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FORECAST: National Weather Service/Caribou, Maine

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TRAVEL CONDITIONS: New England 511

WEB/SNOW CAMS

Northern Outdoors (The Forks)

Northwoods Outfitters (Moosehead)

East Cove, Moosehead Lake - Greenville

The Birches - Rockwood

Lake Parlin Lodge (Parlin Pond Twp)

Twin Pine Camps (Katahdin area)

Twin Pine Camps (Katahdin view)

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.

trail report submission email
Snowmobile Trail Conditions Path left behind the Chapman groomer Trail 74

2/18-26: Our annual reminder - It's school vacation week in Maine, and there will be many families with youngsters enjoying the trails. Please be extra safe and courteous out there. Stay to the right hand side of the trails, especially on curves and rises. Keep an eye out for groomers, and for the animals that are using the trails to get out of the snowpack. Slow down and enjoy the ride. Note: Warmer temps are creating grooming challenges in many areas. Go easy and help to preserve the trails until the cold temps settle back in.

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

Benedicta:2/22: "Hi Gang, With school vacation week upon us riders need to really slow down as there are lots of first time and inexperienced riders on the trails. With that being said, my report goes like this::::
ITS#83 - Sherman/Whetstone Falls - Groomed, with excellent conditions.
ITS#81 - Sherman/Benedicta/Mattawamkeag Cutoff - Groomed, with excellent conditions.
Municipal Trail#70 - Benedicta/Whetstone Falls - Groomed, with good/excellent conditions.
NOTE:::: Moose,deer, and other animals using all trails as they are having trouble getting around because of the deep snow. Remember, it is ILLEGAL to chase or harass these animals in any way!!!!
SPECIAL NOTE:::: Snowgang fishing derby is Sat. Feb. 25th!!! 15-20 tagged fish worth $100.00ea - come fish with us!!!"-Jim Splan, Reporter at Large, Benedicta Snowgang

Aroostook County:2/22: Caribou Rec reports "All clubs will be looking at the weather for the next couple of days and will get right back out as soon as the weather allows grooming to continue. With this being said if you do plan on riding while the temps are warm please ride respectfully and try to help out the clubs by not spinning your tracks.
TRAILS:
Trail 71A: only open the 1st 6 miles to Garfield.
ITS 83: is in great shape from one end of the County to the other. Remember that there is a reroute in the Bridgewater area due to logging the trail is marked so plan accordingly. There is a logging operation 4 miles South of Linneus please watch for signs. There will be a small logging operation near the Thibodeau road in Woodland, watch for signs.
ITS 90: is open and completely groomed and in great shape. Portage has also reported that there is some logging operations going on above the Mouse Island Road in Perham watch for signs.
ITS 85: is connected all the way through to the crown. There is a section of road that is plowed at the Red River Bridge where Eagle Lake and Portage meet, this will be plowed for the rest of the season so please use caution. There is a logging operation South of Violette settlement please use caution watch for signs. The Oxbow area of 85 is in great shape, so head down that way it makes for a great ride.
120: the Deboullie trail is in great shape. Remember there is still a logging operation near the St. Francis road about 5 miles of plowed road.
ITS 92: From Fort Kent up through to Allagash is reported to be in great shape. This part of the County seems to always get great snow and they are reporting awesome conditions.
ITS 86: is groomed all the way from the Boarder in Houlton and is in good shape to Oxbow.
ITS 81: Clubs will be out once it cools off. Watch for logging operation down off the Ashland road, and also on the Ralph Craig Memorial trail.
105: trail from Van Buren through Stockholm and South to Mapleton is in good shape. There is a logging operation at the Southern end in the Chapman area, there are alternatives to use. Logging should be complete within the next week. The Southern section of 105 is in great conditions.
ITS 88: From Fort Fairfield is reported open all the way to Ashland. Watch out for speed bumps in the Parkhurst Siding area of the Rail bed.
73B: is open and signed there is a logging operation in the Little Black lake area please use caution.
Trail 81: (Swedes Trail) is in great shape
Trail 81: in Houlton has a logging operation and will be shortened and is only going Oakfield.
Trail 100 in the Caswell area has now connected with trail 94 in the Cyr Plantation area in a different location.
Trail 61: Is open off of Downtown Washburn going towards 90 there is plowed sections so please use caution."
Follow link above for the full report, including social events.

