordingly. There is also a new logging operation in Monticello south of the transfer station road watch for signs. Night trucking has started so please be cautious.
ITS 81 This trail is connected all the way through There is a logging operation on the section in Grand Isle please watch for signs. There is a logging operation where trail 98B and 81 intersect watch for signs. Madawaska is reporting good conditions. All clubs are out on their sections. Van Buren will have their entire section done by Friday morning.
ITS 85 Groomers will be out from North to South before the weekend. Oxbow is reporting that they will start as soon as the snow stops.
ITS 105 This trail is in good condition from Van Buren all the way through to Scopan.
ITS 88 Good conditions are being reported especially after the snow.
Trail 61 in Washburn is groomed and in good shape.
Trail 89 This trail is open to the Black Bear Lodge and connects with trail 102 which is the old trail 100 that Pleasant Ridge Riders maintains. From this intersection North to 94 still has not been connected.
Trail 94 Starting Thursday night it will be groomed.
Trail 71A in Ashland is now open to the river, there is one mile of plowed road other than that this trail is awesome. Frenchville is reporting good shape on their trails.
Sly Brook snowmobile club are reporting good conditions on trail 96 and 73, Friday the rest of 73 and 73A will be groomed.
Moose town Riders are reporting that their whole system will be complete by Friday.
Caswell is reporting good conditions
Trail 71D is closed for the season as there is logging, this is in the Grand Lake Seboeis area. Municipal trail 70 Benedicta/Whetstone Falls is closed due to heavy logging
Trail 81 Nordic Lakers are reporting good conditions
Easton Snowmobile Club is reporting that they have packed everything and will groom everything Friday Night.
Trail 73 and 73B is being maintained by Fort Kent and are reporting a few water holes on 73.
Central Aroostook Snowmobile club are reporting a lot of Moose traffic on the #9 lake trail and Rte. 70A.
Bowlin/Mattagamon/Shin Pond is hoping for a great weekend with all trails groomed and ready. ITS 83, 85 and 85 to 71D are in great shape.
Benedicta Snow Gang has had some breakdowns this week but should have all groomers on the trails late Thursday. ITS 81, 81A and 83A to Sherman will be ready for the weekend.
The Molunkus Valley Snow Drifters in Sherman will have ITS 83, 83A and their portion of 3A groomed and report that all trails are in great shape.
The Rockabema Snow Rangers in Patten will have ITS 81 to Shin Pond, 112 to Island Falls and club trail 62 north will be groomed and ready by Friday.
The Meduxnekeag Ramblers are reporting 18 inches of new snow with more on the way. Club Trail 81 will be groomed Friday. ITS 83-rail bed is being groomed now with conditions looking good. ITS 86 West to St. Croix Stream is ready and in excellent shape. ITS 86 by Houlton International Airport and through to Hogdon will be groomed on Saturday.
Eastern Maine Snow Riders with 3, 3A and ITS 110 to Macwahoc are groomed
Linneus Snow Sports is packing this new snow with a drag before going out with the groomers on Saturday. ITS 105 from Hodgdon to ITS 83 and club trails 8 and 1 should be in great condition on Saturday.
Mars Hill:3/9:"IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT ITS 83 see below. Trails are all in fair condition. The warmer temps will make grooming a challenge. With the lack of sub-freezing temperatures and possible rain showers during the daytime over the next couple days sledders should expect less than perfect conditions. Our groomer will be going out shortly and start on ITS 83 and ITS 81 north of Mars Hill. It will Saturday night before we get over all of our system so be patient.
ITS 83 Mars Hill to Presque Isle is in fair condition. Slow down by the house in Westfield- WE ARE LEAVING THIS AREA ROUGH -GO 20 MPH PLEASE!!
ITS 83 Mars Hill to Bridgewater is in fair condition and for local traffic only.
The trail in Bridgewater is closed south of the Boot Foot Road and North of the #9 Lake Trail intersection due to logging. There will be night TRUCKING starting next week. Snowmobiles must stay off the plowed section. The Warden service has been advised regarding this.
