Now that the holiday season is over, it’s time to get out on the trails and enjoy the beautiful, fresh powder. Mother Nature seems downright enthusiastic about supporting the cause! With a foot of snow already on the ground, another foot on the way, and more snow forecast for next week, the stars are aligning for a spectacular sledding season. And, speaking of stars, there’s no better place to discover the wonders of the night sky – and night riding — than Patten. Here’s one of the best snowmobile day trips in Northern Maine, you do not want to miss!
The Best Snowmobile Day Trip in Northern Maine
Camp Katahdin’s gorgeous Denney Lodge is but a two mile jaunt from the 112 connector which will take you anywhere you want to go in the state. A great way to kick off the season is to head east to Linneus, home of Grammy’s Country Inn, about a 70 miles ride.
After reaching Island Falls on Connector Trail 112, continue on ITS 83 through the picturesque Oakfield hills and ride adjacent to the sprawling, 48 turbine wind farm. Rising up 456’, they’re something to see.
Pictured is the Mt.Katahdin view from Camp Katahdin Trails. Also pictured, Camp Katahdin’s Wendell Farm, one of our other snowmobile lodgings for rent.
Once at Grammy’s the extensive menu and huge portions will satisfy all of your riding partners. See our pics of Grammy’s below. But don’t just take our word for it: the February 2018 edition of Snow Goer Magazine listed Grammy’s as one of their 101 top pit stops!
Snowmobile Lodge in Northern Maine
Wherever you decide to roam, you will enjoy relaxing and reliving your experiences by the fireplace when you return to Denney Lodge. The chef’s kitchen with a huge, double oven Wolf gas range presents all kinds of options for making something tasty for hungry sledders.
Kitchen amenities include cookware from Le Creuset, All-Clad and KitchenAid. Coffee drinkers will enjoy a full range of coffee makers from Keurig, Nespresso and Bonavita. Roughing it in the wilderness of northern Maine was never so luxurious!
Tips for Snowmobile Lodgers in Patten, Maine
One last thing: don’t let the map fool you. Although the town of Patten is on the western edge of “civilization” in this part of Maine, adjacent to one of the largest wilderness areas in the lower 48 states, it is fully prepared to support the adventure traveler.
With a Hannaford grocery store, hardware store, pharmacy, bank, gift shops, restaurants, NAPA dealer, and gasoline available 7 days a week, no other small town in northern Maine offers as many services! Denney Lodge is perfectly positioned and appointed to help your winter vacation be all you want it to be!
Denney Lodge at Camp Katahdin is a luxury lodge in Northern Maine that sits right on Maine’s ITS Connector 112. It sleeps 15 and comes with a brand new Chef’s kitchen. Step out your door and jump on your sleds to connector 112 for an amazing day trip. Read more about our lodge and other snowmobile rental properties here:
- Grammy’s Country Inn Facebook post: “We are honored to be named as one of the 101 Top Snowmobiling Pitstops in America by Snow Goer magazine. We were nominated by snowmobile insiders, magazine readers and visitors to Snow Goer’s website and social media pages. We are excited to be selected as the best of the best. The article, found in the February 2018 issue of Snow Goer, features great trail-side pitstops. We love being able to support our local sled club and provide a warm place to get some great food. We have to thank our crew for helping provide a friendly and fun atmosphere. Thanks again. Have a safe and fun snowmobile season.”
- Map of Oakfield wind farm
- Patten’s Rockabema Snowmobile Club: The above mentioned trails can change from year to year due to logging and even change during the season. This blog post is for informational purposes only. Please take care and time to plan your snowmobile trips by contacting the local snowmobile clubs.