Mars Hill:2/21: "Our trails were all drug over the past 2 days (2/20 & 2/21) and are all in good condition.
ITS 83 Mars Hill to Presque Isle is in good condition. Slow down by the house in Westfield- 20 MPH PLEASE!!
ITS 83 Mars Hill to Monticello is in good shape. The trail is now OPEN in Bridgewater as the logging operation moved out today. Thanks to all for your patience and for using the detour.
#9 Lake Trail is in good condition.
Route 70A is in good condition.
ITS 81 from Mars Hill southwest in good condition.
ITS 81 northeast from Mars Hill to Easton is groomed and in good condition." - John Bailey, Central Aroostook SC

Oxbow-Masardis:2/21: Oxbow-Masardis SC web site reports: "Trails are in the best shape of the season so far. The forecast for this week calls for warmer temperatures and periods of rain. Heavy traffic and the warmer temperature during the week will cause the trails to soften up quickly. Fortunately the trend is for colder temperatures by the end of the week."

Madawaska-St John River Valley:2/15: http://www.facebook.com/SnowmobileNorthernMaine reports -"The trails are smooth, firm and fast throughout Extreme Northern Maine with little traffic and the occasional Moose or Deer to happily slow you down a bit. The snowbanks are high from Connecticut to Madawaska right now and Northern Maine's trails are ready for a great President's Day Weekend. Keep to the right and be safe. Dress well with multiple layers and try an old newspaper as a bum-pad sometime. You will be pleasantly surprised. See you on the trails!!!"

Linneus::

Frenchville:: Frenchville SC Facebook page


GREATER KATAHDIN REGION

Katahdin Region:2/22:
"Twin Pines Snowmobile Club Grooming Update: Last night we groomed the Stacyville Road ITS85/86 and the South Twin Connector. We groomed ITS 85/86 the State Road to Logan Pond Trail and also to Abol and to Penobscot Pond. Conditions: Warmer conditions on the ground today. The State Road is still bumpy, the Grant Brook Road is better, but not great. Logan Pond, Abol and Penobscot Pond are good, (feedback from riders in house today). Stacyville and South Twin Connector as of early this morning they were flat and good. River Driver's restaurant is open for food, gas and lodging onsite at NEOC|Twin Pines www.neoc.com 207-723-5438
Jo-Mary Riders: Yesterday they groomed: ITS 111 to the JM road; B-Pond; Greenleaf Mtn. / Gauntlet Falls loop; ITS 109 section to the Parkway; The Parkway via Scenic loop to 10 mile gate and returned from there due to some Mechanical issues. Trails groomed on Monday Night; ITS 109 to ITS 86; Black Pond; PP x-over; ITS 111; 109/111 x-over; Downtown connector. Grooming will resume once the temps drop - which looks like the end of the week. Word from the Jo-Mary trails is that the trails are really good, flat and good riding."

Shin Pond Village Facebook page, Shinpond.com


GREATER MOOSEHEAD REGION

Greenville:2/22: " Well Mother Nature isn't being very kind to our trails. This warm weather is really eating away at the snowpack. We won't be grooming tonight as the temps need to be below freezing or we risk making a mess out of the trails. We're watching the weather forecasts closely and will get out to groom as soon as conditions allow. We understand that many of you have vacation plans around snowmobiling and that you really want flat trails but we just can't do anything positive with this weather. Keep your fingers crossed that we don't get hit with heavy rain into Saturday. Stay tuned for further updates. Thanks, MRSC grooming crew." - Moosehead Riders SC Facebook page .

