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Trail Report, 2018

Apr 3, 2018 | 12:27 pm

We (The Twin Pines Snowmobile Club) are keeping an eye on the weather this week and if get get a sufficient accumulation of snow we will groom in the Katahdin region. Our groomers are already mobilized out to Twin Pines so if we are grooming it will be to points north and west of Millinocket Lake.  We will notify you once we have a clearer picture of what this weeks weather is going to do.

NEOC Newsflash:  Lodging Special starting at: $50/pp/pn, 2 ppl minimum, best available lodging; – call 800-766-7238 to book this deal.  https://www.facebook.com/RiverDriversRestaurant/and trail reports here https://www.facebook.com/snowmobilinginmaine and here https://www.neoc.com/snowmobile-trail-report-maine/  Ride right, ride safe and see you on the trails. Call 800-766-7238 if you have questions.

 

 

Mar 28, 2018 | 1:43 pm

We are still grooming and there is still a lot of snow in the Katahdin Region.  Temps have  dropping below freezing overnight and warming up during the day. Last night the Twin Pines Snowmobile Club groomed  the Grant Brook Rd to ITS 85/86 Penobscot Pond; ITS 85/86 The Pole Line; Wild Kingdom trail and in-town Millinocket trails to the hotels and ITS 85/86 The Stacyville Rd. Monday Night we groomed Grant Brook Road and 85/86 out to the 109 and back; 112/Logan Pond trail; ITS 85/86 State Rd to Abol; ITS 85/86;

Last night we filled in some washouts at a few locations also the beginning of 85/86 near Abol toward white house landing has a few inches of base, trail is slushy in places.  Over the next few days warm weather will make thin spots bare and will open up additional washouts in places, we still have plenty of snow in most places, use good judgment when riding.

Jo Mary Riders Update: Monday night we groomed 109 North & South; 111; B Pond; Black Pond; Downtown Connector; P.P. X-over; Parkway; Russell Point; Scenic Loop.  Trails were flat and hard after grooming. https://www.facebook.com/jomaryriders/
The River Drivers Restaurant is open from 7am to 9pm daily.  Easter Sunday special menu & hours are 11-3 Easter Buffet Only – reservations recommended 207-723-8475 the RD restaurant is closed after 3pm on Easter Sunday open again on Monday 7-9.

NEOC Newsflash: NEOC Special for this coming week Lodging Special starting at: $50/pp/pn, 2 ppl minimum, best available lodging; – call 800-766-7238 to book this deal. We have snow, we are grooming and will be riding into April. https://www.facebook.com/RiverDriversRestaurant/and trail reports here https://www.facebook.com/snowmobilinginmaine and here https://www.neoc.com/snowmobile-trail-report-maine/

Ride right, ride safe and see you on the trails. Call 800-766-7238 if you have questions

 

Mar 24, 2018 | 8:02 am

Last Night The Twin Pines Snowmobile Club groomed Grant Brook to Penobscot Pond, Hurd Pond, Logan Pond, State Rd, Stacyville Rd to Whetstone – some of the best trails we have had all season

Thursday night we groomed the In town Millinocket Trails, the Pole Line, Wild Kingdom Trail. Other than the one washout on the Wild Kingdom Trail that you can bypass the trails are in perfect condition. Tonight we will groom the rest of our system and we plan on grooming tomorrow night also

Jo Mary Riders groomed last night: ITS 111 to the JM road, B-Pond to the v-plow, Black Pond, ITS 109 to ITS 86, The Parkway including the Scenic loop, PP x-over, Downtown connector to the Wiley Bridge,and 109S toward Medway. All these trails came out hard and flat last night ! Grooming will resume as needed. Also groomed on the 21st: ITS 111, Greenleaf Mtn. / Gaunlet Falls loop,and the Russell Point trail.

There are some ice ridges on the 5 lakes; a large one between Ambajejus and Pemadumcook Lake, and a small about 18-24″ about 1/2 mile east of White House landing. 3 ft ridges in places, the water levels in these lakes have been dropped almost a foot from earlier levels and the snow will makes these pressure ridges impossible to see, so be really careful if you are crossing lakes or rivers!

