Policy Statement

Multi-use Rail Trails Managed by the Department of Conservation
Off-road Vehicle Division

It is the intent of the Department of Conservation, Off-road Vehicle Division to clarify our policy regarding permitted use of the Multi-use Rail Trails as well as the timing of the various types of use over the course of the year.  Multi-use Rail Trails are open to both non-motorized and motorized use and must adhere to the following:  

Organizations or business’ that would like to conduct a special event or activity are required to obtain a Special Use or Conditional Use Permit from the Department of Conservation, Off-road Vehicle Division at least 4 weeks prior to the start of the event.

For local information contact:

Charlie Corliss, Sunrise Trail Manager
Bureau of Parks and Lands
Maine Department of Conservation
140 Main Street / PO Box 27
Cherryfield, ME 04622
(207) 546-2730
charlie.corliss@maine.gov 

For inquiries regarding Multi-use Rail Trail Policy and/or Permitting 

Lana LaPlant-Ellis, Senior Planner
Off Road Vehicle Office
Bureau of Parks and Lands
22 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
(207) 287-5574
lana.laplant-ellis@maine.gov

You may also view the Department of Conservation, Off-road Vehicle website at www.maine.gov/doc/parks