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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 Grooming equipment
Welcome March riding! A bit of snow forecast for Tuesday night, a chance to top the freezing mark Wednesday, then back to grooming temps. Great riding conditions continue across the state - the snow depth map tells the story. If you haven't the luxury of riding on weekdays, make your plans now for this coming weekend. For those trailering, watch your intersections - with such high snowbanks in some areas visibility has become an issue. Same caution for snowmobilers crossing public ways - high banks at road crossings. Ride safely - enjoy!

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 Alan Swett - Trail grooming equipment may be encountered on the trail at any time of day or night.

AROOSTOOK COUNTY

Benedicta :3/2: "Hi Gang, In speaking with Trailmaster Stuart Kelley I am told that both tractors will be on the trails tonight to get them "fast & flat" again. With that being said, my trail report is as follows:
ITS #83 - Sherman/Whetstone Falls - Groomed, with excellent conditions! SPECIAL NOTE::: Have a logging operation moving in TODAY approximately 1.5 miles South of the Sherman Lumber Co. mill. Sleds will be running with logging equipment - caution signs in place - SLOWDOWN!!!
ITS #81 - Sherman/Benedicta/Mattawamkeag Cutoff - Groomed, with excellent conditions!
Municipal Trail #70 - Benedicta/Whetstone Falls - Groomed, with excellent conditions!
**** All club trails are groomed, with good/excellent conditions!
**** SPECIAL NOTE - Moose & deer using ALL trails to get around in this deep snow. Remember, it is ILLEGAL to chase or harass these animals in any way. Give them the right of way - they were here first!!!"-Jim Splan, Reporter at Large, Benedicta Snowgang

Linneus:3/1: Linneus Sno Sports report: "Recent mechanical problems with the club's Prinoth Trooper has left the club down to 1 machine at this time. Special thanks to Caterpillar/Milton Cat and Prinoth for their help and support.
ITS 83 - Please use caution on the fire road section of ITS 83 as it is currently being plowed. We are sharing this road with the power line construction crew and extreme caution should be taken while traveling this section of trail. Also sledders should use caution when crossing the power line cut on the "moosetown" section of ITS 83. There is ongoing power line construction in this area.
ITS 105 - Watch for active logging just south of Linneus and the plowed section in Haynesville on the Denmark road.
Trail #64 - Watch for newly plowed section on this trail. Plowed section is very thin so please use caution. This also effects a portion of Oakfield's Trail 61.
Trail #1 - (between ITS 105 and Haynesville bridge) - Watch for deer in this area."

Madawaska-St John River Valley:2/27: http://www.facebook.com/SnowmobileNorthernMaine - "Beautiful sunny skies - firm and fast perfectly groomed trails - Excellent weekend coming up. See you on the trails!!"

Aroostook County:2/25: Caribou Rec reports "ITS 85 Oxbow has been doing a great job with rerouting and marking the trails due to the logging operations. Ashland is reporting a logging op. in the Masardis area follow the signs. In the Winterville area there is a slight reroute use the Red River road not the Buggy Brook Road. Two miles north of Oxbow the road is plowed, and it is not in the best of condition. Fort Kent and Eagle Lake are reporting good conditions
ITS 83 Logging operation on the trail in between Carson siding and Washburn also a logging operation North of Madawaska lake South of the Sullivan Road.
ITS 81 Rode a section of this trail last weekend and was in very good shape and well-marked
ITS 92 This trail is in great shape, 92A, and 92B also are in great shape.
ITS 90 another great ride with a combination of wood trails and open fields with some beautiful views, no problems but watch for critters and high banks at road crossings.
ITS 88 Groomed and in great shape
ITS 86 there has been logging on the Oxbow end, but other than that in good shape
ITS 105 Road this trail over the weekend and was in very good shape.
ITS 120 Beautiful trail with great views
RT. 89 Groomed all the way, logging operation behind Bouchard's Packing shed in North Caribou.
RT. 100 Improved riding from Caswell... remember though there are two branches of this trail one goes north out of Caswell and one goes west further south. They both intersect Rt 89 one closer to Rt 94 and the other closer to the Madawaska River... Watch for markings.
Easton trails are all groomed and in good condition
Chapman Ridge Runners are in good shape" - Complete report, including area social events, at web site linked above.