I doubt the person or person(s) doing the following reads this but if you do- LEAVE THE SIGNS ALONE- knocking them over, turning them, or moving them out of the way doesn't change anything. The trail is still CLOSED! The detour will be using ITS 81S Mars Hill, Rte 70A, and then the #9 Lake Trail in this order if coming from the north traveling south. If traveling from the south going north the order will be the #9 Lake Trail Monticello, Rte 70A, ITS81N into Mars Hill. This is the same as last year and will add approximately 20 miles to your ride. SO PLAN ACCORDINGLY regarding having enough gasoline to make the trip.
ITS83 south from the intersection of the #9 Lake Trail is in fair condition.
There is also a logging operation crossing ITS 83 in Monticello south of the Transfer Station Road and north of the Meduxnekeag River trestle bridge. It is well marked with many CAUTION signs so slow down and watch for equipment and trucks. #9 Lake Trail is in fair condition. The logging operation crossing this trail a few miles west of the ITS 83 intersection is done.
Route 70A is in good condition.
ITS 81 from Mars Hill southwest to Rte 70A is in fair condition. Watch for MOOSE in the trail!
ITS 81 northeast from Mars Hill to Easton is in good condition. Please stay on the marked trails so as not to hit obstacles in the fields that are now covered by the snow. SLOW DOWN and RIDE RIGHT at a responsible rate of speed. Enjoy your ride and get to your destination safely" - Nick Bailey, Central Aroostook S.C.
Oxbow-Masardis:3/14: "As of yesterday, all of our trails were re-opened after the last storm. Now we are getting hit with the 3rd major storm of the month with a good possibility of a 4th storm next week. The warmer temperatures are limiting our hours of grooming time. As soon as this storm ends we will resume grooming operations on ITS 85 followed by ITS 86. It will take 4 - 5 nights to get the trails packed. The club trails will be groomed as time and weather permit."- Oxbow-Masardis SC
St John Valley/ExtremeNorthern Maine :3/1: 25F in Madawaska... add a new foot of nice fluff to waist-deep snow throughout EXTREME NORTHERN MAINE and you have SLEDDING PARADISE... Let's ride!!! http://www.facebook.com/SnowmobileNorthernMaine:
GREATER KATAHDIN REGION
Katahdin Region:3/16: "Twin Pines Snowmobile Club Update: We received 16-20" of snow across our system from this past storm. Temps cooled last night and all groomers were out. We groomed the following trails: In-town Millinocket Trails; ITS 85/86 Stacyville Rd; 112/Stratton trail; 112/Logan Pond Trail; ITS 85/86 Pole Line; ITS 85/86 State Rd; ITS 85/86 Abol and Hurd Pond; The Grant Brook Rd to ITS 85/86 Penobscot Pond. The groomed trails are in excellent shape; Wild Kingdom Trail was not groomed; note Wild Kingdom has a washout that you need to go around, there is a trail that goes to the side of it; the washouts on the Pole Line have been worked on, so they are good now and there are some large puddles in town by the athletic fields that can be avoided.
Note: Saturday March 17th the River Drivers is having a private function during the day and evening, we will be selling gas and limited food choices. Otherwise open 7am to 9pm daily. Call 800-766-7238 if you have questions.
River Drivers Restaurant , https://www.neoc.com/snowmobile-trail-report-maine, https://www.facebook.com/snowmobilinginmaine
3/14: Jo Mary Riders Update: "All three groomers made it out Thursday and Thursday night. The following trails were packed: ITS 109 to ITS 86, Black Pond trail, PP x-over, the 109/111 x-over (high + low roads), ITS 111, Greenleaf/Gauntlet loop, B-Pond, Downtown connector, 109S toward Medway, the Parkway including the Scenic loop, and the Russel Point trail. We received 16" to 22" of heavy snow from the storm Wed. into Thurs. am. Grooming will resume Friday pm. Should be a great weekend of riding with the temps cooling off!
Several ice ridges formed this week on the 5 lakes. Was a rather large one between Ambajejus and Pemadumcook Lake, then a small one that was about 18-24" about 1/2 mile east of White House landing. 3 ft ridges in places, the water levels in these lakes have been dropped almost a foot? over the past week and the new snow will make these pressure ridges impossible to see, so be really careful if you are crossing lakes or rivers! Jo-Mary Riders SC
Note: There are some errors on the 2018 Katahdin Region Snowmobile Map. Contrary to what it shows on the 2018 Trail Map, 5 Lakes Lodge does not serve food. Also the Northern Timber Cruisers clubhouse is actually located in Millinocket (the incorrect location of the NTC on the map is in Brownville).
