When experienced snowmobilers are ready to go sledding, they know Maine is the best place in New England with snow! Our northern most location is ideal for those Maine snow flurries that start as early as October and often provide great snowmobile conditions until late April.
Snowmobile Terrain: Did you know that Maine is bigger than the 5 other New England States combined? It is! With more square miles than the rest of New England all tolled, it is no small wonder we have the most riding terrain and snowmobile trails in the Northeast. The scenery as you ride through Maine is exceptional- one of the most beautiful places to snowmobile in the East, and the country! You can even ride snowmobile trails from Maine to Canada or New Hampshire.
Maine snowmobile clubs and organizations, even volunteers, make sure that much of the vast Maine snowmobile trail network system is maintained with quality groomed trails and clear signage. Maine’s abundance of snow is the frosting on the cake, making your snowmobile ride through Maine’s woods, along Maine’s lakes and mountains that much better for the sledder.
Maine snowmobiling trips can vary from a day trip, to a weekend or week of exploring trails and the wilderness on your sled. Snowmobilers will find a wide range of comfortable lodging from camps to full service hotels and resorts along teh snowmobile trail network in Maine. Many lodges in the Highlands, Aroostook County, Kennebec and Lakes and Mountains regions offer snowmobile rentals or are snowmobile friendly.
Featured Winter Attractions
Snowmobiles are often a popular mode of transportation where many restaurants in these areas have snowmobile parking available. Add to that quality snow, great trails, signage and fabulous scenery along the way.
Maine’s snowmobiling clubs and volunteers are constantly consulting landowners about trail passage privileges, maintaining trails, building and repairing bridges, posting signage and grooming the trail system to welcome new riders and expert snowmolibers alike.
Most years, snow blankets the state all winter, whether you like your sledding wild and untracked or groomed with trail signage, Maine has it all, all winter.
Ride Safe: Please always ride safely, operate within the law and respect private landowners, the land, road crossing, and local snowmobile club efforts. Snowmobile in Maine this winter. Ride right, ride safe and enjoy.
Current Regional Snow Depth Map
Maine ITS Snowmobile Trail Map
Maine Snowmobile Rules and Regulations
Lodging in Moosehead Area and Snow Reports – Cozy Moose Lakeside Cabin Rentals – Greenville
Lodging in Moosehead Area: Moosehead Hills Cabins – Greenville
Lodging in the Katahdin Area: 5 Lakes Lodge – Millinocket
Snowmobile Registration and Information
All snowmobiles, both resident and non-resident, must be registered in the state of Maine. The state of Maine does not have reciprocity with other states for snowmobile registrations.
Mail in Registration:
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife,
284 State Street 41 SHS, Augusta, Maine 04333-0041
Guide Services, Tours
• Allagash Guide Service l 928 Allagash Road, Allagash, Maine 04774, 207-398-3418
• Cozy Moose Lakeside Cabins and Adventure Tours, In Sandy Bay On Moosehead Lake 207-695-0242
• Enchanted Outfitters and Lodge, 3775 Us Rt. 201, West Forks, Maine 04985, 207-663-2238
• Grand View Lodging, PO Box 92, West Forks, Maine 04985
• Lunksoos Camps, PO Box 252, Sherman Mills, Maine 04776, 207-365-4548
Maine Guides Online Guide services available for snowmobiling and a variety of outdoor activities
• Marshall Inn l PO Box 9, West Forks, Maine 04985, 207-663-4455.
• New England Outdoor Center l PO Box 669, Medway Road, Its 83, Millinocket, Maine 04462, 207-723-5523.
• North Country Rivers l PO Box 633, Bingham, Maine 04920. 800-348-8871
• Northern Outdoors, PO Box 100, Route 201, The Forks, Maine 04985, One Day And Multi-Day Lodge To Lodge Tours. Modern Fleet Of Well-Maintained Ski-Doo’s. 207-663-4466
• North American Outdoor Adventure l National Scenic Byway 201, PO Box 64, West Forks, Maine 04985
• North Woods Tours Inc and First Settler’s Lodge l PO Box 56, Weston, Maine 04424, 207-448-3000
• Northwoods Outfitters l Main Street, Greenville, Maine 04441, 207-695-3288
• Sunrise Ridge Guide Service and Sporting Camps l PO Box 435, Bingham, Maine 04920, 207-672-5551
• Sun Valley Sports l 129 Sunday River Road, Bethel, Maine 04217
• Three Rivers Snow l PO Box 10, West Forks, Maine 04985
• Wilsons On Moosehead Lake l Rt. 15 – Hc 37, Box 200, Greenville Junction, Maine 04442
• American Dream Restaurant and Lounge l 2185 St. John Road, St. John Plantation, Maine 04743. 207-834-6452
• The Birches Resort On Moosehead Lake l PO Box 81, Rockwood, Maine 04478, 207-534-2242
• The Black Frog l PO Box 1286, Greenville, Maine 04441 207-695-1100
• Blackwater Outfitters, 1670 Masardis Road, Masardis Maine 04759, 207-435-2031
• Bowlin Camps, PO Box 251, Patten, Maine 04765. 207-365-4500
• Crab Apple Whitewater l 3 Lake Moxie Road, The Forks, Maine 04985
• Enchanted Outfitters and Lodge, 3775 US Rt. 201, West Forks, Maine 04985, 207-663-2238
• The Evergreens Restaurant and Lounge, Rt. 201a, Solon, Maine 04979 207-643-2324
• Fiddleheads Restaurant, At Lakeside Lodge l 75 Old Main Street, Eagle Lake, Maine, 207-444-4832
• Gateway Motel and Restaurant l PO Box 385, US Rt. 1, Madawaska, Maine 04756 207-728-3318
• Historic Pittston Farm l Hc 85, Box 525, Rockwood, Maine 04478, 207-280-0000
• Kenduskeag Golf and Country Club l 947 Grant Rd. Kenduskeag, Maine 04450, 207-884-7330
• Lunksoos Camps, PO Box 252, Sherman Mills, Maine 04776. 207-365-4548
• The Madison Inn-Restaurant and Health Club l PO Box 398, Rt. 2, Rumford, Maine 04276, 207-364-7973
• Moosehead Inn l PO Box 250, Rockwood, Maine 04478, 207-534-7337
• North American Outdoor Adventure l PO Box 64, West Forks, Maine 04985. 207-663-4430
• Northern Outdoors, PO Box 100, Rt. 201, The Forks, Maine 04985.
