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Trail Report, 2019

Oct 10, 2019 | 1:05 pm

Are you ready for snowmobiling season? We are!

The great thing about snowmobiling in the Katahdin Region is that each day can offer you an entirely new and stunning snowmobiling destination. If you’re ready to start planning your 2020 snowmobiling season, here’s a well-honed list of favorite places to ride and some tips for how to enjoy it to the max.

Great Places to Ride
First off, start your day at NEOC, where you can fuel up, take a look at the map, rent a snowmobile, check the trail report / weather forecast, enjoy a fantastic breakfast, and even order a packed lunch to go.

Once you’re on the trail, here are some the top places to visit.

• Shin Pond – Awesome food and nearby Shin Pond Village is a convenient place to fuel up.
• Whitehouse Landing – Located in T2 R9 and you can only get there by snowmobile. This destination offers great home-cooked meals from a family of four.
• The Allagash River – The Allagash is a national scenic river and in the winter, it’s epic.
• Kokadjonear Greenville
• Wildwoods Trailside Cabins near Brownville Junction
• Matagamonon the north edge of Baxter State Park
• Bowlin Camps on the East Branch of the Penobscot River

Grooming Matters
Aside from the great lodging and fantastic food, another reason to start your snowmobiling day at NEOC is the grooming. NEOC pays serious attention to the quality of its trails and it matters, because trail maintenance often tops the list of importance for riders. “If you’re on trails going 80 or 90 miles an hour and it’s bumpy, it’s miserable,” says one die hard snowmobiler. “NEOC does a great job grooming the trails.”

Scenic Beauty and Spotting Wildlife
Another highlight of snowmobiling in the Katahdin Region is the extraordinary scenic beauty and the opportunity to witness the amazing wildlife of the great North Woods. NEOC is situated at the foot of the stunning Katahdin Range and is surrounded by thousands of acres of pure and unadulterated wilderness. The area is famous for its incredible snowmobiling trails and riding truly doesn’t get much better than this. Also, witnessing coyotes, moose, eagles, bobcats and deer is not uncommon, so anyone lucky enough to snowmobile in this region is sure to catch sight of wildlife and wildlife tracks in the snow.

Guiding and Insider Information
If you have questions or need more information about how to plan a great snowmobiling excursion this winter, connect with the staff at NEOC. NEOC has deep knowledge and experience in guiding snowmobile excursions and they are a great resource for novices and experts alike. NEOC rents a wide range of snowmobiles and offers short and long guided tours, two-day getaways, and snowmobiling packages for every level.

Connect with NEOC by sending an email or calling: [email protected] / 1-800-634-7238.

Enjoy the riding and be safe!

 

Apr 4, 2019 | 1:47 pm

Update from the Twin Pines Snowmobile Club: Thank you for an Excellent Winter! We have a lot of snow on the ground still, picture of Katahdin from just now. As of today April 4th we are no longer grooming. If you are considering riding in the area we would suggest perhaps parking by the North Woods Trading Post. Trails that are in the best condition at the moment are the Grant Brook Road and ITS 85/86 East towards Penobscot Pond. JoMary Riders are no longer grooming and their trails are still in very good condition. So you can still ride and have a good time. Our access road from 85/86 has dirt showing, so just consider where you will get gas if you are out riding. We clocked over 1500 hours of grooming this season, that’s over 107 hours per week! Thank you to Whitehouse Landing Camps Northeast Charter and Tour Co Inc Jo Mary Riders Snowmobile Club and Gary Oliveira for all of your help and support this winter, and all the staff and crew at New England Outdoor Center – NEOC and River Drivers Restaurant. So call us at 800-766-7238 if you need to reach us, we will keep you posted on anything of interest in the trail world. Personally, we are not done yet with the snow, we have some more coming this weekend just a couple of inches. If you miss us – come and visit or follow the webcams – they are pretty awesome!
https://www.neoc.com/webcam3/ and here https://www.neoc.com/twin-pine-camps-webcam-2/

 

