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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)

Monticello (Aroostook)

Beaver Cove Camps (Moosehead)

Gray Ghost Camps (Rockwood)

Pittston Farm (Moosehead)

Lake Parlin Lodge (Parlin Pond Twp)

Shin Pond Village (Northern Katahdin)

Twin Pine Camps (Katahdin area)

Twin Pine Camps-Katahdin view


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
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 :1/21: "Hey Gang, Although there is only limited riding at this time, sledders can still get around if you take your time and be careful. Points West of our system do have a little more snow so you may want to trailer to Shin Pond or Millinocket. All Snowgang trails, with the exception of Municipal Trail# 70 were groomed prior the the meltdown over the last several days. Waterholes are buttoning back up again and we will continue grooming as soon as we get enough snow. All riders are urged to check with locals on existing ice conditions on all lakes and ponds. Ride safe and to the right. SNOW DANCE PLEASE!!" - Jim Splan, Reporter at Large, Benedicta Snowgang

Aroostook County:1/21: Caribou Rec reports "This season is just not wanting to work out for us, last week we had some of the nicest trails around, and this week well I think you all know what this week is. Most clubs in the central and southern parts of the county are reporting not so ideal conditions, while the northern half of the county are reporting decent conditions. Portage is reporting a pressure ridge near the camp ground entrance, it is marked.
ITS 85 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 Caribou has been out trying to get lubrication for snowmobiles, Madawaska, Presque Isle are out as well. There are icy spots so be careful.
ITS 81 Easton, Mars Hill, Fort Fairfield, Limestone, Grand Isle are holding off until we get more snow, Van Buren, Madawaska have been out and are reporting ok condition.
ITS 92 This trail is in great shape, 92A, and 92B also are in great shape.
ITS 90 Fort Fairfield, and Caribou's section of this trail is passable but use extreme caution, as you travel further West the conditions get a little better. Caribou will try and get out and do the western section of this trail. Portage will hold off for more snow.
ITS 88 This section of the CP rail line, extreme caution should be used, but as you travel further west it gets better, but ice is very prevalent.
ITS 86 No report on this trail, but if I would have to guess there is ice.
ITS 105 Hard packed snow and ice use caution
ITS 120 Hard packed but ride able
RT. 89 Madawaska River is not safe to cross. From Dubay pit road to ITS83 fields are ice covered not much lubrication.
RT. 100 Caswell will attempt to go out and should be groomed by the weekend Easton trails are bare in areas, not grooming until it snows
Chapman Ridge Runners fields are passable use caution" - Complete report, including area social events, at web site linked above.

Madawaska-St John River Valley:1/21: http://www.facebook.com/SnowmobileNorthernMaine - "Trail conditions before the 1 day warm-up were excellent as you can see and held up well throughout the Saint John River Valley. Ride to the right and enjoy the variable conditions with caution - we are rackin' up THE MILES in Extreme Northern Maine..."

Frenchville: 1/20: Frenchville SC reports "Trails were inspected and groomed. 2" new snow last night. Trails are OK in Frenchville!!!"

Macwahoc:1/12: "Trail #110 north is groomed from Macwahoc North to Drew Plantation. Early season conditions - use caution as snow pack is minimal.
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 powerline and logging crews. Please use caution.)
Trail #3 is plowed (no dirt showing) from the Trail #1 intersection to the Lower Macwahoc turn around. Logging is complete. This trail should not be plowed again this year.
ITS#110 south from Macwahoc and Trail #2 South to Lee/Springfield are not groomed as snow is minimal. " - Jody Moulton, Eastern Maine Snow Riders

Houlton, ITS 83: 1/4: - MSA Executive VP David Stevens reports " The bridge over B stream in Houlton has been completed now and the approach ramps have the track mat on them and it is ready for the season. As a result ITS 83 is now back in its original location thru Houlton and is no longer on the reroute over I95 on Mooers Road."


