The North Franklin Snowmobile Club is looking for volunteers to help with the trails. We are a small, all volunteer, non-profit club that maintains 90 miles of municipal trails - ITS 84 and ITS 89 and local trails. The towns we cover are Phillips, Avon, Salem, Strong, Freeman and Madrid.|
Our local trails and ITS trails are in the heart of the Sandy River Valley. They have been maintained by local people in the area since 1970; unfortunately, we are getting older.
The North Franklin Snowmobile Club maintains the trails, which involves clearing trees, leveling the roadbeds, building bridges, filling potholes and winter grooming after each storm. Without this trail system, the local business owners would not have snowmobiles to add to the economy and keep the area growing. This access is very important to all area towns. If you love snomobiling or ATVing, you will love our trails but they need to be maintained.
Our trails are shared with dog mushers, cross-country skiers, snow-shoers and hikers. The trails are used in the summer by all, including ATV clubs, hikers, access to fishing, etc. Everyone is welcome!
We are looking for volunteers to help maintain these trails - club members and non-club members welcome. The North Franklin Snowmobile Club meets the 1st Sunday of each month from September through April at Shadagee Conference Room off Pleasant Street in Phillips, Maine at 5 p.m., starting off with a pot luck supper, followed by the meeting. (Our members are great cooks, by the way, always a fantastic meal!)
Come join us and meet the Trail Masters. They meet every Sunday morning at George Berry's garage.
If you need more information, call (207) 293-2938 or (207) 639-4674.