Rockwood:2/21: "Happy vacation week to all, Last night we groomed our entire system, as did the Birches. We are trying to stay on the same schedule as the Birches so all trails in Rockwood are second to none. We will be out grooming again Wednesday night and thru the weekend to keep trails flat. Some slush is being reported on the lake so please be carful of that. Remember to ride right, there will be a lot of traffic the next two weeks, we want everyone to have a great time and return home safe. Please remember to support YOUR sport, grooming is very expensive, we spend $350.00 per night per groomer, that does not include groomer loan payment. We get some money from the state but not anywhere near the total cost. So please join our club, or you can make a trail fund donation to Blue Ridge Riders PO Box 35 Rockwood, ME 04478, or drop one off at Moosehead Sled Repair & Rental in Rockwood, thank you and enjoy your riding ! " - Mark Blue Ridge Riders snowmobile club, Facebook page

Kokadjo:2/21: Kokadjo Roach Riders Facebook page reports "Time for a trail report! The Spencer Mtn trail going to NE Carry was groomed last night. Route 66 was groomed today, ITS 85/86 is being groomed right now, B-Pond and Lost Skidder was groomed Saturday and again tomorrow, #4 was packed Saturday and is still in great shape. The warmer weather and extra traffic has been challenging for all area clubs. It's tough stuff to groom when its warm but we as well as the neighboring clubs have been trying hard. So far no major washouts to report so the base is good. Ride on sled navigators!!"

Shirley:2/13: "Shirley has lots of snow with the 3 storms this past week. The current storm snow needs to settle before grooming can be done. Grooming is being done regularly when needed and our trails are all in good shape. The Black Diamond trail is open but the gate is still locked even though we have permission to use the road. Sleds can get around the gate. As always ride safe and keep on marked trails." - Debi Baker Shirley Bog Trail Busters, Facebook page

North East Carry: 2/12:"At the request of the East Middlesex Land Manager, these signs were posted this morning." (ed: signs read: Attention-Equipment Working in road. Do not pass until signalled) "He would like ALL SLEDDERS who approach an active logging operation to STOP and wait for the equipment operator to signal you to proceed. Remember....we are a liability and if we don't honor his request, there might not be trails for us to ride. He has been very considerate in allowing us to share parts of the road with the loggers and truckers so we can connect with to Kokadjo, Route 66 and Rockwood and other places via the East side of the Lake.
The Land Manager for North East Carry has posted his land this year stating..... NO SNOWMOBILING ON PLOWED ROADS PLEASE RESPECT HIS WISHES. Until we are told otherwise, THERE ARE NO SHARED ROADS.
PLEASE SHARE AND LET OTHERS KNOW.".

Rockwood :2/8: "Four inches of new powder fell last night and today. ITS 88 is being groomed tonight from The Forks/Greenville system to Jackman/Parlin system. Trails are excellent. Over three feet of snow in the woods. The Birches three groomers will be out when necessary to keep amazing trails for you.
The Lake trail from The Birches to Mt Kineo is marked across and open. Please stay on marked trail. Please do not drive vehicles on the groomed trails. We have over three feet of snow. Trails are opened and have been groomed on RT 66 out to NE Carry area and over the Blue Ridge.
See our webcam. Do not go on frozen lakes that are not marked.
Rockwood has 5 trail groomers, 3 of which are operated by The Birches Resort to ensure the trails in our area are always at their very best. Our Cabins & Homes are always open along with super unleaded gas available at our lodge. Come warm up and enjoy great food & drinks by the fire. See you soon!" - The Birches Resort , Facebook Page


