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Explore Maine ATV Adventures: The Highlands & Kennebec Valley

Updated: 6 days ago

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Explore Maine ATV Adventures: The Highlands & Kennebec Valley

Discover the thrilling world of Maine ATV adventures with 66,000 miles of trails and growing each year! The Highlands and Kennebec Valley regions offer some of the best ATV trails in Maine, catering to riders of all skill levels. With miles of well-maintained trails, stunning landscapes, and ample support services, these regions are perfect for your next ATV adventure.

The Highlands ATV Trails

The Highlands region, with its rugged terrain and scenic beauty, provides a fantastic backdrop for ATV enthusiasts. Here are some of the top ATV trails in The Highlands to explore:

Moosehead Lake Region

This area offers a network of ATV trails that wind through forests, along rivers, and around the picturesque Moosehead Lake. Popular trails include:

Ride through the stunning landscapes near Mount Katahdin. The trails here provide a mix of challenging and moderate routes, perfect for all ATV riders.

These trails offer beautiful views of the Penobscot River and surrounding wilderness, ideal for a relaxing yet adventurous ride.

Located on the western shore of Moosehead Lake, Rockwood offers access to extensive ATV trail systems connecting to the Moosehead Lake Region and beyond. It's a great spot for both beginners and experienced riders looking for scenic routes and challenging terrains.

  • For accommodations, consider staying at Moose River Lookout, situated on the picturesque Moose River at the base of Blue Ridge Mountain, with unbeatable access to Maine's ITS66 Interconnected Trail System.

Kennebec Valley ATV Trails

The Kennebec Valley is known for its diverse ATV trail systems, offering everything from easy rides to more challenging terrains:

This extensive network includes the Kennebec Valley ATV Trail and Solon Connector, providing access to beautiful forested areas and scenic vistas.

A favorite among ATV riders, this loop offers a variety of terrains and stunning views of the Kennebec River.

This area features some of the best ATV trails in Maine, with routes like the Bald Mountain ATV Trail and Boundary Bald Mountain Loop offering spectacular views and thrilling rides.

Known as an ATV haven, The Forks boasts numerous trails, including routes through the beautiful Moxie Falls and access to the Kennebec River. This area is perfect for adventurous riders looking to explore diverse terrains.

Support Services and ATV Rentals

Both regions offer extensive support services for ATV enthusiasts:

  • Maine Highlands ATV Club: This club provides trail maps, maintenance information, and organized rides. Contact them at or visit their website for more details.

  • Kennebec Valley ATV Club: Offering support, trail information, and events, the Kennebec Valley ATV Club is a valuable resource. Reach them at or visit their website.

  • ATV Rentals in Maine: For those without their own ATV, rental services like Moosehead Motorsports ATV Rentals and Kennebec Valley Rentals offer a range of ATVs for all types of adventures. Contact Moosehead Motorsports at (207) 695-2020 and Kennebec Valley Rentals at (207) 672-9290.

Safety and ATV Regulations in Maine

Always ensure you’re familiar with Maine’s ATV regulations to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Key points include:

  • Wearing appropriate safety gear

  • Staying on designated ATV trails

  • Respecting private property

  • Obtaining the necessary permits and registrations

Contact Information

For more information and to plan your ATV adventure, contact:

Discover ATV Adventures in Rockwood and The Forks

Explore the excitement and beauty of Maine's ATV trails in The Highlands and Kennebec Valley, including the fantastic areas of Rockwood and The Forks. Whether you're seeking a thrilling ride or a peaceful journey through nature, these regions offer something for every ATV enthusiast. Plan your adventure today and experience the best ATV trails in Maine!

What to Do in Moosehead Lake

For those seeking more activities and detailed guides, Moose River Lookout offers a wealth of information about the Moosehead Lake area. From seasonal events and community news to outdoor adventure guides and dining recommendations, Moose River Lookout is your new resource for exploring the region. In addition to hiking, you can find information on boating, fishing, camping, and local attractions.

Want more information? Check out our Moosehead News!

Accommodations in the Moosehead Lake Region

Looking for the perfect place to stay during your visit to the Monson, Shirley, Greenville, Rockwood, and Jackman areas of Maine? Whether you're here to explore the great outdoors or simply relax and unwind, Moose River Lookout provides the perfect home base for your Maine adventure. Visit Moose River Lookout and book your stay today!


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