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Maine Snowmobiling Season Opens December 29

Tuesday, December 29th, 2020 at 2pm — that’s when our brewpub and resort open for Maine snowmobiling season! In the meantime, The Forks Area Trails Club will be busy in the woods – cutting trees, setting up signage, and getting the groomers into tip top shape. What else? Well, we’ll be waiting for the snow to fall, of course! We will keep you updated every inch (or foot) of the way on Facebook and awaiting our first good groom. There’s nothing we can do but wait — and do snow dances, of course. Every year, we get our snow dance on with a New Year’s Eve Party- this year (oh 2020, you sure have been special) will be a little different, but we’ll be here with bells on waiting to ring in 2021!

So, even though people are stoked to ride as soon as the snow starts flying, please be mindful. Our trails, in addition to most local trails, are not open yet and will not be until mid/end of December! The land owners for the majority of our trail system in The Forks are logging companies, and they have not switched to their winter logging operations yet. There may be plowed roads where the snowmobile trail will be located, but are not ready for our access yet. Please be aware and respectful of logging operations AT ALL TIMES. Logging companies ALLOW us on their lands and that is a privilege that we do NOT want to lose. We will keep you updated on everything snowmobiling on our Facebook page — including when our groomers go out for the first time, with continued trail conditions updates. Another great resource is this Facebook group on snowmobile conditions around the state of Maine.

Get excited — but hang tight. Get your favorite trailside cabin booked and keep your eye on our webcam. Support your local club, including The Forks Area Trails Club (don’t forget about our cozy cabin giveaway for supporting us, too). Sign up for Jim’s trail report below, coming to you weekly with no fluff – just straight snowmobile conditions – starting on our opening day, December 30th. We’ll keep you posted with trail photos and ride videos right here, and on our recommended rides page.


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  • T.O.
    Posted at 11:14h, 17 December Reply

    Are you still planning for trails to open December 26?

    • Emily Yearwood
      Posted at 10:07h, 20 December Reply

      Hi T.O. — unfortunately we do not have the snow to open on the 26th 🙁 Like most of the state, the rain on the 14th really put a damper on the trails. We received 6″ Tues/Weds though, and are looking at a 30th opening!

  • Bill Young
    Posted at 12:34h, 25 December Reply

    When can we expect a trail report from you guys……….and are you still expecting to open the trails by December 30th?

    Just curious to know as it sounds like things have opened in the Rangeley area!

    • Emily Yearwood
      Posted at 11:00h, 26 December Reply

      Hi Bill! Yep- I just checked out Rangeley’s Facebook page. Pretty humorous trail report! Like Rangeley, we are low on snow and totally at the mercy of the weather. We are tracking two potentials for snow, one tomorrow and one Sunday/Monday, to see if we’ll be able to groom for the 30th. As of right now, we do not have enough snow to groom and there is no riding out of the lodge. You could get a little riding in on unplowed roads near Lake Moxie, but not for long. It will snow eventually though, and as soon as we get groomers out, we will post an update on the trail conditions page as well as on our Facebook page. Our lodge and restaurant open the 30th regardless, and we’ll be celebrating the New Year here on the 31st. If you have a reservation here and need more info regarding that, give our team a call at (207) 663-4466. And THINK SNOW!! 😀

  • William Young
    Posted at 09:21h, 26 December Reply

    Waiting to hear a trail report, to see if you guys are still opening up on December 30th?

  • Darcey Bates
    Posted at 16:13h, 31 December Reply

    Any update on trails opening up or conditions. Thank you!

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