Maine offers abundant snowfall making snowmobiling hugely popular here, as evidenced by our over 280 snowmobile clubs. Maine's snowmobile trail system—which includes 4,000 miles of primary trail known as the Interconnected Trail System (ITS)—offers the ability to ride uninterrupted from region to region, with a full range of services available en route. Many of the state’s 10,000 additional miles of groomed trails also hook up with the ITS.
Numerous outfitters, sporting camps and resorts offer complete rentals, from helmets and sleds to services and fuel. You can also take advantage of guided sled tours, ranging from half and full-day outings for families and groups to extended trips of a few days or more. Prime snowmobiling areas include Jackman-Moose River, Moosehead Lake, Rangeley Lakes, Millinocket and the Katahdin area and Aroostook County. Fill up your tank, stop for lunch, or enjoy a club event run by volunteers who maintain the trail system.
This will be the first winter Maine will be offering the “free weekend,” during which anyone registered in any state or province can ride in Maine for one weekend. This year it will be Jan. 26-28. If you’re near The Forks, head up Maine's highest elevation sled trail to the top of Coburn Mountain, where the views of the North Woods are boundless, or visit Elephant Mountain, where you can view the remains of a B-52C bomber that crashed during a training flight in 1963.
For a map of Maine's Interconnected Trail System and trail conditions reports, visit the Maine Snowmobile Association.