Newport to Dover-Foxcroft

65 mile round trip – 4 hours.

Newport Four Seasons Adventure Trail parking lot: Take Interstate 95 Exit 157 in Newport and drive north on Route 7-Route 11 (also known as Moosehead Trail) for 1.2 miles and the large parking lot for the trail will be on your left, across the road from Varney Ford, which has the address of 237 Moosehead Trail. 

From the parking lot, Four Seasons Adventure Trail — heading north — starts across the road. Other snowmobile trails — heading south — are on the same side of the road as the parking lot.

Starting at Newport and heading north, the 29-mile Four Seasons Adventure Trail connects the communities of Newport, Corinna, Dexter, Sangerville and Dover-Foxcroft. A gravel, multiuse trail, the Four Seasons Adventure Trail is also open to cross-country skiers, dog sleds and snowshoers, and in the summer, the trail is used by ATV riders, runners, bicyclists, hikers and horseback riders.

“The state bought that old railbed a number of years ago, and for snowmobilers, it’s great day trip,” Bob Meyers, executive director of the Maine Snowmobile Association, said. “It’s a leisurely ride from Newport up to Dover-Foxcroft to have lunch at the Bear’s Den [Restaurant & Tavern], and then back, maybe checking out a few side trails along the way. And it’s a comfortable ride from Newport up to Greenville to have lunch in Greenville and ride back.” The Ride to Greenville is about 30 miles, one way. Which would bring the total for the ride to about 120 miles.

The Bear’s Den is our go to stop on this ride.