One of the major tasks facing any snowmobile club is the preparation of the trails for winter riding. Each year the trails must be cleared of brush and blowdowns. Inevitably some trails need to be re-routed due to landowner request or new construction in the area. Bridges often need to be repaired or replaced. This takes a considerable amount of work and it usually falls on the shoulders of a few individuals.
If you ride the trails in the winter, all this preparation work is invisible to you. Trust us, there is a lot of work that has been done to give you an enjoyable ride. Please give one or two Sunday mornings of your time to the club to help get the trails ready this fall.
Trail work is done every Sunday in November. We meet at All Season's Automotive at 8 AM and head to the work locations. Please check back at this site for details on work to be done this year. If you see fit to clear trails near your home on your own, please do so and give our President, Scott a call on 841-6253 or our Trailmaster, Marty a call on 441 5264 to let them know what you have already completed.
Your assistance will be greatly appreciated.
Recent Trail Changes
Major bridge work has been done on bridges over Davis Stream.
The old Wavus Trail has been discontinued due to lack of use and difficulty getting groomers through the trail. A new trail leads from Damariscotta Lake, just south of the Lake Farm Condominiums to the swamp between Rt 126 and Rt 32, just north of the salt shed. Another new trail also leads directly to Damariscotta Lake Farm Restaurant.
A new trail was cut in 2011 replacing the trail which crossed County Fair Farms between the North Mountain Road and Rt 32. Once across Rt 32, the new trail proceeds through the woods to the old apple orchard picking up the existing trail.
Preparation for 2012-2013
We need volunteers to help brush trails this fall. If no one comes out to help, you will likely find trails that are blocked by blowdowns and will remain ungroomed this winter. No one wants to see that happen. So please give your time one or two Sunday's this fall to do your part. If Sunday is a bad day for you to help, call Marty or Scott and arrange to work a section of trail on another day (just be aware that November is hunting season).