This post is meant to inform, not alarm. We are working tirelessly as a club with landowners, the Town of Greenville, MSA, and IF&W rep on efforts to create an alternate trail on the east side of Moosehead Lake. As many of you are aware, from our previous “Landowner Trail Access” post or through our Facebook page, town meetings or word on the street; the Scammon Ridge section of our trail system is closed, due to one landowner that is no longer allowing trail access on the property. We have looked at alternate routes and proposed a few scenarios to the Town of Greenville selectman, in the effort of getting their support with landowner relations. Here is where we are at:
Tomorrow, December 3 at 6:30 PM at the Town Office in Greenville, Maine, there will be an opportunity for public comment regarding the proposal of the new trail on Scammon Road and the town taking over this road, year round. Please make every effort to attend and voice your SUPPORT. Snowmobiling in the Moosehead Lake Region is vital to our economy.
The most recent trail access issue that came up in the last few days is that there is active logging on the Brochu Road, which is one major connector from Greenville to The Forks. Granted, there are alternate routes to get from here to there, but ITS 86 is the most direct way. We are working directly with the landowner to navigate around the active logging section. At this point, talks are positive that they will help to cut out a new trail for us to go around the active logging. We will keep you posted on these efforts. Today, a club member and the trail master will be out looking at the possibilities for the alternate route.
Thank you to all our members for your continued support. We will continue to keep you informed of the ongoing challenges we are running in to and what we are doing to make the 2014-2015 snowmobile season in the Moosehead Lake Region, another great season of riding for all of us!
Jessica – PR/webmaster Moosehead Riders Snowmobile Club