Free Trail Weekend & Tri-State Snowmobile Weekend Just Ahead
The State of Maine is participating in two special January weekends to provide enhanced opportunity for snowmobilers.
Maine and New Brunswick Free Trail Weekend:
From January 20-22, 2017, snowmobilers from Maine can obtain a FREE 3-Day Trail Permit to ride in New Brunswick. The special free permit must be obtained online by visiting www.nbfsc.com. All snowmobiles and snowmobilers on NBFSC trails will still be required to carry personal PLPD insurance ($200,000.00 minimum) and have a current 2017 snowmobile registration from Maine. Additionally, riders from New Brunswick will be permitted to operate in Maine without a current Maine registration on those dates if their snowmobile is legally registered in New Brunswick.
Tri-State Snowmobile Weekend:
This annual three-day event will take place January 27-29, 2017 and allows all legally registered Maine snowmobiles to be operated in New Hampshire and Vermont without being registered in those states. This also means that all snowmobiles legally registered in New Hampshire and Vermont can be operated in Maine without a current Maine registration.
A reminder for all riders to always be prepared when heading out on the trails and to always ride safe and responsibly. State officials urge that you pay extra close attention to ice conditions on all Maine waterways especially when travelling at night, and never drink and ride. Always ride at a reasonable speed, use hand signals and ride to the right.
If you need to register your snowmobile in Maine, visit: https://www10.informe.org/ifw/atv-snow/.
For information about snowmobile laws and rules in Maine, visit:http://www.maine.gov/ifw/atv_snowmobile_watercraft/atv_snowmobile_laws/index.htm
For Maine trail condition updates and trail maps, visit the Maine Snowmobile Association at: http://www.mesnow.com/
For more information on New Brunswick’s Free Trail Permit, visit: www.nbfsc.com
For more information about snowmobile laws and rules in New Hampshire, visit: http://www.eregulations.com/newhampshire/OHRV/
For information about snowmobile laws and rules in Vermont, visit: http://vsp.vermont.gov/auxiliary/snowmobile