Blog :: 08-2020

Snowmobiling and ATV'ing in Maine

ATV Trails in MaineIt’s no secret that Maine is known for its stunning scenic views. One of the best ways to enjoy them is direct from the scenery itself, on the several thousand miles of trail systems from a snowmobile or ATV. The extensive trail system has over 4,000 miles of primary trail and 10,000 more of groomed additional trails crossing public and private land. Below are two of our favorite trails that vary in distance. 

Kennebec River Loop

For a short ride, we would recommend the Kennebec River Loop. At just 20 miles, this loop is perfect for a quick ride. This trail offers incredible views of the river, followed by panoramic views of Maine’s western mountains. 

Jackman / Coburn Mountain Loop

For a longer ride, take the Jackman / Coburn Mountain Loop, which runs about 130 miles. This loop features a ride through town, scenic views of the river, and of course, amazing mountain views.

If you’d like to learn more about the scenic views and our trail systems in Maine, or our local real estate listings, contact Meservier & Associates today!

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    Best Dog-Friendly Beaches Near Portland, ME

    Maine Dog Friendly BeachesWant to take your furry friend with you on a relaxing beach trip? It can be hard to find beaches that accommodate dogs, and the restrictions can be confusing. At most beaches, there are different regulations depending on the time of year and time of day. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a beach that allows dogs to be off-leash during the summer season, but keep reading for a guide to the rules and regulations of the most dog-friendly beaches near Portland, ME. 

    East End Beach

    East End Beach, located on the Eastern Promenade Trail in Portland, is one of the most popular beaches for dog-owners. Before Memorial Day and after Labor Day, dogs are allowed to be off leash and under voice control during all park hours (5AM-10PM). During the summer season, however, dogs are only welcome on the beach before 9AM or after 5PM, but can be off-leash and are welcome to play together, given that they respond to voice commands. 

    Willard Beach

    Located in South Portland, Willard Beach has many of the same rules and regulations as East End Beach. Starting May 1 and ending September 30, dogs are permitted between the hours of 7AM and 9AM, and 7PM and 9PM. Dogs may be unleashed, but you must keep them under control and clean up after them. From October 1-April 30, dogs are allowed on the beach between 6AM and 9PM. If your dog is off-leash, they must be kept within 100 feet and must be kept away from sand dune vegetation. 

    Ferry Beach

    Ferry Beach is a popular tourist destination in Scarborough. From May 15 to Labor Day, dogs are only permitted on the beach from sunrise to 9AM, when they can be off-leash, and from 5 PM to sunset, when dogs must be leashed at all times. Starting after Labor Day, unleashed dogs are allowed on the beach from sunrise to sunset, except for the hours of 1-3PM when they must be leashed. 

    Pine Point Beach

    Scarborough’s Pine Point Beach is a long, sandy beach down the strip from Old Orchard. The beach is a popular spot for families looking for a fun day filled with water sports, great food, and relaxing on the sand. Pine Point has the same restrictions as Ferry Beach and also has a restricted area that is defined as that portion of the beach from the main beach access path at Hurd Park north to the Scarborough River. From April 1 to the day after Labor Day, this area is strictly prohibited to off-leash dogs due to the protection of endangered species Piping Plovers. 

    If you’d like to learn more about the beautiful state of Maine, or about local real estate opportunities, be sure to contact Meservier & Associates.

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