Message From The Department
Message from the Governor
With its vast wilderness and thousands of miles of trails, Maine is a destination for both snowmobile riders and all-terrain vehicle riders like yourself who enjoy our great outdoors and wide-open spaces. Thanks for choosing Maine and for registering your snowmobile and/or your ATV here.
Your registrations provide funding to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and the Bureau of Parks and Lands to maintain trails and provide law enforcement to assure your ride is enjoyable and safe.
Landowners also play a vital role in our state’s trail system. Without their generous consent to open up their land to the sport, there would be disconnects in the system. We are grateful for their willingness to partner with the State – it is this partnership that provides for some of the best snowmobile riding in the United States. We urge you to be respectful of both the public and private property you’re riding on. Follow the rules, and thank landowners for being such strong supporters of the sport.
Thanks for being a responsible rider, and thanks for keeping Maine’s trails safe for all levels of riders!
Paul R. LePage
Message from the Commissioner
Thank you for choosing to ride in Maine. Whether you choose to ride an ATV or a snowmobile, your most difficult choice just may be where to go on our many thousands of miles of trails in the state.
Maine’s ATV and snowmobile trail systems provide access to some incredible places, and your travels are likely to create lasting memories. Many of the trails you travel will be on private land. Please respect the land and the landowner, as your actions can impact access for all of us.
Before you head out this season, please take a moment to familiarize yourself with this booklet and your machine. Safety is everyone’s responsibility, and it begins with you. Please wear a helmet, and also let someone know where you’re going and when you plan to return. Do not drink and drive.
I also hope that you consider joining an ATV or snowmobile club. These local clubs are the primary reason Maine has such a vast and diverse off-road trail network. Creation and maintenance of nearly all these trails is done by local clubs. Your support of these clubs ensures that riding in Maine will continue to be an enjoyable experience for all.
Thank you, and always ride safe and ride smart.
Chandler E. Woodcock