Mother nature is starting to cooperate with a few smaller storms in the past two weeks! Snowmobilers are eager to hit the trails and explore Maine. Before you go, make sure you register your snowmobile and check with the local club to make sure the trails are open, as some clubs are just beginning to groom trails.

Register your Snowmobile

Registration fees provide the funding to build and maintain the trail system and help support the clubs and volunteers who provide the critical work to maintain trail systems and supports private landowners who allow trail access.

Maine residents may renew a snowmobile registration online. New registrations must be done through a registration agent such a town office or the MDIFW main office in Augusta.

Nonresidents may register or renew a snowmobile registration online.

Stay safe, and remember, more than 95% of Maine’s snowmobile trails are on private property

With 14,000 miles of trails, that’s a lot of generous landowners! Help ensure Maine’s trails stay open for generations to come:

•Stay on marked snowmobile trails.
•Drive to the right and at an appropriate speed for your experience and the conditions.
•Remember that modified exhausts are illegal.
•Stay alert and be aware of other riders, recreators, and wildlife on the trail.
•Never drink and ride.
•Pick up any trash.
•Register your snowmobile and support a local club.
•Follow the rules and ride safe.

Planning your trip

Maine’s hospitality industry has done an excellent job in ensuring safety guidelines are met at lodging and dining facilities statewide.

Please be prepared to comply with health and safety guidelines by wearing a mask at all times when in public and maintain a safe distance of at least six feet apart from those not in your travel party. Bring an extra mask to wear once you take off your helmet so it is dry and warm.

Some of the dining facilities you typically stop at may not be open due to their small size and the indoor gathering limits of no more than 50 people. Open facilities may fill up fast.

•Be sure to dress in warm clothes and be prepared to wait outside, turn around, or move on to the next place it you can’t get in for lunch or the restroom.
•If possible, call ahead to inquire about capacity and wait times.
•To be safe, pack snacks and water.
•Consider taking several shorter trips that can be completed in a few hours.

Attention nonresidents:

•If you are planning to stay overnight in Maine, remember, anyone traveling from a state other than Vermont or New Hampshire must complete the compliance form stating they have had a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of arrival in Maine, or quarantine for the length of their stay, up to 10 days.

•Maine is strongly urging visitors to “Know Before You Go,” and be tested and receive results in their home state before traveling to Maine, which will allow them to take appropriate action depending on the result. Websites like Get Tested COVID-19 show local testing options nationwide.

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