Frenchville: 2/24: Frenchville SC reports "Trails were groomed, but still rough. There seems to have been a crew that spins their tracks in curves and on hills! Takes awhile to get trails in good shape when rough riders pass a lot"

Macwahoc:2/8: "*Trail #110* north is groomed from ITS#81 North to Drew Plantation. Condition - Excellent...
*Trail # 1* North is groomed and in excellent shape with plenty of snow from the #110 intersection to Haynesville Bridge crossing. (Plowed road and heavy traffic on Babcock Road with power-line crew working 7 days per week. Road is plowed really wide so there is plenty of room. Use caution.) Watch for drifting snow at the gravel pit.
*Trail #3 *is groomed from the Trail #1 intersection to the Lower Macwahoc turn around. Logging is complete. There was 36 inches of snow plus in the road before it was groomed. Molunkus Valley has been to the red camp many times.
*Trail 3A* is groomed to the Bible Point Road Otter Pond cut off road. Sled traffic has the rest of the trail open to 83.
*ITS#110* south from Macwahoc and Trail #2 South to Lee/Springfield are groomed and may be groomed again before this hits the website. " - Jody Moulton, Eastern Maine Snow Riders. More info at web site.

Houlton, ITS 86: 2/6: - MSA Executive VP David Stevens reports that ITS 86 Houlton to the Canadian border is closed due to flooding - watch for the signs for alternate route.


GREATER KATAHDIN REGION

Katahdin Region-JoMary trails :3/2: "On February 27 & 28 the Jo Mary Riders groomed the following trails;
109 North, Black Pond, P.P. X-over, 111 Connector, Wildwoods, B Pond, Greenwood Mtn./Gauntlet Falls, including Scenic Overlook, 109 South, Suspension Bridge" - Rick Levasseur, Jo Mary Riders, Facebook page.

Katahdin Area Trail Update :2/13: "Twin Pines Snowmobile Club - Millinocket - Grooming in the Katahdin Region. The Groomers have been busy - this is the current update: Grooming is in full swing and trails are in exceptional condition. Aggressive grooming is on the schedule for all of vacation week and of course the Katahdin Region starts the week with the Friday night sled parade in down town Millinocket! Make it a plan to be there!
Groomed Feb 11th: Millinocket Local Trails; Pole Line-ITS 85/86 to Baxter State Park; 85-86 Abol Trail; 85-86 Staceyville Rd to Whetstone; wild kingdom and South Twin Connector - All Trails are in Excellent Condition
Note as of Feb 11th - The groomer from Abol went out on 86 - towards Penobscot Pond and broke down about 5 miles out. As of Feb 11th it was still on the trail, so be aware and use caution if you are in the area.
Remember we are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner – from 7am to 9pm and we serve good hot food all day. Now, check in if you need a warm and comfortable trail-side cabin. While we are pretty booked, there are some openings in between. Call 207-723-5438 to ask or just inquire if you are in the River Drive’s Restaurant.
Snow Rovers - East Millinocket: East Millinocket Local Trails; ITS 83 South to Cedar Lake, South Twin and Endless Lake; ITS 83 North to Whetstone Groomed Excellent with the exception of a small area that had to be re-routed through the trees, use caution" - View full report and more info athttp://www.facebook.com/snowmobilinginmaine

Bowlin-Matagamon-Shin Pond SC: 2/13:" What a perfect day! the sun is shining and the trails are awesome! No reason to say what trail was groomed last since we will be out grooming both directions tonight again. Maine School Vacation week starts today so there will be lots of families on the trails this upcoming week Please RIDE SAFE at all times! I love seeing our families come back year after year it is like homecoming week for us... Some of these “kids” were babies when they started coming to SPV for snowmobiling. It is sometimes hard for me to believe we have been in the Snow Business for 27 years! and here at SPV for over 30 years! Time is going by too quickly... As always feel free to call or email me anytime!" - Terry 528-2900 or shinpondvillage@fairpoint.net. Check out our live webcam at shinpond.com