NEOC Newsflash:   We are having a hard time believing this in the neoc.com office but Matt has agreed to offer another NEOC Special for this coming week, the last one sold out overnight:  Here it is: Valid now through April 7th taxes and fees not included.  Sunday to Thursday Lodging Special: $50/pp/pn, 2 ppl minimum, best available lodging; you read that right, just $100 base for 2 people to stay overnight in our trailside, lakeside cabins.  Weekend Lodging Special: $50 pp/pn/ 2 person minimum, 2 night minimum stay, first come first served basis for our small cabin and large cabins;  $50 per pp/pn/ rate based on a 6 person, 2 night minimum stay, available on a first come first served basis for our cove and premium cabins – call 800-766-7238 to book this deal.   We have snow; we are grooming and will be riding into April.  https://www.facebook.com/RiverDriversRestaurant/ and trail reports here https://www.facebook.com/snowmobilinginmaine and here https://www.neoc.com/snowmobile-trail-report-maine/ Ride right, ride safe and see you on the trails. Call 800-766-7238 if you have questions.

Please advise snowmobilers that there are some errors with the 2018 Katahdin Region Snowmobile Map. Contrary to what it shows on the 2018 Trail Map, 5 Lakes Lodge does not serve food. Also, the Northern Timber Cruisers (NTC) is located in Millinocket; the location of the NTC on the map is the location of Wildwoods in Brownville.

 

Mar 23, 2018 | 11:10 am

Last night we groomed the In town Millinocket Trails, the Pole Line, Wild Kingdom Trail. Other than the one washout on the Wild Kingdom Trail that you can bypass the trails are in perfect condition. Tonight we will groom the rest of our system and we plan on grooming tomorrow night also.

Jo Mary Riders groomed on the 21st: ITS 111, Greenleaf Mtn. / Gaunlet Falls loop,and the Russell Point trail.

 

Mar 21, 2018 | 10:56 am

March 21st: Twin Pines Snowmobile Club Update:  The trails are in great shape, temps are going down to around 20 tonight, and overall conditions are excellent. Last night we groomed; ITS 85/86 Stacyville Rd; 112/Logan Pond Trail; ITS 85/86 State Rd; ITS 85/86 Abol and Hurd Pond; on the 19th we groomed in town Millinocket Trails, The Grant Brook Rd to ITS 85/86 Penobscot Pond and the South twin Connector and ITS 85/86 Pole Line. Groomer Notes Wild Kingdom has a washout that you need to go around, there is a trail that goes to the side of it; also there are some large puddles in town by the athletic fields.  It looks like temperatures go below freezing every night for the next 7 nights, we will update as we groom. Pic from this morning on the Pole Line ITS 85/86

NEOC Newsflash:   We are having a hard time believing this in the neoc.com office but Matt has agreed to offer another NEOC Special for this coming week, the last one sold out overnight:

Here it is: Valid now through April 7th taxes and fees not included.  Sunday to Thursday Lodging Special: $50/pp/pn, 2 ppl minimum, best available lodging; you read that right, just $100 base for 2 people to stay overnight in our trailside, lakeside cabins.  Weekend Lodging Special: $50 pp/pn/ 2 person minimum, 2 night minimum stay, first come first served basis for our small cabin and large cabins;  $50 per pp/pn/ rate based on a 6 person, 2 night minimum stay, available on a first come first served basis for our cove and premium cabins – call 800-766-7238 to book this deal.

We have snow; we are grooming and will be riding into April.  https://www.facebook.com/RiverDriversRestaurant/ and trail reports here https://www.facebook.com/snowmobilinginmaine and here https://www.neoc.com/snowmobile-trail-report-maine/ Ride right, ride safe and see you on the trails. Call 800-766-7238 if you have questions.