Bowlin Matagamon Shin Pond area :: Shin Pond Village Facebook page, Shinpond.com
GREATER MOOSEHEAD REGION
Greenville:3/14: "Four groomers went out this afternoon to begin packing down the new snow. It will take a couple days to get the air beat out of the snow but the forecasted cold will help things set up. We will be grooming each night right through next week." - Moosehead Riders SC Facebook page .
Rockwood :3/14: "Too much snow to groom so we packed it today. Big Snow this past week. Another 24 inches of new powder fell in the last 24 hours. Birches groomers are out working overtime right now.
All area trails are great. It doesn't get any better than this!! ITS 88 will was packed by two Birches groomers today and will be groomed tomorrow night again from The Jackman system to the Greenville system.
The Moosehead Trail (RT66) is now opened and marked from MT Kineo directly to The Birches. We have fuel and oil. The Birches restaurant and lounge is opened every day 7 AM until at least 9 PM. Take RT 66 or ITS 88 to the lodge from Jackman and Greenville/Forks.
Check out our live webcam http://www.birches.com/webcam
ITS 88 is groomed from the Jackman system to the Greenville/Forks system. Be sure to have good cell phones while traveling the trails. Check our Facebook Page for daily updates/
ITS 88 from The Birches will be on all trails and no plowed roads this winter season. The groomers are all running now. Come on over for a great meal and great accommodations. The Birches Resort , Facebook Page
Rockwood:3/13: "Well winter is finally here! Sorry for the lack of reports I had the good fortune of going to the Gaspe last week. All eight of us had a great time and no sled issues. Now back to Rockwood , groomers were out in full force thru the weekend trying to keep trails flat. More good news , Chesuncook is going to groom RT 66 to Kineo the rest of this season to complete the loop .This is a huge help to Rockwood and surrounding clubs. Today looks like another nor'easter, I love it, it will take 2-3 groomings to get all the air out so be patient . Plan is to groom Wednesday night and then thru the weekend. Please watch for grooming equipment as we may be out during the day. Thanks goes out to Carey ,Jersey Paul , Paul Blair and Nelson for getting new track on tucker Monday, we could not do all we do without the help ( all volunteer) of these great guys. It takes a lot of people in all these clubs to give YOU these great trails to ride ,so please support your sport, join a club , throw your change in trail jar, or just donate to your favorite clubs. See you on the trails , ride right , ride safe !" Blue Ridge Riders snowmobile club, Facebook page
Shirley: 3/12: "We had a nice snow fall of 14" this week and an inch or two since then. The trails are settling but there seems to be lots of sleds on the trails making moguls. We are out daily grooming keeping up the best we can with our sled and drag seeing our track truck is out of commission for the rest of the season due to a fire. Sled safe and do watch for open water on the ponds." Shirley Bog Trail Busters, Facebook page
Kokadjo:3/8: "The nor'easter gave us a good 10 inches of snow to work with. All surrounding clubs are out packing trails. Will there be some good riding this weekend? OH YEAH!" View reports of individual trails at the Kokadjo Roach Riders web site.
ROUTE 201 CORRIDOR
Anson-North Anson:3/16: "We closed the carrabasett river crossing in North Anson last Sunday due to the ice conditions and water on the ice, please seek a alternative route. For the passed two days the groomer has been out packing trails and clearing snow from road crossings. Tonight when temperatures are appropriate we will groom Anson to Solon and New Portland ITS 84." - Mike Anson-North Anson SC
West Forks, Parlin Pond:3/14: "The third storm in as many weeks left us with 12-18 inches of just what we needed to make for a great end to the winter season. We had groomers out all day and will be out tonight as well to start setting up trails for the weekend. Our plan is to groom Thursday, Friday, and Saturday to ensure the best conditions we've seen yet this season. Below average temps in the single digits Friday and Saturday night should make for perfect grooming and highs in the teens will make for perfect riding. We plan to groom until the end of the month so that leaves three weekends to enjoy the best conditions so far this winter. All area clubs will be out in full force so make plans and enjoy. It's a long time until next winter." - Joe" - Coburn Summit Riders
The Forks:3/13: "Forecast is for 12"+ of snow from the Tuesday / Wednesday storm. Groomers will be out Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. All sections have plenty of snow and the riding is pretty awesome ... Enjoy it while it lasts!
