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.
Come join us out on the trails...
ALL RIDERS ARE REQUIRED TO STAY 25 FEET AWAY FROM ALL POWER POLES AND GUIDE WIRES.
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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
All Trails are now closed for Mud Season
THE TRAILS ARE EXPECTED TO REOPEN MID MAY - JUNE -WEATHER AND TRAIL CONDITIONS PERMITTING. THERE IS NO SET DATE FOR THE TRAILS TO OPEN. MANY FACTORS AFFECT THE TRAILS OPENING DATE WEATHER, TRAIL DAMAGE, AND MOST IMPORTANT THE LAND OWNER.
THE USE OF ATV'S ON A CLOSED TRAIL DURING MUD SEASON IS CONSIDERED FELONY TRESPASSING.
If you see anyone on the trails or getting ready to head out on the trails, please inform them the trails are closed till they dry up. I will remove all the signs and chains as soon as they are ready for use. We will have some working weekends over the next month so if you can spare some time please give me a call. The trails are drying up slowly, the frost heaves are settling down and the snow is all gone. The east side of town has some erosion.
If the trails are posted as closed and the entry way is blocked then the trails are closed to all motorized vehicles period. Going around or through the barriers and riding the trails anyway is felony trespassing and jeopardizes the use of all trails, all individuals caught doing so can deal with the Game Wardens.
The Trails are going to need a lot of work in order to prepare them for the opening of the season this year. We will start doing trail work on the weekends; weather permitting. All are welcome and encouraged to help the trail maintenance crew prep for opening day. We will have some working weekends over the next 2 months so if you can spare some time please give me a call.
THINK AND DRIVE
1. Make sure your registration is up to date. Properly attach your Registration stickers.
2. Check your helmet. Invest in a new one if it’s damaged by any dents or cracks.
3. Give your ATV a twice-over. Check that all equipment, including brakes, lights, engine, and tires are in good condition and functioning properly.
The parking area across from the HS bus garage is still open for use during construction. If this parking area gets closed any time during construction please use the parking area directly across the street to park.
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.
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 trail. Every snip helps.
Topsham Trailriders Club
Topsham, ME 04086
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
Topsham, ME 04086
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A Special Thanks To
Our Business Sponsors
Freeport Auto Parts
Last 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
Mar 29-31 - Sportsman Show at Augusta Civic Ctr
Apr 10th - Social Nite
April 13th - MSA Maine Annual Meeting
June 9th - Ride & Social -United Trail Volunteers
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All Trails are now closed for Mud Season - weather and trail conditions permitting- we hope to open the trails in mid May early June - Check here or our facebook page for notice when they open! Full Report