A Maine ATV and Snowmobile club for Topsham and the surrounding towns. We have trails on both sides of town. One set starts out at J&S Oil on Route 196. The other set starts out at Mt. Ararat High School off Rt 201 and goes through some great areas, passes over Middlesex Road about a mile up from Rusty's Store, down around the pond near the local redemption site and some go up into Bowdoin/Bowdoinham. In the winter you can even go so far as Brunswick and West Bath. 
 
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 All ATV trails are operated on privately owned land, individuals damaging or abusing their property will result in the loss of all ATV trails for everyone.
 Operating an ATV in wetlands, marshes, rivers, and streams is illegal in Maine. 
RESPECT LANDOWNERS - STAY ON MARKED TRAILS AND OBEY ALL POSTED SIGNS. USE IS A PRIVILEGE, NOT A RIGHT. RIDE AT OWN RISK. 

Trail Update from Trailmaster Charlie Parkinson

1/13/18 Due to lack of snow in our fields and trail system we are closing all trails till further notice to protect our landowners property. We will put a notice out when we reopen. Please Stay Off The Trails!

ALL RIDERS ARE REQUIRED TO STAY 25 FEET AWAY FROM ALL POWER POLES AND GUIDE WIRES.

Its SNOWMOBILE season again. The Trails will be open to snowmobiles once all cattle fences have been opened, all trail obstructions have been removed, and the trails properly signed. The Trails for snowmobile season this year have several major changes to what riders are used to, trail #1C dead ends before the Lisbon town line on ward rd. with no way to get around the closure. There is no trail that connects both sides of town together anymore. We are in the process of clearing the new trail #5 again due to storm damage. Snowmobiles are not allowed on Trail #1B this is an ATV only trail. If you have not looked at the new trail map you need to so that you ride on the correct trails this season. We have many water crossing and we try to keep an eye on them for your safety. If you see a sign that says thin ice, or trail closed, please stay off. If you see something that you think is not safe please let myself or Tim know ASAP.


THE ATHLETIC FIELDS, PARKING LOTS, AND SCHOOL GROUNDS OF MT ARARAT HIGH SCHOOL ARE OFF LIMITS TO SNOWMOBILES. THE TOWER AREA AND TOWER ROAD ARE ALSO OFF LIMITS TO SNOWMOBILES.


The only authorized parking lot to use is across from the bus garage for loading and unloading. Without property owners consent there would be no trails for people to ride. Take the extra time now to look over your sleds and make sure they are ready for some fun in the snow without the headache of being stuck out in the winter wonderland walking when you should be riding.

The trails will be closed to all ATV's/UTV’s with the exception of tracked ATV’s/UTV’s registered as snowmobiles for snowmobile season. I hope everyone enjoys their holiday season. We will be looking for people to help with trail setup and grooming this snowmobile season.

ATV’S ARE NOT ALLOWED ON TTR SNOWMOBILE ONLY TRAILS, IF CAUGHT ON THESE TRAILS YOU WILL BE CHARGED WITH FELONY TRESPASSING.

There are several areas on the trails that people have been making their own trail for one reason or another, this is not permitted under the agreement we have with the landowners. There are also people using the authorized trails and then going on property that is posted no trespassing to get to and from their houses, making their own trail and angering the land owner this needs to stop. Please stay on established trails if not we could lose the use of the trails all together. Please use Marked Bridges to cross WET, STREAM or Marsh areas on the trails. Failure to do so will result in sections of the trail being CLOSED permanently by landowners. Operating an ATV in wetlands, marshes, rivers, and streams is illegal in Maine.

Land Owners have the right to stipulate what can and cannot be operated on the trails that use their property. If these stipulations are not followed the club will lose the use of that land owners property. Individuals damaging or abusing their property will result in the loss of all trails for everyone.

The Speed limit in residential areas like Bay Park and Topsham Crossing is 15MPH to help keep dust and noise to a minimum.

RESPECT LANDOWNERS - STAY ON MARKED TRAILS AND OBEY ALL POSTED SIGNS. USE IS A PRIVILEGE, NOT A RIGHT. RIDE AT OWN RISK.

While riding please wear proper protective equipment and keep speeds at a safe level. Ride Smart, Ride Safe, Ride Sober.

Again, if you’re out on the trail please bring a pair of clippers or even a small saw to help cut back the new growth from the summer. Every snip helps.