ITS 86 FROM BERRYS STORE HEADING EAST TOWARD GREENVILLE Intown gets beat up quickly with the heavy traffic. Once out of town just a mile, things improve. Good riding all the way to the ITS 88 intersection.
ITS 87 HEADING SOUTH TOWARD BINGHAM Fine ride all the way through. Take ITS 87 south to the Bingham Wind Farm Trail, then loop back around onto the Pleasant Pond Trail and back to The Forks. This is a great 65 mile loop with spectacular scenery around Moxie Mountain. Ride right under the 300' tall wind towers!
PLEASANT POND TRAILGood snow cover. Decent all the way from the Bingham Wind Farm Trail back to ITS 87.
BALD MOUNTAIN TRAIL Good snow cover. Nice going all the way through.
CARATUNK SPUR Open and groomed.
KENNEBEC RIVER TRAIL Open and groomed all the way from Northern Outdoors to West Forks." - Jim Yearwood, Forks Area Trails Club Northern Outdoors, Facebook page
For day riders, there is a FREE PARK & RIDE LOT at Northern Outdoors on Route 201. The lot is large, well plowed and has plenty of room for trailers. Groomed access to all trails. The lot is marked with a large sign on Route 201. Trail maps, 91 octane ethanol-free gas, and food are available at Northern Outdoors.
Jackman:3/13: " Good to very good conditions overall with about another foot of new snow on the way for Wednesday into Thursday! Groomers are going out nightly and winter is still in full swing! This is a bonus and won't last too long so come on up now!
NORTH TO CANADA:Groomed and good to very good
SOUTH TO PARLIN AND FORKS Good overall
PITTSTON FARM: Groomed and good to very good
CLUB TRAIL TO BORDER RIDERS. Open from lake to clubhouse. Not going to the border this way because of loggin operation.
Rockwood:Good and groomed" Bishop's Motel report. See more trails and lodging information at web site linked above
Madison:3/12: "We groomed ITS87 last night. It came out awesome! Gonna groom what we can for club trails tonight. We're only able to use the PB because of the warm weather. Doing our best." Abnaki Sno-Riders
Jackman-Moose River:3/11: "Last storm gave us about 8 inches in town and more at higher elevations.Just enough to snow to cover our solid base. Nights are still cold so after the groomer does his magic, it sets up nice.Please give the trails time to set up after groomers make a pass. Warmer day on Saturday showed some soft snow south of town by mid day. More snow expected Tuesday. Trails are in great shape!
Stay safe out there and use caution on lakes and ponds. Follow trail markers. Reminder: stay off wood plantations and plowed roads. Please do not ride on plowed roads (used for logging operations) unless the ITS is sharing a part of this road. It is their right to be on them and they may not be able to stop if you are on their road." View reports on individual trails at Jackman Moose River Region Chamber of Commerce web site
Solon:3/9: "PLEASE RESPECT landowners today there was a lot of trails at griswolds there is no longer a direct trail to the solon superett from 87. In order to go there please don't go towards pleasant st. It is marked no snowmobiling. Refer to the "hidden gem" acrossed the street from griswolds for about a mile and half to the evergreens cross the solon embden bridge, than go up the hill half way make a right onto its 84 when you get to the solon dam you will know where your at. Please give us time to work out details on a new trail. We need to have permissions to cross new people's land." - View reports on individual trails at Solon Snow Hawks, Facebook page
Bingham:3/2 : "T e m p e r a t u r e s a r e i n t h e m i d t o u p p e r 3 0's d u r i n g t h e d a y a n d i n t h e 2 0' s a t n i g h t . W e a r e e x p e c t i n g l i g h t s n o w t o d a y .
