Maine ATV News & Trail Notices

Trail Notices

July 29, 2020

Trail Notice: The Carrabassett Trail between Carrabassett and Eustis is closed until further notice for trail and road repairs. We will update as we receive more information. Remember to obey all closures and be safe.


July 27, 2020

Trail Update: A new trail connects Bingham to Greenville via Wind towers and Abbot. Not all towers are accessible and much of old trail route remains closed. Connection to Kingsbury from Wind towers remains closed for safe harvesting and trucking activities. Please follow signage and stay on marked trails only.

Special thank you to Weyerhaeuser for working with us to find a safe viable connection so we can ride and thank you to all the club members who helped accomplish the work.
Also thank you to MDOT for accommodating ATVs at the Barrows Falls bridge project allowing trail system to remain open. Don't be a weak link join a club and respect the landowners because without them we have no trail system.


July 2, 2020

Trail Update: Construction on the Whistle Stop Rail Trail, between the Jay Mall and the Old Jay Hill Road, in the Town of Jay, is complete. The rail trail is now fully open from Farmington to Jay. Ride safe and enjoy the weekend.


May 27, 2020

Notice for Ft. Kent area:

The Heritage Trail will be open for the weekend of May 30-31, 2020. Please note that all Irving land is still closed until June 1st.

Make sure to obey all closure signs for trails that still remain closed.


May 21, 2020

The following trails will be open for the Memorial Day weekend:

AROOSTOOK COUNTY The Bangor and Aroostook Rail Trail from Washburn to Stockholm to Caribou.
The Aroostook Valley Rail Trail from Presque Isle to Washburn and from Washburn to Caribou.
Bangor and Aroostook from Houlton to Presque Isle.

GREENVILLE/KOKADJO/BINGHAM/JACKMAN AREAS The rail trail into Greenville and some of the trail systems in Bingham as well as Kokadjo, check locally with clubs for more details. There will be riding available from Parlin Pond up through Jackman to the Canadian Border.

DOWNEAST TRAILS In addition to the Downeast Sunrise Trail, which is already open, many other club trails as far north as the Stud Mill Road may be open, please check with local clubs before riding.

The opening of other local club trails, throughout the state, vary based on trail conditions. Some trails will open, others will remain closed, check locally before riding. Club contacts can be found on the ATV Maine web site.

THESE TRAILS REMAIN CLOSED: Bangor and Aroostook North of Stockholm and the trails going towards the Valley and points north remain CLOSED as does the Saint John Heritage Rail Trail. Trails into the Forks remain CLOSED as do most trails in Eustis, Roxbury, and Carrabassett Valley.


May 15, 2020

Notice RE: Summerhaven area. ATV use is allowed in the designated pit play area only. The surrounding trails and roads are closed to all ATV use. Please obey all posted signage.


May 14, 2020

The following rail trails will open on Friday, May 15th. The Whistle Stop Rail Trail (Farmington to Jay), The Four Seasons Adventure Rail Trail (Newport to Dover Foxcroft), The Downeast Sunrise Rail Trail (Ellsworth to Pembroke), and the Lagrange/Medford Rail Trail (Lagrange to Medford). Many local club trails are/will open in Southern and Central Maine, check with the local clubs. The Androscoggin River Lands (Turner) will also open on Friday. The ATV Maine website and Facebook page are great resources for trail information and contain trail conditions and club contacts. Northern Maine trails remain closed, as many are still snow covered. If trails are still posted "CLOSED", respect these signs and stay off.


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ATV News

May 3, 2019

Information regarding the Executive Order establishing the Task Force on ATV Trail Initiatives can be found on Governor Mill's webpage at https://www.maine.gov/governor/mills/sites/maine.gov.governor.mills/files/inline-files/Executive%20Order%208_0.pdf

April 11, 2019

We are pleased to announce that ATV Club Grant Application packets are now available online. Visit http://www.maine.gov/dacf/parks/grants/atv_grants/club.html for more information.

March 12, 2019

We are happy to announce that 2019 Municipal Grant Application packets are now available online.

Please visit http://www.maine.gov/dacf/parks/grants/atv_grants/municipal.html for more information.

Club Grant Application packets will be available in mid-April 2019.

March 16, 2018

2018 ATV Trail Map Requests

The ATV Program is in the process of printing ATV maps for the 2018 season. They will be available at the end of April. Any ATV map requests will be sent out in early May.