Snowmobiling in Maine's Majestic JoMary/Katahdin Region

Maine's finest snowmobile trails!

The JoMary Riders Snowmobile Club maintains over 100 miles of wilderness snowmobile trails with our three commercial-grade diesel powered groomers. Our trail maintenance staff has been recognized by the Maine Snowmobile Association as being "Trail Groomers of the Year."

The Club is located on South Twin Lake, eight miles outside Millinocket, Maine, and at the edge of the KI/JoMary multiple use forest that spans the high country known as Maine's famous 100 Mile Wilderness. The region lies between Mount Katahdin to the north, Moosehead Lake to the west, Sebec Lake to the south and the Penobscot River to the east.

From the parking lot on South Twin Lake one can ride for hundreds of miles through spectacular forests and over mountains without ever passing through populated areas. Nearly all the region's snowmobile trails are on level, wide, gravel roadbeds used by Maine's logging industry. These landowners thankfully allow use of their unplowed roads during the winter months for both our groomed trails and hundreds of miles of "off-trail" riding.

Along the way there are dozens of scenic spots, moose watching opportunities, and off-trail challenges such as riding to the top of Ragged Mountain.

Some of our fantastic groomed trail riding includes:

  • The Katahdin Loop Trail - the Club is directly on the "Loop" which offers a highly scenic ride around the North and South Twin Lakes, Pemadumcook Lake, Millinocket Lake and Elbow Lake. The trail passes by the town of Millinocket, as well as many ponds, streams, ridge tops and scenic views of Mt Katahdin.
  • The Pemadumcook Parkway - a fast and scenic alternate route from South Twin to ITS86, Abol Bridge and Kokadjo.
  • The B Pond Trail - running deep into the 100 Mile Wilderness, and connecting to trails leading to Kokadjo, the historic Katahdin Ironworks and the 110 Connector between Greenville (via Gulf Hagas and the B-52 Crash site) and Brownville. There is even has a side trail to scenic Gauntlet Falls.

JoMary Riders Snowmobile Club's trail system links to several other groomed trail systems to provide riders with an endless variety of routes. Our trails link directly to these destinations: Millinocket; Kokadjo; Ragged Lake; Rockwood; Northeast Carry; Pittston Farm; Greenville; Jackman; Brownville; Schoodic Lake; Abol Bridge; Shin Pond; Chesuncook Village; Baxter State Park; Katahdin Ironworks; Gulf Hagas; and Nahmakanta

Join Us

We welcome you to enjoy our trails, and hope you will join the JoMary Riders Snowmobile Club.

Support Snowmobiling and Fight with Us

We love to snowmobile and are willing to work hard to provide the best riding opportunities possible. But that takes major support from our landowners, our Legislature, and our business community.

Our Club must be heard. The Maine Snowmobile Association (MSA) must be heard. And you must be heard. That's where you come in. Every snowmobiler must make an ongoing effort to be heard - Not just by supporting a club or the MSA. The most effective way to protect your interests is for you to show up at Legislative hearings and industry meetings, writing to your Legislators, and writing to your newspapers.

Can our industry count on your support?

Thanks! See you on the trail.


Our Latest News and Reports

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Trail Grooming Report – March 30, 2017

Wednesday night (3/29/17) we groomed:

  • ITS 109 to ITS 86
  • Black Pond trail
  • ITS 111 to the Jo Mary Rd
  • B-Pond
  • Downtown connector

These trails are in Good to Excellent shape!

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Trail Grooming Report – March 24, 2017

Heading out ITS 109 at 5 pm – March 23, 2017

Thursday night 3/23/17 we groomed:

  • Russell Point
  • Parkway Scenic loop
  • ITS 109 to the Parkway
  • Parkway to the old Gun Barrel trail
  • Ragged Mtn. trail
  • Downtown connector

All trails in our system have been done over the last 2 nights and are in excellent condition. 14 degrees at 2 am – good temp to set trails up. Hope you all ENJOY the ride!!!

First Pass Behind the Groomer on ITS 109 – March 23, 2017

Ragged Mountain Trail – March 23, 2017

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Trail Grooming Report – March 23, 2017

Double Lanes of ITS 109 being groomed by 2-Groomers – March 22, 2017

The following trails were groomed on Wednesday night, March 22, 2017:

  • ITS 109
  • to ITS 86
  • Black Pond trail
  • PP x-over
  • ITS 111
  • B-Pond
  • Greenleaf/Gaunlet Falls loop
  • 109/111 x-over including scenic loop
  • Downtown connector
  • 109S toward Medway

All trails are in excellent condition – no dirt, no washouts, plenty of snow!