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T h e 2 0 1 8 s n o w m o b i l e s e a s o n i s i n f u l l s w i n g . L e t 's g e t o u t a n d e n j o y t h e M a i n e O u t d o o r s . C a l l T o l l F r e e ( 1 - 8 0 0 - 3 4 8 - 8 8 7 1 ) f o r S n o w m o b i l e s a n d C a b i n R e n t a l s I n f o r m a t i o n ... P a t r i c k' s R e s t a u r a n t a n d P u b o p e n F r i d a ys f o r D i n n e r , S a t u r d a ys f o r L u n c h a n d D i n n e r , S u n d a y s f o r L u n c h . " North Country Rivers web site, Facebook page
Jackman:2/22: "All trails are open. The conditions are hard, flat and good it may be icy please use caution, especially when traveling over any water. Unplowed woods roads make for good riding in conditions like this. Remember quite a few trail changes, so ask your host if you are unsure." - Border Riders Sportsman Club - View more details at club website linked above
Bingham: : Valley Riders SC, Gateway Recreation & Lodging
RANGELEY/BETHEL/GREATER RUMFORD AREA/WESTERN MAINE
Hebron:3/16: "Trail condition are good. Groomers are out and other neighboring towns have been out grooming as well. The temperatures look favorable for some great weekend riding. Remember that there has been open water in recent weeks due to warmer weather though temps have dropped not all waterways are safe. The 2018 Ten Town Trail Map is now available covering the towns of Auburn, Buckfield, Greene, Hebron, Lewiston, Mechanic Falls, Minot, Oxford, Poland, and Turner. Look for them in these areas at local businesses who support our sport by advertising on the map such as The Storekeepers. FMI 207-966-2733. Ride Right and see you on the trails!" - B. Francis, Bouncing Bogies SC
Rumford:3/15: "The Hanover Trail to the Route 2 crossing and the south half of the A&B Trail were packed by Bob Milligan. Bob said the snow was really deep and it was hard going.
3/14: Trail 17 from the Park&Ride to ITS 82 was packed with the Tucker and foil by Gene Knox and John Ross. They also packed ITS 82 to the Black Mtn Trail, the Swain Pond Trail to the plowed road, and the north half of the Black Mountain Trail. We got 18" of snow. Our season to date snowfall total is up to 101" vs the 120 year average for this date of 77". The guys are out packing with the Tucker. It'll take us a few days to get trails groomed." - Rumford Polar Bears web site, Facebook page
Naples:3/14: "I'm sure people are interested in the trails what with all the snow we've had lately. The lakes are no longer safe. The west side trail system is essentially shut down to grooming as one of the landowners put up her gate for the spring so this impacts the ability to use/groom the west side. If people do not respect the landowner and snowmobile around the trail we could very well lose that access so please be respectful. I am not sure if we will be able to Groom the east side. I will post if I get Information on that. As of right now I'm not aware of any reason why you cannot use the east side trails." - Muddy River Sno-Seekers Facebook page, web page
Roxbury/Byron:3/12: "All trails were groomed this weekend. Conditions are good with the exception of a few thin areas where recent wood harvesting took place. One place is on Dolly mountain on 117N and the other is on the Lohnes Farm Road in trail 16. Our groomer will be out this week making the trails great after Tuesday's storm. " - Craig Young, Slippery Sliders SC Facebook page
Rangeley:3/11: " We currently have five piston bullies operating we have a demo that we will be using for the next few weeks. Friday and Saturday night we had five tractors out. As of right now it looks like we will be grooming pretty much every night through next weekend " Rangeley Lakes SC Facebook page Rangeley Lakes SC.
Bethel-Greenwood-Woodstock:3/10: "The groomers were out last night! Bethel to the Matterhorn was done, Bethel to Albany was done and Albany base to Crocker Pond was done and Albany to North Norway done! There are a few wet spots so ride with caution, ride right and stay safe!" See updates at Greenstock Snowsports Facebook page
Newry:3/10: "Brad dragged from newry corner to andover line. He plans to do 13 south and possibly mt will today. Unfortunately Tucker is not operational. So trail is not groomed to grafton and beyond. So if you like it deep and soft...head that way! A few open brookholes in spots, so be cautious. Enjoy!" Windy Valleys SC, Facebook page
Sebago :: Sebago Branch Duckers Facebook page.
Andover::Andover Trails Facebook page, Andover Snow Valley Sno-Goers Facebook page
Guilford:3/15: " Well Ol'man winter has not given up!!! That's good with me as I don't like a quitter. The groomer operators have been out and will get everything in good shape for this weekend!!! Be sure to thank our groomer operators if you see them as the miss a lot personal time with family so that we can enjoy some of the best trails the state of Maine has to offer!!!