Mar 27, 2019 | 11:02 pm

Excellent Spring Riding conditions in the Katahdin Region.  We still have 2-4+ ft on the ground where the snow has not been disturbed.  We have been grooming at night, cold temps have made for a hard pack at night and then warm temps during the day are making for excellent riding.    Grooming Update: Tuesday night The Twin Pines Snowmobile Club groomed the Stacyville Rd; Monday night we groomed 85/86 – State Rd to Abol, Hurd Pond great spring conditions; 112 Connector – Logan Pond and 85/86 – Stacyville rd to Whetstone. Sunday night we groomed 85/86 Pole Line, Soft corners, mealy surface; 85/86 Penobscot Pond via Grant Brook, Jerry Pond to the hotels and the South Twin Connector from downtown Millinocket to the Penobscot River/Brownville rd.  Ongoing logging behind the high school in Millinocket means we are not grooming that section of trail. So, what can we tell you – conditions are really great for spring riding, days are long, lots of snow on the ground, we will be grooming this weekend.  Ride Right, Ride Safe and See You on the Trails.

JoMary Riders Update: Monday we groomed a section of the 109, The Parkway with the Scenic loop,109/111 x-overs (High + Low ) and 6 miles of the Jo Mary road to connect the 109 to the B-Pond trail. All of our trails are in excellent condition with the temps we have right now.

 

Mar 26, 2019 | 10:27 am

Twin Pines Snowmobile Club – Katahdin and Millinocket Region Grooming Update: We have a lot of snow on the ground in Northern Maine, Great Spring Riding, cold temps at night. We will groom again later in the week. Ride Right, Ride Safe and See you on the Trails.

  • 85/86 – Stacyville rd to Whetstone groomed 3/20, spring riding conditions
  • 85/86 Pole Line groomed 3/24, soft corners, mealy surface
  • 85/86 Penobscot Pond via Grant Brook groomed 3/24
  • 85/86 – State Rd to Abol, Hurd Pond groomed 3/25, Great spring conditions
  • 112 Connector – Logan Pond groomed 3/25, Great spring condition
  • 112 Connector – Stratton Trail groomed 3/18
  • Wild Kingdom groomed 3/18, washout opened
  • Jerry Pond to Hotels groomed 3/24, soft corners, mealy surface
  • South Twin Connector – Millinocket Bandstand to Penobscot River/Brownville Rd groomed 3/24, soft corners, mealy surface
  • Central St to Katahdin Inn date last groomed 3/18, ongoing Logging no grooming

JoMary Riders Trail update: Monday we groomed a section of the 109, The Parkway with the Scenic loop,109/111 x-overs (High + Low ) and 6 miles of the Jo Mary road to connect the 109 to the B-Pond trail. All of our trails are in excellent condition with the temps we have right now! This could be the last week for grooming!

River Driver’s Restaurant is open from 7am to 9pm for breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and we have gas for sled and lodging onsite. Hot Food, Gas for Sleds
https://www.facebook.com/RiverDriversRestaurant/
Find Trail Updates here: https://www.facebook.com/snowmobilinginmaine
and https://www.neoc.com/snowmobile-trail-report-maine/
Find Sled Rentals Here: https://www.neoc.com/in-the-snow/
Donate to/Support TPSC Grooming in the Katahdin Region here: https://www.neoc.com/twin-pines-snowmobile-club/

Parking Locations in the Katahdin Region: Northern Timber Cruisers just outside Millinocket on the Lake Road; by the North Woods Trading Post between Ambajejus and Millinocket Lake and at the River Driver’s Parking Lot on Millinocket Lake. Snowmobile maps are here! Find a pdf link here: https://www.neoc.com/…/uploa…/KACC-SnowMap2019Compressed.pdf

 

Mar 25, 2019 | 6:22 pm

Twin Pines Snowmobile Club Update; We groomed some last night – we still have a lot of snow and excellent spring riding conditions:  Note we are not grooming behind the highschool in Millinocket due to current logging.  We are still grooming to the hotels and south twin connector/ as conditions allow.

  • 85/86 – Stacyville rd to Whetstone groomed 3/20, Spring riding conditions
  • 85/86 Pole Line groomed 3/24, Soft corners, mealy surface
  • 85/86 Penobscot Pond via Grant Brook groomed 3/24
  • 85/86 – State Rd to Abol, Hurd Pond groomed 3/20
  • 112 Connector – Logan Pond groomed 3/17
  • 112 Connector – Stratton Trail groomed 3/18
  • Wild Kingdom groomed 3/18
  • Jerry Pond to Hotels groomed 3/24, soft corners, mealy surface
  • South Twin Connector Millinocket Bandstand to Brownville Rd/Penobscot River groomed 3/24, Soft corners, mealy surface

Jo Mary Riders Update: On Sunday night, March 24th, we groomed the following trails: 109, 111, B Pond, Black Pond, Gauntlet and the “downtown” trail.  More grooming will take place Monday!

