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October 29, 2021

Well it's that time of year Moose Alley is closing their trails. All trails are closed until spring. Unless you have written permission to be on landowners land then you can not be on their land. Doesn't matter if your just trying to get to a hunting spot or trying to get one last ride in. Please respect all our landowners and our system closing until spring. Please check with any club if you plan on riding and make sure their system isn't closed as hunting season is upon us. Thank you for great season and good luck to all hunters this weekend. Last meeting of the year will be November.

Central Maine ATV Club - Fairfield

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Been getting asked about the rail bed project a lot lately, time for an update, although there is not a lot to report. The latest and greatest is that PanAm has FILED the proper paperwork to abandon the tracks to the federal government, who in turn have to process said paperwork to formally allow the land to be sold. This part can still take months, so stay tuned.

Background for those who are not familiar. The state is in the process of purchasing approximately 25 miles of railbed from PanAm that is no longer used that stretches between Oakland and up through to North Anson following the Kennebec River pretty closely through Fairfield, Norridgewock, Madison. It has been "in the works" for over two years now. The state has agreed to pay $1 million and would then turn it into the next big rail trail. This rail trail would connect the Messalonskee Trail Riders ATV Club - Oakland, Central Maine ATV Club - Fairfield to the Madison - Anson ATV Club and beyond. The plan is to use the Powerlines from Embden up to Bingham which is another 14 miles give or take.

This would open our trail system up to the rest of the state and allow us to boogie up north anytime from right here! Currently the rail trail would stop shy of the town of Oakland due to the proximity of the schools to the railbed. Would be nice to get all the way into Oakland, but we will take what we can get.

The state plans to work this project from north to south, so this is still going to be a while. A reminder that these railbeds are all still the property of PanAm/CSX and therefore are still protected by the Federal Government and subject to all penalties related to trespassing on federal property.

Keep your fingers crossed this all goes through!

Douglas Dickinson, trailmaster CMATV Club

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