ROUTE 201 CORRIDOR

The Forks:2/23: "Our snowpack is still plenty deep, even with the warmer temps this week. We groomed again last night and the trails are currently in good shape, but the next 3 nights will be challenging as nighttime temperatures are forecast to remain near or above freezing. Through Saturday grooming will be on an "as able to" basis. Things appear to cool off again on Sunday. There is great riding out there, but we ask that you go easy on the trails as they are soft during this warm spell and can get destroyed easily. Please... easy on the throttle and around corners.
TRAIL CLOSURE/DETOUR... ITS 87 BETWEEN PLEASANT POND AND TROUTDALE ROAD. Due to last minute changes in winter harvesting plans by the landowner, there are several miles of plowed road due to logging on ITS 87 south of Pleasant Pond. For travel between The Forks and Bingham, use the Bald Mountain Trail and ITS 86. Using the Bald Mountain Trail and ITS 86 will connect you back to ITS 87, thereby bypassing the plowed roads.
ITS 86 FROM BERRY'S STORE HEADING EAST TOWARD GREENVILLE/ROCKWOOD TO THE ITS 88 JUNCTION. Intown can get chopped up quickly because of heavy traffic. Once just a mile out of town things improve. One mile Power Line section near Moxie Pond is good. There is a 1 mile section of plowed/shared road around Moxie Dam... go slow through there. Fine shape all the way through.
BALD MOUNTAIN TRAIL. Good all the way through from ITS 86 to 87.
ITS 87 HEADING SOUTH TOWARD BINGHAM. Good shape all the way toward Northern Outdoors. Heading further south, ITS 87 is only open to Pleasant Pond. ITS 87 south of Pleasant Pond is closed due to logging. See detour info above.
MOXIE MOUNTAIN TRAIL (club trail). This trail is not open south of the Caratunk Spur.
CARATUNK SPUR. Open and groomed.
KENNEBEC RIVER TRAIL. Overall in fine shape.
With the deep snowpack, there are a lot of deer and moose using the trails. Be careful out there.
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 gas, food are available at Northern Outdoors." - Jim Yearwood, Forks Area Trails Club. Northern Outdoors, Facebook page

Solon:2/17: "After all the new snow in the last week, all trails have been packed with a machine, the last 2 trails will be groomed today. We will be holding a volunteer safety check 2/19/2017 on our section of ITS 87. We will have one of our groomers along with the fire dept side by side with the rescue toboggan. Ride safe." - SSH. View reports on individual trails at Solon Snow Hawks

Anson-North Anson: 2/16: "Thursday Feb. 16- after receiving 26 inches of snow, we have the following trails open- ITS 84 New Portland / Solon, road crossings have been cleared and trail is packed and groomed. Municipal trail to Starks has been packed and road crossings open but not groomed. Club trail to Sandy river crossing has been packed and road crossings open. We will work on opening Quill Hill trail on Sunday/Monday. - Mike, Anson/N.Anson SC

Madison:2/16: "Doing some pre-inspections on our machines hope to groom tonight Friday night and Saturday night should have some really good riding." - Abnaki Sno-Riders

West Forks, Parlin Pond:2/16: "Going into the start of vacation week, conditions on our trail system are very good. We ended up with about a foot of dry powdery snow this week which is just adding to our incredible base. Everything has been groomed at least once since the storm and much of it twice. WeĠre planning on sending groomers out just about every night for the next week to 10 days to keep things in good shape as we are expecting heavy traffic and higher than average temps. We will also be doing some daytime grooming as well so please USE CAUTION and keep an eye out for us. Have a great week on the trails!"
- Joe Kruse, Coburn Summit Riders

Jackman:2/16: "All trails are open. All trails are groomed. The conditions are considered very good. Last groomed 02/16/2017." - Border Riders Sportsman Club - View grooming reports for individual trails at website linked above

Jackman-Moose River:2/15: "6-8 new snow by Monday and more, possibly 5-8, expected by tomorrow. Just enough snow to keep the trails in spectacular condition.
All the trails are in really good condition this week. It is difficult to report anything more then "good" or "very good" on individual trail reports. If there are any problems, we'll update as we get it. Ride safe. Support the clubs. " View reports on individual trails at Jackman Moose River Region Chamber of Commerce web site

Jackman:2/15: "Over all Good to very good conditions !
NORTH TO CANADA: Open and very good condition!
CLUB TRAIL: Open and very good condition!
PITTSTON FARM: Open and very good condition!
SOUTH TO PARLIN POND : Groomed and in very good condition!
Rockwood: Open and very good condition. " - Bishop's Motel See more trails and lodging info at web site linked above