GREATER KATAHDIN REGION

Katahdin Area Trail Update :1/22: "Trail Report from the Katahdin Region: We (Twin Pines Snowmobile Club) are actively grooming our trails. Conditions are generally good with some sections that are icy and/or bare due to last weekend's rain and warm weather. Please review the specific grooming reports for updates on the various trails. Jo Mary Riders has groomed their entire trail system. The surface was hard due to the rain and warm temps last weekend. They were able to "rejuvenate" the trail surfaces and turn everything into packed powder. There are no bare spots anywhere and the trails are good to excellent. We advise caution in some areas as there are ruts in the trail. The lakes are void of any snow so PLEASE don't ride on them! Shin Pond groomed towards Whetstone on 1/21 and are heading in the other direction 1/22. Their trails are not bad and all snow covered - no dirt. Kokadjo is also grooming." - Matthew Polstein, Twin Pine SC - http://www.facebook.com/snowmobilinginmaine

Katahdin Region-JoMary trails :1/22: " On January 20 & 21 the Jo Mary Riders groomed our entire trail system. The surface was very hard due to the rain and warm temps that we just experienced. Fortunately we were able to "rejuvenate" the trail surfaces and turn everything into packed powder. There are no bare spots anywhere and the trails are in good to excellent condition. We would advise caution in some areas as the people who rode on Monday created "ruts" that were very difficult to repair. The area lakes are void of any snow so don't plan on riding them!!" - Rick Levasseur, Jo Mary Riders, Facebook page.

Bowlin-Matagamon-Shin Pond SC: 1/19: "Yes we did get the rain on Sunday night into Monday, We still have good snow cover try to stay off trails today into Wednesday and let them harden up and we hope to back out grooming Wed and Thursday nights! It is time to get the Snow Dance going fellow sledders... Feel free to call or email me anytime! Terry Hill 528-2900 or shinpondvillage@fairpoint.net

Ebeemee Twp:: Ebeemee Snowmobile Club


GREATER MOOSEHEAD REGION

Rockwood:1/22: The Birches Resort reports - "Trails in the area have snow and are good but there are icy spots, The lake has very little snow and is marked across to The Birches from Mt Kineo. We will be out grooming for this weekend... Great ice fishing conditions prevail. Keep checking back for info on early riding. Also check us on Facebook for updates. The Birches has three groomers (Tucker Sno Cats) one of which is brand new. 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

North East Carry:1/21: "Yesterday we had to drive on the road that's posted as shared, that's the East side of our Snowmobile Trail. The first five to six miles are good sledding. Then conditions we found were as follows; a little over a mile was down to bare dirt and a good portion was glare ice with lubrication hard to come by. Of course there are sections that are decent. Certainly none of this can be considered as great sledding. We are sorry to post this negative report, but we promised our customers that we would tell them the truth and hope that by doing so they will visit us when conditions improve. This report hurts our business as well as others.
The trail, going West, from Raymonds toward Pittston and Jackman is ( as reported to us by sledders ) in great shape. Sledders from the Parlin Pond and Rockwood areas seem to be happy with the trail.
Snow would be nice..." - NE Carry Sno Riders, Raymond's County Store

Kokadjo:1/20 update "ITS 85 and ITS 86 toward Millinocket and the B Pond Trail were groomed last night. Conditions are good. People have been coming through from Greenville today." - Marie Candeloro :1/15: "The Route 66 re-route from Kokadjo to Kineo is groomed and in great condition! 85/86 and B-pond are in excellent shape as well. Fred will be grooming the # 4 Mountain trail today to get ready for the weekend. Working on opening all club trails. Great riding to be had." - Kokadjo Roach Riders. View reports of individual trails at web site linked above.

Rockwood:1/20:Blue Ridge Riders snowmobile club "Temps are back to seasonal January temps this morning and our fleet was out Monday night to glue the snow back in place and freeze it flat. If you are looking for a smooth trail today, you can find a fresh laid track from Gray Ghost Camps in Rockwood headed northbound connecting with the Historic Pittston Farm, Jackman, Long Pond, Coburn Summit Riders and Taunton Raynham Riders trails systems. Snow cover is thin in some locations making a great opportunity to spot a moose shed antler. Please watch for icing on corners."

Shirley: 1/18: "The Shirley Bog Trail Busters are grooming trails as often as possible and have generally been in good condition.
Shirley Bypass Trail-Many of the rough spots are now filled and groomed.
Brochu Road Trail from Connector Road to the ITS86 is good.
Draper Road Trail is good.
CCC Road Trail to the Connector Road Trail is great.
CCC Road Trail from the Connector Road Trail to the Mahue Road Trail is rough.
CCC Road Trail from the Mahue Road to the York Road is now clear and groomed.
The Crossover Road Trail is still being logged.
The Clouse Allen Road Trail is closed due to logging.
Respect landowners and stay on marked trails. We have a new landowner that graciously is letting us cross his land from the Draper Road to the Shirley By Pass Trail and does not want us to sled over his blueberry bushes. Please do not liter on the trails.
Stay off of all plowed roads. Logging operations are working very heavy this winter in the Shirley/Greenville area." Debi Lynne Baker, Shirley Bog Trail Busters

Historic Pittston Farm:1/16: Historic Pittston Farm Facebook page "We are heading out with both groomers tonight. All of our trails will be groomed for morning."

Greenville:1/14: From the Moosehead Riders SC: "The Moosehead Riders club groomers have been out daily on trails grooming. ITS 86 towards The Forks was groomed last night and is in good condition. Also, the in-town trail was groomed last night and is in good condition.
Last night ITS 85 to Kokadjo was groomed more than half way. We did need to stop due to a rough spot with not enough snow to pull into the trail to groom and pack down.
Today the trail out to the B52 Site and 110 Connector was groomed. This trail is in very good condition. Just a reminder that the re-route from the clubhouse is on Scammon Road. Use caution. There is a packed base on the road and we have the privilege to share this road.
Tonight we will be out grooming ITS 85 towards Blanchard. Cry Baby Hill is slightly blown off, so use caution. We have a solid 16-18+ base. There has been intermittent snow in the evenings helping each day and it's been very cold, so the ice is forming quickly.
Ride safe. We'll see you out on the trails!" More area riding info at web site linked above, Moosehead Riders Facebook page .


ROUTE 201 CORRIDOR

Bingham:1/22: "Trails took a beating with last Sunday/Monday's rain storm. In town trails are pretty icy with bare spots. From the middle of Bingham, South on ITS 87 to Solon is barely passable. I would recommend starting your trip just North of town or at ITS 84 on the East side of 201... the start of the Savage Road. As you get out of town, they get better with more snow pack. The groomer will be going out tonight to work on the areas with more snow. Wooded areas are rough, but fortunately, most of our trail system is on logging roads and these parts are good just out of town. " - Leo Hill, Valley Riders SC, Gateway Recreation & Lodging

The Forks:1/21:Northern Outdoors reports "Unfortunately it was all rain last Sunday. Fortunately, we had a good snowpack before the rain. Our trails held up better than I thought. There are some trouble spots, mainly on woods trails. Woods trails are in poor shape and rough, and had some water pooling. However, cold temps have frozen everything back up and the woods trails are all passable. You just have to grin and bear it through the woods trails. Section on unplowed roads are still in very good shape with plenty of snow. The vast majority of The Forks Trail System is on unplowed logging roads. We groomed all sections on Tuesday and will do so again before the weekend. We were able to smooth out most of the frozen ski ruts and such, and get the trails fairly smooth. Grooming also broke up the hard pack a bit, to help with lubrication.
DETOUR É. ITS 87 between Pleasant Pond and Moxie Mountain is temporarily closed due to logging. Use the Pleasant Pond Trail and/or the Bald Mountain Trail as a detour around the closed section of ITS 87. Pleasant Pond Trail is in poor to fair shape with 2 miles of rough woods trail and 5 miles of formerly plowed road that has an ice surface. We pulled down the snowbanks most of the way, so you can stay on snow as much as possible. You can also detour around the logging on ITS 87, by using ITS 86 and the Bald Mountain Trail. This is a longer detour than using the Pleasant Pond Trail, but overall probably better riding.
ITS 86 FROM BERRY'S STORE HEADING EAST TOWARD GREENVILLE/ROCKWOOD TO THE ITS 88 JUNCTION. Right intown is rough with some dirt showing in spots, but easily passable. Once out of town just a mile, things improve greatly. Boise Road section is great. Half mile Power Line section near Moxie Pond is rough, but passable. There is a 2 mile section of plowed road due to logging, around Moxie Pond and on the Shirley Road section. Ice on plowed sections. 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 great shape.
ITS 87 HEADING SOUTH TOWARD BINGHAM. Divide Road section is groomed flat and fine riding all the way to Northern Outdoors. Wet areas south to Pleasant Pond have all frozen over, but are rough. ITS 87 south of Pleasant Pond is closed due to an active logging operation, with several miles of plowed road. See note above regarding the detour.
PLEASANT POND TRAIL. Wet areas in the first 2 miles are all frozen over, but rough riding. Need more snow to fill everything in. As you continue east after that, there is about 5 miles of formerly plowed road that has an ice surface. We were able to pull down the snowbanks most of the way, so you can stay on snow.
BALD MOUNTAIN TRAIL FROM ITS 86 HEADING SOUTH TO ITS 87. Good riding all the way through to the Bingham turnaround. Just a couple of very short woods trail sections that are rough.
BREAKNECK RIDGE TRAIL. Open and groomed. Nice riding.
KENNEBEC RIVER TRAIL FROM NORTHERN OUTDOORS INTO TOWN. Wet spots have frozen over, but rough in places. All passable though, just need more snow to get it smooth.
Bottom line is that there is decent riding to be had out there! You can get around everywhere, but youÕll have to go easy on the woods trail sections. Watch out for hazards that have popped up due to the rain on Sunday. You can come up on them at any time!
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 on Facebook

Jackman-Moose River:1/21: Jackman Moose River Region Chamber of Commerce web site reports "As expected, our temperatures have been very cold. The trails are holding up well and initial reports are good in our area as well as from surrounding clubs. Corners may be icy so please use caution out there. Gas is cheap...come on up!
Note for Saturday January 24th: The Long Pond Trail going across the lake will be closed for the Race. Please use extra caution in that area.!" More info, reports on individual trails, at web site linked above.

Jackman:1/21: Bishop's Motel reports "Overall good conditions. The trails are flat, hard and fast. (some icy spots and stretches) Carbides-Picks and scratchers are recommended. Groomers are going out on a regular basis!
NORTH TO CANADA: Good to Very Good
CLUB TRAIL: Good to Very Good
PITTSTON FARM: Good
SOUTH TO PARLIN POND : Good
ROCKWOOD: Good
PARLIN TO THE FORKS: Good with the exception of 3/4 mile that wasn't groomed because of water. (That should be frozen and passable by sled) Overall good condition."

Jackman:1/20:Border Riders Sportsman Club - "Trails are open. Reports coming in say that trails are ok, hard and flat. We have not any negative reports. Hope for more snow." View grooming reports for individual trails at website linked above

West Forks, Parlin Pond:1/20: Coburn Summit Riders report "I know a lot of people have been waiting to hear how we fared after the mess on Sunday. We did end up getting all rain but the trails held up very well. We went out with all of our groomers last night and the result is a very flat and very hard trail. We do have some trouble spots that I will detail below but all in all the trails are very good. Snow cover on the sections of trails that are roads, which is about 85% of our system, seems the same as it was before the rain. There were some corners that are icy but not nearly as but as I expected. Cooling and lubrication are going to be the issue for a few days until the trails get some traffic. Studs and ice scratchers are recommended. There are also a few areas where water flowed into the trail. They will be frozen for sure but caution should be taken because some are on sections of trail that are otherwise perfect and you will come up on them quickly. The bottom line isÉIÕve seen better trails but IÕve also seen much worse and if you want to ride weÕve got the place to do it. As far as I know all neighboring clubs went out last night.
ITS 89 from intersection of Lake Parlin Connector to Grand Falls is groomed and in good condition.
ITS 87 from the intersection of ITS 88 south to The Forks is groomed and in good condition with the following exceptions: The woods section north of Rte. 6/15 had a lot of water yesterday. We didnÕt send the groomer through that section hoping it would freeze so it is at least passable by sled. Probably the worst trouble spot on our trail system. ItÕs only 3/4 of a mile so once you get through it youÕll have great going. The power line section is also thin and rough so take your time and watch for rocks.
ITS 86 from The Forks west to Grand Falls is groomed and in good condition with the following exceptions: The southernmost section along the river is not groomed and very thin. We started grooming from the Enchanted Loop west. It is passable but not good.
ITS 87 to the Enchanted Loop to ITS 86 is the recommended route out of town. The section between the Lower and Upper Enchanted road also had water issues. It should be frozen and passable today. We are still dealing with the 3 miles of plowed road but it wonÕt be plowed anymore so once we get snow it should be good again.
The Coburn Connector is groomed and in very good condition. There is a 1/4 mile of road that was plowed but is not being used anymore. We were able to pull some snow off the side so it should be no issue at all. The Enchanted Loop is groomed and in good condition. There is a ditch that opened up with the rain but it is passable.
The Lake Parlin Connector is groomed and in good condition." - Joe. More info at web site linked above.

Anson-North Anson:1/19: "The Anson-North Anson Trail System including ITS84 is in tough shape due to the latest rain and warm weather it was marginal at best before the rain. We are asking that you please stay off the trails until we have a couple of cold days to freeze things up. It would be best if we waited for more snow. If you must ride please,please let the trails harden up first. Remember the trails ARE in rough shape and you are riding at your own risk!!! Thanks in advance for your understanding! " - Ken Ingalls, Anson N Anson SC

Madison:1/17: Abnaki Sno-Riders ""We groomed from Kens to the clubhouse today we ran into a big washout on north on its 87 so we can't groom all the way through you can go through with your sled it's just past the bunny trail so watch for it. Can't go down the bunny trail just not enough snow yet. So we back tracked and went up club trail27 not too bad.We got some more work to do out there be patient please still early. We will be working this week on club trails in towards town this week. Over all really happy with the work we did today. Let it snow Let it snow!!!!!!"

Solon:1/5 : Solon Snow Hawks "Gates have been opened. Use caution as early season conditions exist. A larger section of the Mcarty Road will be plowed this year with active logging so please use extra caution as there is not a lot of room for sleds and trucks."


PISCATAQUIS-PENOBSCOT-SOMERSET

Monson:1/13: Narrow Gauge Riders Snowmobile Club "The Skandic went out Friday and groomed the lake and made it out the Blanchard trail with the drag. It took 3 hours to open 2 miles of trail due to blowdowns that had to be cut and washouts that had to be filled in. The trail is passable, but pretty rocky. We need another 6 inches and the trail will be good. On the way back from the Blanchard trail the Skandic broke a steering component so the sled could only turn left. We still groomed down the narrow gauge to the North Guilford road where there was a logging operation that was unexpected. We do have permission to use this trail and signs will be put up this weekend and the rest of the trail will be groomed. The section that was groomed was still a bit rough as people had rode through when it was soft and rutted things up. The north trail will be attempted to be opened this weekend, but there is likely more blowdowns than the blanchard trail so this may take a while. Please bear with us, it's still early and we are an all volunteer organization." More info on club Facebook page.

