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Explore the Thrills of Maine's 10 Top ATV Trails!

Updated: Jul 7


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Exploring Maine’s Top 10 ATV Trails: Your Ultimate Guide to Outdoor Adventure

Maine is a paradise for ATV enthusiasts, offering a vast network of trails that traverse stunning landscapes and encounter abundant wildlife. From multi-use paths to converted rail trails, these routes wind through scenic recreation areas, providing unforgettable experiences for riders of all skill levels. Here, we delve into the top 10 ATV trails in Maine, along with activities and essential contact information to help you plan your perfect adventure.


Multi-Use Rail Trails:

Embark on epic rides along Maine's multi-use rail trails, which repurpose historic railway beds into dynamic ATV routes. These trails span various regions of the state, offering three-season access to breathtaking scenery and outdoor recreation opportunities.


Experience the adventure of ATV riding on the following multi-use rail trails:


Explore this picturesque trail that winds through Aroostook County, offering scenic views of rolling hills and lush forests.

  • Activities: ATV riding, wildlife viewing, photography

  • Contact Information:

  • Aroostook County ATV Club: (207) 764-6565

  • Aroostook Valley Trail Map: Visit Website

Bangor and Aroostook Trail Ride along this historic trail, which follows the path of the former Bangor and Aroostook Railroad, providing access to diverse landscapes and charming towns.

  • Activities: ATV riding, hiking, snowmobiling

  • Contact Information:

  • Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry: (207) 287-3200

  • Bangor and Aroostook Trail Map: Visit Website


Down East Sunrise Trail Traverse the stunning coastline of Down East Maine on this scenic trail, offering panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and access to coastal communities.

  • Activities: ATV riding, biking, hiking

  • Contact Information:

  • Sunrise Trail Coalition: (207) 546-3980

  • Down East Sunrise Trail Map: Visit Website


Four Seasons Adventure Trail Experience the beauty of northern Maine on this trail, which passes through dense forests, tranquil lakes, and rolling hills, providing opportunities for wildlife viewing and outdoor recreation.

  • Activities: ATV riding, snowmobiling, hiking

  • Contact Information:

  • Four Seasons Adventure Club: (207) 723-6024

  • Four Seasons Adventure Trail Map: Visit Website


Kennebec Valley Trail Discover the rich history and natural beauty of the Kennebec Valley as you ride along this historic rail trail, offering access to charming towns, scenic rivers, and picturesque landscapes.

  • Activities: ATV riding, biking, hiking

  • Contact Information:

  • Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry: (207) 287-3200

  • Kennebec Valley Trail Map: Visit Website


Lagrange to Medford Trail Journey through the heart of Maine's wilderness on this remote trail, which winds through pristine forests and tranquil valleys, providing a peaceful escape for riders seeking solitude and serenity.

  • Activities: ATV riding, wildlife viewing, photography

  • Contact Information:

  • Maine ATV Trails: (207) 287-4957

  • Lagrange to Medford Trail Map: Visit Website


Sherman to Patten Trail Explore the rugged terrain of northern Maine on this challenging trail, which traverses mountainous terrain, dense forests, and scenic vistas, offering adrenaline-pumping adventure for experienced riders.

  • Activities: ATV riding, hiking, snowmobiling

  • Contact Information:

  • Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry: (207) 287-3200

  • Sherman to Patten Trail Map: Visit Website


Southern Bangor & Aroostook Trail Ride through picturesque farmland and rolling hills on this scenic trail, offering access to charming rural communities and breathtaking countryside views.

  • Activities: ATV riding, biking, hiking

  • Contact Information:

  • Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry: (207) 287-3200

  • Southern Bangor & Aroostook Trail Map: Visit Website


St. John Valley Heritage Trail Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of the St. John Valley as you ride along this historic trail, which passes through charming villages, historic sites, and scenic landscapes.

  • Activities: ATV riding, snowmobiling, hiking

  • Contact Information:

  • St. John Valley ATV Club: (207) 728-4722

  • St. John Valley Heritage Trail Map: Visit Website


Whistle Stop Trail Experience the beauty of western Maine on this family-friendly trail, winding through lush forests, tranquil streams, and quaint towns, providing opportunities for outdoor recreation and relaxation.

  • Activities: ATV riding, hiking, biking

  • Contact Information:

  • Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry: (207) 287-3200

  • Whistle Stop Trail Map: Visit Website


Safety Caution

As you traverse these trails, keep an eye out for fellow riders and the diverse wildlife that calls Maine home.


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!


Stay at Moose River Lookout

Plan your ATV getaway in the Monson, Greenville, Rockwood, or Jackman areas of Maine and make Moose River Lookout your home base. Nestled at the base of Blue Ridge Mountain in Rockwood, our accommodations offer direct backyard access to Maine's ITS66 Interconnected Trail System.


Visit our website at Moose River Lookout to learn more and book your stay today!


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Explore Maine's ATV trails and create unforgettable memories amidst the natural beauty of the Pine Tree State!

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