Bingham:1/24 :"Currently, we have 2 feet plus of snow in the woods and a 1 foot base on the trails. The trails are groomed and in good shape.
ITS 84 east is groomed and in great shape to the pole line at the end of Mahoney Hill Rd where we meet the Athens and Solon Clubs.
ITS 84 west over the Solon Dam is also groomed in good shape making a nice day trip to Kingfield and Carrabassett Valley regions. Though the temps have been cold, be sure to use caution when arriving to the Carrabassett River crossing!
Special thanks to Dr. Dave, our world class groomer, and the Valley Riders Snowmobile Club, they volunteer a tremendous amount of time so we can ride the trails. The Club has done a great job this year and in previous years. Please consider donations to the Valley Riders Snowmobile Club. You can make donations and join the club at North Country Rivers or directly to the club: Valley Riders Snowmobile Club, PO Box 21, Bingham, Maine 04920. valleyriders@rocketmail.com. Call Toll Free (1-800-348-8871) for Snowmobiles and Cabin Rentals.Our restaurant - Patrick's Restaurant and Pub - is currently open Friday and Saturday evenings (5:00 PM till closing) and lunch on Saturday and Sunday - Public Welcome! See you on the trails!" View complete report and more information at North Country Rivers web site, Facebook page

Bingham: : Valley Riders SC, Gateway Recreation & Lodging


RANGELEY/BETHEL/GREATER RUMFORD AREA/WESTERN MAINE

Rangeley:2/22: Rangeley Lakes SC Facebook page report: "Hey Folks! We hope everyone is enjoying their school vacation! I just spoke with Lee, we were able to send 2 groomers out late last night, 1 is still out (so please keep an eye out as we don't like to have them out during theday.) Plan is to keep grooming as we can. The warm temps during the day are making it challenging but we're trying! We are planning on sendinng out all 4 late tonight if it gets cold enough.
We have several things going on this weekend, first is the annual roast beef dinner at the undercroft brought to you by former president Brian Kelley & Family! (please see the events page for more info & Bald Mountian Camps is hosting their annual FLy In on Saturday which is always a great time." Rangeley Lakes SC. View reports on the condition of individual trails at web site linked above.

Hebron:2/17 "All trails are groomed and are in excellent condition with all the new snow! Area towns are just as good. There is logging on ITS89 for remainder of season near San Hill trail intersection on power lines. Use caution for trucks and logging equipment crossing the trail. Watch for cross country skiers, dog sledders, and fat bike riders on railroad bed ITS89 sections. For trail maps and current trail conditions around Hebron call The Storekeepers: 207-966-2733 located on ITS89. If you're looking for a motel on the trails check out the Lewiston, Rumford or Bethel areas. "Get out and RIDE!" - " - B.Francis, Bouncing Bogies SC

Rumford:2/16: "2/16/17 - We got another 12.5" of snow yesterday. That brings the season-to-date total up to 103". The 120 year average for this date is 59". 2/14/17 - The Swain Pond, Black Mountain, High School, Oak Street, and Porter Avenue Trails were groomed with a utility sled and drag by Bob."- Rumford Polar Bears web site, Facebook page

Andover:2/15:Andover Snow Valley Sno-Goers Facebook page report" "Trails are open. After the SNOW this week the groomers have been out and all the trails have been groomed. Watch out for rocks, new gates and trees.Use caution. Ride Safe"

Bethel-Greenwood-Woodstock:2/15: "Grooming update: from Albert Curtis: went out last night and bob tailed the groomer from Woodstock all the way down to wills mills braking trail most of the way got back to starting point in about 3.5 hours refueled and set out at 1am for shagg pond we broke trail all the way over .when you have snow pushing in front of you up to the bottom of the windshield you know you are in some deep poweder had to back up and go again a few times ."
:2/1:"TRAIL CLOSURE: Please pass this on. West Bethel trail from Flat Road to Grover Hill will be closed due to logging for 4-6 weeks. This will close access from Bethel to West Bethel from Big Apple. Alternate Route via Trail 12 through Albany, Songo Pond." Greenstock Snowsports

Naples:2/15: "Hi all. Sorry that I haven't been able to update the website. I've been on the road all week heading south for vacation. I can assure you that Naples is looking at some of the best snowmobile conditions that the area has seen in years! But please be patient while our groomers work the trails. Keep in mind that they all plow and have countless hours behind the wheel over the last week with storm after storm. Trails will all be groomed as soon as possible. -Scott"- Muddy River Sno-Seekers Facebook, web page -

Roxbury/Byron:2/15 : "2/15/17 trail update James rolled 117s to the intersection with Mexico and back to Coos canyon. Steve walked just the groomer to Roxbury pond and back tonight reported that sled traffic is picking up and making it easier to get around with groomer." - Slippery Sliders Facebook page