GREATER MOOSEHEAD REGION

Shirley:3/1: "The Shirley Bog Trail Busters Trails are getting lots of use, but we are grooming nightly/daily and we hope they stay in great shape.
Our Draper Road Trail to Black Diamond/River Trail to ITS85 is now open and groomed! Please watch out for sled dogs on our trails." For more information go to:Shirley Bog Trail Busters

Rockwood:2/22: The Birches Resort reports - "At least 4 groomers were on the move in the Rockwood area last night. RT 88 and 66 were both groomed toward Jackman from The Birches.
The trails are magnificent now. Come and get it. Great Ice Fishing conditions reported.
The Birches is open every day, all day We are opened with lodging and super no lead gas.Come and enjoy our great food and views of Moosehead Lake and MT. Kineo The Birches has three groomers (Tucker Sno Cats) one of which is the latest model. This will assure no interruptions in grooming ,making your riding experience at The Birches the best that it can be.The Birches cabins are always opened. Rockwood now has five groomers."
Facebook Page

Rockwood:2/19:Blue Ridge Riders snowmobile club "Our big groomer was out again Wednesday night working the northbound route from Rockwood to Pittston Farm to Jackman to Long Pond to Coburn Summit to Taunton Raynham. That's three nights in a row! Light snow and moderate temps today will be the icing on the cake. Enjoy!" View more info at Facebook page linked above

Greenville:2/18: From the Moosehead Riders SC: "What more can we say? We have lots of snow and our trails are in the best shape they of been in years. We have a great packed base and plenty of good snow.
ITS 85 south is flat and fast, with beautiful conditions to get you south towards Monson and Abbot.
ITS 86 west towards The Forks trail system has turned out to be a really nice new trail. Enjoy riding from Greenville to connect to ITS 88 towards Rockwood and ITS 87.
ITS 85 north is groomed out, with beautiful views and a really nice ride to Kokadjo.
The 110 Connector is a gorgeous ride with nice views of the area mountains and ponds.
All trails have been groomed out and are flat and offer exceptional riding. With more snow on the way the trails are only going to get better!
The clubhouse is open all week! Stop in to warm up and grab a burger, hot dog, coffee or soft drink. We hope to see you this weekend in the Moosehead Lake area for great snowmobile riding!" More area riding info at web site linked above, Moosehead Riders Facebook page .

Kokadjo:2/11: "Snow, snow, and more snow!! There is nothing like February riding when we have a good amount of snow. We hope to be out grooming # 4 in the morning and the Lost Skidder is now open and being groomed on the regular schedule. The trails are in great shape and there is a lot of fine riding to be had." - Kokadjo Roach Riders. View reports of individual trails at web site linked above.

North East Carry:2/6: "The North East Carry Trails are in great shape. The Phantom has been out smoothing the way to Raymonds Country Store. The trail going West has been praised by the sledders. Going East is also in good shape. There still is a section of plowed road we are sharing but with the fresh snow, the riding is good." - NE Carry Sno Riders, Raymond's County Store

Historic Pittston Farm:2/5: Historic Pittston Farm Facebook page "As you can see we are grooming tonight towards Jackman. My first time riding co pilot this year. The trails are coming our great. Not that they were bad to start with. The will be FLAT, HARD, & FAST tomorrow !!"


ROUTE 201 CORRIDOR

UPDATE: TRAIL CLOSURE: ITS 113 Skowhegan-Cornville-Athens is closed to snowmobilers for this winter. This trail runs on the power line. It has been decided it is too dangerous to keep the trail open with work crews operating machinery in this area. Signs have been posted by the Cornville Groomers SC and gates have been closed, yet some riders continue to use this trail. This is a safety issue. Please stay off - the trail is closed to snowmobiles for the remainder of the season.

