Snowmobile Trail Conditions Report: The Forks, Maine January 2022


Well, not the storm any of us were expecting, receiving only about 4 inches. I expect higher elevations to have a bit more. The good part is it’s heavy and dense so will pack nice and further set the base.
We will have two groomers out tomorrow (1/18) during the day, please be aware. We will do a full trail report after.

We do have our third groomer down with locker issues and the 12k lb winch we have to have functional has also decided to die.

Please note the Pleasant Pond trail remains closed until the end of the month due to logging. Please read the signs at intersections, just because there are snowmobile and or even groomer tracks does not mean you are supposed to be there.

Ben Towle
President and Trail Master
Forks Area Trails Snowmobile Club
The Forks Maine Snowmobile Trail Map

THE FORKS TRAILS UPDATE- December 21, 2021

Happy holidays from The Forks Area Trails Club. I know you are looking forward to getting on the trails as much as we are! Here are some early season riding updates, trail changes and expectations.

First things first, the trails are NOT open! The last storm we did receive a couple inches and looks like a couple more on the way this week. It’s a good start but please stay off the trails. We have a lot of water holes, soft spots and need colder weather to harden everything up. Looking at the 10 day plus forecast it doesn’t look like we will be able to get out there until after the new year.

Trail changes
Some good news! We are happy to announce we will have the Pleasant Pond Trail and all of the Bald Mountain Trail open this year! The bad news which may be moot at this point, is we won’t have access until AFTER the second week of January. The trails are marked on either side of this closure. Please respect the landowners request as there is active logging going on in this area. The rest of our trail system will remain unchanged.

Our groomers have all been serviced and ready to go. As soon as the ground is frozen, and we have enough snow to pan and pack, we will be out there!

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Looking ahead to next season, we need a new drag. These drags run in the $20k to $30k dollar range so we are asking to please join the club, donate to the club and participate in some of our fundraisers we will be doing this year. Every little bit helps. We will have trail donation bins at local businesses, and we will be doing a 50/50 raffle this year. Only 500 tickets will be sold at $10 dollars apiece. We will have multiple locations to purchase and more details to follow.

A HUGE shoutout to all the volunteers that helped on our system this year. New bridges, MUCH more signage and a lot of excavating trail work, widening, brushing, removing rocks and adding material.

Have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year. Maybe Santa will bring us some snow!

Ben Towle
President and Trail Master
Forks Area Trails Snowmobile Club
The Forks Maine Snowmobile Trail Map

Day riders, once snow arrives, there is a FREE PARK & RIDE LOT at Northern Outdoors on Route 201.

Although it is not yet open, 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, great food, and cold beer are available at Northern Outdoors.
**PLEASE NOTE: gas is CASH ONLY and available 9:00am-5:00pm

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  1. we have stayed a couple times for whitewater rafting and had a great time. We would like to come snowmobiling this year.

    • Awesome, Ray. Love to have you visit in the winter! Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have an questions at (207) 663-4466!

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