River Driver’s Restaurant is open from 7am to 9pm for breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and we have gas for sled and lodging onsite. Hot Food, Gas for Sleds
https://www.facebook.com/RiverDriversRestaurant/
Find Trail Updates here: https://www.facebook.com/snowmobilinginmaine
and https://www.neoc.com/snowmobile-trail-report-maine/
Find Sled Rentals Here: https://www.neoc.com/in-the-snow/
Donate to/Support TPSC Grooming in the Katahdin Region here: https://www.neoc.com/twin-pines-snowmobile-club/

Parking Locations in the Katahdin Region: Northern Timber Cruisers just outside Millinocket on the Lake Road; by the North Woods Trading Post between Ambajejus and Millinocket Lake and at the River Driver’s Parking Lot on Millinocket Lake. Snowmobile maps are here! Find a pdf link here: https://www.neoc.com/…/uploa…/KACC-SnowMap2019Compressed.pdf

 

Mar 19, 2019 | 10:43 am

Twin Pines Snowmobile Club Katahdin Region and Millinocket Update: Lots of snow on the ground, plenty of people out riding. We groomed last night and will be grooming this weekend. See you out there – ride right, ride safe and see you on the trails:

  • 85/86 – Stacyville rd to Whetstone groomed 3/18, Ok condition, very hard base
  • 85/86 Pole Line groomed 3/18, good condition
  • 85/86 Penobscot Pond via Grant Brook groomed 3/17, good condition
  • 85/86 – State Rd to Abol, Hurd Pond groomed 3/17, State Rd has some long rolling moguls.
  • 112 Connector – Logan Pond groomed 3/17, good condition
  • 112 Connector – Stratton Trail groomed 3/18, good condition Wild Kingdom groomed 3/18, good condition Jerry Pond to Hotels groomed 3/18, good condition
  • South Twin Connector Millinocket Bandstand to Penobscot River/Brownville Rd groomed 3/18, good condition,
  • Central St to Katahdin Inn groomed 3/18, good condition

JoMary Riders Update: On Sunday we groomed the 109 and the “Downtown trail”.  Monday we groomed the 109 again, the Black Pond trail, 111, B Pond, Gauntlet, Russell Point and both of the 109/111 X-overs. More grooming on Tuesday! And, the Jo Mary road is being plowed from Rt.11 to mile 4.5, our Greenleaf/Gauntlet trail.

River Driver’s Restaurant is open from 7am to 9pm for breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and we have gas for sled and lodging onsite. Hot Food, Gas for Sleds
https://www.facebook.com/RiverDriversRestaurant/
Find Trail Updates here: https://www.facebook.com/snowmobilinginmaine
and https://www.neoc.com/snowmobile-trail-report-maine/
Find Sled Rentals Here: https://www.neoc.com/in-the-snow/
Donate to/Support TPSC Grooming in the Katahdin Region here: https://www.neoc.com/twin-pines-snowmobile-club/

Parking Locations in the Katahdin Region: Northern Timber Cruisers just outside Millinocket on the Lake Road; by the North Woods Trading Post between Ambajejus and Millinocket Lake and at the River Driver’s Parking Lot on Millinocket Lake. Snowmobile maps are here! Find a pdf link here: https://www.neoc.com/…/uploa…/KACC-SnowMap2019Compressed.pdf

JoMary Riders Update: On Sunday we groomed the 109 and the “Downtown trail”.  Monday we groomed the 109 again, the Black Pond trail, 111, B Pond, Gauntlet, Russell Point and both of the 109/111 X-overs. More grooming on Tuesday! And, the Jo Mary road is being plowed from Rt.11 to mile 4.5, our Greenleaf/Gauntlet trail.

