Explore a Winter Adventure
The trails in Maine’s Kennebec Valley were made for snowmobiling. Easy to access but distant enough from civilization’s whirl, winter riding here is exactly what you seek. In addition, you’ll find a community of clubs and people that will make you feel right at home.
So fire up your snowmobile and head out to hit the sights. Take in the wonder of a frozen waterfall or that perfect lookout spot. Enjoy a trailside lunch. Spot moose or deer. Travel through fragrant fir, spruce, and balsam forests and across wide-open fields along vast expanses of groomed trail. Finally, end the day with a ride across a snow-covered field to catch the sunset.
Because of its status as a top snowmobiling destination the area offers a broad range of services for seasoned sledders and those looking to try the sport out. Check out our list of businesses that offer rentals, tours, dining, or are Registered Maine Guides that offer snowmobiling services.
Three Top Rides in the region
Sugarloaf Mountain Lookouts Trailhead Bingham | 35-mile loop
This ride offers views of the Sugarloaf Mountain range and river. Spot bald eagles, ospreys, loons, white-tailed deer, and moose. ATV terrain is 80% gravel/20% backcountry trail.
Greenville Trail Trailhead The Forks | 100 miles round-trip
The ride includes Moxie Falls, Lake Moxie, Moxie Bald Mountain, Shirley Bog, Moosehead Lake. ATV terrain is 85% gravel/15% skidder trails.
Pittston Farm Trail Trailhead Jackman | 60-mile day trip
Travel to historic Pittston Farm past several breathtaking vistas. ATV terrain varies from gravel and skidder trails to true forest terrain.
one of the best trail systems in the U.S.
Maine’s snowmobile trail system—which includes 4,000 miles of primary trail known as the Interconnected Trail System (ITS)—offers the opportunity to ride uninterrupted from region to region, with a full range of services available en route. Many of the state’s 10,000 additional miles of groomed trails also hook up with the ITS.
The region offers hundreds of miles of well-maintained backcountry trails perfect for snowmobiling. And, you can use your place in Bingham, The Forks, or Jackman as a basecamp for exploring the rest of Maine, courtesy of the state’s Interconnected Trail System. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing family ride, a day of mountain trail exploration, or an overnight excursion, snowmobiling in the Kennebec Valley is a classic, don’t-miss Maine experience.
As you travel northward toward the Canadian border, there are rider-friendly towns a flurry with snowmobile club activities, including pancake breakfasts, trail lunches, and other events. Many well-established outfitters can provide you with the benefit of a snowmobiling guide’s service if you don’t want to explore on your own. Additionally, most are well-equipped with riding gear, supplies, and snow machine rentals.
A final word of advice.
When snowmobiling, take care of the trails. Follow the rules. Wear appropriate safety gear. Ride on the right. Finally, always tread lightly and be respectful of the land and of nature while you ride. Nearly all the land you are traveling on or across (95% or more) is privately owned. Treat it as if it were your own.