Jo Mary Riders Update: 3 groomers went out on Monday the 19th long day/night! Trails groomed: ITS 111 to the JM road, B-Pond, ITS 109 to ITS 86, ITS 109S toward Medway, Noolsemic x-over trail, and the Downtown connector to the Wiley Bridge.

There are some ice ridges on the 5 lakes; a large one between Ambajejus and Pemadumcook Lake, and a small about 18-24″ about 1/2 mile east of White House landing. 3 ft ridges in places, the water levels in these lakes have been dropped almost a foot from earlier levels and the snow will makes these pressure ridges impossible to  see, so be really careful if you are crossing lakes or rivers! Please advise snowmobilers that there are some errors with the 2018 Katahdin Region Snowmobile Map. Contrary to what it shows on the 2018 Trail Map, 5 Lakes Lodge does not serve food. Also, the Northern Timber Cruisers (NTC) is located in Millinocket; the location of the NTC on the map is the location of Wildwoods in Brownville.

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Mar 16, 2018 | 10:11 am

Twin Pines Snowmobile Club Update: We received 16-20” of snow across our system from this past storm. Temps cooled last night and all groomers were out. We groomed the following trails: In-town Millinocket Trails; ITS 85/86 Stacyville Rd; 112/Stratton trail; 112/Logan Pond Trail; ITS 85/86 Pole Line; ITS 85/86 State Rd; ITS 85/86 Abol and Hurd Pond; The Grant Brook Rd to ITS 85/86 Penobscot Pond. The groomed trails are in excellent shape; Wild Kingdom Trail was not groomed; note Wild Kingdom has a washout that you need to go around, there is a trail that goes to the side of it; the washouts on the Pole Line have been worked on, so they are good now and there are some large puddles in town by the athletic fields that can be avoided.  Note: Saturday March 17th the River Drivers is having a private function during the day and evening, we will be selling gas and limited food choices. Otherwise open 7am to 9pm daily.

https://www.facebook.com/RiverDriversRestaurant/ and trail reports here https://www.facebook.com/snowmobilinginmaine and here https://www.neoc.com/snowmobile-trail-report-maine/ Ride right, ride safe and see you on the trails. Call 800-766-7238 if you have questions.

Jo-Mary Riders Snowmobile Club Update: All three groomers made it out Thursday and Thursday night. The following trails were packed: ITS 109 to ITS 86, Black Pond trail, PP x-over, the 109/111 x-over (high + low roads), ITS 111, Greenleaf/Gauntlet loop, B-Pond, Downtown connector, 109S toward Medway, the Parkway including the Scenic loop, and the Russel Point trail. We received 16″ to 22″ of heavy snow from the storm Wed. into Thurs. am. Grooming will resume Friday pm. Should be a great weekend of riding with the temps cooling off!

Several ice ridges formed this week on the 5 lakes. Was a rather large one between Ambajejus and Pemadumcook Lake, then a small one that was about 18-24″ about 1/2 mile east of White House landing. 3 ft ridges in places, the water levels in these lakes have been dropped almost a foot? over the past week and the new snow will make these pressure ridges impossible to see, so be really careful if you are crossing lakes or rivers!  Please advise snowmobilers that there are some errors with the 2018 Katahdin Region Snowmobile Map. Contrary to what it shows on the 2018 Trail Map, 5 Lakes Lodge does not serve food. Also, the Northern Timber Cruisers (NTC) is located in Millinocket, the location of the NTC on the map is the location of Wildwoods in Brownville.

 

Mar 14, 2018 | 10:16 am

Ice Ridge Alert and March 14th Katahdin Region Update – We received about 13 inches of snow so far and are expecting another 3 or so by the end of this storm. We will be grooming tomorrow – probably starting sometime during the day. We groomed trails on Tuesday night in anticipation of the storm and we also did some trail repair work on the washouts on the pole line, which are now repaired. Tuesday night grooming was ITS 85/86 Pole Line; ITS 85/86 State Road; Grant Brook Road to ITS 85/86 Penobscot Pond; 112 Logan Pond; ITS 85/86 to Whetstone; 112 Stratton Trail; South Twin Connector; Wild Kingdom Trail (see note re washouts) and in town Millinocket Trails. Wild Kingdom trail still has one big washout, which there is a trail around. That is closer to the Pole Line side of the trail, there are two smaller ones that are passable also.
Side Note: The River Drivers Restaurant has a private event on Saturday so gas will still be available but very limited food service. Otherwise open daily from 7am to 9pm. Call 800-766-7238 if you have questions.
 
