28 Mar 18 Snowmobile Trail Conditions Report: The Forks, Maine March 27
With daytime temps in the high 40’s and night time temps in the low teens we’ve been able to continue grooming operations by night and enjoy comfortable riding conditions during the day.
We groomed the entire trail system Monday night and it is in generally good shape! If weather permits we will groom Friday and Saturday nights. There’s still plenty of riding to be had once you get out from the trailheads and in-town access points.. . . . Enjoy the last few days of the season, we will be closing the lodge after lunch on Sunday, April 1st.
ITS 86 FROM BERRYS STORE HEADING EAST TOWARD GREENVILLE
Intown is quite rough. Once out of town just a mile, things improve greatly. Power Line section near Moxie Pond is good. There is a 1 mile stretch of shared, plowed road at Moxie Pond . . . Go easy through there.
ITS 87 HEADING SOUTH TOWARD BINGHAM
Fine ride all the way through. Take ITS 87 south to the Bingham Wind Farm Trail, then loop back around onto the Pleasant Pond Trail and back to The Forks. This is a great 65 mile loop with spectacular scenery around Moxie Mountain. Ride right under the 300’ tall wind towers! (see more: recommended rides)
PLEASANT POND TRAIL
Good snow cover. Decent all the way from the Bingham Wind Farm Trail back to ITS 87.
BALD MOUNTAIN TRAIL
Good snow cover. Nice going all the way through.
Open and groomed.
KENNEBEC RIVER TRAIL
Open and groomed all the way from Northern Outdoors to West Forks.
VIDEO TRAIL UPDATE – Thursday, March 29
Tune into Zach’s last snowmobile trail conditions report for the 2018 snowmobiling season. Trails in The Forks, Maine are holding up pretty well to the spring weather with the best snowmobiling on The Pleasant Pond Trail and the Bald Mountain Trail… also currently the best way to ride to Greenville and Moosehead Lake. Groomers will be out Friday and Saturday nights for the final weekend of snowmobiling in The Forks. Thanks for another great winter season at Northern Outdoors!
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.
EXTENDING MARCH MIDWEEK MADNESS
Book one night, get one night free! Sunday through Thursday and the final weekend of the season Friday, March 30th and Saturday, March 31st. Give us a call to book your March Madness discount: 800-765-7238 and check out the rest of our vacation discounts.
Megan Crowder, from Marshall Communications enjoying one, last ride on Tuesday, March 27th, 2018.
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