Newry:2/14: "Brad packed down the trail over MT Will yesterday. As far as I know the boys will be working on the trails throughout the week to put this 18+" of snow fall in it's place! More coming tomorrow!?! We might be riding into May this year!!!!
As always, a BIG thank you to those who maintain the trails. They too are busy cleaning up the snow at their own homes AND then volunteer their time to go groom/drag trails!
Yield to the groomers, ride right, safe and stay on marked trails!" - Windy Valleys SC, Facebook page

Sebago:: Sebago Branch Duckers Facebook page.


PISCATAQUIS-PENOBSCOT-SOMERSET

Monson:2/16: "Our current plan for grooming the trails for the weekend are as follows: Tonight the LMC will try to groom the pole line, then tomorrow during the day we will attempt to open and groom the elliotsville trail, then in the evening groom the north trail, Blanchard trail down the lake, and the pump house trail. Saturday night we will groom what is needed. Trails are likely going to be very soft this weekend and get bumpy quick with all this fresh snow, almost 40 inches in the last 10 days, but should be in good shape overall for your weekend ride. Get out there and enjoy it!" - Jacob Vainio, Narrow Gauge Riders Snowmobile Club.

Guilford:2/16: "After receiving between 30 to 40 inches of snow in the past week or so, we're working on getting everything opened up and groomed. All trails will be groomed by saturday morning, but will likely be soft for the weekend and will get beat up a bit easier than normal. Still, conditions should be great and we should have enough snow to go until at least mid-March if the weather holds out!
ITS 85- Great shape the entire way through.
Connector Trails:
THE FRENCH CONNECTION- Will be groomed by Saturday morning.
BREAKNECK RIDGE- Will be groomed tomorrow during the day. Should be in great shape for saturday as long as there isn't to much traffic while its being groomed.
COVERED BRIDGE TRAIL- Great shape, is being groomed tonight.
HARLOW POND TRAIL- Will either be groomed tonight or tomorrow depending on how grooming goes tonight. Will be in great shape once groomed." - Jacob Vainio, Four Winds SC reports

Corinna:: Corundel Raiders SC


NORTHWESTERN MOUNTAINS

New Portland :2/24: " Plenty of snow on trails but it is too warm at night to groom right now. Road crews are pushing back snow on sides of road and making some crossings difficult. Spring riding conditions . " - B.Bucklin, Wire Bridge Sno-Travelers

Kingfield:2/23: "Good morning all, Our trail #115 North to Carrabassett Valley and South to ITS 84 have been groomed. Our local trails have also been done as of yesterday (the 22nd). We will not be out grooming until it cools down. As always please ride safely!" - Sno-Wanderers Club of Kingfield.

Lexington-Highland-Concord-Pleasant Ridge :2/22: "Most trails are open, Indian Pond trail to Kingfield has been groomed, Trail to Carrabassett has been groomed, and Spruce Pond trail has been partially groomed, we have a very big drift to deal with, probably need bigger equipment to handle. The trail to Sandy Stream valley has not been groomed as of today. We will be working on trails as soon as possible." - Cathy Horne, Lexington-Highlanders SC

Eustis/Stratton :2/20: "Happy Vacation week! It is going to be a beautiful week to have off!! The groomers will be out throughout the week... where and when it is needed.- Arnold Trail SC, Facebook Page


GREATER BANGOR-GREATER LINCOLN

Orrington:2/23: "With the warmer temps and stretch of rain that is expected over the next few days, are asking folks to stay off the trails until they refreeze. This will help preserve the base that is there. Thank you" - Orrington Trail Riders

Enfield:2/21: "IMPORTANT TRAIL CLOSURE NOTICE!!! One of our landowners has begun logging along a portion of our trail between the Enfield town garage at the railroad crossing over to the power lines behind Cold Stream Storage. In the interest of safety we've been asked to close this section. See the red circled area on the map on our Facebook page to see what is affected. You'll still be able to sled the purple, green, red and blue trails as well as access Cold Stream Pond but you won't be able to connect east/west across our system. This only affects the remainder of this season and we expect to regain use of the closed section next winter. We'll be putting signs up over the next few days but please spread the word and do NOT try to cut through the harvesting operation or we risk losing the trail permanently! We will resume grooming the remaining trails this week." -Cold Stream Sno-Riders

