Tuesday, January 15, 2013
MDIF&W: Free Snowmobile Weekend Slated for January 25-27
Snowmobilers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont will have a chance to get outside their own state and discover new trails for free during the Reciprocal Snowmobile Weekend that will take place Jan. 25th through Jan. 27th (Friday to Sunday).
This open weekend allows all legally registered Maine snowmobiles to be operated in New Hampshire and Vermont without being registered in those states.
It also means that all snowmobiles legally registered in New Hampshire and Vermont can be operated in Maine without a current Maine registration. Snowmobilers can explore more than 13,000 miles of Maine's interconnected, groomed and marked trails.
The Maine Warden Service reminds snowmobilers to ride with caution at all times.
"With the increased traffic anticipated over the reciprocation weekend, we remind all riders to obey laws of prudent operation, do not drink and drive, and be mindful that this is a family sport so please keep our trails safe," said Maine Warden Colonel Joel Wilkinson. "Pay close attention to ice conditions on all Maine waterways especially when travelling at night. We hope that enthusiasts participate in this great opportunity to discover Maine's tremendous snowmobiling opportunity."
Snowmobilers should stay off roads, ride at a reasonable speed, use hand signals and ride to the right.
To register your snowmobile in Maine, visit https://www10.informe.org/ifw/atv-snow/
For information about snowmobile laws and rules in Maine, go to http://www.eregulations.com/maine/atv/snowmobile-laws-and-rules/