The Forks:3/2: "As we head into March, we can say that the trails are in great shape! Our Tuckers are out grooming as often as necessary to keep the trails smooth. Temperatures have moderated from the bitter cold we’ve had in Jan & Feb. It's as good as it gets and it’s prime riding season!
DETOUR... ITS 87 BETWEEN PLEASANT POND AND MOXIE MOUNTAIN IS CLOSED DUE TO LOGGING AND SEVERAL MILES OF PLOWED ROAD WITH HEAVY TRUCKING. Use the Pleasant Pond Trail and/or the Bald Mountain Trail as a detour around the closed section of ITS 87.
ITS 86 FROM BERRY'S STORE HEADING EAST TOWARD GREENVILLE/ROCKWOOD TO THE ITS 88 JUNCTION. Intown is choppy with all the traffic, but not too bad. Once just a mile out of town, things improve greatly. Boise Road section is great. Half mile Power Line section near Moxie Pond is good. There is a 2 mile section of plowed road due to logging, around Moxie Pond and on the Shirley Road section. Go slow through there. Another 1 mile plowed section as you travel a little further east, on the Brochu Road. Please go slow through these spots and yield to trucks. Rest of the way up to ITS 88 intersection is in fine shape.
ITS 87 HEADING SOUTH TOWARD BINGHAM. Divide Road section is groomed flat and fine riding. ITS 87 south of Pleasant Pond is closed due to an active logging operation, with several miles of plowed road and heavy trucking. Use the Pleasant Pond Trail and/or the Bald Mountain Trail as a detour around the closed section of ITS 87.
CARATUNK SPUR. Open and groomed.
PLEASANT POND TRAIL. Smooth sailing!
BALD MOUNTAIN TRAIL FROM ITS 86 HEADING SOUTH TO ITS 87. Great going all the way through to the Bingham turnaround.
BREAKNECK RIDGE TRAIL. Open and good riding.
KENNEBEC RIVER TRAIL. Overall in fine shape.
For day riders, there is a FREE PARK & RIDE LOT at Northern Outdoors on Route 201. The lot is very large, well plowed and has plenty of room for large trailers. The lot is marked with a large sign on Route 201. Trail maps, 91 octane gas, food are available at Northern Outdoors." - Jim Yearwood, Northern Outdoors SC, Northern Outdoors site, Facebook page

West Forks, Parlin Pond:2/26: Coburn Summit Riders report "This weeks report is much like last weeks. With cold temps and regular grooming everything has been flat and fast.
The best riding of the season is here as temps look to stay in the single digits at night and teens and twenties during the day.
If you haven’t already, please be sure and join the club or drop a few dollars in the trail box.
This is the time of year we really need it as we go into the last third of the season. Have fun …and ride safe!
ITS 86 from the Forks to the intersection with ITS 89 is groomed and in good condition.
ITS 87 from the intersection with ITS 88 south to The Forks is groomed and in good condition.
ITS 89 from the Lake Parlin Connector to Grand Falls is groomed and in great condition.
The Coburn Connector is groomed and in good condition.
The Enchanted Loop is groomed and in good condition.
The Lake Parlin Connector is groomed and in good condition." - Joe" More info at web site linked above.

Jackman-Moose River:2/24: Jackman Moose River Region Chamber of Commerce web site reports "The trails in Jackman are AWESOME so there is not much to update. We have had just enough snow for the groomers to make the trails smooth. You can ride south to Parlin, north to the border and east to Pittston and Rockwood and beyond." More info including reports on individual trails, at web site linked above.

Solon:2/24 : Solon Snow Hawks "Club trails groomed and in great shape!"
2/23: "ITS 87 and 113 groomed last night and are in great shape! We will be grooming the club trails mid-week. Ride safe" - SSH.

