Maine ATV Program

What we do:

  • Establish trail systems and produce maps
  • Help solve landowner/user conflicts
  • Help organize clubs
  • Provide grants to clubs and municipalities
  • Provide trail signs and sign guidelines
  • Provide club and landowner insurance

Most of the hundreds of miles of ATV trails located throughout Maine are on private land and are maintained by local clubs. Cooperative agreements between private landowners, ATV clubs, and the Bureau's ATV Program are key to the success of the trail system.

It is important to note that without the use of private land, most trails wouldn't exist and your ability to ride is a privilege that is granted to you by the landowner. Please respect their wishes and their land as if it were your own. Remember that many of these trails are not open during mud season. Please call ahead before riding in the spring. TREAD LIGHTLY!

Trail Maps

  • State ATV Trail Map - to request a copy to be mailed to you:
    • Call (207) 287-2751 or within Maine call 1-888-386-3288
    • In your message please provide:
      1. Your Name
      2. Postal Address
      3. Phone Number

Multi-use Rail Trails

Several state-owned or leased abandoned rail beds are available for multiple-use, including three-season ATV use, such as the Aroostook Valley Trail, the Bangor and Aroostook Trail, and the Jay to Farmington Trail which are all owned by the Bureau of Parks and Lands.

Three additional ATV trail systems are maintained by the ATV Program. They are the Mt. Blue, Turner, and Summerhaven use areas. Many of these trails are maintained for multiple-use which includes mountain biking and equestrian use.

Multi-use Road Systems

Many of the Public Reserved Lands road systems are open to ATV use.

  • If ATV use is allowed on a road it will be marked with a shared use sign.
  • If there are designated ATV trail systems they will have the regular ATV trail signs on them. If roads or trails don't have these signs then ATV use is prohibited!

Game Management District roads (The Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife) are generally open to ATV use however, remember to always tread lightly and be respectful of other users of these properties.

Grants

The ATV Program has funding available in the form of Club Grants and Municipal Grants to help in the construction and maintenance of ATV trails. We also provide insurance to protect landowners and clubs involved with ATV trails. In addition we provide signs and have trail signing guidelines so that trails are basically all marked the same. These services are all provided at no cost as part of the program which is funded by a portion of the ATV registration fee.