Maine Snowmobile Trails
With access to Maine’s 14,000 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, The Forks area is one of the best places to snowmobile in the East. With an average annual snowfall of nearly 10 feet, it’s no wonder that from December to April, people from all around New England come to The Forks to experience great snow, well groomed trails, and the incredible winter scenery.
The Forks’ trail network is part of Maine’s Interconnecting Trail System (ITS 86, 87, & 89) and offers over 150 miles of top quality, uncrowded riding. Extending north to Jackman, west to Eustis, east to Moosehead Lake, and south to Bingham, it is North Woods snowmobiling at its best, with varying terrain that makes for exciting riding and spectacular scenery. Our central location in the heart of Maine’s prime snowmobiling region makes Northern Outdoors an ideal hub from which to explore.
Vast pine, spruce, and beech forests, frozen rivers and lakes, rugged mountain peaks, and quaint logging villages all provide outstanding adventure! Winding through the Appalachian Mountain Range, the vistas afford breathtaking views found in few other places in the East. Wildlife abounds, with moose and deer being common sights. Don’t forget your camera when touring the area!
Head out to Grand Falls along the scenic Dead River Trail, with spectacular views of the rugged Bigelow Range and Granny’s Cap. Enjoy a thermos of hot chocolate overlooking the icebound waterfall, then head up Maine’s highest elevation snowmobile trail to the top of Coburn Mountain (3750′), where the views of the North Woods are boundless. Or cruise over to the bustling village of Greenville on the shores of beautiful Moosehead Lake, with its quaint shops, local restaurants, and friendly people. Wherever your destination, you’ll discover The Forks as a convenient hub with miles of well-groomed, well-signed trails.
Grooming, it’s the single most important thing in snowmobiling – the element that defines how good your day is. That’s why we put so much effort into our trail grooming. Northern Outdoors has invested nearly a quarter million dollars in the purchase of two state-of-the-art Tucker Terra trail groomers.
These machines feature the latest in trail grooming technology and are based on site, ensuring the trails leading from The Forks Resort Center are always in top shape. Our groomers are part of The Forks area fleet of five turbodiesel groomers that hit the trails regularly to provide riders with some of the smoothest riding anywhere. Give the grooming crew a “thumbs up” when you see them on the trails.
The Forks, Maine Snowmobile Park n Ride lot for day riders looking to explore The Forks Area Snowmobile Trail System – ITS 86, 87 and 89 – are welcome to use the Free Park ‘N Ride Lot 1/4 mile south of Northern Outdoors on Route 201.
The area is plowed and can accommodate a large number of vehicles with trailers. The parking lot connects directly to the Kennebec River Trail, which winds five miles north along the river to The Forks. Alternatively, snowmobilers can ride the short distance to Northern Outdoors to access the ITS 87 spur connector trail behind the main lodge to Pleasant Pond and Moxie Mountain.
Gas and snowmobile rentals are available onsite at Northern Outdoors. The Kennebec River Pub & Brewery is open daily 7am to 9pm. Enjoy a handcrafted ale and a hearty meal in the friendly atmosphere of a classic Maine snowmobile lodge.
Cozy and large log cabins in the woods, logdominiums near our giant outdoor hot tub, lodge rooms above the brewpub. Plus 91-octane gas on site. Ride endless snowmobile trails right from your cabin porch!