24 Feb 11 Snowmobile Trail Report For The Forks, Maine
Around 2 feet of snow on the ground in The Forks area. Good riding on all trail sections. Heavy traffic this week due to school vacation, so trails aren’t perfect, but we are out grooming every night to keep on top of things. With the deeper snow, we are seeing a lot of wildlife on the trails. Beware of moose and deer using the trail.
- ITS 86 FROM BERRY’S STORE HEADING EAST TOWARD GREENVILLE. Intown trail is rough due to the heavy traffic. Things improve once out of the valley. Many corners are bumped up and very hard. Other than the corners, it’s good going.
- ITS 87 HEADING SOUTH TOWARD BINGHAM. Good riding. There is a 1 mile section of plowed road, due to logging, near Pleasant Pond. There is a good base of snow on the road. Go slow through there and watch for trucks. All else is good going. This very scenic trail winds around the base of rugged Moxie Mountain. Check out the 3 mile spur trail up to Moxie Mtn. Lookout. Incredible views of Sugarloaf Mtn. and the Bigelow Range.
- BALD MOUNTAIN TRAIL FROM ITS 87 TO ITS 86. Good all the way through. This trail and ITS 86 & 87 make a great loop.
- BREAKNECK RIDGE TRAIL. Open and groomed all the way from Bald Mtn. Trail through to Blanchard and ITS 85.
- PLEASANT POND TRAIL. Open and groomed all the way through. Nice loop trail around Pleasant Pond and Pleasant Pond Mountain.
- KENNEBEC RIVER TRAIL FROM NORTHERN OUTDOORS TO BERRY’S STORE. Open and groomed all the way through. First 4 miles from Northern Outdoors are good . . . . last 1 mile into town is rough. Scenic riding along the Kennebec River.
For all you day riders, there’s a FREE PARK & RIDE LOT at Northern Outdoors on Route 201, with groomed trail access. Food, gas and trail maps are available at the NO Lodge. Call 888-770-SLED for details.
Northern Outdoors Snowmobile Club