P.O. Box 269
Millinocket, Maine 04462
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the founders of the Northern Timber Cruisers Snowmobile Club.
Some of the most stunning
winter scenery in the state lies here in the Katahdin Area. Located just
off Interstate 95 we have hundreds of miles of groomed trails, sled rentals, and
comfortable accommodations and trailside restaurants.
Bob was a
strong supporter of the snowmobiling program in the Katahdin Region and displayed that support through his position as a
Millinocket Town Councilor.
Bob Mattall, "Whitewater" as he was known to many,
enjoyed the outdoors and particularly enjoyed canoeing the East Branch River
with his good friend Greg. Bob also enjoyed snowmobiling with his friends in the
Kellog Mountain, Sandy Stream and Katahdin Lake country.
Bridge Across Millinocket Stream
It was in February of 1991 when Georgia
Pacific Corporation of Millinocket, Maine notified the Northern Timber Cruisers
Snowmobile Club that the Stacyville Road section of I.T.S. 86 from the clubhouse
to Whetstone Falls Bridge would not be available for snowmobile travel for the
next 7 to 10 years due to logging operations in that area.
On this page you will find a list of supporting
businesses in the Millinocket area.
Sanders was was an avid supporter
of the snowmobiling program as well as the Northern Timber Cruisers Snowmobile
Club while in his 20 year tenure as a Millinocket Town Councilor and as a
resident of the community.
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The Northern Timber Cruisers Cross Country Ski
Club grooms and maintains over 20 miles of wilderness cross country ski trails.
It is one of the few areas that provides track set trails and scenic views based
on a no use fee.
Country Ski Trail Conditions
For the latest cross country ski trail conditions
for the NTCSC and bait Hole Systems.
Directions To Us
Go to the Earth Map
website and find travel routes and directions to enjoy your vacation in the
Douglas Lewis Farquhar
Douglas worked at the Great Northern Paper Company in Millinocket for forty four
years, retiring without having used any sick time.
A listing of Maine Snowmobile Clubs in the States eastern region.
Financial Impact of Snowmobiling
in Millinocket, Maine
Based on a conservative estimate of what
the snowmobile sport in Millinocket does financially for this community, I have
the following data to report. This study is based on the following numbers.
Enjoy your trip to the Katahdin Region? Tell us
about it by signing our guest book.
A good review of important hand signals when you are on the
Harold M. Boyer
Longtime club member remembered for
contributions to Northern Timber Cruisers Snowmobile Club.
Some great links to snowmobile resources can be found here.
Maine Snowmobile Registration
This page is your source for registering your snowmobile in the
state of Maine.
Whether you are a resident of Maine or from
another state or country, seriously consider joining a snowmobile club.
The Millinocket Trail System, although easily reached from
I-95, offers miles of wilderness riding, often right from the parking lot or
motel. I.T.S. 81, 83, 85, and 86 cross through the area. Combine that with
local trails and the Baxter State Park perimeter road and your talking of mile
and miles of great riding.
Check out some of these old and new Northern Timber Cruisers Photo Albums!
Robinson Memorial Trail
The Rose Robinson Memorial Trail was dedicated in February of 1996 with
ceremonies being conducted at the Northern Timber Cruisers Club House.
If you like to hike in the Millinocket area, you'll love snowshoeing in the Bait
Hole Trail System.
All of the mileage specifications below are
approximate and may vary according to machine make and routes taken.
Here at the snowmobile trail report page you will
find updated trail conditions for the Millinocket and and also some of the
surrounding area trail reports.
Last year 5 people died senselessly in snowmobile
accidents and another 250+ were injured. All of them could have been avoided if
the operators had just followed some basic safety rules.
This page is a good resource to check before venturing out on
that cold blustery trip.
Resources on the internet for owners of YAMAHA
Introducing the all-new
RX-1. The first snowmobile designed specifically
around a race-bred,
high-performance four-stroke engine with more than
145 hp, the Genesis Extreme.
The Northern Timber Cruisers Antique Snowmobile
Museum is located adjacent to the clubhouse and currently contains 36 antique
snowmobiles. It is probably one of the largest collections of "old iron" in
- Last week, with the pouring of a foundation, a long time dream of Steve
Campbell and the Northern Timber Cruisers Snowmobile Club of Millinocket began
emerging as a reality.
Feb. 2001 Antique Show
This collection of
antique snowmobile photos is from the Northern Timber
Cruisers February 2001 show. The annual event was held
at the Timber Cruisers Clubhouse in Millinocket, Maine during school vacation
and preceded the annual antique trip.
Snowmobile Feature Articles
Quest to Conquer Winter 1913-1957
"The first snowmobile race was held
the day they made the second snowmobile." Anonymous
In 1913, Virgil D. White, a Ford automobile
dealer in West Ossipee, New Hampshire, invented a caterpillar-type tracked
unit which could be mounted to the rear axle of a Ford car, along with a set
of skis for the front end, complete with independent suspension arms.
Very First Race 1958-1960
They unloaded their machines once again on Grace
Lake to show how well they would work compared to the sled dog teams. Driving
around the lake, the natural urge to test one machine against another got the
best of the snowmobilers.
Brandy Bottle Classic 1960-1961
At the starting line were Lionel Bellile, Ron
Strum, Fred Gates, Mike Taylor and Herman Lassig. Lassig had a fast new
nine-horsepower model—the most powerful Bombardier Ski-Doo available. One of
the estimated 1,000 curiosity-seekers who had gathered to watch stepped
forward, waved his arm and the five Ski-Doos roared off on a round-trip race
around an island a half-mile away.
Start of Something Different 1961-1962
The all-new line of snowmobiles for model year
1962 was introduced quietly. There was no trade show, There were no snowmobile
magazines. There wasn't much room to talk about or show a new snowmobile in a
one-inch advertisement in Outdoor Life.
Snowmobile Boom Begins 1962-1963
During the late summer days prior to the winter of 1962-63, Edgar Hetteen's
patience was growing as short as the four-hour nights he slept. He was
financially strapped, working two full shifts in the plant and trying to run
an office, too.
2000 Sled Odyssey
"I say odd, because when
you stop to think about it, it has to seem pretty
strange to the modern day snowmobilers, or anyone else
for that matter, that a group of men would climb on 36
year old iron and expect it to get them into the North
Maine Woods and back."
Allagash 85 by Steve Campbell
“I guess there is something to be said for the
engineering and workmanship of these earlier
machines. As crude as they were in the formative
years, they worked due to the perseverance and
forethought of the pioneers that were building them
and using them.
These pioneers are the people who I would like to
dedicate this trip and this story to - the
individuals that made the sport of snowmobiling what
it is today. The reason I organized this trip was to
recognize these people, the history of snowmobiling,
and especially to my father, E.B. Campbell.”
Grandfather of Snowmobiling.
A Little History of Snowmobiling
The history of the
modern day recreational snowmobile is fairly recent,
however, over the snow travel goes back many years.
The Bombardier R-12 (12 for 12 passenger) was
discovered in a field in the town of Milford just
outside of Old Town in rhetoric condition.
Antique Run of '88
The Antique Run of '88 was complete, but will live in
our memories forever.
by C.J. Ramstead
The E.B. Campbell Memorial Snowmobile Run. One of
snowmobilings truly great pioneers was the late E.B.
Campbell of Millinocket.
Reliving The Trail-Blazing days In Maine's Allagash
Wilderness - Reprinted from Snow Goer Magazine of
Party Time in Roseau
Polaris Industries celebrated its 45-years of
existence by throwing a birthday party bash on June
18 & 19, 1999 at the original Polaris
HQ in Roseau, Minnesota.
Rose Robinson Memorial Trail
The Northern Timber Cruisers dedicates trail in
name of lady snowmobile enthusiast.
Winter Trek on Mt. Katahdin
See spectacular photos of winter scenery atop Mt.
Economic Impact of Snowmobiling in Maine
Take a gander at an interesting article as to
what snowmobiling brings to Maine. Before reading
take your best guess what snow means to the state of
Maine. And to
Northern Timber Cruisers and Pioneer Hose
donate Rescue Boggan
Organizations increase emergency services
protection for area snowmobilers.
The Tucker SnoCat Purchase
How it all began in the Katahdin Area.
ANTIQUE SNOWMOBILE MUSEUM DREAM INCHES
CLOSER TO REALITY IN MILLINOCKET
the Katahdin Times
Sportsman Packs Fishing Gear for the Allagash
Reprinted from the Portland Press Herald February
Tucker SnoCat Purchase
It was in June of 1988 when the Northern Timber Cruisers Snowmobile Club
came to grips with reality that the club would have to discontinue trail
grooming and maintenance of 138 miles of snowmobile trails due to a lack of
feasible equipment and a lack of financial funding.
It was a
celebration, a birthday party, and a grand reunion
all rolled into one weekend at Millinocket, Maine
last February called the Earlan B. Campbell
Memorial Ride and Pioneers Reunion, a hearty group paused to recall the early
days of snowmobiling when the sport was young and trails were, well, not