On that note if you are one of the 2 snowmobiles riding off the trail around the RT 23 trail crossing you should be proud of yourselves as the landowner is very upset and we are facing this trail being closed forever. If anyone knows who this is please pass on to them how upsetting this is to snowmobilers. We all work so hard to keep these trails open and try to improve our private landowners property. Only to have a couple unappreciative people potentially ruin 40 plus years of great relationships with our wonderful landowners."Four Winds SC
Newport :3/14: "Mother Nature Had finally let go of her grip, as of 4:00am this morning we had 18" of wet snow on the ground. Packing and grooming will resume tonight, stay posted for further updates on trail conditions and keep doing that snow dance. Enjoy" - S.V.S.C. Trail Master S.Jakins." - Sebasticook Valley SC
Corinna:3/11: "We took 2 machines out on ITS85 (rail bed) tonight. Lots of traffic today but nice and flat now! Ride safe everyone!" Corundel Raiders SC
Monson:3/9: "Well we finally got some fresh snow so grooming operations are back in business! Last night we groomed the pole line to Ladd Brook, the in town trail, and part way out the Eville trail. The ice on Ladd brook was checked and is still fine for sleds, but not the new groomer. We will try to finish grooming the pole line with the skandics today. There is also a big washout near the North Guilford road that we groomed a trail around so please use caution. Today we will groom the Blanchard trail, North trail, and the rest of the Eville trail." Narrow Gauge Riders Snowmobile Club
Eustis/Stratton :3/15: "2 feet fresh powder best conditions of season. Grooming day and night throughout the weekend." - Arnold Trail SC, Facebook Page
Kingfield 3/15: "Come visit us , we have lots of snow ! Our trails are being groomed now. Trails 115 North to Carrabassett and South to the ITS 84 are getting a grooming . We also will be doing our local trails! Have a fun and safe weekend! - Sno-Wanderers Club of Kingfield.
New Portland :3/15: " We will be out packing trails this weekend as long as cool temps hold out. Enjoy spring riding while it lasts."- Brad, Wire Bridge Sno-Travelers
Lexington-Highland-Concord-Pleasant Ridge :3/12: "Our grooming team was out yesterday for 12 hours getting the rest of our trails groomed. Enjoy your ride and stay safe" - Lexington-Highlanders SC
GREATER BANGOR-GREATER LINCOLN
Enfield:3/16: "After it seemed as if winter was winding down, there is now quite a bit of fresh snow on the trails!
Two areas of concern:
We have had to close the trail to the river at the biomass plant (just east of Route 2) due to logging. We've learned that the new shrimp farm operation will be constructed here which unfortunately means we'll have to find a new location for this main trail. We'll work hard this offseason to figure out those details.
Also in the works is a reroute of our trail to Burlington/Lincoln which was closed off by a landowner earlier this season just south of Cold Stream Pond. We're very close to a solution but have one more piece of the puzzle left. The portion of this trail east of the closed section was dragged last weekend up to ITS 81 and it can be accessed from Abbot Dr. and Cedar Rest Rd.
The power line trail is open and will continue to be groomed as time permits. The Passadumkeag trail is also open, but the swampy areas are not safe for the groomer to cross and the Passadumkeag River is no longer frozen. A few trees have fallen across the trails from the latest storm and we'll work on getting those cleaned up. Overall there is plenty of snow cover, but with numerous washouts hiding underneath so please be careful. "- Cold Stream Sno-Riders
' Orrington:3/14: "TRAILS... With nearly 2' of snow, we need to continue to advise folks to stay off of water/ice crossings as these are highly unsafe! Please don't expect to see beautifully groomed trails overnight. It just cannot happen with the depth and above freezing temps. Feel free to break trail at your own risk and don't go alone. Getting stuck is a possibility." Orrington Trail Riders, website
Lincoln :3/10: "Both groomers were out Friday night from midnight into Saturday morning. The BR350 went Trail 1 north to ITS 82 East to ITS 81 south to Trail 6 where it turned around & followed the same route back to the clubhouse. The Husky did Trail 1 south to White Point Road, back up 1 to Trail 6 East to ITS 81 south to Trail 2 West to Trail 1, over to Taylor Street & back to Trail 2. Panned Trail 1 from where 2 turns toward Millet-Mallet Road (did NOT do that part of 2). Headed toward Phiney Farm Road but turned around after encountering second major water hole completely across trail and maybe 100 feet or so long. Headed back on 2 to 4 West to Ramsay Welding where a hydraulic leak was discovered. Working on it now. Lots of good riding but lots of water holes in places. Spring riding conditions. RIDE WITH CAUTION!!!" Lincoln Snowhounds SC