Jackman:2/24 Bishop's Motel reports "The cold weather has allowed the trails to stay in very good condition. stop working in the snow and come up and play in it!
NORTH TO CANADA: Very Good
CLUB TRAIL: Very Good
PITTSTON FARM: Very Good
SOUTH TO PARLIN POND : Very Good
ROCKWOOD: Very Good
PARLIN TO THE FORKS: Very Good" See more info at web site linked above

Jackman:2/18:Border Riders Sportsman Club - "All trails are open including the sugar loop. Reports are trails are all in great condition." View grooming reports for individual trails at website linked above

Madison:2/10: Abnaki Sno-Riders "We groomed 87 today. We got the tucker back up and running. Tomorrow we will be cutting the trees out of the trail from the Longley road south towards skowhegan.If all goes good we can start to groom it again. We're going to groom the trail that goes to western ave too." View more info at Facebook page linked above.

Bingham:2/5: "All kinds of snow in Bingham and in all directions from Bingham. Trails are flat and in perfect condition. The groomer will be out all three nights this weekend to keep them smooth. ITS 87 from Solon to The Forks, ITS 84 from Bingham to Athens and the two club trails connecting ITS 87 and ITS 84 are all in great shape. Trails were groomed on Tuesday nights and remain flat because of light weekday traffic. Hope to see you in Bingham this weekend. " - Leo Hill, Valley Riders SC, Gateway Recreation & Lodging

Anson-North Anson:: Anson N Anson SC


PISCATAQUIS-PENOBSCOT-SOMERSET

Newport, Stetson, Etna: 2/27: "Groomed Feb. 26,2015: ITS 85 (railbed), ITS 83, Farm Trail, Smith's Pass, Nokomis Loop, Barden Hill Trail
Groomed Feb. 25, 2015: ITS 84, Etna Trail , Dyer Rd. Connector (Carmel), Five Rd/Huey Brook (Carmel/Stetson)
All trails in Excellent shape." - Mike Grass, Sebasticook Valley SC

Corinna:2/27: Corundel Raiders SC "Trail# 12,8,9 and It's 85 gone over tonight getting ready for the weekend..... Dixie done last night. ITS 84 to Big A(newports club house) and ITS 85 (rail bed) will be done tomorrow night!"

Monson:2/12 "All trails are open and currently in very good shape thanks to the cold temps allowing them to set up well. Repeated grooming of the lake has smoothed it out considerably, but a few large rolling drifts remain. These aren't an issue at 50 mph, but if you were doing a top end run in flat light you could get surprised. All trails will be groomed again for the weekend.
NARROW GAUGE (Pole Line): Good to Great. The LMC has been grooming this trail.
NORTH TRAIL: Good to Great. Efforts to widen the trail have yielded great results. They are currently plowing the Doughty Pond road for about a mile, but no logging is occurring so we are allowed to use this trail for now. We will have at least 2 weeks notice if the trail needs to be closed.
BLANCHARD TRAIL: Good to Great between ITS 85 and the Lake Trail, Good between the Lake Trail and the Wyman Farm road." - Jacob Vainio, for the Narrow Gauge Riders Snowmobile Club

Guilford:2/12: "Trail conditions are the best they've been all season and cold temperatures have allowed the trails to set up flat and fast. All trails have been groomed this week and will range from Good to Excellent for the weekend.
ITS 85- Great to Excellent shape the entire way through. Still rough and boney for a 1/2 mile at the north end near the Blanchard Road where a logging operation is still ongoing. Connector Trails:
THE FRENCH CONNECTION- Good to Great.
BREAKNECK RIDGE- Great conditions besides the plowed road sections.
COVERED BRIDGE TRAIL- Good to Great.
HARLOW POND TRAIL- Good to Great. The river and Harlow Pond have enough ice so the Tucker is crossing/grooming both." - Jacob Vainio, for the Four Winds SC


GREATER BANGOR-GREATER LINCOLN

Enfield:2/20: Cold Stream Sno-Riders report -"We have plenty of snow and trails are in great shape from Citgo to Passadumkeag Stream. The Cold Stream Pond trail and main power line trail are both open and packed down. Use caution for a beaver house in the trail just east of the Enfield Station school. Sledders have been able to get over/around it but we can not groom that section. The Burlington/Lincoln trail is still closed for logging but it looks like we'll have a completely redone flat trail to use next season and beyond."

