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
All Trails are now closed to ATV’s/UTV’s for snowmobile season. The only exception is ATV’s/UTV’s outfitted with snow tracks and registered as a snowmobile.
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. 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. 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 crossings 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.
ALL ICE/WATER CROSSINGS ARE RIDE AT YOUR OWN RISK.
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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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
Jan 9th - Social Night at China Rose 6pm
April 13th - MSA Maine Annual Meeting
June 9th - Ride & Social -United Trail Volunteers
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All Trails are now closed to ATV’s/UTV’s for snowmobile season. Exception - ATV/UTV's outfitted with snow tracks and registered as a snowmobile.