• Open-Timbered Log Lodge, Kennebec River Brewpub l On-Site Gas/Oil, Groomed Trail Access. 207-663-4466
• Northern Pride Lodge l Hc 76 Box 588 (Kokadjo), Greenville, Maine 04441, 207-695-2890
• Pamola Motor Lodge l 973 Central Street, Millinocket, Maine 04462 207-723-9746
• Patrick’s Restaurant and Pub l PO Box 633, Bingham, Maine 04920
• Quinn’s Jockey Cap Country Store and Motel l 116 Bridgton Rd, Rt. 302, Fryeburg, Maine 04037, 207-935-2306
• Riders Pub and Grub l PO Box 10, West Forks, Maine 04985
• River Drivers’ Restaurant l Medway Road At The Rice Farm, Its 83 Millinocket PO Box 669, Maine 04462
Snowmobiles, Parts, Service, Accessories
• Chandler Farms, Your Maine Polaris Dealer. Presque Isle, Maine 04769 207-764-5228.
• Larsen’s Small Engine, PO Box 264, Mount Desert, Maine 04660, 207-288-2938;
• Moosehead Sled Repair and Rentals LLC, PoO Box 57, Rockwood, Maine 04478, 207-534-2261
• Sno Parts East l 645 Allen Pond Road, Greene, Maine 04236, New, Used And Vintage Parts. 207-946-5788
More About Planning Your Snowmobile Trip to Maine
“Winter is Coming” and it is time to be planning your snowmobile trip in Maine. Snowmobiling in this great state is vast, beautiful , exciting and fun! Maine has over 13,500 miles of snowmobile trails. The further you move away from the coast, toward the Lakes and Mountains of Maine, the more you’ll see snow and sledders. At the peak of winter, you’ll see an interesting ratio of cars to snowmobiles parked at restaurants, motels, and stores – leaning in favor of sleds or as Mainers call them – snowmachines.
If you’re not from Maine, it could be news to you that many companies in the North East take their corporate retreats during the “snowmobile season”. And why not? Maine has gorgeous log camps, lakeside resorts, and motels right on the trails, overlooking the immense snow tipped mountains and frozen lakes. Plenty of resorts also offer snowmobile rentals as well as tour guides. You can also hire guide that will escort you to your cabin.
Snowmobile terrain: Did you know that Maine is bigger than the 5 other New England States combined? Ayuh, It is! With more square miles than the rest of New England put together.
Maine has the most terrain and snowmobile trails in the Northeast! The scenery as your ride through Maine is exceptional–one of the most beautiful places to snowmobile in on the East Coast, and the country! You can even ride from Maine to Canada or New Hampshire.
Maine snowmobile clubs and organizations make sure that much of the vast Maine snowmobile trail network system is maintained with quality groomed trails and clear signage. The abundance of snow Maine receives every winter is the frosting on the cake, making your snowmobile ride through Maine’s woods along Maine’s lakes and mountains spectacular. Most years, snow blankets the state all winter, whether you like your sledding wild off the beaten track or groomed with trail signage, Maine has it all, all winter.
To maintain trails, Maine’s snowmobiling clubs and volunteers are constantly consulting landowners about trail passage privileges, brushing trails, building and repairing bridges, posting signage and grooming the trail system to welcome riders. Please show respect to private signs, posted land, and take note that if you trespass or speed recklessly, there are wardens patrolling the trails . And yes, you can be fined.
Ride Safe: Please always ride safely, operate within the law, cross the road safely, and respect private landowners, the land, and club efforts. Enjoy a snowmobile vacation in Maine this winter. Ride Right, enjoy, and ride with pride.