Bucksport:1/31: "We are in business! three significant storms within two weeks has landed a lot of snow on our trails that had no base. Snow is deep and not settled yet. We need folks to go out and break trail. Don't go alone! It's very easy to get stuck. Take a pair of cutters as some branches may have dropped. We will be out there grooming as soon as conditions make it feasible. We appreciate all the help we can get. Call our Trailmaster Mike at 469-5908 anytime. Thanks!" - Family SC, web site

Orrington:1/31: "Wow! By Monday night we'll have had three significant storms within two weeks giving us a ton of snow on our trails. The snow is deep and not well settled yet. We need folks to go out and break trail. Don't go alone! It's very easy to get stuck. Take a pair of cutters as some branches may have dropped. We will be out there grooming as soon as conditions make it feasible. We appreciate all the help we can get. Thanks! If you notice anything that needs our trail crew's attention, let us know. Call our Trailmaster Pat at 478-5284. Also let us know where trails are cleared for the vks to run. Thanks! Visit our new Google+ page for video trail updates!" - Orrington Trail Riders, web site

Springfield::" Quad County SC web site, Facebook page See where the groomer has been



MID COAST-DOWNEAST

Beddington:2/26:"We just got another 6-8 inches of snow. Riding has been great! Trails were groomed prior to this last storm. ITS 81 N to Gassapias bridge and the ITS 84 toward Milford will be groomed again prior to the weekend. Milford and Burlington has groomed their trails this week. ITS 81 S was groomed prior to this last storm and will hopefully be groomed before the weekend (the groomer is being repaired). Its supposed to be a beautiful weekend for riding! Logging operations have been going on. Please be respectful and give way to loggers. Without their good will and working with us we could see trails shut down. Consider staying over at the Snackbar Motel. Don't forget the great food and homemade pies and doughnuts at the Snackbar."-Reg Archer, Webmaster, Airline Riders SC. View complete report at web site linked above

Calais :2/22: Sunrise Snowmobilers Facebook page "John MacDonald shoveled out all road crossings early Saturday morning and groomed with the mogel Master last night..smooth riding today!" View more info at Facebook page linked above.

Cherryfield:2/20: Narraguagus SC web site, Facebook page "February 20th been lots of snow since last post been hard to keep up with grooming activitys. On Wednesday (18th) Sunrise trail groomed from Washington Junction to Jonesboro Station road by Narraguahgus club. East Machias groomed same day from Jonesboro to East Machias/Berry Township line (Mile 71). 3-4 inches of new snow yesterday making for some great riding. From Mile 71 to Ayers Junction is being groomed today/tonight. ITS 81 is being groomed this morning from Sunrise trail to Deblois."

Ellsworth: 2/19: "The rail bed is open and groomed from Washington Junction into Ellsworth, through the city and on to Dedham. This connector allows access from the Downeast Sunrise Trail right through to Dedham, Holden and Brewer. Please be careful as the tops of rails still show in a few places, but conditions are good overall. Our western trails from Rt. 180/Vittum Road toward Surry are open and groomed also, but the the trail ends at the turn-around on the North Bend Road due to slush and poor ice conditions on Patten Pond. A big thank you to our groomers and trail workers. Great job!
Be careful and enjoy!" - Rick Hunnewell, VP-Ellsworth SC

Downeast Sunrise Trail:: View the Sunrise Trail web site


NORTHWESTERN MOUNTAINS

Kingfield:2/27: "Okay snowmobilers let's get out there and ride !The guys will be out today doing Trails #115 North to Carrabassett Valley and South to ITS 84 .The trail to Allen's Pinnacle will be groomed as well Millay Hill and Indian PondTrail. Our trails are super! Looks like a great weekend so let's get out there!" - S Boyce, Kingfield Sno-Wanderers Snowmobile Club.

