There sure is enough snow on the ground to make lots of sledders eager to get out on the trails in our area just in time for the weekend!

Here is the Aroostook County Snowmobile Trail Report for February 25th, 2015, from the desk of Gary Marquis with the Caribou Parks and Recreation Department.

March riding………..the best riding of the season………..trails are awesome……..lots of wildlife, longer days, great company….and don’t forget the Can Am dog sled races this weekend also ski sprints and excellent fishing.

• Lots of sledders going off trail cutting corners, joy riding in fields and causing problems in the system, please stay on marked trails.
• Deer Deer and more Deer are all over watch for tracks on the trails
• Moose are also everywhere.
• Remember gas is sometimes long distances so plan accordingly.
• Logging operation on trail 89 in North Caribou
• Logging operation on trail 76 in Presque Isle going toward Easton.

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Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images

Trail Info:

ITS 85 Oxbow has been doing a great job with rerouting and marking the trails due to the logging operations. Ashland is reporting a logging op. in the Masardis area follow the signs. In the Winterville area there is a slight reroute use the Red River road not the Buggy Brook Road. Two miles north of Oxbow the road is plowed, and it is not in the best of condition. Fort Kent and Eagle Lake are reporting good conditions

ITS 83 Logging operation on the trail in between Carson siding and Washburn also a logging operation North of Madawaska lake South of the Sullivan Road.
ITS 81 Rode a section of this trail last weekend and was in very good shape and well-marked

ITS 92 This trail is in great shape, 92A, and 92B also are in great shape.

ITS 90 another great ride with a combination of wood trails and open fields with some beautiful views, no problems but watch for critters and high banks at road crossings.

ITS 88 Groomed and in great shape

ITS 86 there has been logging on the Oxbow end, but other than that in good shape

ITS 105 Road this trail over the weekend and was in very good shape.

ITS 120 Beautiful trail with great views

RT. 89 Groomed all the way, logging operation behind Bouchard’s Packing shed in North Caribou.

RT. 100 Improved riding from Caswell… remember though there are two branches of this trail one goes north out of Caswell and one goes west further south. They both intersect Rt 89 one closer to Rt 94 and the other closer to the Madawaska River…. Watch for markings.

Easton trails are all groomed and in good condition

Chapman Ridge Runners are in good shape

On the Social Side:

Friday night chicken stew at the Presque Isle clubhouse 5-7 pm

Washburn Trail runners Breakfast / Lunch Saturdays 7-2pm Sunday 7-12pm at the clubhouse

St. Francis Sno Angels Saturday Meals…home cooked meals… stop by off ITS 92 10am-9pm.

Houlton breakfast every Saturday at the clubhouse on the Wiley road in Houlton 6-9

March 1, Breakfast at the Grand Isle Community center 7-11

Madawaska will be hosting 1st annual snowmobile rider’s clinic on March 7th at the clubhouse from 12-4 wardens and North Woods law will be on hand to answer questions.

Fort Fairfield’s annual super draw raffle will be March 7th tickets available from any Fort member.

Sunday March 8th Pleasant Ridge riders Breakfast at the clubhouse from 7-11

March 8th Snow drag racing in St. Francis more info to come.

March 15th Snow drag racing in Houlton more info to come.


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