shared-use trails

Shared-use trails are exactly that; they can be used for hiking, snowshoeing, ATV-ing, snowmobiling, Nordic skiing, mountain biking, and horseback riding. But, not all the trails are for all uses. So know before you go and respect the rules for the safety and enjoyment of all. Many trailside outfitters offer everything from helmets and equipment rentals to snacks and fuel.

ATV’er’s will thrill to an adventure on the region’s hundreds of miles of trails. Many of these paths are private lands made accessible by cooperative landowners and maintained by local ATV clubs whom, along with ATV Maine, work together to provide quality and safe trail riding experiences.

Trail riding aboard a snowmobile is one of the best ways to enjoy the Lakes and Mountains’ stunning landscape. Just rev up the engine and ride. The extensive Interconnected Trail System (ITS) runs on our Public Reserved Lands and state parks to local trails or those designated for just ATVs and snowmobiles.

ATV Riding

What enthusiasts like best about riding ATVs (all-terrain vehicles) is their ability to take on terrain from rocky climbs up a mountain, to smooth cruises through open plains. Explore extensive miles of ATV trails spanning mountains, forests, and meadows. Plus, its easy to find ATV-friendly lodging, rentals, and services throughout the region.

ATV Riding on Shared-Use Trails in Maine's Lakes and Mountains
Snowmobiling along Shared-Use Trails in Maine's Lakes and Mountains


Imagine flying across a meadow and over yonder hill, taking flight from the world we know as you speed along the miles of trails that criss-cross Maine’s Lakes and Mountains; every twist and turn leads to a snowmobiling adventure.

Just rev up the engine and ride. With over 3,000 miles of Maine trails maintained by local riding clubs, you’ll always find new places to explore amid the incredible scenery, fragrant pine forests, and wide-open plains. 


Mt. Blue State Park

Trailheads: Park Headquarters, Weld Length: 25 miles, Connects to ITS

ATV riders are welcome to experience 25 miles of challenging, shared-use trails in the largest state park in the region. During winter, the park’s trails are open for snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. In the summer months, the trails are open for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding.

The Whistle Stop Trail

Trailheads: West Farmington and French Falls Park Length: 14 miles

Offering a converted rail line between Jay and Farmington, this shared-use trail (both motorized and non-motorized) includes wetland wilderness and beaver habitat. Travel past waterfalls and take in the scenic mountain views along the way.

Moose Trail

Trailheads: Connects Rangeley, Stratton-Eustis, Kingfield, Salem, Strong, Avon, Phillips,
and Madrid to Rev-It-up in Sandy River Plantation Length: 138 miles

This ATV loop trail circles the heart of Franklin County, connecting trail systems for seven clubs offering the widest variety of trails in the East. Test your technical skill on steep trails, rocky outcroppings, and mud holes or tour wooded trails enjoying the scenery.

Androscoggin Riverlands State Park

Trailheads: Center Bridge Rd., Turner Length: 12 miles

Enjoy the park year-round. The shared-use trail is popular among ATV riders, snowmobilers, bicyclists, horseback riders, Nordic skiers, snowshoers, and hikers, while the Bradford Loop Trail requires advanced ATV and snowmobile riding skills.

The Rangeley Lakes Region ATV Trails

Trailheads: Depot St., Bemis Rd., Rangeley; Rev-It-Up, Sandy River Plantation, Phillips

This network of trails connects to towns such as Stratton, Eustis, Kingfield, Andover, Madrid, and Phillips. The trails offer scenic views of the area from Quill Hill Overlook Trail, Onion Valley lookout, and Canyon Loop Mountain view.

Rentals and Service

Ways to Adventure

Plan Your Trip

Maine’s Lakes and Mountains offers a variety of resources to help you plan your next visit, including an annual visitor’s guide, stand alone map, and the new Adventure Guide App.

Visitor's Guide

Our Free Visitor's Guide will help inspire your next adventure along our mountain trails, lakes, scenic byways, bustling towns and more.

Map of the Region

Companion to the Visitor Guide, our dual-sided planning map will help you find your way to adventure in every season throughout the region.

Adventure Guide App

The App will point the way to all kinds of adventures, experiences and destinations in Maine’s Lakes and Mountains with GPS location maps and alerts.

Maine's Lakes and Mountains by the numbers

4,000+ footers
Mountain Peaks
Lakes and Ponds
+Towns and Villages
Square Miles of Adventure
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