Double arrows mark a real sharp corner – March 22, 2017

Coming down Potaywadjo Ridge with Jo Mary Mountain in the back ground – March 22, 2017

Snow rolling off the blade to smooth some drifts – March 22, 2017

Got Snow? Yes, just a little snow rolling off the blade going thru some drifts. What would an operator do with out a good blade? Blades are used to pull snow into the trail, flatten drifts that would turn into bumps and scrape off muguls. Then the drag activates the snow crystals, spreads it out and smooths it down smooth. Ideally, it then gets a couple hours to harden up before riders come along and loosen it up again.

Snowing on ITS 109 today! – March 22, 2017

 

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Trail Grooming Report – March 17, 2017

Black Pond trail (ITS 86 on right – is not groomed by JoMary) – March 16, 2017

We packed from about 14 inches to 16 inches of fresh snow on Wednesday night. Snow was soft powder.

Black Pond trail – March 16, 2017

On Thursday night, March 16, we groomed the following trails. Some trails were groomed twice:

ITS 109 to ITS 86, Black Pond, PP x-over, B-Pond, Greenleaf/Gaunlet Falls loop, ITS 111, Ragged Mountain, 109/111 x-over, Downtown connector,109S toward Medway

There was heavy sled traffic up until Midnight on the trails Thursday. As a result, some didn’t have a chance to harden up fully.

Conditions today, Friday, began as packed powder. Then the trails were hit with a ton of traffic which chewed things up.

We are unable to groom a third night in a row (Friday) as all operators were unavailable – not to mention that we are currently $17,000 over our grant funding budget. Thanks to everyone who has contributed to our trail fund this year.

ITS 109 – March 16, 2017

Divided Route on ITS 109 – March 16, 2017

 

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Trail Grooming Report – March 16, 2017

Black Pond Trail with 16 inches new snow – March 15, 2017

South Twin Lake got approximately 12 inches of fresh snow on Tuesday night. It became very heavy snow once the sun hit it today. We packed the following trails Wednesday night:

  • ITS 109 to ITS 86
  • Black Pond
  • PP x-over
  • B-Pond
  • Greenleaf/Gaunlet Falls loop
  • Ragged Mtn. with the Fire tower
  • Greenleaf Mtn. look out
  • ITS 111
  • 109/111 x-over
  • Downtown connector
  • 109S toward Medway

Groomers will be back out Thursday evening to make it all perfect.

Lots of Fresh Snow – March 15, 2017

ITS109 with Fresh Snow – March 15, 2017

First Pass- March 15, 2017

 

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Trail Grooming Report – March 9, 2017

Loosening the surface crust – March 9, 2017

We have a very deep base and are using our blades to stir up all that snow.

On Thursday night we groomed:

  • ITS 111
  • ITS 109 to ITS 86
  • section of B-Pond
  • 109/111 x-over including the high road with the scenic view
  • Downtown connector
  • 109S toward Medway

Grooming will continue on Friday.

Loosening the surface on ITS 109 Scenic Loop – March 9, 2017

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Definitely Not Spring

Looking for a great ride? Jo Mary is the place.

Great view of Katahdin from a perfect trail – March 7, 2017

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Trail Grooming Report – March 4, 2017

Scenic view of Katahdin and South Twin Lake from ITS 109 – March 3, 2017

Three groomers went out Friday (3/3/17). Trails groomed were:

  • ITS 109 to ITS 86
  • PP x-over
  • Black Pond
  • B-Pond
  • ITS 111
  • Downtown connector
  • 109S toward Medway

Trails are in good shape with some lube. Filled in a washout on the 109N and the PP x-over. Use caution.

Great riding on the ITS 109 “Divided Highway” – March 3, 2017

Outbound Groomer on ITS 109 – March 3, 2017

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Trail Grooming Report – March 3, 2017

Last night we groomed:

  • The Parkway
  • Section of ITS 109
  • Ragged Mtn. trail
  • Fire tower
  • 109/111 x-over
  • Section of ITS 111
  • B-Pond
  • Greenleaf/Gaunlet Falls loop
  • Downtown connector
  • 109S toward Medway

Grooming will resume Friday night. Conditions are – plenty of snow, some ice from rain puddling, hard and flat with some lube. I would say Good conditions but use Caution!

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Trail Grooming Report – February 26, 2017

Downtown side of Wiley Bridge – NOT part of the JoMary Riders Trail System!

It’s not part of our trail system, we just took a picture of it. We stop grooming on the south/west end of the suspension bridge.

This photo shows the Millinocket side (north/east) of the Downtown trail. It is not our trail so we do not groom it! This trail could easily be groomed every night.

We groom our end almost every night. Unfortunately, this trail has way too many corners with blind hills because when this mult-use trail was built it was intended primarily for ATV’s so there was not much thought put into it. Now we are forced to deal with it in winter!

 

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