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The Forks Area ATV Trails Updates.

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ATV Trail Information Updates for The Forks, Maine ATV Trail System.

 

ATV Trail Report for July 16, 2014

We’ve received rain recently - and the riding is awesome! Limited dust, maine atv tours - northern outdoorsplenty of mud, comfortable temperatures and awesome trails. What more do you need? Summer is in full swing up here, there's plenty of room at our adventure resort and we have daily rentals and guided or self-guided tours.  One trail has been rerouted -the north trail to Greenville. The section of trail that runs off the Brochu Rd. before reconnecting with the Dyer Rd. (The Brochu Rd. turns into the Dyer Rd. towards Greenville.) There is some logging in the area. We do not believe the reroute is permanent but we will keep you up dated! Here are two recent photos from out on the trails!

maine atvs - northern outdoorsThere is a young Bull Moose that has made the Divide Rd. behind Northern Outdoors his summer home! Keep an eye out for him on the trail just before you get to Northern’s access trail. The first picture in this trail report shows him at the far end of the trail on the right - he's BIG.

We have been involved with our “Intensive Guide Training Program”… Yes, we get paid to ride ATV’s, it’s a tough life but someone has to live it. We have some top notch guides working for us. Give us a call and we’ll set you up with a trip you’ll never forget!

maine atv rentals - northern outdoorsCheck out our performance SxS’s… We’re now offering a RZR –S 800 and an all new Arctic Cat Wild Cat Trail… these machines have the same great features as our RZR’s that everyone has come to love, but with the added performance of a higher output engine and upgraded suspensions.

There is plenty of room at our adventure resort for our ATV-riding guests. Private cabins, lodge rooms, condos, and campsites are waiting for you. Tour your lodging options here.

This trail report was provided by Brian Crater, our ATV Rental Partner at
Back Country Expeditions.  Thanks Brian! It's "tough" having to go ride the trails for reporting, but we know you love it!!! 

A note of thanks.
We are very fortunate in Maine to have landowners who allow ATV trails on their property. Please respect their wishes and NEVER RIDE YOUR ATV OFF THE DESIGNATED TRAIL. REMEMBER TREAD LIGHTLY.



July 15, 2013.

Greenville and the B-52 Crash Site Trail Report by Brian Crater.
 
I rode the new trail to the B-52 Crash Site/Kokadjo today. Very fun ride on great trails.
Left Northern Outdoors and headed east to Greenville. Heads up when your traveling on the ATV Access Route on Pritham Ave., the sign in the middle of the road that used to tell you where to turn off of Pritham Ave is no longer in the middle of the road. There is a small sign on the side of the road. The trail runs down the driveway just after Jamo’s, through the municipal parking lot, and back onto the Moosehead Lake Rd. Turn left, and head north, your going to drive on the main road for quite a ways before the trail turns right onto Foss St. (right across from the boat and sled repair shop). Then your back onto the ATV trail after a short distance.
 
There is a lot of road riding associated with this trip from this point on, but the trails you do cover are fun and the views make it worth it.
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After a couple miles of fun ATV trail you come out on the Scammon Rd. across from the Moosehead Riders Snowmobile Club. This intersection puts you back on the road for a while longer, all the way up and around the Greenville Airport.  Keep an eye out at all the intersections, to make sure you go the right way as not all of the intersections are immediately obvious. You need to actually pay attention to the signs and look around you, also make sure you keep an eye out for vehicle traffic. Before long you are back in the woods with more great views like the picture to the left.
 
The trail into the B-52 crash site includes a pretty long section of brand new trail that the Moosehead Riders ATV Club has done a ton of work getting ready. If you see anyone from the club working on the trails, make sure you stop and thank them. It was clearly no small feat getting the permissions in place for the access routes, and all the trail work that needed to be done.  Its right about 50-55 miles from The Forks to the B-52 Crash Site.

For the full report and more photos check out Brian's posting on Back Country Expeditions website.

We are very fortunate to have landowners who allow ATV trails on their property. Please respect their wishes and NEVER RIDE YOUR ATV OFF THE DESIGNATED TRAIL. REMEMBER TREAD LIGHTLY.



ATV Trails Update July 2, 2013

Signage issues around Coburn Mountain have been taken care of. Everything should be easily navigable. Just keep your speed down and pay attention and you won't have a problem.