Springfield ::Quad County SC web site, Facebook page See where the groomer has been
Bucksport:: Family SC, web site
Beddington:3/16: "Finally, the snow we should have gotten in the beginning of the year! Nor'easter just dumped over 2 feet of snow, and last week we received close to a foot. We will be grooming over the next few days, depending on temperatures. Get out and ride while you can!" - Airline Riders SC
Calais :3/15: "Trail update: We've received around 15-20" of new snow on top of last weeks storm. Trails though snow covered will likely have wet areas and washouts so please use extreme caution. The large flowage on ITS 84 close to Border Patrol headquarters is still a problem. We are unsure at this point if you can get around it at all and wouldn't recommend trying to "skim" across it. This means you may not be able to travel from Calais all the way to the Big Stop and Baileyville. We'll update when we get to assess it better. For now, ITS 84 from Baring to downtown Calais has been opened and groomed with pipe drags. We're hoping to open up the trail to Round Pond and towards Nash's Lake in the next day or two.Sunrise Snowmobilers Facebook page
Downeast Sunrise Trail:3/15: "Trail is open for winter activities has been groomed from Columbia to Franklin, did not make it to jonesboro, too warm to groom right now." Sunrise Trail web site or Facebook page
Cherryfield :: Narraguagus SC web site report, Facebook page
CENTRAL MAINE (Greater LA, Augusta, Waterville etc)
Gardiner:3/16 : "All trails were groomed last night. Conditions good except for the waterholes. Use caution."- Brian Winchester, Gardiner Ridge Riders
Palermo:3/15: "Trails are NOT groomed, even with over a foot of new snow. They are pass at own risk. There are a lot of water holes and mud. Caution is advised." Palermo SC
West Gardiner :3/11: "Trails are open, use extreme caution due to wet holes and spring-like conditions." Cobbosseecontee SC
Winthrop:3/8: "We have received over a foot of snow. HOWEVER, the edges of the lakes in certain areas have opened up and there is OPEN WATER at some trail heads. If you do go out use EXTREME CAUTION!! "-Hillandalers SC
Auburn :: Auburn Sno-Groomers
Lewiston:: Hillside Family Riders SC, Facebook page
Albion :: - Night Roadrunners SC
Belgrade:: Belgrade Draggin Masters
SOUTH-SOUTH WESTERN MAINE
Sanford-Springvale: 3/15: "The season appears to be starting up again. One odd winter. No snow and bare ground then two storms with almost 4 feet of snowfall and maybe another big snow next Wednesday. Crews are going out to check trail conditions this weekend. Some trails will probably be able to be opened with the sub zero weather coming. Cold appears like it will last into late March. Don't venture out yet. Wait till at least Sunday am. and you should be good. Grooming will have to be assessed also." Southern Maine SnoGoers:
Waterboro :3/13: "Good morning Snowmobilers, Round 2, the trails are opened. We will not be grooming our trail system and the gates will remain closed. So please use caution the streams are opened Remember to stay on marked trails and respect our landowners. Thank u and happy riding" Ossipee Mountaineers SC
Cumberland/North Yarmouth:3/9: "Some of the trails may be better served for skiing or walking instead. Unfortunately, there is very little base in the woods and every water hole is wide open. Power lines and fields not too bad. Ride at your own risk, but be aware of conditions. Every root, rock and stump is ready to hit. Without some cold temps and a lot more snow, the season is probably over around here. We had a great start, a brief middle, but just not consistent long enough.
Also, someone rode off trail today at Val Halla, which is the best way for all of us to lose the privilege to use that entire trail. Use your head please. If you know who did this, please make them aware of the implications. Mike, Shawn and Ken took a loop today from the club house, across Turkey Lane, through Falmouth's Snake Trail and needless to say, it was about as bad as it has ever been. " Moonlite Sno-Skimmers Facebook page
Hollis:: Hollis Honkers SC
Lyman:: Lyman SC, Facebook page
Parsonsfield: : Sacopee Valley Snowdrifters
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