DrMud planted the seed on my Trail Jelousy thread to plan a 3 or 4 day ride here in Maine, and I think it's a great idea. The land we ride on is about 90% privately owned by forest products companies, blueberry growers and the like. No huge tracts of BLM land or National Forest land here. There are dozens of atv clubs whose members work hard to maintain landowner relations, trails, etc. Due to the dense forest and topography the majority of the riding is on old twitch trails, camp roads, and current logging roads. There will be tight, rough mucky trails, open gravel road trail, public road atv access connectors, low bogs, high ridges, etc. Not a lot of wide open vistas like out west, of course, but there will be areas with nice views. You might see moose, deer, loons, ducks, bobcat, or nothing! There are about 6000 miles of designated atv trail in Maine, so we have a lot to choose from. It would be cool to show a few of you that have never been to the north woods what it's like up here. So I am starting to gather up trail maps, contact clubs, etc. to see what might make for a great ride if some of you guys can make it up here next year. When I get 2 or 3 good options put together, I'll add to this thread with links to the clubs, lodging, etc. I am currently thinking about one of three options. A good loop here in eastern Maine which would be the most "family friendly" riding I think.Or, up in the Moosehead Lake area, or over around the western mountain area near Rangeley with the right planning there can be some more challenging sections of trail with plenty of easy riding as well. I'm already getting pretty cranked up about it! Hope we can pull it off.