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ne of the most exciting
ways to explore the rugged
terrain and unparalleled
scenery of the Maine woods
and countryside is to rent an all-
terrain vehicle or snowmobile and
leave the paved roads far behind.
OFFICIAL ATV TRAIL MAP
The state ATV trail map is available
by calling 1-888-386-3288
CONSULT A LOCAL
Want to know the best trails to ride
in the region you’re visiting? Contact
one of the local ATV Clubs in The Maine
Highlands. Visit ATVMaine.org to find
a local club near you!
MAINE HAS 6,000 MILES—AND GROWING—
OF DESIGNATED ATV TRAILS with the longest
interconnected ATV trail system in the country,
presenting endless day-long and multi-day excursions.
These are some of the best multi-use trails in the entire
country. Rent a cabin or campsite and ride right from
your door. Or start here and ride all the way to Canada!
INTERCONNECTED TRAIL SYSTEM (ITS) trails
may be used for ATVs in warm months and
snowmobiles from mid-December until Spring. Many
publicly- and privately-owned multi-use trails and
reserved public lands also allow off-road vehicles.
Several locations between the Moosehead,
Lincoln, and Katahdin regions offer rentals and
guided tours. Lodges provide accommodations,
food and drink, fuel, and supplies.
Always be on the watch for other
users and wildlife on the trail.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: My ATV is registered in another
state. Do I have to register it in Maine?
A: Yes. All ATVs are required
to be registered in Maine to be
operated here. You can register
online at Maine.gov/ifw.
Q: Are helmets required?
A: Yes. Everyone under the age of 18,
including passengers, must wear a helmet by law.
However, everyone is encouraged to wear one. Safety first!
Q: How can I tell if a trail is a designated ATV trail?
A: It will have either the Trail ID or the Trail Blazer, which are
green and white ATV signs with the ATV symbol. If ATV use is
allowed on a road, it will be marked with a shared use sign.
Q: What is the fine for riding on private land without permission?
A: Up to $500 plus the potential loss of licenses and
registrations issued by the Department of Inland Fisheries
and Wildlife. If you are riding on cropland, pastureland,
or an orchard and are not on a designated ATV trail, you
need to have written permission from the landowner.