Jo Mary Riders Update: Early start Tuesday am, tandem grooming, covered a lot of trail, opened up a 40 plus mile loop, and before the night was over / the following trails were groomed: ITS 111, a section of ITS 109, B-Pond trail, Greenleaf/Gauntlet Falls loop, and the 109/111 x-over trail. Some of our trails took quite a beating this past weekend due to heavy traffic/warm temps, so we wanted to make sure we got them flat before the snowstorm. We could see another foot plus of fresh snow which could send the riding season into April! (side note – we just did 🙂
 
Several ice ridges formed overnight on 5 lakes. Was a rather large one between Ambajejus and Pemadumcook Lake, then a small one that was about 18-24″ about 1/2 mile east of White House landing. 3 ft ridges in places, the water levels in these lakes have been dropped almost a foot? over the past week and the new snow will make these pressure ridges impossible to see, so be really careful if you are crossing lakes or rivers!
 
Please advise snowmobilers that there are some errors with the 2018 Katahdin Region Snowmobile Map. Contrary to what it shows on the 2018 Trail Map, 5 Lakes Lodge does not serve food. Also, the Northern Timber Cruisers (NTC) is located in Millinocket, the location of the NTC on the map is the location of Wildwoods in Brownville.
 

Mar 10, 2018 | 10:54 am

Saturday March 10 Trail Report:  The Twin Pines Snowmobile Club groomed last night. Thursday, we received 14+ inches of snow across our system. All trails have been groomed: ITS 85/86 Pole Line; ITS 85/86 State Road; Grant Brook Road to ITS 85/86 Penobscot Pond; 112 Logan Pond; ITS 85/86 to Whetstone; 112 Stratton Trail; South Twin Connector; Wild Kingdom Trail (see notes below re washouts) and in town Millinocket Trails.

Most Trails are in excellent shape and riding should be great. Please note the following: Wild Kingdom Trail has three washouts – 2 are passable if you drive with caution; the third one should be avoided; there is a small trail to the side going around it. The Same is true for ITS 85/86 Pole Line – there are a few washouts, the largest being close to the intersection of the Wadleigh Trail; Riders have packed an alternative route that is very visible. Another area with a washout is the trail going around the Athletic Fields near the school in town Millinocket. All the larger washouts have some alternative route but you must ride with caution to have time to adjust. The River Drivers Restaurant is open for gas for sleds and hot food from 7am to 9pm. https://www.facebook.com/riverdriversrestaurant and trail reports here https://www.facebook.com/snowmobilinginmaine and here https://www.neoc.com/snowmobile-trail-report-maine/ Ride right, ride safe and see you on the trails.

Jo Mary Riders Update: Groomed the following trails last night: ITS 111, 111/109/ x- over (high + low roads) the Downtown trail to the Wiley Bridge, and the 109S toward Medway! Friday Night Downtown connector,109S toward Medway,109N to ITS 86, Black Pond trail, PP x-over, The Parkway with the Scenic loop, B-Pond, and most of ITS 111. Broker Groomer is removed from 111. https://www.facebook.com/jomaryriders

Please advise snowmobilers that there are some errors with the 2018 Katahdin Region Snowmobile Map. Contrary to what it shows on the 2018 Trail Map, 5 Lakes Lodge does not serve food. Also, the Northern Timber Cruisers (NTC) is located in Millinocket, the location of the NTC on the map is the location of Wildwoods in Brownville.

