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The Maine Snowmobile Association

Weather forecasts, snow depth reports, web cams and other info helpful to snowmobilers in Maine are available courtesy of the following web sites:

SNOW DEPTH MAP-SNOWFALL MAP NOAA/NE River Forecast Ctr

FORECAST: National Weather Service/Caribou, Maine

FORECAST: National Weather Service/Portland & Gray, Maine

TRAVEL CONDITIONS: Maine Dept. of Transportation

WEB/SNOW CAMS

Northern Outdoors (The Forks)

Beaver Cove Camps (Moosehead)

Northwoods Outfitters (Moosehead)

Lake Parlin Lodge (Parlin Pond Twp)

Twin Pine Camps (Katahdin area)

Twin Pine Camps (Katahdin view)

Shin Pond Village (Northern Katahdin)

5 Lakes Lodge (Katahdin area)


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

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

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

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

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

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

trail report submission email
Snowmobile Trail Conditions Path left behind the Chapman groomer Trail 74
Reports reflect observations of MSA family and business members who clear, sign, groom and ride the trails of Maine. Local chambers of commerce, businesses and snowmobile clubs are a good source for additional information on trails in their area.

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

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

AROOSTOOK COUNTY

Aroostook County:12/8: Caribou Rec reports "Well here it is the first trail report of the season if this is what the season will be like we are in for one awesome winter. There hasn't been many times that we have a blanket of almost 2 feet of snow that has covered the entire Crown of Maine at this time of year. But unfortunately with the nearly 2 feet came some of the heaviest and most damaging snow that we have seen since the ice storm.
Most projects have been out since the snow ended last week and they have made progress in opening their sections of trails. Most trailmasters and volunteers are saying that there are still a lot of trees and branches in the trails. Caution will need to be used when out there as most wooded areas still have open water and if clubs have not been through those sections of trails to clear the trees riding should be avoided in those areas. All area clubs will be out working trails this weekend so if you are itching to come up to the County most projects could use extra volunteers to help clear trees.
Caution will need to be used as clubs still need to put up markers and signs, and of course trees to be removed. Lakes and Ponds are still not safe to be on. This cold weather that we are experiencing and what is forecasted for the weekend will certainly help freeze the water and ground.
The underlying message in this report is all clubs still are working very hard to get the system up and running in its entirety. So again if you are planning on coming up be prepared for what is going to be slow going in places with limited signs, water in areas and a lot of branches and trees down. So if you want to help out most clubs can use the extra hands to get what is known as the best trail system in the Northeast."

Mars Hill: 12/2: "Sledders will likely encounter low hanging brush and some down trees on all trails until clubs have time over the weekend to work on these issues. The snow that has fallen has been heavy and sticky so until we get colder temps at the first of next week, 12/5, there are no plans to groom for the weekend.
There will be a logging operation along ITS 83 in Bridgewater that is going to close that section of trail. To get around this sledders will have to use the #9 Lake trail, Route 70A, and ITS 81 as as a detour route. This will add approximately 20 miles to the trip and people need to plan accordingly regarding fuel. There will be more information to come about our trails next week once we have had a chance get out over them in the next few days. Please stay on marked trails. Be cautious about water holes and down trees this weekend." - John Bailey, Central Aroostook SC
Oxbow-Masardis: Oxbow-Masardis SC

Madawaska-St John River Valley:: http://www.facebook.com/SnowmobileNorthernMaine -

Frenchville:: Frenchville SC

Benedicta: : Benedicta Snowgang


GREATER KATAHDIN REGION

Katahdin Area Trail Update :: Twin Pines SC, www.facebook.com/snowmobilinginmaine/ Twin Pines/River Drivers & NEOC 207-723-5438.

Katahdin Area - Jo Mary Riders ::Jo Mary Riders, Jo Mary Riders Facebook page.

Bowlin-Matagamon-Shin Pond SC:: shinpondvillage@fairpoint.net


GREATER MOOSEHEAD REGION

Rockwood:: Blue Ridge Riders snowmobile club, Facebook page

Shirley:: Shirley Bog Trail Busters

Rockwood :: The Birches Resort , Facebook Page

Greenville ::Moosehead Riders SC, Moosehead Riders Facebook page .

Kokadjo:: Kokadjo Roach Riders. View reports of individual trails at web site linked above.


ROUTE 201 CORRIDOR

Jackman-Moose River:: Jackman Moose River Region Chamber of Commerce web site

Jackman: Bishop's Motel See more trails, lodging info at web site linked above

Solon: : Solon Snow Hawks

West Forks, Parlin Pond:: Coburn Summit Riders

The Forks:: Northern Outdoors, Facebook page

Jackman:: Border Riders Sportsman Club - View grooming reports for individual trails at website linked above

Bingham: : North Country Rivers, Facebook page 1-800-348-8871

Anson-North Anson ::

Madison: Abnaki Sno-Riders

Bingham: : Gateway Recreation & Lodging


RANGELEY/BETHEL/GREATER RUMFORD AREA/WESTERN MAINE

Rangeley:: Rangeley Lakes SC web site

Rumford:: " - Rumford Polar Bears

Porter, Parsonsfield, South Hiram:Facebook page.

Hebron::

Naples:: Muddy River Sno-Seekers Facebook, web page -

Newry:: - Windy Valleys SC

Bethel-Greenwood-Woodstock:: - Greenstock Snowsports

Roxbury/Byron: :Slippery Sliders SC



Andover:: Andover Snow Valley Sno-Goers

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


PISCATAQUIS-PENOBSCOT-SOMERSET

Monson:: Narrow Gauge Riders Snowmobile Club

Guilford:: Four Winds SC

Newport::

Corinna:: Corundel Raiders SC


GREATER BANGOR-GREATER LINCOLN

Orrington::Orrington Trail Riders, web site

Enfield:: Cold Stream Sno-Riders

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

Burlington::

Bucksport:: Family SC, web site


MID COAST-DOWNEAST

Beddington::Airline Riders SC, Routes 9 & 193, Beddington, 207 638-2301.

Downeast Sunrise Trail:: View the Sunrise Trail web site

Cherryfield ::Narraguagus SC, Facebook page

Calais :: Sunrise Snowmobilers Facebook page


NORTHWESTERN MOUNTAINS

New Portland : Wire Bridge Sno-Travelers.

Lexington-Highland-Concord-Pleasant Ridge :: Lexington-Highlanders SC

Kingfield:: Sno-Wanderers Club of Kingfield.

Eustis/Stratton :: Arnold Trail SC, Facebook Page


CENTRAL MAINE (Greater LA, Augusta, Waterville etc)

Augusta::

Winthrop::Hillandalers SC

Palermo::Palermo SC

Lewiston: :

West Gardiner :: Cobbosseecontee SC

Farmingdale::

Gardiner: : Gardiner Ridge Riders

Belgrade:: Belgrade Draggin Masters


SOUTH-SOUTH WESTERN MAINE

Waterboro: Ossipee Mountaineers SC

Sanford-Springvale:: Southern Maine Sno-Goers

Cumberland/North Yarmouth:: Moonlite Sno-Skimmers Facebook page

Lyman:: Lyman SC


COMPLIMENTS FOR THE TRAILS: