Mellow cruisers and hard chargers find big fun exploring on snowmobiles
The Moosehead trail network offers a variety of over 160 miles of spectacular and scenic riding, with stops for coffee, lunch, and gas along the way. Towns along the trail system welcome snowmobilers, and provide ample opportunity for lodging, refreshments, and shopping.
Local snowmobile Guide Services and rentals are available, and you can count on great local riding advice as well. Trail condition reports are easily accessible through the Maine Snowmobile Association and will help you ascertain the safety of the ice on the many ponds and lakes crossed by the trails. The most reliable conditions are from mid-January to mid-March, but this does vary depending on annual snowfall. Please use the local resources before venturing out to ensure a safe and pleasurable experience.
The local trails join the Maine Interconnected Trail System for those avid riders who want to explore other parts of Maine, New Hampshire, and even ride into Canada.
Snowmobiling Tips from the Maine Office of Tourism:
- Stay on marked trails
- Ride to the right of center on the trail
- Plan ahead and let someone know where you’re going
- Ride sober! Do not drink and ride
- Ride at a reasonable speed to maintain control of the snowmobile
- Be weather wise & dress appropriately
- Learn and use snowmobile hand signals
- Watch for wild animals. Wildlife have the right of way
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Do I need to register my sled to operate it in Maine?
A: Yes, and CLICK HERE to find out more from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Q: What are the laws in Maine for Snowmobiling?
A: By CLICKING HERE, you will be able to read the current Maine Snowmobiling law book
Photos provided by Danielle Dorrie, Northeast Whitewater, Wilsons on Moosehead and Karen Folsom
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