I Rode the ***NEW*** Parlin Pond Loop Trail yesterday. I was planning on going to Jackman, but took a detour when I saw the signs.

What a cool trail with some challenging terrain. The last leg is the most challenging part, just before you cross from the Parlin Pond Rd. to Rt 201 (south of Parlin Pond) could be difficult for beginners. Its a single track trail, with a lot of rocks, cleverly hidden by tall grass and some must make, off camber turns. It was a great ride in the RZR!!!!

Stopped in at 15 Mile Stream Lodge and Outfitters for lunch, then headed back to the office… tough job but someone has to do it.

Local logging update:

There is still an active logging operation between 15 Mile Stream and the cell tower in The Forks. Give those guys a break and wait for them to signal to you to pass. They’re really good about letting us through.

Notification of a a major trail closure in the Greenville/Abbot area.

From the Maine Off Road Vehicle Program:

“Unfortunately the clubs have had to close the trail between Abbott and Greenville due to logging on the stretch between Blanchard and Shirley. It is especially bad timing with the Holiday weekend coming but we haven’t been able to find any alternatives at this time. Please pass the info along so people don’t get surprised after riding for hours just to have to turn around. Thanks”

Don't travel that way, it will put you at least 50-60 miles out of your way, with no gas in between and could make for a long day.

Everything else is open, and we have tons of options for day rides. If your coming up for the weekend and don't know where to go give us a shout, even if your not renting from us! We’d love to help you out anyway we can!

Hope everyone has a great Fourth! We hope to see you on the trails this week! Remember ride right, stay in control and tread lightly!
-Brian

Backcountry Expeditions

A Note of Thanks.

We are very fortunate to have landowners who allow ATV trails on their property. Please respect their wishes and NEVER RIDE YOUR ATV OFF THE DESIGNATED TRAIL. REMEMBER TREAD LIGHTLY.



Update at June 6th, 2013

The Forks Area ATV Trails maintained by the Lake Moxie ATV Club and the spur trail to Northern Outdoors are open.


As you know weather and trail conditions can change in a heartbeat. This update is accurate as of the published date. In the meantime please feel free to  check out our ATV Trails and Resort blog

We spent the last couple days out riding with some of the guides and staff from Northern Outdoors and had a blast. The trail system is well signed, thanks to Lance and his crew at Lake Moxie ATV Riders. Probably the best it has ever been. We rode into West Forks, and had a great lunch at 15 Mile Stream Lodge and Outfitters. Like always, Rachel’s food was a hit. The trails are drying up nicely after all the recent rain, although it looks as if we’ll see more precipitation over the weekend.

Trail Info:

MATS 115 in West Forks, between The Marshall’s and the Moxie Pond Rd. access route there is a large mud hole. If you just have to go through it, the best lines are to the left (really deep) or right (not as deep and more solid). The center is nothing but large rocks, found them with the RZR the other day. There is also a trail around it to the right which reconnects to the main trail after the big mud hole.

Also, between the cell tower and 15 Mile Stream Lodge Outfitters there is active logging and trucking in the area. Use caution and please stop and wait for them to signal to you to go before riding through their work area.  

MATS 113 to Greenville is also in great shape and really well signed. The section north off the Brochu Rd. is a really good ride and has some interesting terrain variations to keep it fun.  Its about a 70 Mile round trip from The Forks, to Greenville and back.  Lake Moxie ATV Riders did a lot of work on the section of trail between the Boise Crossover Rd. and the Troutdale Rd. and the trail is in really good shape.

I’m hoping to check out North of 15 Mile, Johnson Mountain area to Jackman and maybe from the Shirley Tote Rd. intersection on MATS113 south to Bingham later this week and should have some info for you at the start of next week.

Brian Crater,
President
Backcountry Expeditions, LLC

A Note of Thanks.

We are very fortunate to have landowners who allow ATV trails on their property. Please respect their wishes and NEVER RIDE YOUR ATV OFF THE DESIGNATED TRAIL. REMEMBER TREAD LIGHTLY.



Just had the best time ever rafting the Kennebec. Will be back to do Dead River and the Penobscot. Thank you all for such a fantastic time. The staff/ guides are all stars. Hopefully see you all next year

– Catherine L.
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– Jim M. - Norwalk, CT