17 Jan 19 Snowmobile Trail Conditions Report: The Forks, Maine January 17, 2019
THE FORKS TRAIL REPORT 1/17/19
Just a couple inches of new snow since our last report. We definitely have noticed more people out enjoying the trails this week. Our groomers have been out consistently and cold temps have hardened up the trail surface . . . it is holding up well everywhere even with the increased traffic. Conditions on our trail system are very good everywhere, except for a few short wooded sections that are just a bit thin on the snow. That will be taken care of after the big storm that’s coming later this weekend.
ITS 86 EAST TOWARD GREENVILLE
In-town is a little rough and needs a bit more snow. Once just a mile out of town, things improve. Good shape all the way to the ITS 88 intersection. Power Line section at Moxie Pond is fine.
ITS 87 HEADING SOUTH TOWARD BINGHAM
In fine shape. Nice ride all the way with some great views of Sugarloaf Mtn and the Bigelow Range.
BALD MOUNTAIN TRAIL
Closed till mid-January due to an active logging operation and several miles of plowed road. We are hoping to get this opened up next week.
PLEASANT POND TRAIL
Will not be opened this season, due to a winter long logging operation. Several miles of plowed roads.
KENNEBEC RIVER TRAIL
Good snow all the way through from town to Northern Outdoors.
Open and in good shape.
Zach hit the trails January 17th to give you a first-hand look at Jim’s report. It may be chilly, but man, is it beautiful out there. The calm before the storm!
Day riders, there is a FREE PARK & RIDE LOT at Northern Outdoors on Route 201. The large parking lot is plowed with plenty of room for snowmobile trailers and groomed access to all trails. The Park & Ride lot is marked with a large sign on Route 201, 1/4 mile south of Northern Outdoors. Snowmobile trail maps, 91 octane ethanol-free gas, and great food are available at Northern Outdoors.
Cabins available at Northern Outdoors, with groomed access to Maine’s expansive snowmobile trail network. Check out the lodging options here, with cabins for two to sixteen. Book online or call us at (207) 663-4466.
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