Guilford:1/9: Four Winds SC "The storm on Sunday finally gave us enough snow to start grooming operations for the season. There is approximately 6 inches of fluffy snow over a concrete hard base. The Tucker can only do so much until we get some additional snow.It's definitely early season riding, but clubs to our north and west have been grooming so you can have a good ride on Saturday from Guilford.
ITS 85- The railroad bed north from the old clubhouse and south of Prides is in fair to good shape. There was a couple logging operations north of the Abbot pit that have finished up, but those sections are still a little rough. The section of trail between Prides and the old clubhouse is passable with some fair sections sprinkled in. There are no washouts as everything has froze up, but the Tucker didn't have enough snow to fill in all the holes so use caution.
Connector Trails:
THE FRENCH CONNECTION- The Tucker has not groomed this trail yet. The base is very jagged and this trail needs more snow. Use caution.
BREAKNECK RIDGE- Breakneck was groomed today and took approximately 10 hours to do. Conditions are fair to good and most holes were filled in. There is still a logging operation where it was last year and the same rules apply. Keep right and proceed at 15mph, log trucks have the right of way.
COVERED BRIDGE TRAIL- This trail needs more snow but is passable. The Tucker groomed up to the first field from the covered bridge. Use caution.
HARLOW POND TRAIL- We have not checked the ice on the river yet so proceed with caution. The trail hasn't been groomed and is rough is many places. Another storm should improve this greatly.

Plymouth::Endless Season Riders

Corinna:: Corundel Raiders SC


GREATER BANGOR-GREATER LINCOLN

Enfield:1/22: Cold Stream Sno-Riders report - "Our eyes are on the potential storm this weekend, hoping we can get a respectable amount of snow out of it. At this time our trails are not yet ride-able both for lack of snow and some downed trees that remain. We do have both groomers up and running so we will be ready for the snow whenever it comes.
Please be aware that our main trail that runs east to Burlington, Lincoln and ITS 81 will be CLOSED this season due to logging. Sledders will still be able to get to Cold Stream Pond.
We now have landowner permission to run a trail all the way down to Passadumkeag this year, which we didn't have the past few seasons. We'll plan to groom to Pleasant St. along the power lines.
Keep hoping for snow and stay tuned for updates!"

Bucksport::Family SC, web site

Orrington:: Orrington Trail Riders, web site

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


MID COAST-DOWNEAST

Downeast Sunrise Trail:: View the Sunrise Trail web site.

Cherryfield:: Narraguagus SC web site

Calais:: Sunrise Snowmobilers Facebook page

Beddington:: Airline Riders SC


NORTHWESTERN MOUNTAINS

Eustis/Stratton :1/21: Arnold Trail SC "Trails came out of it better than thought. ITS 89 south Eustis to Rangeley, and Stratton to Rangeley groomed. Today's grooming will be Stratton to Carrabassett, ITS 115 south Stratton to Bigelow Lodge, and ITS 89 north ITS 86 east Eustis to Jackman and Forks. Everything will be done before weekend with full grooming scheduled for weekend." More info at web site linked above.

Kingfield:1/16: Kingfield Sno-Wanderers Snowmobile Club report "To our snowmobilers, cross country skier, dog walkers, our trails are all open. Trails #115 north and south that goes to ITS 84 are done and have been checked out for any downed trees. Ride carefully as there are still rocks showing. Have a great weekend and of course Think Snow!!"


RANGELEY/GREATER RUMFORD AREA/WESTERN MAINE

Rangeley: 1/21 : Rangeley Lakes SC "Trails are open. We are on our normal grooming schedule. The detail trail report will be continually updated as conditions change.
Overall the trails are in good to very good condition. A few thin spots in town, other than that pretty darn nice. The cold temps have returned and are forecasted to continue through the Snodeo weekend. Please be careful on the lakes and ponds ... there is glare ice in some spots ... slow down out there and save your hyfax.
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:1/19 : Rumford Polar Bears "Mother Nature was not kind to us last night - all she gave us was rain! No help at all for our base, and today the temperatures are in the high 30s. We haven't been out on the trails, but most likely the roots, rocks, and stumps are poking out a little more than before! If you decide to ride, please use extreme caution!" More info at web site linked above.