 

Mar 9, 2018 | 10:00 am

Yesterday Thursday March 8th Millinocket and The Katahdin Region received 14+ inches of snow. The Twin Pines Snowmobile Club did some light grooming yesterday and will be out tonight Friday: that should include ITS 85/86 Pole Line, ITS 85/86 State Road, Grant Brook Rd to ITS 85/86 to Penobscot Pond; ITS 86/86 Stacyville Road; 112/Logan Pond Trail and the in-town Millinocket Trails and the South Twin Connector. We will report back in on what was actually done tonight or tomorrow morning.

Yesterday we worked on a washout on the Wild Kingdom Trail which is now passable, ITS 85/86 The Pole Line has a few washouts that are also easily passable. Josh was out in the groomer yesterday afternoon and groomed ITS 85/86 The Pole Line; The Wild Kingdom trail and some of the In-Town Millinocket Trails. As you probably know if you are on a fresh groomed trail (or any trail) ride to the right on the trail and keep a constant speed. Excessive speed increases leave mounds in the trail that decrease trail conditions. Today Friday where we have not groomed yet there will be deep snow and some snowdrifts so ride accordingly. Ride Right, Ride Safe and See you on the trails. The River Drivers Restaurant is open for gas for sleds and hot food from 7am to 9pm. https://www.facebook.com/riverdriversrestaurant and trail reports here https://www.facebook.com/snowmobilinginmaine and here https://www.neoc.com/snowmobile-trail-report-maine/

Jo-Mary Riders Update: CAUTION, GROOMER BROKE DOWN ON ITS 111 ABOUT A MILE WEST OF THE 111/109 x-over trail! All 3 groomers were out last night and this morning, the following trails were packed: Downtown connector,109S toward Medway,109N to ITS 86, Black Pond trail, PP x-over, The Parkway with the Scenic loop, B-Pond, and most of ITS 111! PLEASE USE CAUTION ON ITS 111 SINCE THE GROOMER IS SITTING IN THE TRAIL!!!!!!!!!

Please advise snowmobilers that there are some errors with the 2018 Katahdin Region Snowmobile Map. Contrary to what it shows on the 2018 Trail Map, 5 Lakes Lodge does not serve food. Also, the Northern Timber Cruisers (NTC) is located in Millinocket, the location of the NTC on the map is the location of Wildwoods in Brownville.

 

 

Mar 8, 2018 | 10:24 am

Update Thursday March 8th: Last night Millinocket/The Katahdin Region got about 6 inches of snow and today we are expected to get an additional 8 to 14 inches over the course of today into tonight which will make it 14-20 inches depending on what happens next.

Prior to grooming ITS 85/86 the State Road, Grant brook road; ITS 85/86 towards Penobscot Pond and  ITS 85/86/Stacyville Road were flat and the new snow will be welcomed.  The Wild Kingdom trail has 3 washouts, 2 small washouts and one larger one heading towards NEOC/ITS Pole Line so until we assess that trail and give an update you should choose an alternate route.  The Twin Pines Snowmobile Club will be grooming our system tomorrow night Friday, that should include ITS 85/86 Pole Line, ITS 85/86 State Road, Grant Brook Rd to ITS 85/86 to Penobscot Pond; ITS 86/86 Stacyville Road; 112/Logan Pond Trail and the in-town Millinocket Trails and the South Twin Connector. We will give a grooming report Late Friday night early Saturday morning to verify what actually got groomed as things sometimes change from planned.

It is windy out, there will be deep snow and some snowdrifts until we get to groom them out so ride accordingly. We will update you once we have additional updates. Ride Right, Ride Safe and See you on the trails. The River Drivers Restaurant is open for gas for sleds and hot food from 7am to 9pm.
River Drivers Restaurant on Millinocket Lake trailside to ITS 85/86 is open daily from 7am to 9pm with lodging onsite, food and gas for sleds. https://www.facebook.com/riverdriversrestaurant and other trail updates/reports here https://www.facebook.com/snowmobilinginmaine

Jo-Mary Riders will be out grooming after the storm as will the East Branch Sno-Rovers and we will send out updates once we have them from the clubs.

