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ATV Trail Report: Some trails open for Memorial Day Weekend

Welcome to the ATV trail report. This has been something that I have been wanting to do for some time now and, well, here it is.  With the popularity of summer trail riding, this report will give all the necessary information pertaining to all County clubs.

Mother Nature has certainly been giving the area clubs a hard time to just get out and inspect trails for the upcoming season.  Many projects still have snow on some of their sections, while others are now encountering beaver issues and downed trees.

But wait — there is good news, after all. The state has given the green light to allow the projects with rail bed trails to open for the long Memorial Day weekend.  This is for rail trails only, as the side trails are still not ready for traffic. So please use caution as some of the side trails might not have the red closed signs up.

Caution should be used as there are a few soft spots on sections of trail that doesn’t get much sunshine.

TRAIL INFORMATION:

Knowles Corner ATV club:  Closed until June 1st.

Pine Runners ATV club (Van Buren):  trail 101 will be open from behind town to Washburn into Presque Isle.   Van Buren uses a lot of property that belongs on Irving Woodlands and they would like them closed two weeks into June.

Big 13 ATV club (Mars Hill):  Trail 101 will be open this weekend.

Madawaska ATV cub:  Trails to remain closed until June 1st.

Frenchville ATV club:  Trails to remain closed until further notice.

Fort Kent ATV club:  The Heritage trail will be open this weekend.  All other trails to remain closed until further notice.

Easton ATV club:  Their short section of trail 101 will be open.

Caribou ATV trails:  Trail 633 from the Park and Ride located on Otter street is opening this weekend all the way to trail 101.  Also trails 632 and 632H which is the Aroostook Valley Trail. There is a small parking lot off Washburn road which has direct access to the trail.  632 goes into Washburn. 632H will dead end in New Sweden, please plan accordingly. All other side trails are closed until next weekend. Please do not venture out in these areas as you will be riding on your own and possible risk of losing landowner permission.

Sinclair ATV club:  Trails are closed until further notice.

Aroostook River ATV club (New Sweden, Stockholm, and Westman land): Trails are closed until further notice.

North Ridge Runners ATV club:  Trails are closed.

Masardis ATV club:  Trails are to remain closed until further notice.

Star City ATV club (Presque Isle):  Trail 101 will be open for the weekend.  The CP trail will be open as well. The end of the CP trail will be open in Caribou so people can make the connection with trail 633, otherwise known as the Lagasse connector North.

Island Falls Free Wheelers ATV club:  Trails

Aroostook Riders ATV club (Houlton):  Trail 101 will be open all others closed until further notice.

Portage ATV club: Trails to remain closed until further notice.

Fort Frontier ATC club (Fort Fairfield):  Trails are to remain closed until further notice.

Patten ATV club:  Trails will open on June 1st.

St. Agatha ATV club:  Trails will remain closed until further notice.

Washburn ATV club:  Trail 101 which is the B&A trail and trail 632 which is the AVR trail will be open this weekend.

Grand Isle ATV club:  Trails will remain closed until further notice.

Sly Brook Trail blazers ATV club:  Trails will remain closed until further notice.

Borderline ATV club (Caswell) Trails will remain closed until further notice.

Ashland ATV club:  Trails will remain closed until further notice.

Eagle Lake ATV club:  Trails will remain closed until further notice.

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://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=46.6588&lon=-68.5989

ON THE SOCIAL SIDE:

Northern Region Meeting June 15 at 9 a.m. at the VFW hall 82 Houlton Road, Island Falls.

Father’s Day Benefit ride June 16 at 9 a.m. at Island Falls.

ATV safety course on June 28 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the VFW hall in Island Falls.

Grand Isle ATV club poker run Sunday, June 23. Registration is at 8 a.m.at the community center.

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