Northern Maine Off-Road Trail System Named One of Best in Entire Country
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As anyone who lives in Maine already knows, the state is an outdoor paradise. It doesn't matter what season or region; Maine is a 365-day playground. So, it should come to no surprise that one of the state's most popular outdoor activities was just nationally recognized.
The off-roading online store and enthusiast blog sidebysidegarage.com recently released its list for the best off-road trails for ATV's (all-terrain vehicles) and UTV's (utility task vehicles). One of the trail systems selected can be found right here in the Pine Tree State.
Maine's own Aroostook County ATV Trails was included as one of the 10 best trail systems for ATVs in the country. At least that's according to sidebysidegarage.com, and by probably anyone who has spent any time on the Northern Maine trails. The system is immensely vast, with over 1,000 miles of action-packed fun. The system includes various terrains like woods, mud, gravel, and plenty of hills. There is no lack of excitement up in these county trails.
Here is a little of what sidebysidegarage.com had to say about Aroostook County's trail system.
The 1,000+ miles make it easy for riders to see a lot without leaving their seat on their ATV or side by side....While you can find plenty of nature waiting for discovery just about anywhere in the state, it's advantageous if your ride takes you through Aroostook County trails. From its pristine forests to rolling hills, there's always something new around every turn in this trail!
That is quite the endorsement from the popular off-roading site. It's also yet another example of outsiders realizing how amazing this state truly is.
It should be noted that Maine doesn't limit its amazing trail system to the north. The state boasts over 6,000 miles of ATV and UTV trails, making it easy for any rider to find great trails near them. And with the rise in popularity of side-by-sides, it seems more people than ever are looking to get out and enjoy Maine's trails.
Congrats to Aroostook County on getting the national love. As a Mainer, it's easy to feel a sense of pride when our little state gets recognition, especially when it's well-deserved like this.
Here's a link to the full trail system up in the County. Happy riding, folks. And stay safe out there.