River Driver’s Restaurant is open from 7am to 9pm for breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and we have gas for sled and lodging onsite. Hot Food, Gas for Sleds
https://www.facebook.com/RiverDriversRestaurant/
Find Trail Updates here: https://www.facebook.com/snowmobilinginmaine
and https://www.neoc.com/snowmobile-trail-report-maine/
Find Sled Rentals Here: https://www.neoc.com/in-the-snow/
Donate to/Support TPSC Grooming in the Katahdin Region here: https://www.neoc.com/twin-pines-snowmobile-club/

Parking Locations in the Katahdin Region: Northern Timber Cruisers just outside Millinocket on the Lake Road; by the North Woods Trading Post between Ambajejus and Millinocket Lake and at the River Driver’s Parking Lot on Millinocket Lake. Snowmobile maps are here! Find a pdf link here: https://www.neoc.com/…/uploa…/KACC-SnowMap2019Compressed.pdf

 

Mar 18, 2019 | 9:42 am

Last night Twin Pines Snowmobile Club sent out two groomers. They groomed the state rd, Logan pond trail, hurd pond trail and to Penobscot Pond via Grant Brook. The conditions are very firm. Still plenty of snow everywhere. No hazards or washouts reported on any of these sections.
We plan to groom again tonight. Picture from March 17th yesterday
Snowmobiling

 

Mar 13, 2019 | 7:32 am

Twin Pines Snowmobile Club Katahdin and Millinocket Region Grooming Update: We have a lot of snow on the ground in Northern Maine, Trails are in good condition, days are getting longer. We will be grooming again over the weekend. Ride Right, Ride Safe and See you on the Trails.

85/86 – Stacyville rd to Whetstone groomed 3/11, good condition
85/86 Pole Line groomed 3/12, good condition
85/86 Penobscot Pond via Grant Brook groomed 3/6, good condition
85/86 – State Rd to Abol, Hurd Pond groomed 3/12, State Rd has some long rolling moguls.
112 Connector – Logan Pond groomed 3/12, good condition
112 Connector – Stratton Trail groomed 3/11, good condition
Wild Kingdom groomed 3/12, good condition
Jerry Pond to Hotels groomed 3/11, good condition
South Twin Connector, Millinocket Bandstand to Penobscot River/Brownville Rd groomed 3/12, good condition
Central St to Katahdin Inn groomed 3/11, good condition

JoMary Riders: On Saturday night we groomed the 111, the lower 109 and the “Downtown” trail. On Friday we groomed Russell Point, Parkway and Scenic Loop.

East Branch Sno Rovers – Last night they groomed 83S to Endless and 109 to South Twin.

 

Mar 8, 2019 | 4:41 pm

Twin Pines Snowmobile Club Katahdin Region and Millinocket Update: Lots of snow on the ground, lots of people out riding. We groomed last night and will be grooming this weekend. See you out there – ride right, ride safe and see you on the trails:

  • 85/86 – Stacyville rd to Whetstone groomed 3/6, good condition
  • 85/86 Pole Line groomed 3/7, good condition
  • 85/86 Penobscot Pond via Grant Brook groomed 3/6, good condition
  • 85/86 – State Rd to Abol, Hurd Pond groomed 3/7, State Rd has some long rolling moguls.
  • 112 Connector – Logan Pond groomed 3/7, good condition
  • 112 Connector – Stratton Trail groomed 3/6, good condition
  • Wild Kingdom groomed 3/7, good condition
  • Jerry Pond to Hotels groomed 3/7, good condition
  • South Twin Connector – Millinocket Bandstand to Penobscot River/Brownville Rd groomed 3/6, good condition
  • Central St to Katahdin Inn groomed 3/7, good condition

JoMary Riders Update: On Thursday night, March 7th we groomed the following trails: 109, 111, B Pond, Black Pond, Greenleaf/Gauntlet Loop, “Downtown”. On Wednesday night we groomed: Russell Point and both of the 109/111 x-overs. All are in great shape
Northern Timber Cruisers: Grooming update. We groomed the Dolby pond trail on Tuesday March 5th and Wadleigh Pond trail last night. The trails are in great condition and this weekend will be a great weekend to ride. Please ride right and ride safe. Have a great weekend…
East Branch Sno-Rovers: March 5: From Medway, 83 South to Endless and 109 to South Twin have been groomed. 83 North to Whetstone was also groomed.