Eustis/Stratton :2/26: Arnold Trail SC "Trails are great, full grooming. Caution logging on Stratton to Eustis trail keep right, single file, use caution trucks have right of way. ITS 89 north to Grand Falls, Forks, and Jackman will have slight reroute within the week so watch signs." More info at web site linked above.


RANGELEY/BETHEL/GREATER RUMFORD AREA/WESTERN MAINE

Rangeley: 3/3 : Rangeley Lakes SC "Trails are open. We are on our normal grooming schedule. The detail trail report will be continually updated as conditions change.
The trails are in great shape. Conditions are mid season prime. There is deep snow out there for you off trail riders and more on the way! Please be careful.
ITS 89 between Route 16 and Quill Hill has been rerouted and there is logging for the last 1/4 mile of the Oquossoc Rail Bed Trail by Route 16. Please use caution and follow the trail signs." View full report, condition of individual trails, at web site linked above.

Rumford:3/2 : Rumford Polar Bears "NOTICE: There is a very active logging operation around the junction of Trail 17 and ITS 82. Please obey signs, go 15 mph, and always yield to logging equipment. If equipment is operating, wait for the operator to motion you through. ... Also, there's a skidder crossing on ITS 82 about 2 miles west of the intersection of Trail 12. Please observe the signage.
"3/2/15 - ITS 82 (east half) was groomed by Trailmaster Gene Knox and Louise Stickney.
3/2/15 - The Black Mountain Trail (north half) was groomed by Gene and Louise.
3/2/15 - The Swain Pond Trail was groomed by Gene and Louise.
3/2/15 - The Hanover Trail was groomed by Bob Milligan and Ralph Thurston.
3/2/15 - The A&B Trail was groomed by Bob and Ralph.
3/2/15 - Trail 12 from Rumfort Point to the Hanover Trail was groomed by Bob and Ralph." More info at web site linked above.

Naples:3/2: Muddy River Sno-Seekers Facebook, web page - "3/2/15 -- Trails are being groomed on a regular basis and are in good condition. Last night, we ended up with a dusting of snow. Maybe a couple of inches coming on Wednesday. Cold is here to stay for a while longer. So get out and enjoy some of the best conditions that we have had in years "

Jay:2/28: "Andy Valley trail system is in awesome shape for the weekend. We have hard packed flat trails that can take you anywhere you wanna go. Ride em hard!" - Andy Valley Riders SC

Hebron:2/27: "Folks are coming from as far South as Sanford and saying the trails are great! With snow conditions the best they have been in years our trail master says it is safe to say that the trails are being groomed on a regular basis and all trail conditions are very good to excellent until further notice. The San Hill Loop trail is still close due to logging on the State Sanitarium property. This does NOT affect ITS89. Trail maps are available at The Storekeepers on ITS89 (the RR Bed) or call The Storekeepers for trail conditions 207-966-2733. Think FUN!)" - B. Francis, Bouncing Bogies SC

Roxbury/Byron:2/24: Slippery Sliders SC "Groomed 117 north of Byron on Monday, trail is in very good condition except where the logging is taking place for about 2 miles, groomed 16 west to Andover and Roxbury Pond, trail is in good condition, there is logging just west of Byron and there will be another operation starting next week on the Garland Pond road, groomed 117 South of Byron and Bunker pond trail to Rumford Black Bridge today, trail is in excellent condition, will groom most trails again before the weekend. "

Mexico :2/19: "Trails are in great shape, We are on a regular schedule grooming. ITS 82 and Connector 117 to Roxbury-Byron and Rangeley are very good. Get out and enjoy !! Be sure to support our businesses for food and gas. Easy access and only 45 miles to the Rangeley area." Mexico Trailblazers, Gary Wentzell, Trailmaster

Andover:2/17: Andover Snow Valley Sno-Goers "Andover Snow Valley Sno-Goers going to do trail work/signing on the Lake Trail through Sawyer Notch today 2/17/2015."

