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 ATV Riding

ATV trails are open from mid May till the snow flies in late fall.

The Downeast Maine area offers world class ATV riding and some of the most scenic ATV trails in the state. Our trail system is immense with hundreds of miles of trails, dirt roads and technical riding. The Wilderness Lodge has much to offer the ATV enthusiast with trails starting right from the Lodge. Enjoy a riding experience that is truly as good as it gets.

Access over 750 miles of ATV trails with endless destinations and unlimited riding that takes you through unspoiled wilderness. The Downeast Trail Systems are accessible directly from the Lodge with a major trail going right though our parking lot. Experience unlimited great day trips into the Maine woods. Moose, bear, bald eagles, white-tailed deer, coyote, numerous species of birds and waterfowl are common sightings. Enjoy fishing, primitive camping, swimming and picnicking at any number of area lakes and streams.

  Stay and ride for a weekend or a week, groups welcome.

A Master Maine Guide is available to consult with daily on destinations, fishing spots, and points of interest. Trail maps are available at the Lodge and trails are clearly marked to provide hours of safe and fun riding.

Lodge Rates, Groups Only
 Does not include meals.

$40.00 per night - single room (1 person)

$65.00 per night  - double room (2 people)

$55.00 per night - double room (l person)

Meal Plans

$40.00 per day, per person for breakfast and dinner

$50.00 per day, per person for breakfast, lunch and dinner

* Rates apply to two or more nights. Tax not included. A 15% gratuity will be added to your bill on room and Meal Plans.*


Dear Matt and Lisa:

I just wanted to send a letter to truly thank you both for not only your friendly hospitality, but your incredible guidance of the ATV trail systems in your area.

At first I was a bit skeptical about my 2 young sons not getting bored or tired on such long rides. Well, your recommendation of which trails to take not only held their interest, but they still talk about it months later! From the vast blueberry fields, beautiful rustic bridge crossings, mountain views, to eagle nests and sprawling meadows, it was truly amazing. I have ridden many trails in many states and have never experienced that much fulfillment with a ride. Aside from the convenience of leaving right from the back of your lodge, all the trails were clearly marked and impeccably maintained. These trails really have something for everyone. My only complaint was not having more time to explore!!

Again, I can't tell you how much I appreciate your guidance and will be coming back up as much as possible. I have included some pictures (which do not do enough justice) of our ATV adventure.

Thank you and looking forward to next time.

Best regards,

The Betancourt Family


  • For official information and rules for Maine ATV use, visit the website

  • If you forgot to register your ATV, you can do this in town when you arrive.

  • To cross the border into Canada, you will need your ATV registration, Passport and insurance.

    For up to date requirements, go to US Customs & Border Protection.

  • A few essential items to take along when going out on the trails: water, first aid kit, basic spare parts and tool kit, compass, camera, binoculars, cooler, rain gear or extra clothing, sunscreen, bug repellant, extra gas can if you are planning a long ride, and of course, a trail map.

Note: Maine Law requires that you ride on marked designated trails only, unless you have written permission form the landowner. The landowners in this area have been very generous to us for public use. Please show respect to these private landowners who allow free access on their land by treating the land as if it were your own.