River Driver’s Restaurant is open from 7am to 9pm for breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and we have gas for sled and lodging onsite. Hot Food, Gas for Sleds https://www.facebook.com/RiverDriversRestaurant/
Find Trail Updates here: https://www.facebook.com/snowmobilinginmaine
and https://www.neoc.com/snowmobile-trail-report-maine/
Find Sled Rentals Here: https://www.neoc.com/in-the-snow/
Donate to/Support TPSC Grooming in the Katahdin Region here: https://www.neoc.com/twin-pines-snowmobile-club/

Parking Locations in the Katahdin Region: Northern Timber Cruisers just outside Millinocket on the Lake Road; by the North Woods Trading Post between Ambajejus and Millinocket Lake and at the River Driver’s Parking Lot on Millinocket Lake. Snowmobile maps are here! Find a pdf link here: https://www.neoc.com/…/uploa…/KACC-SnowMap2019Compressed.pdf

 

Mar 5, 2019 | 10:42 am

Twin Pines Snowmobile Club Katahdin Region and Millinocket Update: Lots of snow on the ground, about 5 more inches of fresh snow yesterday, we groomed last night, people are our riding today. Get out there – ride right, ride safe and see you on the trails.

  • 85/86 – Stacyville rd to Whetstone groomed 3/4, good condition
  • 85/86 Pole Line groomed 3/4, good condition
  • 85/86 Penobscot Pond via Grant Brook groomed 3/4, good condition
  • 85/86 – State Rd to Abol, Hurd Pond groomed 3/4, State Rd has some long rolling moguls.
  • 112 Connector – Logan Pond groomed 3/4, good condition
  • 112 Connector – Stratton Trail groomed 3/4, good condition
  • Wild Kingdom groomed 2/28, good condition
  • Jerry Pond to Hotels groomed 3/4, good condition
  • South Twin Connector from Millinocket Bandstand to Brownville Rd/Penobscot River groomed 3/4, good condition
  • Central St to Katahdin Inn groomed 3/4, good condition

JoMary Riders Update: On Monday we received 5″ of new snow. We groomed the following trails: 109, Black Pond, Russell Point and “Downtown”. Grooming will continue tonight!

Northern Timber Cruisers: Saturday groomed the Wadleigh Pond & Sawmill Bar & Grill connector trails. LOTS of snow out there. PS – if you see a shovel on Wadleigh Pond trail probably between Golden Road & Deep Cove please bring it to the clubhouse. Thanks!

East Branch Sno-Rovers: Friday: A groomer is doing Endless 83S and South Twin 109. A groomer will go out Friday Night to do 83N to Whetstone. Thanks go out to the volunteers who work many hours on the trails.

River Driver’s Restaurant is open from 7am to 9pm for breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and we have gas for sled and lodging onsite. Hot Food, Gas for Sleds
https://www.facebook.com/RiverDriversRestaurant/
Find Trail Updates here: https://www.facebook.com/snowmobilinginmaine
and https://www.neoc.com/snowmobile-trail-report-maine/
Find Sled Rentals Here: https://www.neoc.com/in-the-snow/
Donate to/Support TPSC Grooming in the Katahdin Region here: https://www.neoc.com/twin-pines-snowmobile-club/

Parking Locations in the Katahdin Region: Northern Timber Cruisers just outside Millinocket on the Lake Road; by the North Woods Trading Post between Ambajejus and Millinocket Lake and at the River Driver’s Parking Lot on Millinocket Lake. Snowmobile maps are here! Find a pdf link here: https://www.neoc.com/…/uploa…/KACC-SnowMap2019Compressed.pdf

 

Mar 3, 2019 | 8:17 pm

Twin Pines Snowmobile Club Update: Millinocket & Katahdin region: We received about 5-6 inches of snow so far today, we will be grooming this week.  Temps are cool all week staying in the 5-10 degree range overnight and then in the day reaching the 20s.  Will make for good riding this coming week.  In case you missed it – we have a lot of snow on the ground, lots of great riding out there.  Come visit!