Topsham Trailriders Club
Box 421
Topsham, ME 04086

Copyright 2017  
Topsham Trailriders

NOTICE TO ALL ON/OFF ROAD MOTORCYCLE/DIRTBIKE RIDERS

Our Club this past year had several incidents of On-Off Road M/Cs causing problems with several of our landowners. One of those land owners has chosen to close his land to everyone including, Atv, M/C, Bikes, and walkers.  This is mostly Because of no respect of the M/C users just abusing the property and landowner. We have other areas in our town that are also receiving complains about the lack of respect from them. We’ve decided after much thought to close our trails to M/Cs use  due to these complaints and also that many of our trails are on property owned by Power Companies that have a policy that there will be no M/C on their land. The notice attached sadly is now the rule. Please if you’re on Ours or another club trail system respect all land owners! We will now use signs/cameras to enforce  this new rule. We also have had created  Land Owner contact magnets so they will have someone to contact when problems happen immediately.

Please Respect your Land Owners if you don’t we will not have a place to ride!

Dan Parlin, TTR President

Topsham Trailriders Club
Box 421
Topsham, ME 04086




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Due to lack of snow in our fields and trail system we are closing all trails till further notice to protect our landowners property. 
We will put a notice out when we reopen. Please Stay Off The Trails!
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1st Monday of the month - Regular Club Meeting 7pm

3rd Monday of the month - Board of Directors Meeting 7pm

2nd Wednesday of the month-
Social night 6pm

Upcoming Events

Jan 10th - Social Night at Topsham Fair Ground Cafe 6pm

Jan 20th - TTR Bean Supper 4-6pm

Jan 29th - TTR Club Meeting (new sched)

Feb 17th - TTR Bean Supper 4-6pm

March 17th - TTR Bean Supper 4-6pm





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**SPECIAL NOTES FROM OUR TRAILMASTER **
There are several areas on the trails that people have been making their own trail for one reason or another, this is not permitted under the agreement we have with landowners. 
Please stay on established trails if not we could lose the use of the trails all together. Please use Marked Bridges to cross WET, STREAM or Marsh areas on the trails. Failure to do so will result in sections of the trail being CLOSED permanently by landowners.

Operating an ATV in wetlands, marshes, rivers, and streams is illegal in Maine. 
We have lost the use of the connector trail (#3) due to disrespect of Landowners and their property. As a result there is no way to get from one side of town to the other.Dirt bikes are not allowed on CMP Property period. The following trails are on CMP property #1A, #1B, RACE TRACK, #1C, #2, and #4 from RT.196 to RT.24. Any dirt bike caught on these trails will be charged with criminal trespass. 

Please stay off the trails during and just after heavy rains. This cuts down on the damage that has cost our club a lot of time and money to keep the Land Owners happy. Please ride safe out there on or off our trails, fun is to be had without getting hurt. Enjoy the ride this summer and always respect the land to which you ride on and the land owners which allow us to ride.   Permission required. A person may not operate an ATV on the land of another without the permission of the landowner or lessee. Permission is presumed on designated state approved ATV trails or in areas open to ATVs by landowner policy. A landowner may limit the use of a designated state-approved ATV trail on that landowner's property through agreements with the State or an ATV club to address environmental, public safety or management concerns. Written permission of the landowner or lessee is required on cropland or pastureland or in an orchard. As used in this subsection, “cropland” means acreage in tillage rotation, land being cropped and land in bush fruits, and “pastureland” means acreage devoted to the production of forage plants used for animal production.

The Speed limit is 15 MPH in the power line behind Gloria’s on rte. 196, if this speed limit is not followed the trail will be closed permanently. 
The Speed limit in residential areas like Bay Park and Topsham Crossing is 15MPH to help keep dust and noise to a minimum. 
All ATV trails are operated on privately owned land, individuals damaging or abusing these properties will result in the loss of all ATV trails for everyone. 

TRUCKS AND CARS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON ATV/SNOWMOBILE TRAILS IN THE STATE OF MAINE WITHOUT LAND OWNER PERMISSION. 
 RESPECT LANDOWNER’S - STAY ON MARKED TRAILS AND ONLY MARKED TRAILS AND OBEY ALL POSTED SIGNS. USE IS A PRIVILEGE, NOT A RIGHT. RIDE AT OWN RISK. 

While riding please wear proper protective equipment and keep speeds at a safe level. Ride Smart, Ride Safe, Ride Sober.
Again, if you’re out on the trail please bring a pair of clippers or even a small saw to help cut back the new growth from the summer. Every snip helps.