Airline Lodge and Snackbar, Beddington, ME
Homepage Restaurant Motel RV Hookups Snowmobiling ATV Riding Recreation Groceries Contact Us
State Trail Maps are now available at the Snackbar!


POSITION OPEN with ATV Maine  See Details


UPDATE AUGUST 22, 2017

The season keeps rolling along. Trails have been very busy, sometimes pretty dusty too!

Our annual benefit ride went well again this year with even more riders than last time. The menu was similar, and every drop of the pulled pork disappeared, you would have thought someone went through and scraped the bottom of the pot with a big spoon. The Airline ATV Riders and the Swamp Donkeys raised $2,700.00, an astounding amount for our little one day event. We need to acknowledge and thank Rose and Robert Prior, who once again donated very generously to the effort. It was great to see Keely and Aaron again, and we were pleased to be able to aid in their tuition efforts.

The co-op of Cindy Weymouth and I from the clubs are also holding an extended raffle that will benefit next yearís camperships. The raffle is for a $400.00 Visa gift card. Tickets are $1.00 each, the effort will end October 12, 2017. Tickets are available from Cindy Weymouth of Airline or Sharon Poors of Swamp Donkeys. My number is 667-2052 (I can send them to you) address is 23 Poors Way, Ellsworth, Me. 04605. Please note---these tickets will NOT be available at the Airline Diner, these are through the club only. The diner has been overwhelmingly helpful, but they are just so busy right now that we donít want to add to their work(they also have one of their own going).

Trails still need brushing out in places, so remember to bring tools the next time you ride and give those old shrubs a good whack.

The Snackbar is holding a raffle at the diner to benefit trailwork for both their snowmobile and atv clubs with trail maintaining. They have a Windham AR 15 Rifle, 5.56/.223cal., approx. value $1,000.00 (inc. tax). Tickets are $10. Each, only 300 will be sold.

Memberships are up to 91 primary households with 12 associate members. Welcome to all new members and renewals !

Please ride safely, and PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, stay on marked trails and out of the waterways and blueberry fields. On our benefit ride, we had a former area rep. of ATV Maine ride off on the blueberry fields on the ride, shame on you, you know better and need to set a better example. NO ONE is exempt from the trail restrictions in place. If they are not followed, we WILL lose trails, thatís not a maybe, itís already been done in places and can and will continu. Itís up to you !!

The club has new t-shirts and hoodies for sale, available for club members at the meeting or at the diner, see Maryann.


Our club meetings are held every second Saturday of the month at the Airline Diner on Rte 9 , 3752 Airline Rd. Beddington. They begin at 6:30 pm. For more information visit www.airlinesnackbaratvers.com or call 546-1179. Feel free to stop by and see what we are all about (You can download a membership application HERE).



As always, there is plenty of parking behind Snackbar. Please be considerate and do not block campsites with trucks or trailers. See you on the trails. Ride safely.

Airline Snackbar ATVers - THE SWAMP DONKEYS

With membership you will receive the latest ATV trail map for the area, compiled by several clubs. The map comes with your paid membership to the club, extra will be available at the diner for $4.95 each.


MysteryMystery!
Several club members rode from Molasses Pond to the Diner by a round-a-bout way on the 15th and had a great day. The weather was perfect, our trails were well marked. We did manage to find some very rough patches, but survived just fine. A lot of wild life was out and about, we observed a bald eagle, a hawk, 3 partridges (each in a different location), a mama deer, a baby moose and 2 turtles! We took a picture of the most mysterious sight on our voyage. can you tell what it is?
Click Photos to view larger versions.

SEPTEMBER 12, 2016
THE BRIDGE IS NOW OPEN !!

ATV Entering BridgeThis update is about the removal, replacement and rebuilding of what is an Airline Riders Snowmobile bridge on our club trail in Deblois, which also serves as a bridge for atvs on the trail numbered #515 (Acadia club). Our Airline Snackbar Snowmobile and Airline Snackbar ATV clubs worked together on the project as it needed to be widened and repaired.

Work has been going on all summer long, starting with improving the trail approaching the bridge on both sides to accommodate the trucks and equipment used to bring in the 80 foot steel beams, lumber, welders, etc. The bridge crew was there almost every weekend for a couple of months. It was a huge project. We figure the cost of the bridge in materials and hauling fees alone is in the $10,000 range, and that does not include the labor as it was all done by volunteers from the Airline Snackbar Snowmobile Club and the Airline Snackbar ATV Club.

ATV on New BridgeWe thank Ken Jordan and family for their help moving the steel, and Peter Poors, Mike and Marlene Sullivan, Steve Catlin, Frank Janusz, Dave and Kenny for approximately 200 hours of work. I must also mention that the day before the bridge was completed, six riders from the Newport area happened along and jumped right in to help haul lumber before they turned around and headed back! If I have forgotten anyone, let me know and Iíll fix the write-up.

The gates are up and will have a 64 inch wide opening. This should lead to greater access for side-by-side riders while still barring trucks and prohibited vehicles from using the bridge and possibly damaging it.

If you have any comments or questions please contact us at 638-2301(the Diner) or Sharon at 667-2052. Thank you for your patience while construction was underway. Have fun and ride safely.
 

What You Don't Want to Do with Your ATV!
Al and Linda Halloran were kind enough to share these pictures with us illustrating what you don't want
to happen with your ATV. Thanks to Danny Farnsworth's help they got unstuck!

 
Airline Swamp

Donkeys

 

Copyright © eMaineHosting LLC
All Rights Reserved