Category Archives: ATV & Snowmobile

The Downeast Sunrise Multi-Use Rail Trail Now Open

Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry sent this bulletin at 05/11/2017 08:17 AM EDT

One Trail Now Open: The Downeast Sunrise Multi-Use Rail Trail (DEST) from Ellsworth to Ayers Junction is the open for ATVs and other summer uses.

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All ATV trails lead to Tucker Ridge

Taking the ATV's up the logging to Kirkland Ridge. Miles of trails to ride and a great way to spot Moose and Black Bear.
Taking the ATV’s up the logging to Kirkland Ridge. Miles of trails to ride and a great way to spot Moose and Black Bear.

It’s not all hunting & fishing on Tucker Ridge… ATV trails crisscross throughout Maine with shared access routes to get to them.

The most popular time is right after mud season (Spring in Maine), when the trails are hardened up and have been opened for the season.

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kickoff to “Wheelin’ Season” locally.

At Tucker Ridge Outdoors, all roads in the vicinity are ATV approved. Leave your car or truck parked at the cabin and enjoy your outings by ATV.

From birding to moose watching,  picnics to trail rides, you can do it all on your wheeler from Tucker Ridge.

What are you waiting for? Book a stay and load up the 4 wheeler’s!ATVs

 

 

 

 

Snowmobile Trail Fund Sticker now Available!

Release from Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry:

Snowmobile Trail Fund Sticker now Available!

Show your support for Maine’s snowmobile trail system by purchasing a Snowmobile Trail Fund Sticker.

Stickers are available for purchase:STF

  • Online at the IF&W store – Snowmobile Trail Fund
  • From snowmobile registration agents statewide
  • At time of or after snowmobile registration

Proceeds from each Trail Supporter sticker, less a $2 administrative charge, will be transferred directly to the Snowmobile Program to support the trail fund. The colorful stickers are available in three levels of support: $25, $50 and $100.

Free Snowmobile Weekends 2016

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By John Floyd

The Dept of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has announced two special weekends in 2016 to enhance opportunities for snowmobilers this winter.

The first, being hailed as the “Tri-State Snowmobile Weekend“, is scheduled for Jan 29-31. This weekend event enables full reciprocity for Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire riders. All currently registered machines may use the entire trail network throughout all three states without having to register in another state.

Mainers can explore the trails of Vermont & New Hampshire, while our neighbors may do the same here in the Pine Tree state.

The second weekend event is the “Maine & New Brunswick Free Trail Weekend“. This event runs Feb 12-14 and enables Maine snowmobilers to obtain a free 3 day trail permit for New Brunswick. Mainers must obtain the special permit here on www.nbfsc.com. You’ll still need a current Maine registration and personal PLPD insurance ($200,000.00 min)

As with the first weekend event, this is a reciprocal event for our neighbors to the north and east to explore Maine’s 14,000 miles of trails.

A safety message from IFW:DIFW Shield small

With the increased traffic anticipated during the reciprocal snowmobile weekends, we remind all riders to obey laws of prudent operation, do not drink and drive, and be mindful that this is a family sport, so please keep our trails safe. Pay extra close attention to ice conditions on all Maine waterways especially when travelling at night, and ride with caution. 


Snowmobilers should stay off roads, ride at a reasonable speed, use hand signals and ride to the right.

Resources and additional info:

Maine Snowmobile Registrations – https://www10.informe.org/ifw/atv-snow/

Maine Snowmobile Laws and Rules – http://www.eregulations.com/maine/atv/snowmobile-laws-and-rules/

Maine Snowmobile Association – http://www.mesnow.com/

New Brunswick’s Free Trail Permit Info-http://www.nbfsc.com/html/whatsnew/docs/FreePermitWeekend2016.pdf