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.
Photos provided by Wilsons on Moosehead and Karen Folsom
Photos provided by Danielle Dorrie and Northeast Whitewater
Snowshoeing in the Moosehead Lake Region
While the Moosehead Lake area is a major destination for snowmobiling during the winter months, it’s also a great place to strap on snowshoes for easy, moderate and challenging winter hiking trails to explore.
If you are new to snowshoeing, there are Registered Maine Guides who can introduce you to this winter nature walk for an informative and interactive experience in the Maine woods.
Interested in getting out on your own? Great! It’s as easy as putting one foot in front of the other! Granted you will have platforms strapped to your feet, but you’ll enjoy the adventure walking over the snow-covered landscape! Snowshoeing is a wonderful activity for the entire family to enjoy!
There are a number of different winter snowshoe trails available for you and your family to explore in the Moosehead Lake area:
- Right behind the Moosehead Lake Visitor Center on Route 15!
- Lily Bay State Park
- Squaw Mountain snowshoe and ski trails
- The Birches in Rockwood
- Appalachian Mountain Club Maine Wilderness Lodges
- Or get involved with the Moosehead Pinnacle Pursuit hiking challenge! All of our mountains are available to access year-round, so strap on those snowshoes and get out and explore.
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