Maine ATV News & Trail Notices

Trail Notices

June 5, 2023

Important trail notice: Resurfacing on the Four Seasons Adventure Rail Trail, in the Town of Newport, will begin today, June 5th (weather permitting). Construction will last for several days. Expect heavy equipment on the trail and use extreme caution. Yield to all construction vehicles. As always, obey all signage and stay in control of your machine. Ride safe.

May 24, 2023

IMPORTANT TRAIL INFORMATION: The majority of ATV Trails will be opening on Friday, May 26th for Memorial Day weekend.

All of the state rail trails will be open, with the exception of the Oakland to Embden trail which is still under construction. This trail will only be open from Anson north.

The large landowners have agreed to the opening, however, there are areas that have no trail connection due to harvesting activities, washouts, and/or road/trail damage like Rockwood to Jackman, and Jackman to the Forks.

Please respect the landowners wishes and clubs' work and avoid the areas that are closed. Check locally and obey all signs as there are several areas that remain closed.

Some of the trails have just been patched enough to get them open so please be careful and drive responsibly.

Be Safe and Have fun

May 2, 2023

IMPORTANT TRAIL NOTICE: Given the extreme flooding and the resulting damage and wet conditions that have occurred over the past several days, we expect that all trails including rail trails will remain closed until at least Memorial Day Weekend. Please plan accordingly and obey all closures.

March 23, 2023

IMPORTANT ATV TRAIL NOTICE: ALL ATV trails including the Sunrise trail are closed for mud season. Trail openings will depend on local conditions, but most trails will be closed until at least mid May.

January 18, 2023

Trail Notice: As of Wednesday, January 18, 2023, the Downeast Sunrise Trail is closed to all ATV/UTV's, unless they have tracks installed and are registered as snowmobiles. Other uses allowed include pedestrians, cross country skiers, snowshoers, mushers and snowmobiles. When permitted trail uses change, updates will be posted.

May 18, 2022

Important Trail Notice about the Summerhaven area: Unfortunately due to irresponsible behavior, the Summerhaven Pit Play area and trail system is officially closed. No ATV, or motorcycle use allowed. It is gated off and enforcement will be occurring. Make sure to obey all signs and closures.

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 21, 2021

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

Stay Informed!

  • For additional trail updates check with your local ATV club.
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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