Hebron:1/15: "The trails are boney and not groomed. A good 6-10 inch snowstorm will improve conditions so we wait it out in the mean time. Note The San Hill Loop trail off ITS89 will not be open this winter due to logging on the old Sanitarium property. THINK SNOW!!!!" - B. Francis

Andover:1/15: Andover Snow Valley Sno-Goers "no grooming yet. some of the trails have been packed. watch out for rocks, trees and other things. ride safe."

Roxbury/Byron:1/13: Slippery Sliders SC " We groomed 117 north of Byron on Monday, still a couple of trouble spots by 4 Ponds but overall in good shape with mostly good snow cover. Groomed 117 south of Byron today (Tuesday) also all the way to Black bridge and horseshoe Valley, still a few holes but quite nice for the snow cover we have. Will groom Bunker Pond trail on Thursday, lots of rocks on the upper end but passable. Will groom 16 to meet Andover again at the end of the week. Still lots of deep water bars on this trail and a logging operation is moving in this week and will be crossing the trail in several spots so be careful. Another storm of 6 to 8 inches would really make a big difference right now, but there is riding that can be done just pay attention to trail conditions."

Jay:1/11: "Andy Valley Riders groomed the Rail Trail form Livermore Falls to Wilton, Trail looks good some thin spots but overall a good base. We need a storm with 6 to 8" to get out on the rest of the system." - Mark Bickford, Andy Valley Riders SC

Naples:1/10:Muddy River Sno-Seekers Facebook, web page - "We received about 3" of snow over the last couple of days. Not enough to open up trails yet. We still need a good storm. We have plenty of cold, just need the snow now."

Newry:1/6: Windy Valleys SC "Trails are open there may be some sketchy sections so please ride with caution. We finally have some freezing temperatures and snow so they can get out and groom. ITS82 has been groomed to Grafton & Andover and hopefully the lower end of Bear River will be groomed by this weekend. Please stay safe and stay on marked trails!!!"


CENTRAL MAINE (Greater LA, Augusta, Waterville etc)

Fayette1/21 : "ITS 115 between Rt. 17 and trail 10W has caution and arrow signs in place narrowing the trail to 1 wide on a grade area. PLEASE BE CAREFUL." - Bill Latham Trail Master, Rainbow Riders Fayette

West Gardiner :1/16: "Trails are currently open, use extreme caution as there is little snow cover. Watch for ongoing logging operations, yield to logging equipment. Watch for reroutes due to the logging, follow the signs." - Cobbosseecontee SC

Gardiner:1/13 : "Grooming started last night and all trails will be dragged by tonight. Easy, slow riding only as conditions are boney with rocks and other hazards under the snow, but good enough to get out and enjoy a ride." - Brian Winchester, President, Gardiner Ridge Riders

Belgrade:1/4: Belgrade Draggin Masters: "All trails are open so come on out and enjoy. Please use caution since the base is not too deep and as usual be extra cautious on the lakes and streams"

Palermo:: Palermo SC

Winthrop:: Hillandalers SC

Lewiston:: Hillside Family Riders


SOUTH-SOUTH WESTERN MAINE

Sanford-Springvale:1/18:Southern Maine Sno-Goers web site "ALL CLUB MAINTAINED TRAILS ARE OFFICIALLY OPEN, NO Grooming. Our Trailmaster says, "Trails are open but on a limited basis." There is just enough snow on most of the trails to wander around on. With rain in the forecast, this will not be good for the trail base that we finally have." More info, reports on individual trails, at web site linked above.

Cumberland/North Yarmouth:1/11: Moonlite Sno-Skimmers Facebook page: "Trails have limited cover, roots and rocks just under the surface. Several trees needed trimming today. Heading back to Turkey Lane and the "Hidden Pond" trail with the chainsaw later. "

Lyman:: Lyman SC

Waterboro:: Ossipee Mountaineers SC
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