Trail Access – Update 12/3/14

Our club is truly amazed and grateful for the outpouring of support we have received in the last day and a half, regarding your love for the Moosehead Lake Region snowmobile program and our club efforts in working through trail access issues that have come up this fall.  Thank you to those of you that took the time to attend this evenings selectman meeting (even with the messy roads) and to those of you that voiced your support on our Facebook page and in writing to our town manager.

The Greenville town manager and selectmen are working closely with us to find a solution to the trail closure and their support has been very important as we move forward in developing a plan for trail access.  It is evident they recognize the efforts we have made, that they are supportive of our club and clearly understand the importance of snowmobiling to our community and our economy.  We are very appreciative of their continued support. 

In order to make everyone understand, due to the landowner shut down, we have a gap in our trail system on the east side of the lake just beyond the Moosehead Riders clubhouse (Scammon Ridge).  We have created a few different scenarios and proposed them to the town selectman to help assist in landowner relations in the process to develop a new connector trail, linking the clubhouse and the other side of the ridge.  We have worked tirelessly to find a fix for the 2014-2015 season, even if not the permanent solution, we need a solution for this upcoming year and have nearly exhausted all options.  To sum up what tonight’s meeting meant for us: we asked our supporters to raise their voices and show their support for snowmobiling in our area to prove to all the non supporters that this is truly important and worthwhile.  We were heard!  Thank you!  In a nutshell, this evening the selectman approved to send a letter to Scammon Road landowners to request their permission to allow snowmobile access on a section of Scammon Road for the 2014-2015 season, in order to keep our trail system intact.

Now what?  We wait to hear from the selectman and town manager, to communicate the response they receive from Scammon Road landowners.  We should know more in the next couple of weeks.  Time is of the essence, but we also are optimistic that we will no more by Christmas.  What a gift that would be!  Thankfully, we don’t begin grooming until after Christmas ordinarily, so we are hopeful this will come together at the nick of time.  Please continue to be involved, watch for updates and stay positive with us during this challenging time.  We can’t thank you enough for all of your support!

From all of us at Moosehead Riders Snowmobile Club, THANK YOU!!

Jessica –  webmaster@mooseheadriders.com

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