Maine Adventure Travel Guide

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The rain from a few days ago knocked down our big early season snowpack some, but there is still enough snow to groom all sections of trail. The entire 70 mile Forks Snowmobile Trail System was groomed on Monday and Tuesday and, with the cold temps, the base has frozen...

Posted Tuesday December 23rd, 2008. Depending on the exact location, we received between 24" to 32" of snow on Sunday. All snowmobile trail sections, except the Kennebec River Trail, were packed on Monday and groomed on Tuesday. There is plenty of snow on all sections, and the riding is very good.   ITS 86...

Welcome to our new Maine Snowmobile blog! It's a great day to kick off this blog about snowmobiling in Maine with up-to-date news and trail conditions from our snowmobile resort located on ITS 87, and within easy reach of the Jackman, Greenville, Bingham and Eustis trail systems. The storm over the weekend dumped...

Hi Everyone, Greetings from The Forks! Sunday's Nor'easter tore up the state and dumped 18 to 24 inches everywhere! While I love guiding Northern Outdoors' Kennebec River Whitewater Rafting trips in the summer, I look forward to snowmobile season in The Forks with equal enthusiasm. I got my sled out of...

We received 5 inches of new snow today and The Forks Area is blanketed in the white stuff. With temperatures forecast to remain cold the next few days and with the potential for a significant storm before Christmas, we remain on track to start grooming sometime next week to open for the 2008/...

Working as a whitewater raft guide on Maine's Kennebec, Penobscot and Dead rivers, I take great pride in guiding adventures from around the world down the best whitewater the northeast has to offer. Over the course of a day the questions can range from routine to bizarre. A question I hear as often...

I'm often reminded of how fortunate we are to live, work and help guests enjoy a memorable Maine Family Vacation as they explore the regions magnificent rivers, lakes and trails. Just recently I received a nice email (below) from Bill and Gregor Roach of Sunningdale, Berkshire, England. Coincidently, I grew up in Windsor, Berkshire...

We found another great resource for those of us who want to know what kind of leaves are out there in the beautiful New England fall foliage shows. Check out this Guide to Northern New England Fall Leaves, it covers 18 tree species with pictures of their individual leaves. Alder,...

It's officially proclaimed - Maine's official government fall foliage report website is saying that this 2008 season is expected to have brilliant foliage colors.  Every year Maine has a weekly report on foliage colors that starts in early September and runs through October.  Maine's season is one of the earliest...

Fall is here! This is the first posting of the new bi-weekly Northern Outdoors ATV Trail Report from The Forks, Maine. We hope you find it useful. The Maine ATV trails from The Forks south to Bingham, west to Eustis, east to Greenville, and north to Jackman are in good...

This is the last entry in our interview series with Jim Lane, President of A.T.V. Maine, the statewide non-profit organization representing all affiliated ATV clubs in Maine. According to Jim, you can ride 8½ months of the year in Maine, depending on the trail location. Riding season typically starts in...

Insights into Maine’s ATV Trails. Part 4 of our interview series with Jim Lane, President of A.T.V. Maine.If you are from Maine, or are already a Maine snowmobiler, then you likely already understand the very different circumstances of trail systems in the state of Maine, compared to most other states....

This is part 3 in our interview with Jim Lane, President of A.T.V. Maine. Jim didn’t hesitate to share his “Tips for Safe ATV Riding”, and reiterated several times that ATVs are great fun and offer a unique family activity, but must always be handled in recognition that ATVs are...

This is Part 2 in 5 Part Series from our talk with A.T.V.Maine President Jim Lane in late July.  Did You Know? There are 65,000 registered ATV machines in the state of Maine. You don’t need an ATV license but you do have to register your ATV machine if you ride...

What is ATV Maine?We recently talked with Jim Lane, President of A.T.V. Maine, about Maine ATV trails  and the sport in general. A new ATV spur trail directly to Northern Outdoors Adventure Resort was officially approved earlier this spring, opening up access to hundreds of miles of exceptional ATV trails...

Rain rain don't go away -till the rivers are as fullas possible TODAY!It's High Water Rafting right now in Maine. Rainy weather the last 3 days has the water levels rising to awesome spring rafting levels! 8400CFS on the Kennebec and 3400CFS on the Penobscot, as we write this. Good...

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