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Trail Conditions Update
The Down East Sunrise Trail is snowmobile trail ITS 82
3/31/2014 The Down East SunriseTrail is now closed for mud season until May 15
3/24/2014 Much of the trail has icy conditions and many areas of exposed trail surface. Trail will soon be closed for mud season.
2/25/2014 Icy trail conditions, surface is exposed at Schoodic bog, from Hancock to Jonesboro has not been groomed since last week (groomer broken down for one thing and icy trail conditions from the weekend warm up) East Machias groomed there section from Machias to McGeorges crossing at mile 71 the night before last, trail surface is exposed in locations between Machias and East Machias , Mile 71 to Pembroke is in good shape
2/20/2014 received 5 inches of new snow the night before last and 3 inches of snow last night. trail was groomed from Cherryfield to Hancock and is being groomed from cherryfield to Jonesboro tonight. Trail was groomed from jonesboro to machias on tuesday. The trail from Machias to Pembroke was also groomed Tuesday night.
2/18/2014 We received 11-16 inches of new light fluffy snow on the trail Saturday night into Sunday, the entire 85 miles has been groomed. There is another 3-6 inches of snow predicted for tonight. ITS 81 from sunrise trail to Deblois is being groomed today. ITS 81 from Deblois to Beddington was groomed yesterday.
2/5/2014 10:00 pm we have received 6-7 inches of new snow, please remember there is ice under some of this snow on the trail
1/29/2014 Trail conditions same as last post, entire trail has much ice and exposed soils with no snow in sight in forecast
1/16/14 The Down East Sunrise Trail from the parking lot in Washington Junction to Machias has no snow. It is about 60% ice and 40% exposed gravel with very long stretches of completly exposed surface between Franklin and Steuben
UPdate 1/9/14 received a lot of rain on monday leaving the trail in icy conditions. trail debris clearing has been completed on Sunrise trail with work continuing on local club trails. ITS 81 has also been cleared of storm debris but is also icy conditions.
Update:1/3/14 Trail was cleared from ice storm debris from Washington Junction Mile 2 to Jonesboro Station Rd Mile 47. was groomed from WJ to Cherryfield on Sunday night. from Cherryfield to Jonesboro station Rd yesterday 1/3. The trail has been cleared from Jonesboro station rd to Whitneyville RT 1A (mile 54 1/2) clearing still underway from Whitneyville to Machias but is passable. crews are also busy clearing ice storm damage trees east of east machias thru to ayers Junction in pembroke. 3-4 inches of new snow today.
Requesting Special Events on the Down East Sunrise Trail
If your organization would like to sponsor an event, such as a trail ride or fund raiser using the trail. Please download and complete the documents below. These should be returned to:
Please Return Completed Form to:
Charlie Corliss, Sunrise Trail Manager
Maine Department of Conservation
140 Main Street / PO Box 27
Cherryfield, ME 04622
|MS Word Format||Adobe PDF Format|
|Special Activities Permit||Special Activities Permit|
|Activites Permit Information||Activites Permit Information|
|October, 2013||Adobe Letter Size (404K)|
|May, 2012||Adobe Letter Size (351K)||Adobe Tabloid (374K)|
|March, 2011||MS Word (1.36 MB)||Adobe High Res (489K)|
|March, 2010||Adobe High Res (2MB)||Adobel Low Res (219K)|
|April, 2009||MSWord Tabloid||Adobe Tabloid|
|July, 2008||MS Word||AdobePDF|
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Tony Barrett Presents East Coast Greenway Award to Sally Jacobs' daughters Stephanie Jacobs Lull and Jennie Leech.
Sally Jacobs meeting with Governor John Baldacci.
Stephanie and Jennie show the East Coast Greenway Award that will hang in Charlie Corliss Office in Cherryfield.
Celebrating the life of Sally Jacobs, founding member of the Sunrise Trail Coalition and inspiration to us all.
|Bill Green's Maine - Snowmobiling on the Down East Sunrise Trail (January 19, 2013)|
|February 28, 2007||Mapping Initiative Launched|
|May 25, 2007||Celebrate National Tails Day in Machias on June 2nd|
|March 10, 2008||Trail Conference Planned for Machias - April 2, 2008|
|June 19, 2008|
|January 28, 2009||Trail Dedication Set for Ayers Junction, Saturday 1/31/09 9:00 AM|
|March 1, 2009||Maine Department of Conservation Launches Sunrise Trail Web Page|
|August 24, 2005||Bangor Daily News||Multiuse trail may get federal funds|
|March 29, 2007||Bangor Daily News||Man explores tourism possibilities with Sunrise Trail effort|
|June 26, 2008||Ellsworth American|
|May 2, 2010||Good News-Paper||Ride Until the Sun Sets on the Sunrise Trail|
|August 15, 2010||Portland Press Herald||New Way to Explore Downeast|
|November, 2010||Maine Townsman||Rails to Trails: A Healthy Trend|
|January 24, 2011||Bangor Daily News||Snow Boosts Trailside Business|
|February 24, 2011||Working Waterfront||Rails to Trails: An economic engine|
|June 2, 2011||Bangor Daily news||Enthusiastic cyclists tackle 85-mile Sunrise Trail for Downeast Health Services|
|August 22, 2013||Ellsworth American||Rail Trail Work to Resume|
|February 25, 2014||Bangor Daily News||Fat Bikes - Pure Winter Fun|
|August 23, 2005||Trail Kickoff|