Clubs and guides are ready to help you get onto ME snowmobiling trails
Long before the Northeast’s cities see their first snowflakes Maine’s snowmobile trails are building up snowpack for the long season. New England’s largest wilderness areas are in Maine. Thousands of square miles of mountains, forest, lakes and country hamlets are connected by a 13,000 mile trail system. Keep your eyes open for wildlife sightings. For complete information about trails, requirements and regulations visit the website for the Maine Snowmobile Association.
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
This national park is glorious. The oldest national park on the East Coast, visitors will enjoy a variety of wonders including the unusual geological formations, nature and wildlife, scheduled events, scenic drives, hiking, biking, and boat cruises. Don't forget to look for the puffins, North America's answer to the penguin. Fishing sites abound, with approximately 20 lakes and ponds from which to choose. Public camping is available at two locations, and there are fees for camping and for entering the park. In winter there is cross country skiing, snowshoeing and limited snowmobiling.
Aroostook State Park
87 State Park Road
Presque Isle, ME 04769
The northernmost of all Maine state parks is set alongside Echo Lake. It covers 577 acres, offering hiking, fishing, swimming areas, and picnicking. Boating and canoeing are permitted in the lake. In winter there are groomed cross country ski trails and groomed snowmobile trails traverse the park. Public campgrounds are available for a fee. Reservations are suggested.
Old Canada Road National Scenic Byway
1771 US Route 201
The Forks, ME 04985
Toll-Free: 800-765-7238 (US & Can)
Maine's Premier Adventure Resort
Access Maine's 13,000 miles of groomed snowmobile trails direct from your trailside cabin. With an average annual snowfall of nearly 10 feet, it's no wonder that people from around New England come to Northern Outdoors to experience great snow, well-groomed trails, and incredible winter scenery! No sled?.... no problem! Our fleet of late model rental sleds awaits you! Ride on your own, or choose a guided tour. Our classic resort features a grand open timbered log lodge with fireplace, hot tub, game room, free wifi, good food, and handcrafted beers from our own Kennebec River Brewery. We offer an extensive choice of lodging from deluxe group cabins to secluded cozy cabins. Call for your FREE Snowmobile Getaway Guide.
Baxter State Park
64 Balsam Drive
Millinocket, ME 04462
A wilderness of more than 200,000 acres, Baxter State Park is a hiking and mountain climbing paradise. Within the park borders are 46 mountains, 175 miles of hiking trails, and 10 public campgrounds. Ample fishing is available in the parks many lakes and streams, and hunting is permitted there also. Canoers will enjoy the parks many waterways. Baxter is also the northern end of the Appalachian Trail. Wintertime offers both cross-country ski trails, snowshoeing, winter hiking, and limited snowmobiling.
Greenville, ME 04441
This park om Moosehead Lake has facilities for fishing, canoeing, lake swimming, in addition to hiking, cross-country ski, ice fishing, and snowmobile trails. A public camping facility is available. Open May 1-Oct. 15, but available for winter activities.
Mattawamkeag Wilderness Park
Phone: 207-290-0205 (Campground)
This park features areas for fishing, hiking, and swimming in warmer weather. In wintertime visitors can enjoy the snowmobile and cross-country trails. A public campsite is available.
Bradbury Mountain State Park
528 Hallowell Road
Pownal, ME 04069
The main feature of this state park is the 484-foot granite cliff that overlooks Casco Bay. Visitors can enjoy the hiking, biking, cross country skiing, and snowmobile trails and picnic areas. Snowshoe rentals are available. There is also a public campground. Open year-round, 9 a.m.-sunset. A fee is charged.
Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947
Set on 35,027 acres, this preserve is along Flagstaff Lake. There are numerous mountains within the preserves. Extensive trails for both hiking and cross-country skiing are for experienced hikers and skiers. There is also swimming, paddling, fishing, and hunting. Snowmobile trails travers the park.
Mount Blue State Park
This park along the shores of Lake Webb features activities throughout the year. Warmer weather visitors will enjoy fishing, swimming, canoeing, and hiking trails. In the winter, trails are open for both cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. The lake is available for ice skating. A public campground also is available.
Rangeley Lake State Park
Small state park features fishing and swimming areas, canoeing, and snowmobile trails in the winter. There is public camping available.