Bucksport:2/14: "If Anyone can get out and break trails today and tomorrow before next storm would be greatly appreciated. Drag sleds either float or plow in this stuff do better if broken first. Anyone finds trails blocked trees down give me a call 632-4240 thanks - Mike" Family SC, web site

Springfield:2/5: "Did the trails to the locks and back today....7 hours over and back.....the trails are in excellent shape...now if we could get some more snow we could keep them great."" Quad County SC web site, Facebook page See where the groomer has been

Lincoln :2/3: "ALL TRAILS WILL BE GROOMED BY MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. The groomer went from the Lincoln Clubhouse to Burlington Clubhouse yesterday. We were able to make it out to the Interstate overpass via ITS 82 today. There are a couple of mud holes out on the power line in Chester so watch for those. The in-town trails will be groomed before the night is through except from the Clubhouse down to Mattanawcook Lake. There is a water hole on this trail that will just not freeze making it impassable for the groomer. Caution tape has been tied to trees in and around our trail system trying to denote as many of the trouble spots as we can. Just a reminder that on ITS 81 in the Upper Pond & Folsom Pond area --- the road is being plowed so please stay on the side that is groomed which means heading from Folsom to Upper, you will actually be on the left hand side of the plowed road. The trails are in good to very good shape considering the amount of snow that we have to work with. The flurries and snow squalls that we had this week helped to add a fresh powder to the trails but we could still use more for filler. Don't forget the clubhouse is open this weekend --- Saturday night 5 pm to 9 pm and Sunday 11 am to 4 pm. Ride Right, Watch for Wildlife in the trails and Swing on by the Clubhouse for a bite to eat." Lincoln Snowhounds


MID COAST-DOWNEAST

Beddington:2/16: "ITS 81 and ITS 84 have been run down with our two Tucker groomers yesterday. The snow was so deep the frames of the groomers were dragging the ground. Just received 8 inches more of new snow last night and we intend to have the trails groomed by Saturday. We'll keep you posted. Come ride! Don't forget we have the motel if you are coming from a distance and want to stay over. Check our website or call Airline Lodge and Snackbar, 638-2301, for updates. Don't forget fish fry Friday at the snackbar!"- Reggie Archer, Airline Riders SC, Routes 9 & 193, Beddington, 207 638-2301.

Calais :2/14: Sunrise Snowmobilers Facebook page report: "More than two feet of fresh snow yesterday! Who would have thought. We are cancelling the club meeting originally scheduled for tonight and encouraging everyone to get out and start packing this down. It will help immensely with our grooming efforts. Thanks "

Downeast Sunrise Trail:2/12: "Plenty of new snow average is a foot plus. Crews have been out grooming getting the trail ready. Another big storm tonight into Monday and Tuesday. 18-24 is the forecast
With that much snow it may take a while to get the trail groomed. Be patient and remember groomers are out 24/7 and have right of way." - Sunrise Trail web site or Facebook page

Cherryfield :2/8: "Had approx 3 inches of wet snow last night, if it doesn't settle too much (current temp 42 degrees) might give us a base as it is suppose to come off cold. Storm predicted for tomorrow between 6-12 inches." Narraguagus SC, Facebook page


CENTRAL MAINE (Greater LA, Augusta, Waterville etc)

Auburn: 2/19: "Trails are packed and 80 percent groomed. We had groomer malfunctions yesterday but all repaired at this time. Groomers will be out tomorrow. We would like to thank the group of rides that cleaned the blockage on the tree farm trail. Get on out and ride. Ride often and ride safe. " -- Mert Gould, Auburn Sno Groomers

Sidney: 2/14: "I was out dragging Sunday before this Northeaster !!! I meet a lot of people on the trails I hope that a lot of you do belong to a Club we need members and help with brushing with some trails please bring your clippers out so we can have great trails it takes a lot of work to have great trails any help would be appreciative!!! Be careful out there the trails are looking better !!!!! I groomed from August to Waterville on the east side of Sidney and To Annie's store trails are looking up just need help with brushing out some areas!!! There is some active logging by the Dense more rd. and Brags field as you go past the Drummond rd.!!! be safe out there and have fun!!!!"- Dicky Latno, Sidney Trail Riders

