Free snowmobile weekend Jan. 26-28

6 years ago

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine will offer a free snowmobile weekend Jan. 26-28, when nonresidents may operate snowmobiles in the state as long as they hold valid registrations from their home states or provinces. 

“We welcome these snowmobilers to explore more than 14,000 miles of Maine’s interconnected, groomed and marked trails,” said Commissioner Chandler Woodcock of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

The Maine Warden Service reminds snowmobilers to ride with caution at all times.

“With the increased traffic anticipated during the free snowmobile weekend, we remind all riders to obey laws of prudent operation, do not drink and drive, and be mindful that this is a family sport, so please keep our trails safe,” said Maine Warden Service Colonel Joel Wilkinson.

“Pay extra close attention to ice conditions on all Maine waterways especially when travelling at night, and ride with caution,” he said. “We hope that enthusiasts participate in these great opportunities to discover Maine’s tremendous snowmobiling opportunity.”

Snowmobilers should stay on marked trails, ride at a reasonable speed, use hand signals and ride to the right.

To register a snowmobile in Maine, visit:

For information about snowmobile laws and rules in Maine, visit:

For Maine trail condition updates and trail maps, visit the Maine Snowmobile Association at: