The Official Aroostook County ATV Trail Report

5-30-19

Finally, Mother Nature is giving a break and allowing for the trails to start drying in earnest. Most projects have been busy getting their respected sections of trails ready for riding this weekend.

Remember that most of the Counties mileage is on private landowners and majority are farmers. Farmers also had to wait to get on the grounds so keep this in mind when you see farm equipment sitting on what might be the trail, please be patient and wait until they move out of the way. They want to get their crop in as much as you want to ride.

TRAIL INFORMATION:

Knowles Corner ATV club: All trails will be open for the weekend. Caution is advised as there might be washouts and tree’s down. The Delette Ridge trail and Warren Falls trail might be adventurous, if you plan on riding these trails bring a chainsaw. Not all signs have been installed so please use caution. All trails around Oakfield will be the same as last year
except for, do not take the old Sam Drew Mtn. Road to access the wind towers, instead use the ridge road in front of the town cemetery and then the old town trail up the North side of the mountain. Signs will be installed to reflect this change next week.

Pine Runners ATV club (Van Buren): All trails in their section will be open for the weekend

Big 13 ATV club (Mars Hill): All trails in this area will be open for the weekend

Madawaska ATV cub: Trails will open this weekend

Frenchville ATV club: The trails in Frenchville will be opening Saturday June 1st. There are still some wet spots. Please stay on marked trails & respect the landowner’s property! Remember it is a privilege to use these trails. Please note the following trail changes: see map.
The former C.L. Roy Trail from Queen Village to the power line is now closed. Please use the alternative trail on top of the Fongemie mountain. Signs have been posted. The Ouellette Trail, adjoining Pat Chasse’s farm, to Airport Ave. is closed until further notice. Please use the temporary Access Trail on Star barn Ave.
Remember when riding on an Access Trail to keep to the right & keep speed
below 15 m.p.h. unless otherwise posted.
A new feature this year will be a weekly Trail Report by Gary Marquis, Director of the Caribou Rec. Dept. You can view the Trail Report at ( www.caribourec.org).
I wish you all a safe & fun ATV season. Remember to respect landowner’s
property & to respect fellow ATV enthusiasts.
Our regular monthly meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of the month at the Frenchville Snowmobile Clubhouse on Paradis Ave. Meetings start at 6:30. Thanks so much,
Bob Marquis – President, Frenchville ATV Riders Club

Fort Kent ATV club: Heritage trail is open.

Allagash ATV riders: Trails will be open this weekend

Easton ATV club: Trails will be open this weekend. Perhaps a chainsaw should be with you for those just in case moments.

Caribou ATV trails: All trails will be open this weekend. Note of caution Limestone connector trail and Guerrette Bouchard trail are missing some signage. Remember the trail ends at the Dubay Pit road on the Guerrette Bouchard trail. There are still soft spots on section please go slow in these areas.

Sinclair ATV club: All trails will be open this weekend. All signs have been installed. Attention Sinclair area ATV enthusiasts: AS many of you know we have been trying develop ATV Trail access to Long Lake Sporting Club for many years. After years of hard work from many folks, both local and long distance, we are happy to report that beginning Saturday
June 1st, 2019 there will be ATV access to Long Lake Sporting Club. However, this will not be via the well-known snowmobile trail route. ATV Access will be along Rt. 162 on the Hot Top.
YES, Ride the Road. We have been given specific instruction to advise all riders, you must ride on the road, going with the flow of traffic, at the posted road speed limit. DO NOT ride the ditch, or along any landowner’s property. This section will be monitored regularly beginning tomorrow. The section of road is heavily marked with signage. Please Ride Safe.

Aroostook River ATV club (New Sweden, Stockholm, and Westman land): Trails will be open for the weekend, this includes the Williams Trail, The Irving woodlands trail from Madawaska Lake to Cross Lake. Also, the trail from the end of the AVR to North Star store
will be open.

North Ridge Runners ATV club: Trails will be open for the weekend

Masardis ATV club: Trails will be open for the weekend. Scopan dam a lot of caution signs
will be up. Please use caution. Trail ends at Route 11 going towards Oxbow.
Star City ATV club (Presque Isle): All trails will be open this weekend. Trail 101 has been rerouted around Parsons Street. Watch out for a sink hole on trail 101 North of the Egypt Road.

Island Falls Free Wheelers ATV club: Trails will be opening this weekend. Please use caution as there may be tree’s down and soft spots.

Aroostook Riders ATV club (Houlton): Trails will be all open for the weekend. Please keep in mind that there are areas that need repairs. Please resist the urge to drive hard in the soft areas.

Portage ATV club:
Fort Frontier ATC club (Fort Fairfield): Trails will open for the weekend. They will keep a
section of 2.5 miles closed as it is too wet, it is signed. Folks can get to Fort Fairfield from
Easton and Presque Isle. Use the old trail on the West side of town as the new trail will
remain closed for another week.
Patten ATV club: Trails will be open for the 1st
.

St. Agatha ATV club: Trails will open on the 1st. Please use caution as there are sections that
still need work.
Washburn ATV club: All trails are open
Grand Isle ATV club: Trails will remain closed for another week, please do not ride on their
section.

Sly Brook Trail blazers ATV club:
Borderline ATV club (Caswell): All trails are to remain closed until further notice.
Landowners are asking for your patience.

Ashland ATV club:

Eagle Lake ATV club:
Please keep an eye out on the County’s Facebook pages for the latest updates on trail conditions.
For the most accurate and up-to date weather information, please visit NOAA at https://bit.ly/2ClXDBP

ON THE SOCIAL SIDE:
Pines runner’s ATV club will be hosting a Hot Dog Roast this Sunday at 11:30 at the Picnic sit on Route 1. ATV trail 639.

Northern Region Meeting June 15 at 9 am at the VFW hall 82 Houlton Road, Island Falls.
Father’s Day Benefit ride June 16 at 9am at Island Falls.
ATV safety course on June 28 9-3 at the VFW hall in Island Falls.
Grand Isle ATV club poker run Sunday June 23, registration is at 8am at the community center.