04 Apr Epic 2014 Snowmobiling Season For The Forks Maine!
Thank you to all our guests, friends, and staff for a terrific snowmobiling season!
The fact that the 2014 snowmobiling season in The Forks, Maine area is still going at Northern Outdoors with great trail coverage as we enter April tells the big story of the season! Epic snowfall at just the right times, and in just the right amounts, kept The Forks Area Trail Network in great shape from late December right through peak riding vacations in February, into spring sledding in March, and now with late season fun in April.
The good snow throughout western Maine meant that this season we saw a significant increase in the number of day riders stopping in for lunch from south of The Forks, namely from Solon, Bingham, and even Skowhegan, riding along ITS 87. We generally see a riders stopping in for lunch at the Kennebec River Brewery here at Northern Outdoors coming from Greenville to the east, and from Jackman to the north. This year it was exciting to see snow coverage all the way south such that snowmobilers could actually ride in from all points all season long!
The trails benefited from consistent, quality grooming thanks to the nightly efforts of the trail crew and our two Terra Tucker Groomers. Of course, both groomers pulled their typical “let’s break down before a key grooming night” stunts a few times this season, but we recovered quickly and managed to keep the trails in top shape most of the time. The heavy snow this winter made the snowmobile trails useful to more than our riders though, as our groomers frequently saw moose and deer on the trails. To see a map of all the trails in The Forks Area Network, visit our Northern Outdoors snowmobiling trails page here.
The snowfall kept coming in mid February, and again all through March, with a late March dump that secured the trail riding conditions well into April. Our cabins started to disappear under Old Man Winter, living up to their names of “Cozy Cabin” by getting even cozier against the deep drifts outside.
The Forks Area Network of trails, accessible directly from Northern Outdoors Adventure Resort, enjoys a wonderfully diverse range of riding terrain. We enjoyed 360 degree views of Maine’s mountains and valleys, wooded trails lined with famous New England birch trees, and open cruisers that followed Maine’s popular Kennebec River. The riding this season just didn’t get any better!
Northern Outdoors is proud to be a member of Maine Woods Discovery, a consortium of Maine outdoor recreation companies and organizations working to help more vacationers and residents enjoy the wonders of Maine’s incredible outdoor recreation offerings. For more information on Maine Snowmobiling, the ITS network of trails in The Forks, and Northern Outdoors, visit us at Northern Outdoors and at Maine Woods Discovery.