Please advise snowmobilers that there are some errors with the 2018 Katahdin Region Snowmobile Map. Contrary to what it shows on the 2018 Trail Map, 5 Lakes Lodge does not serve food. Also the Northern Timber Cruisers (NTC) is located in Millinocket, the location of the NTC on the map is the location of Wildwoods in Brownville.

 

Mar 3, 2018 | 11:00 am

March 3rd Katahdin Region Update:  The trails are holding up well, there is still a lot of snow on the ground in the Katahdin Region:  Last night the Twin Pines Snowmobile Club Groomed the following trails: Grant Brook Rd to ITS 85/86 Penobscot Pond; 112/Logan Pond Trail; ITS 85/86 State Rd to Hurd Pond; ITS 85/86 Pole Line; In town Millinocket and South Twin Connector. Generally the trails are holding up very well given the spring like daytime temperatures and there are a few washouts and icy corners, ride accordingly.

River Drivers Restaurant on Millinocket Lake trailside to ITS 85/86 is open daily from 7am to 9pm with lodging onsite, food and gas for sleds. https://www.facebook.com/riverdriversrestaurant
Check the webcams here: https://www.neoc.com/webcam3/ or here for snow and traffic
https://www.neoc.com/twin-pine-camps-webcam-2/ and trail reports here https://www.facebook.com/snowmobilinginmaine and here https://www.neoc.com/snowmobile-trail-report-maine/

Jo-Mary Riders groomed on Thursday Night: ITS 109 to ITS 86, Black Pond Trail, P.P. x-over, ITS 111, B-Pond, Gaunlet Falls, The Parkway including the scenic loop, Downtown connector to the Wiley Bridge, and the 109S toward Medway. Overall the trails are very good for the weather we have had. They set up nice last night / Flat and hard. There are 2 small wash outs / 1 on the 109 by the clear-cut another 1 on the Noolsemic x-over trail / Both are marked. Enjoy the Ride!

Please advise snowmobilers that there are some errors with the 2018 Katahdin Region Snowmobile Map. Contrary to what it shows on the 2018 Trail Map, 5 Lakes Lodge does not serve food. Also the Northern Timber Cruisers (NTC) is located in Millinocket, the location of the NTC on the map is the location of Wildwoods in Brownville.

 

Feb 28, 2018 | 9:39 am

Katahdin Region Update Feb28th: A busy day out on the trails yesterday. We had some people stop in to the River Drivers restaurant who rode over from Greenville and from further north, they said the trails were generally very good. While 2 hours south of Millinocket the forecast today is rain, we here in Millinocket and north are forecasted to get some light rain this evening and then it turns into snow with a forecast of 1-4 inches, on top of our current base. There is a lot of snow on the ground in the Katahdin Region with pretty much all trails having good coverage, our base is still solid and intact from grooming. Temps are falling to 27 tonight, 26 Thursday and 24 Friday night and we will be grooming so plan on visiting. Remember to ride right, ride safe and see you on the trails.

Monday, the Twin Pines Snowmobile Club groomed the Stacyville Rd ITS 85/86 to Whetstone and 112/Stratton; Grant Brook to Penobscot Pond; Last night Tuesday we groomed ITS 85/86 State Rd; 112/Logan Pond and ITS 85/86 Hurd Pond. Over the next couple of nights Wed and Thu we will groom ITS 85/86 Hurd Pond, 112/Logan Pond; ITS 86/86 Stacyville Rd to Whetstone; Its 85/86 Pole Line; and the south twin connector. Some of those trails tonight and the rest tomorrow night. Friday and Saturday, we will groom the entire system. We will report back in after we groom. Saturday night Jo-Mary Riders groomed the 111 Connector, a section of the 109, the Downtown connector to the Wiley Bridge, and the 109S toward Medway.

Find trail Reports here: https://www.neoc.com/snowmobile-trail-report-maine/  find lodging here https://www.neoc.com/  more trail updates here https://www.facebook.com/snowmobilinginmaine and food/ gas other here https://www.facebook.com/RiverDriversRestaurant/