to the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry ATV Program! We are working
to help organize clubs and establish trail systems to help
solve landowner/user conflicts. We have several programs designed
to assist clubs, towns, and landowners.
If you are interested in starting
a club or want information on existing clubs and programs
you can contact the ATV
Coordinator by E-mail or call 888-386-3288 in state or
(207) 287-4958 out of state.
If you are looking for information on ATV registration,
rules or safety training courses please contact the Department
of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Registration Division
at (207) 287-8000 or the Safety
Office at (207) 287-5220.
of the hundreds of miles of ATV trails located throughout
Maine are on private land and are maintained by local clubs.
Cooperative agreements between private landowners, ATV clubs,
and the Division's ATV Program are key to the success of the
trail system. The state association organized to represent
Maine ATV clubs is ATVMAINE.
is important to note that without the use of private land,
most trails wouldn't exist and your ability to ride is a privilege
that is grant to you by the landowner. Please respect their
wishes and their land as if it were your own: Remember that
many of these trails are not open during mud season. Please
call ahead before riding in the spring. TREAD
state-owned or leased abandoned rail beds are available for
multiple use, including three-season ATV use, such as the
Aroostook Valley Trail, the Bangor and Aroostook Trail, and
the Jay to Farmington Trail which are all owned by the Division
of Parks and Lands. Three additional ATV trail systems are
maintained by the ATV Program. They are the Mt. Blue, Turner,
and Summerhaven use areas. Many of these trails are maintained
for multiple use which includes mountain biking and equestrian
Many of the Public Reserved Lands
road systems are open to ATV use. If ATV use is allowed on
a road it will be marked with a shared use sign. If there
are designated ATV trail systems they will have the regular
ATV trail signs on them. If roads or trails don't have these
signs then ATV use is prohibited!
The Department of Inland Fish & Wildlife Game
Management Areas roads are generally open to ATV use however,
remember to always tread lightly and be respectful of other
users of these properties
Additional information and trail
maps of some areas are available from the ATV Program
at the Division of Parks and Public Lands, 22 State House Station,
Augusta, Maine 04333-0022.