West Gardiner :2/11:"All trails have been groomed and in great shape, there are still a few wet spots so use caution. Rt 32R alternate is closed for the season due to a major reroute that should be completed by next season.
Information signs which have a map of our trails have been posted at all major intersections & Welcome to West Gardiner signs with maps have been posted where neighboring trails connect to West Gardiner. " Cobbosseecontee SC

Lewiston:2/11 :"Enjoy this weekend! All of the trail system will have been groomed by Saturday morning! Hillside Family Riders SC, Facebook page

Belgrade:2/10: "Because of logging temp reroute between Whitney Rd and Rt 135 it is marked. They are actively cutting and yarding just the other side of rail road. Trails are in great shape and trails on lakes are safe. Any questions call Ernie Rice 495-3452." - Belgrade Draggin Masters

Gardiner:2/9 : "Finally some snow! Grooming resumed last night on 29 and 29A. All trails will be groomed at least once for the weekend."- Brian Winchester, Gardiner Ridge Riders

Farmingdale:2/5: "All trails have been groomed and are in pretty good shape considering the lack of snow. There are some hazards out there. Thin spots, some icy spots and some water holes. Use caution! Trail 32C is open again. It has been rerouted and is a nice ride. It still is a work in progress but will fill in nicely with some fresh snow.
There is an ongoing logging operation on trail 29 between the power line and Maple Street. Slow down and use caution when passing through this section." - Bob Dill, Barnstormers SC

Winthrop:: "Trail 25 reroute: after crossing Rt. 135 at northern point, new trail goes straight, across a new bridge, and connects to Trail 36 just to the east of the 4-corners." Hillandalers SC

Palermo:: Palermo SC


SOUTH-SOUTH WESTERN MAINE

Hollis:2/21: ""With the cold weather we got last night groomers were finally able to get out and clean up after a very busy and unfortunately warm weekend. Most of the trails held up well but watch out for a few water bars that opened up along ITS 89 and slushy spots in and around the water plant. Right now the trails are in the best condition we can get them with the limited equipment and manpower we have. If you think there is still room for improvement please join the club and put in some hours. It's the only way we are ever going to get more grant money to invest back into better equipment and infrastructure. We are still seeing evidence of wheeled ATVs on our trails if you see or know who is doing it please report them to the Game Wardens by calling 1-800-228-0857." -Dan Yarumian, Hollis Honkers SC

Waterboro :2/18: Ossipee Mountaineers SC reports "Our entire trail system has been groomed!! A big Thank you to Kevin Haskell, Russ Keith, Shawn McGinley, and Leo Binette!!. Enjoy the riding!!"

Porter, Parsonsfield, South Hiram :2/13: Sacopee Valley Snowdrifters Facebook page reports "Good morning everyone, Mother Nature blessed us with another snow storm yesterday. It was light and fluffy, and the wind blew it around, so as a guess there is 12 inches on top of what was already there. When the groomer operators get their prinary responsibilities taken care of, they will be out, volunteering their time to make the trails flat for to enjoy.
If you want to help the groomers, please ride on the right side of the trail, not the center. This will help to pack the entire trail width, and make the grooners job easier. Ride right, ride safe, and enjoy this winter wonderland"

Cumberland/North Yarmouth:2/12:"Steve takes Matt's sled out for a spin. Dug out the old blue sled and drag along with Matt's chase sled from Bill's house and groomed back to the Club House. Storm is raging already. Don't go out alone. It's going to get deep."Moonlite Sno-Skimmers Facebook page

Sanford-Springvale:2/9: "ALL CLUB MAINTAINED TRAILS ARE OFFICIALLY Open! Finally, some decent snow and cold weather today. About a foot of snow and more is still coming down. Looks like several storms over this next week. Grooming will begin as soon as we can dig out" Southern Maine SnoGoers

North Yarmouth, Pownal::

Lyman:: Lyman SC


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