E-Ville Riders Snowmobile Club

 

Snowmobile Trails

The local residents have the right of way on the trails.

 

We have groomed picturesque trails

All trail inquires should be made to Trailmaster

 Angelo D'Ambrosio 

 

Area Clubs go to the link page

LINK PAGE

IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY WHILE SNOWMOBILING IN OUR AREA CALL

911

THE DISPATCHER WILL ADVISE YOU

Be sure to have it on your cell phone

 

E-Ville Riders Snowmobile Trails

 THE MAP WILL BE UPDATED AS WE WORK ON TRAILS

 

ITS Trails

RED IS ITS TRAILS        GREEN IS CONNECTOR TRAILS

Snowmobiling Hand Signals
 

 

JUDGING ICE CONDITIONS

"Thick and blue, tried and true. Thin and crispy, way to risky."

The ice traveler should look for bluish ice that is at least 4 to 6 inches thick, in order to support people and their gear.  Even if the weather has been below freezing for several days, don't guess about ice thickness.  Check ice in several places.  Use an auger, spud, or axe to make a test hole, beginning at shore and continuing as you go out.

If ice at the shoreline is cracked or squishy, stay off.  Don't go on the ice during thaws.  Watch out for thin, clear or honeycomb-shaped ice.  Dark snow and dark ice are other signs of weak spots.

Choose small bodies of water.  Rivers and lakes are prone to wind and wave action, which can break ice up quickly.  Avoid areas with currents, around bridges and pressure ridges.

" Wait for a long cold spell, then test the ice thoroughly."

In the wintertime, outdoor enthusiasts frequently need to know how thick the ice is and whether it is safe to walk across it.  The American Pulpwood Association has published a hand reference chart that gives a good rule-of-thumb for ponds and lake ice thickness.

This table is for clear, blue ice on lakes.  Reduce the strength values by 15% for clear blue river ice.  Slush ice is only one-half the strength of blue ice.  This table does not apply for parked loads. 

 

Ice Thickness
(in inches)
Permissible Load - Clear, Blue Lake Ice
(Reduce strength values for other types of ice)
   
2 One person on foot
3 Group of people walking single file
7-1/2 Passenger car (2 ton gross)
8 Light truck (2-1/2 ton gross)
10 Medium truck (3-1/2 ton gross)
12 Heavy truck (7-8 ton gross)
15 Heavy truck (10 ton gross)
20 25 tons
25 45 tons
30 70 tons
36 110 tons


Tread Lightly and Ride Safe

ON PUBLIC AND PRIVATE LANDS

 

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Elliottsville Twp.  and Onawa is located just off the Moosehead Trail in the 100 mile wilderness between Guilford and Greenville. Elliottsville has great Fishing, Hunting and Snowmobiling. Our Snowmobile Trails are Groomed and well maintained, they are great for family riding.

We also have many unique towns near by Dover-Foxcroft, Guilford, Willimantic, Sangerville, Abbot, Abbot Village, Blanchard, Shirley, Monson and Greenville. 

Come and enjoy our trails that are surrounded by the beauty of the Appalachian Trail, Bodfish Valley,  Big Wilson Stream, Borestone Mountain, Barren Mountain, Benson Mountain, Greenwood Mountain, Greenwood Pond, Sebec Lake, Onawa Trestle and Onawa Lake. Close by we have Monson Pond and Lake Hebron in the town of Monson Maine.

Fishing at it's finest Brook Trout, Salmon and Lake Trout ( Togue ) in the Lakes Ponds and Streams. ( Onawa Lake, Greenwood Pond Grindstone Pond, Sebec Lake, Monson Pond, Lake Hebron, Shirley Pond and Moosehead Lake to name a few. Most of them are also Ice Fishing Waters.

We have it all in this section of Maine. It is place to enjoy all seasons Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter in Elliottsville Moosehead Trail 100 Mile Wilderness.