Newry:2/12: "As of today February 12, 2015 all trails have been groomed after all of the storms that we have had.
Come and enjoy our trails and please ride safe and stay on marked trails." - Windy Valleys SC

Sebago:2/8: "We asked for it and we got it, lots of white fluffy stuff. Now we need everyone with a snowmobile out there riding to help pack down the trails so the groomers can do their job, a miracle to hold together the aging fleet of grooming equipment, and the funds to keep it going. ... We have two new known reroutes on the trail system the first one is below the end of Taylor Road, and the second is located at the crossing from the field located near Shiloh Rd on RT 107 (Bridgton Rd) heading towards Douglas Mountain parking area. Please stay to the assigned trail signs and be careful as the trails are rough and still need attention." - Judi Damsky Sneider for the Sebago Branch Duckers - view more info on club Facebook page.

Bethel: : Greenstock Snowsports
CENTRAL MAINE (Greater LA, Augusta, Waterville etc)

Palermo:2/27: "Trails groomed today: Palermo to Albion, North Palermo Loop, P1, most of P2, L1, L2, St. George Loop. Trails are excellent! Hope you can get out and ride this weekend!" - Debbie Scates, Palermo SC

Lewiston:2/27: "Trails are being groomed 6-7 nights a week. All reports coming in are great riding. But land owner issues and complaints are through the roof. LOUD SLEDS stay off the trails near houses. People need to have more respect."- Eric Spear, Hillside Family Riders

Farmingdale: 2/27: "As of last night all trails have been groomed. Excellent conditions." - Bob Dill, Barnstormers SC

Sidney :2/24: "We all went out and groomed the Sidney trails Monday 2-23 the trails set up really nice!!! We will be out grooming the trails most of the week! The trails are in excellent shape!! We are always in need of help and new members!"- Dicky Latno, the Sidney Trail Riders

Gardiner:2/18 : "All trails are in very good to excellent condition. There is logging on the Gardiner Farm but that can be bypassed to get to the river or Dave's Diner." - Brian Winchester, President, Gardiner Ridge Riders

West Gardiner :2/12: "2/12/15: All trails freshly groomed." - Cobbosseecontee SC

Winthrop:2/8: Hillandalers SC "2/8/15-The amount of snow is amazing, and still coming! Go Ride!"

Fayette: :

Belgrade:: Belgrade Draggin Masters


SOUTH-SOUTH WESTERN MAINE

Cumberland/North Yarmouth:3/2: Moonlite Sno-Skimmers Facebook page: "Joe just groomed the "Val Halla" trail from the clubhouse to Route 9 this morning. Trails are the best they ever have been. Bring a pair of clippers, the hight of the snow pack on the trail is now hitting lower canopy of the trees.

Sanford-Springvale:3/1:Southern Maine Sno-Goers web site "Our Trailmaster says: We still have 4 feet of snow on the ground. Trails were all Excellent Friday but with lots of sled traffic this past weekend the trails took a beating. Most trails are FAIR to GOOD at this point. It will take till mid-week to get them back into shape. We're going into March so the clock is ticking with the higher sun angle. Wouldn't it be nice to make it into April? Please do not spin tracks on our trails as they are narrow and the next rider has to ride in the mess made." More info, reports on individual trails, at web site linked above.

Waterboro:2/27: Ossipee Mountaineers SC Facebook page: "CAUTION NOTICE!!! - ITS 89 "Double Pole Line" (Bennett Hill Road Area) from Waterboro to Hollis is pass at your own risk. Trail has been bulldozed for CMP work. Alternate route is riding Bennett Hill road."

Limerick-Newfield: 2/13:"Friday the 13th, trails are absolutely fantastic. groomed last night and today, look forward to a great weekend of riding in Limerick and Newfield, as well as Waterboro to the south and Cornish to the north. 60 inches in 14 days. Trail are flat and perfect!" - Shawn Yale, Route 11 Streakers SC

Lyman:: Lyman SC "The trails are open. I would like to thank everyone who helped out with trail work this season. Without the help of these few members our trails would not be open. Ride right, ride safe!"


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