If you love the outdoors, snowmobiling in Maine may be what you dream about at night. Here the forests are managed primarily for harvesting lumber and open to sportsmen for enjoyment. You won’t find many other folks here clogging up the trails causing traffic jams; through you may have to stop awhile for a moose in the trail.
Snowmobiling in Maine
As a lover of the outdoors, snowmobiling through Maine’s wilderness is by far my favorite. On a sled you can enjoy the company of others from afar. On your machine with miles of trail between you and your next stop, peace can overtake you. The hum of your sled beneath you and the steady stream of wind can put you into a rhythm that leaves you worrying about nothing.
Leaning into corners and a smooth thumb on the throttle, the tall pines provide a course for you to zig and zag through tight sections of trail. The woods roads are flat and fast to give you the chance to stretch your legs a bit. And just when you’re about ready for a change to the terrain, you burst up into an open stretch with a view for miles. This is why we we snowmobile in Northern Maine!
Camp Katahdin Adventures is Located on Maine's Connector 112 near ITS 81, 83, and 85.
Maine's Best Snowmobile Views
For some of the best views, check out the 125 miles of trail maintained by the Rockameba Snow Rangers. They boast having the best views of Mount Katahdin in the state whether you are headed north or south on their section of Maine’s Interconnected Trail System. The miles maintained by Rockameba connect you to over 11,000 miles of trail across the state.
Snowmobile clubs groom local trails and sections of the ITS system, which gives you endless options. Checking out the trail conditions with the local club always provides the best info on where to head, and can land you a great a recommendation about where to stop for lunch. You can also check out trail conditions across the state on the Maine Snowmobile Association website.
How to Survive the Cold by Fueling Up
Good meals are a staple part of a great day outdoors; plus a chance to see those friends of yours you’ve been riding with all day. Restaurants and lodges dot the Maine trail system offering you options from burgers and beer to stew and biscuits. It’s often easy to find a spot to stop throughout the day whenever you’re looking to get warm. Check out these 3 day trips from Katahdin that put you in front of some of the best meals Maine has to offer.
Plus, after a warm up and a hearty meal, you can head back to camp often on a different leg of trail than you rode out on. With so many miles and such great snow conditions you could also venture out on a multi-day trip with new destinations each night. There won’t be much more than a moose or deer to slow you down.
Maine Snowmobile Culture
If you do find yourself stuck or broken down, you likely won’t be there for too long before another sled stops to help. Your riding buddies will turn around to figure out where you’ve gone. And if your own crew doesn’t have the tools to help you out, someone else will come by shortly who has what you need.
There is a comradery and culture around snowmobiling in Maine. Most riders understand the gift of riding through the woods; also the danger. They set out prepared and willing to help their fellow riders. Many are skilled and carry the tools necessary for trailside repair. It’s very unlikely someone would just pass you by.
And, when you’re ready for a break or to call it a night, Maine knows what riders need after a day on the trails. It’s easy to find a good meal, a cold beer, and a warm bed to rest up before getting back out there again.
What more could you ask for? With thousands of miles of wilderness trail, lodging and food to keep you warm and well fed, and the power of a snowmobile to take you there - you can’t beat this outdoorsman’s dream.
Like most Mainers, we are serious about snowmobiling. For fun, we put together this free guide. Read more by clicking here: