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    Southern Maine trail conditions

    I see lots of trail condition updates for NH and VT but what about Maine? Bradbury has a website that announces trail closures but other areas need coverage.

    - Smith preserve, Kennebunk
    - Blueberry Hill, Cumberland
    - River trail, Portland
    - Blackstrap hill, Falmouth
    - Bondbrook, Augusta

    I have been traveling and most recently sick so I have not been able to get out and check out the trails. If you have any info on any of the areas above please start a new thread.

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    I've never been to any of these places and actually come to think of it I've never ridden anything in Maine. I'd imagine there's some great stuff, hopefully I'll get a chance to visit this summer. Any recommendations for a first timer in Maine?

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    "In general", things are drying nicely.
    Trails that have no land manager also don't have a website with trail status.
    Bradbury and Town of Falmouth trails (Blackstrap) are still currently closed.
    If the trails are not closely managed you may need to use your judgement and stay off them if they are too wet.
    A suggestion is to go onto Facebook and like the Greater Portland Chapter of NEMBA to get updates as they happen. To support local trails, you could also join NEMBA! The latest issue of NEMBA Singletracks had a multi-page article on places to ride in Maine.
    The answer on 'where to ride' depends on how far you want to drive, Maine is a big place. Bradbury Mountain is a great start - camping onsite, with 20+ miles of well mapped and signed singletrack.

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    Thanks, fish. I'm already a NEMBA member, I didn't see the latest singletracks issue, I'll have to stop by the JRA and grab it. I'm pretty flexible about driving, I've headed out up to 5 hours before to checkout great stuff. One of the things I love about living in New England is that every corner of the region seems to be filled with ever expanding singletrack and there is awesome momentum everywhere I go, it's a great thing to see.

    Bradbury does sound like a nice area. I've heard a lot about Mount Agamenticus as one of the most technical trail sy

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    Bradbury is open again. Going to bond brook in Augusta tomorrow.

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    Re: Southern Maine trail conditions

    Both Clifford park and smith preserve are good to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickcarll View Post
    Both Clifford park and smith preserve are good to go.

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    Thanks. Riding Smith today.

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    I was at Blackstrap last weekend and have been doing the river trail daily. Some downed trees that need to be cleared at Blackstrap but other than that it was incredible. River trail is in good shape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdg3d View Post
    I was at Blackstrap last weekend and have been doing the river trail daily. Some downed trees that need to be cleared at Blackstrap but other than that it was incredible. River trail is in good shape.
    I would give blackstrap a rest after today. that marine clay loves to hold the water

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    If anyone does find blowdowns or any other trail issues - please take the GPS coordinates and send them to the land managers so they can deal with the issue before a bypass gets ridden in. Thank you!

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