Mainers like to joke that we have five seasons: spring, summer, fall, winter, and mud season. The mud eventually dries as summer approaches but if you want more of it, it’s not hard to find on the thousands of miles of off-road and ATV trails across the state of Maine. Off-roading, especially with utility and all-terrain vehicles is a popular pastime in Maine year-round.
New England Off-Road Outfitters is a full-service 4x4 off-roading specialty store in Westbrook. As the only one in the state, New England Off-Road Outfitters sells, services, and installs everything out there that is 4x4 or off-roading related. They carry everything from lift kits to tires and rims to mud flaps.
The Moosehead Lakes region of Maine is one of the most beautiful of the state. Nestled amongst the vast pine forests of central Maine, Moosehead Lake is Maine’s largest. The area is also excellent for wildlife spotting and off-roading. At Northwoods Outfitters in Greenville you can rent a 2014 Polaris RZR 570 and hit the trails for a day of moose spotting and mudding. You can also choose a guided tour who can show you the best scenic views, hidden deep woods trails, and miles upon miles of logging trails.
With over four million items in inventory, Central Maine Powersports is Maine’s largest powersports superstore with new and pre-owned off-roading vehicles. Central Maine Powersports sells ATVs and UTVs from Honda, Polaris, and Yamaha. They also carry all the parts, accessories, and apparel you could ever need.
Opened in 1985 by Jim and Marie Bowden, Maine-Ly Action Sports sells UTVs, ATVs, motorbikes, and more. They also have a full-service shop with all the parts to make any repairs you might need. Their retail store is filled with all the accessories and apparel that will make your off-roading experience more comfortable and perhaps a little more fashionable.
Northeast Snowmobile & ATV in Fryeburg (and Gorham, New Hampshire) offers both snowmobile and ATV and UTV rentals in the White Mountains. From their shop’s location, you can connect to 1,000 miles of connected trails throughout Maine and New Hampshire. Choose from self-guided or guided rentals. Each rental includes free maps and helmets.
Opened since 1982 in Wells, Archie’s Off Road & Performance Center is a retail store and a three-bay garage. Their ASE-certified professional servicemen can service and repair trucks, cars, and much more. They sell everything for off road, on road, and for the races. You’ll find tires, speed equipment, lift kits, and more at Archie’s.