  • 85/86 – Stacyville rd to Whetstone groomed 3/2, good condition
  • 85/86 Pole Line groomed 3/2, good condition, soft snow
  • 85/86 Penobscot Pond via Grant Brook groomed 3/2, good condition
  • 85/86 – State Rd to Abol, Hurd Pond groomed 3/2, note: State Rd has some long rolling moguls.
  • 112 Connector – Logan Pond groomed 3/2, good condition
  • 112 Connector – Stratton Trail groomed 3/2, good condition
  • Wild Kingdom groomed 2/28, good condition
  • Jerry Pond to Hotels groomed 3/2, good condition
  • South Twin Connector Millinocket Bandstand to Brownville Rd/Penobscot River groomed 3/2, good condition, soft snow
  • Central St to Katahdin Inn groomed 3/2, good condition

Weekend Update! On Thursday night we groomed : the 109, 111, Black Pond, B Pond, Gauntlet/Greenleaf Loop, Ragged Mtn.. Tonight (Friday) we are grooming: Russell Point, Parkway, Scenic Loop (huge drifts), High & Low 109/111 X-overs and “Downtown”.  River Driver’s Restaurant is open from 7am to 9pm for breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and we have gas for sled and lodging onsite. Hot Food, Gas for Sleds

https://www.facebook.com/RiverDriversRestaurant/
Find Trail Updates here: https://www.facebook.com/snowmobilinginmaine
and https://www.neoc.com/snowmobile-trail-report-maine/
Find Sled Rentals Here: https://www.neoc.com/in-the-snow/
Donate to/Support TPSC Grooming in the Katahdin Region here: https://www.neoc.com/twin-pines-snowmobile-club/

Parking Locations in the Katahdin Region: Northern Timber Cruisers just outside Millinocket on the Lake Road; by the North Woods Trading Post between Ambajejus and Millinocket Lake and at the River Driver’s Parking Lot on Millinocket Lake. Snowmobile maps are here! Find a pdf link here: https://www.neoc.com/…/uploa…/KACC-SnowMap2019Compressed.pdf

 

Mar 2, 2019 | 12:33 pm

Twin Pines Snowmobile Club Katahdin and Millinocket Region Grooming Update: We have a lot of snow on the ground in Northern Maine, Trails are in great condition, days are getting longer, temps are easing up ever so slightly.  Check out the links below to get some images of current snow levels and conditions. You might have to see it to believe it!

  • 85/86 – Stacyville rd to Whetstone groomed 3/1, good condition
  • 85/86 Pole Line groomed 2/28, good condition
  • 85/86 Penobscot Pond via Grant Brook groomed 3/1, good condition
  • 85/86 – State Rd to Abol, Hurd Pond groomed 3/1, State Rd has some long rolling moguls.
  • 112 Connector – Logan Pond groomed 3/1, good condition
  • 112 Connector – Stratton Trail groomed 3/1, good condition
  • Wild Kingdom groomed 2/28, good condition
  • Jerry Pond to Hotels groomed 3/1, good condition
  • South Twin Connector Millinocket Bandstand to Brownville Rd/Penobscot River groomed 2/28, good condition
  • Central St to Katahdin Inn groomed 3/1, good condition

JoMary Riders:  Weekend Update! On Thursday night we groomed: the 109, 111, Black Pond, B Pond, Gauntlet/Greenleaf Loop, Ragged Mtn. Tonight (Friday) we are grooming: Russell Point, Parkway, Scenic Loop (huge drifts), High & Low 109/111 X-overs and “Downtown”.

River Driver’s Restaurant is open from 7am to 9pm for breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and we have gas for sled and lodging onsite. Hot Food, Gas for Sleds
https://www.facebook.com/RiverDriversRestaurant/
Find Trail Updates here: https://www.facebook.com/snowmobilinginmaine
and https://www.neoc.com/snowmobile-trail-report-maine/
Find Sled Rentals Here: https://www.neoc.com/in-the-snow/
Donate to/Support TPSC Grooming in the Katahdin Region here: https://www.neoc.com/twin-pines-snowmobile-club/

Parking Locations in the Katahdin Region: Northern Timber Cruisers just outside Millinocket on the Lake Road; by the North Woods Trading Post between Ambajejus and Millinocket Lake and at the River Driver’s Parking Lot on Millinocket Lake. Snowmobile maps are here! Find a pdf link here: https://www.neoc.com/…/uploa…/KACC-SnowMap2019Compressed.pdf

Maine’s game wardens have responded to nearly 100 snowmobile crashes so far this season, five of those incidents have been fatal. The leading contributing factor is excessive speed. With over 80,000 snowmobiles registered in Maine this year, driving at a safe speed has never been more important. Failing to operate your snowmobile safely can result in fines, jail time and can even be deadly.  Don’t be a statistic, ride responsibly and enjoy your time in the Maine outdoors!