Maine ATV News & Trail Notices

Trail Notices

September 10, 2021

Important Trail Notice: The Downeast Sunrise Rail Trail has multiple washouts on the trail. Please use caution, drive slow, and obey any closure signs.


September 3, 2021

Important trail notice for the Allagash area: The trail that had been closed for repairs will reopen for use for the holiday (Labor Day) weekend. Obey all posted signs and ride safe.


August 30, 2021

Important Trail Notice for the Athens area: The ATV trail between Athens and Wellington going north form Stickney Hill is closed until further notice due to trail damage.


August 11, 2021

Important Trail Notice for the Rockwood area: The trail from Somerset Road into the store and beyond in Rockwood is closed weekdays starting immediately. Evening (after 5pm) and weekend use is allowed.


June 30, 2021

Summer Riding Reminders - Please respect landowners property; Stay on approved ATV trails; Ride on, not around, bridges; Reduce speed near homes, camps and others to keep dust down; Do not spin tires - it damages trails and the club's BMPs. Consider helping your local ATV Club. Thank you for being respectful and staying safe. Have a great ride!


June 1, 2021

Important Trail Reminder: Only ride on approved and open ATV trails, not snowmobile trails. Please drive slow and be courteous or we will lose trail access. Be safe and follow all posted signage.


May 26, 2021

Important Trail Information: Much of the ATV trail system will be open for Memorial Day weekend (May 29), however, many trails are being relocated and/or remain closed. Over 200 miles of trail and the B-52 site remain closed, and there is no access to gas in Rockwood. Please check with local clubs and obey all trail closed signage. The clubs are working to reconnect many areas as soon as they are able. Please support your local ATV club, without them we wouldn't have the trail system. Ride Safe!


May 21, 2021

Trail Notice: The ATV Trail at Mt. Blue remains closed due to extensive trail damage and connectivity issues.


May 20, 2021

Important Trail Notice: All Rail Trails in Aroostook County are opening for this weekend (May 22, 2021). Check with local clubs regarding connecting trails and please stay off trails belonging to private landowners that remain closed. Respect all signage and stay safe!


May 7, 2021

Trail opening notice: The Whistle Stop rail trail from Farmington to Jay, and the Four Seasons Adventure rail trail from Newport to Dover-Foxcroft are opening for the season this weekend, May 8, 2021. Please obey all signage and side trail closures. Ride Safe


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ATV News

April 29, 2021

Important announcement for ATV Clubs and municipalities: Both Club grant applications and Municipal grant applications are now available for download on our website. Hard copies have been put into the mail and you should be receiving them shortly.

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